Australia’s Arcane Saints are playing the Rockwater on Sept. 20.

Australian Saints coming to Golden

Australian grunge rockers Arcane Saints are stopping in Golden as part of their Canadian tour.

Australian grunge rockers Arcane Saints are stopping in Golden as part of their Canadian tour.

Originally intended for the spring, their Canadian tour was postponed until now due to an unexpected circumstance.

“We were devastated at having to postpone our Canada tour earlier this year, but this tour is going to be bigger and better. Having opened for the Trews here in Australia, they spoke very highly of the Canadian rock scene and we can’t wait to get over there and experience it for ourselves,” said guitarist Michael John.

The Arcane Saints came together when John, a relative of Iron Maiden founding member Steve Harris, invested his prize money from an international songwriting competition. He bought a one-way ticket to Melbourne, Australia from his home country of New Zealand, and formed the quartet with bassist Jim Luxford, guitarist Michael “Sheep” Gooding, and drummer Sam Sablinskis.

Their sound has been described as a rich blend of classic metal, blues and grunge. They are a band who want their music to reach as many people as possible, but will never give up their ideal that music should come from a place of absolute honesty and integrity.

The band has received radio play all around their home countries, and have toured extensively in the U.S., the U.K, Australia, New Zealand, Canada and China, and have opened for the Trews, Iron Maiden and Butterfly Effect.

Also, as a result of winning Firebrand Rock Radio’s International “Band of the Month” competition, their single Never Say Die is currently receiving air play on internet radio stations worldwide.

The Arcane Saints are playing at the Rockwater Grill and Bar on Sept. 20.