Six Stigma

Six Stigma

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SIX STIGMA is no-gimmick, no-nonsense ROCK! No screamo, emo, rapping, or scratching - just straight-ahead rock that sticks in your head. With stinging lead guitar, thick bass lines, ground-thumping beats, and unforgettable lead vocals, SIX STIGMA will rock the crowd and leave them wanting more!

Biography

Wanna know how we found each other? Go to the 2nd paragraph. Wanna know about US? Give us a listen. We’re just 4 guys with the common goal of sharing our music with the world. Wanna know what makes us tick? Give us a listen. We don’t scream, rap, cuss excessively, or glamorize drug use…and we don’t write trite songs that you and your friends can listen to and share a giggle. We want you to FEEL the music. Give us a listen. When we’re pissed and would like to figuratively punch that special-someone right in the face, we want you to feel the same for 3 ½ minutes. When our hearts have been ripped out and stomped on, we want you to share the journey for little while, even if it’s from the outside looking in. We write about the emotions everyone feels but are afraid to share. What sort of stuff do most of us keep inside? Give us a listen.

“Six Stigma” formed from the band "Waste of Time" in October 2003 by Jason Carroll and John Splichal. 8 rough months, an incredible work ethic, an inability to quit, and 2 internet ads finally led them to Lucas Daniel and Ian “Token” Demory. For all intents and purposes, the Six Stigma story starts here. Upon the addition of Token, the band immediately began working to put together a set and within a month, they were out on the Wichita scene. Within 2 months, they were headlining their own shows and playing out-of-town gigs.

2004 laid the slab; 2005 was the placement of the bottom bricks; 2006 was the end result. With trips to Omaha, Oklahoma City, Manhattan (KS), Lawrence (KS), Dallas, and Nashville, the band was gaining road experience and grabbing fans along the way. Besides hitting the road, the guys were steadily taking care of business in their hometown of Wichita. Mid-to-late 2005 began an enormous swell of fan support and accomplishments. Six Stigma was not only picking up casual fans, but picking up RABID fans. These fans follow Six Stigma everywhere and make no bones about who their favorite band is. Fan 'Street Teams' have not only been started in Wichita, but also throughout the region. Currently, Six Stigma Street Teams are active in Topeka and Kansas City with new ones being planned in other cities.

In two years, “Six Stigma” has put themselves on the fast-track of accomplishing their ultimate goal. From a live performance standpoint, they’ve already played over 150 shows throughout the region. The highlights of this schedule include opening for national recording artists “10 Years”, "Allele" "Slave To The System" and “Silvertide”. On January 20th, 2006, Six Stigma held an official CD release party for 'Within' and a double capacity crowd of over 400 people showed up to give their approval and support to Six Stigma. Spreading their music through live shows has proven to be a successful tactic. Their stage presence and sound continues to impress and win over fans at every venue they play.

From the all-important recording standpoint, “Six Stigma” has almost 30 recorded songs to its credit, and is constantly writing newer material. They are no one-trick ponies, and to date have had 12 different songs played on local and regional radio stations and probably a few other ones that they don’t know about. Their current album ‘Within’ has been a hit with fans and critics, and helped them secure a distribution deal with OarFin Distribution, enabling them to not only have their music in stores such as Best Buy and FYE, but also selling out at those same locations! And in the fall of 2006, they completed work on their upcoming album, "The Price Of Fame", which was recorded at the world-renowned OmniSound Studios in Nashville, Tennessee!

The band has also had enormous success via the internet: the title track ‘Within’ was “Track of The Day” at garageband.com on August 13th, 2005 and their Myspace.com account has received almost 50,000 plays!

Lots of people think this band has what it takes. Give them a listen…and decide for yourself.

http://www.sixstigma.com
http://www.myspace.com/sixstigma

Lyrics

Children As Weapons

Written By: Carroll

Children As Weapons
Music by Lucas Daniel
Lyrics by Jason Carroll

He's a part of me
Like it or not; it's something you cannot stop
He's too young to see
He's the hammer; he's cocked and now you're taking your shots

Unload your gun
Manipulate him to function as a means of destruction
You used our child as a weapon to further push your agenda
I love my son

He's made from me
My blood's in his veins; it's something you cannot change
And you swore you would fight me for the rest of my life
So, I walked away
You always said "he's got your face"
When his eyes are upon you, I hope you scream when they haunt you
All this, because I'm happy, you know you never could stand that you're not the one

Unload your gun
Manipulate him to function as a means of destruction
You used our child as a weapon to further push your agenda
I love my son

You were nothing to me
There was no sense of passion, just irresponsible actions
I'm severing
Just because I am leaving, it doesn't mean I don't love my son

Unload your gun
Manipulate him to function as a means of destruction
You used our child as a weapon to further push your agenda
I love my son

I'm on the run
I can no longer dodge it; unfounded bullets of logic
You used our child as a weapon; you used our child as a weapon

Looks like you won't for now

No Angel

Written By: Carroll

No Angel
Music & Lyrics by Jason Carroll

An emptiness concealed by a curtain; believing, deceiving

The space and the sound is empty and loud

And extends without bound; wide open

Emptiness has a face, take a look in my eyes

The windows to my soul are tinted

I keep them firmly in place so you cant see inside

My deepest thoughts are completely hidden

If you want me to lead, you wont like what you see

Miserys guaranteed (Im hoping)

If you cut me, Ill bleed, pull the knife out and see

Just don't stick it too deep; Im open

Split apart at the seams, Im broken too; unable, unable

If you cut me, Ill bleed, Im just like you; no angel, no angel

Send me up into flames with the strike of a match

Burn this halo and wings of paper

Was it safer to think I hurt like you dofeel the pain that you do? No angel

If you want me to lead, you wont like what you see

All the lies, all the greed (Im hoping)

