Battalion of Saints

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Battalion of Saints
Origin San Diego, Southern California
Genres Punk rock
Hardcore punk
Years active 1980–1985
1995–present
Labels Mystic, Taang!
Website battalionofsaints.com
Members George Anthony
John Hatfield
Matthew Vicknair
Mike Vega
Past members Thrashley Register
Mike Shock
Mike Monster
Gearbox
Chris Smith
Ted Olson
Dennis Frame
Terry "Tezz" Roberts
Mark Bender
Barry Farwell

Battalion of Saints is a hardcore punk rock band from San Diego, California that was founded in 1980. The band went through numerous lineup changes before breaking up in 1985. Singer George Anthony reformed the band in 1995 with Terry "Tezz" Roberts (veteran of British punk bands Discharge, Broken Bones, and U.K. Subs), and signed to Taang! Records, which reissued most of their material on the Death-R-Us CD.[1]

Up till April 2012, the band was still playing shows in southern California with the line up consisting of Mike Shock, Mike Monster and Gearbox. It was after that, that original founding member George Anthony decided to reform the group bringing in John Hatfield on lead guitar, Thrashley Register on rhythm guitar, Matthew Vicknair on bass and Mike Vega on drums. With this lineup songs that haven't previously been played in years were added to the set. After doing a number of local shows, the band did a short tour in the summer of 2012 up the west coast with support act 13 Scars. As of now, the band has played a steady run of shows sharing the stage with bands such as D.I, Naked Aggression, Fang and Poison Idea. Within the next year the band plans on releasing a much anticipated L.P and began touring worldwide to support it.

Discography[edit]

Releases[edit]

  • Fighting Boys 12" (Nutron, 1982)
  • Second Coming 7" (Mystic, 1983)
  • Second Coming LP (Nutron, 1984)
  • Rock in Peace LP (Mystic, 1988)
  • Battalion of Saints A.D. 7" (Taang!, 1994)
  • Cuts CD (Taang!, 1996)
  • Muscle of Love 7" (Taang!, 1997)
  • Live at CBGB's LPCD (Punk Rock Records) Awaiting contact from...

Reissues[edit]

  • Death-R-Us CD (Taang!, includes all previous releases and compilation tracks except Second Coming 7")

Compilations[edit]

  • Meathouse tape (Version Sound, 1982): "Holy Vision", "Witchworld"
  • Someone Got Their Head Kicked In LP (BYO, 1982): "Beefmasters", "No More Lies", "Cops Are Out"
  • Eastern Front vol. 2 LP (Eastern Front/Enigma, 1982): "Fighting Boys"
  • Our Blow Out tape (Slow Death, 1983)
  • The Sound of Hollywood No. 2: Destroy L.A. LP (Mystic, 1983): "Sweaty Little Girls"
  • Super Seven Sampler LP (Mystic, 1987) "Second Coming"

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