"March of the Saint" is the first full-length (LP) released by the American Heavy Metal band "Armored Saint". It was produced by "Max 'On Yer Bike' Norman" during 1984. This web-page has hi-res photos of the album covers, record label and a detailed description.


Photo of "March Of The Saint" Album's Front Cover 

"March of the Saint" Album Description:

In the vibrant landscape of 1980s heavy metal, Armored Saint's debut album, "March of the Saint," stands as a significant milestone, showcasing the band's prowess and contributing to the genre's evolution during that time.

Released in 1984, the album emerged during a period when heavy metal was experiencing a diverse array of styles and influences. The European metal scene was thriving with the New Wave of British Heavy Metal (NWOBHM) leading the charge, and American bands were forging their own identity within the genre.

One key aspect that distinguishes "March of the Saint" is its production, led by renowned producer Michael James Jackson. The meticulous attention to detail and sonic quality brought forth by the team of sound engineers, including Chris Minto, Dave Whittman, David Egerton, Steve Hirsch, Steve MacMillan, and Todd Prepsky, contributed to the album's overall impact. The collaboration with mastering engineer Bernie Grundman further polished the sound, ensuring a powerful and immersive listening experience.

The album cover art, designed by Gareth Williams, adds another layer to the contribution of "March of the Saint." Williams' visual interpretation aligns seamlessly with the music, creating a cohesive and memorable package. Additionally, the album artwork by John Pasche enhances the overall aesthetic, capturing the essence of the band's identity and the era's metal culture.

"March of the Saint" not only solidified Armored Saint's place in the heavy metal scene but also played a role in shaping the sound of American metal during the mid-1980s. The album's success paved the way for the band's continued influence in subsequent years, and it remains a classic example of the era's metal offerings.

Furthermore, the inclusion of photographer Neil Zlozower added a visual narrative to the album. Zlozower's photography provided fans with a glimpse into the raw energy and theatricality of Armored Saint's live performances, contributing to the band's persona and legacy.

In the broader context of the 1980s, "March of the Saint" reflects the spirit of a time when heavy metal was pushing boundaries and exploring new territories. The album's release coincided with a period of experimentation within the genre, as bands sought to blend traditional elements with innovative approaches.

Music Genre:

  American Heavy Speed Metal
Album  Production information:

The album: "March Of The Saint" was produced by: Michael James Jackson

Chris Minto - Sound Engineer

Dave Whittman - Sound Engineer

David Egerton - Sound Engineer

Steve Hirsch - Sound Engineer

Steve MacMillan - Sound Engineer

Todd Prepsky - Sound Engineer

Bernie Grundman - Mastering Engineer

Bernie Grundman is a renowned Mastering Engineer hailing from Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA. With an illustrious career spanning several decades, he has achieved remarkable success in the music industry. Born with an innate passion for music and a keen ear for detail, Grundman has left an indelible mark on the field of audio mastering.


Grundman's journey into the world of music began in the early 1980s when he established his own mastering studio in Hollywood, California. It was during this time that he cemented his reputation as a go-to engineer for heavy metal albums. From 1982 to 1990, Grundman lent his expertise to numerous heavy metal projects, skillfully mastering dozens of albums that defined the genre's sound during that era.

His work with heavy metal artists showcased his ability to capture the raw energy and power of the music, while maintaining clarity and fidelity. Grundman's mastering techniques brought out the full sonic potential of each album, elevating them to new heights and contributing to their commercial success.

As his talent became recognized, Bernie Grundman had the opportunity to collaborate with a multitude of renowned musicians across various genres. His mastering prowess was sought after by a diverse range of artists, including rock, pop, jazz, and classical musicians. Through his meticulous attention to detail and technical expertise, he added the final polish to their recordings, enhancing the overall listening experience for fans around the world.

Grundman's discography boasts an impressive list of hit albums, with his name appearing in the credits of numerous iconic releases. His contributions have been instrumental in shaping the sound of some of the most influential records of our time. From acclaimed bands to chart-topping solo artists, Grundman's work has left an indelible impact on the music industry.

Bernie Grundman's mastering studio has become synonymous with excellence and has earned a reputation as one of the best facilities in the industry. Musicians and record labels alike recognize the exceptional quality and meticulous attention to detail that Grundman and his team bring to every project. His dedication to achieving sonic perfection and his commitment to maintaining the artistic vision of the artists he works with have made him highly respected among his peers.

Throughout his career, Bernie Grundman has received numerous accolades for his contributions to the music industry. He is the recipient of several Grammy Awards, recognizing his exceptional skills as a mastering engineer. These accolades further solidify his status as a true pioneer in the field and underscore his unwavering commitment to excellence.

Beyond his technical prowess, Grundman's success can be attributed to his genuine love for music and his unwavering passion for his craft. His dedication to his work has allowed him to forge lasting relationships with artists, fostering an environment of trust and collaboration in the studio.

As a master of his trade, Bernie Grundman continues to inspire and influence aspiring engineers and musicians worldwide. His legacy is one of innovation, expertise, and an unwavering commitment to the pursuit of sonic perfection. Today, his name remains synonymous with exceptional audio quality, and his contributions to the music industry will continue to resonate for generations to come.

