Tour Dates: w/ COUNTERPARTS, Stick To Your Guns, Hundredth, Expire Mar 21 – San Diego, CA @ Soma
Mar 22 – San Bernardino, CA @ Orange Show Fairgrounds
Mar 23 – Oakland, CA @ Oakland Metro (Mixtape Festival)
Mar 24 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The Century Club
Mar 25 – Denver, CO @ Marquis Theatre
Mar 26 – Lawrence, KS @ Bottle Neck
Mar 27 – Joliet, IL @ Mojoe’s
Mar 28 – Detroit, MI @ Magic Stick
Mar 29 – Cleveland, OH @ Agora Ballroom
Mar 30 – Patchogue, NY @ 89 North Mar 31 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Altar Bar
Apr 01 – Syracuse, NY @ Lost Horizon
Apr 02 – Montreal, QC @ La Sala Rossa
Apr 03 – Worcester, MA @ Palladium
Apr 04 – Richmond, VA @ Strange Matter
Apr 05 – Greensboro, NC @ Greene Street
Apr 06 – Jacksonville, FL @ Brewsters Mega Plex
Apr 07 – Metairie, LA @ Cypress Hall
Apr 08 – Houston, TX @ Fitzgerald’s
Apr 09 – San Antonio, TX @ The White Rabbit
Apr 10 – Albuquerque, NM @ Blackwater Music
Apr 11 – Mesa, AZ @ The Nile
Apr 12 – Anaheim, CA @ Chain Reaction See a full list of TERROR tour dates here…
Fresh off of the 2013 Vans Warped Tour, Stick To Your Guns (Sumerian Records) has won an Independent Music Award for their latest album, “Diamond.“
Fans worldwide voted for their favorites naming “Diamond” best hardcore/metal album of the year – pulled from the 400 nominees announced in April.
“Just when we thought things couldn’t get any cooler, you guys go and do something like this,” said guitarist
Josh James. “Seriously, you’re the best. We’re humbled, and we’ll see you very soon.”
“Diamond” debuted on the Billboard charts making it to #1 on the Heetseekers chart, #11 for Hard Rock Albums, #30 for Rock Albums and broke onto the Billboard 200. It was #1 on the iTunes Rock Albums chart when it was released. It is considered Stick To Your Guns’ most important album to date.
STYG has announced a Canadian tour with Stray from the Path and Hundredth as well as an Australian tour with The Amity Affliction and Chelsea Grin. They have hinted that they will release details on a U.S. tour soon.
Listen in as we check in with Josh from Stick To Your Guns at the Vans Warped tour as he talks to us about playing in the Glamour Kills Dodge Ball Tournament, why Eric from blessthefall was filling in on guitar for Chris on two dates on the tour (including Pittsburgh-check the pix), playing an early set and what times they love to play the best at Warped, cramming songs in with a short set, connecting with fans, The Warped Tour ethos, the challenge of playing an amphitheatre, taking steps to follow up ‘Diamond’, and touring through the New Year…Stick To Your Guns- Josh (click once then click attachment)
Stick To Your Guns’ latest album, “Diamond” has been nominated for an Independent Music Award for best Hardcore/Metal album of the year.
Winners will be determined by fan votes and a panel of judges including Tom Waits, Ziggy Marley, Pete Wentz, “Weird Al” Yankovic, Joel Madden, Kevin Lyman and more.
