STEMM

STEMM

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STEMM is the band that has been undisputedly deemed the "soundtrack" for the UFC (Ultimate Fighting Championship) and Canada's TFN (The Fight Network) STEMM is also a JAGERMEISTER band: jagermusic.com/stemm www.ufc.com www.thefightnetwork.com www.myspace.com/stemm

Biography

STEMM PRESS BIO 2008

“This new STEMM CD is our Vulgar Display of Power” states lead vocalist / guitarist Joe Cafarella.

Comparing their latest release, ‘Blood Scent’ (Catch 22 Records) to the epic release by the Metal Gods, Pantera is admittedly making a bold statement, but Cafarella will not budge in his reasoning. “There is a lot that went into the making of this CD. We are not saying that we are the next Pantera, that’s not even close to what I am saying. We just wanted to make a CD that would not pigeon hole us into a certain cliché sound. Let’s face it, Pantera made it on their live performances. While MTV was playing ‘Walk’ and ‘This Love’ us metal heads were cranking Fucking Hostile and Mouth for War. I am telling you that you will get that same type of feeling on the new STEMM CD as you would listening to Vulgar. And it’s just as real…

And very real “Blood Scent” is… Rising above the sea of ‘flavor of the week’ metal that is over saturating the industry, Buffalo, NY based STEMM is the band that delivers the fresh breath of air the metal world hasn’t witnessed since the vocal pitch corrector was invented.

Power packed with crushing guitar riffs, a rock solid rhythm section and a vocal technique comparable to that of James Hetfield, Phil Anselmo and Corey Taylor all put together like some metal frankenstein monster, this new release from STEMM will surely have every metal head out there running to the store for a beer instead of the eyeliner!

“We never followed the rules” says Cafarella. “Our entire career we have felt like the underdogs. No matter how many hoops we jumped through for the industry people, it just wasn’t good enough.” But STEMM found an ally in the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) who took a liking to the band in the beginning stages of their musical career branding them as “The soundtrack to the UFC”….We wrote a song called ‘Face the Pain’ which became the theme song for the UFC. “The song honestly doesn’t represent what we stand as today musically because we were a young band when we wrote the song.” laughs Cafarella. But, the UFC still uses the song for all Pay-Per-View events as well as many other STEMM songs from the bands musical library which is also heard as background music for UFC / SPIKE TV programs “Ultimate Fighter” and “Unleashed”… We’re honored to be recognized in the MMA (Mixed Martial Arts) community and be able to cross over aggressive music with aggressive sport.”

***(at press time it was confirmed that the track “House of Cards” from the new STEMM release ‘Blood Scent’ was selected as the theme song for ‘UFC Wired’ hosted by Joe Rogan (Fear Factor / UFC commentator) on the Fox Network for the 2008 / 2009 season.)***

Indeed, the UFC has given STEMM the same type of exposure and publicity as a label would bring for any other band, placing their music on various UFC related video games available on X-Box and Play Station.“The beautiful thing about the UFC audience is that it is NOT limited to the metal community.” says bassist Steve Crowl. “It allows our music to cross over throughout alternative rock, metal, and hardcore genres.” This invaluable promotional asset gives STEMM the ability to reach through and appeal to a wide and eclectic audience of all ages most bands and publicists would kill for.

Believe it or not, this type of exposure has placed STEMM on the same stages as legendary rappers, RUN-DMC, hard rockers, GODSMACK to the outrageous SLIPKNOT.

A 2005 indie full length release, ‘Songs for the Incurable Heart’ brought a licensing deal through I Scream Records which sold over 6000 copies, putting STEMM on tour in support in support for, Chimaira, Mushroomhead, Trivium, Arch Enemy and Bleed The Sky.

Now, armed with their own national distribution deal which enabled the band to start their own label (CATCH 22 RECORDS) the release of their upcoming November 11th 2008 release, ‘Blood Scent’ will be unleashed to the world on their own terms. “We’re either too smart or too old” laughs Cafarella, when asked why the band never pursued a home with a major label. “We don’t think there is anyone out there who will work harder for this band besides ourselves and our fans. Some bands break because they never get the ‘big deal’. We, on the other hand, simply over stepped that boundary…..”

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Lyrics

Monster

Written By: Joe Cafarella and TJ Frost

Just make this go away! There's nothing left inside for you to take!

I can't believe I'm all by myself - Ripping away all that remains - pieces of me, they just fall away -

As I fall, further away from myself - I seek the days that escape me - I choke on the ones that i'm left with - The monster building inside me -

(Pre-Chorus)
And I hate the way I feel! I pray my wounds will heal - before the darkness, how long will I last?

---Chorus---
I try, with every waking moment of my life - To hide, the monster that is building up inside - So blind, pins and needles buried in my eyes - Goodbye, to everything that's chasing me...

Look into my eyes you'll see yourself - reflection I see everyday - bury my hate, but the pain is killing me, it's killing me!

