ARMORED SAINT – Win Hands Down Debuts On Billboard Chart
June 10, 2015, 4 years ago
Win Hands Down is all things Armored, a vintage crush of classic power propelled by a cathartic blast of life in the year 2015. The fan response thus far has been above and beyond all expectations, and first week sales numbers are in. Win Hands Down has debuted at #71 on the Billboard Top 200 current albums chart.
This album sold double what their previous effort, La Raza, sold upon its release in 2010. In Germany, the album reached #33 on the German Top 100 albums charts.
Armored Saint will only be performing one, very special headlining date in the US this year and it's in Las Vegas at Count's Vamp'd Rock Bar and Grill on July 11.
Armored Saint tour dates:
19 – Clisson, France – Hellfest
11 – Las Vegas, NV – Count’s Vamp’d Rock Bar and Grill
31 – Wacken, Germany – Wacken Open Air
2 – Munich, Germany – Free & Easy Festival
3 – Amsterdam, Netherlands – Melkweg
4 – Eindhoven, Netherlands – Effenaar
6 – London, UK – Electric Ballroom
7 – Derby, UK – Bloodstock Festival
8 – Kortrijk, Belgium – Alcatraz Festival
4 – Hamburg, Germany – Waterkant X-Mas Bash
5 – Oberhausen, Germany – Ruhrpott Metal Meeting
Win Hands Down is streaming in it’s entirety, and can be ordered at MetalBlade.com.
Win Hands Down was mixed by Jay Ruston and produced by bassist Joey Vera.
John Bush (vocals) states: "When we began talking about a new record I told Joey Vera (bass) to pretend we were a really huge band and that we could do anything we wanted. At least that was the mindset we should have, from the writing to the production. What came out was Win Hands Down, which is our first record in five years. There's everything from classic Armored Saint rocker songs to epic songs and we all dug deep to deliver something special. If we weren't going to, then we shouldn't have bothered. I'm glad we did. In May we are doing some shows in the States with Saxon. It's a great way to get the ball rolling."
Vera further comments: "We're very excited about our new record coming out in June! We've been writing over the past year and half and we feel like we've written some amazing music. We can't wait to share it! To get our whistle's wet, we're super excited about doing some warm up gigs before the record release with the legendary Saxon this May! We're doing a total of six shows between the East Coast, Texas, West Coast and we couldn't think of a better way to start off the summer! See you all soon."
Win Hands Down tracklisting:
“Win Hands Down”
“An Exercise In Debauchery”
“That Was Then, Way Back When”
“With A Full Head Of Steam”
“In An Instant”
“An Exercise In Debauchery”:
“Win Hands Down” video:
“Win Hands Down” behind-the-scenes:
(Photo - Stephanie Cabral)