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Armored Saint

Background information
Origin Flag of United States Los Angeles, California, United States
Genre(s) Hard Rock, Heavy Metal
Years active 1979-1992
1999-Present
Label(s) Metal Blade Records (Current Label)
Chrysalis Records
Website www.armoredsaint.com
Members
John Bush
Phil Sandoval
Joey Vera
Jeff Duncan
Gonzo Sandoval
Former members
Dave Pritchard

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Contents

History

Early career

The band was formed in 1982 by singer John Bush, guitarists Dave Prichard and Phil Sandoval, bassist Joey Vera and drummer Gonzalo (or Gonzo) Sandoval (b. 12 October 1963) (Phil's brother). They came up with the name after getting stoned and going to the movie Arthur. I dont know how to cite sources. Armored Saint released a three-song EP on Metal Blade Records in 1983 before signing with Chrysalis Records. 1982 (MCMLXXXII) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article or section is not written in the formal tone expected of an encyclopedia article. ... Joey Vera is a American heavy metal bassist who is currently the bass player for progressive metal band Fates Warning. ... October 12 is the 285th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (286th in leap years). ... 1963 (MCMLXIII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (the link is to a full 1963 calendar). ... Metal Blade Records is an independent record label which was founded in 1981 by Brian Slagel. ... 1983 (MCMLXXXIII) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Chrysalis logo (1987-2005) Chrysalis Records is a record label that was created in 1969. ...


Armored Saint released three albums with Chrysalis, 1984's full length debut March of the Saint, 1985's Delirious Nomad and 1987's Raising Fear. Phil Sandoval played on Delirious Nomad, but then left the band, and Raising Fear was recorded by the remaining four members of the band. Armored Saint never achieved much success with Chrysalis and in 1989 returned to the Metal Blade stable. 1984 (MCMLXXXIV) was a leap year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1985 (MCMLXXXV) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1987 (MCMLXXXVII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1989 (MCMLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Soon after the release of Armored Saint's first live album Saints Will Conquer in 1989, the band decided to replace Phil Sandoval, recruiting Jeff Duncan as second guitarist. The band had begun writing and recording rough four-track demos for their next album when guitarist Dave Prichard was diagnosed with leukemia. Before Armored Saint could return to the studio to record their new material, Dave Prichard died. After a brief hiatus, Phil Sandoval returned to the band to replace Pritchard, and Armored Saint returned to the recording studio. The following year Symbol of Salvation was released to widespread critical and commercial success. It was dedicated to the spirit and memory of Dave Prichard, whose solo performance on the four-track demo recording of the song 'Tainted Past' was used on the studio recording. During the early days of both bands, John Bush was invited to audition for Metallica, who also courted Joey Vera after the death of their bassist Cliff Burton. Following the successful Symbol of Salvation tour, John Bush was offered the lead singer position in the thrash metal band Anthrax. Unsure of Armored Saint's future, Bush accepted the job. The remaining members decided to call it quits and Armored Saint was officially disbanded. 1989 (MCMLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Jeff Duncan is a guitarist for Odin, Armored Saint, DC4. ... Leukemia or leukaemia (see spelling differences) is a cancer of the blood or bone marrow and is characterized by an abnormal proliferation (production by multiplication) of blood cells, usually white blood cells (leukocytes). ... Symbol Of Salavation is an album from Armored Saint The L.A metal band with the hooks and chops and the vocals of John Bush released this classic. ... Metallica is an extremely successful American Thrash Metal band that has been active since the early 1980s. ... Thrash metal is a subgenre of heavy metal music, one of the extreme metal subgenres that is characterised by its high speed and aggression. ...


After Armored Saint disbanded, Joey Vera kept busy playing with such bands as Fates Warning, Lizzy Borden and Chroma Key. He released a solo album in 1994 and started a successful second career as a producer and engineer. Fates Warning was formed in 1983 by John Arch, Jim Matheos, Victor Arduini, Joe DiBiase, And Steve Zimmerman in Connecticut, USA. The band directly contributed to the establishment of the Progressive Metal genre, With their early works considered by many as very important works defining the genre itself. ... Lizzy Borden was an American heavy metal band formed in 1984. ... This page is a candidate for speedy deletion, because: it is patent nonsense. ... 1994 (MCMXCIV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated as the International Year of the Family and the International Year of the Sport and the Olympic Ideal by United Nations. ...


