What's more impressive than performing over 400 shows nationally, rocking the TRL stage for one of MTV's legendary New Year's Bashes, selling over 10,000 albums, rocking 2 USO shows, being voted runner up out of over 5000 bands in Ernie Ball's nation-wide Battle of the bands in 2011, and sharing the stage with Avenged Sevenfold, Seether, Disturbed, Three Days Grace, Shinedown, Sevendust, and many others? Doing it completely independently. These are just a few of the accomplishments that the Arizona-based hard rockers known as The Sammus Theory have seen since the start of their career in 2005.
In the late months of 2005, Vocalist Sam Hughes began a search to find the four musicians who would complete an ensemble of a dedicated and driven five-piece rock powerhouse: rhythm guitarist Kyle Welnel, lead guitarist Jeremy Tabor, bassist Brent Gilliland, and drummer Marshall Harrod. The group wasted no time engulfing themselves in touring, meeting hundreds of music fans face-to-face. Within two years, the band had played over a hundred shows ranging from the west coast to the midwest and had sold nearly two thousand albums. By the Summer of 2009, The Sammus Theory had released their first studio album and was ready to expand. The show count was increased to over one hundred per year, pushing coast to coast and expanding their reach. The band sparked up endorsements with Line6, Schecter Guitars, Ddrum, Nady, and sponsorships from Red Chapter clothing, Jagermeister, and Rockstar. After two years and almost three hundred shows, they released their second studio album "Trusting the Liar" in the Spring of 2011 followed by another year and a half of relentless touring.
Now in 2013, The Sammus Theory is preparing to launch their third studio album, "Entitled Anonymous" backed by a national tour in the Spring. Equipped with an intensely loyal and constantly growing fan base, numerous strong relationships with club owners and fellow bands across the country, and a stage energy to be reckoned with, The Sammus Theory is well on their way to forging a new path and proving that success as an independent band can be achieved.