Armored Saint release video for new single “Missile To Gun”
Armored Saint consisting of lead vocalist John Bush, guitarists Phil Sandoval and Jeff Duncan, bassist Joey Vera and drummer Gonzo Sandoval have unveiled a video for their new single “Missile To Gun” from their new studio album Punching The Sky, which was released via Metal Blade Records today (on October 23, 2020).
In an interview with Ruben Mosqueda for Sleaze Roxx, Bush was asked whether it took more time to refine the songs for Punching The Sky since Armored Saint‘s last studio album Win Hands Down (2015) to which the singer replied:
“I think one factor in taking longer between albums was that we did quite a bit of touring behind that album, which was just great for us. We also went out and did the ‘Symbol Of Salvation’ album in its entirety, then we got into writing mode, but as you know we don’t write that fast. I like quality over quantity, I just always like the albums to be great. I agree that ‘Win Hands Down’ was an amazing album and that was the stepping stone for this record. I think we’re in a great groove and great place the way we’re writing and creating. We’re progressing as writers, singers and musicians. We’re getting better and better. In a perfect world, I’d like to get albums done quicker, but at the same time I’m getting older. I’m 57 years old. I’m really honest with myself. I wonder how much longer I can do this? Can I do this for three, four or five more years? I don’t know.
We did do some shows with Saxon and UFO and those guys have a few years on me and they’re still doing it at a high level, so I really don’t know. They’re an inspiration to me. It’s funny because with every record, there’s this sense of urgency, because it could be the last record. I think that’s a really good thing because it pushes you to put everything you can into it. Like I said, I wish we worked a lot faster but this is our pace. It’s not like we’re sitting around or anything. My wife has a business and I help her out with that. We have kids. I love being around for them. Joey [Vera] and I are pretty much stay at home dads when we’re not doing this and we love being there to raise our kids. He does production work and is also in Fates Warning. My kids are teenagers so they’ve become more independent. They don’t need me as much as they did, but I’m still there for them. The record is everything, then putting on a killer show. I’m proud of this album.”
Armored Saint‘s “Missile To Gun” video: