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ARMORED SAINT – Announces North American Tour; Band To Perform ‘Symbol Of Salvation’ In Its Entirety

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, music news, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , , , on March 1, 2018 by Metal Odyssey

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This summer, ARMORED SAINT will embark on a North American tour commemorating their classic Symbol Of Salvation full-length. On this special thirteen-date run, the band will perform the record in its entirety, with select shows to be recorded for a live DVD. Support will be provided by label mates Act Of Defiance. See all confirmed dates below.

Frontman John Bush comments:Symbol Of Salvation! Arguably ARMORED SAINT‘s most important record. These songs came out of us being dropped from Chrysalis Records and finding out about guitarist Dave Prichard developing Leukemia. The songs took on a much more emotional meaning than any other previous record. We wrote songs of desperation like ‘Another Day’ and ‘Last Train Home,’ experimental tunes like ‘Tainted Past’ and ‘The Truth Always Hurts,’ and classic SAINT rockers like ‘Reign Of Fire,’ ‘Dropping Like Flies,’ and the title track. After Dave passed, the band regrouped with Phil and Jeff returning as the guitar tandem. It was a family again. Dave Jerden produced the record and this marked the beginning of Joey becoming the producer of the band. It’s going to be a memorable tour. Songs like ‘Burning Question’ and ‘Spineless’ we’ve never played live before. Come share it with us. Let’s make Dave proud.”

ARMORED SAINT w/ Act Of Defiance:

7/10/2018 The Chance – Poughkeepsie, NY

7/11/2018 Sellersville Theater – Sellersville, PA

7/13/2018 The Gramercy Theatre – New York, NY

7/14/2018 Brighton Music Hall – Boston, MA

7/15/2018 Petite Campus – Montreal, QC

7/17/2018 Mod Club – Toronto, ON

7/18/2018 The Cambridge @ House Of Blues – Cleveland, OH

7/20/2018 Shelter – Detroit, MI

7/21/2018 Reggie’s – Chicago, IL

7/22/2018 Shank Hall – Milwaukee, WI

8/16/2018 Count’s Vamp’d – Las Vegas, NV

8/17/2018 Parish @ House Of Blues – Anaheim, CA

8/18/2018 The Regent – Los Angeles, CA

To further celebrate the legacy of this album, Metal Blade Records will reissue Symbol Of Salvation on CD and LP on May 18th. The LP will feature a vinyl remastering from Patrick W. Engel as part of the “Metal Blade Originals” series. Special treatment and 400-gram heavy cardboard spine sleeves (inside out print), 60x60cm two-sided artwork posters and 250-gram inserts guaranteed! The CD will include four bonus tracks. Preorder your copies now via Indie Merch, EMP, or eBay!

After being dropped by Chrysalis Records in 1988, ARMORED SAINT began writing for a new record and searched for a new label. During 1989, founding guitarist/songwriter Dave Prichard was diagnosed with Leukemia. In January 1990, Prichard was hospitalized for a bone marrow transplant but succumbed to the treatment, passing away on February 28th, 1990. By this time, the band was writing as a four-piece, with Dave being the sole guitarist; they had written twenty-five songs and demoed all of them.

Metal Blade Records CEO/founder Brian Slagel approached ARMORED SAINT and offered a recording deal in late spring of 1990. They regrouped with original guitarist Phil Sandoval and Jeff Duncan, who was hired as a touring guitarist during a 1989 tour with King Diamond. The recording of this new album – which would become Symbol Of Salvation – began in the winter of 1990 with producer Dave Jerdan (Alice In Chains, Janes Addiction, Red Hot Chili Peppers), and it was engineered by Brain Carlstrom (Alice In Chains, The Offspring, Rob Zombie). During recording, the band used a guitar solo from a demo track played by Dave, and included it on the song “Tainted Past.”

ARMORED SAINT toured with the likes of The Scorpions, Suicidal Tendencies, Wrathchild America, Sepultura, and more, in support of Symbol Of Salvation. Now, in 2018, the band brings back these classic tracks to the live setting, for fans to enjoy once again, in honor of Dave’s memory.

