Reverb Interviews Shaun

Check out this great piece from Shaun’s interview with Reverb!  The feature is excerpted below.  To read it in its’ entirety, click here or visit Reverb.com

 

“Isolate and Medicate,” Seether’s sixth studio album, sees the multi-platinum rock band delivering a passionate and commanding record with tunes that are already living up to past Seether chart-toppers such as “Fake It,” “Remedy,” “Rise About This” and “Find Again.”

Ask Seether frontman and guitarist Shaun Morgan the secret to a writing hit rock song, and he’ll say he doesn’t have a clear-cut answer.

“I don’t know if I know what that is, to be honest,” Morgan told Reverb.com. “I’m just really grateful that we keep managing to somehow write songs people enjoy.

“I write songs I like to play and I like to hear and often to fill a void in a musical landscape that I find to be glaring. It’s fun to be a band that gets to write songs that are different than what’s on the radio right now. We try to stand out. We don’t want to sound like anybody else. That’s why I try not to listen to other rock bands or any other bands in our genre, because I want as much of what comes onto an album to come from our own inspiration and our own lives.”

Seether are taking that catalog of hits on the Rockstar Energy Drink Uproar Festival this August alongside Skillet, Buckcherry, Godsmack and more. The tour kicks off Aug. 15 in Clarkston, Mich., and runs through a Sept. 21 show in Tucson, Ariz.

At Uproar, Morgan will play his Schecter Shaun Morgan Signature Guitar and run it through his Mesa/Boogie Triple Rectifier. Just before the Uproar kickoff, Reverb.com spoke with Morgan about the upcoming trek, his love for Nirvana and the guitars he used on “Isolate and Medicate.”

Reverb.com: You’ve often said that Nirvana is the band that made you want to pick up the guitar.

Shaun Morgan: Yeah, Nirvana inspired me to pick up the guitar because of the emotional connection I made with it immediately. It’s always the major inspiring factor to pick up the guitar.

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Loudwire Interview, Part 2: Seether Share Rise Above Fest Recollections, Uproar Festival Goals + Future Plans

Check out part 2 of the Loudwire feature interview of the lads that recently ran !  Scroll down to read an excerpt of the feature, then click through to Loudwire to read the rest and watch the interview.

It’s been one great touring year for Seether that’s about to get better with their participation in the Rockstar Energy Drink Uproar Festival. The band will share stages with Godsmack, Skillet, Buckcherry and more during the run. We recently chatted with the guys about Uproar, as well as staging their own Rise Above Festival earlier this year and the band’s future plans.

When asked about the Uproar Festival, frontman Shaun Morgan seemed ready to go. He told us, “The tour itself is pretty well organized and well-run and there’s some good new bands that are on the bill that I’d like to see. Other than that, we just really want to go out and play. That’s really what we’re all about. We’re not very good at the other stuff.”

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Loudwire Interview: Seether talk inspiration for ‘Isolate and Medicate’ album, ‘Words as Weapons’ + more

Check out the Loudwire feature interview of the lads that ran this week!  Scroll down to read an excerpt of the feature, then click through to Loudwire to read the rest and watch the interview.

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Seether are now several albums into their music career, most recently releasing the ‘Isolate and Medicate’ disc earlier this summer. The guys dropped by the Loudwire studios to chat about the album, their current single ‘Words as Weapons,’ Shaun Morgan‘s musical inspirations and more.

The vocalist told us that he pulled from his journals for inspiration during the recording of ‘Isolate and Medicate,’ but what was left untapped might surprise you. “If it makes me angry enough or sad enough, I’ll write about it,” says Morgan. “It’s the happy stuff that I feel that I don’t want to get rid of. That stuff stays bottled up.”

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Loudwire Exclusive: Seether Perform Acoustic Rendition of ‘Broken’

Head over to Loudwire now to check out Seether’s new acoustic version of “Broken.”  The video and an excerpt of the accompanying feature is below.  To check out the entire feature, click here.

Seether have just released their new album, ‘Isolate and Medicate,’ and while making the rounds to promote the disc, the band stopped by Loudwire headquarters to perform a few tunes, including their monster 2004 hit ‘Broken.’

Ten years after its release, ‘Broken’ is as powerful a tune as ever. For this performance, frontman Shaun Morgan and bassist Dale Stewart (on guitar) delivered a heartfelt version of the tune (watch above).

