ADEMA have responded to former singer Marky Chavez's claim that he left the group following an argument with the band's drummer over the direction of ADEMA's music.
In a letter sent to the MarkyChavez.com fan site, Marky previously wrote, "When ADEMA signed a new deal with Earache Records, I was excited to try and recapture the sound that we had on the first ADEMA record. When we started writing the record, things just didn't work like they had in the past. I take full responsibility for the personal problems that I had. On the other hand, it takes two to tango, if you know what I mean.
"Kris [Kohls, ADEMA drummer] and I had an argument over the direction the band should go in and I decided that it was time for me to leave the band. I wished them luck on their new band and even agreed to let them use the name ADEMA.
"It sucks that we don't even speak anymore, but I guess that's the way things go sometimes!
"I have started a new band with the guitar player and bass player of FILTER! I can't wait to let the world hear this new music. It's the best stuff I have ever been a part of.
"The band is located out of Chicago and we are taking meeting with labels and management! We should have a record coming out toward the latter part of this New Year!
"I really would like to thank all the ADEMA fans that have not forgotten about me, and they won't be disappointed with this new band and record.
"All things happen for a reason, and I am proud of what I did with ADEMA, but this new project is what I have wanted to do for a long time!"
Responding to Marky's statement, the members of ADEMA, including new singer Luke Caraciolli, stated in a letter sent to MarkyChavez.com, "Our intention is not to go on the Internet and badmouth former members of ADEMA. Unfortunately, we have been forced to respond to a post that Marky Chavez II made on this site.
"We are dealing with just the facts and nothing personal.
"First off, 'It takes two to tango' — use a comb to get rid of a 'tangle' [referring to Marky's original, unedited message, which included the line 'It takes two to tangle'].
"Kris never got into an argument with Marky over the direction of the band. Kris, in essence, asked Marky to give as much effort, heart and soul as we were giving. His answer was to quit — end of story.
"We continue to use the name ADEMA, not only because we made it, but we also control it — nobody 'lets' us use it.
"To Frank, Gino (the guys from FILTER) and Marky — best wishes.
"To all of our fans, the new ADEMA album, 'Planets', comes out in April and we will see you on the road in June. Thanks again for being the best rock fans on the planet."
ADEMA have reportedly scheduled a live performance in Dallas, Texas on February 12. More information will be made available soon.