ARMORED SAINT Revives a Classic with Metal Flair
ARMORED SAINT, a pillar of American heavy metal since the 1980s, has introduced a fresh take on the soulful classic "One Chain (Don’t Make No Prison)." Originally penned by Dennis Lambert and Brian Potter, this song has been covered by various artists across different genres, but ARMORED SAINT's version brings a distinct heavy metal twist to it.
The band decided to cover this track as a nod to their love for old school soul and R&B, with bassist Joey Vera spearheading the project. Vocalist John Bush aimed to honor Levi Stubbs of The Four Tops by channeling his dynamic vocal style, hoping to make the legendary singer proud and perhaps even a fan of metal. The single showcases ARMORED SAINT’s rhythmic prowess, featuring vibrant guitar solos and a powerful groove that stays true to the original’s spirit while injecting the band’s signature metal sound.
Produced by Joey Vera, mixed by Jay Ruston, and mastered by Maor Applebaum, "One Chain (Don’t Make No Prison)" is part of a broader initiative by ARMORED SAINT to revisit and revitalize classic tracks with a modern metal approach. Alongside their music releases, ARMORED SAINT has just completed a successful tour with Queensrÿche and is preparing for a new album. The band will continue their live performances across Europe, including high-profile festivals like Wacken and Brutal Assault, ensuring that their dynamic live energy and new material reach fans worldwide.
7/27/2024 Headbangers Open Air – Brande-Hörnerkirchen, DE
7/28/2024 Rampa Kultura – Goleniów, PL
7/30/2024 Hole 44 – Berlin, DE
8/01/2024 Wacken Festival – Wacken, DE
8/03/2024 Fezen Festival – Szekesfehervar, HU
8/04/2024 Rockstadt Extreme Fest – Transylvania, RO
8/06/2024 Randall Club – Bratislava, SK
8/07/2024 Brutal Assault Festival – Josefov, CZ
8/09/2024 Melkweg OZ – Amsterdam, NL w/ The Bites
8/10/2024 Turock – Essen, DE w/ The Bites
8/11/2024 Alcatraz Festival – Kortrijk, BE
8/13/2024 Rescue Rooms – Nottingham, UK w/ The Bites
8/14/2024 Rebellion – Manchester, UK w/ The Bites
8/16/2024 KK’s Steelmill – Wolverhampton, UK w/ The Bites
8/17/2024 The Dome – London, UK w/ The Bites
8/18/2024 Craufurd Arms – Milton Keynes, UK w/ The Bites
John Bush – vocals
Jeff Duncan – guitars
Phil Sandoval – guitars
Joey Vera – bass
Gonzo Sandoval – drums