“Never in a million years did we think that we’d be up for something like this,” said frontman Jesse Barnett. “Stick To Your Guns started in a garage. We were a bunch of kids who had no idea what we were doing or even how to play our instruments. Our goal was never to become big and famous or to win awards. This band has taken us places that we never could have imagined. We are overwhelmingly grateful to everyone for their steadfast loyalty”
Last year’s winner in the Hardcore/Metal category was Asking Alexandria. Fans can vote at:
“I’m starting a petition to banish black licorice,” states Jesse Barnett (lead singer of Stick To Your Guns) to the packed Altar Bar crowd in the historic Strip District of Pittsburgh. Myself, along with the crowd, and guitarist Josh James, was not quite sure where this was going. But if you’ve seen STYG before, you knew Jesse was going to take you on a positive journey somewhere with a message good for your soul, so you put your trust in him and listen. What followed was one of the most entertaining, if not genius, analogies of how ridiculous it is for our country to decide who it is one can love. It was a special moment in what was truly an awe inspiring performance. Among a stellar list of bands performing that evening (The Ghost Inside, Stray from the Path, and Rotting Out) STYG put forth a set that was pure raw energy. Going to see punk godfathers Green Day two nights later was a complete let down compared to these guys- what STYG is able to do with a few lights and a small stage makes big budget bands look like imitators and wanna be’s and pale in comparison to STYG. As always, Jesse and crew (Josh, Chris, George, and Andrew) had the audience not only singing every word of songs like, “Diamond”, “Such Pain”, “This is More”, “We Still Believe”, “We’re What Separates the Heart From the Heartless”, D(I am) ond, and “Against Them All” but had them singing them from the stage on mic… and then they would promptly jump back into the crowd. The other bands fed off the energy so much they not only jumped in to sing but also jumped into the crowd, much to everyone’s delight. It was an amazing time on a gorgeous day in the ‘Burgh. If you missed this performance then (like the guy passing us in the interview…see below) then make sure you check with them on the Vans Warped Tour this Summer- they will hit Pittsburgh at First Niagara Pavilion in Burgettstown on July 17.
Listen below for a very in depth interview with Jesse and Josh of STYG where they discuss their Independent Music Award nomination, the success of Diamond, new recordings for Sumerian, and the controversy surrounding the Supreme Court talks regarding Gay Marriage…STYG Interview 2013 (click here and then click SMALL text of STYG interview)
Another group of acts playing the Vans Warped Tour 2013 were announced over the weekend and NEW YEARS DAY is one of the new artists that were revealed. “I am so excited to say that my band and I get to be a part of our most favorite tour again!” exclaims vocalist Ash Costello. “Warped Tour is without a doubt the most prestigious tour in punk rock history, it’s an honor to join the family again and for the first time, we will be playing the entire summer! This is going to be an exciting year for New Years Day and I can’t wait to show everyone all the surprises we have in store.”
NEW YEARS DAY will be on the full tour, joining Stick To Your Guns, I See Stars, Forever The Sickest Kids, label-mates Architects (UK) and a number of other acts that will be released shortly. Fans should check www.vanswarpedtour.com for line-up announcements, information on purchasing tickets and other updates. A list of dates can be seen below.
NEW YEARS DAY is currently putting the finishing touches on their highly-anticipated full length album that they recorded with Erik Ron [Panic At The Disco, Saosin, Versa Emerge]. NEW YEARS DAY’s newest song “Do Your Worst” will be featured on the upcoming full-length and the lyric video for the track can be seen here:
Vans Warped Tour 2013 Tour Dates:
06/15/13 – Auburn, WA @ White River Amphitheatre
06/16/13 – Portland, OR @ Portland Expo Center Parking Lot
06/19/13 – Chula Vista, CA @ Cricket Wireless Amphitheatre
06/20/13 – Pomona, CA @ Pomona Fairplex
06/21/13 – Pomona, CA @ Pomona Fairplex
06/22/13 – Mountain View, CA @ Shoreline Amphitheatre
06/23/13 – Ventura, CA @ Ventura Country Fairground At Seaside Park
06/26/13 – Las Cruces, NM @ NMSU Practice Field
06/27/13 – Mesa, AZ @ Quail Run Park
06/28/13 – Las Vegas, NV @ Venue TBA
