From: South Africa
Last Known Status: Active
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.
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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.
Seether has recorded a cover of Wham!'s "Careless Whisper," just in time for Valentine's Day. On January 27th, Verizon customers can download directly from their phone at the Verizon V Cast Store or you can download online at Rhapsody.
Stop by iTunes, Amazon or wherever you prefer to buy your music and download the track on February 3rd.
The band made a "hilarious video" ("interesting" might be giving it too much credit, actually -ed) to mark the release of their version of "Careless Whisper," which you can check out below. More...
The much-anticipated Punisher: War Zone movie releases December 5, and to celebrate, four of the hottest bands who appear on the movie soundtrack from Lions Gate Records will be participating in tonight's Xbox LIVE Game with Fame. They'll play Halo 3 with Xbox LIVE members on Thursday, December 4. If you're an Xbox LIVE Gold member, and you want a chance to play with members of the bands Hatebreed, Seether, Senses Fail, and 7 Days Away, send a friend request to the following Gamertags and be online half an hour before (2:30 P.M.) the Game with Fame session starts on Thursday, December 4, at 3:00 P.M. ET.
DATE: December 4th
GAME: Halo 3
TIME: 3-5PM (EASTERN TIME)
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The first dates for Staind’s upcoming tour with Papa Roach and Seether have been confirmed. The tour dates are as follows:
October 4th in Columbia, MD @ Merriweather Post Pavilion
October 7th in Greensboro, NC @ Greensboro Events Center
October 9th in Hollywood, FL @ Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and casino
October 10th in St. Augustine, FL @ St. Augustine Amphitheater
October 12th in Orlando, FL @ Hard Rock Live
October 14th in Greenville, SC @ Heritage Park
October 15th in Johnson City, TN @ Freedom Hall
October 17th in Orange Beach, AL @ The Amphitheater at the Warf
October 18thin Southaven, MS @ Snowden Grove Park Amphitheater
October 19th in Atlanta, GA @ Lakewood Amphitheater
October 21stin Poplar Bluff, MO @ Black River Coliseum
October 22nd in Rockford, IL @ Rockford Metro Center
October 24th in Tulsa, OK @ Tulsa Convention Center
October 26th in Houston, TX @ Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
November 12th in Uncasville, CT @ Mohegan Sun Casion (with Papa Roach only)
November 14th in Reading, PA @ Sovereign Center (with Papa Roach only)
November 15th in Asbury Park, NJ @ Asbury Park Convention Hall
November 16th in Lowell, MA @ Tsongas Arena
November 18th in New York, NY @ Hammerstein Ballroom
You can watch Seether's recorded performance of "Rise Above This," "Fake It" and more here on AT&T Blue Room.
Seether has been rocking to sold out South African crowds in Durban, Johannesburg, Cape Town and Port Elizabeth all this week and would like to thank all their friends and fans back home for the continued support.
The band has added a couple of new shows to their US tour itinerary:
Aug 6th Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre Houston, TX
Sept 10th York Fair York, PA
There' still time to enter for your chance to meet Seether with Finger Eleven. You can get more details and enter here.
Seether is adding more shows to their summer tour schedule. The latest addition is:
7/15 Youngstown, OH Chevrolet Center - Presale Starts Tuesday, May 27th
You can get a jump on tickets by signing up for the presale, for which you can register here.
Flyleaf was forced to drop off of the tour with Seether for at least a week due to Flyleaf's singer, Lacey, having lost her voice. Seether will still be appearing "and is very excited about the upcoming shows in Chicago, Covington, Charlotte, Indianapolis and Cleveland."
Additionally, the Chicago show has been moved to The Vic Theatre. All other venues remain unchanged.
Seether had to end their show early at The Palladium in Worcester, MA last night when vocalist Shaun Morgan became ill due to a 24-hour bug. "Shaun is doing fine now, resting, and from the looks of it, no future shows will be affected," the band states.
Seether is currently on tour with Flyleaf, then will head to Europe for a number of festival appearances before returning to the US for another headlining run of tour dates, most with Finger Eleven as support. Their latest tour dates are as follows: More...
Seether have announced the following headlining US tour dates:
7/6 – Duluth, MN – Pioneer Hall
7/8 – Fargo, ND – The Venue @ Playmakers
7/17 – Poughkeepsie, NY – Mid Hudson Civic Center
7/20 – Providence, RI – Lupo’s
7/23 – Atlantic City, NJ – House of Blues
7/24 – Buffalo, NY – Town Ballroom
Exclusive pre-sale tickets go on sale Wednesday May 7th at 3PM. you can order these tickets here. For access the username is "Seether" and the password is "Tickets"
Metallica has added another event to their list of things to do before hopping across the pond for their European tour.
