All of you are involved in other projects, and I could imagine it’s not easy to fit Armored Saint into your schedules as well. But how important is it for you to keep the band alive?
Joey Vera – It’s strange, because this band is something we are all very proud of but at the same time, (most) of us feel like we don’t need it. We do this because we love to make this music. If it were really important for us to maintain our career, I doubt we would take 10 years to make records.
What tasks lay immediately ahead of Armored Saint – any touring plans, single shows or…?
Joey Vera – We are working on shooting a video for Left Hook from Right Field. We may play a show here in Los Angeles in May but other than that, no tour plans as of right now.
Joey, you have been involved in various progressive projects as well as Armored Saint, so where does your heart lie? In classic metal or progressive?
Joey Vera – It lies wherever there is a thick groove.
It has been very silent in the Fates Warning camp for some time, when can we expect new things from you?
Joey Vera – We have plans to record before Summer and hopefully get a record out before the years end.
Thank you very much for answering my questions. Do you have any last rants for our readers?
Joey Vera – I want to say that in addition to us being lucky to having a label that supports us, we are very lucky to have a fan base that also supports us and is willing to wait 10 years for us to put new music out! We thank you for your patience!