Too many bands and musicians today have lost the ability to inspire or leave a lasting impression. In an age of fleeting interests and ‘here today, gone tomorrow' bands, it would seem that most acts are lacking all the pieces of the puzzle required to formulate the modern day successful rock band.
Enter The Sammus Theory. From the hot and arid landscape of Phoenix, Arizona emerges a hard rock act with all the pieces of the puzzle falling into place.
The five- piece band was formed in 2004 by vocalist Sam Hughes, a talented musician who began his musical journey at age seven playing piano. By the time he got to high school Sam had taught himself how to play guitar and bass, and was writing his own material. Soon he had a library of songs written, but no band to breathe life into them. So he took out ads on Craigslist and MySpace in the Phoenix area to see who was out there.
One of the first to reply was guitarist Kyle Welnel, who Sam remembers was “really quiet at first, but when he ripped through the song with no mistakes, I knew he'd be an asset.” The two hit it off and together auditioned and recruited the rest of the current lineup, consisting of Jeremy Tabor on lead guitar, Nick St. Onge on bass guitar, and Paul Wandtke on drums.
The sound is heavy and precise, but has a dynamic quality to it that resonates and hooks the listener. The riffs are catchy, the sound is loud, and the emotion is prevalent. It's a recipe for infectious melodies that ultimately get stuck in your head. “I take an idea and work with it,” says Hughes, “which eventually becomes the core of the song. Then we go piece by piece and polish it up to make it stronger, more cohesive. Last we add any details to the parts to spice it up. By the time we're finished with it, we barely recognize what we started with.”
The lyrics are inspired by personal encounters, views, and thoughts of everyday life and the battles found within. Weaving the likes of Tool, Alice in Chains, Pink Floyd, and a unique sound of their own into a gritty, musically solid style, The Sammus Theory have found a winning formula that is knocking over the fans.
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