STEMM is an American metal band from Niagara Falls, New York.
STEMM was formed in 1998 by Joe Cafarella. He, along with Louie and Jimi Penque, Russ Martin, and Alex Scouten made up the original lineup of the band. Alex left the band in 1999, and was briefly replaced by guitarist Fred Blackwell. Rich Spalla replaced Fred shortly after.
This lineup remained intact until 2003. Joe and Rich merged with drummer Danny Nelligan, bassist Stephen Crowl, and vocalist TJ Frost of Buffalo band 5 Years Gone, to create a new incarnation of the band. This lineup also saw a change in the musical direction of the band from Rapcore to more of a metal act.
This lineups first 2 concerts were a showcase for Metalblade Records, and opening for Sevendust. The band performed on many Jagermeister Tours, opening for such acts as Hatebreed, Chimaira, Staind, Godsmack, Soulfly, Trivium, Arch Enemy and Black Label Society. STEMM also played the last full show of legendary guitar player Dimebag Darrell in Buffalo, NY, the night before he was senselessly murdered on stage at the Alrosa Villa club in Columbus, Ohio.
STEMM began a hiatus on December 1, 2012.
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