Southern California hard rockers ADEMA will be immortalized in the pages of comic book series "Koni Waves" this fall. The all-new "Koni Waves: Ghouls Gone Wild" three-issue mini-series kicks off in October with ADEMA in a story called "The Island of Ghosts". In the story, Koni is hired to work security when her old friends, ADEMA, come to the island of Lanai to film their latest video. Once news spreads that the shoot will take place where the body of the evil sorceress, Pahulu, rests, Prince Hopohopo tries to put a stop to it. Using an amulet called the Eye of Lanai, he raises Pahulu from the dead to command her army of blood-curdling ghouls to attack the video shoot.
Commented ADEMA drummer Kris Kohls: "Koni Waves is an awesome comic book. ADEMA thinks Koni Waves rocks."
Added Mark Poulton, writer and co-creator of "Koni Waves": "I'm beyond thrilled to have my favorite band appear in my comic. The band has been very cool about everything."
Check out sample art at this location.
According to the band's official MySpace page, ADEMA has signed a deal with Immortal Records for the release of the band's fourth album, tentatively due later in the year. Audio samples of three new demo tracks — "Human Nature", "Out Alive" and "Los Angeles" — can be heard at this location.
ADEMA last year announced the addition of vocalist Bobby Reeves of the Los Angeles-based band LEVEL to the group's ranks. Reeves joined ADEMA as the replacement for Luke Caraccioli, who left the band in October 2005 — only six months after the release of their first album ("Planets") without the contributions of singer Marky Chavez (half-brother of KORN's Jonathan Davis).
ADEMA 2007 is:
Bobby Reeves - Vocals
Tim Fluckey - Guitars
Ed Faris - Guitars
Dave DeRoo - Bass
Kris Kohls - Drums
As previously reported, the ADEMA track "Giving In", from the band's self-titled 2001 debut, is being featured for the next eight months in an advertising campaign from AT&T / Cingular Wireless. According to the band, the commercial "features the intro of the song, with a squadron of fighter jets soaring off in the distance (with the jet streams ending up as 'bars' of wireless signal...!)"