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Below is our complete Stemm news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.
Stemm has posted an outtakes clip online from the recording of the "Left Behind" music video, which can be viewed below. You can also check out the original video for "Left Behind" by heading over here.
Stemm has released a music video for the first single off their latest, upcoming album "Crossroads," which is due out September 13, 2011. The video for the song "Left Behind" pokes fun at the latest trends in 'core genres aimed at today's youth and was directed by Solomon Nero of Nero Minded Productions and produced by Nicholas A. Baio and Solomon Nero. Check it out below:
Hallows Eve is the latest act to be confirmed for the 2010 edition of the TMT Metal Fest, which is schedule to take placed from September 24th through 26th in Middletown, NY. Other confirmed acts for the festival include The Misfits, Scum of the Earth, Greene Jelly, Omen, Vicious Rumors, Deathriders, Diecast, Texas Hippie Coalition, Forever in Terror, Stemm, and Caustic Method. The festival will also feature special guest Metal Sanaz. Additional details on the festival can be found at this location.
The upcoming "Iron Man 2" video game is currently set to be released through Sega on May 4, 2010 on the Microsoft Xbox 360, Sony PS3, Sony PSP, Nintendo Wii, and Nintendo DS. Sega has now announced that the game will feature several metal bands on the game's soundtrack. According to a press release the game will have tracks from Meshuggah, Stemm, and Soilwork. The release did not state which tracks from the bands would be included. More information on the game can be found at this location.
New York's STEMM have announced their final U.S. tour dates of the year. The currently confirmed dates are as follows:
12/4 2009 The Carriage House Concert & Nite Club Louisville, Ohio
12/5 2009 The Springside West Springfield, Pennsylvania
12/12 2009 The Montage Music Hall Rochester, New York
12/18 2009 The Haunt Ithaca, New York
12/19 2009 Broadway Joe’s Buffalo, New York
Cleveland band Cellbound has released a live video for the song “Forgotten” on youtube. The video was directed and produced by SS Multimedia, also known as Skinny and Stitch from Mushroomhead. The video was shot on June 19, 2009 at Peabody’s in Cleveland, OH during Cellbound’s Skullbong Bash/CD release party for their debut album “Fallen Angels of Sui Caedere.”
Cellbound is currently working on material for their second album and have the following upcoming shows:
August 7th - 31st Street Pub - Pittsburgh with Down the Drain (featuring Brett Hoffman of Malevolent Creation)
August 21st - Carriage House - Ohio with Stemm
August 22nd - Chicago, IL - 4th Annual Midwest Metal Anthem festival
"This new STEMM CD is our 'Vulgar Display of Power'" states lead vocalist / guitarist Joe Cafarella.
Comparing their latest release, "Blood Scent" (Catch 22 Records) to the epic release by the metal gods, Pantera is admittedly making a bold statement, but Cafarella will not budge in his reasoning. "There is a lot that went into the making of this CD. We are not saying that we are the next Pantera, that’s not even close to what I am saying. We just wanted to make a CD that would not pigeon hole us into a certain cliché sound. Let’s face it, Pantera made it on their live performances. While MTV was playing ‘Walk’ and ‘This Love’ us metal heads were cranking Fucking Hostile and Mouth for War. I am telling you that you will get that same type of feeling on the new STEMM CD as you would listening to Vulgar. And it’s just as real…"
"e never followed the rules" says Cafarella. "Our entire career we have felt like the underdogs. No matter how many hoops we jumped through for the industry people, it just wasn’t good enough." But STEMM found an ally in the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) who took a liking to the band in the beginning stages of their musical career branding them as "The soundtrack to the UFC. "We wrote a song called 'Face the Pain,' which became the theme song for the UFC." "The song honestly doesn’t represent what we stand as today musically because we were a young band when we wrote the song." laughs Cafarella. But, the UFC still uses the song for all pay-per-view events as well as many other STEMM songs from the bands musical library which is also heard as background music for UFC / SPIKE TV programs "Ultimate Fighter" and "Unleashed" "We’re honored to be recognized in the MMA (Mixed Martial Arts) community and be able to cross over aggressive music with aggressive sport."