According to the band’s website, they’ll be performing at the Irvine Meadows Amphitheater in Irvine, CA on May 17. Irvine's local radio station KROQ is hosting their annual Weenie Roast and Metallica joins a musical roster that already includes Rise Against, Atreyu and Seether, amongst others.
Tickets for the show go on sale just two days beforehand on Thursday, May 15.
Update: The Lineup is as follows: More...
A posting on the official Download festival website has confirmed that six more bands have been announced. Legendary former KISS guitarist Ace Frehley is one of the acts confirmed who has been away from the UK for many years. Aussie rockers Airbourne have been added to the bill aswell as have southern rock favourites Black Stone Cherry. Irish Indie band Ash are also announced as have Elliot Minor. Finally, drum and bass act Pendulum are scheduled to perform.
This year's lineup has been the most controversial one yet. Many fans in the UK have been complaining of its choice of headliners and other acts with more British metal festival goers deciding to attend foreign festivals than before. More...
The Download website has announced some more bands for this years festival. Metal and rock fans who have been previously disapointed and even angry will probably not find any comfort in the latest batch of acts confirmed for the festival. Bullet For My Valentine, Madina Lake, Fightstar, Seether and Biffy Clyro have been confirmed as the latest additions to the British festival.
The full line up so far is as follows:
The Offspring (headliners)
Lost Prophets (headliners)
Judas Priest (special guests)
A Day To Remember
Black Dahlia Murder
Bullet For My Valentine
Children Of Bodom
Coheed And Cambria
The Devil Wears Prada
Dillinger Escape Plan
Jimmy Eat World
Job For A Cowboy
Stay tuned for more updates on the event.
Tenth Street Entertainment — which represents MÖTLEY CRÜE — has shot down as (at least partially) "blatantly false and completely unfounded" Internet rumors that CRÜE will headline a festival-type tour called "Cruefest", with support from several other artists from the Tenth Street management stable, including BUCKCHERRY, PAPA ROACH, SIXX: A.M. and DROWNING POOL. According to Tenth Street, CRÜE's April 15 press conference/announcement in Los Angeles will relate to "a few" (but presumably not all) of the following artists:
PUDDLE OF MUDD
THEORY OF DEADMAN
THREE DAYS GRACE
BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE
BELLE & SEBASTIAN
3 DOORS DOWN
All four members of CRÜE will be present at the April 15 press conference at a location yet to be determined for what the release hyped as "by far...one of the biggest music announcements of the year!!" The band is also launching a contest in which one grand prize winner from each major city in the country will be flown to Los Angeles to cover the announcement, complete with a chance to interview the band and have the interview broadcast live. Details can be found at the official CRÜE site.
Seether’s “Fake It” has broken the record set by the Foo Fighters for the longest running single atop the Modern Rock chart. “The Pretender” by the Foo Fighters had been on top of the charts for 18 weeks. “Fake It” is also No. 1 on the Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks chart.
The band will begin a Canadian tour with Three Days Grace next month which will be followed by a U.S. tour with Three Days Grace and Breaking Benjamin in February.
The World's Strongest Man, the ultimate strongman competition, is an annual made-for-TV event shown in 11 episodes on ESPN, in which top athletes from around the world engage in super-human acts of strength and stamina. Broadcast of the 2008 series will begin in December 2007 and end in February 2008, with each of the episodes being repeated throughout the year. The songs on the soundtrack album will be featured in the 2008 season of The World's Strongest Man program.
Hard rock and metal artists included on the soundtrack include the likes of 12 Stones, Korn, Seether, Hatebreed, Shadows Fall, Everytime I Die, Underoath, Submersed, Mastodon and Hurt.
