Metal Blade Records has just released a new Rewind segment on YouTube in celebration of the label’s 40th anniversary. This Rewind features John Bush and Joey Vera reminiscing about the “Symbol of Salvation” era of the band! Check it out here and if you’re in CA be sure to catch the band live as they wrap up their US tour with W.A.S.P., including LA’s SOLD OUT show at The Wiltern!
W.A.S.P and Armored Saint
12/10 Fresno, CA – The Tower Theater
12/11 Los Angeles, CA – The Wiltern (sold out!)
In other tasty Armored Saint news, if you are a fan living in the Chicago area you can head to Kuma’s Corner (@originalkumascorner) where the restaurant will be serving up the ARMORED SAINT burger the entire month of December! The ARMORED SAINT burger is a 10oz Kuma’s Patty, Chipotle Mayo, Pepper Jack Cheese, Caramelized Onions, roasted red bell peppers, Roasted Poblano peppers, & a Farm Fresh Egg! Available at all Chicagoland locations. Kumascorner.com
And fans in the Alhambra area can head to Grill ‘Em All (@grillemall) where the restaurant will also be serving up a burger in honor of the band for the month of December. The ARMORED SAINT burger at Grill ‘Em All is served up with Jalapeño BBQ Ranch, Avocado, Pickled Habanero + Red Onions, Roasted Corn + Black Bean Salad, Cilantro and Cabbage on a Half Pound Burger! grillemallburgs.com
Metal Blade Records 40th Anniversary Small Batch Rum:
There isn’t a drink more fitting for the classic Metal Blade Pirate than some good ol’ rum! Which is why we’ve teamed up with the crew at Key West Legal Rum for the official ‘Metal Blade RUM‘! Distiller Paul Menta, Key West Legal Rum “This is like completing my metal and rum bucket list! Taking 2 things I love, metal and rum, and letting people have an experience.” Made from Florida demerara sugar, this two-year old stainless steel-aged rum will send your taste buds through one hell of an expedition! Notes of toasted caramel, pear and a buttery smooth finish. Drink it chilled or pair it with another beverage – there is no wrong way to drink it as long as the music is LOUD! Limited batch of 2000, these bad boys will go quick! The bottles have been hand dipped/sealed and are crowned with a Metal Blade 40th Anniversary collector’s edition medal. Grab yours NOW: MetalBladeRum.com
In other 40th Anniversary news, head to metalblade.com/40thanniversary for decade themed playlists, merch, and exclusive releases.
About Metal Blade Records:
Founded upon owner Brian Slagel‘s enduring drive to find great bands and get their music out to as many people as possible, since 1982 Metal Blade has brought wave after wave of powerful, innovative, and often genre-defining music to the ever-hungry metal masses. It is this ethos that has seen Metal Blade build up a stunning and diverse catalogue, weather the various storms facing any independent label, and in an age of declining record sales boast the most successful years of its existence as it celebrates its fourth decade.
Metal Blade Records launched Metallica, Slayer, Armored Saint, Fates Warning, GWAR, Cannibal Corpse, Amon Amarth, Whitechapel, The Black Dahlia Murder, Cattle Decapitation, and dozens more genre giants, shaping four decades and counting of hard rock, metal, and extreme music culture. Brian Slagel worked as a record store clerk when he founded Metal Blade in 1982, reserving a spot for a young Lars Ulrich on his Metal Massacre compilation series. Metal Blade grew from humble beginnings in Los Angeles to become an international powerhouse, selling millions of albums while remaining fiercely independent. In 2017, Slayer‘s Kerry King inducted the label into the Hall of Heavy Metal History. Slagel‘s For the Sake of Heaviness: The History of Metal Blade Records arrived the same year.