Armored Saint have now spanned four decades, with 2022 representing 40 years of live performance for the classic Metal band. The Los Angeles veterans have announced plans to release three of their out-of-print classic titles, including 1984’s March Of The Saint, 1985’s Delirious Nomad, and 1987’s Raising Fear (which includes the previously unreleased track “Crisis Of Life” for the first time on vinyl). Though these albums were originally released on Chrysalis Records, Armored Saint have returned to their label home of Metal Blade Records (which released their debut EP in 1983) to give these albums a proper vinyl release.
Vocalist John Bush says:
What better way to acknowledge the 40th anniversary of ARMORED SAINT’s first shows ever than to re-release the first three albums that came out on Chrysalis Records, now on Metal Blade records. With new liner notes and never-before-seen photo’s, these albums will keep you entertained for all of 2022!
Drummer Gonzo Sandoval adds:
I’m grateful for and love each and every fan that has been with us from the start (Armored Saint Hooligans) as well as the new generation of fans throughout our planet!
Guitarist Jeff Duncan states:
These are the albums that put the band on the map. It’s truly awesome to be celebrating 40 years of ARMORED SAINT!
Founding guitarist Phil Sandoval continues:
To fans all around the world, I want to say thank you and I hope that you enjoy these albums again. Throughout our 40 years we’ve had our trials and tribulations, but the one thing that has stood above all else is the music and the fans. And with that said, ARMORED SAINT salutes you with these reissues!
Bassist Joey Vera concludes:
Hats off to all of our fans for helping us celebrate 40 years as a band, for without them, we would not have all of this history to celebrate in the first place! We’re very proud of our entire catalog but these first 3 records that originally came out on Chrysalis records is where it all started. These records have not been available on vinyl for quite some time so we hope you all enjoy these special edition versions of our first three records.
All three classic albums will be released on CD digi-booklet and multi-colored limited-edition vinyl variants.
ARMORED SAINT On Tour with WASP:
Oct. 28 – Las Vegas, NV – House Of Blues
Oct. 29 – Anaheim, CA – The Grove
Oct. 30 – Tempe, AZ – Marquee Theater
Oct. 31 – Albuquerque, NM – Sunshine Theater
Nov. 02 – Houston, TX – White Oak Music Hall (with MICHAEL SCHENKER)
Nov. 03 – Corpus Christi, TX – Concrete Street Pavillion (with MICHAEL SCHENKER)
Nov. 04 – San Antonio, TX – Eaton Arena (with MICHAEL SCHENKER)
Nov. 05 – Dallas, TX – Amplified Live (with MICHAEL SCHENKER)
Nov. 06 – Tulsa, OK – Tulsa Theater (with MICHAEL SCHENKER)
Nov. 08 – St Louis, MO – The Factory
Nov. 09 – Milwaukee, WI – Pabst Theater
Nov. 10 – Ashwaubenon, WI – EPIC Event Center
Nov. 11 – Detroit, MI – Harpo’s
Nov. 12 – Cleveland, OH – Agora Theater
Nov. 13 – Pittsburgh, PA – Palace Theater
Nov. 15 – Baltimore, MD – Rams Head Live
Nov. 16 – Boston, MA – Big Night Live
Nov. 17 – Montclair, NJ – Wellmont Theater
Nov. 18 – Huntington, NY – Paramount Theater
Nov. 19 – Jim Thorpe, PA – Penn’s Peak
Nov. 20 – Glenside, PA – Keswick Theater
Nov. 21 – Norfolk, VA – The Norva
Nov. 23 – Nashville, TN – Ryman Auditorium
Nov. 25 – Atlanta, GA – Buckhead Theater
Nov. 26 – Orlando, FL – Plaza Live
Nov. 27 – Charlotte, NC – The Fillmore
Nov. 29 – Leesburg, VA – Tally Ho Theater
Nov. 30 – Columbus, OH – The King Of Clubs
Dec. 02 – St Charles, IL – Arcada Theater
Dec. 03 – St Charles, IL – Arcada Theater
Dec. 05 – Denver, CO – Oriental Theater
Dec. 07 – Reno, NV – Grand Sierra Theater
Dec. 09 – San Francisco, CA – The Regency
Dec. 10 – Fresno, CA – Tower Theater
Dec. 11 – Los Angeles, CA – The Wiltern