Ryan Shuck Says “There’s No Chance” Of Adema Reuniting With Marky Chavez

During a recent appearance on “J-Bunny’s Music Hub Podcast,” Adema vocalist Ryan Shuck was asked about the possibility of the band reuniting with their original singer Marky Chavez. The frontman responded by saying “there’s no chance” of that ever happening.

Shuck said the following:

“Oh, no, no, no. There’s not a chance. No, no, no. I own this. There’s no option for that. No, not at all. I tried to put it together with Marky. That’s how I ended up accidentally offering, or accepting, their kind of plea for some, ‘Hey, will you come in and sing for us for a tour?’ And it just turned out so well that I kept doing it.

No, there’s no chance [of Chavez returning to the band]. Unfortunately, Marky‘s jumped in, told them that he’s gonna do it and then he’s jumped out and pulled the plug on too many big tours, on too many good things, and it’s dampened the band so badly.

Marky‘s really not been a great person and hasn’t really respected the art and the fans and the band, and obviously isn’t doing it anymore at all — you know, just doesn’t seem to care.

These guys will go play. If they get a tour offer, the guys will do it — they’ll do it at the drop of a dime. And you have a situation with Marky where he continually pulls the carpet out from under the band. And all they’ve wanted is for a singer to have his shit together. I happen to be that guy. The multiple singers they’ve had have not had their shit together — they haven’t had the experience that I’ve had and they haven’t had the vision or the management or the things that I bring to the table.

I think that the performance of the two singles are evidence, proof that [producer] Amir [Derakh] and I know what the fuck we’re doing. They’re performing better than any of the singles they’ve released on major labels with any of the past singers, and they’re performing on par with the original Adema stuff. I have all the numbers because I am the record label. And it’s doing really, really well. So, for me, that was sort of the indicator of whether I should keep doing it or not.

But no, I don’t think there’s a chance in hell these guys would ever do anything with Marky again. Most of the fans, I think, get it. The fans that don’t get it, unfortunately, you’re missing someone that doesn’t like you. You’re missing someone that does not care about whether or not you supported him.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Adema Premiere “Violent Principles” Music Video

Adema have premiered a new video for their new song “Violent Principles.” This track will appear on the band’s upcoming album “360 Degrees Of Separation.” Vocalist Ryan Shuck commented:

“‘360 Degrees Of Separation‘ is going to have plenty of heavy songs with all the ripping screams and vocals that we know many of our fans want – but it will also have heavy melodic tracks in the vein of Adema‘s hit songs like ‘Giving In‘. ‘Violent Principles‘ is one of those.”

(hed)p.e., Crazy Town, Adema, & Flaw Announce “Nu Metal Madness” Tour

(hed)p.e., Crazy Town, Adema, and Flaw will be joining forces for the “Nu Metal Madness” tour. That trek is scheduled to take place in July.

Tour Dates:

07/06 Denver, CO – The Venue
07/08 Hobart, IN – Hobart Art Center
07/09 Columbus, OH – King Of Clubs
07/10 Fort Wayne, IN – Piere’s
07/12 Mechanicsburg, PA – Lovedraft’s
07/13 Pittsburgh, PA – Crafthouse
07/14 Towson, MD – The Recher
07/16 Laconia, NH – Granite Music Hall
07/17 New Bedford, MA – Vault Music Hall
07/19 Flint, MI – Machine Shop
07/20 Kansasville, WI – 1175 Sports Park
07/21 Lombard, IL – Brauer House
07/22 Harrison, OH – Blue Note
07/23 Detroit, MI – Harpos
07/24 Arnold, MO – 21 Rock
07/26 Colorado Springs, CO – Sunshine Studios
07/27 Salt Lake City, UT – Liquid Joe’s
07/28 Las Vegas, NV – Backstage Bar
07/29 Santa Ana, CA – Observatory OC
07/30 Reedley, CA – Wakehouse

Adema Planning To Release A New Single “Every Six To Eight Weeks”

During a recent interview with Discoveringbands.com, Adema’s Ryan Shuck confirmed that the band are planning to release a series of singles leading up to their new album “360 Degrees Of Separation.” The frontman says new tracks will “hopefully” arrive “every six to eight weeks.”

Shuck said the following about the band’s latest single “Ready To Die“:

“‘Ready To Die’ took the better part of the last two years to kind of develop. It’s not like we sat down and took two years to write the song, but when I joined the band, we kind of needed to figure out whether or not a) I would work in the band, and it turned out to work; on the first tour, it worked really, really well. And then b) would be what do we sound like and where do we go with me as the singer? So we spent a lot of time just talking, being friends, kind of discussing what makes ADEMA, ADEMA. What is it that is so cool? And me coming in as a fan and a friend, and then now part of the band, I can use that detachment to essentially reinforce to these guys what I think it is. So we kind of spent some time writing. We wrote a bunch of songs — we have probably seven or eight tracks that we [could] play right now, but we wanna be careful with what we let out and when. And we just kind of developed for a while and really focused on where we came from — nu metal, Bakersfield, KORN, all the people that we came up with, the movement that we were part of starting. And as we kind of started working through all that, ‘Ready To Die’ and a couple of other tracks started rising to the top as the most pure ADEMA sound, and I was able to be me on top of it, and it just worked. And from what we can see so far, the fans agree.”

He continued when asked if the other songs on “360 Degrees Of Separation” are as heavy as “Ready To Die”:

“It’s a great question because I think we have a lot of fans who probably doubted whether or not we would be good and what it would sound like. And now they’re all kind of going, ‘Oh, fuck. It works. This is awesome.’ I think about half the music is gonna be that heavy, and I think there’s another half of the music that’s gonna be really melodic. ADEMA’s biggest songs were ‘Giving In’, ‘The Way You Like It’, ‘Immortal’. All those are really melodic songs — they’re not screaming shit. We have both, but whether or not we’re gonna come right out with that stuff remains to be seen. We kind of had the feeling that we wanted to throw some red meat out first and just go, like, ‘Hey, look. We know who we are. We know who you are. We hear you. We get it. And we can prove ourselves to you.’ And then I think we’ll start rolling [out] some of the more melodic stuff. A couple of them are recorded and in the can. So we could release it right now. It’s very hard for us, ’cause we wanna put it out. But you’ve gotta put it out in the right order.”

He also added the following about release plans:

“We’re not shooting to release an album all at once. We’re gonna release singles, and then we’ll release an album with additional tracks on it. So it’ll essentially be us releasing, hopefully every six to eight weeks, a new song and building the brand back up and getting people excited for new stuff happening more, instead of just firing an entire album out with one single and the rest of ’em are just kind of throwaways. We really wanna make every track amazing, and then we’ll wrap it up with the rest of the tracks on all the DSPs and physical album — vinyl, all that kind of stuff, all the special products that go with that.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Adema Premiere “Ready To Die” Video

Adema have premiered a new video for their new song “Ready To Die.” This track will appear on their upcoming album “360 Degrees Of Separation.” Frontman Ryan Shuck said the following about the song:

“I was at a point where I was absolutely ready to die. My system for living was not working anymore. I was crushed by the grief of losing one of my closest friends (Chester Bennington) to the same demons. I had been suicidal and severely depressed for years, and had no way out. I was in a living hell. The song is in some ways me dealing with myself in the mirror, but I very much think the concept also applies to anyone that is finally ready to break free from their demons, toxic relationships, or situations. There comes a point where you will go to any length to get better.”

Adema Share Footage Of “Unstable” From April Livestream Show

Adema have shared footage of “Unstable“ from their April 16 livestream show at The Den in Los Angeles, CA. You can check that out below. Furthermore, the group have also revealed that they will be releasing a new single in August. This news comes shortly after the band announced a U.S. tour with Flaw.

Adema Announce U.S. Tour With Flaw

Adema have announced a U.S. tour with Flaw. That trek will take place in September.

