Blinding dust storms are a common hazard in the desert cities of Arizona. Having lived there and experienced these first hand, I have long believed that more than one of these beasts has been kicked up and triggered by the rock and roll force of The Sammus Theory.
Band frontman Sam Hughes began the journey that would become The Sammus Theory more than a decade ago in quiet little Idaho Falls, Idaho. His hometown would prove too small too contain his massive voice and mammoth rock and roll dreams. The singer eventually found his way to Phoenix, Arizona, and not surprisingly, dust storms sightings spiked.
Hughes connected with local guitarist Kyle Welnel, and the duo were soon joined by lead guitarist Jeremy Tabor. The trio have been the core of the band for years. Drummer Marshall Harrod and bassist Brent Gilliland would complete the family.
The Sammus Theory won the 2010 Rockstar Uproar Festival Jaegermeister Battle of the Bands in Greenwood Village, Colorado. A pretty impressive feat. The following year they won the 2011 Rockstar Uproar Festival Jaegermeister Battle of the Bands in Arizona. They also received the highest number of votes nationally among all the bands. What makes this more impressive is that The Sammus Theory is an independent band which remains in control of its own destiny.
On April 23 the band released its third studio album, “entitled anonymous“. On April 24, Hughes contacted Metalholic to talk about the new record which is its most cohesive and powerful to date. The album is the follow-up to 2011’s “Trusting the Liar“. Sam also talked touring, the art of writing memorable music, and his favorite television show. Check it out below, keep an eye on the band’s website for upcoming tour dates, and get your hands and ears on “entitled anonymous“.
Also check out our 2011 interview with Sam Hughes: