Since emerging in 2003, Southern California’s Stick To Your Guns – Jesse Barnett [vocals], Andrew Rose [bass], George Schmitz [drums], Chris Rawson [guitar], and Josh James [guitar] – have merged socially conscious and outspoken lyricism with hardcore energy and hammering metallic force. They took a bold step in a new direction on their sixth full-length album, True View [Pure Noise Records] by expanding their grasp of melody, amplifying the haunting clean vocals, and incorporating actual phone conversations to thread together a narrative of self-realization.
It was only a matter of time before they got this personal. Through countless shows and a steady stream of music, the band attracted a devout fan base. Among many accolades, Diamond would bow at #1 on Billboard’s Heatseekers Chart in 2012 as 2015’s Disobedient went Top 100 on the Billboard Top 200 and clinched #2 on the Hard Rock Albums Chart. Most recently, their 2016 EP, Better Ash Than Dust, repeated the #2 debut on the Hard Rock Albums Chart and earned massive acclaim from Alternative Press, Revolver Magazine, New Noise Magazine, and more, as the single ‘Universal Language’ ignited over 1.5 million Spotify streams. Moreover, early 2017 saw Stick To Your Guns make history, becoming ‘the first American hardcore band to play East Africa’ in Nairobi, Kenya.
Along the way, Stick To Your Guns have toured across the globe with everyone from Every Time I Die to The Amity Affliction, in addition to multiple stints on the annual Vans Warped Tour. True View will once again bring them around the world in 2017-2018.