As I look in the mirror to see my face clearer - Reflections of shame staring back at me - I choke on my wretchedness - the monster builds up inside of me!

(Pre-Chorus)
And I hate the way I feel! I pray my wounds will heal - before the darkness, how long will I last?

---Chorus---
I try, with every waking moment of my life - To hide, the monster that is building up inside - So blind, pins and needles buried in my eyes - Goodbye, to everything that's chasing me...

So blind, now I know that you make me feel so tired - Everything I know is crushing me - I know that you can not trust in me - And I know that you make me feel...

Just make this go away...

---Chorus---
I try, with every waking moment of my life - To hide, the monster that is building up inside - So blind, pins and needles buried in my eyes - Goodbye, to everything that's chasing me...

Just make this go away! There's nothing left inside for you to take!

Awake

Written By: STEMM

AWAKE

WIDE…AWAKE…A GUILTY CONSCIOUS NEVER SLEEPS…
I’D LOVE TO KNOW EXACTLY WHAT YOU SAID…
BENEATH THE TIDE OF BROKEN DREAMS,
UNEASY LIE THE MEMORIES…
A SWELL THAT SEEMS TO RISE ABOVE YOUR HEAD…

DON’T LOOK SURPRISED… TO FIND…
THE ONE TRUE LOVE YOU LEFT FOR DEAD,
WITH BULLETS FOR THE GUN HELD TO YOUR HEAD….

DON’T CLOSE YOUR EYES (DON’T EVEN BLINK AT ALL)
DON’T CLOSE YOUR EYES…IT SEEMS TO ME…
THE MORE YOU LIE AWAKE…THE TRUTH YOU CAN DENY…
DON’T CLOSE YOUR EYES….JUST…HIDE

HIDE…SO BLIND…THE WINDOWS OF THE SOUL DENIED…
I’D LOVE TO SEE THE PICTURES IN YOUR HEAD…
PAINTED ON AN ANGELS FACE…DROWNING INSECURITIES…
A FINGER TO BLAME, LOOK AROUND AND NOW YOUR DEAD…

DON’T CLOSE YOUR EYES (DON’T EVEN BLINK AT ALL)
DON’T CLOSE YOUR EYES…IT SEEMS TO ME…
THE MORE YOU LIE AWAKE…THE TRUTH YOU CAN DENY…
DON’T CLOSE YOUR EYES….JUST…HIDE…

CLOSE YOUR EYES… SAY GOOD NIGHT…
WHAT WOULD SAY, AS YOUR FOLDING YOUR HANDS?
OR ARE YOU LOST IN YOUR MIND WITH NO LIGHT?

DON’T CLOSE YOUR EYES (DON’T EVEN BLINK AT ALL)
DON’T CLOSE YOUR EYES…IT SEEMS TO ME…
THE MORE YOU LIE AWAKE…THE TRUTH YOU CAN DENY…
DON’T CLOSE YOUR EYES….JUST…HIDE

Blood Soaked

Written By: STEMM

BLOOD SOAKED

LIFE! DISTRACTIONS! I FEEL MY SOUL BURN…
I’VE BEEN CROSSED AGAIN… YOU LET YOUR COLORS RUN…

BUT I STILL STAND WITHIN YOUR SHADOW OF DOUBT…
I HOLD THE KNIFE THAT YOU STUCK IN MY BACK…
SPINELESS!! INTENTIONS!!
AS MY BLOOD FALLS TO THE FLOOR…

I PAINT THE WALLS WITH WHAT WAS…
LEFT OF YOU BLEEDING OUT…

I’M SLIPPING AWAY TO CERTAIN DESTRUCTION…
YOUR HEROS TURNED AWAY..JUST AS YOUR LUCK RAN OUT..
I’M SLIPPING AWAY TO CERTAIN DESTRUCTION…
IF I’M HERE SOAKED IN BLOOD…THEN YOU MUST BE DEAD…

BLIND! ATTRACTION! NEW FACE SAME OLD ROUTINE…
I SMELL FEAR IN YOU…IS THIS WHAT YOU WANTED TO SEE?
NOW YOU RUN BECAUSE I FIGURED YOU OUT…
JUST LIKE A RAT SPREADING DISEASE…
CHEWED UP!! SPIT OUT!! BURNED LIKE A FUCKING LEACH…

I PAINT THE WALLS WITH WHAT WAS…
LEFT OF YOU BLEEDING OUT…

I’M SLIPPING AWAY TO CERTAIN DESTRUCTION…
YOUR HEROS TURNED AWAY..JUST AS YOUR LUCK RAN OUT..
I’M SLIPPING AWAY TO CERTAIN DESTRUCTION…
IF I’M HERE SOAKED IN BLOOD…THEN YOU MUST BE DEAD…

YOU IGNORED ALL WARNING SIGNS…
TRIED TO STRIP ME OF MY LIFE…
WHEN YOU LEFT ME HERE FOR DEAD…
THE MONSTER REARED ITS HEAD…
TO ALL OF MY ‘SO-CALLED-FRIENDS’…
FAIR WEATHERED TILL YOUR BITTER END…
AS IT RAINS ON YOUR PAINTED STORIES…
I…STILL…STAND….

