I had read about this a couple of days ago on someone's blog, and was hoping that it wasn't true. Someone said it best when they said that you should never have to see a band like Firehouse without their original lead singer. The same definitely applies to Adema, and hell, they don't even have half as many hits as Firehouse had! But hey, I was skeptical at the prospect of Drowning Pool continuing on with a new lead singer, and they have done alright, so I guess anything is possible. In the end though, I am sure that Earache Records is not too happy about the fact that the "Adema" that they have signed will now have a replacement vocalist!
Vocalist Mark Chavez has left ADEMA, according to the group's videographer Brad Nolan. The rest of the band are currently holding vocalist auditions in California and are said to be filming the entire process for a reality-TV show.
As a result of Mark's departure, ADEMA have been forced to drop off their previously announced U.S. tour with DOPE, TWISTED METHOD and MOTOGRATER.
Released in August 2003, ADEMA's second full-length effort, "Unstable", has shifted less than 120,000 copies in the U.S. so far, according to Nielsen SoundScan — substantially less than the nearly 700,000 units registered by its predecessor, 2001's "Adema". The band's 2002 EP offering, "Insomniac's Dream", has sold less than 60,000 copies to date.
ADEMA are currently at work on their next album, entitled "Four Closure", tentatively due in January 2005 via Earache Records.