ARMORED SAINT have “started writing some songs” for their follow-up to 2020’s “Punching The Sky”
ARMORED SAINT singer John Bush was recently asked about the progress of the band’s follow-up to 2020’s “Punching The Sky” album while attending a book-signing event for Brian Slagel‘s latest book, “Swing Of The Blade” at Book Soup in West Hollywood, California.
He said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): “We kind of started writing some songs a little bit, [ARMORED SAINT bassist] Joey Vera and myself. We are kind of like the catalyst to get the songwriting going. We kind of move slow — very slow — but I say it’s quality over quantity. So even though there’s not a lot of ARMORED SAINT records, they’re all great. Tracy, who’s Joey’s wife and is the president of Metal Blade and is an amazing person, has kind of tried to give us a kick in the ass to hurry up a little bit. And I am gonna be turning 60 next month, so it’s, like, time is not our side.”
You can watch the entire question-and-answer session, which also included Slagel and BITCH‘s Betsy Weiss, below (courtesy of The Metal Voice).
On July 13, ARMORED SAINT was honored with an induction into the prestigious Metal Hall Of Fame at the iconic Whisky A Go Go in West Hollywood, California. The event was masterfully hosted by 95.5 KLOS DJ Marci Wiser and featured thrilling performances by WEAPONS OF ANEW, Sergio Michel, and DECONSTRUCT. The night was full of surprises with special guest appearances and an unforgettable all-star jam.
Prior to this accolade, ARMORED SAINT‘s eagerly awaited documentary, “Armored Saint: Band Of Brothers,” had its world premiere in their hometown at the Harmony Gold Theatre in Hollywood, California, two months ago.
The documentary, “Armored Saint: Band Of Brothers,” beautifully captures the essence of the band’s remarkable 40-year career and the extraordinary 50-year friendship that the band members have cherished since their school days in El Sereno, a Los Angeles suburb.
Throughout the film, numerous friends of the band provided insightful interviews. James Hetfield and Lars Ulrich from METALLICA recounted tales of their early touring days, while Scott Ian of ANTHRAX shared his experiences of seeing ARMORED SAINT in 1985. Additionally, QUEENSRŸCHE members Eddie Jackson and Todd La Torre discussed their shared history with the band.
The documentary also includes perspectives from key music industry figures, producers, A&R men, roadies, record label executives, and family members, all of whom contributed their thoughts and personal stories about the band’s incredible four-decade journey.
“Armored Saint: Band Of Brothers” stands as a fitting tribute to ARMORED SAINT‘s enduring legacy in the world of heavy metal, capturing the essence of their music, their camaraderie, and the profound impact they have had on the genre throughout their storied history.