Monuments’ Andy Cizek Opens Up About The Current Struggles Of Being In A Band

Monuments vocalist Andy Cizek has taken to social media to open up about the struggles musicians have been facing in the modern era. He tweeted the following:

Notably, a number of his peers have since chimed in with words of encouragement:

Jamey Jasta (Hatebreed):

Craig Reynolds (Stick To Your Guns):

Mariel Loveland (Candy Hearts):

Rou Reynolds (Enter Shikari):

Chimp Spanner:

[via The PRP]

Stick To Your Guns, Rise Of The Northstar, King 810, Etc. Added To 2023 Impericon Festivals

More bands have been added to next year’s Impericon Festivals. The updated lineup includes: The Ghost Inside, Stick To Your Guns, Bury Tomorrow, Thy Art Is Murder (“Hate” 10th anniversary set), Sondaschule, Rise Of The Northstar,, LANDMVRKS, Fit For An Autopsy, Boston Manor, Alpha Wolf, Dragged Under, Future Palace, King 810, and ten56. Here’s the dates:

04/07 Wien, AUT – Arena
04/08 Leipzig, GER – Halle Eins
04/14 Zurich, SWI – Limmathaus
04/15 Oberhausen, GER – Turbinenhalle
04/16 Munchen, GER – Zenith

Stick To Your Guns Announce 20th Anniversary Shows

Stick To Your Guns have booked several 20th anniversary shows at the Chain Reaction in Anaheim, CA. Here’s the dates:

03/16 Anaheim, CA – Chain Reaction (performing songs from “For What It’s Worth,” “The Hope Division,” etc.)
03/17 Anaheim, CA – Chain Reaction (performing songs from “True View,” “Better Ash Than Dust,” etc.)
03/18 Anaheim, CA – Chain Reaction (preforming songs from “Disobedient,” “Spectre,” etc.)
03/19 Anaheim, CA – Chain Reaction (performing songs from “Diamond,” “Comes From The Heart,” etc.)

Korn, Ghost, Gojira, Motionless In White, Etc Songs To Be Featured On “NHL 23” Video Game Soundtrack

The soundtrack has been revealed for EA Sports’ “NHL 23.” The video game will be released on October 14 and it will feature songs from Korn, Ghost, Gojira, A Day To Remember, Motionless In White, Coheed And Cambria, Shinedown, Turnstile, Wage War, Stick To Your Guns, and more.

“NHL 23” Track Listing:

01. A Day To Remember – “Miracle”
02. Bishop Briggs – “Revolution”
03. Chilli Jesson – “Carolina Reaper”
04. Coheed And Cambria – “The Liars Club”
05. De’wayne Ft. Poorstacy – “Die Out Here”
06. Death Lens – “Swing For The Fences”
07. Frank Turner – “Punches”
08. Games We Play – “St. Girlfriend”
09. Ghost – “Kaisarion”
10. Gojira – “Our Time Is Now”
11. Highly Suspect – “Natural Born Killer”
12. Holy Wars – “Battery Life”
13. Iann Dior Ft. Travis Barker – “Obvious”
14. Kasabian – “Rocket Fuel”
15. Korn – “Forgotten”
16. Lozeak – “Word Vomit”
17. Matt Maeson – “Blood Runs Red”
18. Missio – “Say Something”
19. Mod Sun – “Rich Kids Ruin Everything”
20. Motionless In White Ft. Caleb Shomo – “Red, White & Boom”
21. Muse – “Kill Or Be Killed”
22. Nobro – “Better Each Day”
23. Nova Twins – “Fire & Ice”
24. Panic! At The Disco – “Say It Louder”
25. Pengshui – “Idkwybt”
26. Pup – “Totally Fine”
27. Real Friends – “Tell Me You’re Sorry”
28. Safari – “Youth Animal”
29. Shinedown – “No Sleep Tonight”
30. Sports Team – “The Game”
31. Stick To Your Guns – “A World To Win”
32. Sueco – “Loser”
33. Surf Curse – “Tvi”
34. Ten Tonnes – “Go”
35. The Amazons – “Wait For Me”
36. The Mysterines – “Hung Up”
37. The Snuts – “Burn The Empire”
38. Turnstile – “Wild Wrld”
39. Wage War – “Manic”
40. Windwaker – “Beautiful”
41. Yonaka – “I Want More”
42. Yungblud Ft. Willow – “Memories”

Stray From The Path Premiere New Song “Bread & Roses” Featuring Stick To Your Guns’ Jesse Barnett

Stray From The Path have premiered a new song titled “Bread & Roses.” This track features Stick To Your Guns’ Jesse Barnett and it will appear on the band’s new album “Euthanasia,“ which is set to be released on September 9.

