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Formed: 1999
From: South Africa
Last Known Status: Active

Background

After forming in 1999, Seether (originally Saron Gas) quickly gained notoriety in their home country's anemic rock market. The band's South African release, Fragile, became one of the best selling titles of the year, and Seether emerged as a top live draw. This was no small feat in a land where rock bands play second banana to indigenous music and pop.

Seether's brand of passive-aggressive rock - both highly accessible, yet angry - lead to their signing with Wind-Up Records and a spot on Ozzfest in 2002.

Latest Seether News

Below is our complete Seether news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

Note: We began associating news directly with bands in late 2003. Therefore, earlier band news may not be listed on this page.

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Aftershock Festival 2014 Lineup Announced

The third annual Monster Energy Aftershock Festival returns to Discovery Park near downtown Sacramento September 13th & 14th, 2014,

The lineup includes Godsmack, Weezer, The Offspring, Rob Zombie, Five Finger Death Punch, Limp Bizkit, Rise Against, Chevelle, AWOLNATION, Seether, Mastodon, Pennywise, Bad Religion, and many more.

After last year’s festival (sold-out with 32,000 in attendance), the festival is expanding to four stages in 2014, offering more bands than ever.

The daily band lineup for is as follows (with more bands to be announced on July 1st):

Saturday, September 13

Weezer, The Offspring, Limp Bizkit, AWOLNATION, Chevelle, Bad Religion, Pepper, Black Label Society, Hellyeah, Memphis May Fire, Fuel, Dead Sara, Nothing More, The Last Internationale, Butcher Babies, Emmure, Sleepwave, Anti-Mortem, Eyes Set To Kill, Viza, Dig The Kid

Sunday, September 14

Rob Zombie, Godsmack, Five Finger Death Punch, Rise Against, Seether, Mastodon, Pennywise, Theory of a Deadman, Buckcherry, Of Mice & Men, We Came As Romans, Black Stone Cherry, KYNG, Otherwise, Lacuna Coil, Redlight King, We Are Harlot, Burn Halo, Crossfaith, New Medicine, Cilver

Ticket info can be found at the official Monster Energy Aftershock festival website here. More...

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Rocklahoma Band Lineup Revealed

Rocklahoma will rock the Midwest with a lineup featuring Kid Rock, Five Finger Death Punch, Staind, Twisted Sister, Deftones, Motörhead, and many more from May 23rd - 25th at “Catch the Fever” Festival Grounds in Pryor, OK. The three-day camping festival is presented by Bud Light.

The current band lineup for the 8th Rocklahoma is as follows: Kid Rock, Five Finger Death Punch, Staind, Twisted Sister, Deftones, Seether, Motörhead, Jackyl, Filter, Black Label Society, Theory of a Deadman, Killswitch Engage, Skid Row, All That Remains, Tom Keifer of Cinderella, Hellyeah, Kix, Down, Pop Evil, Adelitas Way, Black Stone Cherry, Trivium, Texas Hippie Coalition, The Pretty Reckless, Thousand Foot Krutch, Redlight King, Skindred, KYNG, We As Human, Nothing More, Devour the Day, Heaven’s Basement, Gemini Syndrome, Butcher Babies, Eve to Adam, Truckfighters, Killer Dwarfs, Bai Bang, Lynam, ASKA, Black Tora, Firstryke, Mystery, Nasty Habit, Sleepy Hollow, Wicked, Down & Dirty, Loveblast, Ruff Justice, Ratchet Dolls, Ragdoll, Dellacoma, Chaotic Resemblance, Scattered Hamlet, Siren, Mach22, Tempt, London's Dungeon, Mine Enemies Fall, The Chimpz, Sleepwalking Home, Well Hung Heart, Framing The Red, Blackwater Rebellion, Dryver, and Dirty Crush.

“I initially questioned whether or not we would be able to top last year’s Rocklahoma lineup this time around,” says Joe Litvag, Rocklahoma’s co-executive producer for AEG Live. “But with some of the biggest names in the rock world today like Kid Rock, Five Finger Death Punch, Seether and Deftones playing alongside Rocklahoma legends like Twisted Sister, Jackyl, Tom Kiefer of Cinderella and Kix, there is not a doubt in my mind that we just raised the bar! Memorial Day Weekend will never be the same!”

