Armored Saint Launch Their Own Beer “Symbol Of Salvation” Belgian Blonde Ale

Decibel Metal & Beer Fest: Los Angeles (December 1st and 2nd), presented by Metal Blade Records, continues its mission of pairing the most extreme minds in music and craft beer with Symbol Of Salvation Belgian Blonde Ale – a collaboration between Armored Saint (who will be performing at the sold-out official festival pre-party) and participating brewery Metal Monkey Brewing (Romeoville, IL).

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 first be tapped at the Decibel Metal & Beer Fest: Los Angeles – where Armored Saint will also be signing at 7 PM on December 1st. Enjoy Symbol Of Salvation with Armored Saint at the festival by purchasing your ticket now at decibelmagazine.com.

Brewmasters Dan Camp and Jason Janes started Metal Monkey Brewing out of a shared love for craft beer and heavy metal. Together they have over 20 years of brewing experience, with the last three spent building up the brewery portfolio, experimenting with styles and ingredients, and spreading word of their brews far and wide.

Regarding the making of Symbol Of Salvation, Metal Monkey Brewing comments: “Metal Monkey got to hang out with Fates Warning after their Joliet, IL and Milwaukee, WI 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.”

Armored Saint’s Joey Vera adds: “We are super excited to announce that we have made a great craft beer in collaboration with Metal Monkey Brewery from Romeoville, Il! Aside from being Metal Heads, 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 and Metal Monkey Brewing join forces for “Symbol Of Salvation” Belgian Blonde Ale

– November 26th, 2018 –

Available at Decibel Metal & Beer Fest: Los Angeles; Armored Saint announces signing at Decibel Metal & Beer Fest: Los Angeles

Decibel Metal & Beer Fest: Los Angeles (Dec. 1st and 2nd), presented by Metal Blade Records, continues its mission of pairing the most extreme minds in music and craft beer with “Symbol Of Salvation” Belgian Blonde Ale – a collaboration between Armored Saint (who will be performing at the SOLD-OUT official festival pre-party) and participating brewery Metal Monkey Brewing (Romeoville, IL). 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 first be tapped at the Decibel Metal & Beer Fest: Los Angeles – where Armored Saint will also be signing at 7PM on Dec. 1st. Enjoy “Symbol Of Salvation” with Armored Saint at the festival by purchasing your ticket now at: decibelmagazine.com

Brewmasters Dan Camp and Jason Janes started Metal Monkey Brewing out of a shared love for craft beer and heavy metal. Together they have over 20 years of brewing experience, with the last three spent building up the brewery portfolio, experimenting with styles and ingredients, and spreading word of their brews far and wide. Regarding the making of “Symbol Of Salvation”, Metal Monkey Brewing comments:

“Metal Monkey got to hang out with Fates Warning after their Joliet, IL and Milwaukee, WI 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.”

Armored Saint‘s Joey Vera adds: “We are super excited to announce that we have made a great craft beer in collaboration with Metal Monkey Brewery from Romeoville, Il! Aside from being Metal Heads, 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!”

About Metal Monkey Brewing:
Metal Monkey Brewing takes pride in a comfortable taproom that provides customers with a laid-back environment conducive to socializing and sampling great beers. With 16 taps, there’s something for everyone, at any time, across a broad range of styles. Well-known beers like Asmodeus, a Russian Imperial Stout (in its standard and various barrel-aged forms), Up & Atom, an award-winning coffee brown ale, Tony’s Car, the brewery’s flagship Double IPA, and Monkey Fuel, an award-winning Belgian Tripel showcase Metal Monkey’s balance between reverence for the history and traditions of craft beer and the excitement of experimentation and innovation.

For more information, please visit: metalmonkeybrewing.com

About Armored Saint:
Having toured with Metallica, Whitesnake, Alice Cooper, The Scorpions, and many other artists since their inception in the early 80s, Armored Saint has always been a highly regarded live act – not only in their hometown of Los Angeles, but also around the world.

After reforming with their original line-up in 1999 (John Bush – vocals, Joey Vera – bass, Phil Sandoval – guitar, Jeff Duncan – guitar, Gonzo Sandoval – drums), and releasing subsequent albums, La Raza (2010) and Win Hands Down (2015), to critical acclaim, Armored Saint has been delivering their heavy metal mastery around the globe, joining the likes of Saxon, Metal Church, Queensryche, and more on the road.

This past summer, Armored Saint also commemorated their classic Symbol Of Salvation album, by playing the record in its entirety for fans worldwide. After a run of sold-out shows, the band will head into the studio in 2019 to begin work on their upcoming full-length for Metal Blade Records.

