Battalion Of Saints- Best Of CD. Battalion of Saints were one of the most furious and nihilistic bands in all of Southern California in the early to mid '80s, leading to the deaths of many of the original members. The band's manager was Marc Rude, who drew countless flyers and record covers for bands like the Misfits,Black Flag, Dead Kennedys and many more. Rude helped run Dead or Alive productions, which brought punk bands Black Flag, the UK Subs, GBH, and the Subhumans to San Diego in the early '80s. The original Battalion lineup released the Fighting Boys 12" EP and the album Second Coming, as well as appeared on several compilations. Much of that classic material has been compiled here in this Best of collection.