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The night began with ARMORED SAINT opening the show and moved on into immortality from there… From MERCYFUL FATE, to Marianne Faithful, Lou Reed, John Bush on vocals, another guest fan on guitar, Jason Newsted again, Ray Haller from SWEET SAVAGE, and Kid Rock took the stage with Metallica to help celebrate their 30th Anniversary. The band also unveiled another unreleased song from the Death Magnetic sessions entitled Just A Bullet Away.
METALLICA 30th Anniversary Night Two setlist:
1. To Live Is to Die
2. Enter Sandman
3. Holier Than Thou
4. Disposable Heroes
5. Bleeding Me
6. Wasting My Hate
7. My Apocalypse
8. Just a Bullet Away
9. Breadfan (w/ MetClubber Andrew Dowis)
10. The Memory Remains (w/ Marianne Faithfull)
11. Killing Time (w/ Ray Haller)
12. Turn the Page (w/ Kid Rock)
13. The Four Horsemen (Full Version) (w/ John Bush)
14. Iced Honey (w/ Lou Reed)
15. The View (w/ Lou Reed)
16. White Light/White Heat (w/ Lou Reed)
17. Creeping Death (w/ Jason Newsted)
18. Battery (w/ Jason Newsted)
19. Mercyful Fate (w/ King Diamond, Hank Shermann, Michael Denner, and Timi Hansen)
20. Seek & Destroy (w/ Jason Newsted, Scott Ian, Ray Haller, John Bush, Joey Vera, Gonzo Sandoval, and the Soul Rebels Brass Band)
Metallica is now streaming Just A Bullet Away.
LA’s Armored Saint has been listening to east coast fans clamber for a Saint show for years, and finally they are prepared to answer the call! The band will be returning to New York for the first time in twenty years along with two other shows in Amityville, NY and Allentown, PA. Armored Saint will be playing songs from their latest album, La Raza, as well as a set full of songs from throughout their deep and storied catalog. Support on these dates comes from fellow metal veterans Seven Witches.
Joey Vera discusses the shows further: “In July, we held a poll asking fans to choose their favorite Saint songs and we compiled a list of the top 10. At recent gigs in Los Angeles and in Germany, we would allow fans to come up and choose one of the top 10 songs for us to play, right there on the spot. We did this 3 times during our set. It was such a good time that we’re going to do this again for our tri-state shows. John Bush will stop the show at 3 different times and choose someone from the crowd to come up and pick what song we play next. So come down and be a part of choosing our set list for the night!”
ARMORED SAINT w/ Seven Witches
11/30 Amityville, NY Ollie’s Point Bar
12/02 Allentown, PA Crocodile Rock
12/03 New York, NY The Studio at Webster Hall
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ARMORED SAINT will be playing at The Avalon in Santa Clara, CA on Saturday, October 16th. The guys had planned on only playing one show this year but wanted to bring the Saint up to the bay area before the year was through.
Joey Vera adds: “We know we said that our Los Angeles show in May was going to be our only show this year, but some things changed with John Bush’s availability so we decided to play a show for our Bay Area brothers and sisters. Come on out!”
Tickets are available at this location.
Armored Saint recently shot a video in their hometown on July 1st for the track ‘Left Hook From Right Field‘, off their current release, La Raza, with director Jeremy Schott of Mental Suplex.
La Raza debuted on Billboard at #49 on the Hard Music Albums Chart, #18 on the Heatseekers chart, #52 on the Top Independent Albums chart, and #2 on the Hard Music Core Stores chart. La Raza also entered the official German album Charts coming in at #96.
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L.A.-based metallers ARMORED SAINT shot a video in their hometown on July 1st for the track ‘Left Hook From Right Field‘, off their current release La Raza, with director Jeremy Schott of Mental Suplex.
Vocalist John Bush offers his description of the video: “BAD ASS!!! That’s how I would describe this video. The photography is absolutely beautiful. Rene, the boxer, did a nobleman’s job and is convincing as hell. Jeremy’s team was awesome to work with and super efficient. Armored Saint was captured raw and with full power. Sometimes making a video, actually the majority of the time, making a video blows. Not this time!”
Bassist Joey Vera adds, “The video came out great and does justice to the song. We were going for a ‘Raging Bull’ look and I think we captured the vibe for sure. Most videos are pretty boring to make but this one was actually fun. We spent some time shooting scenes ‘on the fly’ and tried things out that were not in the story line, meaning we had a chance to improvise. The story line is a pretty good representation on the allegories that the lyrics paint. Good fun once again.”
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