Armored Saint, leaders and stalwarts of the American heavy metal scene since the early 1980s, are back with a brilliant rendition of One Chain (Don’t Make No Prison). The classic track was originally written by Dennis Lambert and Brian Potter and was first released by People in 1970. Additional covers include The Four Tops (1974), Santana (1978), and The Doobie Brothers (1989).

Comments vocalist John Bush, “[Bassist] Joey [Vera] came up with the idea of doing the song. We’ve always been huge fans of old school soul and R&B music so it was a no brainer. It’s got a great groove, perfect for our rhythm section, and Jeff [Duncan]’s and Phil [Sandoval]’s guitars are screaming. Plus, the cool lyrics make it ideal for the ‘Saint style. Levi Stubbs [The Four Tops] was such a rad singer; I just tried to do him justice. I think this would make him a metal fan!”

Armored Saint recently wrapped up a wildly successful North American tour with Queensrÿche and are currently working on music for their upcoming new full-length. Next month, the band will return to European stages for a sixteen-date run of shows, which will include appearances at Headbangers Open Air, Wacken Festival, Fezen Festival, Brutal Assault Festival, and more! See all confirmed dates below.

27th: Headbangers Open Air – Brande-Hörnerkirchen, DEU
28th: Rampa Kultura – Goleniów, POL
30th: Hole 44 – Berlin, DEU
1st: Wacken Festival – Wacken, DEU
3rd: Fezen Festival – Szekesfehervar, MAG
4th: Rockstadt Extreme Fest – Transylvania, ROM
6th: Randall Club – Bratislava, SVK
7th: Brutal Assault Festival – Josefov, CZR
9th: Melkweg OZ – Amsterdam, NED w/ The Bites
10th: Turock – Essen, DEU w/ The Bites
11th: Alcatraz Festival – Kortrijk, BEL
13th: Nottingham, ENG w/ The Bites
14th: Rebellion – Manchester, ENG w/ The Bites
16th: KK’s Steelmill – Wolverhampton, ENG w/ The Bites
17th: The Dome – London, ENG w/ The Bites
18th: Craufurd Arms – Milton Keynes, ENG w/ The Bites

The band’s most recent studio offering, Punching The Sky, was released in 2020. The critically lauded full-length hit worldwide record music charts. A diverse, attitude-drenched collection, the record offers everything the band’s faithful have come to expect from them while pushing their signature sound forward.