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“Isolate and Medicate” debuts at #4 on Billboard’s album chart

First single “Words as Weapons” hits #1 at active rock radio

Seether have a lot to celebrate this week. Their sixth studio album, Isolate and Medicate (The Bicycle Music Company/Concord Music Group) lands at #4 on Billboard’s Top Albums chart with over 37,000 albums sold as the album’s first single, “Words As Weapons” rises to #1 on the Active Rock Radio chart. Continuing their amazing run as one of alternative rock’s most consistent hit makers, “Words As Weapons” is the bands 12th #1 hit and ranks among their quickest chart climbers.

Artist Direct raves: “The first taste of 2014’s Isolate & Medicate upholds all of the pillars of the group’s sound that fans adore worldwide. At the same time, there’s an airy melody and elegant lyricism that hints at marked evolution.”

Loudwire concurs: “Several albums into their career, Seether prove they’re as vital as ever with their latest disc, ‘Isolate and Medicate.’ The group offers one of their finest albums to date by digging deep and expressing themselves in a variety of ways.”

Coming off a successful European tour where they played some of the biggest festivals in the world, Seether went straight to New York City last week for a sold out record release day show at The Gramercy Theatre. They are getting ready to head back out for a mix of headlining and festival shows this summer, including a main stage return to the 2014 Rockstar Energy UPROAR Festival kicking off on August 15th in Detroit, MI. Seether and Godsmack lead the stellar festival line-up with support from Skillet, Buckcherry, Escape the Fate and more.

“We’d like offer a BIG congrats to Seether, truly one of the hardest working bands in rock,” stated Jake Wisely, President of The Bicycle Music Company. He added, “We are also thrilled by the effort of our partners at Concord Music Group,
simultaneously achieving a top 5 album debut and a #1 single at Active Rock radio, proving once and for all that Concord rocks!”

Seether Tour Dates:
July 16 – Oshkosh, WI – Rock USA, Ford Festival Park
July 17 – Walker, MN – Moondance Jam
August 2 – Syracuse, NY – Chevrolet Court – NY State Fairground
August 6 – Ventura, CA – Ventura County Fair
August 8 – Roseburg, OR – Douglas County Fair
August 9 – Las Vegas, NV – Fremont Street Experience Summer Concert Series
August 15 – Detroit, MI – Uproar Tour, DTE Energy Music Theatre
August 16 – Peru, IL – Uproar Tour, Illinois Valley Regional Airport
August 19 – Boise, ID – Western Idaho Fair
August 20 – Kennewick, WA – Benton Franklin Fair
August 22 – Palmer, AK – Alaska State Fair
August 24 – Indianapolis, IN – Uproar Tour, Klipsch Music Center
August 26 – Camden, NJ – Uproar Tour, Susquehanna Bank Center
August 27 – Gilford, NH – Uproar Tour, Meadowbrook Pavilion
August 29 – Simpsonville, SC – Uproar Tour, Charter Amphitheatre
August 30 – Tampa, FL – Uproar Tour, Midflorida Credit Union Amphitheatre
September 2 – Grand Prairie, TX – Uproar Tour, Verizon Theatre
September 3 – Corpus Christi, TX – Uproar Tour, Concrete Street Amphitheatre
September 5 – Bonner Springs, KS – Uproar Tour, Sandstone Amphitheatre
September 7 – Oklahoma, OK – Uproar Tour, Zoo Amphitheatre
September 9 – Broomfield, CO – Uproar Tour, First Bank Center
September 12 – Spokane, WA – Mainstage, Spokane Country Interstate Fair
September 14 – Sacramento, CA – Aftershock Festival, Discovery Park
November 16 – Birmingham, UK – Institute
November 18 – Glasgow, UK – ABC
November 19 – Manchester, UK – Ritz
November 20 – London, UK – HMV Forum
November 22 – Paris, France – Bataclan
November 23 – Hamburg, Germany – Gruenspan
November 25 – Copenhagen, Denmark – Vega Small Hall
November 26 – Oslo, Norway – John Dee
November 29 – Helsinki, Finland – Circus
December 3- Warsaw, Poland- Progresja
December 5 – Budapest, Hungary – Durer Kert
December 6 – Vienna, Austria – Ottaringer Hefeboden
December 7 – Lucerne, Swiss – Schuur
December 9 – Frankfurt, Germany – Batschkapp
December 11 – Berlin, Germany – Huxleys
December 12 – Stuttgart, Germany – Longhorn
December 13 – Solothum, Swiss – Kulturfabrik Kofmehl
December 14 – Tilburg, Netherlands – O13
December 16 – Moscow, Russia – Arena Moscow
December 17 – St. Petersburg, Russia – A2

Amazon purchase link: http://found.ee/r-4j
iTunes purchase link: http://found.ee/r-9o
“Words As Weapons” official video: http://vevo.ly/IQEcYt
Tour dates: http://www.seether.com/tour-dates/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/seetherofficial
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/seether

Isolate and Medicate is out now!