For more information, please visit: metalblade.com/armoredsaint

About Decibel Magazine:
Founded in 2004, Decibel Magazine is heavy metal’s most trusted voice. For over 13 years, Decibel has never deviated from its original mission of examining the past, present and future of metal. Since the debut issue (The Dillinger Escape Plan, October 2004), Decibel has evolved into the authoritative publication on heavy music. Members of the Decibel community know that their level of passion is matched by the magazine’s staff and writers, and they trust that Decibel will always guide them toward the best music from both undiscovered acts and their favorite major artists. Decibel isn’t just America’s only monthly metal magazine – with an array of dynamic, exclusive content, seven national tours and multiple books in their arsenal, they’re the true voice of heavy metal.

For more information, please visit: decibelmagazine.com

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Motley Crue Bassist Nikki Sixx Comments On New Songs

Following yesterday’s announcement that Los Angeles glam metal icons Motley Crue will be returning to record new material, bassist Nikki Sixx has taken to Twitter to confirm singer Vince Neil’s Tweet, as well as the rumours that the songs will be for the forthcoming biopic, “The Dirt.” Responding to a fan, Sixx stated:

“You can trust us these are ball busters. Everybody can relax. We’re soon gonna smack you upside the head with some killer new tracks. Bob Rock is producing. Its our movie. We know what we’re doing.”

The movie has been in development almost since the book of the same name was published and at one stage, Christopher Walken was heavily linked to play Ozzy Osbourne, however the cast has now been mostly confirmed and the Sixx, Neil, Tommy Lee and Mick Mars will be portrayed by Douglas Booth (Jupiter Ascending, The Limehouse Golem,) Daniel Webber (11.22.63., The Punisher,) rapper Machine Gun Kelly and Iwan Rheon (Game Of Thrones, Misfits, Inhumans,) while manager Doc McGhee will be played by David Costabile (The Wire, Breaking Bad, Flight Of The Conchords) and Ozzy will be portrayed by Tony Cavalero of School Of Rock fame.

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Y&T Pulls Out Of Saxon European Tour, Replaced By FM

American hard rockers Y&T has announced that they have been forced to withdraw from the upcoming Saxon European tour due to vocalist/guitarist Dave Meniketti’s back injury, as he is adhering to his doctor’s advice and giving himself the necessary time to heal and recover. Their place will be taken by British rock veterans FM, while heavy metal heroes Raven will also be on board.

Says Dave: “It is with great disappointment that I announce Y&T’s decision to withdraw from Saxon’s upcoming fall Europe/UK tour. As many of you already know, I severely injured my back in July and have been under the care of a sports doctor/back specialist ever since. After I received two rounds of cortisone injections to reduce the inflammation, we all had high hopes I’d get “back on the field” in time for this tour. But as many people know, recovering from this kind of back injury takes time.

“Given the advice of my doctor and the urging of everyone around me, really, the only course of action for my long-term health is to stay home and properly complete my recovery. This decision has weighed heavily on me – and believe me, I’d much rather be on tour playing for all of you – but getting on an 11-hour flight and sitting for five weeks on drives of up to 10+ hours every day in a van traveling 11,000 miles/18,000 km would be a reckless approach at this stage of my recovery. I can’t risk another setback like I experienced last month when I played a show against my doctor’s advice.

“I apologize to the fans and to our buddies in Saxon for any inconveniences and disappointments that this has caused. We’re big fans of Saxon and consider them to be one of the best live straight-ahead rock bands out there, so we’re all disappointed to miss what surely would’ve been a great time on tour with them.

“For my part, and for Y&T going forward, I’m on the mend and can’t wait to get back up on stage later this year. To our amazing fans in Europe and the UK, again, my apologies. We’ll be back in 2019.”

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The Faceless Assure Fans: “We Will Not Cancel Tours Anymore”

The Faceless announce that their planned UK/Ireland tour will actually take place in early February. A string of cancelled tours in the past few years have definitely eroded fan support of the band, which have now assured fans that they will no longer be in the habit of cancelling tours via Twitter (see below). The Faceless will be touring in support of their new album, “In Becoming A Ghost“, out now through Sumerian Records.

We are at the airport, waiting to board our flight to the UK. We will not cancel tours anymore. We love our fans and hope to see all of you at a show.

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— The Faceless (@THEFACELESSband) January 31, 2018

Dates are as follows:

02/01 Guildford, UK – Boileroom
02/02 London, UK – Underworld
02/03 Manchester, UK – Rebellion
02/04 Birmingham, UK – Mama Roux’s
02/06 Dublin, IRE – Voodoo Lounge
02/07 Glasgow, UK – G2
02/08 Bristol, UK – Fleece
02/09 Nottingham, UK – Rescue Rooms

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Saxon Reveals New Album Release Date, Artwork And Tracklisting; Announces European Tour Dates

British heavy metal legends Saxon has revealed further details on their forthcoming new album, “Thunderbolt,” including the artwork, which can be seen below. The record will be released on February 2nd through Militia Guard label (Silver Lining Music) and will be followed soon afterwards by a tour of Europe with Diamond Head and Rock Goddess, while Magnum will also be on the bill at the Hull show, with many more dates to be announced next year.

