John Bush Open to Revisiting Anthrax Songs Live

March 5, 2018



Jimmy Kay from Canada's The Metal Voice recently spoke to Armored Saint (Ex-Anthrax) singer John Bush about the bands current Symbol of Salvation tour and the filming of a live DVD. Bush also spoke about the bands plans for writing a follow-up to their last album Win Hands Down and the possibility or playing his Anthrax era songs live someday.


When asked about why the band decided on  performing the complete album Symbol of Salvation on their upcoming tour
"We are going to play the Symbol of Salvation record in it's entirety, it's a classic Armored Saint record, we never ever done anything like this before. The Symbol of Salvation record seems to be a kind of record that fans connect with at an emotional level. It's the one record that almost didn't happen and we made it happen after re-grouping the band after Dave Prichard passed away. There were a lot of stars aligning on that album. Win Hands Down came out 2015, it's been almost three years, we did a live record and now the next step is to do a Live DVD that is something Armored Saint has never really done properly.  We don't know which dates yet where we will be filming the DVD we are still working that out. We will be playing a few songs from our Catalog we are still trying to figure out that out which ones we want to do."

When asked about the status on writing a follow-up  to Armored Saints last album Win Hands Down 
"We have a couple of songs that me and Joey Vera kind of worked on, a couple  more that we though of working on. Gonza and Phil Sandoval also have a couple of ideas that they wanted to send us. I think that realistically we can get a record out in the middle of next year if we are optimistic. It would be great to have all the writing done by the end of this year. Armored Saint can try to be a little quicker in the way that we write songs as long as we feel like there is quality control on it. We love 'Win hands Down' our last album, we think it's a great record, we just want to pick up where we left off in terms of musical direction on this upcoming album, to continue with that style of the last album. The new songs kind of write themselves "

When asked if he would ever consider playing on all Anthrax set live
"I have talked about possibly doing that and it is something that I am a little more open minded to doing more so than I was 5-10 years ago. It just has to be the right scenario. There has to be enough of an interest. It has to be the right band. It would have to be sporadic shows maybe some festivals. It has to feel right. It would have to be the right situation, we will see."

July 10 - Poughkeepsie, NY - The Chance
July 11 - Sellersville, PA - Sellersville Theater
July 13 - New York, NY - The Gramercy Theatre
July 14 - Boston, MA - Brighton Music Hall
July 15 - Montreal, QC - Petite Campus
July 17 - Toronto, ON - Mod Club
July 18 - Cleveland, OH - The Cambridge at House of Blues
July 20 - Detroit, MI - Shelter
July 21 - Chicago, IL - Reggie's
July 22 - Milwaukee, WI - Shank Hall
Aug. 16 - Las Vegas, NV - Count's Vamp'd
Aug. 17 - Anaheim, CA - Parish at House of Blues
Aug. 18 - Los Angeles, CA - The Regent


* CD (tour edition digipak w/ 4 bonus tracks) 
* 180g black vinyl

* dark red maroon marbled vinyl (limited to 300 copies - EU exclusive) 
* clear red/purple/black/white splattered vinyl (limited to 200 copies - EU exclusive) 
* violet rosy brown marbled vinyl (limited to 300 copies - USA exclusive) 
* pastel pink lilac marbled vinyl (limited to 200 copies - USA exclusive)


CD track listing:

01. Reign of Fire
02. Dropping Like Flies
03. Last Train Home
04. Tribal Dance
05. The Truth Always Hurts
06. Half Drawn Bridge
07. Another Day
08. Symbol of Salvation
09. Hanging Judge
10. Warzone
11. Burning Question
12. Tainted Past
13. Spineless>
14. Medieval Nightmares (Demo) 
15. Get Lost (Demo) 
16. Toungue and Cheek (Demo) 
17. Pirates (Demo)

Vinyl track listing:

Side A

01. Reign of Fire
02. Dropping Like Flies
03. Last Train Home
04. Tribal Dance
05. The Truth Always Hurts
06. Half Drawn Bridge
07. Another Day

Side B

01. Symbol of Salvation
02. Hanging Judge
03. Warzone
04. Burning Question
05. Tainted Past
06. Spineless


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