Stick To Your Guns Announce Two More California Shows

Stick To Your Guns have added two more dates to their West Coast tour. Here’s the band’s updated schedule:

With Rotting Out, No Right, and DARE:

11/13 Sacramento, CA – Holy Diver
11/14 Santa Cruz, CA – Catalyst Atrium

With Harm’s Way and Initiate:

11/17 Anaheim, CA – Chain Reaction (no Harm’s Way)
11/18 Anaheim, CA – Chain Reaction
11/19 Henderson, NV – Eagle Aerie Hall
11/20 San Diego, CA – Brick By Brick

Stick To Your Guns Announce West Coast Shows With Harm’s Way And Initiate

Stick To Your Guns have announced some West Coast shows with Harm’s Way and Initiate. Here’s the dates:

11/17 Anaheim, CA – Chain Reaction (no Harm’s Way)
11/18 Anaheim, CA – Chain Reaction
11/19 Henderson, NV – Eagle Aerie Hall
11/20 San Diego, CA – Brick By Brick

Stick To Your Guns Premiere New Song “More Of Us Than Them”

Stick To Your Guns have premiered a new song titled “More Of Us Than Them.” Notably, the track features a breakdown that was written by late Architects guitarist Tom Searle.

Jesse Barnett commented:

“In 2015, Tom Searle sent me an email that had a breakdown he had written that he thought was “too STYG” to be used for @architects. It hasn’t seen the light of day until yesterday. It already feels awesome finally releasing a song that’s been finished since December 2019 but to have Tom’s hands on this song makes this one of the most special songs on the record and one of the most special STYG songs ever. So give it a spin, turn it up and when you get the the end of the song be sure to thank heavy music genius, Tom fucking Searle, for his contribution. Thank you so much to everyone who has listened. Through the pain, frustration, grief and anger we still dare and still struggle to invent a new world. Thank you Tom, @stygoc @architects @wzrdbld @vitalo88 @end_hits_records & @purenoiserecs.
T//S FOREVER. REST IN POWER COMRADE.”

He also added:

“This song is about understanding that the people who run our day to day lives don’t have our interests at heart. They don’t have the planets interest at heart. All they care about is ever growing profit and power. These people are addicts and they’re addicted to the worst thing possible: Greed. In this system, money is the only thing that buys freedom. But what does this simple statement also imply? What is being said with out actually being said? It’s saying that if you don’t have money, you don’t have freedom. This is an important distinction to make. None of us asked to be born. We didn’t decide to be on this earth. This is an important distinction to make. None of us asked to be born. We didn’t decide to be on this earth. The fact that we have pay walls in front of things that are necessary for survival is fucking criminal and I vow to wake up everyday with the intention of tearing that system down and although Tom is no longer with us, I think he’d be proud of what we all made together.”

[via Rock Sound]

Muse, Deftones, Bullet For My Valentine, Etc. Added To 2022 Rock am Ring & Rock im Park Festivals

More bands have been added to the 2022 Rock am Ring and Rock im Park festivals in Germany. Those events will be held on June 3-5 with Rock am Ring set to take place at Nurnburgring in Nurburg and Rock im Park set to take place at Zeppelinfeld in Nuremberg. Here’s the updated lineup: Green Day, Volbeat, Muse, 100 Gecs, Airbourne, August Burns Red, Beatsteaks, Billy Talent, Black Veil Brides, Boston Manor, Boys Noize, Broilers, Bullet For My Valentine, Bush, Casper, Danko Jones, Daughtry, Deftones, Devin Townsend, Die Kassierer, Digitalism, Don Broco, Donna Missal, Fever 333, Fire From The Gods, Gang Of Youths, Grandson, Ice Nine Kills, Jan Delay & Disko No. 1, Kafvka, Kodaline, Korn, Lewis Capaldi, Måneskin, Marteria, Masked Wolf, Of Mice & Men, Royal Republic, Schmutzki, Scooter, Serious Klein, Skynd, Spiritbox, SSIO, Stick To Your Guns, The Distillers, The Faim, The Murder Capital, The Offspring, Toxpack, Trettmann, Unprocessed, Weezer, You Me At Six, and U.V.A.

Green Day, Volbeat, Korn, Etc. Set For 2022 Rock am Ring & Rock im Park Festivals

The initial lineup has been revealed for the 2022 Rock am Ring and Rock im Park festivals in Germany. Those events will be held on June 3-5 with Rock am Ring set to take place at Nurnburgring in Nurburg and Rock im Park set to take place at Zeppelinfeld in Nuremberg. Here’s the artists that have been booked so far: Green Day, Volbeat, Airbourne, August Burns Red, Billy Talent, Black Veil Brides, Boston Manor, Boys Noize, Broilers, Bush, Danko Jones, Daughtry, Digitalism, Fire From The Gods, Gang Of Youths, Ice Nine Kills, Kafvka, Korn, Of Mice & Men, Royal Republic, Schmutzki, Stick To Your Guns, The Distillers, The Faim, The Offspring, Trettmann, Weezer, and U.V.A.

Listen To Stick To Your Guns’ Cover Of A-ha’s “Take On Me”

Stick To Your Guns officially released their new acoustic EP “The Meaning Remains” today (February 18) and one notable track on the effort is a cover of A-ha’s “Take On Me.” You can stream that below:

Stick To Your Guns Stream “Amber” From New Acoustic EP “The Meaning Remains”

Stick To Your Guns will be releasing a new acoustic EP titled “The Meaning Remains” on February 18. The effort will feature four tracks including “Amber,” “Forgiveness Of Self,” “Nobody,” and a cover of A-ha’s “Take On Me.” You can stream the acoustic version of “Amber” below. Jesse Barnett commented:

“This is an EP of some of our most popular STYG songs translated in a new light. Although the setting of these songs may seem slow and somber, the meaning of these songs remains with the same furious passion for which they were intended. They are sung quietly and gently from the same place that they are screamed. For us, fury and peace go hand and hand. They are both tools that we believe are necessary. We hope you enjoy these songs you’ve heard a thousand times — but now in a new way.”

Stick To Your Guns Members Launch New Project Sorry Fern

Stick To Your Guns guitarist Josh James and drummer George Schmitz have launched a new project called Sorry Fern. The band, which also features James‘ wife, actress Fernanda Andrade (“Next”, “Narcos: Mexico”), on vocals, are currently selling merch and their demo tape via sorryfern.bigcartel.com.

Stick To Your Guns Share Demo Version Of New Song “Hasta La Victoria”

Stick To Your Guns have shared a demo version of their new song “Hasta La Victoria.“ You can stream that below:

The band commented:

“Today Stick To Your Guns is honoring the birthday of Chilean revolutionary and folk singer Victor Jara by releasing a new (demo) song entitled “Hasta La Victoria”. Victor’s story is one known all over the world and one used as a cautionary tale in recognizing fascism but even more so the necessary importance of fighting it with everything that you have.

On September 11th 1973 a CIA sponsored coup took place in Santiago, Chile to overthrow democratically elected leftist leader Salvador Allende (it is also referred to as “The First 9/11”). Victor and thousands of other musicians, poets, artists, teachers, students and political dissidents that were seen as a “Marxist threat” were taken to the Santiago stadium where they were tortured and killed.

Many eye witness accounts of people who were lucky enough to survive said that the officers were especially brutal to Victor. They broke his hands and said “sing for us now you son of a bitch”. They brutally beat him until finally his body was torn apart by machine gun fire.

His songs have inspired people all over the world to never forget the struggle of working people and to stand up together in unity and solidarity against systems that serve to pillage and steal from working class families. Today we release this song not only for Victor but for the Chilean people who put everything they have on the line to continue to fight for their most basic dignities.

You have and continue to inspire us to keep up the same fight. Solidarity forever.

This song is ONLY available via Bandcamp. The song costs one dollar but if you wish to give more you can. All proceeds will be going to national legal and bail funds to help aid the people who are on the ground doing the work here in the United States.

…Much love to everyone. We love and miss you all.

This beat goes on, this melody sung UNTIL VICTORY!”

Ways Away (Stick To Your Guns, Boysetsfire, Etc.) Release Debut Album

Jesse Barnett (Stick To Your Guns, etc.), Sergie Loobkoff (Samiam, ex-Knapsack, etc.), Jared Shavelson (Boysetsfire, The Bronx, etc.) and Ian Smith (Racquet Club) have joined forces in a new project called Ways Away. The band launched earlier this year and released two EPs in March before releasing their self-titled debut album last Friday (July 17). You can check that out below and head to punknews.org to read a recent interview in which Barnett and Loobkoff discussed the project.

[via The PRP]