06/29/13 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Utah State Fairpark
06/30/13 – Denver, CO @ Sports Authority Field at Mile High
07/03/13 – Noblesville, IN @ Klipsch Music Center
07/05/13 – Toronto, ON, CA @ The Flats At Molson Canadian Amphitheatre
07/06/13 – Darien Center, NY @ Darien Lake Performing Arts Center
07/07/13 – Holmdel, NJ @ PNC Bank Arts Center
07/09/13 – Virginia Beach, VA @ Farm Bureau Live At Virginia Beach
07/10/13 – Columbia, MD @ Merriweather Post Pavilion
07/11/13 – Mansfield, MA @ Comcast Center
07/12/13 – Camden, NJ @ Susquehanna Bank Center
07/13/13 – Uniondale, NY @ Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum
07/14/13 – Hartford, CT @ The Comcast Theatre
07/16/13 – Scranton, PA @ Toyota Pavilion
07/17/13 – Burgettstown, PA @ First Niagara Pavilion
07/18/13 – Cuyahoga Falls, OH @ Blossom Music Center
07/19/13 – Auburn Hills, MI @ The Palace of Auburn Hills
07/20/13 – Tinley Park, IL @ First Midwest Bank Ampitheatre
07/21/13 – Shakopee, MN @ Canterbury Park
07/23/13 – Kansas City, KS @ Cricket Wireless Amphitheater
07/24/13 – Maryland Heights, MO @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
07/25/13 – Atlanta, GA @ Aaron’s Amphitheater at Lakewood
07/26/13 – St. Petersburg, FL @ Vinoy Park
07/27/13 – West Palm Beach, FL @ Cruzan Ampitheatre
07/28/13 – Orlando, FL @ Central FL Fairgrounds
07/29/13 – Charlotte, NC @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
07/30/13 – Cincinnati, OH @ Riverbend Music Center
07/31/13 – Milwaukee, WI @ Marcus Amphitheatre
08/02/13 – Dallas, TX @ Gexa Energy Pavilion
08/03/13 – San Antonio, TX @ AT&T Center
08/04/13 – Houston, TX @ Reliant Center Parking Lot
Stick to Your Guns is one of the bands that gets into your head, settles in, and plans to stay for a long, long time. With a positive vibe and a punk/hardcore sound it’s hard not to absolutely fall in love with everything these guys put forth. STYG has played with a diverse group of bands like Motley Crue, Hatebreed, Killswitch Engage, Parkway Drive, Terror and H20. The momentum has continued for the band who has joined Motionless in White on tour; which is where we caught up with them in Pittsburgh. Though the bands differ in style, they compliment each other immensely. The straight forward OC-punk-hardcore band even had its guitarist join Motionless on stage in full make up to play a song on previous shows.
STYG’s set was fast, intense, and completely had the crowd going insane. Only into the first song, the crowd surfers accidently hit the bank of overhead stage lights and the place went dark. The band kept at it with full ferocity as the guys at the Ironworks stage-dove themselves up to the lighting rig to fix it. The sold out capacity crowd was packed to every corner, spilling out onto the stage, and screaming their lungs out, and having the time of their lives. Jesse made sure that all the fans were feeling alright and understood that even in the wake of the days tragic new of the Sandy Hook shooting that they all had the power to change things, that we were all together for a reason, and part of that reason was the love of the music we had before us. PMM has to tell you that we spent a lot of time with Josh (guitar) and he is such an awesome guy- friendly, humble, funny, and just absolutely cool on all levels. We were really impressed by his guitar work and stage presence throughout the entire evening. PMM can’t thank him enough for being such an amazing host. That’s not to say Jesse was not incredibly gracious, welcoming, and funny as well. These guys are just so uplifting and making all the right moves. Their charity work is an example to be set to all and our heart goes out to Jesse’s loss, for he grew up with Mitch Lucker (see below for The Keeping Warm in a Cold World Event). The sheer vocal power that protrudes from Jesse is not only impressive but awe inspiring a times. The rest of the crew, George, Chris, and Andrew are incredibly cool dudes as well and are so great with all of their fans as well as their performance. PMM can’t wait to have them back in Pittsburgh in July on The Vans Warped Tour.
Right now the band is putting out a 3-part mini series about “fitness on tour” for Alternative Press (check it out here). They have a lot of big projects in the works. In January, they will put on the 3rd Annual Keeping Warm in a Cold World- a two day event created by STYG to give back. All proceeds go to charity. This year the funds will go to a trust for the daughter of the late Mitch Lucker of Suicide Silence.
