ARMORED SAINT TO RELEASE NEW ALBUM, “WIN HANDS DOWN,” ON JUNE 2ND, ANNOUNCE MAY TOUR DATES WITH SAXON
The iconic Armored Saint has returned with one of their heaviest records of their illustrious career. The crushing, epic new full-length release, Win Hands Down, shows the band have only grown stronger and tighter with age, making for a dynamic and enthralling metal masterpiece. Look for the new album out June 2nd and more details (album art, track-listing, new music video, etc) will be announced over the coming weeks.
Armored Saint are also proud to be joining the legendary Saxon for a few select, high profile shows across the country from May 12th through May 30th. Head over to facebook.com/thearmoredsaint for all tour dates and additional information.
John Bush (vocals) states, “When we began talking about a new record I told Joey Vera (bass) to pretend we were a really huge band and that we could do anything we wanted. At least that was the mindset we should have, from the writing to the production. What came out was Win Hands Down, which is our first record in five years. There’s everything from classic Armored Saint rocker songs to epic songs and we all dug deep deliver something special. If we weren’t going to, then we shouldn’t have bothered. I’m glad we did. In May we are doing some shows in the States with Saxon. It’s a great way to get the ball rolling.”
Vera further comments, “We’re very excited about our new record coming out in June! We’ve been writing over the past year and half and we feel like we’ve written some amazing music. We can’t wait to share it! To get our whistle’s wet, we’re super excited about doing some warm up gigs before the record release with the legendary Saxon this May. We’re doing a total of six shows between the East Coast, Texas, West Coast and we couldn’t think of a better way to start off the summer. See you all soon.”
Armored Saint Tour with Saxon
5/12 New York, NY BB Kings
5/13 Worcester, MA The Palladium
5/23 San Antonio, TX 210 Kapone’s Live
5/24 Dallas, TX Gas Monkey Live
5/29 San Jose, CA Rockbar
5/30 Los Angeles, CA House of Blues
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MARCH OF THE SAINT, DELIRIOUS NOMAD and RASING FEAR were three of my favorite 80’s metal albums, especially the last two. SYMBOL OF SALVATION was great to. I’m glad they’re back making music. John belongs with Armored Saint. I never fully got into Anthrax with him on vocals. They made great music, especially SOUND OF WHITE NOISE, but it didn’t sound like Anthrax musically to me, not like they sounded with Joey. Maybe I was just too used to that version. What do I know anyway?: they scored a Billboard top 10 platinum album with John on vocals. I’ve always thought SOUND OF WHITE NOISE could use a remastering or even a remixing. The songs were there, the sound just wasn’t. It sounds muddy.
Now this was a true LA heavy metal band from the 80’s. I have yet to hear a bad release by these guys. Looking forward to the new disc.
Great news, great metal band. I wore out a couple copies of March of the Saint back in the cassette days.
Probably one of my favorite metal albums of the 80’s.
Armored Saint are, in my opinion, one of the most underrated metal bands around. It’s unfortunate they didn’t become as successful as other LA metal bands from the 80’s. I saw these guys open for Metallica on the Ride the Lightning tour, and Armored Saint blew Metallica away. Armored Saint has consistently released great albums, not a dud in the lot. YES, YOU’RE MADE OF ARMOR, AND SAINTS WILL CONQUER!!!! AND ON JUNE 2ND, THE MARCH OF THE SAINT CONTINUES!!!