Adema Debuts New Single, Video; Announces New Live Dates

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Hard rock band Adema debuted its latest single and video over the weekend.

The band premiered its new single, ‘Violent Principles‘ and its companion video Friday. The single is the second from the band featuring current front man Ryan Shuck (ex-Orgy, Julien-K) and is featured in the band’s new forthcoming album, 360 Degrees of Separation, whose release date is under consideration. The song was produced by Shuck’s fellow former Orgy and Julien-K member Amir Derakh.

The musical arrangement featured in ‘Violent Principles’ is a melodic hard rock composition that is an easy fit for any modern and active rock radio programmer’s play list. No information was provided about the song’s lyrical theme in the press release announcing its debut. Lyrics provided by one fan with the song’s video infer on one hand that the song centers on the familiar topic of breaking away from a negative relationship. The mention of how we as a society need pills to sedate and how we isolate adds its own inference. All things considered, the content is sure to engage audiences in its own right.

The video for Adema’s new single is a familiar style presentation. It features the band performing its new single on a sound stage as the song plays over. A white backdrop stands behind the band as it plays against the song.

In other news, Adema has announced it is scheduled to join (hed) p.e., Crazytown, and Flaw on the road this summer for the “Nu Metal Revival Tour.” The tour is scheduled to launch July 6 in Denver, CO and to run through July 30 in Reedley, CA. It features performances in cities, such as Lombard, IL; Mechanicsburg, PA and Arnold, MO.

More information on Adema’s upcoming tour, its new single, video, and forthcoming album is available along with all of the band’s latest news at:

Website: https://ademamusic.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/officialadema

Twitter: https://twitter.com/ademaofficial

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Faith & Scars Debuts ‘Breathe’ Video

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Independent rock band Faith & Scars debuted the video for its new single this week.

The band debuted the video for its new song ‘Breathe‘ Friday. The song is featured on the band’s forthcoming album Revolver. Pre-orders for Revolver are open now.

The band’s debut album, Revolver is the follow-up release to the band’s 2016 EP Highway Ride.  Audiences can listen to the EP in full on the band’s official website.

The video, directed by Jaiden Hord Frost, features the band performing its new single in a boxing ring, as a means to illustrate the song’s message of how we as a people are combating so much each day.  The song’s musical arrangement is a familiar blues-based rock composition that will appeal to fans of said genre.

The song’s lyrical theme is meant to present an uplifting message, according to a statement from the band.

“In a time where the world seems so divided, ‘Breathe’ is a song meant to crate hope for anyone who is struggling,” the statement reads.  “We want to let everyone know that they are not alone in the trials they face.  We hope that we can lead by example and show that even when life brings you to your lowest point, you can still rise up and live a life worth leading.”

Faith and Scars is from Selma, North Carolina.  The band has toured with the likes of Saliva, Flaw, Adema and Powerman 5000 since its inception in 2004.

More information on Faith & Scars is available online now along with all of the band’s latest news at:

 

Website: http://www.faithandscars.com

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/FaithandScarsOfficial

Twitter: http://twitter.com/faithandscars

 

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Adema’s New EP A Solid Re-Introduction For The Band

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Bakersfield, CA based band Adema has been on quite the ride ever since the release of its self-titled debut record in 2001.  Since that time, the band has seen numerous changes in its lineup on each subsequent record.  The last time that anyone heard anything from the band was nearly six years ago on its fourth full length record, Kill The Headlights.  Now, the band is back with a rather aptly titled new EP titled, Topple the Giants

Topple the Giants sees Adema return as a trio rather than a multi-piece act as before.  Considering how long the band has been away, this record is a relatively nice re-introduction.  Adema could easily make a name for itself once again and rise to fame once again with this EP given enough support.  The slow boil of sorts that opens the EP on ‘Resolution’ was a good way to open the record.  Rather than just coming right at listeners, it builds up into a hard rocking piece that wastes no time getting the mosh pits moving and fists in the air.  The record only improves from here in the record’s title track.  Vocalist Tim Fluckey and his band mates, Dave DeRoo (bass) and Kris Kohls (drums) show that they haven’t gotten any rust since being away for so many years on this song.  It is easily one of the record’s best songs, alongside the EP’s best song, ‘Unstable.’  

‘Unstable’ has such intensity about it, even from the opening seconds, that it might have been better served as the record’s opener, rather than being pushed further down into the mix.  There is a definite Korn influence about this song, musically speaking.  Lyrically speaking, it’s one more song based in a relationship issue.  Fluckey sings in the song’s chorus, “Undoubt/And we can’t get along/I thought I was strong/We are so unstable.”  Here is a song about two individuals that simply didn’t click from early on.  He sings about the emotional toll that a specific individual has had on him; most likely a former romantic interest.  He sings, “You bring me down/Like a bottle of pills/I hate the way you’re making me feel/I keep coming back/I never get here.”  That verse alone says plenty.  Add in the chorus, and it’s pretty obvious what’s going on.  So the question remains what is it about this song that’s just another piece about a broken relationship that makes it such a hit?  The answer is the combination of its lyrics and music together.  Rather than come across as just another oh-woe-is-me style song, it comes across as someone looking back on a broken relationship and realizing how much better he/she is without said individual, almost growling out the lyrics.  That’s what makes this such a standout song on this record.  It’s what makes it just one of so many songs that fans will enjoy throughout the course of the record’s near half hour run time.  And it gives hope to the band’s older fans that with the possibility of a supporting tour and support from radio programmers, the band will have even more music to come in the not too distant future.

Fans can keep up with all of the latest news from the band, including any possibilities of a tour and more online at http://www.facebook.com/officialadema

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