Armored Saint, eh? Sounds like a good name for a Christian metal band, but since Armored Saint allegedly picked the name after smoking ganja in Monterey Park...
Formed in 1982 by Phil and Gonzo Sandoval awhile attending a high school in California, and was one of those L.A. bands that gained popularity in the mid 80's with albums like March of the Saint (1984) and Delirious Nomad (1985). They produced several albums throughout the 1980's on both the Chrysalis and Metal Blade Records labels. Some of you may remember Armored Saint for the song "Can U Deliver" off of Delirious Nomad (1985), which received some decent air time on MTV.
In 1999, Armored Saint was back on the scene on small venue tickets with bands such as Dio and Lynch Mob. Throughout the first decade of the 21st century, Armored Saint continued producing and even opening for Metallica.
At the time of this writing, the Armored Saint Discography was as follows:
- 1983: Armored Saint
- 1984: March of the Saint
- 1985: Delirious Nomad
- 1987: Raising Fear
- 1988: Saints Will Conquer Live
- 1991: Symbol of Salvation
- 2000: Revelation
- 2001: Nod to the Old School
- 2010: La Raza