Formed in 2000, Adema began with Mark Chavez, Mike Ransom, Dave DeRoo, Tim Fluckey and Kris Kohls. The band later signed to Arista Records, releasing its first album, self-titled Adema, which was released in 2001. The first two singles from the album, The Way You Like It and Giving In, helped it sell over 600,000 copies. The band followed up their debut with an EP and their second full length, which were met with limited success.
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Adema is a rock band from Bakersfield, California consisting of vocalist/guitarist Tim Fluckey, guitarist Mike Ransom, bassist Dave DeRoo, and drummer Kris Kohls. The band formed in 2000. After their first three albums, Adema, Insomniac's Dream, and Unstable, Ransom left the band in 2003 followed by vocalist Mark Chavez later in 2004 due to conflicts between themselves and other members of the band. Luke Caraccioli replaced Chavez in early 2005 for one album, Planets, but then left a few months later in late 2005. In 2006, Adema announced that vocalist Bobby Reeves and guitarist Ed Farris, both from the band LEVEL, had joined the band, but only released one album, Kill the Headlights. However, on August 13, 2009 the original line up was reunited with Bobby Reeves and Ed Faris agreeing to leave the band. However, Ransom showed extreme minimal participation in the reunion left once again in late 2010 due to creative differences, followed once again by Chavez in early January 2011 due to another conflict with the band. Guitarist Tim Fluckey later took over lead vocals. The band released their album Topple the Giants on April 2, 2013. In 2013, Ransom returned to the band once again.