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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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1. Joe "Ill niƱo soul" writes:

Adema is the sh**......f*** arista records

# Jul 29, 2004 @ 11:29 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. useless opinion writes:

I'm f***in' offended. Earache is too cool a f***in' label to sign this crappy f***in' band. Deicide, Hate Eternal, Morbid Angel , Adema? What the f***? I hope Earache aren't trying to go the Roadrunner route and promote Adema the way RR promotes f***in' Nickelback. I truly am offended. What's going on in the world today when bands like Adema are considered metal?

# Jul 30, 2004 @ 5:28 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. useless opinion writes:

I mean ROCK.

# Jul 30, 2004 @ 5:31 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. izzo writes:

a metal titans tour with deicide, morbid angel, the haunted, and ADEMA \m/\m/.....hahaha what a f***ing joke

# Jul 30, 2004 @ 12:08 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. TobiasDaVirus writes:

F*** all of you people who rag on adema you bunch of low life stupid idiots who can't understand what "Rock" is all about. Bunch of screaming and crap that really has no meaning is what you call metal and rock? With all those bands where screamin and yelling is used to make up for a lack of singing skills, I say Mark Chavez ownz them all. Next time you rag on a band that goes for emotion and feeling instead of screaming to their hearts content, think about how many people hate your f***ing stupid music.

# Aug 11, 2004 @ 9:51 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. deathbringer writes:

I don't mind singing or screaming/yelling/growling. But to talk crap about the non-singing metal bands and their talent level is dumber than the "true metal" people dissing mainstream metal. I mean, I generally like aggressive metal, and it's just not the same with some lame-ass singing on it. And "no meaning"? As compared to Adema? Please. Go to the f***ing American Idol website if you want singing!

# Aug 11, 2004 @ 10:43 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. TobiasDaVirus writes:

Obviously you dont know what I mean. Aggressive metal yes... but if you listen to some garbage out there where they are singing only about how much they hate their life... it has absolutely no value to anyone else. Music where people just scream and the guitar work has absolutely no feeling to it just flat out isnt considered "agressive". Sounds more like "I hate my life" all over it. Adema... Now see, i just wish people wouldnt critic something as clean as adema because it has a lot of emotion, Stuff that helps people cope with problems... Not temporary ways to feel better by listening to hate and screamin music. Now if you dont like mark chavez's voice, than you have to love the guitar work on these songs, Melodic and very attention grabbing. If you could have some aggressive metal guitar work with some emotion mixed with some actual "Understandable" yelling or whatever the F*** you call it, the offspring would most likely be the best music known to man. You criticize my fav band, I criticize you for even trying. :-)

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8. TobiasDaVIrus writes:

sorry for double post, clicked post my comment twice before it finished loading

# Aug 12, 2004 @ 5:59 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. pooploser writes:

adema is boring, saw them at ozzfest and was almost bored to the point of falling asleep.

# Aug 12, 2004 @ 10:47 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. brokenwings13 writes:

i like adema more than korn. that really isn't saying something and
then it's saying something. you figure it out.

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