After signing a contract with Island Records in 2002, they released their first single, "Oxygen's Gone", followed by their self-titled debut album on June 10, 2003. Jacoby Shaddix of Papa Roach appears on the song "Conquer The World" from that album.
The bands name comes from their relentless effort in trying to make it and willingness to do anything. They would either make it or "Die Trying."
"Die Trying" (produced by Neal Avron) reached critical success having been on the Billboard Top Heatseeker Albums for 10 weeks with a peak position at #14.
The lead single "Oxygen's Gone" received heavy video airplay on MTV, MTV2, and Fuse. It also was able to land spots on Billboard's Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks for 8 weeks with a peak position of #35, along with Billboard's Modern Rock Tracks for 6 weeks with a peak position of #29
Die Trying disbanded thanks to what the band states as "shitty management, drugs, lawsuits, band drama, and all kinds of bad luck" in 2004.
In 2006, they reformed as Vanity Kills.
In 2007, they reformed as the Sin City Angels.
In 2007, they reverted back to the original name Die Trying.
August 10, 2007 Die Trying played a show at The Boardwalk in Orangvale, CA along with Another Damn Disappointment.
On November 2, 2007 Die Trying will play a show at The Boardwalk in Orangvale, CA