Speaking about the album and tour, frontman Biff Byford stated: “This is album 22 and it’s called ‘Thunderbolt.’ It’s a Storming Smashing Thundering collection of tracks we’ve been crafting with Producer Andy Sneap and it’s finished- ready to be unleashed.Stand clear and fasten your seat belts!

“This is part 1 of the colossal Thunderbolt World tour we’re going to be touring the whole of 2018 so get your tickets and join the ride. It’s gonna be fast and furious, dark and brooding. Monumental riffing and screaming vocals loud and proud it’s going to be a Saxon tour, unique in every way!”

The tracklisting for “Thunderbolt” is as follows:

1. Olympus Rising
2. Thunderbolt
3. The Secret of Flight
4. Nosferatu (The Vampires Waltz)
5. They Played Rock and Roll
6. Predator
7. Sons of Odin
8. Sniper
9. A Wizard’s Tale
10. Speed Merchants
11. Roadie’s Song
12. Nosferatu (Raw Version)*
*not available on vinyl

The initial tour dates for next year will take place on the following dates:

February 23 – UK, Cardiff University
February 24 – UK, Cambridge Corn Exchange
February 25 – UK, Hull City Hall
February 27 – Holland, Tilburg 013
February 28 – Germany, Saarbruecken Garage
March 1 – Germany, Hannover Capitol
March 2 – Germany, Frankfurt Batschkapp
March 3 – Germany, Dresden Schlachthof

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New Album “Never Seen Again” Announced By Starblind

Swedish metal act Starblind returns with the third album “Never Seen Again.” The album drops on November 24th via Pure Steel Records.

The musical direction of “Never Seen Again” is close to Iron Maiden, but of course with the band’s own unique style influences. Since “Dying Son” in 2015, some points changed, especially with the addition of new vocalist Marcus Sannefjord Olkerud (ex-Rocka Rollas), who is able to sing with broad ranging power.

The track listing and album artwork are as follows:

1. The Everlasting Dream Of Flight
2. The Shadow Out Of Time
3. Pride And Glory
4. Eternally Bound
5. Tears Of A Soldier
6. Never Seen Again
7. Avarice (The Fourth Circle)
8. Demon Rider
9. Insanity And Genius
10. The Last Stand

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New Tour Dates Announced By Fates Warning

U.S. Progressive metal pioneers Fates Warning have announced further live shows in the USA and Mexico as part of the next touring run in January 2018 in support of the latest album “Theories Of Flight.”

Vocalist Ray Alder has checked in with the following comment about the newly announced shows: “After a break from the last European tour it’s time to hit the road again. And this time we’re headed to the West coast! Also, we will be performing in wonderful Mexico City for the first time! We cannot express how excited we are to finally be able to announce these dates as it has been a long time coming. See you all soon on the West coast leg of the Theories Of Flight tour 2018!”

Below is a list of the exact dates, which now also include German post rockers Long Distance Calling as special guests for the shows in Germany:

1/5 Seattle, WA – Studio Seven
1/7 Mexico City, MX – Circo Volador
1/11 Las Vegas, NV – Count’s Vamp’d
1/12 Phoenix, AZ – Club Red
1/13 San Diego, CA – Brick By Brick
1/14 Los Angeles, CA – The Whisky-a-Go-Go

Live Over Europe 2018, featuring Support from Methodica

1/18 Essen, DE – Turock (+ Special Guests: LONG DISTANCE CALLING)
1/19 Aschaffenburg, DE – Colos-Saal (+ Special Guests: LONG DISTANCE CALLING)
1/20 Milan, IT – Legend
1/21 Rome, IT – Orion
1/23 Ljubljana, SL – Orto Bar
1/24 Budapest, HU – A38
1/25 Belgrade, SB – Dom Omladine
1/26 Thessaloniki, GR – Principal Club Theater
1/27 Athens, GR – Fuzz Club

As previously announced, all of the European shows will be recorded for an upcoming live release, which makes the dates very special. Guitarist Jim Matheos commented: “It’s been 20 years since we released our only live album, ‘Still Life.’ It’s time for an update! In January we’ll be recording a series of shows in some of our favorite European cities. The best of these will be included in a live album to be released in 2018. While we haven’t decided on the final set list yet we’re planning on about a 2 hour set with as little overlap as possible with the ‘Still Life album.’ Hope to see you all there!”

Alder added: “We’re excited to be returning to Europe in 2018 for these special shows! Thanks to you, our incredible fans, for making “Theories…” such a success. We could not have done it without you! See you in 2018!”

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Uncommon Evolution Streaming New EP “Junkyard Jesus”

Montana stoner crew Uncommon Evolution is now streaming full new EP “Junkyard Jesus,” which can be heard below and is out now via Argonauta Records.

Produced, mixed, and mastered by Machine, this EP is a must for all fans into Clutch and Corrosion Of Conformity sonorities. If you missed it, our interview with the band all about “Junkyard Jesus” can be read here>

1. Junkyard Jesus
2. Highly Modified Son of a Bitch
3. Feather Short of Flight
4. King of the Heep

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