Tour Dates:

09/01 Colorado Springs, CO – Black Sheep
09/03 Clarksville, TN – The Warehouse
09/04 Huntsville, AL – Shagnastys
09/05 Bristol, TN – 423 Social
09/06 Virginia Beach, VA – Scandles
09/08 Pittsburgh, PA – Crafthouse
09/09 Clifton, NJ – Dingbatz
09/10 Winchester, VA – Blue Fox
09/11 Providence, RI – Fete Music Hall
09/12 Laconia, NH – Granite State Music Hall
09/15 Westland, MI – Token Lounge
09/16 Lombard. IL – Afterlife Music Hall
09/17 Fort Wayne, IN – Rockstar Lounge
09/18 Bradley, IL – Looney Bin
09/19 Pekin, IL – Twisted Spoke Saloon
09/20 Quincy, IL – On The Rail
09/22 Oklahoma City, OK – Whiskey Nights
09/23 Belton, TX – Pit Stop
09/24 San Antonio, TX – Anthem
09/25 Houston, TX – Rooftop Lounge
09/26 Ft. Worth, TX – Rail Club Live
09/28 Parker, CO – Wild Goose Event Center
09/29 Salt Lake City, UT – Liquid Joe’s
09/30 Reno, NV – The Alpine

Adema’s David DeRoo Diagnosed With COVID-19, Urges Fans To Wear Masks

Adema’s David DeRoo has revealed that he has been diagnosed with COVID-19. The bassist is currently recovering from the disease and he is urging fans to wear masks to help slow the spread.

DeRoo said the following:

“Hey everyone!

How’s everybody doin’? Been laying low for a bit. A few of my close friends know, but I just wanted to take a sec to get everyone up to speed, and fill you all in on my situation….

On Wednesday, July 1st I started feeling some chest congestion, and had a slight cough. I didn’t think much of it, as I had been doing some work outdoors in the heat for a few days, and assumed maybe it was just my allergies, coupled w/ some dehydration? I went out that night anyway for ‘one last hurrah’ since it was the last night before everything was shutting down again. Woke up feeling worse. Friday night had aches, shooting pains in my back and kidneys, and a fever. Sufferered thru it all 4th of July weekend.

I drove myself to the ER that Monday. Felt dizzy, and weak. Got there around 2pm. They tested me for Covid-19. My blood pressure, and Oxygen levels were good, so they threw me out around 7pm, and told me to monitor my breathing, and to drink plenty of fluids. They called me that Thursday, July 9th and told me I had tested positive for Covid-19. And that a 14-day quarantine would begin starting from that point. I said, ‘Hey! I’ve already been in bed a week?’

She didn’t laugh. And the days that followed weren’t fun. Or ‘funny’. I had zero appetite. There were a couple of days where I didn’t have a bite of food the whole day? And if I did: I couldn’t taste it. That shit is real! Zero energy. I slept 10 to 15 hours some days. But since last Sunday, I‘ve started feeling better. I’m still shaking off this fatigue, and force myself to eat to keep my energy levels up….

Moral of the story: Wear a fucking mask, people! I’ve had my reservations about this thing. About how ‘real’ it is/was. I’ve been careless, and callous. ‘Oh: it won’t happen to me?’ I’ve been watching friends arguing about this, politicizing it: throwing away friendships over it! I have pre-existing conditions. My lungs are a cause for concern. I’ve had bronchitis 3 times in less than 2 years. I have high blood pressure. It fucked w/ me a bit. But here’s the thing: what people DON’T know about this is what concerns me. The ‘experts’ are still tryin’ to figure this shit out… We know NOTHING. which brings us to the next item of business…

My band ADEMA is scheduled to play a live broadcast concert later this month, Sunday July 26th. Unfortunately, I will not be participating in this event. Believe me: nobody is more bummed than I am! As disappointing as this is: I would would be absolutely DEVASTATED if I got one of my brothers sick. ‘Could/would I be well enough to play? It’s still a couple of weeks away?’ Possibly. But as I stated earlier: even the ‘experts’ don’t know enough about this, yet. And it’s simply not worth the risk. There are people in our camp that are dealing w/ the elderly daily. And I refuse to be a Catalyst or contributing factor to something bad happening to people I care about…

Anyways… I’m alive, guys! Thank you to my friends for the concern; the texts, the ones that have dropped off meals for me, and checked in on me… you know who you are! And I appreciate it. I’m sorry I’m bad at responding to everybody; been trying to rest as much as I can.

I’ll keep you all in the loop; more details on the show coming up soon! Even though I’m sittin’ this one out: I’d appreciate all of your support now more than ever! Please, and thank you”

[via Blabbermouth]