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Armored Saint

Armored Saint
Hometown: Los Angeles, California Current Label: Metal Blade Records Websites: Official Website
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Band Members: John Bush - Vocals
Phil Sandoval - Guitar
Jeff Duncan - Guitar
Joey Vera - Bass
Gonzo Sandoval - Drums

Armored Saint Bio:

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. 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. 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 band recently finished recording their new album titled La Raza, which was released on March 16th 2010.

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