Crobot drop in on this week’s Barnett’s Brutal Brunch show

With the most prestigious supporting slot of their career, I caught up with Crobot on the 2015 tour with UK heavy metal Titans Saxon and Motorhead celebrating their 40th anniversary.

 This week I catch up with founding members Brandon and Chris to chat about how far they have come in the last 4 years from their beginnings in small town Pennsylvania. Now joined by New Jersey brothers Paul and Jake,  Crobot hit the rock world with their debut album release: ‘Something Supernatural’.

The band made waves with their first single in May 2014  ‘Nowhere to hide’ which hit the U.S. Billboard rock charts at no 16. Tapping into the ever growing classic rock audience, Crobot’s stunning album has seen them tour around the world with the likes of Clutch and The Sword as well as heavyweights Black Label Society.

Discussing the band’s outlook on the future, I find out more about their upcoming European tour this November with Scorpion child and Buffalo Summer and the question on everyone’s lips… Is a new album on it’s way?!!

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01. Legend Of The Spaceborne Killer
02. Nowhere To Hide
03. The Necromancer
04. La Mano De Lucifer
05. Skull Of Geronimo
06. Cloud Spiller
07. Fly On The Wall
08. Night Of The Sacrifice
09. Chupacabra
10. Wizards
11. Queen Of The Light


Armored Saint on this week’s Barnett’s brutal brunch show – Podcast available


Out there in the vast genre of metal, there sit’s a band named Armored saint. Hitting the scene in the 1983, they were a force unto themselves, not fitting into the conventional movements of glam metal nor thrash metal at the time.  ARmored saint earlyArmored Saint hit the metal circuit with full force playing with everyone from Ratt to Metallica. Undeterred by their unclassifiable metal music, the band would release a string of albums Delirious NomadRaising Fear, live album Saints Will Conquer and their most successful release Symbol of Salvation in 1991.Symbol of salvation-front-cover

In their eight year existence, the loss of a band member Dave Prichard and with an extremely difficult tour for their most successful album,  Armored Saint decided to call it a day.

With the job offer of fronting Anthrax, John Bush jumped ship and carved a unique sound into the existing Anthrax regime, partly for his involvement in the writing process, but also his unique vocal sound that brought life into a somewhat tired thrash legacy. The release of albums Sound of White NoiseStomp 442Volume 8: The Threat Is Real and the critically acclaimed album We’ve Come for You All in 2003 would see Anthrax reach new heights in their career. AnthraxBut with that said, Anthrax members made a commitment to making a new Storm troopers of doom record, this would see John’s time with the band soon fizzle out. The prospect of Joey Belladona presence in the Anthrax was on the cards.  With the ‘Spreading the disease’ line up booked for the 20th anniversary tour, it would also seal the deal for the upcoming Ozzfest tour. This would then instigate the departure of Bush.

With John’s extensive voice over work, the release of Armored saint’s Revelation (2000) and the covers album Nod to the Old School (2001) all slowly ticking away in the background while the Anthrax members work on other projects, it wasn’t until John’s departure from Anthrax that saw the album La Raza (2010) and a full commitment from both him and the other members to officially reform Armored Saint.


With another significant break from their last release, the boys are now back and raring to go with a brand new album Win hands down. Tracks ‘Mess’ and the title track ‘Win hands down’ gaining considerable play on social media sites, the album is already becoming a successful hit for the Los Angeles based band.armoredsaint-winhandsdown (1)

With just days after their outstanding appearance at this year’s Hellfest, I caught up with the John to chat about his past and present outlook on his career, the new album and it’s chart topping success in Europe, plus I get an inside scoop on what’s next for these heavy metal Titans.

Be sure to check out the Armored Saint on the road. Appearing on the main-stage at this year’s Bloodstock festival and out on the road in the North America with Saxon this fall.

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