ARMOR OF GOD`s history begins somewhere back in the year 2011. However, its soul and purpose is much older and it was already lingering in lead guitar/vocal and songwriter Orlando Vicente`s mind for many years prior to its conception. Influenced by different metal styles and one of his favorit bands "Stryper", in the 90`s he started developing his technique singing and playing guitar for his first band Ellipsis during high school years. Later he joined the popular Puertorrican heavier sounding metal band "Macheteros," as a guitarist during his college years. Years after writing his own material, and having the urge to spread a positive message through heavy and uplifting music, he finally started to meet the right musicians to make the band a reality. Soon after meeting drummer Henry Leonardo, they started rehearsing and giving form to the soon to be “Armor Of God.” Joining the band on bass guitar was his longtime friend Luis Martinez who had previously played with Orlando on a few occasions. This is true as well for Rimond Slaathaug, harmony master on both guitars and vocals. Also joining on lead and harmonic vocals they have Orlando’s wife Karla Danielle who had previously recorded an album with “La Cooperativa” from Puerto Rico, and Diana Murillo a veteran Church vocalist. On March 2018 they changed the lineup when Hector Acevedo became the new bass player for the band. With all these different backgrounds and styles fusing together, AOG became a reality. The band has become even more than a powerhouse of heavy fast and melodic metal, it brings a message of higher conscience, respect, service and above all of infinite love.
...be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. Put on the full armor of God, so you can take your stand against the devil`s schemes. For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the power of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand. Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place, and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace. In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God. And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kind of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the Lord`s people.
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