Check out their video for the single We Still Believe. It features band members from The Ghost Inside, Sleeping Giant and Motionless in White.
A bit more on Stick to Your Guns:
Jesse Barnett (vocals) was inspired to form a band that provided him with a medium to project his views and reflect his musical influences. Through the years he has brought a stable of accomplished musicians on board that bring with them the punk-hardcore passion Jesse has always possessed. STYG’s line up reads as a who’s who of punk/hardcore. Chris Rawson (Walls of Jericho) joined the band in 2009. Last year, the band added Josh James.
Stick To Your Guns has long been known in the punk-hardcore community. After four albums, many worldwide tours and legions of followers, the band delivered the most important effort of its career in 2012 with the much anticipated album, Diamond. Their songwriting has distinctively developed and matured. Diamond delivers a message of inspiration that anyone can relate to.
The genre-bending album debuted on the Billboard charts making it to #1 on the Heetseekers chart, placing 11 for Hard Rock Albums, 30 for Rock Albums and 116 on the coveted BILLBOARD 200.
The sudden upturn in popularity could spoil a band, but they are nothing less than gracious. Now more than ever, they seek to inject more than entertainment into their fans’ minds. They see their success as an opportunity to inspire more people with their positive message. The band often speaks to those that feel lost or discarded. “Every person on this earth is searching for who they are, where they belong and ways that they can express themselves,” said frontman Jesse Barnett.
“Diamond, is an insight to the way we view the world-the good and the bad. This is an amazing place we live in. There’s so much mystery about our existence. It fascinates the hell out of us-the pain people go through, the good people do,” Barnett said. “It’s important for all of us to understand that we all are all of those things. What’s inside of you is what’s happening outside in the world. We can’t look at everything that’s going on around us and think that we are disconnected.”
“We try to live the words we speak,” Barnett added. “We give back any moment we can. We’re not perfect-far from it, but what helps more than anything is when a kid says to us, ‘Hey man, my life was a wreck. I was in a downward spiral, and this bands music has picked me up’….This has become more than just a band for us.”
Within a mere few months of the album’s release, they have received dozens of photos of freshly inked Diamond tattoos. STICK TO YOUR GUNS has truly become more than a band, they have evolved into a movement.
Keeping Warm in a Cold World- STYG will host the 3rd Annual Keeping Warm in a Cold World- a two day event created by STYG to give back to those trying to make the world a better place. All proceeds go to charity. This year the funds will go to a trust for the daughter of the late Mitch Lucker of Suicide Silence.
1 /4 Rancho Cucamonga, CA Nitty Gritty
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Persistence Tour –STYG will join Hatebreed, Agnostic Front, H2O, The Accacia Strain and more for the widely popular European Tour.
Stick to Your Guns will join the 2013 Vans Warped Tour. The announcement was made Friday, during Fuse TV’s new show, Warped Roadies.
“We’re stoked to be a part of something that has been such a big part of all of our lives growing up,” said frontman Jesse Barnett. “This band continues to take us places that we never thought we’d go, and we are proud, overwhelmed and very honored.”
blessthefall has premiered their music video for single “40 Days” today with Kerrang! Magazine.
The new video, which was first revealed by ESPGuitars, offers the band’s take on a zombie film, featuring lead singer Beau Bokan returning from his grave.
“After waiting around for several months for the new season of The Walking Dead to start back up we decided to take matters into our own hands and make our very own zombie flick, with a Blessthefall twist” explains lead singer, Beau Bokan. “As many of our fans know we dont take ourselves too seriously, so we of course added a proper dose of BTF comedic value. The video was a blast to film and we even added a very special female guest zombie at the end. Hope you love this music video as much as we do and remember…you dont always live just once.”
To follow a successful summer on the Vans Warped Tour, the Phoenix, AZ quintet is currently overseas in the UK on the Never Say Die Tour with We Came As Romans and Stick To Your Guns, and have recently announced their North American headline tour, including support from A Skylit Drive, At The Skylines, and Skip The Foreplay.