If you cut me, Ill bleed, pull the knife out and see

Just dont stick it too deep; Im open

Split apart at the seams, Im broken too; unable, unable

If you cut me, Ill bleed, Im just like you; no angel, no angel

If you want me to lead, you wont like what you see

The truth will hurt, guaranteed (Im hoping)

If you cut me, Ill bleed, pull the knife out and see

Just dont stick it too deep; Im open

Split apart at the seams, Im broken too; unable, unable

If you cut me, Ill bleed, Im just like you; no angel, no angel

If you want me to lead (you wont like what you see)

If you cut me, Ill bleed (dump your faith into me)




Within

Written By: Carroll

Within
Music by Ian Demory
Lyrics by Jason Carroll

Standing on top, I've become immune, immune to your deceit
Standing on top, I can't see you, but you can sure see me
I'm moving on, I could care less, on how you spend your time
Oddly enough, you devote your life to see how I spend mine

From the seeds of hate and envy, a true atrocity
Tell me why are you so empty? Contempt's so filling

You're all alone'a coincidence? Did life come to a halt?
You're all alone, but I'm sure it mine or someone else’s fault
Taking the fall, beat me down with blame, dissect my every move
Once and for all, I've called checkmate; I guess that means you lose

From the seeds of hate and envy, a true atrocity
Tell me why are you so empty? Contempt's so filling
From the darkest depths and in between, you spread your sick disease
Infecting all of us with envy, is revenge within me?

From the inside looking out, I'm sure, your logic's flawless
You're the farthest thing from perfect, at least acknowledge this
Since you realized you can't have me, you'll make your pain my fate
Only one way from you misery; escape

From the seeds of hate and envy, a true atrocity
Tell me why are you so empty? Contempt's so filling
It's not good enough, you push and you shove, I've taken all that I can take
Reciprocate the pain you're giving, release the hate within me now


Beg & Obey

Written By: Jason Carroll

Beg and Obey
Music and Lyrics by Jason Carroll

Will you choose to sit there calmly and be abused?
Do you like the way that it feels?

As your breath gets colder, I feel my blood boil over
Who knew your icy words could make me smolder?
Do you like the way that it feels? Because my world is falling...

Can you hear fate? It's calling...
This time I'm leaving, no chains to keep me
I've done all I can, I'm crawling
Don't try to sway me because I know you'll betray me

Beg and Obey, it'll be the same tomorrow as it was yesterday
The one who cares less has the control...so turn the tables

Thank god it's over, no looking over my shoulder
All these verbal scars have me made me bolder
I'm in control, how does it feel to know all you can do is follow?

Look in your heart; it's hollow
Encapsulizing and agonizing
I've broken away from sorrow
Don't try to find me because I've put you behind me

Beg and Obey, it'll be the same tomorrow as it was yesterday
The one who cares less has the control...so turn the tables

Buried in shame
I've burdened all the blame
Unforgiven?
I've risen from my prison

Beg and Obey, it'll be the same tomorrow as it was yesterday
The one who cares less has the control...so turn the tables

Beg and Obey, yeah
Beg and Obey, yeah
Will you change tomorrow in exchange for sorrow?
So turn the tables...



My Demise

Written By: Jason Carroll

My Demise
Lyrics and music by Jason Carroll

Did you think I'd crumble? Slip, fall or stumble over you?
Or did you laugh inside because I almost died when you told me the news
Congratulations, your expectations set for me
And I'm glad to know that the bar's so low yet still I'm underneath
You can break it but you can't take what's left of me
So look into those hands that are empty now and try to understand
I hope you like it, this little song I write for you
Enjoy before it's passed, while it's the first, it's certainly the last

It's gonna take a lot more to kill me
You hit me with all you had, but notice I'm still standing
I won't bow and serve, hate gets what hate deserves
You will never see and you will never be the end of me

Tried to be humble, I see you fumble for the truth
Your stories I don't buy, now you're alone and still you wonder why
Degradation, self-preservation from within
It hurts to face the truth, but with your lies, where do we begin?
You can fake it, but you can't take what's left of me
So cry into those hands that are empty now and try to understand

It's gonna take a lot more to kill me
You hit me with all you had, but notice I'm still standing
I won't bow and serve, hate gets what hate deserves
You will never see and you will never be the end of me

It's gonna take a long time to heal me
I can't take much more, I guess I'll keep on standing
I will not submit, I'll stand and take more hits
You will never see and you will never be the end of me



Discography

Current singles on radio airplay/streaming:

"No Angel, "Within", "Bring It On", "Children As Weapons", "Drown Me", "Jimmy's Song", "My Demise", "Day By Day", "Hypocricy", "All I See Is Black", "Within", "Bring It On", "Shattered", "Fade"

EPs:

as Waste of Time - "Waste of Time", "Desire"

as Six Stigma - "The Inevitable", "Demo", "Within" (Fall 2005), "The Price Of Fame" (Winter 2007)

Set List

Besides our original tunes, we are known to sometimes include a cover here and there. We can fill over an hour set with our originals or up to 3 hours with covers and originals. Here is a list of some of our favorite covers:
"Slither" by Velvet Revolver
"Head Like A Hole" and "The Hand That Feeds" by nineinchnails
"Remedy" by Cold
"Purple Haze" by Jimi Hendrix
"Cult of Personality" by Living Colour
"Man In The Box" by Alice In Chains
"Mother" by Danzig
"Praise" by Sevendust
"Talking In Your Sleep" by The Romantics
"Jungle Love" by Morris Day & The Time