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* For more ARMORED SAINT info:

http://www.armoredsaint.com
http://www.facebook.com/thearmoredsaint
http://www.twitter.com/thearmoredsaint
http://www.instagram.com/thearmoredsaint

LONG LIVE ARMORED SAINT.

LONG LIVE ACT OF DEFIANCE.

REST IN PEACE, DAVE PRICHARD.

STONE.

ARMORED SAINT – To Kick Off US Tour With Queensrÿche Next Week; Band Launches “Aftermath (Live)” Single For Fans Via Pledgemusic + Details Of Carpe Noctum Live Album Revealed

Posted in classic rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , on November 11, 2016 by Metal Odyssey

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Next week, ARMORED SAINT will join Queensrÿche and Midnight Eternal for a US tour. Set to commence on November 15th in Seattle, Washington, the trek will run through nearly two-dozen cities, coming to a close on December 15th in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

ARMORED SAINT w/ Queensrÿche, Midnight Eternal:
11/15/2016 Showbox At The Market – Seattle, WA
11/16/2016 Ace Of Spaces – Sacramento, CA
11/17/2016 Riverside Municipal Auditorium – Riverside, CA
11/18/2016 House Of Blues – San Diego, CA
11/22/2016 Alamo City Music Hall – San Antonio, TX
11/23/2016 Scout Bar – Houston, TX
11/25/2016 Clicks – Tyler, TX
11/26/2016 Trees – Dallas, TX
11/29/2016 Mavericks At The Landing – Jacksonville, FL
11/30/2016 Culture Room – Fort Lauderdale, FL
12/01/2016 The Cuban Club – Tampa, FL
12/02/2016 The Music Farm – Charleston, SC
12/03/2016 Baltimore Soundstage – Baltimore, MD
12/04/2016 Chameleon Club – Lancaster, PA
12/06/2016 Irving Plaza – New York, NY
12/07/2016 Rex Theatre – Pittsburgh, PA
12/08/2016 Diesel Concert Lounge – Chesterfield, MI
12/09/2016 Concord Music Hall – Chicago, IL
12/11/2016 Limelight – Peoria, IL
12/13/2016 The Waiting Room – Omaha, NE
12/14/2016 Kanza Hall – Overland Park, KS
12/15/2016 The Black Sheep – Colorado Springs, CO

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ARMORED SAINT will be touring in support of their Carpe Noctum release. As previously announced, the band has teamed up with PledgeMusic to offer fans a brand new live album. Having toured with Metallica, Whitesnake, Alice Cooper, The Scorpions, and many other artists since their inception in the early ’80s, ARMORED SAINT has always been a highly regarded live act, not only in their hometown of Los Angeles, but around the globe. The only official release to capture this, however, is 1989’s live album, Saints Will Conquer, until now. Carpe Noctum was captured at the band’s 2015 Wacken Festival set, as well as their headlining show in Aschaffenburg, Germany.

For a first preview of Carpe Noctum, the live version of “Aftermath” is now available exclusively for pledgers at PledgeMusic: pledgemusic.com/armoredsaint, where the album can also be preordered in various formats and bundles, with every “pledge”/purchase receiving a digital download of the tracks, plus behind-the-scenes content, including footage from Wacken 2015, plus 2016’s Ozzfest, Queensrÿche appearances, and more.

Carpe Noctum Live Album – Track Listing:
1. Win Hands Down
2. March Of The Saint
3. Stricken By Fate
4. Last Train Home
5. Mess
6. Aftermath
7. Left Hook From Right Field
8. Reign Of Fire

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Source: Earsplit PR

For more ARMORED SAINT:

http://www.armoredsaint.com

http://www.metalblade.com/armoredsaint

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE ARMORED SAINT. 

LONG LIVE QUEENSRŸCHE.

LONG LIVE MIDNIGHT ETERNAL.

Stone.

ARMORED SAINT – Announces Performance At Ozzfest Meets Knotfest Kick-Off Party With Havok, Exmortus And Thrown Into Exile

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , on August 3, 2016 by Metal Odyssey

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Currently on tour in Europe, ARMORED SAINT will make a special appearance in the US this Fall at the Ozzfest Meets Knotfest kick-off party, which is exclusively for campers at this double-header music and lifestyle weekend.