Seether front-man Shaun Morgan will perform a series of acoustic dates in South Africa over the holidays. Tour dates include:
December 20th in Johannesburg, SAF @ TBA
December 21st in Durban, SAF @ Burn
December 28th in Cape Town, SAF @ Mercury Live
December 31st in Kenton on Sea, SAF @ The Phoenix Rising
January 6th in Cape Town, SAF @ Kirstenbosch Summer Sunset
Wind-up Records and IMG Media have announced the release of the inaugural soundtrack for “The World’s Strongest Man” franchise, airing on ESPN and ESPN2. The title will be available exclusively through Amazon upon release on December 18th, and the track listing is as follows:
01. 12 Stones - “Adrenaline”
02. Korn - “Hold On”
03. Seether - “Out Of My Way”
04. Hatebreed - “Never Let It Die”
05. Shadows Fall - “Redemption”
06. Every Time I Die - “We’rewolf”
07. Underoath - “Writing On The Walls”
08. Submersed - “Better Think Again”
09. Mastodon - “The Wolf Is Loose”
10. Hurt - “Ten Ton Brick”
11. Bruce Aronson - “Strongman”
Seether's "6 Gun Quota" is now available as a free download at Wal-Mart.com. The track is featured on the bands new album "Finding Beauty in Negative Spaces," which is in stores now.
Capitol Records rock quartet HURT has announced plans to open for hard-rockers' Seether on their upcoming tour beginning Nov. 24th at the House of Blues in Myrtle Beach, SC through Dec. 14th at Midnight Rodeo in Amarillo, TX (full schedule below). The news comes as Hurt wraps up their own headlining club tour in support their multi-faceted sophomore album Vol. II, which was released on Sep. 25th and entered the Billboard New Artist chart at #1. "Ten Ton Brick," the first single from Vol. II, is currently climbing the radio airplay charts where it is currently ranked #18 at Active Rock and #40 at Modern Rock.
Vol. II continues where its 2006 predecessor Vol. I, which spawned two top 20 active rock hits with "Rapture" and "Falls Apart" left off, furthering their signature post-grunge alt-metal sound with a melodic melding of aggression and frustration with soaring harmonies, quieter interludes and intelligent, affecting lyrics. The album was produced by Eric Greedy (Ringo Starr, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Barbra Streisand), who was also at the helm for Vol. 1.
Hurt is comprised of J. Loren (vocals, strings), Evan Johns (drums), Josh Ansley (bass), and Paul Spatola (guitars). You can check out some of their material on their MySpace page.
Here are the confirmed Hurt tour dates with Seether: More...
Just For Fun
The Pulse of Radio reports: Wednesday (October 31) is Halloween, one of the biggest and most increasingly popular holidays on the calendar. The day is normally filled with costumes, parties, haunted houses, horror movies, trick-or-treating and all kinds of spooky and entertaining events and activities, and we asked several of our favorite musicians how they'll be spending the day:
DISTURBED's David Draiman has one objective in mind for the holiday: "Gonna go somewhere with a gorgeous lady friend of mine, and get her to wear her wonderful costume, and get me to take off her wonderful costume, and that's pretty much my intention for the night (laughs). I'm gonna probably go somewhere and drink a bunch of things I shouldn't, and feel entirely too horrible about it the next day and tell myself I'm never gonna do it again, and like always, I've never been a good liar."
KORN frontman Jonathan Davis is a family man these days and plans to make the trick-or-treating rounds with his younger sons, Pirate and Zeppelin: "I think Pirate's gonna be a spider, and I'm not sure, I think Zep's gonna be a little mummy. I'm not sure yet. But we can't wait. We're gonna go trick or treating and just have a good time. I don't know what I'm gonna be yet. We all get in the spirit at the house, we all dress up."
SYSTEM OF A DOWN singer Serj Tankian told The Pulse of Radio the best idea for a costume we've heard in a long time: "My favorite Halloween costume is a lamp. I like just wearing this long, long thing and having, like, a shade on my head and going to the corner of the room and having this light on my head, and just standing there not talking to anyone. And if someone comes up to me and says, 'Hey, Serj, how are you doing?' I always ask them, 'Do you talk to lamps often?' And if they say yes, then I say, 'Then you need help,' and if they say no, then I say, 'Don't talk to me then.' No, I'm just kidding. I've wanted to do that for years, but I've never done it."
Halloween is not as big a deal in South Africa as it is here, but that didn't stop South African natives SEETHER from getting into the spirit, as frontman Shaun Morgan told The Pulse of Radio: "About two years ago, I put on a fat suit, biker chick suit (laughs). Dale (Stewart, bassist) actually was, I think, the worst part about it. Dale was wearing the cheerleader outfit with just enough belly revealed, and Johnny (Humphrey, drummer) played in a fat suit. So that was kind of cool. I think that might have been the first time I remember actually dressing up for Halloween."