Heavy Metal has been around for decades now in a nearly infinite amount of varieties. While some argue that heavy metal is a sacrilegious and blasphemous lifestyle expressed in the form of art; Westerville, Ohio’s The Crimson Armada have set out to prove otherwise. Starting in early 2007, The Crimson Armada came together to go beyond just playing metal by paying tribute to various forms of the heavy style combining their diverse influences and their spiritual messages encrypted within the lyrics. Something that fans who choose to look into the deeper meaning of the lyrics will find uplifting all whilst experiencing The Crimson Armada’s truly heavy style of playing. The Crimson Armada spent November 2008 recording their Metal Blade Records debut at The Foundation in Connersville, Indiana. The album, entitled Guardians, perpetuates the band’s philosophy and their technical approach to heavy music.