Veteran Los Angeles metallers ARMORED SAINT will release their new album, "Win Hands Down", on June 2 via Metal Blade. The band will promote the new CD by joining the legendary SAXON for a few select, high-profile shows across the country from May 12 through May 30.
States ARMORED SAINT singer John Bush: "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."
He continued: "There's everything from classic ARMORED SAINT rocker songs to epic songs and we all dug deep to deliver something special. If we weren't going to, then we shouldn't have bothered. I'm glad we did."
Bush added: "In May we are doing some shows in the States with SAXON. It's a great way to get the ball rolling."
Stated Vera: "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 dates:
May 12 - New York, NY – B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
May 13 - Worcester, MA - The Palladium
May 23 - San Antonio, TX - 210 Kapone’s Live
May 24 - Dallas, TX - Gas Monkey Live
May 29 - San Jose, CA- Rockbar
May 30 - West Hollywood, CA - House of Blues
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