Stray From The Path’s Tom Williams commented:

“If you know Stray, you know that since we first met in 2008 and throughout our whole career, Jesse Barnett is family. He’s a person that walks the walk and someone that everybody should look up to as an example of direct action to help people in need. We had this idea for the song and there aren’t many people that are qualified for it more than him.

In addition to his voice being the perfect fit for the vibe, we wanted to do something that helps boost his efforts and supports his mutual aid projects in the Los Angeles community. We did a special All Power Books vinyl variant of our new album, where all of the profit from these sales go directly to people in need.

A lot of time, it is hard to feel confident where your money goes, but we’ve seen directly where this money goes with our own eyes, and you can also see by following them at @allpowerbooks and @apfreeclinic.”

Barnett added:

“We believe in the principles of uplifting our community through directly asking our community about its needs. Through this we have noticed our community becoming empowered and more involved with itself. In a world bent on isolating and alienating us from ourselves and each other, we militantly combat this by not only serving our community but allowing anyone from the community who wants to, to also serve.

We reject saviourism and we believe that only through unity and togetherness can people save themselves from the common problems that plague our communities. We are honored that Stray From The Path has decided to do this and we thank them from the bottom of our hearts.

The money from this shirt and vinyl variant will go towards our educational programs, our free medical clinic, our produce distributions, our school supply drives, our day care services and the many other things we offer our community. Thank you Stray for helping us keep this alive.”

Stick To Your Guns Premiere “Open Up My Head” Music Video

Stick To Your Guns have premiered a new video for their new song “Open Up My Head.” This track is from the band’s new album “Spectre,” which will be released on July 29.

The group commented:

“To quote Malcolm X: ‘If you’re not careful, the newspapers will have you hating the people who are being oppressed, and loving the people who are doing the oppressing.’ This is incredibly true. In the age where massive multimedia corporations profit from disinformation, the search for truth becomes more and more important.

This can be an exhaustive and painful process. It means challenging everything you think you know. We are going to need to find a way to connect with one another. A two-party system where both parties serve corporate interests is an authoritarian dictatorship. That’s just a fact. We live in a corporate dictatorship. We can do better than this. We need to do better than this.

A better world is possible and we have nothing to lose but our chains. Solidarity with all working people across the world who are tired of being steamrolled.”

Stick To Your Guns Announce European/UK Tour With Knocked Loose, LANDMVRKS, Etc.

Stick To Your Guns have announced a European/UK tour with LANDMVRKS. Knocked Loose and Soul Blind are also set to perform on the European dates, while Scowl are set to perform on the UK dates.

Tour Dates:

With Scowl:

11/09 London, UK – O2 Islington Academy
11/10 Birmingham, UK – O2 Academy 2
11/11 Leeds, UK – Stylus
11/12 Glasgow, UK – Classic Gran
11/13 Bristol, UK – Thekla

With Knocked Loose & Soul Blind:

11/15 Tilburg, NET – 013
11/16 Saarbrucken, GER – Garage
11/17 Nurnberg, GER – Lowensaal
11/18 Antwerp, BEL – Trix
11/19 Paris, FRA – Trabendo
11/20 Lyon, FRA – Ninkasi Kao
11/22 Barcelona, SPA – Razzmatazz 2
11/23 Madrid, SPA – Mon Live
11/24 Lisbon, POR – Lav
11/25 Bilbao, SPA – Stage Live
11/26 Toulouse, FRA – Connexion Live
11/27 Solothurn, SWI – Kofmehl
11/29 Wiesbaden, GER – Schlachthof
11/30 Stuttgart, GER – IM Wizemann
12/01 Leipzig, GER – Felsenkeller
12/02 Berlin, GER – Huxleys
12/03 Hanover, GER – Capitol
12/05 Milan, ITA – Magnolia
12/06 Linz, AUT – Posthof
12/07 Wien, AUT – Simm City
12/08 Munchen, GER – Tonhalle
12/09 Koln, GER – Palladium
12/10 Hamburg, GER – Ubel & Gefahrlich

Stick To Your Guns Premiere “Hush” Music Video, Announce North American Tour

Stick To Your Guns have premiered a new video for their new song “Hush.” This track is from the band’s new album “Spectre,” which will be released on July 29.

In other news, the group have also announced a headlining North American tour with Kublai Khan, Belmont, Koyo, and Foreign Hands:

09/01 Roseville, CA – Goldfield Trading Post
09/02 Portland, OR – Bossanova
09/03 Seattle, WA – El Corazon
09/05 Salt Lake City, UT – Soundwell
09/06 Denver, CO – The Oriental Theater
09/07 Lawrence, KS – Granada Theater
09/08 Chicago, IL – House of Blues
09/09 Louisville, KY – Portal
09/10 Alton, VA – Blue Ridge Rock Fest
09/11 Philadelphia, PA – Underground Arts
09/12 Baltimore, MD – Baltimore Sound Stage
09/13 New York, NY – Irving Plaza
09/14 Worcester, MA – The Palladium
09/15 Toronto, ON – Opera House
09/16 Montreal, QC – Le Studio TD
09/17 Quebec City, QC – Envol & Macadam Fest
09/20 Columbia, SC – New Brookland Tavern
09/21 Orlando, FL – The Abbey
09/22 Jacksonville, FL – Underbelly
09/23 Tampa, FL – The Orpheum
09/25 Birmingham, AL – Furnace Fest
09/27 Austin, TX – Mohawk
09/28 Dallas, TX – Amplified Live
09/30 Mesa, AZ – The Nile
10/01 Anaheim, CA – House of Blues

Ghost, Mudvayne, Ice Cube, Etc. Added To 2022 Blue Ridge Rock Festival

More bands have been added to this year’s Blue Ridge Rock Festival. The event will take place at Virginia International Raceway in Alton, Virginia on September 8-11 and the updated lineup can be found below.

Lineup:

  • Slipknot
  • Disturbed
  • Ghost
  • Mudvayne
  • Ice Cube
  • 3 Doors Down
  • A Day To Remember
  • Halestorm
  • Lamb Of God
  • Alice Cooper
  • Tenacious D
  • Falling In Reverse
  • I Prevail
  • Stone Temple Pilots
  • Seether
  • Gojira
  • Underoath
  • New Found Glory
  • Pennywise
  • Skillet
  • Anthrax
  • Pierce The Veil
  • Killswitch Engage
  • Hollywood Undead
  • In This Moment
  • Motionless In White
  • Ice Nine Kills
  • Daughtry
  • Jelly Roll
  • Down
  • Nelly
  • Saliva (feat. Josey Scott)
  • Nothing More
  • Theory Of A Deadman
  • Sevendust
  • Wage War
  • Pop Evil
  • Badflower
  • Knocked Loose
  • Candlebox
  • Starset
  • Black Veil Brides
  • Thrice
  • Sleeping With Sirens
  • Insane Clown Posse
  • In Flames
  • GWAR
  • John 5
  • God Forbid
  • Apocalyptica
  • Spiritbox
  • Grandson
  • Fever 333
  • Puddle Of Mudd
  • The Amity Affliction
  • We Came As Romans
  • Bad Wolves
  • Kittie
  • Hatebreed
  • Silverstein
  • Queensrÿche
  • Shadows Fall
  • Story Of The Year
  • All That Remains
  • 3OH!3
  • Baroness
  • Buckcherry
  • Hoobastank
  • Hinder
  • Electric Callboy
  • Bad Omens
  • The Devil Wears Prada
  • Enter Shikari
  • Fit For A King
  • Memphis May Fire
  • Whitechapel
  • Zero 9:36
  • Suicide Silence
  • Slaughter To Prevail
  • Demon Hunter
  • Saving Abel
  • Adelitas Way
  • The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus
  • Attila
  • Nonpoint
  • Hawthorne Heights
  • Lacuna Coil
  • From Ashes To New
  • The Union Underground
  • Chelsea Grin
  • Red
  • Mushroomhead
  • Powerman 5000
  • The Plot In You
  • Alien Ant Farm
  • Lacey Sturm
  • Dayseeker
  • Texas In July
  • Stick To Your Guns
  • Counterparts
  • A Skylit Drive (original lineup)
  • Cold
  • Sion
  • ERRA
  • Bleeding Through
  • The Acacia Strain
  • Crazy Town
  • Municipal Waste
  • Butcher Babies
  • Comeback Kid
  • Fit For An Autopsy
  • Terror
  • Fire From The Gods
  • Stray From The Path
  • Tetrarch
  • Attack Attack!
  • Nita Strauss
  • Unearth
  • Darkest Hour
  • Norma Jean
  • Kublai Khan
  • Smile Empty Soul
  • The Word Alive
  • Silent Planet
  • Crowbar
  • Otherwise
  • Twiztid
  • Point North
  • Jeris Johnson
  • Project 86
  • Upon A Burning Body
  • Redlight King
  • Icon For Hire
  • Palisades
  • Siamese
  • Holding Absence
  • Hollow Front
  • Orbit Culture
  • Vended
  • Close Your Eyes
  • (hed)p.e.
  • Emo Nite Brooklyn
  • Solence
  • Brand Of Sacrifice
  • Dying Wish
  • Alpha Wolf
  • The Dead Daisies
  • Blacktop Mojo
  • Islander
  • Small Town Titans
  • Traitors
  • Varials
  • Left To Suffer
  • Zao
  • He Is Legend
  • SeeYouSpaceCowboy
  • Afterlife
  • Sleep Token
  • No Resolve
  • Any Given Sin
  • The Lonely Ones
  • GFM
  • Vampires Everywhere!
  • Get The Shot
  • Silvertung
  • Vangogo
  • Burden Of The Sky
  • Dying Oath
  • Kings County
  • Lansdowne
  • Relent
  • Hollow Intent
  • Velvet Chains
  • Dead Fervor
  • Next Attempt
  • The Other LA
  • Frame 42
  • Two Sides Of Me
  • Last Nights Villain
  • Braincell
  • Preacher
  • We Demand Parachutes
  • Plainview
  • Noble Poets
  • Crystal Cages

Stick To Your Guns Dropped From Several European Shows After Jesse Barnett Is Accused Of Making Pro-Putin Comments

Stick To Your Guns’ Jesse Barnett has been accused of voicing support for Vladimir Putin amid Russia’s unprovoked invasion of Ukraine. The allegations, which stem from conversations on social media (see HERE and HERE), have resulted in the band being removed from upcoming shows in the Czech Republic, Slovakia, and Poland.

Barnett issued the following statement:

“Recently there have been accusations made against me that I am a Pro Putin supporter and that I am a supporter of the war in Ukraine. People have began to call me a neo-nazi and fascist. These are not claims that I take lightly. I have tried with all of my heart and soul to be a person who adds something good to this world and who is someone who leads with justice in mind.

With that being said, I know that my view points have sometimes been controversial, leading to consequences. (Being banned from venues for being pro Palestine, being banned from venues for anti religious views, not being allowed to play certain places due to my staunch anti police stance etc etc.) What’s different here is that the claims of me being a fascist, a fascist sympathizer or a genocide denier are not ones that I can just brush off. I am not a supporter of Putin or his war in Ukraine. He is not a model of anything I believe to be just or good in this world.

There is a quote I love from a poet named Warsan Shire that goes ‘No one leaves home unless home is the mouth of a shark’. The war in Ukraine has turned many working peoples homes into the mouth of a shark. I do not support this anywhere in the world. I believe that all people have the right to live in peace. ANYONE who takes that right away from innocent people doesn’t deserve to breathe.

Now for some self criticism: I have allowed my hatred for America and the way it meddles in the affairs of countries across the globe to cloud my judgement when it comes to how I engage with people online. I am so passionately against America’s abhorrent treatment of human beings both in the U.S. and abroad that I made myself, in many times, unable to be reasoned with. This is something I have reflected on.

I can sometimes engage with people online in a way that is so unrecognizable to my friends, peers and family who truly know me and because of this I misrepresent myself and who I am. I think that I can get so caught up in telling myself ‘the internet isn’t real’ that I forget there are real people behind the accounts. To put it plainly, that shit straight up sucks of me.

The internet is a miserable place to try to have these massive and important discussions in any sort of meaningful way and more often than not, it has lead me to become overly aggressive and dismissive of people where I lash out and say things I sometimes don’t mean. Moving forward I will do my absolute best to better represent myself and the values that I genuinely hold true.”