Reunion and Future

In 1999, while Anthrax was temporarily on hiatus due to various issues, John Bush got together with Joey Vera and together they decided to reform Armored Saint. The entire Symbol of Salvation lineup returned to the studio and in 2000, Revelation was released. A small club tour opening for Dio followed. The album was a remarkable resurrection of the classic sound of Armored Saint. It features the band's first song with Spanish lyrics and a track partly written by Dave Prichard, and Joey Vera plays guitar on several tracks. 1999 (MCMXCIX) was a common year starting on Friday, and was designated the International Year of Older Persons by the United Nations. ... 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Dio is a heavy metal band led by vocalist Ronnie James Dio, who formed it in October 1982 after leaving Black Sabbath. ...


The following year, the band released Nod to the Old School, a collection of rarities, demos and outtakes (many from the Pritchard years), plus a few new tracks was released. Soon after, John Bush returned to the studio with Anthrax and Armored Saint was once again placed on hiatus.


In 2004 Joey Vera joined Anthrax as a temporary member to replace Frank Bello. Early in 2005, Anthrax's Scott Ian announced that their most famous lineup was reformed leaving the membership of Vera and Bush somewhat undetermined. Bush has stated his involvement with Anthrax is over, although Ian does not appear to be sure. This move gave hope to many that Armored Saint would once again start recording. A one-off show with the Revelation lineup took place in 2005, and in 2006 the band has embarked upon a new tour. shelby was here 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Scott Ian Rosenfeld (born December 31, 1963) is the rhythm guitarist for the metal band Anthrax who uses the stage name Scott Not Ian. ...


As part of their 20th anniversary and continuing celebrations, Metal Blade released a special edition of Symbol of Salvation plus reissued the band's long out of print live video A Trip Thru Red Times.


Miscellaneous

It was revealed in an outtake from the documentary film "Metallica: Some Kind Of Monster" that in 1982 Armored Saint and Metallica were at a party and Phil Sandoval got into an altercation with Lars Ulrich. Phil pushed Lars to the ground, afterwhich Dave Mustaine, who was still a member of Metallica at that time, stood up for Lars and ended up breaking Phil's leg. Dave recounts that to this day when he sees Phil he feels bad for him, but that he was just trying to protect Lars. During 2003 and 2004, rock band Metallica released both a movie and a song by the name Some Kind of Monster. ... 1982 (MCMLXXXII) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Metallica is a Grammy Award-winning American heavy metal band, formed in 1981,[1] which has become one of the most commercially successful musical acts of recent decades. ... Lars Ulrich (born December 26, 1963) is the drummer and co-founder of Metallica. ... Dave Mustaine (born David Scott Mustaine on September 13, 1961 in La Mesa, California, United States) is a guitarist, songwriter, and singer. ...


Discography

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Albums

Year Title Label Other information
1983 Armored Saint (EP) Metal Blade 3 song EP
1984 March of the Saint Chrysalis
1985 Delirious Nomad Chrysalis
1987 Raising Fear Chrysalis
1988 Saints Will Conquer Metal Blade Live album
1991 Symbol of Salvation Metal Blade Reissued in 2003 with 3 disc Deluxe version
2000 Revelation Metal Blade
2001 Nod to the Old School Metal Blade A few new tracks plus rarities, demos and live material

1983 (MCMLXXXIII) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1984 (MCMLXXXIV) was a leap year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1985 (MCMLXXXV) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1987 (MCMLXXXVII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1988 (MCMLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Symbol Of Salavation is an album from Armored Saint The L.A metal band with the hooks and chops and the vocals of John Bush released this classic. ... 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

Videos/DVDs

Year Title Label Other information
1987 A Trip Thru Red Times Chrysalis Live bootleg video. Re-released by Metal Blade in 2004
1992 Hellraiser III
2004 Lessons Not Well Learned Metal Blade

1987 (MCMLXXXVII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday. ... shelby was here 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

External links

  • Armored Saint Official Website
  • Armored Saint Unofficial MySpace

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