Joey Vera joins this week’s BBB Show


With a year already past since the release of the album “Win Hands Down”, the boys of Armored Saint show no signs of slowing down. Currently ripping up the North American West coast touring with Metal Church; I catch up with Joey Vera at the San Francisco D.N.A lounge to chat about the upcoming tour of Europe and the band’s first trip to Japan.

Armored saintAfter only a few months since I spoke to John Bush, I found myself intrigued at how the journey had been for them since the release of their seventh studio album and how it felt to be back on the road together.

Tune in to this week’s show as I catch up with Joey to chat about life and what lies ahead for Armored Saint.

Chatting with Joey and John it’s very easy to understand the passion that the band have in their music and what continues to bring drive to these Metal Legends.

After witnessing a blistering show of undeniable energy in San francisco, be sure to check out Armored Saint out on the road. UK only show: London Underworld July 14th and for all other European shows, check below for details.


Date Venue Location
Jul 14 The Underworld London, United Kingdom Tickets & More
Jul 16 Rock Fest Barcelona Barcelona, Spain Tickets & More
Jul 28 Headbangers Open Air Brande Hörnerkirchen,Germany Tickets & More
Jul 29 Saarmagedodon Festival Saarbrucken, Germany Tickets & More
Jul 30 Nord Open Air Essen, Germany Tickets & More

Metal Church Mike Howe joins this week’s Barnett’s Brutal Brunch show 


Originally rising from the infamous shores of the Bay Area of thrash, Metal Church would find their feet in Aberdeen, Washington. The swift move across North America gave the band the stable foundations to help create some of the most notorious thrash hits to come out of the era. With their eponymous debut album release in 1984, it wasn’t until singer Mike Howe came into the fold in 1988 that the most successful period for Metal Church was sparked.


The band went on to release the classic albums Blessing in Disguise (1989), The Human Factor (1991) and Hanging in the Balance (1993). By 1994, Mike Howe decided to walk away from the music business altogether to focus more attention on his family.


Over twenty years since his departure from the band, Metal Church have gone on to produce countless albums without him.  However, 2016 sees them not only release their eleventh studio album XI, but also welcome back Mike Howe on vocals once again.


Track listing for XI:

01. Reset
02. Killing Your Time
03. No Tomorrow
04. Signal Path
05. Sky Falls In
06. Needle & Suture
07. Shadow
08. Blow Your Mind
09. Soul Eating Machine
10. It Waits
11. Suffer Fools
12. Fan The Fire (Exclusive Bonus Track)


Tune in this week as I catch up with Mike to chat about the making of new album XI, and the upcoming European tour.

Be sure to check out Metal Church on their upcoming tour: