Multi-platinum alternative rock trio Seether will release their highly anticipated, sixth studio album Isolate And Medicate on June 30th, 2014 via The Bicycle Music Company/Concord Music Group / Spinefarm Records. The band has again teamed with ace producer Brendan O’Brien (Springsteen, Pearl Jam) to deliver the most poignant, passionate, and powerful record of their career. Having racked up seventeen Top 5 multi-format hits including eleven #1 singles, Seether, Billboard’s 2011 Active Rock Artist of the Year, is gearing up for another long, prolific run on the nation’s airwaves. The album’s ferocious first single “Words As Weapons” premieres today and is available for free download on the band’s website.
Coming off 2011’s highly successful Holding Onto Strings Better Left to Fray (and it’s #2 Billboard chart debut) the band felt unusually restless. Long considered one of alternative rock’s most formidable units, Seether knew it was time for a change. In order to limit the distractions, front man Shaun Morgan began construction on a musical refuge in his New Hampshire home. “I actually built a room that I could write in,” he recalls. “I personally pulled out the carpet, put in wood flooring, decorated, and painted. After getting off the road, it was a process of preparation to get the environment just right. I made a place that I felt comfortable and creative in. I was able to be safe and isolated, concentrating on writing music instead of dealing with the distractions that come with daily life.”
Morgan emerged with a collection of fleshed-out ideas that the musicians honed during rehearsals together in drummer John Humphrey’s native Oklahoma. By the time they assembled with O’Brien to record the album at Hollywood’s Henson Studios in January 2014, their vision and determination had clearly come into focus. Isolate And Medicate was tracked in just sixteen days.
Since their formation in 1999, Seether (Shaun Morgan - Vocals/Guitar, Dale Stewart - Bass/Vocals, and John Humphrey - Drums) has become one of the most successful bands in the world. The hard-rocking trio, originally from Pretoria, South Africa, has released seven albums, two of which that have gone Platinum and two more that are certified Gold. In addition, their live concert DVD has sold over 500,000 units bringing Seether’s worldwide sales to 4.5 million. The consistent hit makers have enjoyed massive support at rock radio with singles sales topping seven million, a level of success few artists working today can match. Meanwhile, the relentlessly hardworking outfit averages 120 performances a year, crisscrossing the globe, emerging into headlining mainstays and featured performers on many of the world's biggest rock festivals.
As they get ready for the release of Isolate And Medicate, Seether are currently on the road for a string of headlining and festival dates including their own upcoming Rise Above Fest featuring Avenged Sevenfold, Hellyeah, Black Stone Cherry, and others. The second show in this now annual event takes place at Darling’s Waterfront Pavilion in Bangor, ME on Saturday, May 10th and benefits SAVE (Suicide Awareness Voices of Education), one of the leading national not-for-profit organizations dedicated to raising awareness and educating the public in order to SAVE lives.
Isolate And Medicate track list:
1. See You At The Bottom
2. Same Damn Life
3. Words As Weapons
4. My Disaster
6. Suffer It All
7. Watch Me Drown
8. Nobody Praying For Me
9. Keep The Dogs At Bay
10. Save Today
Music, t-shirts, lithographs, signed guitars and much more is available at Seether’s Official Store
Seether – European Dates
07.06.2014 Transylvania (RO) Blaj Alive Festival FESTIVAL
08.06.2014 Nurburgring (DE) Rock AM Ring FESTIVAL
09.06.2014 Nuremberg (DE) Rock IM Ring FESTIVAL
10.06.2014 Dresden (DE) Beatpol 12.06.2014 Interlaken (CH) Greenfield Festival FESTIVAL
13.06.2014 Nickelsdorf (AT) Novarock Festival FESTIVAL
15.06.2014 Donnington (GB) Download Festival FESTIVAL 17.06.2014 Vaureal (FR) Le Forum 18.06.2014 Strasbourg (FR) La Laitere 19.06.2014 Cisano Bergamasco (IT) Senza Far Rumore Festival FESTIVAL 22.06.2014 Clisson (FR) Hellfest FESTIVAL
24.06.2014 Haarlem (NL) Patronaat 25.06.2014 Hannover (DE) Musikzentrum
27.06.2014 Dessel (BE) Graspop Festival FESTIVAL