Dee Snider of Twisted Sister explains: "I view this festival as sort of a ‘Royal Rumble’ of rock; it's every band for itself, each trying to claim the belt. When Twisted Sister is done that night, the promoters are going to need to change the name of the event to 'I Wanna Rocklahoma'!"

Staind’s Mike Mushok also says, "Totally stoked to play Rocklahoma again! I'm looking forward to a great day of music shared with some amazing fans!”

Full details and ticket information can be found online at this location.

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Seether Releases Track-by-Track Videos

South African hard rock band Seether has released a number of track-by-track videos discussing the songs that made their "Seether: 2002-2013" best-of compilation. The album, which contains three new songs, b-sides, rarities, and 15 of their hits, is out today, October 29th.

Fine Again:

Here's a playlist of a bunch more of these: More...

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Seether Posts Music Video For "Sympathetic"

In celebration of the tenth anniversary of the band's landmark album, "Disclaimer," Seether has posted a never-before-seen video of the song "Sympathetic" off that album. Check it out below:

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48 Hours Festival Band Lineup Announced

The daily performance times have been revealed for the inaugural 48 Hours Festival Powered by Rockstar Energy Drink, which is scheduled for Saturday, October 15th and Sunday, October 16th at the Luxor Festival Grounds on the world-famous Las Vegas Strip. Band performance times are as follows:

Saturday, October 15 (doors open at 2:00 PM)

Rockstar Energy Drink Main Stage

9:10 PM Avenged Sevenfold
7:40 PM Five Finger Death Punch
6:20 PM Hollywood Undead
5:00 PM Bullet For My Valentine
4:00 PM Escape The Fate
3:00 PM Adelitas Way

Second Stage

5:40 PM Hatebreed
4:30 PM Rev Theory
3:30 PM Black Tide
2:35 PM Hell Or Highwater
2:00 PM Orange Blossom Special More...

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Boston Uproar Fest Rescheduled Due to Hurricane

Hurricane Irene is roaring up the east coast of the U.S. and has caused organizers of the Rockstar Energy Drink Uproar Festival to reschedule a Sunday date in suburban Boston.
The show, slated for the Comcast Center in Mansfield, Mass., is right in the projected path of the massive storm, which is expected to slam into the Massachusetts coastline sometime Sunday afternoon - just as Avenged Sevenfold, Seether, Bullet for My Valentine, Black Tide and the rest of the bill would be on the venue's outdoor stages.

“Safety first…We don’t want any of our fans to get hurt,” said M. Shadows of Avenged Sevenfold. “We decided to move the show from Sunday to Tuesday so all of you crazy fucks can make it and stay safe.”

"We apologize for any inconvenience to the fans, but safety is our first concern. We want everyone to be able to enjoy a full afternoon and evening of rock at UPROAR,” said Rockstar Energy Drink UPROAR Festival co-producer John Oakes. “After the Category 3 storm blows through New England on Sunday, UPROAR promises to bring a Category 5 rock storm on Tuesday.”

The tour starts in Camden, N.J. Friday and hits Scranton, Penn. on Saturday before taking the storm hiatus until Tuesday's Boston show.

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Uproar Festival 2011 Tour Dates Revealed

The full list of dates have been released for the 2011 Rockstar Energy Drink Uproar Festival. The tour features the following lineup:

Main Stage:
Avenged Sevenfold
Three Days Grace
Bullet For My Valentine
Seether
Escape The Fate

Best Buy Music Gear Stage:
Sevendust
Black Tide
Art Of Dying
The Black Cloud Collective

The dates for the tour are as follows:
08/26 Camden, NJ – Susquehanna Bank Center
08/27 Scranton, PA – Toyota Pavilion
08/28 Boston, MA – Comcast Center
08/31 Washington, DC – Jiffy Lube Live
09/03 Tampa, FL – 1-800-ASK-GARY Amphitheatre
09/04 Biloxi, MS – Mississippi Coast Coliseum
09/05 Houston, TX – Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
09/10 Buffalo, NY – Darien Lake Performing Arts Center
09/11 Hartford, CT – Comcast Theatre
09/14 Toronto, ON – Molson Canadian Amphitheatre
09/16 Pittsburgh, PA – First Niagara Pavilion
09/17 Indianapolis, IN – Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
09/21 Cleveland, OH – Blossom Music Center
09/23 Omaha, NE – WestFair Amphitheater
09/24 Kansas City, MO – Sandstone Amphitheater
10/09 San Diego, CA – Cricket Wireless Amphitheatre

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Rock Band Network Gets New Metal Songs This Week

With the return of that most glorious day called Friday and the weekend nearly here, it's time to take another look at the latest additions to the Rock Band Network.

