Los Angeles metal veterans ARMORED SAINT played at Crocodile Rock in Allentown, Pennsylvania on December 2, 2011 as part of a three-date East Coast tour. The band performed songs from its latest album, “La Raza”, as well as select cuts from its deep and storied catalog.
Fan-filmed video footage of the Allentown concert can be seen below.
“La Raza” sold around 2,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release. The CD landed at position No. 18 on the Top New Artist Albums (Heatseekers) chart, which lists the best-selling albums by new and developing artists, defined as those who have never appeared in the Top 100 of The Billboard 200. “La Raza” also entered the German Media Control chart at No. 96 and the Canadian Independent chart at No. 85.
“La Raza” was recorded at Burbank, California’s Tranzformer Studios, which is owned by Dave Jerdan (ALICE IN CHAINS, JANE’S ADDICTION), who produced ARMORED SAINT‘s 1991 classic “Symbol of Salvation” and Bryan Carlstrom, who engineered the same album. The band’s first new release since 2001’s “Nod to the Old School” was produced by Joey Vera and engineered by Carlstrom and his assistant John Nuss.
The band’s current lineup is the same as the one on 2000’s “Revelation” and 1992’s “Symbol of Salvation” LPs:
John Bush (vocals)
Jeff Duncan (guitar)
Phil Sandoval (guitar)
Joey Vera (bass)
Gonzo Sandoval (drums)