Dave Prichard

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Dave Prichard (born David Earl Prichard; November 27, 1963 – February 28, 1990)[1] was an American guitarist mainly known as a member of the heavy metal band Armored Saint.[2]

Prichard was born in California. In 1982, he co-founded Armored Saint along with brothers Phil Sandoval (guitar) and Gonzo Sandoval (drums), and stayed with the band until his death in 1990. He played on the band's first three studio albums, March of the Saint (1984), Delirious Nomad (1985) and Raising Fear (1987), as well as the live album Saints Will Conquer (1988).

In 1989, as Armored Saint was preparing for their fourth studio album Symbol of Salvation, Prichard was diagnosed with leukemia,[3] and died of the disease the following year, at the age of 26.[4]


  1. ^ "David Earl "Red" Prichard - Find A Grave Memorial". www.findagrave.com.
  2. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2006). Joel Whitburn Presents the Billboard Albums, 6th edition. Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin: Record Research Inc. ISBN 0-89820-166-7.
  3. ^ ARMORED SAINT Announces North American Tour; Band To Perform Symbol Of Salvation In Its Entirety
  4. ^ ARMORED SAINT Guitarist Dies Of Leukaemia Aged 26 metalforcesmagazine.com accessdate July 23, 2018