At press time it was also confirmed that the track "House of Cards" from the new STEMM release, "Blood Scent," was selected as the theme song for "UFC Wired," hosted by Joe Rogan (Fear Factor / UFC commentator) on the Fox Network for the 2008 / 2009 season.
New York metallers, Stemm, have announced the official tracklisting and artwork for their upcoming album, "Blood Scent," which has a scheduled release date of November 11th.
The tracklisting for "Blood Scent" is as follows:
2. House Of Cards
3. One King Down
5. The Devil Walks Among Us
6. Broken Face Masterpiece
7. As Real As It Gets
9. Beneath My Skin
10. Never Will I Break
11. Casualty For Prayer
Stemm will be issuing the first 1,000 copies of "Blood Scent" will be coupled with a full length DVD.
STEMM return to the studio to write new material for their upcoming 2008 release. STEMM is most widely recognized as the band who plays the theme/intro music for The Ultimate Fighting Championship. Their music can also be heard on Spike TV commercials and UFC spin off shows such as Ultimate Fighter.
"Hello my friends I apologize that is has been so long since you have heard from me. However I just wanted to make sure that I was in a clear head space so I could articulate myself properly. I'm sure by now many of you have heard that I am no longer in the band. So I wanted to let you all know what's going with me that lead to the current situation..."
"First of all I would like to thank all of you that have been there with me over the course of the past few years. Recently I have been reflecting on so many things that have gone on in my life since the inception of this band. I've been thinking about all the great shows, good times, and the way our lives have been forever intertwined by stories, and moments we have shared. I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart for allowing me to be part of your lives."
"Which leads me to the next portion of my explanation. I want to give you a little background of the events that have lead us to this point in time. I'm sorry that this is going to be so lengthy, but I didn't know how cut it down and still get across everything I am feeling, and frankly I felt I owed it to you since you all have been such a big part of my life." More...
Stemm Post the following update regarding 2 new songs on their Myspace page:
"Well as promised, if you go to our Myspace player, you will see 2 new songs up by the names of;"
"One King Down" and "Poopmouth"
"These are only demo songs we did in our recording studio but, it has been a LONG TIME COMING for us!!!"
"Alot of bad shit has gone down in the past few months in the Stemm camp and by topping it off with the departure of TJ from the band, (See the blog, " Stemm rumors, truths and Slayer!) we felt it necessary to just hole ourselves up in the studio, and record some of these fucking songs we have been working on over the past few months..." More...
Stemm have issued the following update on their Myspace page regarding rumors about the departure of their vocalist:
"OK everyone, we have some important STEMM news for you that just could not be kept quiet any longer and we feel that all of you deserve to know on OUR TERMS…"
"There have been a few rumors going around about the band that we would like to put to rest."
"Apparently, a rumor has surfaced that vocalist TJ Frost has left STEMM to join…SLAYER…"
"This is not true in any account…I honestly do not know why I am addressing this rumor…I think I just became dumber while trying to put this one to bed…Even TJ laughed when he heard that rumor!"
"The 2nd rumor is that TJ has left the band to move to California."
"This rumor is in fact…TRUE…"
"Two weeks ago, TJ had informed us that he is going to be leaving for California. TJ himself will be issuing a statement to all of you very soon for his reasons." More...
On Monday, 3/05, Jagermeister presents the Chimaira CD Release Party at Peabody's Down Under. Tickets will be free in advance and $5 at the door. First 50 attendees will receive a free t-shirt! A special raffle will also be presented to all concert goers of the show. Chimaira's upcoming CD "Resurrection" will be played in its entirety sometime between 10pm-12pm. Chimaira's DVD will be screened on all the televisions within the venue. Jager girls will also be in attendance giving away Jagermeister swag. Accompanying Chimaira will be Stemm, Waiting for Never, Forever in Terror, and Scalera. Attendees will be the first ones to buy Chimaira's CD "Resurrection" at the stroke of Midnight.
