guitarist Juan Garcia
will join ARMORED SAINT
on stage at Metal Blade Records
's 30-anniversary show, set for Friday, November 30 at the House Of Blues in West Hollywood, California. Other musicians slated to perform "a variety of cover songs" with ARMORED SAINT
include AMON AMARTH
's Johan Hegg
, Ray Alder
of FATES WARNING
and Doug Pinnick
of KING'S X
. The concert, which will be hosted by "That Metal Show"
's Eddie Trunk
and Don Jamieson
, will also include a short set by Arizona thrash metal veterans SACRED REICH
in between GYPSYHAWK
and ARMORED SAINT
: "So pumped to be hosting Metal Blade
's 30th-anniversary show with quintessential metal warriors, ARMORED SAINT
and a destined-to-be quintessential metal band, GYPSYHAWK
. Gonna be heavier than Honey Boo Boo's mama!"
Added SACRED REICH
vocalist/bassist Phil Rind
: "We are excited to be involved in Metal Blade
's 30th-anniversary celebration. Metal Blade
were the first to offer us an opportunity on 'Metal Massacre 8'
, which led to a record deal and the release of 'Ignorance'
and 'Surf Nicaragua'. Three of the best records ever — SLAYER
's 'Hell Awaits'
's 'Dealing With It'
— were all on Metal Blade
. [Label honcho] Brian Slagel
was and still is a huge fan and advocate for metal! We are looking forward to saying thank you to Brian
and everyone at Metal Blade
in the best way possible, loud and fast!"