The Catalyst

Stick To Your Guns

Live in the Atrium

Stick To Your Guns

Arsonists Get All The Girls, A City In Arms, The Wrath

Mon, February 25, 2013

Doors: 7:30 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

The Catalyst

Santa Cruz, CA

$10 in advance/$13 at the door

Off Sale

This event is 16 and over

Stick To Your Guns
Stick To Your Guns
We currently live in an age of angst and depression from a longterm economic recession that has seemed to affect everyone to some degree. However, fortunately there are those few individuals that always keep a positive outlook while trying to show the world that there are plenty of things they should be thankful for outside of the material goods they deem so important. STICK TO YOUR GUNS is more than a band, they have evolved into a movement that focuses on individual self expression, the desire to create a better life for yourself and an emphasis on the importance of family and treating others with respect.
Bursting at the seams with a vibrant energy and overall positivity comes this Orange County sensation, who provide a message of hope and that could serve as 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 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.
After four full-length albums, a number of worldwide tours and legions of diehard followers the band has come full circle and in 2012 delivers the most important effort of their already stellar career. The much anticipated new album, Diamond, encompasses what STYG is all about and sees their songwriting develop and mature to ultimately craft their definitive release, which ultimately delivers a message of inspiration that anyone can relate to.
Barnett states: "The new album, Diamond, is an insight to the way we view the world through our eyes. All the good and all the bad. This is an amazing place we live in. There is so much mystery about our existence and it fascinates the hell out of us. The pain people go through, the good that people do and the gods that people are willing to kill and die for. It's all who we are as a whole and its important for us to understand this. What's inside of you is what is happening outside in the world. How we can look at everything thats going on around us and think that we are at a complete disconnect from it, is beyond me.
"We also try to live the words we speak. It's become more and more important to me as we have moved forward through this band's life, that we do the things we are saying. We try to give back any moment we can. This band has become more than just a band for me. I very much try to be the words that I write. I'm not a perfect. I am far from it, but what helps me more than anything is when a kid comes to me and says 'hey man my life was a wreck and I was in a downward spiral and this bands music has picked me up'. This is what helps me because I know what thats like and I have bands that have done the same things for me so to be that band for someone else is an honor.
"I feel like this band has progressed through its life like I have through mine. Every person on this earth is searching for things trying to find out who they are, where they belong and ways that they can express themselves. With the new album, not to sound to generic, we really took inventory of our music and for me at least I took inventory of my life, my flaws and mental vices. This is me trying to let it all go and find whats truly important to me and that is my friends, family and all of humanity. Society interests me in ways that I previously never knew. The things that people endure and the stuff people bounce back from and the ways we progress through science and technology amazes me. I love this world even though here are absolutely shitty things about it. I'm trying very hard to change my view and always trying to find ways to give back as much as possible."

In 2012, STICK TO YOUR GUNS gives to the world a diamond that shines bright and exudes a proclamation of hope and inspiration that could even impact the most cynical.
Arsonists Get All The Girls
Arsonists Get All The Girls
ARSONISTS GET ALL THE GIRLS have informed the music industry that heavy, technical music can be successful since unveiling their Century Media debut album, The Game of Life. The band has created a sound all their own and have become well known for their brand of grind, which has even been featured on MTV's Real World/Road Rules Challenge: The Duel II. Now ARSONISTS are back with a brand new effort called Portals which has been highly anticipated from fans and press alike. The album was recorded by Zack Ohren (As Blood Runs Black, All Shall Perish) and features 11 glorious grinders like "My Cup's Half Empty" and "Violence in Fluid –Triceratops".

ARSONISTS GET ALL THE GIRLS come from a humble beginning in Santa Cruz, CA and then quickly realized their talent and potential. This led to the creation of a 3-track demo in 2003. This quickly set fire to the underground metal world and led to the band's signing and release of Hits From The Bow. Hits… began to spread like a virus among fans online and eventually wound up in the hands of Century Media Records' A&R staff who quickly signed the band. ARSONISTS GET ALL THE GIRLS then began work on The Game of Life. With the power of their newest effort and the sheer brutality of their live show, the band garnered a legion of diehard fans that has been growing more and more with each passing day, as seen by the record's high sales performance.

Portals began just like any other record does and was finished just like any other record has in the past. One small thing, the vocalist Cameron Reed quit 2 days after the record had been completed in order to be "closer to God". This took everyone in the band by surprise as this was a day before they were heading on a tour of Mexico. The band persevered and did not let this set them back. Fortunately within a week they had found a more than suitable replacement in a close friend named Jared Monnette. The band is no stranger to difficult circumstances as their bassist Patrick Jones passed away in 2007.

Now with the band more focused than ever, Portals is a huge leap in musicianship and songwriting under extraordinary circumstances. The band also was the FIRST US BAND to tour Russia extensively (some cities on the tour had never hosted a band from the United States ever) in which members were arrested, accosted and almost mugged.

With incredible touring plans already in the works, ARSONISTS GET ALL THE GIRLS will be on the road in both Europe and America throughout 2009 with such stellar packages as the European Thrash & Burn tour and future tours to be announced. If you somehow missed the band during their last cycle, it surely won't happen again - ARSONISTS GET ALL THE GIRLS will be in your face and Portals will be in your stereo for years to come!
Venue Information:
The Catalyst
1011 Pacific Avenue
Santa Cruz, CA, 95060
http://www.catalystclub.com/