From the Big Four to Avenged Sevenfold at the Golden Gods, 2011 has been one hell of a year
Last week, Armored Saint released their first album in 10 years, La Raza. The current Armored Saint reunion began when bassist Joey Vera, who had been playing in Fates Warning, contacted John Bush, who had left Anthrax, to work on some new songs. The singer had all but retired from music, but ended up having a lot of fun working with his old friend. Eventually the duo got the rest of the band involved. “We just realized, well look. It’s you. It’s me. It’s rock,” Bush says. “What are we gonna do? Are we gonna try to bullshit the public and tell you, ‘Oh man, it’s not Armored Saint’? Come on, man. It’s not in me.” Bush has since played a few shows with Anthrax again but remains committed to promoting Armored Saint. Here, he fills us in on the rest of the story.