Of Mice & Men is an American metalcore band from Orange County, California. The band's lineup as of 2016 features, vocalist Austin Carlile, lead guitarist Phil Manansala, rhythm guitarist and backing vocalist Alan Ashby, bassist and vocalist Aaron Pauley and drummer Valentino Arteaga. The group was founded by Austin Carlile and Jaxin Hall in mid-2009 after Carlile's departure from Attack Attack!. Since 2009 the band has released 3 studio albums. The name of the band is derived from John Steinbeck's novel of the same title.