In November Armored Saint will embark on a European tour, commemorating their classic ”Symbol Of Salvation” album! On this special run, the band will perform ”Symbol Of Salvation” in its entirety!
Joey Vera states this about the upcoming tour:
“We’re excited to be returning to Europe again this November to bring Symbol of Salvation Live in it’s entirety. We’ve already played a handful of shows this Summer but now we’re going further into Europe including some countries we’ve never played before. Super excited for this! We look forward to seeing many of you again and also looking forward to making new friends! See you soon!”
European tour dates:
02/11/18 NL – Enschede – Atak (Tickets)
03/11/18 DE – Weissenhäuser Strand – Metal Hammer Paradise (Tickets)
04/11/18 DE – Essen – Turock (Tickets)
06/11/18 DE – Nürnberg – Hirsch (Tickets)
07/11/18 CZ – Prague – Futurum Music Club (Tickets)
08/11/18 HU – Budapest – A38 (Tickets)
10/11/18 HR – Zagreb – Mochvara Club (Tickets)
11/11/18 IT – Milan – Legend Club (Tickets)
12/11/18 CH – Pratteln – Z7 (Tickets)
Metal Blade Records re-issued ”Symbol Of Salvation” on CD and LP this past May. The LP features a vinyl remastering from Patrick W. Engel as part of the “Metal Blade Originals” series. Special treatment and 400g heavy cardboard spine sleeves (inside out print), 60x60cm two-sided artwork posters and 250g inserts guaranteed! The CD includes 4 bonus tracks.
After being dropped by Chrysalis Records in 1988, Armored Saint began writing for a new record and searched for a new label. During 1989, founding guitarist, songwriter Dave Prichard was diagnosed with Leukemia. In January 1990, Dave went into the hospital for a bone marrow transplant but succumbed to the treatment, passing away on Feb 28th, 1990. By this time, the band was writing as a 4-piece, with Dave being the sole guitarist; they had written 25 songs and demoed all of them.
Metal Blade Records CEO/founder Brian Slagel approached Armored Saint and offered a recording deal in late Spring of 1990. They regrouped with original guitarist Phil Sandoval and Jeff Duncan, who was hired as a touring guitarist during a 1989 tour with King Diamond. Recording of this new album – which would become ”Symbol Of Salvation”, began in winter of 1990 with producer Dave Jerdan (Alice in Chains, Janes Addiction, Red Hot Chili Peppers), and it was engineered by Brain Carlstrom (Alice in Chains, The Offspring, Rob Zombie). During recording, the band used a guitar solo from a demo track played by Dave, and included it on the song “Tainted Past”.
Armored Saint went on to tour with the likes of The Scorpions, Suicidal Tendencies,Wrathchild America, Sepultura, and more, in support of ”Symbol Of Salvation”. Now, in 2018, the band is bringing back these classic tracks to the live setting, for fans to enjoy once again, in honor of Dave’s memory.
Frontman John Bush has now posted a shoutout video to mobilize the European Saint legions. Check it out at: facebook.com/metalbladeeurope.