On Friday, 3/09, Chimaira will be doing an in store appearance at Magnolia Thunderpussy in Columbus. There, Chimaira will sign autographs and give away tickets to the show at LC Pavilion along with other prizes. The Band will also be signing CDs later that night at the show at the store's booth.
Peabody's Down Under
2083 E 21st St
Cleveland, OH 44115
1155 North High St
Columbus, OH 43201
Stemm post the following message on their Myspace:
"That's right everyone, after years of work, STEMM has officially signed a deal!
Feel free to hit up the labels myspace site and welcome I Scream Records to the STEMM family!!! After all, we couldn't have done this without you, the fans!!! Our work has only begun, so help spread the good news!!!
Below is the official release from the label's site.
I Scream Records welcomes Stemm:
Buffalo, NY based Stemm is proud to announce that they've signed an agreement with I Scream Records. "It's been a long time coming for this band" says TJ Frost of Stemm "We've been busting our ass' for a while now and it's really great to finally have a label like I Scream Records step up and give us the opportunity to get our music to markets we haven't reached yet. It's an honor to be part of the I Scream family and we look forward to a long healthy relationship." In recent years, Stemm has gained nationwide exposure as a result of their association with companies such as the UFC, The Fight Network and Jagermeister Music. "Songs For The Incurable Heart" is set for release in the USA on October 10th 2006. In the meantime check 'em out on their myspace site here."
Western New York-based metal band STEMM have released an e-card featuring two tracks from their upcoming CD, "Songs for the Incurable Heart" (due on November 15). The song "13 Years" features a guest appearance on vocals by CHIMAIRA frontman Mark Hunter and was produced by Mike Hatalak of IT DIES TODAY.
Buffalo News recently had the following to say about STEMM: "Building a strong and loyal local following wasn't enough for these boys; they needed to take it outside. In the process the group nailed relationships with professional wrestling's Ultimate Fighting Championship — STEMM's original theme song has prefaced every pay-per-view event by the UFC since 2002. The group has composed soundtrack material for Xbox games; toured with and opened for the likes of CHIMAIRA, MUSHROOMHEAD, TRIVIUM, RUN-DMC, SEVENDUST, ILL NINO, MACHINE HEAD, NOTHINGFACE and BLEED THE SKY; and garnered airplay on Music Choice's metal station."
For more information, visit www.stemm.net.
Friends of Chimaira and harcore band Stemm, from Buffalo, NY, are planning a CD release party on Saturday November 12th. The show is sponsored by 103.3 The Edge Presents and will also feature the Committee of Thirteen (Featuring Marc Rizzo-Guitarist of Soulfly), Waiting For Never, Three Minutes of Hate, and As Summer Dies. It's an all ages show and doors open at 5pm with tickets running $10.
You can arrive early for a meet and greet with STEMM and the premiere viewing for the MONSTER VIDEO (courtesy of Jagermeister) and prizes and giveaways!!!
