The Sammus Theory is a rock band from Phoenix, Arizona, and are the winners of the 2011 Rockstar Uproar Festival Jaegermeister Battle of the Bands in Arizona. Additionally, the band had the highest number of votes nationally in 2011.
The band also won the 2010 Rockstar Uproar Festival Jaegermeister Battle of the Bands in Greenwood Village, Colorado.
Additionally, the group has been shown on MTV2 as a featured artist with a video from the band airing daily since March 2008 (including a performance at an MTV New Year's Bash on the Total Request Live stage) and have been featured on The Big Rock Show with Tina Peek.
Man Without Eyes (2005-2007)edit:
The band was started when lead vocalist Sam Hughes put advertisements on Craigslist and Myspace to recruit Kyle Welnel and Jeremy Tabor into the ensemble. In early 2005, the ensemble was signed to OCI Records in Phoenix, AZ, who assisted the band in releasing their first studio album, Man Without Eyes. The album made the charts on over 30 rock stations, being added to playlists of close to 300 United States rock radio stations.
In mid-2006, the band released their Something Special EP while touring throughout the west.
See (It) Through (2007-2011)edit:
In 2007, See (It) Through was released by the ensemble. Emurg.com describes the album as "talking of inner struggles and tribulations" and goes on to say that it "Touches upon pain and hardships we've all felt before" with the song "Something Special" "offering a splendid danceable rock beat with catchy riffs and an oh-so-easy to memorize chorus".
The song "Counterfeit" discusses when the phony image of an individual starts to become uncovered while that person struggles to keep up with the fallacy.
Trusting the Liar (2011-2013)edit:
In 2011, the ensemble released Trusting the Liar, headlined the White Knuckles Tour, and brought Bill Elliott into the band. The song "Crawl Back Up" was featured in the 2013 film The Devil Within:Rise of Evil. The band toured with Cage9 on The Apocalyptic Takeover Tour.
Entitled Anonymous (2013-present)edit:
In April 2013, the band released its third studio album Entitled Anonymous, produced by Evan Rodaniche (Cage9, Powerman 5000). The album focuses on the concept of anonymity in terms of the difference between one's actions when there is little to no consequence for a person's actions versus things said and done in person when the opposing individual is in direct sight. Hughes goes on to say that:
"'Trolling' and other forms of harassment happen all the time from people you've never met to people who wouldn't treat others that way in person. There's a certain sense of self-entitlement. These people feel that their opinion matters so much that they need to express it whether it's destructive or not."
Shannon Lewis of Hollywood Music Magazine states that "Instrumentally, this band has a very experienced sound and gives a perfect foundation for the lyrical side of the tracks" and that "Sam's heavy harsh yet, slightly melodic voice and lyrics make the album relatable and radio friendly".
The band states that writing material that is heavy is the biggest influence in their writing, and that the ensemble prefers to write music that sounds good at a live show, as opposed to music that sounds good only in a studio.
Rise and Revolt Tour (2010),
White Knuckles Tour (2011),
The Apocalyptic Takeover Tour (2012),
Powered By The People Tour (2013),
Sam Hughes - Vocals,
Kyle Welnel - Rhythm Guitar/Backing Vocals,
Jeremy Tabor - Lead Guitar,
Marshall Harrod - Drums,
Brent Gilliland - Bass
Bill Elliott - Bass,
Brian Hill- Bass, Dan Johnson
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