DID YOU NOT THINK I HAD THIS IN ME?
OPEN YOUR EYES! OPEN YOUR EYES!
CONFUSED MY KINDNESS AS A WEAKNESS…
BURN OUT YOUR EYES! BURN OUT YOUR EYES!

I AM THE WALL…YOU’LL NEVER CLIMB…
I AM THE CURE…YOU’LL NEVER FIND…
THE DEATH SENTENCE…FOR ALL OF YOUR CRIMES…
DAMNED…DAMNED FOR ALL…TIME….

---BLOOD SOAKED---

House of Cards

Written By: STEMM

HOUSE OF CARDS

DON’T WANNA TALK ABOUT YESTERDAY…
WITH ALL OF THESE THORNS IN MY SIDE…
OLD DEVIL WITH A NEW CONSPIRACY…
WITH NO PLACE FOR HIM TO HIDE…

FREEZE FRAME! CAN SOMEBODY TELL ME…
IS THERE NO MORE LOYALTY?
HANDS BREAK…BUT YOU SHOULD HAVE KNOWN BY NOW…
THAT THERE’S A PRICE, FOR SLOWING US DOWN…

THERE’S NOTHING LEFT TO SAVE…
NOTHING LEFT TO SAVE TO START AGAIN…

WHEN ALL I NEEDED WAS ONE NIGHT…OF SANCTUARY…
AND PRAY YOU’D TURN YOUR WRONGS TO RIGHT…
YOUR SLEIGHT OF HAND MADE YOUR
HOUSE OF CARDS FALL DOWN….

SO NOW YOU’RE SWINGING FROM THE MERCY TREE…
THE BLINDERS RIPPED FROM YOUR EYES…
I SAW YOU COMING FROM MILES AWAY…
YOUR BARK WAS WORSE THAN YOUR BITE…

FREEZE FRAME! CAN SOMEBODY TELL ME…
IS THERE NO MORE LOYALTY?
HANDS BREAK…BUT YOU SHOULD HAVE KNOWN BY NOW…
THAT THERE’S A PRICE, FOR SLOWING US DOWN…

THERE’S NOTHING LEFT TO SAVE…
NOTHING LEFT TO SAVE TO START AGAIN…

WHEN ALL I NEEDED WAS ONE NIGHT…OF SANCTUARY…
AND PRAY YOU’D TURN YOUR WRONGS TO RIGHT…
YOUR SLEIGHT OF HAND MADE YOUR
HOUSE OF CARDS FALL DOWN….

FALLING DOWN…. FALLING DOWN…. FALLING DOWN….

DO YOU KNOW WHERE YOUR GOING?
WHEN THERE’S NO ONE TO DRIVE YO HOME?
I’VE GROWN TIRED OF WAITING…
WHEN YOUR EXCUSES ARE ALL FOR SHOW…
THERE’S NO LIGHT UP THE ROAD…
WHEN YOU TRADE YOUR HIGHS FOR LOWS…
I FEEL THE SUNLIGHT SHINING…
BUT YOUR AS COLD AS THE DAY IS LONG….

WHEN ALL I NEEDED WAS ONE NIGHT…OF SANCTUARY…
AND PRAY YOU’D TURN YOUR WRONGS TO RIGHT…
YOU WERE NEVER THERE…WHEN I NEEDED…WHEN I NEEDED…
A FRIEND TO SAVE ME…
I PLAYED THE HAND YOU DEALT NOW I’M STANDING ON MUCH HIGHER GROUND AS YOUR…
HOUSE OF CARDS FALL DOWN….

Discography

***CD Releases***

UFC: Ultimate Beatdowns Volume I
Nitrus Records / DRT Entertainment / No Name Records
Released: 2004

STEMM EP: Independent
Released: 2004

STEMM: Songs for the Incurable Heart
I Scream Records
Released: 2006

STEMM: Blood Scent CD/DVD Combo
Catch 22 Records / MVD Entertainment Group
Release Date: November 11th 2008

***Video Game Releases***

UFC: Tapout 2 (available only on X-Box)
TDK Mediactive
Released: 2003

UFC: Sudden Impact (Available on X-Box and Playstation 2)
Global Star Software / Opus / Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc
Released:2004

MX World Tour Featuring Jamie Little (Available on X-Box and Playstation 2)
Crave Entertainment / Impulse Games
Released: 2005

Set List

STEMM performs an all original high energy set.
Length of time depends on how the band is booked.
In a headlining situation, the band can perform a solid 60 to 90 minute. In a support slot, the band has been known to play a 15 to 90 minute long blistering set.