This week's round up for the Xbox 360 version of the game again includes habitual RBN act Amberian Dawn, as well as new tracks from Between the Buried and Me and Seether. Depending on your location, select songs may or may not yet be available for the PS3 edition with continuing outages of the Playstation Network.

The complete list of newly added Rock Band Network songs, including all the non-metal tracks, can be found below.

"Country Song" - Seether
"Go North" - The Pauses
"Arctica" - Amberian Dawn
"Mercury Blooming" - Askari Nari
"Sick, Sick, Sick" - Bayside
"Alaska" - Between The Buried and Me
"Alaska (2x Bass Pedal)" - Between The Buried and Me
"Halftime" - Freen in Green
"Riptide Resort" - Freen in Green
"Be Right Here" - Mind at Risk
"Mayhem" - Mortice
"Machine Gun Kisses" - Murder FM
"Burning Hearts" - Silverstein
"Too Little Too Late" - A Skylit Drive
"Magnolia" - Texas in July
"Magnolia (2x Bass Pedal)" - Texas in July
"Curse of the Werewolf (2x Bass Pedal)" - Timeless Miracle

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Rockstar Energy Tour Announces Bands

The organisers of the touring Rockstar Energy Drink Uproar tour have confirmed which bands will be taking part in this year's edition of the trek. Headlining the run will be Orange County, California based Avenged Sevenfold, who will be joined by Three Days Grace, Seether, Bullet For My Valentine and Escape The Fate. There will also be a second stage which will feature Sevendust as it's headlining act, along with Black Tide, Art Of Dying and The Black Cloud Collective.

"When we started hearing from our fans they wanted to see us back on Uproar this year, we thought, last year was a blast so let's do it again. The fans are crazy and the bands kick ass,” says Avenged Sevenfold's frontman M. Shadows. “We're spending the first half of summer playing some big European festivals so we're going to be ready to get back home and play America's top rock festival."

"We're thrilled to have Avenged Sevenfold back as headliners,” adds tour producers John Reese and John Oakes. “Their epic stage show helped elevate Uproar 2010 far beyond the standard outdoor festival. The fans wanted more, and we listened." More...

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Metallica To Headline "Rock The Hill" Festival

It has been announced that thrash metal icons Metallica will headline the forthcoming "Rock the Hill" festival in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada on July 14, 2011.

General-admission tickets are priced at $99.50 with a limited amount of special VIP tickets available for $199.50. VIP ticket holders will have access to the front of stage pit, their own entrance and concessions, and separate washrooms from General-admission ticket holders.

The event is set to take place on July 14, 2011 on the Garrisons Grounds of Citadel Hill in Halifax and will also feature performances from Coheed and Cambria, Protest the Hero, Matt Mays and Seether. A trailer for the event is available for viewing below.

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Xero Sum To Play May Day

Indiana's Xero Sum has issued the following announcement about playing the upcoming "May Day" show with Seether and Bullet For My Valentine:

"Coors Light and X103 presents May Day featuring Seether, Bullet For My Valentine, Ed Kowalczyk, Middle Class Rut, Halestorm, She Wants Revenge w/Xero Sum, Stereo Deluxe, The Last Good Year, Beta Male on the Indy X-Files Local Stage. Tickets go sale Friday, April 1, 2011. Tickets $42.50/$29.50 pavilion and $19.50 lawn."

Additional details on the event are available at this location.

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Lineup Announced For Carolina Rebellion

Avenged Sevenfold, Godsmack, Three Days Grace, and Stone Sour are among the artists confirmed for the first ever Carolina Rebellion, which is set for Saturday, May 7 at Metrolina Expo in Charlotte, NC.

The current lineup for Carolina Rebellion is as follows: Avenged Sevenfold, Godsmack, Three Days Grace, Stone Sour, Seether, Bullet For My Valentine, Theory of a Deadman, Alter Bridge, Hinder, Skillet, Saving Abel, Halestorm, Black Stone Cherry, My Darkest Days, Cavo, Rev Theory, Pop Evil, Art Of Dying and more. The festival will feature two main stages for the biggest acts in rock today, both sponsored by Monster Energy.