The September 23rd pre-festival concert will give campers early access to the campsite, allowing them time to prepare for a night of performances from ARMORED SAINT, Havok, Exmortus and Thrown Into Exile. For tickets and more information, please visit: http://www.ozzfest.com and http://www.ozzfestmeetsknotfest.com. See below for all upcoming ARMORED SAINT tour dates!

ARMORED SAINT:
7/29/2016 Saarmageddon @ Messegelande – Saarbrucken, DE
7/30/2016 Nord Open Air – Essen, DE
9/23/2016 Ozzfest Meets Knotfest Kick-Off Party – San Bernardino, CA
10/8/2016 Loud Park Festival – Tokyo, JP
ARMORED SAINT w/ Queensrÿche, Midnight Eternal:
11/15/2016 Showbox At The Market – Seattle, WA
11/16/2016 Ace Of Spaces – Sacramento, CA
11/18/2016 House Of Blues – San Diego, CA
11/22/2016 Alamo City Music Hall – San Antonio, TX
11/23/2016 Scout Bar – Houston, TX
11/25/2016 Clicks – Tyler, TX
11/26/2016 Trees – Dallas, TX
11/29/2016 Mavericks at the Landing – Jacksonville, FL
11/30/2016 Culture Room – Fort Lauderdale, FL
12/01/2016 The Cuban Club – Tampa, FL
12/02/2016 The Music Farm – Charleston, SC
12/03/2016 Baltimore Soundstage – Baltimore, MD
12/04/2016 Chameleon Club – Lancaster, PA
12/06/2016 Irving Plaza – New York, NY
12/07/2016 Rex Theatre – Pittsburgh, PA
12/08/2016 Diesel Concert Lounge – Chesterfield, MI
12/09/2016 Concord Music Hall – Chicago, IL
12/11/2016 Limelight – Peoria, IL
12/13/2016 The Waiting Room – Omaha, NE
12/14/2016 Kanza Hall – Overland Park, KS
12/15/2016 The Black Sheep – Colorado Springs, CO

ARMORED SAINT brings together five masters of Metal – frontman John Bush, bassist Joey Vera, guitarist Phil Sandoval, drummer Gonzo Sandoval, and guitarist Jeff Duncan – that combine to forge one of the genre’s most criminally unsung forces. Their latest full-length, Win Hands Down, debuted at #71 on the Billboard Top 200 Current Albums Chart during its first week of release, and also earned an impressive #33 on the German Top 100 albums charts. To purchase and preview Win Hands Down, visit: metalblade.com/armoredsaint.

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Source: Earsplit PR

For more info on ARMORED SAINT:

http://www.armoredsaint.com

http://www.facebook.com/thearmoredsaint

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE ARMORED SAINT.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

ARMORED SAINT Enlists BEHOLD! THE MONOLITH Guitarist MATT PRICE for German Festival Dates

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , , on July 25, 2016 by Metal Odyssey

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Guitarist Matt Price of Los Angeles Stoner/Doom Metal band BEHOLD! THE MONOLITH has been tapped by ARMORED SAINT to fill in for guitarist Phil Sandoval on three German Festival dates this week. ARMORED SAINT released the following statement on its Facebook page about the temporary replacement:

“We’re sorry to report that our own Phil Sandoval will not be joining us on our European tour next week. He has chosen to stay home and be with his girlfriend while they expect their first child together which is due during this time. We have enlisted the help of guitarist Matt Price from Behold! The Monolith to step up and fill in for Phil for these 3 festivals in Germany. Phil will miss seeing all of you this time but he promises to ‘Deliver’ once he returns for the dates we have booked in the fall. Please help us wish Phil and his girlfriend a positive and safe delivery. Thank you!”

7/28 Headbangers Open Air Brande-Hörnerkirchen DE
7/29 Saarmagedon Festival Saarbrucken DE
7/30 Noord Open Air Essen DE

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BEHOLD! THE MONOLITH released its third full-length album, Architects of the Void on September 30, 2015. Stream the album in its entirety here. Purchase Architects of the Void on CD and vinyl at http://beholdthemonolith.storenvy.com/.

Architects of the Void follows critically acclaimed  2012 release Defender, Redeemist and marks the debut of vocalist Jordan Nalley who took the reigns following the tragic 2013 death of Kevin McDade in a car accident. The album is the first for new bassist Jason “Cas” Casanova (SASQUATCH). The album artwork was created by Dusty Peterson (Bloodbath, Six Feet Under, Oceano).

Praise for Architects of the Void:

“Healthy doses of doomy riffage, pummeling heaviness, and expansive/exploratory parts that just might take you on a journey to another planet.” – MetalSucks

“With elements of all good things that are heavy, the new release by Behold! The Monolith is a musical battle hammer shattering the skulls of the weak and feeble. ” – The Ripple Effect

“The Monolith deals in stoner/sludge stuff somewhat akin to High on Fire and/or Lord Dying, with song titles and artwork that would give The Sword’s J.D. Cronise a hard-on.” – Hellbound.ca

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Source: ClawHammer PR

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www.beholdthemonolith.com

www.facebook.com/beholdthemonolith

beholdthemonolith.bandcamp.com

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE ARMORED SAINT.

LONG LIVE BEHOLD! THE MONOLITH.

Stone.

QUEENSRŸCHE To Embark On CONDITION HÜMAN 2016 FALL TOUR – With Special Guests ARMORED SAINT And MIDNIGHT ETERNAL

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, news, rock music with tags , , , , , on June 25, 2016 by Metal Odyssey

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From Century Media Records:

“We are pleased to announce that we will be hitting the road this November with the one and only Armored Saint and Midnight Eternal. We’re looking forward to seeing all of you for this great billing of musical diversity and high energy performances! Come join the Ryche this November – December!” – Todd La Torre

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QueensrÿcheUS Fall Tour w/Armored Saint & Midnight Eternal

Tuesday, November 15th – Seattle, WA @ The Showbox
Wednesday, November 16th – Sacramento, CA @ Ace of Spades
Friday, November 18th – San Diego, CA @ House of Blues
Tuesday, November 22nd – San Antonio, TX @ Alamo City Music Hall
Wednesday, November 23rd – Houston, TX @ Scout Bar
Friday, November 25th – Tyler, TX @ Clicks
Saturday, November 26th – Dallas, TX @ Trees
Tuesday, November 29th – Jacksonville, FL @ Mavericks at The Landing
Wednesday, November 30th – Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ Culture Room
Thursday, December 1st – Tampa, FL @ The Cuban Club
Friday, December 2nd – Charleston, SC @ The Music Farm
Saturday, December 3rd – Baltimore, MD @ Baltimore Soundstage
Sunday, December 4th – Lancaster, PA @ Chameleon Club
Tuesday, December 6th – New York, NY @ Irving Plaza
Wednesday, December 7th – Pittsburgh, PA @ Rex Theatre
Thursday, December 8th – Chesterfield, MI @ Diesel Lounge
Saturday, December 10th – Sioux City, IA @ Anthem at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Sunday, December 11th – Peoria, IL @ Limelight
Tuesday, December 13th – Omaha, NE @ The Waiting Room
Wednesday, December 14th – Overland Park, KS @ Kanza Hall
Thursday, December 15th – Colorado Springs, CO @ The Black Sheep

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MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE QUEENSRŸCHE.

LONG LIVE ARMORED SAINT.

LONG LIVE MIDNIGHT ETERNAL.

Stone.

ARMORED SAINT – Announces US Tour Dates With METAL CHURCH

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, news, rock music with tags , , , , , on April 22, 2016 by Metal Odyssey

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Starting this June, the mighty ARMORED SAINT will head back out on the road, playing to fans across the world this Summer! The first run of dates kicks off in the US, with the band joining Metal Church for a special West Coast trek. ARMORED SAINT bassist Joey Vera comments: “We’re super excited to go back out for some select dates this Summer. The June dates with Metal Church are a fan-made match that is sure to be an amazing time!”

As previously reported, ARMORED SAINT will also make several European festival and club appearances this July, before concluding their world tour in Japan at Loud Park. See below for all upcoming dates.

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ARMORED SAINT w/ Metal Church:

6/03/2016 @ M15 – Corona, CA
6/04/2016 @ Whisky-A-Go-Go – Hollywood, CA
6/05/2016 @ Brick by Brick – San Diego, CA
6/06/2016 @ Brooklyn Bowl – Las Vegas, NV
6/08/2016 @ DNA Lounge – San Francisco, CA
6/10/2016 @ Studio Seven – Seattle, WA
6/11/2016 @ Hawthorne Theater – Portland, OR
7/14/2016 @ Underworld – London, UK
7/16/2016 @ Rock Fest Barcelona @ Parc de Can – Barcelona, ES
7/28/2016 @ Headbangers Open Air – Brande-Hornerkirchen, DE
7/29/2016 @ Saarmageddon @ Messegeland e- Saarbrucken, DE
7/30/2016 @ Nord Open Air – Essen, DE
10/ 8/2016 @ Loud Park Festival – Tokyo, JP

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ARMORED SAINT recently revamped their merchandise store to include a slew of new and classic designs, which can be viewed here: (USA) indiemerch.com/armoredsaint or (Europe) goo.gl/HXCROv. For more news, current tour dates, and additional information, fans can also visit the newly updated official website: armoredsaint.com.

ARMORED SAINT brings together five masters of Metal – frontman John Bush, bassist Joey Vera, guitarist Phil Sandoval, drummer Gonzo Sandoval and guitarist Jeff Duncan – all combine to forge one of the genre’s most criminally unsung forces. Their latest full-length, Win Hands Down, debuted at #71 on the Billboard Top 200 Current Albums Chart during its week of release, and also earned an impressive #33 on the German Top 100 albums charts. To purchase and preview Win Hands Down, visit: metalblade.com/armoredsaint.

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Source: Earsplit PR

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE ARMORED SAINT.

LONG LIVE METAL CHURCH.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

ARMORED SAINT “La Raza” – An Album That I Appreciate More With Every Listen

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, heavy metal albums, Metal, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on November 23, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

ARMORED SAINT – Back on March 16th, 2010, La Raza, the sixth studio album from Armored Saint was released, via Metal Blade Records. Sometimes I just don’t realize how enormous an album truly is, until I’ve listened to it over the course of a few years. It happens. When La Raza was first released, I really, really liked it. Now, I flat-out love this album to pieces! For me, this is an album that just sounds better after each listen.

I did write about my favorite song from La Raza which is: Chilled. This post goes back to April 19th, 2010. Basically, as the title to that post states: Chilled Chills And Thrills My Metal Soul. Metal be thy name it sure does. Click on the link below and you can read this post if you like!

ARMORED SAINT – “CHILLED” SONG FROM “LA RAZA” ALBUM CHILLS AND THRILLS MY METAL SOUL

Do you have a Rock, Hard Rock or Metal album that you appreciate more today, compared to when you first started listening to it? Share your Metal thoughts!

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Armored Saint:

John Bush – vocals

Joey Vera – bass

Jeff Duncan – guitar

Phil Sandoval – guitar

Gonzo Sandoval – drums

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La Raza – Track Listing:

Loose Cannon

Head On

Left Hook From Right Field

Get Off The Fence

Chilled

La Raza

Black Feet

Little Monkey

Blues

Bandit Country

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For more info on ARMORED SAINT, click on the links below!

http://www.armoredsaint.com/

facebook: Armored Saint

LONG LIVE ARMORED SAINT.

Stone.

Wanna See My “Hell On Wheels Tour 1987” Cassette? Features: Helloween, Armored Saint and Grim Reaper!

Posted in Heavy Metal, heavy metal albums, Metal, metal music, Music, Power Metal, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , on November 1, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

HELL ON WHEELS TOUR 1987 – That’s it at the top! That’s my Hell On Wheels Tour 1987 cassette! This (now historical) tour featured: Grim Reaper, Armored Saint and Helloween. Whoa! As you can see, this cassette was a free sampler!. I obtained this old school Metal cassette sometime last Winter, at a thrift store. I paid a ridiculous price of 50 cents (U.S.) for this very cool cassette too. Yes, it plays just fine!

This tour was sponsored by MTV Headbangers Ball; yet there is no print or logo stating this on the cassette. The inside of the cassette jacket is blank. Notice the crack on the cassette tape box? That’s old school man!

Back in 1987, the Hell On Wheels Tour did not pass through the state I was living in; that being the very expensive state of Connecticut. Can’t see ’em all, I guess. Still, it super sucks I never saw this tour.

Here is what the spine of this cassette looks like:

Hell On Wheels Tour 1987 – Track Listing:

Side One:

Hell On Wheels MedleyRock You To Hell / Isolation / Halloween

Grim ReaperNight Of The Vampire

Side Two:

Armored SaintRaising Fear

HelloweenFuture World

Here is what the backside of the cassette tape jacket looks like:

The 3 record label logos printed on this cassette tape jacket are: RCA, Concrete and Chrysalis.

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Here are the studio albums that the bands were respectively supporting on this tour:

Stone’s Note: All 3 albums are a MUST for all generations of Metalheads! Metal be thy name!

GRIM REAPER – Rock You To Hell – (1987) RCA

ARMORED SAINT – Raising Fear – (1987) Chrysalis

HELLOWEEN – Keeper Of The Seven Keys Part I

(1987) Noise Records

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Speaking of Power Metal pioneers HELLOWEEN… their 14th studio album, Straight Out Of Hell, will be released on January 18th, 2013! Whoa! Metal be thy name! Yes, I’m psyched-out about this! Are you?

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For more info on all 3 legendary Metal bands featured above:

facebook: Steve Grimmett’s Grim Reaper

http://www.armoredsaint.com/

http://www.helloween.org/

LONG LIVE HELLOWEEN.

LONG LIVE ARMORED SAINT.

LONG LIVE GRIM REAPER.

Stone.

ARMORED SAINT – News On Where To Catch Them LIVE!

Posted in classic rock, Heavy Metal, heavy metal news, Metal, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on September 16, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

ARMORED SAINT – NEWS

Armored Saint will be playing an all ages show at the House Of Blues in West Hollywood, California, on November 30th. As part of  the Metal Blade Records 30th Anniversary Show, Armored Saint will be joined by Gypsyhawk.

As reported on Armored Saint facebook, regarding this House Of Blues show:

Working on some cool things for the show. We’re gonna have some special friends come up and jam with us. Not to be missed.

For ticket info on this House Of Blues show, click here: http://houseofblues.com/LA

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It’s also been reported that Armored Saint will be co-headlining at ProgPower USA XIV. Bassist Joey Vera had sent this message out on September 15th, via twitter: “Armored Saint is playing next years Prog Power USA Sept 7, 2013. More info to come….”

ARMORED SAINT:

John Bush – vocals

Phil Sandoval – guitar

Jeff Duncan – guitar

Joey Vera – bass

Gonzo Sandoval – drums

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For more info on ARMORED SAINT, click on the links below!

http://www.armoredsaint.com/

http://www.myspace.com/armoredsaint1

http://www.facebook.com/DavidPrichardFan…

LONG LIVE ARMORED SAINT.

Rest In Peace, David Prichard.

Stone.

ARMORED SAINT – Returns To The East Coast For Three Shows This Fall Of 2011!

Posted in Heavy Metal, heavy metal news, metal music, metal odyssey, Music, rock music, rock music news, traditional metal with tags , , , , , , , on September 24, 2011 by Metal Odyssey

LA’s Armored Saint has been listening to east coast fans clamber for a Saint show for years, and finally they are prepared to answer the call! The band will be returning to New York for the first time in twenty years along with two other shows in Amityville, NY and Allentown, PA. Armored Saint will be playing songs from their latest album, La Raza, as well as a set full of songs from throughout their deep and storied catalog. Support on these dates comes from fellow Metal veterans Seven Witches.

Joey Vera discusses the shows further: “In July, we held a poll asking fans to choose their favorite Saint songs and we compiled a list of the top 10. At recent gigs in Los Angeles and in Germany, we would allow fans to come up and choose one of the top 10 songs for us to play, right there on the spot. We did this 3 times during our set. It was such a good time that we’re going to do this again for our tri-state shows. John Bush will stop the show at 3 different times and choose someone from the crowd to come up and pick what song we play next. So come down and be a part of choosing our set list for the night!”

