Stick To Your Guns
Orange County's influential melodic-hardcore band Stick To Your Guns will release their long-awaited, fifth studio album, Disobedient, on February 10th via Sumerian Records.
Produced by John Feldmann (The Used, We Came As Romans, Black Veil Brides), Disobedient is the latest release from one of the hardcore scene's most vital and volatile bands around. The record follows the success of their critically heralded 2012 album Diamond, which debuted at #1 on Billboard's Heatseekers Chart and blazed the way for the band's meteoric rise to popularity over the last few years.
Known for their aggressive musical style and positive lyrics, Stick To Your Guns won't disappoint with Disobedient. The hard-hitting record features the newly released track "Nobody," which is a song for the outsiders who lack the confidence to believe in themselves.
"For as long as I can remember I hated myself and everyone around me because I never fit in," says vocalist Jesse Barnett. "Everywhere I went and everything I did was wrong and uncool. I was truly a lost cause. I tried so hard to gain the attention of people who didn't deserve it and I lost a piece of myself every time I did. It wasn't until I embraced the fact that I was see through and the fact that no one wanted me and the fact everything I did was out of place, that I felt truly free. We live in an age where we do nothing but blame others for our insecurities and we loosely throw around the term "bully" because instead of realizing that there is something beautiful in the fact that you stand alone in a crowd, we have found a false comfort in playing the victim. Empower yourself. Know that it's the Nobodies that go the furthest, it's the Nobodies who have the biggest hearts and it's the Nobodies who will change the world."
After spending much of 2014 on the road, including the Vans Warped Tour in the U.S. and multiple European runs, Stick To Your Guns will make their return next year with their best record yet and one melodic-hardcore's most anticipated albums of the year.
Emmure was founded in 2003. Founding members Ben and Joe Lionetti (from New Fairfield, Connecticut) met Frank Palmeri (from Queens, New York) on the Internet and began rehearsals together. Mark Davis and Jesse Ketive soon joined.
Jesse Ketive was formerly in the band Warfix, in which he played guitar alongside Bryan Goldsman of Southside Panic.
On May 1, 2009, rumors of the Lionetti brothers departure from the band were confirmed in a statement from Joe Lionetti posted on www.lambgoat.com. According to its page on Victory Records' Web site, Emmure found a new guitarist and drummer in Mike Mullohand and Michael Kaabe. Mike Kaabe formerly played with Warfix and Endwell.
As of December 22, 2015, Frankie Palmeri is sole remaining member of the band, as all other band members have decided to quit.
A new line-up was announced to be revealed in the Spring of 2016.
With over five years of unmatched determination, the culmination of five Florida musicians' effort is ready to be unleashed. Guitarist/vocalist Cody Quistad and guitarist Seth Blake met in high school when they discovered that they shared musical interests, and started jamming soon thereafter. In 2013, the duo encountered vocalist Briton Bond and, shortly after, bassist Chris Gaylord and drummer Stephen Kluesener were incorporated into the mix. The line-up alone of Ocala, Florida's Wage War sheds a more-than-welcome light on the importance of a solid foundation built upon evolving musicianship. Wage War marks their territory with from-the-heart lyrics and thrashing beats that transcend to a community who understands the trials and tribulations of growing up all too well.
In fact, Wage War IS that community, as Quistad explains, "A lot of the themes in our songs are about growing up to be a productive person, and dealing with the real things that can happen in life and coping with circumstances that could be problematic,"says Quested. "The first single we're releasing, 'Alive,' is an anthem to all the naysayers out there that are always talking about our generation being a bunch of losers."
Blueprints, the band's debut album co-produced by A Day To Remember's Jeremy McKinnon along with Andrew Wade, resounds with all of the tension and ingenuity of its creation. The band delivers 11 tracks of uncompromising multi-dimensional metalcore, filled with high-intensity rhythms, battering drums and blazing guitars, tempered with tuneful vocal passages. Crushing breakdowns alongside a combination of roaring and melodic vocals prove powerful enough to level a small village. Yet, Wage War aren't focused solely on destruction.
"The goal of Blueprints was to establish a foundation," Quistad says. "It';s our first record and our first chance to show people what we're about. So we really went all out to deliver the best songs we could possibly write and play them to the best of our ability. I think a lot of people are going to be surprised."