Armored Saint have debuted a new track, “An Exercise in Debauchery,” from their forthcoming album, and first in five years, Win Hands Down. Listen to the new track here. The band has a storied past of breaking up and getting back together, and of lead vocalist John Bush doing a stint with Anthrax, but if the new track proves anything, it’s that Armored Saint is just as powerful and exciting as ever. But that speaks to the crushing high-power energy of the music, lyrically, Bush explains the song:giants
Michael Fassbender’s character in the movie Shame — along with certain members of society’s obsession with porn — was the catalyst for ‘An Exercise in Debauchery.’ That dark, twisted world that people fester in was good motivation for some ball busting. I mean, we all like sex, but no one’s that horny. Do your business and then move on. Read a book or something.
Wind Hands Down will be released June 2nd in North America, June 1st in Europe/UK, and May 29th in DE/CH/AT. Pre-orders for physical copies of the album can be made here and exclusive bundles are available here.
Armored Saint are also joining the legendary Saxon for a few select, high-profile shows across the country. The group will also only be performing one, very special headlining date in the U.S. this year and it’s in Las Vegas, at Count’s Vamp’d Rock Bar and Grill on July 11th, so don’t miss out if you are in the area.
Armored Saint Tour Dates:
05/23 San Antonio, TX 210 Kapone’s Live
05/24 Dallas, TX Gas Monkey Live
05/29 San Jose, CA Rockbar
05/30 Los Angeles, CA House of Blues
06/19 Clisson, FR Hellfest
07/11 Las Vegas, NV Counts’ Vamp’d Rock Bar and Grill
07/31 Wacken, DE Wacken Open Air
08/02 Munich, DE Free and Easy Festival
08/03 Amsterdam, NL Melkweg w/ Queensryche
08/04 Eindhoven, NL Effenaar w/ Queensryche
08/06 London, GB Electric Ballroom w/ Queensryche
08/07 Derby, GB Bloodstock Festival
08/08 Kortrijk, BE Alcatraz Festival
12/04 Hamburg, DE Waterkant X-Mas Bash
12/05 Oberhausen, DE Ruhrpott Metal Meeting
Rock Hard \m/