Members: Sammus - Vocals; Kyle Welnel - Rhythm Guitar; Brian Henry - Bass; Jeremy Tabor - Lead Guitar; Dan Johnson - Drums
Too many bands and musicians today have lost the ability to inspire or leave a lasting impression. In an age of fleeting interests and âhere 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 2005 by vocalist Sam Hughes, who took out ads on craigslist to piece together the rest of the ensemble â Kyle Welnel on rhythm guitar, Jeremy Tabor on lead guitar, Brent Gilliland on bass, and Marshall Harrod 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. Weaving the likes of Tool, Breaking Benjamin, Seether, 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.
With an effortless finesse topped with raw, unbridled energy,The Sammus Theory perform like a group of seasoned road veterans who have been touring for decades. The band brings a ferocity and conviction lacking in so many live shows today, leaving a lasting impression on those who see them perform. They captivate, drawing the crowd in with their on-stage personas and leave the room wanting more after they've gone.
But there's more to their story than that...
"We've been an independent band since the beginning. Our goal aside from making music and connecting with our fans is to prove that fans decide what music they listen to, not anybody or anything else" says Hughes. "We work together with our fans to keep the fire behind this band going and it's one hell of a flame getting stronger one fan at a time."
The band has toured relentlessly for the last four years and has no plans to quit. They have shared the stage with Avenged Sevenfold, Seether, Three Days Grace, Disturbed, Shinedown, Sevendust, Bullet for my Valentine, Stone Sour, Hellyeah, Halestorm, Saliva, and many more.
Commercially, The Sammus Theory has been a featured artist on MTV2 with a video airing nation-wide for over twelve months in 2008. November 2008 saw the release of their first official music video for the hit single âPureâ. Their debut album, âSee (it) Throughâ, was released in summer of 2009 followed up with their sophomore record âtrusting the liarâ in summer of 2011. They've sold over 12,000 albums and have played 40 states - and they've done it independently working with their fans.
It would certainly appear that all the pieces are in place for The Sammus Theory. This band from the desert will be sure to leave its mark in the music industry.