“Strap yourself in and hold on tight...Godsmack is coming to Carolina Rebellion to kick y'all a new asshole!!” says Sully Erna of Godsmack.

Mark Tremonti of Alter Bridge comments: "We are very much looking forward to performing at the Carolina Rebellion in Charlotte. We are honored to be sharing the stage with many great bands that night and it promises to be a memorable event." More...

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Seether Working on New Album, Gives Update

Seether is working on a new album and has issued the following update:

"What's up? This is Dale here and I just wanted to give you guys a quick head's up as to what is new is the world of Seether. We've been in Nashville for the past few weeks busy working on the new album and we're really excited about the new stuff. I definitely think it's the best stuff we've done to date so we're really excited for you guys to hear it and see what everybody's thinks about it.

"Working with Brendan O'Brien has been really great. He's a great guy, great producer and we gel really well with him musically, which is awesome. I think we just share the same vision of what we want this album to be at the end of the day. So it's been a great experience. He has a great crew of guys that her works with, real professional, really nice guys so its just been a good working environment and a good experience so far. We've taken a short break right now but gonna go back to Nashville in the beginning of next month and finish up the rest of the songs. We really don't have a lot left to do but when that's done, gonna go straight into mixing and start looking at options to get back out on the road.

"We'll probably be back on the road by fall and be out there playing these new songs and seeing all of you guys again. We're really excited and ready to get back out on the road and play these new songs for you guys. We look forward to seeing you guys soon!"

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New Metal Tracks Available On Rock Band This Week

We’ve reached another Friday again, and that means it’s time to announce the latest metal additions to the Rock Band Network. This weekend you can grab some buddies to knock back the shots while belting out your very own renditions of songs by the Cancer Bats, Exodus, and Seether. The complete list of songs added this week, including the non-metal tracks, is as follows:

The Gufs - "Smile (Live)"
Made Avail - "Walking Away"
Cancer Bats - "Dead Wrong"
Exodus - "Riot Act"
The New Regime - "Haunt My Mind"
The New Regime - "Tap Dancing In A Minefield"
Creed - "Higher"
The Tragically Hip - "Blow at High Dough"
Verse Versus Chorus - "Surprise"
Windtunnel Syndrome - "Soldier from the Surface"
Seether - "Fake It"
The Reverend H Chronicles - "Daughter"
Alien Downlink - "I Wanna Be An Alien's Pet" More...

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HellYeah Announces More US Tour Dates

HellYeah has announced the following US tour dates:

04/24 - Dr, Tampa, FL - St. Pete Times Forum
04/25 - Ladson , SC - Ladson Fairgrounds w/ Papa Roach, Puddle of Mudd, Sevendust
05/01 - Orlando , FL - WJRR EARTH DAY Orlando - Tinker Field
w/ Korn, Papa Roach, Chevelle, Five Finger Death Punch
05/03 - Corpus Christi , TX - Concrete Street Amphitheater w/ Papa Roach
05/04 - Houston , TX - Warehouse Live w/ Papa Roach
05/05 - Dallas , TX - Palladium Ballroom w/ Papa Roach
05/07 - Oklahoma City , OK - Kattfest - Zoo Amphitheatre w/ Three Days Grace, Seether, Papa Roach, Puddle of Mudd, Violence to Vegas.
05/08 - Little Rock , AR - KDJE EDGEFEST Little Rock - Arkansas State Fair Complex w/ Godsmack, Rob Zombie, Papa Roach.
05/09 - Lexington, KY - Rupp Arena w/ Seether, Five Finger Death Punch, Drowning Pool, Lacuna Coil
05/11 - Madison, WI - Alliant Energy Center w/ Seether, Five Finger Death Punch, Drowning Pool and Lacuna Coil
5/14 - Council Bluffs, IA - KIWR Rockfest - Westfair Amphitheater w/ Seether, Five Finger Death Punch, Drowning Pool, Lacuna Coil
5/16 - Indianola, IA - KAZR Lazerfest - Indianola National Balloon Grounds w/ Godsmack, Rob Zombie, Five Finger Death Punch
05/18 - La Crosse, WI - La Crosse Center Arena w/ Seether, Five Finger Death Punch, Drowning Pool and Lacuna Coil
05/19 - Peoria, IL - Peoria Civic Center w/ Seether, Five Finger Death Punch, Drowning Pool and Lacuna Coil
05/22 - Milwaukee, WI - Eagles Ballroom w/ Seether

