ADEMA released a new song, “Violent Principles”. The second major single with ADEMAthe last singer ryan shuckwho joined the group in 2019, was produced by Amir Derakh and is made available via Lugthe label Frame|Work. This is the sequel to ADEMAthe first single in nearly a decade, “Ready to Die”, released last August. Both tracks are taken from ADEMAthe next album of, “360 degrees of separation”.
With ADEMAthe first new single from being a hard-hitting howler, “Violent Principles” shows the “other side” of ADEMAThe signature sound of: dark, melodic and heavy.
Lug said: “‘360 degrees of separation’ is going to have a lot of heavy songs with all the heartbreaking screams and vocals that we know a lot of our fans want – but there will also be heavy melodic tracks in the vein of ADEMAhit songs like ‘To sell’. “Violent Principles” is one of them.”
The video for “Violent Principles” was produced by Frame|Work and produced and edited by Oscar Gutierrez of L’Anix.
last september, Lug spoke to Michael Nagy of discoveringbands.com on ADEMAis the new material. “‘Ready to die’ took the better part of two years to develop,” he said. “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 was working in the band, and it turned out to work; during the first tour, it worked really well. And then b) would be what are we like and where are we going with me as a singer? So we spent a lot of time talking, being friends, discussing what makes ADEMA, ADEMA. What’s so cool? And me coming as a fan and a friend, and now a member of the band, I can use that detachment to basically reinforce to these guys what I think it is. So we spent some time writing. We’ve written a bunch of songs – we’ve probably got seven or eight tracks that we [could] playing right now, but we want to be careful what we let out and when. And we just expanded for a while and really focused on where we came from – nu metal, Bakersfield, CORN, all the people we found, the movement we were part of. And as we started to work on all of this, ‘Ready to die’ and a few other tracks started to climb to the top like the purest ADEMA sound, and I was able to be me on it, and it just worked. And from what we can see so far, the fans agree.”
Asked if the other songs on “360 degrees of separation” will be musically as heavy as “Ready to Die”, Ryan said: “That’s a great question because I think we’ve got a lot of fans who were probably doubting whether we’d be good or not and what it would look like. And now they’re all like, ‘Oh fuck. . It’s awesome.’ I think about half of the music is going to be that heavy, and I think there’s another half of the music that’s going to be really melodic. ADEMAthe greatest songs were ‘To sell’, “The Way You Like It”, ‘Immortal’. They’re all really melodic songs – they don’t scream shit. We have both, but it remains to be seen if we will come out with this stuff right away. We kind of felt like we wanted to throw in some red meat first and say, ‘Hey, look. We know who we are. We know who you are. We hear you. We understood. And we can prove ourselves to you. And then I think we’ll start rolling [out] some of the more melodic stuff. A few of them are taped and in the box. So we could publish it right away. It’s very hard for us, because we want to get him out. But you have to get it out in the right order.”
As to when “360 degrees of separation” could see the light of day, Ryan said: “We’re not aiming to release an album all at once. We’re going to release singles and then we’ll release an album with additional tracks on it. So it’s basically going to be us releasing, hopefully all six at eight weeks, a new song and rebuilding the brand and getting people excited for more new things to happen, instead of just releasing an entire album with a single and the rest is just some kind of throwaway amazing track, then we’ll wrap up with the rest of the tracks on all the DSPs and the physical album – vinyl, all that stuff, all the specials that go with it.
When “Ready to Die” was made available last August, it was described in a press release as “a song about the passionate and forceful break up of a toxic relationship or situation. Much like the band’s last 10 years in the desert proverbial, the song embodies perseverance and the idea that we must be willing to lose everything to do what we love and be true to ourselves.”
“I was at a point where I was absolutely ready to die,” Ryan previously said. “My life system was broken. I was overwhelmed with grief at 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 sort of me processing myself in the mirror, but I really think the concept also applies to anyone who’s finally ready to break free from their demons, toxic relationships, or situations. There comes a time when you will go all the way to improve yourself.”
ADEMA will embark on a major summer tour with (HED) PE, CRAZY CITY and DEFAULT.
Luglifelong friend of the band and Bakersfield original, replaced original vocalist Marky Chavezwho has been in and out of the group for years.
Chavez originally left ADEMA in 2004 due to “creative differences” after two successful albums, “Adema” and “Unstable”. The singer — who is the half-brother of CORN leader Jonathan Davis – leave ADEMA again in January 2011 to continue his “solo project”. He rejoined the band again six years later and played his first comeback show with ADEMA in May 2017 at Whiskey A Go Go in West Hollywood, CA.
After Chavezthe original release of ADEMAthe other members of the group have found their way with new singers Luc Caraccioli and then Bobby Reeveswhile To mark based MIDNIGHT PANIC with his cousin Pierre Shubert. He also produced other artists.
ADEMAthe latest full version of 2013 “Toppling the Giants”. The group’s first CD since 2007 “Kill the Headlights” contained brand new tracks as well as reworked versions of ADEMAthe best hits of “To sell” and “Unstable”.
ryan shuck – Voice
Tim Fluckey – Guitar
mike ransom– Guitar
Dave DeRoo – Bass
Kris Kohls – Drums