ARMORED SAINT – Carpe Noctum (February 24, 2017)

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Armored Saint have certainly seized the night by using PledgeMusic to help release new live album Carpe Noctum. Whilst the album is digitally available it will be released on CD and vinyl on February 24, 2017, on Metal Blade Records.

This live collection is recordings of their appearance at the Wacken Festival in 2015 as well as their headlining show in Aschaffenburg, Germany.

Carpe Noctum 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”

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 also around the world. The only official release to capture this, however, is 1989’s live album, Saints Will Conquer – until now.

Armored Saint was formed in 1982 by brothers Gonzo Sandoval (drums) and Phil Sandoval (guitar), and guitarist David Prichard, while still enrolled at South Pasadena High School. Next to join were singer John Bush and bassist Joey Vera. The band released 3 records on Chrysalis records from 1984 – 1988. In 1989 they released a live EP titled Saints Will Conquer. While writing and recording rough four-track demos for their next album Symbol Of Salvation, guitarist Dave Prichard was diagnosed with leukemia. Prichard succumbed to the disease before recording sessions for Symbol Of Salvation began in 1991. He was replaced by Jeff Duncan. 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. In 1999, with Anthrax on temporary hiatus, John Bush and Joey Vera decided to reform Armored Saint. The entire Symbol of Salvation lineup returned to the studio, and in 2000 the album Revelation was released. The following year the band released a compilation of rare demos and live recordings called Nod to the Old School. In 2010 the band released it’s first studio record in 10 years titled La Raza on Metal Blade Records. The band recently released their 7th studio album titled Win Hands Down, which was released on June 2nd 2015.

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