(Source: Metal Blade News Update)

STONE SAYS: Metal Mark over at Heavy Metal Time Machine alerted me to this ARMORED SAINT news first… and yes, I’m very psyched. I’m looking forward to catching ARMORED SAINT live in Allentown!

LONG LIVE ARMORED SAINT.

Stone.

Armored Saint – “Revelation” brings forth Heavy Metal intensity

Posted in 1980's heavy metal bands, 1980's metal music, Album Review, classic heavy metal albums, cool album covers, essential heavy metal albums, heavy metal album covers, heavy metal album review, heavy metal albums, heavy metal guitarists, heavy metal music, Heavy Metal Reviews, heavy metal this decade, heavy metal vocalists, Metal, metal music, metal music this decade, Metal Reviews, Music, old school heavy metal, vintage heavy metal bands with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 24, 2009 by Metal Odyssey

Armored Saint "Revelation" small picArmored Saint is an Old School Heavy Metal band, a band that proved to me years ago, they were all about Metal. One listen to any album from the Armored Saint catalog and one will understand what I mean about all Metal. One album in particular, that really drives the message home as to the serious Heavy Metal Music that Armored Saint delivers is “Revelation”, (released on March 7, 2000, on Metal Blade Records). I bought this album as exactly such… on vinyl. This album is a twelve song, two record set, with three songs per side of each album. There still is a cool Metal rush I experience when holding onto an actual record, placing it on a turntable, then letting the Heavy Metal roar. Armored Saint does exactly that, they storm out of the Heavy Metal gates on “Revelation”, this album sets me on the Metal path I belong on. It is going on ten years since this album was released, yet the Heavy Metal that blasts from “Revelation”, is just as exhilarating as any new Metal music releases I have heard lately.

“Revelation” is one of those rare albums where I flat out tell my fellow Metal peers… buy it and be glad you did. You are getting more than you expect with Armored Saint, no songs are watered down, the musicianship is Metal superior and lead vocalist John Bush is one of the greats at fronting a Heavy Metal band. Armored Saint may not be Thrash Metal, nor are they Death Metal… they are bona fide Heavy Metal with an extra dosage of heavy. “Tension”, “Creepy Feelings” and “Damaged”  really showcase the vocals of John Bush, he never over reaches on any notes, he only defines how Heavy Metal is supposed to be sung. “Tension” is a song that is extremely relevant, lyrically, to what is currently taking place in corporate America. On “After Me, The Flood”, sure, John Bush lets out a scream or two, he mixes it up vocally with potent Metal fervor. “Revelation” seems to rupture at the seams with non-stop, great songs. If only every Metal album could be like this… skipping over tracks is totally unnecessary here.

“Den Of Thieves” is a heavy song that demonstrates the guitar brilliance of Phil Sandoval on lead guitar and Jeff Duncan on rhythm & lead guitar. This guitar duo erupts with melodic leads and contagious riffs that make my Metal day complete. “Control Issues” is arguably the heaviest song on this album, lyrically making quite the impact that the music itself intends. “No Me Digas” is the bonus track included on this album… it is sung in Spanish, the lyrics inside the album gatefold are in Spanish as well. I am not too fluent with my Spanish, however, I will say that this song rocks along well just the same. This song is proof to me, that Heavy Metal Music is without question, a universal language and expression – for us all to pump our fists in the air to. In the end, I have been Metal schooled again, this time by “No Me Digas” and Armored Saint.

As for the rhythm section of Joey Vera on bass and Gonzo Sandoval on drums, they play as tight and effective as any in Heavy Metal. The focal point of this band for me, is the all encompassing power of the music, without sacrificing a melodic moment here or there. I usually try not to spill over, too excessively, with Metal glee, in regards to a Heavy Metal album or band. “Revelation” is one Heavy Metal album that I want to put out to the world, to spread the Metal message that these songs need to be heard. Armored Saint deserves my admiration, every time I listen to this band and/or “Revelation”, it makes me Metal proud. Long live this Heavy Metal band they call – Armored Saint.

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