We’re happy to announce the raging return from legendary West Coast punk heathens: Battalion of Saints. Led by surviving member George Anthony, the band has three furious brand new songs that will kick ass just as effectively as their old classics.
Battalion Of Saints were a major catalyst in accelerating the transition from the already upbeat, adrenaline-charged punk of the early 1980s in to feral, snarling hardcore punk of the highest quality and intensity. Pounding distorted pace, live shows dripping with sweat and threat, and a gnarly attitude – Battalion of Saints stand tall among bands from the era like, Dead Kennedys, Crucifix, Minor Threat, Discharge as well as Southern Lord’s Poison Idea, The Offenders and YDI, remaining a crucial part of an immortal and ongoing legacy.
Founding vocalist George Anthony leads the charge in 2015, joined by a no nonsense line-up of hardcore convicts – drummer Mike Vega plays in legendary cult thrashers Hirax, guitarist John Hatfield plays in old school rock’n’roll menaces Others, and Matt Vicknair has spent time on bass in equally eminent USHC hardcore royalty Angry Samoans.