Armored Saint Team Up With Metal Monkey Brewing For “Symbol Of Salvation” Belgian Blonde Ale

Armored Saint have teamed up with Metal Monkey Brewing to create “Symbol Of Salvation” beer. Decibel Magazine shared the following description of the Belgian Blonde Ale:

Brewed with Grains of Paradise and Pacifica hops, “Symbol Of Salvation” offers a slight twist on the traditional style; the Grains of Paradise add a slightly spicy, woody character, while the Pacifica hops bring to the party an aroma and flavor reminiscent of orange marmalade.

The beer will be tapped at the Decibel Metal & Beer Fest in Los Angeles. Armored Saint are set to perform at the pre-party for that event and are also scheduled to participate in a signing at 7 p.m. on December 1.

Metal Monkey Brewing said the following about the collaboration:

“Metal Monkey got to hang out with Fates Warning after their Joliet, Ilinois and Milwaukee, Wisconsin dates during their 2017 ‘Theories Of Flight’ tour. It was basically two nights of bonding over the magic of music and beer. When Armored Saint came through Chicago earlier this year as part of their tour to celebrate ‘Symbol Of Salvation’, we had the chance to do it all over again. Since then, we’ve kept in touch with Joey Vera with an eye toward working together in the future. After we were added to the brewery lineup for the Decibel Metal & Beer Festival, we immediately got in touch with Joey because it was the perfect opportunity to turn a hypothetical into a reality.

Working with Joey has been a blast. He’s he made music that’s been a fixture in our lives and he shares our love of beer and our passion for creativity. It’s been an honor to pair up and create a fun, flavorful beer that sidesteps conventional expectations.

We’re proud to debut ‘Symbol Of Salvation’, our Belgian Blonde Ale brewed in collaboration with and in celebration of Armored Saint and their iconic album, at the Decibel Metal & Beer Festival. Everything about this beer was born of a shared love for the art of brewing that, much like heavy metal in all its forms, affords endless possibilities.”

Vera added:

“We are super excited to announce that we have made a great craft beer in collaboration with Metal Monkey Brewery from Romeoville, Illinois! Aside from being metalheads, these guys are great brewers who are not afraid of going outside the box. Together, we’ve created a killer Belgian Blonde Ale that we stand tall behind! Welcome to ‘Symbol Of Salvation’ Belgian Blonde Ale! Come on out to the Decibel Beer Fest, meet the band, meet our brew, get a taste of ‘Symbol Of Salvation’ Belgian Blonde Ale!”

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Armored Saint’s John Bush Lends His Voice To Animated Show “Flex Calibur”

Armored Saint frontman John Bush serves as the singing voice for the main character in a new animated show called “Flex Calibur.” According to The PRP, the show was created by Exit 73 Studios and it features a story about a rockstar named Flex Calibur, who was kicked out of heaven after his death only to go on to thrive in hell.

Armored Saint To Perform “Symbol Of Salvation” In Full On November European Tour

Armored Saint will be performing their 1991 album “Symbol Of Salvation” in full on a November European tour. This news comes after the band previously announced a “Symbol Of Salvation” North American tour and reissue. Here’s the dates for the European run:

11/02 Enschede, Netherlands – Atak
11/03 Weissenhäuser Strand, Germany – Metal Hammer Paradise
11/08 Budapest, Hungary – A38
11/10 Zagreb, Croatia – Mochvara Club
11/11 Milan, Italy – Legend Club

Armored Saint To Perform “Symbol Of Salvation” In Full On 2018 Tour With Act Of Defiance

Armored Saint will be performing their 1991 album “Symbol Of Salvation” in full on a U.S. tour with Act Of Defiance. Select dates will be recorded for a new DVD release.

John Bush had the following to say:

“‘Symbol Of Salvation‘! Arguably Armored Saint‘s most important record. These songs came out of us being dropped from Chrysalis Records and finding out about guitarist Dave Prichard developing Leukemia. The songs took on a much more emotional meaning than any other previous record.

We wrote songs of desperation like ‘Another Day‘ and ‘Last Train Home,’ experimental tunes like ‘Tainted Past‘ and ‘The Truth Always Hurts,’ and classic Saint rockers like ‘Reign Of Fire” ‘Dropping Like Flies,’ and the title track. After Dave passed, the band regrouped with Phil and Jeff returning as the guitar tandem. It was a family again.

Dave Jerden produced the record and this marked the beginning of Joey becoming the producer of the band. It’s going to be a memorable tour. Songs like ‘Burning Question‘ and ‘Spineless‘ we’ve never played live before. Come share it with us. Let’s make Dave proud.”

Tour Dates:

07/10 Poughkeepsie, NY – The Chance
07/11 Sellersville, PA – Sellersville Theater
07/13 New York, NY – The Gramercy Theatre
07/14 Boston, MA – Brighton Music Hall
07/15 Montreal, QC – Petite Campus
07/17 Toronto, ON – Mod Club
07/18 Cleveland, OH – House Of Blues
07/20 Detroit, MI – Shelter
07/21 Chicago, IL – Reggie’s
07/22 Milwaukee, WI – Shank Hall
08/16 Las Vegas, NV – Count’s Vamp’d
08/17 Anaheim, CA – Parish
08/18 Los Angeles, CA – The Regent

Furthermore, Metal Blade Records will also be reissuing “Symbol Of Salvation” on CD and LP on May 18. Here’s the available options:

* CD (tour edition digipak w/ 4 bonus tracks)
* 180g black vinyl
* dark red maroon marbled vinyl (limited to 300 copies – EU exclusive)
* clear red/purple/black/white splattered vinyl (limited to 200 copies – EU exclusive)
* violet rosy brown marbled vinyl (limited to 300 copies – USA exclusive)
* pastel pink lilac marbled vinyl (limited to 200 copies – USA exclusive)