Bursting at the seams with a vibrant energy and overall positivity comes the Orange County sensation STICK TO YOUR GUNS, who’s newest offering, The Hope Division, is the soundtrack to the new hardcore/punk revolution. Visionary Jesse Barnett (vocals) was originally inspired to form a band that would provide him with a medium to project his view points and reflect his musical influences and he continues to do just that to this very day bringing a new stable of accomplished musicians on board. STYG blends melody, heaviness, and sincerity into one solid sound that will cater to fans of Comeback Kid, Ignite and Rise Against.
STYG are currently in the midst of a headlining North American tour dubbed, “The Faith In The Untamed Tour”, with As Blood Runs Black, Attila, For The Fallen Dreams and Close Your Eyes. Be sure to head over now to www.myspace.com/styg
to check out their complete tour itinerary and also view the stellar new video clip for the track, “Amber”, shot by renowned director Scott Hansen (Otep, For Today).
‘In Dreams’, the new album from Minnesota metal band After The Burial, is set for release on Nov. 23rd. In anticipation of this impending date, the band has released the official artwork for ‘In Dreams’, which you can now see below. Also, to support the release of the new album, After The Burial will be embarking on the December Decimation tour alongside Winds Of Plague, Carnifex, War Of Ages, and Upon A Burning Body. You can check out our article with all the details for the December Decimation tour HERE.
Described as a mix between Meshuggah and Unearth, After The Burial are prepared to bring one hell of a show during this upcoming tour. You can check them out on their Official MySpace
After annihilating the masses on the Rockstar Energy Mayhem Fest all summer long Southern California’s purveyors of pain, WINDS OF PLAGUE, return to further spread their carnage across North America this winter on the “December Decimation” headlining tour. This stellar bill, presented by Merch Warehouse and Fight Magazine, is jammed packed with cutting edge brutality that makes this the must see event of the winter for metalheads across the nation. The trek, which kicks off on Nov. 26th and wraps up on Dec. 23rd at the third annual December Decimation Fest at The Glasshouse in Pomona, CA, also features After The Burial, Carnifex, War of Ages and Upon A Burning Body. Head over now to www.myspace.com/windsofplague
in order to view their entire tour itinerary.
WINDS OF PLAGUE is currently holed up in Los Angeles with renowned producer Matt Hyde (Slayer, Hatebreed) tracking what is easily going to be their career defining opus. This is the band’s most cohesive and focused offering yet and is currently set for an early 2011 release through Century Media Records. Stay tuned over the coming weeks to the band’s MySpace page for an in-depth webisode series giving a very candid, sneak peek into the recording process.
Bloody-Disgusting has scored the exclusive track premiere for ‘Path of a Traitor’ from Sumerian Records artist Conducting From The Grave off their upcoming album Revenants! The album drops on Oct. 25th, so make sure to pre-order your copy HERE. Check after the jump for the exclusive premiere as well as comments from vocalist Jeffrey Morgan!
So, I want to apologize to you readers as I wanted to have this review up last week. However, considering last Wednesday was my birthday AND there is a lot being arranged for this music section, I kinda let this one slide by a wee bit. However, here it is and expect to have another review later on today.
‘The Hope Division’ is Stick To Your Guns’ third full-length release. This album also features completely new members, except for vocalist Jesse Barnett, from the last album, ‘Comes From The Heart’. Stick To Your Guns is a melodic hardcore band that has influences of punk and metalcore, all blended with positive lyrics and energy. But just because they are positive doesn’t mean they don’t know how to kick ass. ‘The Hope Division’ is a very good example of how music can be aggressive, in your face and heavy without the need to be evil or pissed off. Check after the jump for more details.