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Stemm Vocalist Leaves band

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."

"We have given TJ our blessing and wish him well in his future endeavors…This was a mutual thing with us and TJ. We are still friends and he wants to explain everything to you all in his own words…"

"Well, we have some answers for you…"

"1st: The show on August 4th at Club Infinity is STILL HAPPENING! We have had too much tragedy this summer due to the unfortunate death of a close friend, TJ's shoulder surgery and then the loss of Danny's Grandmother which caused us to cancel many shows this summer. We are looking forward to playing this weekend and can not wait to see all of you again!"

"2nd: STEMM guitarist / vocalist Joe Cafarella will be taking over full vocal duties for STEMM and have called upon guitarist and good friend, Alex Scouten (ex Three Minutes of Hate) to take over Joe's guitar responsibilities for the live shows."

"Many of you have already seen Alex perform last year with STEMM when Joe took over the vocals during TJ's injury while the band supported shows for Chimaira, Bleed the Sky and Silent Civilian."

"Only this time, Alex is much more prepared to fill the position to help the band perform live!"

"3rd: STEMM is not auditioning for a new vocalist. Joe has accepted his position as the new full time lead vocalist for STEMM and the band is currently moving forward as we speak writing and recording new material."

"We are looking to have 2 new songs on Myspace for all of you to hear what the band is doing before the show on August 4th!"

"4th: This does not mean that Alex is the new guitarist for STEMM. The band has taken comfort in the fact that we can still play shows when we want knowing that Alex is ready to go at any time we need him, allowing us to focus on writing the new STEMM CD without any added pressure. We want you to welcome Alex as a new member because he is family and without his dedication to this cause, we would be unable to play shows."

"It always seems that STEMM is faced with a major challenge once a year that may just break the band up…"

"We always say that when we come upon these obstacles, we can either walk away or, find away to move forward."

"Danny, Joe, Steve, and Rich have decided to smash through this obstacle!!! Many people, including you the STEMM fans have put too much time into this band for us to walk away. We love playing together, we love performing for all of you and we hope that you are as excited as we are to take on this challenge together to help keep building the monster we all know as STEMM…"

"We just played Albany, NY last Saturday with the new lineup and the crowd loved the show and we had a fucking blast with everyone!"

"The new STEMM material is sounding heavier than ever before, we're pushing the music to levels we have never pushed before and we can not wait to share with all of you!"

"We now invite you to come to one of our biggest shows we have ever put together here in our hometown, party with us and some of the most kick ass bands this area has to offer as well as good friends of ours, and experience the next chapter of STEMM on Saturday August 4th at Club Infinity in Williamsville, NY!"

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1. StabbingTheDrama writes:

That's a real shame. I liked the singer of Stemm. At least they're not breaking up though, I'm happy about that. They just need to leave the f***ing New York area again and tour.

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2. shatterzer0 writes:

Might be a shame that TJ left, but Joe is STEMM and the new songs up are friggin sweet

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