Adema Strikes Back

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Rock group unleashes its third album worldwide.

Southern California modern rock giant Adema returns with a new singer and a brand new album of pure rock in the vein of A Perfect Circle, Incubus and Hoobastank.

Recorded at Fat Tracks Studio in Adema's hometown of Bakersfield, Calif., the album, "Planets," showcases world-class songwriting and musicianship beyond anything Adema has recorded.

Standout tracks include the first single, "Tornado,” title track, "Planets,” a ballad “Rise Above,” rocker “Bad Triangle,” featuring a guest vocal appearance by Jujitsu master Ralek Gracie, a.k.a. Rio Life, a member of the world-renowned Gracie Family (and friend of Adema drummer Kris Kohls, who is an avid Jujitsu trainer); and fierce closer, "Vikraphone.”

Replacing original Adema singer (and half-brother of Korn's Jonathan Davis), Marky Chavez, is Luke Caraccioli. The new voice of Adema, Caraccioli brings immense talent and energy into the mix, guiding Adema's sound into a new, more mature direction. A standout in the Southern California rock scene for years as front man for Rewind Yesterday, Caraccioli beat out a slew of other young hopefuls for the coveted spot in Adema. Possessing passion and control reminiscent of Maynard Keenan and Brandon Boyd, Caraccioli stands ready to lead Adema back onto the international scene -- a more powerful force than ever before.

Caraccioli is backed by founding members Kris Kohls (drums), Tim Fluckey (guitar), and Dave DeRoo (bass). All three are seasoned veterans of the Southern California music scene -- Kohls has played and recorded with Nikki Sixx's Brides Of Destruction, Christian Death, and Videodrone (the first band signed to Korn's record label, Elementree), while DeRoo did time in SexArt (Jonathan Davis of Korn's original band).

On "Planets," Kohls, Fluckey and DeRoo draw on all their years of experience

-- the tours with such bands as Linkin Park, Static-X, Godsmack, and Disturbed; the time spent in the public eye making TV appearances on such shows as The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Jimmy Kimmel Live, and Carson Daly's Last Call; the quick ascent to the forefront of the rock scene, selling hundreds of thousands of records worldwide -- and come forth with a new album that shatters all preconceived notions. Armed with Caraccioli's youthful edge and undeniable vocal authority, Adema is a new animal. Everything up to now was just a prelude. Adema has arrived.

2005 will see the band heading out on a stint of worldwide touring. The first stop is the Persian Gulf region to play at the request of the USO for U.S. troops stationed at Army bases in the area.

It's a well trodden path recently beaten by such luminaries as David Letterman, 50 Cent/G-Unit, and Henry Rollins amongst others. As a former Marine himself, Caraccioli is no stranger to appearing in a war zone, and he relishes the chance to return and offer his support to the troops. Following the USO tour, Adema will tour the United States, the United Kingdom and Europe.

2005 is the year "Planets" will send Adema into a whole different orbit. Earache is proud to be a part of this crucial step in Adema's career.

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