The show will take place at:
391 Ellicott Street,
Downtown Buffalo, NY 14203
Most regional openers have been revealed for the forthcoming Jagermeister Music Tour, featuring DISTURBED and CORROSION OF CONFORMITY. They are as follows:
November 4 - Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue w/ THE HEAVILS
November 5 - Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue w/ THE HEAVILS
November 7 - Kansas City, KS @ Uptown Theatre w/ OPIATE FOR THE MASSES
November 8 - Saint Louis, MO @ The Pageant w/ OPIATE FOR THE MASSES
November 10 - Cincinnati, OH @ Bogart's w/ OPIATE FOR THE MASSES
November 11 - Cincinnati, OH @ Bogart's w/ OPIATE FOR THE MASSES
November 13 - Columbus, OH @ Newport Music Hall w/ GONE UNTIL TOMORROW
November 14 - Columbus, OH @ Newport Music Hall
November 16 - Cleveland, OH @ House of Blues w/ WAITING 4 NEVER
November 17 - Cleveland, OH @ House of Blues w/ STEMM
November 18 - Cleveland, OH @ House of Blues
November 21 - Royal Oak, MI @ Royal Oak Music Theatre
November 22 - Royal Oak, MI @ Royal Oak Music Theatre
November 24 - Chicago, IL @ House of Blues w/ SOIL
November 25 - Chicago, IL @ House of Blues w/ SOIL
November 26 - Chicago, IL @ House of Blues w/ SOIL
November 29 - Grand Rapids, MI @ Orbit Room w/ DOPE
November 30 - Grand Rapids, MI @ Orbit Room w/ DOPE
December 2 - Boston, MA @ Avalon w/ DOPE
December 3 - Boston, MA @ Avalon w/ DOPE
December 5 - Portland, ME @ State Theatre w/ DRY KILL LOGIC
December 6 - Portland, ME @ State Theatre w/ DRY KILL LOGIC
December 8 - Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom w/ DRY KILL LOGIC
December 9 - Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom w/ DRY KILL LOGIC
December 11 - Atlantic City, NJ @ House of Blues w/ DRY KILL LOGIC
December 13 - New York, NY @ Nokia Theatre w/ DOPE
December 14 - New York, NY @ Nokia Theatre w/ DOPE
December 16 - Philadelphia, PA @ Electric Factory w/ DOPE
December 17 - Philadelphia, PA @ Electric Factory w/ DOPE
December 19 - Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club w/ DOG FASHION DISCO
December 20 - Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club w/ DOG FASHION DISCO
December 22 - Baltimore, MD @ Rams Head Live w/ DOG FASHION DISCO
The entire schedule for Hellfest has finally been released. HELLFEST 2K5 takes place on August 19-21 at the Sovereign Bank Arena in Trenton, New Jersey. Tickets are available at hellfest.com or you can purchase tickets at the Sovereign Bank Arena box office or charge by phone at 1-888-SBA-TIXX or online at sovereignbankarena.com.
The complete schedule follows, including stages, times and bands playing: More...
HELLFEST 2005, which takes place August 19th to the 21st in Trenton, NJ, has announced the next 39 bands out of the 188 total bands playing this year's festival (and they're still not done). Here are the latest additions:
HELLFEST 2K5 BAND LINE UP ROUND FOUR:
A Love For Enemies
A Murder of Crows
Anorexic Beauty Queen
At All Cost
Boy Sets Fire
Glass and Ashes
Haste The Day
I am Idaho
MC Goldie Wilson
None More Black
Planes Mistaken for Stars
Smoke or Fire
Beautiful Mistake, The
Time Of Need
When Tigers Fight
HERE’S A RE-CAP OF THE FIRST 114: More...
Danzig and special guest Doyle have been confirmed as the Saturday headliner for the seventh annual New England Metal and Hardcore Festival, to be held Friday-Sunday, April 22-24 at the Palladium in Worcester, Mass.
In addition to the regular Danzig set, Doyle with join the band for a blistering 30-minute set of classic Misfits material. Danzig and Doyle have performed together just three times during Danzig’s recent tour – their first performances together in over 21 years.
Hatebreed, Unearth and Obituary will headline Friday night.
Saturday’s other headliners will include Chimaira and Cryptopsy.
Sunday’s headliners are King Diamond, Nile and Soilwork.
Also appearing are A Life Once Lost, All Shall Perish, All That Remains, As I Lay Dying, Behemoth, Black Dahlia Murder, Blood Has Been Shed, Bury Your Dead, Dark Tranquility, Darkest Hour, Evergreen Terrace, Full Blown Chaos, Glass Casket, Hypocrisy, If Hope Dies, Internal Bleeding, Ion Dissonance, It Dies Today, Kylesa, Maroon, Misery Signals, Mnemic, Premonitions Of War, Pro-Pain, Red Chord, Reflux, Remembering Never, Scurvy, Sonata Arctica, Stemm, Strapping Young Lad, The Acacia Strain, The Agony Scene, The Esoteric, The Killing, The Minor Times, Throwdown, Trivium, Winter Solstice, and many more to be added.
Single day tickets are $35 per day. Three-day passes are $99. Tickets are on sale at all Strawberries Record Stores, online at tickets.com, or by calling tickets.com at (800) 477-6849.