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Lacuna Coil Announces US Tour Dates

Italian metal band Lacuna Coil has announced the following US tour dates:

May 04 - Valarium (w/ Five Finger Death Punch) - Knoxville, Tennessee
May 05 - House Of Blues (w/ 5FDP) - Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
May 07 - Club Fire (w/ 5FDP) - Jackson, Mississippi
May 08 - KDJE Edgefest - Little Rock, Arkansas
May 11 - Alliant Energy Centre (w/ Seether + 5FDP) - Madison, Wisconsin
May 14 - KRROFest - Sioux Falls, South Dakota
May 18 - La Crosse Centre Arena (w/ Seether + 5FDP) - La Crosse, Wisconsin
May 19 - Peoria Civic Center (w/ Seether + 5FDP) - Peoria, Illinois
May 20 - The Rave (w/ 5FDP) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin
May 21 - The Filmore Detroit (w/Seether) - Detroit, Michigan

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HellYeah Announces US Tour Dates

HellYeah has announced the following tour dates:

May 11 - Madison, WI - Alliant Energy Center w/ Seether, Five Finger Death Punch, Drowning Pool and Lacuna Coil
May 18 - La Crosse, WI - La Crosse Center Arena w/ Seether, Five Finger Death Punch, Drowning Pool and Lacuna Coil
May 19 - Peoria, IL - Peoria Civic Center w/ Seether, Five Finger Death Punch, Drowning Pool and Lacuna Coil
May 22 - Milwaukee, WI - Eagles Ballroom w/ Seether

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Seether Announces U.S. Tour

Seether has issued the following update about a string of U.S. tour dates:

"Hey Everyone, Johnny here... How long has it been? Almost a year? That's crazy and far too long for us to go without playing some shows. If you've been a fan of Seether for awhile, you know this band does not take vacations!! We are a touring band and we love being on the road...and 2010 will be the return of SEEEEETHER-R-R_R!!!

"Well, that didn't sound as cool writing it but, just imagine the 'Truck and Tractor Pull voice-over guy' doing that 'Sunday, Sunday, Sunday!!!' thing. We have been in the studio for the last few weeks with the 'mighty' Brendan O' Brien producing and the new stuff is sounding great! Brendan is the perfect fit for us and working with him has been a blast. So, with us hard at work it's time for a little 'play-time'!! We have some shows starting at the end of April thru May (check website for dates near you!!). It's time to let Seether do what we do best...sweat on stage, bang the crap out of our instruments and knock over a few beer bottles, in the process. We are really looking forward to these shows!! We might even have a few surprises in the setlist for you. See you guys out there - We have missed you!"

The currently announced dates are as follows:

4/29 - Louisiana Tech University, Ruston, LA - w/ Chevelle
5/1 - Beale Street Music Fest, Memphis, TN
5/2 - Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, Houston, TX - Buzzfest
5/5 - Verizon Wireless Amphitheater, Atlanta, GA
5/7 - Zoo Amphitheatre, Oklahoma City, OK
5/11 - Alliant Energy Center Memorial, Madison, WI
5/14 - Husets Speedway, Brandon, SD - KRRO Fest
5/15 - Liberty Memorial Park, Kansas City, MO - KQRC Radio Show
5/16 - National Balloon Classic Field, Indianola, IA
5/18 - La Crosse Center Arena, La Crosse, WI
5/22 - Eagles Ballroom, Milwaukee, WI
5/23 - Rock on the Range, Columbus, OH - w/ Kid Rock, Limp Bizkit
6/4 - Piere's, Ft Wayne, IN

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Seether and Chevelle Playing Project Cinco Party

Seether, Chevelle and Three Days Grace will be performing at the Project 9-6-1 Cinco Party, May 5th at the Verizon Wireless Ampitheatre in Atlanta. Tickets are on sale now. Check out project961.com for more information.

In other Chevelle news, drummer Sam Loeffler spoke to KROQ about why the band avoids being filmed in their music videos.

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Seether's "Careless Whisper" Music Video Premieres

In what was already a bizarre choice of a cover song, Seether's bizarro music video for Wham cover "Careless Whisper," featuring a mashup of 80s video game graphics, pop culture, and the band is premiering on Yahoo! Music today. You can watch it here (or below) if you like, but you've been warned. More...

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