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Armored Saint - Standing on the Shoulders of Giants (OFFICIAL VIDEO)

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Directed and produced by Costin Chioreanu - https://www.twilight13media.com
Additional drone footage by Miluta Flueras
Band performance footage by Vince Edwards
Special thanks to Dan Marinescu

Leaders and stalwarts of the American heavy metal scene since the early 80s, Armored Saint's eighth full-length Punching The Sky sees them returning hard. A diverse, attitude-drenched collection, it's everything the band's faithful have come to expect from them while pushing their signature sound forward. "The goal is to write really good music. I know I'm stating the obvious here but that's about the size of our agenda," says bassist Joey Vera. "We've been able to shed a lot of expectations that sometimes plague a band like ours that has been around a long time, and we've recently moved into a comfort zone with just being ourselves. We have this kind of freedom now that we didn't really have early in our career, and we can take some chances and make the kind of music that we want to hear. This record is a reflection of where we are at, right now." Exploding to life with the crunchy, rousing "Standing On The Shoulders Of Giants" and not letting up until the closing ruthless riff of "Never You Fret", the record is possessed of an urgency and vigor which very much places it in the right now, but could only be the work of Vera, guitarists Phil Sandoval and Jeff Duncan, drummer Gonzo Sandoval and vocalist John Bush. "When you're a band that began four decades ago, you really have to push yourself harder than ever when it comes to making a new record," states Bush. "The last thing you ever want is for it to appear as though you were going through the motions or that you're just putting a product out to do some touring. The records are immortal. They'll be here long after us. Every one needs to count in its own individual way."

LYRICS:
Punching the sky every day

Rise when the alarm abruptly sounds
Hope that opportunity knocks
Nemesis sow seeds of doubt
Leaves me feeling shell-shocked
Confident I think I got it all figured out
With help from osmosis
Sift through the crap hit the safety valve
Then put on Aegis

Scream race from the inferno
Turn left turn right go straight
Which way do I go

As I grow older I lift this boulder
With strength I chip it away
Standing on the Shoulders of Giants
Punching the sky everyday
As life gets colder flames they smolder
Climb so I can survey
Standing on the Shoulders of Giants
Punching the sky everyday

Nectar of the Gods taste bittersweet
Not out of the mire yet
Got to be a badass to take the heat
Not be saddled with mounting debt (forget)
Wolf appears with a nice wool coat
Draws me in with a smile
Rid myself of this spare change
And that’s how I reconcile

Scream race from the inferno
Turn left turn right go straight
Which way do I go (I know)

As I grow older I lift this boulder
With strength I chip it away
Standing on the Shoulders of Giants
Punching the sky everyday
As life gets colder flames they smolder
Climb so I can survey
Standing on the Shoulders of Giants
Punching the sky everyday

All these birds
Are coming home to roost
To fly in my face
Or to maybe give me a boost
Measure the man the amount of grit
Every ounce or send me adrift

Ain’t no thorn in my side
I cannot expel
Juggernaut of a stone moves well
Cause I know

As I grow older I lift this boulder
With strength I chip it away
Standing on the Shoulders of Giants
Punching the sky everyday
As life gets colder flames they smolder
Climb so I can survey
Standing on the Shoulders of Giants
Punching the sky everyday

Punch away




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