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]

Adema Announce Livestream Concert

Adema have announced a special livestream concert. The virtual event will take place on July 26.

The band commented:

“MARK YOUR CALENDARS // SUN JULY 26 // ADEMA LIVESTREAM – FULL SET.

WE ARE NOT TAKING THIS COVID / NO TOURING SHIT LAYING DOWN. WE’RE GOING TO PLAY FOR OUR FANS.

In collaboration with Monsters of Rock Cruise & 3rdEncore – and here on FB live, we will be doing a full set, full production, with merch, special VIP, special signed items, and more.

Your support, as always is paramount. We need you more than ever, and we really hope this is something to look forward to in a rough time for all of us!

More info soon!”

Adema Working On New Music

It looks like Adema have been working on new music. The band recently confirmed the news on social media and also shared some footage from their first get together since the coronavirus lockdown.

Ryan Shuck (Adema, Julien-K) Enters Rehab

Ryan Shuck (Adema, Julien-K) has checked himself into rehab. The singer entered the facility to get treatment for alcohol abuse and mental health issues.

Shuck said the following:

“Writing this explanation for locking myself up in rehab is not easy……

I have spent 25 years living on the edge of a knife, and thinking to myself “man, I’m doing a really good job not getting sliced open and killed!” But the reality is my balancing act is failing.

So, I have decided to make a decision to try to live. My current lifestyle is a path to a very bad place.

I want to try do my part in making this a better world starting with addressing my own mental health and dependence on alcohol to make it through each day.

I just think that I MIGHT be able to do better than I have been doing in life. I feel I have to try another way of living life, and that by doing this I may be able to do more to help the people I love and the fans that have supported me for my entire career. To get through this and help others, I’m going to have to be at 100% RYAN level (which is terrifying, honestly), and I’ve proven I can’t change my current condition on my own.

I think we’re all going to need to have some huge inspiration and positivity to recover from this unprecedented difficult time, and I want to be there to inspire and help others through my music and any other means I have available.

I’ll be in touch with our inner circle fans as much as I am allowed!! You guys all know how much I love you and how much it means to me to stay connected with you. You all know exactly who you are, and you know of the ingenious new ways we’ve created to stay in touch with our most supportive family of fans.

This should be interesting for sure :)”

Dates Revealed For Saliva, Powerman 5000, Adema, Etc. Tour

The dates have officially been revealed for the “Nu-Metal Revival” tour. That run will feature: Saliva, Powerman 5000, Adema, Flaw, and Andrew W Boss.

Tour Dates:

06/25 Indianapolis, IN – The Vogue
06/26 Detroit, MI – Harpos
06/27 Heath, OH – Muddy Creek Saloon
06/28 West Chicago, IL – WC Social
07/02 Lincoln, NE – The Royal Grove
07/03 Sioux City, IA – Hard Rock Casino
07/08 San Antonio, TX – Rock Box
07/09 Dallas, TX – Trees
07/10 Houston, TX – Scout Bar
07/11 Tulsa, OK – IDL Ballroom
07/14 Reading, PA – Reverb
07/16 New Bedford, MA – The Vault
07/17 Sayreville, NJ – Starland Ballroom
07/18 Poland, NY – Maximum Power Park
07/19 Worcester, MA – The Palladium
07/21 Buffalo, NY – The Showplace Theater
07/22 Warrendale, PA – Jergels
07/23 Charleston, WV – Rock City
07/24 Big Flats, NY – Tags Summer Stage
07/25 Lenox, MA – Berkshirestock Fest
07/26 Laconia, NH – Granite State Music Hall

Ryan Shuck (Julien-K, Ex-Orgy) Plans To Stay In Adema

It looks like Ryan Shuck (Julien-K, ex-Orgy, etc.) will continue to front Adema for the foreseeable future. During a recent interview with Michael Nagy of KJAG radio, the singer was asked if his addition to the band was permanent and he responded by saying he is “pretty dedicated” to the group and that he is already thinking about working on new music with them.

Shuck said the following about his status in the band:

“I think at this point, I’m pretty dedicated, yeah. I’m not here to do this tour and then, Hey, thanks.’ These guys wanna do it, I wanna do it, and I’m now really interested in the potential of what we can write together. Because I know these guys write great songs, and I’ve been immersing myself in their music. So, no, I’m not here for the short term; I’m here to do this with them.”

He also added the following about new music:

“We already have some clips I sent to these guys and [bassist Dave] DeRoo is, like, ‘What the fuck?’ [And I said] ‘No, no, no. I’m not done yet. It’s just an idea.’ He’s, like, ‘It’s fucking hooky.’ So I think it’s gonna be cool.

