Armored Saint, leaders and stalwarts of the American heavy metal scene since the early 1980s, are back with a brilliant rendition of One Chain (Don’t Make No Prison). The classic track was originally written by Dennis Lambert and Brian Potter and was first released by People in 1970. Additional covers include The Four Tops (1974), Sanatana (1978), and The Doobie Brothers (1989).

Comments vocalist John Bush, “[Bassist] Joey [Vera] came up with the idea of doing the song. We’ve always been huge fans of old school soul and R&B music so it was a no brainer. It’s got a great groove, perfect for our rhythm section, and Jeff [Duncan]’s and Phil [Sandoval]’s guitars are screaming. Plus, the cool lyrics make it ideal for the ‘SAINT style. Levi Stubbs [The Four Tops] was such a rad singer; I just tried to do him justice. I think this would make him a metal fan!”

Watch Armored Saint‘s video for One Chain (Don’t Make No Prison) by My Good Eye: Music Visuals, below.

Armored Saint recently wrapped up a wildly successful North American tour with Queensrÿche and are currently working on music for their upcoming new full-length. Next month, the band will return to European stages for a sixteen-date run of shows, which will include appearances at Headbangers Open Air, Wacken Festival, Fezen Festival, Brutal Assault Festival, and more. See all confirmed dates below.

Armored Saint live:


27 Headbangers Open Air – Brande-Hörnerkirchen, DE

28 Rampa Kultura – Goleniów, PL

30 Hole 44 – Berlin, DE


1 Wacken Festival – Wacken, DE

3 Fezen Festival – Szekesfehervar, HU

4 Rockstadt Extreme Fest – Transylvania, RO

6 Randall Club – Bratislava, SK

7 Brutal Assault Festival – Josefov, CZ

9 Melkweg OZ – Amsterdam, NL w/ The Bites

10 Turock – Essen, DE w/ The Bites

11 Alcatraz Festival – Kortrijk, BE

13 Rescue Rooms – Nottingham, UK w/ The Bites

14 Rebellion – Manchester, UK w/ The Bites

16 KK’s Steelmill – Wolverhampton, UK w/ The Bites

17 The Dome – London, UK w/ The Bites

18 Craufurd Arms – Milton Keynes, UK w/ The Bites

Armored Saint‘s most recent studio offering, Punching The Sky, was released in 2020. The critically lauded full-length hit worldwide record music charts including #4 on Billboard’s Current Hard Music Albums chart, #6 on the Top New Artists chart, #16 on the Top Independent Albums chart, and #17 on the Current Rock Albums chart upon its first week of release. A diverse, attitude-drenched collection, the record offers everything the band’s faithful have come to expect from them while pushing their signature sound forward. Preview and purchase Punching The Sky at:

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