Motionless In White’s new single “If It’s Dead, We’ll Kill It” (feat. Brandan Schieppati) is now available for digital download on iTunes.
The Pennsylvanian metal outfit deliver a brand new lyric video for the single, which the band premiered earlier today. Just in time for halloween, the video offers a combination of clips from horror movies, spliced with live footage from Motionless In White’s sold out London, UK show last month. “If It’s Dead, We’ll Kill It” is featured on their highly-anticipated new album Infamous, set to release November 13th.
Get more information about the album at: MotionlessInWhite.net/Infamous
“If It’s Dead, We’ll Kill It” was written about my disgust for people in the world who have developed this sense of entitlement that they think gives them the right to dictate standards others need to live by. I’m more specifically talking about the beauty standard, ” Lead singer, Chris Motionless explains. “I asked my hero Brandan Schiepatti from Bleeding Through to scream along with me on this song. He and his lyrics have always been what I’ve looked to for guidance and influence when I felt lost, so I am hoping to do the same for others out there. This song means more to me than anyone can understand. I’m coming for you mother fuckers.” Read more about “If It’s Dead, We’ll Kill It”
Gaining a reputation for constantly challenging the concept of “playing it safe”, Motionless In White are unafraid to make music as intense as it is intricate. Having built upward from the success of their debut album Creatures, which has sold over 50,000 copies, the band’s ability to interweave powerful lyrics and strong musicianship with striking imagery has captivated both fans and media around the globe.
To follow-up their sold out UK headline tour, the band are gearing up for their first North American headliner this November / December, and will return overseas on a UK run with Asking Alexandria in early 2013.
Rockstar Energy Drink presents The Infamous Tour Dates:
Motionless In White, Chelsea Grin, Stick To Your Guns, Crown The Empire, & Upon This Dawning
Nov 8 – Burlington, VT @ Higher Ground
Nov 9 – Worcester, MA @ The Palladium
Nov 10 – Stroudsburg, PA @Sherman Theatre
Nov 11 – Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom
Nov 12 – Springfield, VA @ Empire
Nov 13 – Charlotte, NC @ Amos
Nov 15 – St Petersburg, FL @ State Theatre
Nov 16 – Orlando, FL – Club 57 West
Nov 17 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ Culture Room
Nov 18 – Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade
Nov 20 – Cincinnati, OH @ Bogarts
Nov 21 – Cleveland, OH @ Peabody’s
Nov 24 – Montreal, QC @ Le Tulipe
Nov 25 – Toronto, ON @ Virgin Mobile Mod Club
Nov 26 – London, ON @ London Music Hall
Nov 27 – Pontiac, MI @ The Crofoot Ballroom
Nov 28 – St. Louis, MO @ Fubar
Nov 30 – Dallas, TX @ The Door
Dec 01 – San Antonio, TX @ White Rabbit
Dec 02 – Odessa, TX @ Dos Amigos
Dec 04 – Tempe, AZ @ Nile Theatre
Dec 05 – West Hollywood, CA @ House of Blues
Dec 06 – Pomona, CA @ Glass House
Dec 07 – San Diego, CA @ Soma
Dec 08 – Sacramento, CA @ Ace of Spades
Dec 10 – Salt Lake City, UT @ In The Venue
Dec 11 – Denver, CO @ Summit Music Hall
Dec 12 – Des Moines, IA @ Wooly’s
Dec 13 – Chicago, IL @ The Bottom Lounge Dec 14 – Pittsburgh, PA @ The Ironworks
Dec 15 – New York, NY @ Irving Plaza
Dec 16 – Philadelphia, PA @ TLA
UK Tour w/ Asking Alexandria
Jan 15 – Dublin @ The Academy
Jan 16 – Belfast @ Mandela Hall
Jan 17 – Glasgow @ Barrowland
Jan 19 – London @ O2 Academy Brixton
Feb 10 – Birmingham @ O2 Academy Birmingham
Feb 11 – Manchester @ Manchester Academy
blessthefall are excited to announce their North American headline tour.
