Armored Saint will release their first EP with bonus tracks and etching on vinyl. Due out on August 10th/13th via Metal Blade, the tracklisting is as follows:
‘Lesson Well Learned’
‘No Reason to Live’
‘False Alarm’
‘Stricken by Fate’
‘On the Way ‘


Metal Blade Records stated: “All five songs will be on side A, side B will feature a nice etching! Armored Saint will be heading back to Europe next week. At Sonisphere in France, the SAINT will be playing on the same day as Ghost, Evanescence, Wolfmother, Soulfly, Lacuna Coil, and more. Bang Your Head’s list of confirmed bands includes Arch Enemy, Exodus, Thin Lizzy, Primordial, and more. Dong Open Air also features Napalm Death, Sepultura, and many others. Along with the festival appearances, Armored Saint will be playing three headlining shows with UK’s Collapse as the supporting act.”

Singer John Bush elaborates on the dates: “I’m very excited for our upcoming summer dates. First, Armored Saint has never played in France. Not only are we doing the awesome Sonisphere show, we are also doing a headline club show in Paris. About fucking time. Also, we’re extremely pumped to play the Bang Your Head festival again. It’s one of the best metal shows in Germany. Plus, we get to be part of the Dong festival. First time there. The tour wouldn’t be complete without playing in Holland, which is the first country Armored Saint ever played in Europe back in 1989; and Zurich, where it will be our first time to headline in the beautiful country of Switzerland. Armored Saint doesn’t tour all that often so come out and join us, cause you’re never sure when or if we’ll be touring again. We’ll be playing songs from our entire catalog as well as from our most recent record, La Raza, which we’re extremely proud of. See ya this summer.”

Armored Saint European Tour 2012:
Jul. 8 – Amneville, France – Sonisphere Festival
Jul. 10 – Paris, France – La Maroquinerie
Jul. 11 – Kekrade, Netherlands – Rock Temple
Jul. 13 – Balingen, Germany – Bang Your Head Festival
Jul. 14 – Neukirchen, Germany – Dong Festival
Jul. 15 – Zürich, Switzerland – Dynamo

Check out this interview with Joey Vera in France from Metal Sickness. Joey talks about how the band picked the name Armored Saint, did they expect the band to be around for 30 years and much more: