Revered Orange County hardcore band Stick To Your Guns has announced they’ll be returning to the road this fall, in support of their latest record True View, for a co-headline tour of North America with Emmure and support from Wage War and Sanction. You can find all dates below, along with a streamable link of True View to get re-acquainted with the band’s newest album they’re touring in support of.
Stick To Your Guns’ latest and 6th album, True View, was recorded at Jets to Mars Studio in Granada Hills, CA with producer Derek Hoffman (Seaway, To The Wind), and was mixed and mastered by Will Putney (Every Time I Die, Gojira, Four Year Strong).
Musicians creating their own record labels is not a new thing, to be sure. Though for every successful venture (Converge’s Jacob Bannon with Deathwish Records, Brett of Bad Religion with Epitaph Records) there are plenty of failed attempts, there are certain musicians with an eye and ear for talent. And judging by Emmure’s Frankie Palmeri’s first signing to his new label, Redzone Records, it appears things are off to a good start.
The label’s first signing? Texas metal band Sentenced To Burn. Honestly, they sound a lot like what would happen if hardcore band Your Demise decided they really liked Slipknot and went from there. In other words, you’re moshing. Check out the band’s new track “Godhammer” below.
Upon listening to “Flag Of The Beast”, a song off the 7th full-length album from New York nu-metal/deathcore/metalcore group Emmure, it’s easy to say that it’s the band’s best album since their 2007 debut, Goodbye To The Gallows. It’s not that much different than the band’s previous work, and doesn’t really break much new ground, but maybe the key word is “fresh”. Because that’s exactly what Look At Yourself accomplishes – it’s not a lengthy album compared to Eternal Enemies, but instead trims the fat and makes Emmure sound revitalized.
Perhaps it’s the addition of new members that worked? In this case, it’s likely – new additions Phil Lockett, Josh Miller, and especially guitarist Joshua Travis have been important to the band’s “rebirth” of sorts. This is evident in the conversation I had with guitarist Joshua Travis on the final date of their tour supporting After The Burial which concluded recently. We briefly touched on previous projects, but also what it was like working with Frankie in the studio, as well as one of the best bands Emmure is playing with this summer on the Vans Warped Tour – experimental metal band Candiria. You can check out the full conversation below.
Receiving tons of praise the new Emmure record, Look At Yourself, features some of the band’s best work. The track “Smokey” has just received a music video and we are here to let you know this video is short and sweet but gives you everything you want out of a heavy song. It’s a surprisingly good record that might well be considered the band’s best so far.