The Nut Up or Shut Up Tour is presented by Peter Says Denim, with support from A Skylit Drive, At The Skylines, and Skip The Foreplay. The globe-trotting metal warriors kick off their 22 date trek with a stop on the California Metalfest in San Bernardino, CA on November 24.
“We are really excited to get back out on the road and headline!” comments guitarist Eric Lambert. “Can’t wait to shred Canada and the United States again!”
To follow up a successful summer on the Vans Warped Tour, the band is currently gearing up to invade the UK on the Never Say Die Tour with We Came As Romans and Stick To Your Guns. Returning to the UK for the second time this year, the band were recently praised by Kerrang! Magazine as “one of the world’s most explosive live bands”. Having already shared the stage with As I Lay Dying, Avenged Sevenfold, Bullet For My Valentine, August Burns Red, Atreyu, and Underoath, the band are no strangers to the road, and will continue their live onslaught through the rest of year.
Never Say Die Tour w/ We Came As Romans, Stick To Your Guns, For The Fallen Dreams, Obey The Brave, At The Skylines, and more.
Oct 12 – Wurzburg, Germany @ Posthalle
Oct 13 – Stuttgart, Germany @ Zapata
Oct 14 – Paris, France @ La Trabendo
Oct 15 – Birmingham, UK @ O2 Academy 2
Oct 17 – Manchester, UK @ Club Academy
Oct 18 – London, UK @ Electric Ballroom
Oct 19 – Antwerp, Belgium @ Trix Zaal
Oct 20 – Koln, Germany @ Essigfabrik
Oct 21 – Berlin, Germany @ C-Club
Oct 22 – Hamburg, Germany @ Markthalle
Oct 23 – Stockholm, Sweden @ Klubben/Fryshuset
Oct 25 – Munster, Germany @ Sputnikhalle
Oct 26 – Esch, Luxembourg @ Kulturfabrik
Oct 27 – Pratteln, Switzerland @ 27
Oct 28 – Tezzo D’Adda (Milan) Italy @ Live Club
Oct 29 – Munchen, Germany @ Backstage Werk
Oct 30 – Wien, Austria @ Arena
Nov 01 – Prague, Czech Republic @ Futurum
Nov 02 – Leipzig, Germany @ Werk 2
Nov 03 – Den Haag, Netherlands @ Paard
Nov 06 – Moscow, Russia @ Pipl
The Nut Up or Shut Up Tour presented by Peter Says Denim w/ A Skylit Drive, At The Skylines, Skip The Foreplay
Nov 24 – San Bernardino, CA @ NOS Events Center (CA Metalfest)
Nov 26 – Spokane, WA @ A Club
Nov 27 – Calgary, AB @ The Den
Noc 28 – Edmonton, AB @ The Starlite Room
Nov 29 – Saskatoon, SK @ Louis’ Pub
Nov 30 – Winnipeg, MB @ WECC
Dec 1 – Thunder Bay, ON @ Crocks
Dec 3 – London, ON @ Rum Runners
Dec 4 – Toronto, ON @ Opera House
Dec 5 – Montreal, QC @ La Tulipe
Dec 6 – Worcester, MA @ Palladium Upstairs
Dec 7 – Syracuse, NY @ Lost Horizon Dec 8 – Cleveland, OH @ Peabodys
Dec 9 – Grand Rapids, MI @ Intersection
Dec 10 – Iowa City, IA @ Blue Moose
Dec 11 – Omaha, NE @ The Waiting Room
Dec 13 – St Louis, MO @ Firebird
Dec 14 – Tulsa, OK @ Bixby
Dec 15 – Lubbock, TX @ Jakes
Dec 16 – Corpus Christi, TX @ House of Rock
Dec 17 – San Antonio, TX @ White Rabbit
Dec 18 – El Paso, TX @ Club 101
Dec 19 – Mesa, AZ @ Nile Theatre