Gareth Williams - Cover Art

John Pasche - Album artwork

Neil Zlozower - Photographer

Neil Zlozower Neil Zlozower is an American photographer and music industry professional, best known for his work documenting the hard rock and heavy metal scenes of the 1970s and 1980s. He was born on 9 December 1949, in Los Angeles, California.


Zlozower started his photography career in the 1970s, working as a freelance photographer for various music industry magazines and record labels. Over the years, he has captured some of the most iconic images of some of the biggest and most influential musicians of the rock and metal worlds, including Mötley Crüe , Van Halen , Guns N' Roses, Slayer , and many more.

Zlozower's work has been featured in numerous books, magazines, and exhibitions, and he continues to be one of the most respected and sought-after photographers in the music industry. In addition to his photography work, Zlozower has also been involved in various other aspects of the music business, including album design, marketing, and publicity. He is widely recognized as one of the key figures in the history of hard rock and heavy metal photography.

Record Label Information:

Chrysalis 206 696
Packaging: This album "March Of The Saint" includes the original custom inner sleeve with album details, complete lyrics of all songs by and photos of the "Armored Saint" band. 

Media Format:

12" Vinyl Stereo Full-Length Long-Play  Gramophone Record
Album weight: 230 gram  

Year & Country:

1984 Made in EEC
Band Members and Musicians on: Armored Saint March Of The Saint
    Band-members, Musicians and Performers
  • John Bush - Vocals
  • Dave Prichard - Guitars
  • Phil Sandoval - Guitars
  • Joey Vera - Bass

    Joseph "Joey" Vera a bass player and singer from Los Angeles, California. During the 1980's Joey Vera he has mainly performed in the American Heavy Metal band "Armored Saint".

  • Gonzo Sandoval - Drums
Track Listing of: "March Of The Saint"

The Songs/tracks on "March Of The Saint" are

  1. March of the Saint
  2. Can U Deliver
  3. Mad House
  4. Take a Turn
  5. Seducer
  6. Mutiny on the World
  7. Glory Hunter
  8. Stricken by Fate
  9. Envy
  10. False Alarm
Album cover photos of : Armored Saint March Of The Saint
Photo of "March Of The Saint" Album's Front Cover 
Photo of "March Of The Saint" Album's Front Cover   
Photo of "March Of The Saint" Album's Back Cover  
Photo of "March Of The Saint" Album's Back Cover    
Photo of "March Of The Saint" Album's Inner Cover  
Photo of "March Of The Saint" Album's Inner Cover    
Close-up Photo of "March Of The Saint" Record Label 
Close-up Photo of "March Of The Saint" Record Label 
Note: The images on this page are photos of the actual album. Slight differences in color may exist due to the use of the camera's flash.


Index of ARMORED SAINT Vinyl Album Discography and Album Cover Gallery

ARMORED SAINT - Delirious Nomad 12" Vinyl LP
ARMORED SAINT - Delirious Nomad album front cover

  Chrysalis 206 442 , 1985 , Germany

"Delirious Nomad" stands as the sophomore LP by California's formidable Heavy Metal ensemble, Armored Saint. Unleashed upon the music realm in 1985, this opus showcases the band's mastery in crafting visceral sonic landscapes. With pounding riffs and evocative lyricism, the album paints a vivid journey through the nomadic realms of delirium, encapsulating the spirit of a genre-defining era.

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ARMORED SAINT - March Of The Saint 12" Vinyl LP
ARMORED SAINT - March Of The Saint album front cover

Chrysalis 206 696 , 1984 , EEC

"March of the Saint," the inaugural opus from American Heavy Metal icons Armored Saint, resonates powerfully on this 1984 12" Vinyl LP. Guided by the skilled hands of producer Max 'On Yer Bike' Norman, the album encapsulates a defining era. With potent riffs and anthemic vigor, it's a testament to the band's ascendancy, marking their indomitable march into the Metal pantheon.

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ARMORED SAINT - Raising Fear 12" Vinyl LP
ARMORED SAINT - Raising Fear album front cover

Chrysalis 208 686 , 1987 , EEC

Armored Saint's Raising Fear is an outstanding album that showcases the band's musical prowess and ability to connect with listeners on an emotional level. From the powerful opening track to the thought-provoking closing anthem, the album takes listeners on a journey through the highs and lows of the human experience.

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ARMORED SAINT - Symbol of Salvation 12" Vinyl LP
ARMORED SAINT - Symbol of Salvation album front cover

Metal Blade Records ZORRO 20 , 1991 , England

"Symbol of Salvation," etched onto a 1991 UK 12" Vinyl LP, stands as a poignant masterpiece from L.A.'s iconic metal collective, Armored Saint. This release bears the weight of tragedy, as Dave Pritchard's battle with leukemia cast a somber shadow over its creation. Despite adversity, the album's powerful sound and emotional depth endure, forever memorializing both the band's resilience and Pritchard's enduring spirit.

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