US nu-metal pioneers Korn spawned quite a few imitators in their path, such as the California-based Adema, but there is a legitimate reason why the two bands sound so similar - vocalist Mark "Marky' Chavez (Born 15 November 1978, Bakersfield, California, USA) is Korn lead singer Jonathan Davis" younger half brother. Adema comes from the same spawning ground as Korn, Bakersfield, California, and formed during the late 90s, when Chavez began playing with several other local musicians, including Dave DeRoo (Born 3 September 1974, Bakersfield, California, USA; bass) and Tim Fluckey (Born 23 January 1974, Illinois, USA; guitar). When second guitarist Mike Ransom (Born 12 April 1977, USA) and drummer Kris Kohls (Born Bakersfield, California, USA; ex-Videodrone) signed on, the final pieces to the Adema puzzle were in place, which resulted in a recording contract with the Arista Records label. The quintet relocated to a secluded section of northern California to finish writing and demoing the songs that would eventually comprise their major label debut. Recorded in Los Angeles, California with producers Bill Appleberry and Tobias Miller (guitarist with the original line-up of the Wallflowers), Adema delivered their self-titled debut album in August 2001. The tracks "Giving In" and "The Way You Like It" enjoyed notable success on the rock charts. A year later, Adema issued a seven-track stopgap EP, Insomniac's Dream. Their second album for Arista, Unstable, followed in 2003. The quintet signed a new recording contract with Earache Records following their departure from Arista.
Adema (Arista 2001)***, Unstable (Arista 2003)**.
Insomniac's Dream [ECD] [EP] [PA]
Unstable [ECD] [Edited] *
Unstable [ECD] [PA] *
Source: Encyclopedia of Popular Music