A seasonably cold night in the Bay Area was heated up considerably by old-school, razor-sharp American Heavy Metal riffs on this late November night. All the usual suspects were out in their finest vintage shirts bought on ebay and secondhand spikes and leather as W.A.S.P. made their long-awaited return to North America on their 40th Anniversary tour. The crowd was extra-hopped up (pun intended) from the second I got on line outside the venue. Clearly, people were pre-gaming at nearby watering hole spots like Tommy’s Joynt, The Cinch Saloon, or Harper and Rye.
Metal Blade Records has just released a new segment on YouTube, Deep Cuts, in celebration of the label’s 40th anniversary. This segment features current artists on the label discussing their favorite unsung bands on the label reminiscing about all the great bands past and presnt. Check out some memories and killer bands name-checked by memebrs of Revocation, Cannibal Corpse, Lizzy Borden, Armored Saint, Allegaeon, Cirith Ungol, Whitechapel, and Goatwhore.Continue reading
Metal Blade Records has just released a new Rewind segment on YouTube in celebration of the label’s 40th anniversary. This Rewind features John Bush and Joey Vera reminiscing about the “Symbol of Salvation” era of the band! Check it out here and if you’re in CA be sure to catch the band live as they wrap up their US tour with W.A.S.P., including LA’s SOLD OUT show at The Wiltern!Continue reading
Metal Blade Records, the fiercely independent label that launched Metallica, Slayer, Armored Saint, Cannibal Corpse, Amon Amarth, and dozens more iconic heavy metal bands, continues its 40th Anniversary Celebration in 2022 with the release of a new playlist featuring a selection of songs from the label’s 10’s catalog spanning 2010-2020. In conjunction with the release of the label’s 10’s playlist, a brand-new merch design created by American artist Samwise Didier. Samwise serves as senior art director at Blizzard Entertainment, having acted as art director for the flagship games of the Warcraft, StarCraft, and Diablo franchises, the producer of several games, and an artistic contributor to almost every game released under the name Blizzard Entertainment. Check out the Metal Blade Time Capsule, Pt. 1
Ghost Cult Keefy caught up with Armored Saint vocalist John Bush! The band is on tour supporting W.A.S.P., celebrating 40 years as a band. John discussed his career, changes in the music industry, touring with WASP, how much practice a band at this level needs to go on tour, how he keeps his voice in shape, thoughts on his time in Anthrax, his potential solo tour he has been contemplating, a new blues-based rock band he is working on, and much more!
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It’s been thirty years since Symbol of Salvation (Metal Blade Records) first landed on record shelves around the world and to celebrate, LA metallers Armored Saint present Symbol of Salvation Live (Metal Blade), a show recorded at New York’s Gramercy Theatre in 2018 where the 1991 classic was played in its entirety to an overjoyed and packed house.
Armored Saint have released a new live video for their track “The Truth Always Hurts” off their upcoming CD/DVD Symbol of Salvation Live (Metal Blade Records). Recorded at the legendary Gramercy Theater in New York City in 2018, the band will be releasing this live version of Symbol of Salvation (Metal Blade Records) as a means of celebrating the seminal records 30th anniversary. See the “The Truth Always Hurts” video below.
Over 35 years ago, Fates Warning was one of the main trailblazers and influencers in the Progressive Metal movement. With so much history, there has been a lot of lineup changes throughout the years, but the band has always been known for its exploration and expansion of the scene. Even today this East Coast act is still examining their special sound. Earlier this month FW released their newest full-length album, Long Day Good Night (Metal Blade Records). These boys went big and completed 13 songs to celebrate their 13th full-length release. The group took their time to dig deep into their assorted inclinations to expose the wealth they found there.