Few bands have forged a cult following in the way that Stick To Your Guns have. Their near 20-year career has seen them go from strength to strength, releasing intensely political music that became anthems for the metal and hardcore masses. The only thing more intense than the music they played was their dedication to performing live as much as possible, pushing their energy into the tangible realm to be absorbed and echoed back by thousands of impassioned fans.
“Spectre”, the 7th studio album from the Orange County 5-piece, is coming out on the 29th of July, and it’s surely going to quench the 5-year thirst fans have experienced. “Spectre” is a monumental album for the band, a small but insanely refreshing shift from the well-known formula that has made Stick To Your Guns such a reliable and recognizable sound in the metal scene. Whilst containing some of the heaviest material from the band yet, it also introduces some new personalities and songwriting choices that listeners won’t see coming. To put it simply, it may well be Stick To Your Guns’ best work yet.
Sonic Perspectives writer Josh Muncke sat down with vocalist Jesse Barnett and dove deep into what has driven this band forward since 2003, and how those motivations have changed over time. They also explore the themes that exist in “Spectre”, and talk about how Barnett’s vocals are the most vicious and intense they have ever been. Check out their conversation below, remember that for more interviews and other daily content, make sure to follow Sonic Perspectives on Facebook, Flipboard and Twitter and subscribe to our YouTube channel to be notified about new content we publish on a daily basis.