ARMORED SAINT have announced a new album!
Titled Punching The Sky, the upcoming album from the American heavy metal band is the follow-up to 2015’s Win Hands Down and is scheduled to be released in October this year, via Metal Blade Records.
“The goal is to write really good music. I know I’m stating the obvious here but that’s about the size of our agenda,” says bassist Joey Vera of the upcoming album. “We’ve been able to shed a lot of expectations that sometimes plague a band like ours that has been around a long time, and we’ve recently moved into a comfort zone with just being ourselves. We have this kind of freedom now that we didn’t really have early in our career, and we can take some chances and make the kind of music that we want to hear. This record is a reflection of where we are at, right now.”
Speaking about the new song and its accompanying music video, Joey Vera says, “we’ve teamed up with video director Robert Graves for our first single, End of the Attention Span. Robert got the lyrical content right away and together we delved into society’s ongoing fascination with electronic devices and the insidious disconnect it creates. The irony is that most of us feel connected together through our phone and computer screens, but the reality is that we have created a wedge between ourselves. Our human interactions have been infected with an intense need for information. We’re always ‘looking’ for more. The end result is a very damaged attention span.”