Drive and the determination to succeed is one half of the force behind STEMM. The other is their gripping sense of rhythm and insightful lyrics. Without fear of bearing their souls, their music touches upon issues that all can relate to and crosses over throughout alternative, metal, and hardcore genres. This has given them the ability to reach through and appeal to a wide and eclectic audience of all ages.
With relentless efforts towards each phase of their growth?
western New York's STEMM has solidly progressed and achieved an impressive reach throughout their region as well as across the country and overseas. STEMM became part of the Jager Music family in November of 2004. They have since participated as a Jager Tour supporting act for almost every Spring and Fall Jagermeister Tour giving them opportunity to share the stage with acts such as Staind, Stone Sour, Disturbed, Alter Bridge and more. Their persistence and professionalism displayed during these opportunities brought about artist endorsements from reputable companies such as ESP Guitars, Mesa Boogie, Regal Tip, In Tune Guitar Picks, Coffin Case and more.
STEMM is most widely recognized as the band who wrote the theme/intro music for The Ultimate Fighting Championship. STEMM's music has been showcased during every television broadcast and pay-per-view event since 2002 and is also heard on Spike TV commercials and UFC spin off shows such as
?The Ultimate Fighter?
. The notoriety STEMM attained through the UFC caught the attention of "The Fight Network" based in Toronto, Canada. This in turn solidified a broadcast deal with STEMM to provide the music throughout the broadcasts, web site, and commercials for the network.
In June 2006, STEMM signed a licensing deal with I Scream Records to release "Songs for the Incurable Heart" with worldwide distribution further helping them attain their goal of bringing their music to the masses on a new scale.
Other achievements include:
*TOUR in support for national recording artists, Chimaira, Mushroomhead, Trivium, Arch Enemy and Bleed The Sky. Guest vocals from Chimaira's vocalist, Mark Hunter, can be heard on the release "Songs for The Incurable Heart" (Courtesy of Road Runner Records)
*In regular rotation on SIRIUS Satellite Radio metal show "Hard Attack" where the band created enough demand to rank as high as #3 on their
charts. The music then spilled over to the Howard Sterns Channel where they were heard during Howard Sports with Scott Ferrall. STEMM?
?s music was also placed onto Direct TV?
?s Metal Music channel MUSICCHOICE.com where it again topped charts over nationally supported artists.
*Music featured on PLAYSTATION 2 and X-BOX games TAPOUT 2, SUDDEN IMPACT and
?MX World Tour: Featuring Jamie Little?
. Also on FOX SPORTS television program "As Real As It Gets"
*The only unsigned band on the nationally released Nitrus Records/NoName Worldwide compilation CD "UFC Ultimate Beatdowns Volume 1" also featuring Slayer, Damage Plan, Fear Factory, Killswitch Engage and many more cutting edge metal acts.
?s drawing power in their east coast market has allowed them to perform with various national acts such as: Damage Plan, Shadows Fall, Run-DMC, D-12, Sevendust, Lacuna Coil, Arch Enemy, The Used, Our Lady Peace, Sepultura, Ministry, Soulfly, Mushroomhead, Chimaira, Ill Nino, MachineHead, Cold, Snapcase, Hatebreed, Biohazard, Every Time I Die, Bleed The Sky, Manntis, Brand New Sin, E-Town Concrete, Silent Civilian, My Ruin, Nothingface, among others?
CURRENTLY the band is working on pre production material in the studio and plans to capitalize on the exposure they have received from the UFC and JagerMusic with an East Coast Spring tour in support of their next release.
STEMM's aggressive promotional techniques and absolute determination to command attention guarantees they are an up-and-coming band to watch.