Welcome back, Adema! After confirming Ryan Shuck as their new frontman in 2019, the band has pushed forward with new music and are set to release their first single and album in a decade. The new song "Ready to Die" arrives today (Aug. 20) ahead of their upcoming album, 360 Degrees of Separation.
It's been a bit of a tumultuous period for Adema over the past decade, shuffling through lineup changes, addition issues and various record labels. But the band's path forward with Shuck, who has also played with Orgy, Julien-K and Dead By Sunrise, is now starting to take shape and is reflected within the new single, "Ready to Die," a song that nods to their perseverance.
“I was at a point where I was absolutely ready to die,” says Shuck, who entered rehab in 2020. “My system for living was not working anymore. I was crushed by the grief of losing one of my closest friends (Chester Bennington) to the same demons. I had been suicidal and severely depressed for years, and had no way out. I was in a living hell. The song is in some ways me dealing with myself in the mirror, but I very much think the concept also applies to anyone that is finally ready to break free from their demons, toxic relationships or situations. There comes a point where you will go to any length to get better."
While an official release date has not been announced for the new album as of yet, the band appears close to dropping those details as they're hitting the road this fall. They've got dates booked for September.