Now that I’m out here [on the road] with these guys, I feel better about just doing what I do… I feel like the way I can sing, it’s gonna work with them, and I’m stoked on it now. Now I’m getting a whole idea of where we can go melodically and sonically, and how heavy these guys can be, with the electronic elements in there, knowing what we can do with JULIEN-K… So, for me, I’m super excited, because I have these two outlets, which a lot of people don’t get. I get to do JULIEN-K as much as I fucking want, and I get to fucking open up another door and fucking punch people in the fucking face there. I love that — I love it.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Dates Revealed For Powerman 5000, (hed)p.e., Adema & Genitorturers Tour

The dates have officially been revealed for “The Days Of Disorder Tour.” That trek will feature Powerman 5000, (hed)p.e., Adema, Genitorturers.

Tour Dates:

10/16 Denver, CO – Herman’s Hideaway
10/18 LaCrosse, WI – Cavalier Theatre
10/19 Kansasville, WI – Club Electric 1175
10/20 Angola, IN – Electric Room
10/24 Lexington, KY – Manchester Music Hall
10/25 Cincinnati, OH – Blue Note
10/26 Fredricksburg, VA – Hard Times
10/27 New Bedford, MA – The Vault
10/30 Clifton, NJ – Dingbatz
10/31 Harrisburg, PA – Club XL
11/01 Akron, OH – Empire Concert Hall
11/02 Baltimore, MD – Fishhead Cantina
11/03 Lynchburg, VA – Glass House
11/07 Lombard, IL – Brauer House
11/08 Mansfield, OH – The Electric Company
11/09 Detroit, MI – Harpo’s
11/10 Indianapolis, IN – The Citadel
11/13 Lincoln, NE – Royale Grove
11/14 Colorado Springs, CO – Sunshine Studios Outdoors
11/15 Salt Lake City, UT – Liquid Joe’s
11/16 Las Vegas, NV – TBA

Adema Officially Recruit Ryan Shuck (Julien-K, Ex-Orgy)

As previously rumored, Adema have parted ways with singer Marky Chavez and have since recruited Ryan Shuck (Julien-K, ex-Orgy, etc.) as his replacement. Shuck recently discussed his new role with Loudwire saying he will join the group for “the rest of this year and possibly more.”

Shuck said the following:

“I’ll just cut to the chase. I’m going to assume the frontman / lead singer position with my very good friends in Adema this fall on a major tour and a couple more one-offs toward the end of the year. So basically I agreed to be their singer for the rest of this year and possibly more because we seem to be having a lot of fun doing it.”

Despite this, Shuck also confirmed that he will still be working on Julien-K:

“I’m not quitting Julien-K at all. In fact, we have a new album coming out called Harmonic Disruptor that is really, really exciting and really, really good, but we don’t have a tour in the fall so this all kind of lined up.”

He also had the following to say about Chavez’s exit:

“Well, if you read the headlines, it says Chavez split with the band, again, but the reality of it is that he’s never really been deeply engaged with the band for at least ten years. As you know, there have been tours booked and the band has gone out as a three piece or four piece and [Tim] Fluckey ends up singing, but the reason for this is that Marky just doesn’t really seem to want to do Adema.

Recently I’d heard that Mike [Ransom] had been sober for seven or eight years and that was really great news because substance abuse has been a really big problem with some of the guys in this band. Dave DeRoo is a very old friend of mine. My first band, Sexart, was with Dave DeRoo and Jonathan Davis in Bakersfield, California, so we go back very, very far. But we’ve maintained our friendship, and Dave has also been sober for a year plus.

But he and Marky had rekindled their friendship and moved in together and I thought this was all very, very exciting. So they played a few shows, I went and watched them and I was so happy that I started jumping in and calling all the guys and finding out what their situation was. I asked if everyone had their substance issues under control, and it sounded like they were enjoying playing music again. I reached out to see if maybe they wanted to do a tour with Julien-K.

And in Julien-K, I kind of manage the band, but when I saw Adema play I got so excited I just started calling all of them and having deep conversations with the guys. I found out that Marky was on the straight and narrow and doing really well, and he seemed to be back into the music, which was really good because I know that he wasn’t for the longest time. But when I saw them play, I was so excited that I started working on putting the band back together. I literally started acting like a manager, and I really started to try to drill into why can’t you guys go out and tour? There are tour offers coming in all the time and people love this band.”

He continued:

“At the end of the day, after some lengthy and very friendly conversations with Marky, I was simply told point blank by Mark that he does not want to play this music, period. So I gave up. I respect that. I was totally looking forward to going out and playing with them and I thought we had a chance to go out and not only make some money but bring this music to the better part of a million fans out there that really love the band. But Mark was just like, “I’m not really into singing these songs anymore.” I don’t want to convince someone to do something they don’t want to do. That’s not what I do.

Needless to say, the band was again in a state of devastation. The band was not happy and I honestly thought it was just over. But we continued talking and being friends and out of nowhere, a month and a half ago, Kris Kohls gave me a call and said, “Hey man, we got offered another big tour, and we really want to do this the right way. We don’t want to go out as a three-piece or have Fluckey have to do the whole set. We want to have a frontman.” When I asked if they would be willing to be authentic with the full rest of the band, he said yeah, and then he asked me if I’d come sing for them.

I just kind of stopped for a second, but the instant feeling in my stomach was like, “Oh, that’d be fun.” But because I’m such an originalist, I never really imagined singing for another band where I’m not the primary writer. But it was fun because I’ve been friends with these guys for 25 fucking years or more. So it didn’t really feel weird. It felt like my old friends or part of my old band asked me to come help them out.

In some ways I look at this like, “What would Chester [Bennington] have done?,” especially if it was a group of his 25-year friends who needed some help and needed someone incredible to go sing for them. I know multiple occasions where Chester had jumped right in and done it.

He sang for me in Julien-K during Projekt Revolution when I had to fly home to be the best man at my brother’s wedding. He put on Julien-K clothes and went out and sang the entire set for me. That’s the friend and musician and singer that I want to be for my friends.

That sits heavy with me, especially when you got some guys that reach out. I know the feeling of wanting to go do your music so badly, but you’re basically getting blocked because you’ve got a member of the band who doesn’t want to do it.

So I talked to [Julien-K’s] Amir [Derakh] and Amir asked if I wanted to do it and told me he’d totally support me if I wanted to. And I was like, “Yeah, to me this is like Family Values all over again. This is the original gang of friends getting together and doing the right thing.” I just felt that I could get together with these guys onstage and do the music justice, and I can be consistent and give the band something they haven’t really had in a long time and that’s the COMPLETE band, with a great singer with dates that they can count on.”

Shuck also seemed to hint that Adema may release new music and went on to discuss how his addition affected the group:

“One thing I asked and this has been awesome. But I said, “Look, you guys used to have samples and there’s keyboards and stuff in your music on the album. I remember back in the Projekt Revolution days when you guys were blowing up, you guys had all that.” They said, “Yeah, but we haven’t used that in a long time.” And I said, “Well, we’ve gotta use all of it. If I’m going to do this with you guys, it’s going to be the Adema that everyone remembers. We’re gonna go back to the roots, back to the core, and we’re going to sound fucking amazing.”

We’re going to use all the masters of all the sounds and we’re going to go back and make sure that this music sounds like the album. There’s nothing that’s going to be left out because these keyboard parts really take it to another level. It’s gotta be there. So they’re totally stoked and I can’t wait to get in there and do this.

We’ve had a couple of rehearsals and it turns out I can sing the songs great. I forget who said it, but it was like what if Dave Gahan and Trent Reznor fronted Adema? That’s perfect. This is cool. So we’ve been working and really having a great time together. Mike’s been having an awesome time sourcing all the original sounds that was just sitting in storage.”

Adema Reportedly Part Ways With Frontman Mark Chavez

It looks like Adema may have parted ways with frontman Mark Chavez once again. They recently shared a message on social media teasing the release of new music and a “major package tour,” which will reportedly feature Powerman 5000 and (hed)p.e. However, Chavez wasn’t mentioned in the post and he has since been removed from the about section on the band’s Facebook page. Ryan Shuck (Julien-K, ex-Orgy) is rumored to be taking his place.

Adema said the following:

“Hello ADEMA family, friends, and fans!! We can see you noticed some exciting new stuff we started posting late last night (at midnight!!?? Do you guys sleep????). Here’s what we can tell you now: YES, we are hitting North America this summer on a major package tour with some other GREAT bands – all good friends of ours and bands we know you love!

We can see the excitement and speculation in the comments regarding the new photo we posted – and yes, we have some really exciting news to announce very soon – and trust us you will be stoked and super surprised in a GREAT way! We suspect that this news is going to break the internet. Yes, we have plans to release some new music – more on that later.

YES, we will have VIP hangouts available for sale very soon – and YES we will be playing all the songs you LOVE every night.. you will be hearing from us again soon! We love you!

David DeRoo, Mike Ransom, Kris Kohls, and Tim Fluckey“

The following dates have apparently leaked for the rumored Powerman 5000, (hed)p.e., and Adema tour:

10/20 Angola, IN – The Eclectic Room
10/28 Laconia, NH – Granite State Music Hall
10/30 Clifton, NJ – Dingbatz
11/03 Halethorpe, MD – Fish Head Cantina & Rocking Sushi Bar
11/09 Flint, MI – The Machine Shop