Los Angeles, California's ARMORED SAINT have released their seventh studio album today! The album "Win Hands Down" is all things Armored, a vintage crush of classic power propelled by a cathartic blast of life in the year 2015.
"Looks like the band has found its fire again, as they once more offer some fine hymns such as the title track, 'Mess', 'An Exercise In Debauchery' or 'With A Full Head Of Steam', all of which easily compete with the classics. Bush for his part is still singing like a young god!" Marc Halupczok, Metal Hammer Germany, 6/7
"In a similar way as on their 1991 record Symbol Of Salvation', Saint by no means dodge new influences. However, the band, which is rightfully considered to be one of the most underrated in US Metal, primarily concentrates on their great strengths, meaning incredible self-conscious playing in connection to their signature songwriting, which is devoid of any clichés and so unlike any other group!" Boris Kaiser, Rock Hard Germany, 8,5/10, soundcheck winner!
"Never in the world would I have expected such a strong comeback by this band, which is probably the most underrated of all time in the Metal genre! A gift to the group's faithful fans!" Götz Kühnemund, Deaf Forever Germany, 9/10
"In its entirety, this is the heaviest and melodically most compelling album in the band's history!" Peter Engelking, Rocks, 5,5/6
A brand new video for the title track was recently shot by director Andrew Nethery, and is available for streaming now at metalblade.com/armoredsaint, where album pre-order bundles are also ready for order. Including CD, ltd. CD+DVD, ltd. vinyl and special box set featuring customized poker set. Additionally, a behind the scenes video from the photo shoot for the "Win Hands Down" album cover is on youtube now HERE.
"Win Hands Down" - mixed by Jay Ruston, produced by Joey Vera. 1. Win Hands Down 2. Mess 3. An Exercise In Debauchery 4. Muscle Memory 5. That Was Then, Way Back When 6. With a Full Head of Steam 7. In an Instant 8. Dive 9. Up Yours
ARMORED SAINT European Tour Dates 19/06 Clisson, FR Hellfest 30/07 Wacken, DE Wacken Open Air 02/08 Munich, DE Free & Easy Festival 03/08 Amsterdam, NL Melkweg w/ Queensryche 04/08 Eindhoven, NL Effenaar w/ Queensryche 06/08 London, GB Electric Ballroom w/ Queensryche 07/08 Derby, GB Bloodstock Festival 08/08 Kortrijk, BE Alcatraz Festival 04/12 Hamburg, DE Waterkant X-Mas Bash 05/12 Oberhausen, DE Ruhrpott Metal Meeting