Adema Signs To Earache
The official press release regarding ADEMA signing to Earache Records has been put up on the labels official site - It reads as follows:
"Hailing from Bakersfield, California, Adema exploded onto the Modern Rock scene in 2001 with the release of their self-titled debut on Arista Records. The first two singles, "Giving In" and "The Way You Like It", were Modern Rock radio hits that pushed Adema to near-platinum sales status. The Bakersfield quintet's instantaneous fan base was cemented by an almost unheard-of coup - landing on the main stage of the 2001-2 Ozzfest merely on the strength of their first cd. Adema stayed on the road for more than a year, touring with the likes of Linkin Park, Drowning Pool, and Disturbed. A review of Adema's debut in London's prestigious NME raved: "Adema's visceral, artfully succinct rock punch comes brilliantly wrapped in killer whistleable tunes." Rolling Stone wrote: "Moody, hard and melodic, a creative palette of soaring solos, singing lines and textures."
"A seven-song remix and cover EP, "Insomniac's Dream", followed in October 2002, and Adema's full-length follow-up, "Unstable", was next. Recorded in early 2003 with producer Howard Benson (P.O.D., Hoobastank), "Unstable" was a mature, dynamic album that proved Adema was a musical force to be reckoned with, not just a flash in the pan."
"Yet mere weeks after the release of "Unstable", Arista Records closed its doors, leaving Adema without a label. With the music industry on the whole tightening its belts and major labels struggling to latch onto the next new trend, Adema persevered for months on its own with no label support."
"During this time, Earache Records founder Digby Pearson and Earache US label boss Al Dawson took notice. A fiercely independent, artist-friendly label with no ties to any corporate group, Earache Records pioneered the extreme-music explosion of the 1990's by developing the careers of such bands as Napalm Death, Carcass, and Morbid Angel. "We couldn't ignore the fact that Adema had sold nearly platinum and they were unsigned," says Al Dawson. "It occurred to us that Earache could offer this band a second chance."
"Adema's music is more powerful and genuine than any trend, and can only be described as Rock," continues Al Dawson. Adema drummer Kris Kohls describes it thusly: "We go on stage and rock! Rock: it's such a broad word that it doesn't categorize you. From STP to Metallica to Weezer to the Cure, Rock encompasses it all."
"In spring 2004, Earache approached Adema with an offer for a worldwide deal and the band signed on July 16."
"Al Dawson explains, "We are proud to be working with Adema, a band whose musicianship and professionalism are both world-class. I'm confident we have a mutually rewarding situation ahead of us and I hope our success will stand as an example to other bands out there that an artist-friendly indie label like Earache is a viable alternative to the major labels. The corporate giants can't match the care and attention that we offer our bands, every step of the way.""
"Adema drummer Kris Kohls states, "Adema is proud to announce we are signed to Earache! We will be putting out the new record in January and Earache is definitely the right label to get our record out there. Our new material is very diverse and Earache understands how to let a band do their thing and create music that comes from the heart. We are making music from the heart again and it feels great. Be ready...Adema is back!""
"Adema's lawyer, Terri DiPaolo adds, "With Adema's new songs and Earache's devotion to its artists, everything is in place to make this next album Adema's best-selling to date. Having worked with the band since its inception, I can say that there has never been a more promising time for this band then right now." Adema is currently at work on their next album, to be released worldwide on Earache Records in January 2005."
Source: siN's Metal News
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