Seether here, it’s official… “Isolate and Medicate” is FINALLY out!  Words as Weapons was a delectable appetizer but now you can indulge yourself in the main course.  You better start listening to the songs like crazy now because we are gearing up to tour this album http://www.seether.com/tour-dates.   So, we hope you all enjoy it as much as we do and to all the amazing Seether fans everywhere, we thank you for your continuous support and to a HAPPY RELEASE DAY.  – Shaun, Dale, & John

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Order Isolate And Medicate now:

Amazon: http://found.ee/r-4j
iTunes: http://found.ee/r-9o
Music, t-shirts, lithographs, signed guitars and much more is available at Seether’s Official Store: http://found.ee/r-cw

Seether on the radio!

Happy Release Week!  In honor of the release of Isolate and Medicate, Seether will be all over the radio!  Below are some of the highlights.  Please #TuneIn and spread the word!

 

SiriusXM Radio TakeOver:
Isolate & Medicate Featured Album Promotion
Octane will feature a new song every hour from Isolate and Medicate
Airs on: SiriusXM Octane, July 1st daytime feature

Artist Confidential Live Broadcast
A career retrospective acoustic concert event with Seether and 40 super fans!
Airs on: SiriusXM Octane with multiple broadcasts. See below:
July 1 – 5pmET/2pm PT & 8pmET/5pm PT
July 2 – 9am ET/6am PT & noon ET/9am PT
July 3 – 9pmET/6pmPT & midnight ET/9pm PT

 

Sixx Sense with Nikki Sixx Syndicated Radio Show
Nikki Sixx Interviews Seether’s Shaun Morgan
Syndicated on over 100 stations, iHeartRadio.com, and SixxSense.com
Airs: Live at 8pm in all markets, July 1st

The SideShow Countdown Syndicated Radio Show
Nikki Sixx Interviews Seether’s Shaun Morgan and counts down the country’s Top Rock Songs
Syndicated on over 50 stations
Airs: Various Times, July 5 & 6 Weekend

Seether To Headlining the Rockstar Energy Drink US Uproar Festival!

The Rockstar Energy UPROAR Festival kicks off year five on August 15 in Detroit with a powerful lineup that includes multiplatinum mainstage bands Godsmack and Seether,along with Skillet, Buckcherry, Pop Evil, Escape The Fate, Redlight King, 3 Years Hollow, Within Reason, New Medicine, Sons of Revelry (2013 UPROAR Battle Of The Bands Winner), SuicideGirls burlesque show, These Raven Skies, and Tattered. As part of the 2013 UPROAR Battle Of The Bands grand prize package, winners Sons Of Revelry will perform on the UPROAR Festival Stage for the entire five week trek.

Initial tour dates are listed below, and additional tour dates for the August 15-September 21 trek will be announced soon. Visit www.RockstarUPROAR.com for the most current festival information.

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Tickets for most Rockstar Energy UPROAR Festival shows listed below go on sale this Friday, June 20. Go to www.RockstarUPROAR.com for full details and to purchase tickets.

The Rockstar Energy UPROAR Festival will entertain fans for a full afternoon and evening, with performances from the hottest rock bands on the UPROAR Main Stage and Festival Stage, along with a concourse midway featuring band autograph signings, vendors and other activities.

The current Rockstar Energy UPROAR Festival tour dates are as follows:

Date                Market                                    Venue                                        

8/15                Clarkston, MI                           DTE Energy Music Theatre

8/16               Peru, IL                                       Illinois Valley Regional Airport

8/17               Cincinnati, OH                        PNC Pavilion at Riverbend

8/22               Syracuse, NY                           New York State Fairgrounds

8/24               Noblesville, IN                         KlipschMusicCenter

8/26               Camden, NJ                              Susquehanna Bank Center

8/27               Gilford, NH                               Meadowbrook Pavilion

8/29               Simpsonville, SC                     Charter Amphitheater

8/30               Tampa, FL                                MidFlorida Credit Union Amph

9/2                 Grand Prairie, TX                   Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie

9/3                 Corpus Christi, TX                  Concrete Street Amphitheater

9/5                 Bonner Springs, KS                 Cricket Wireless Amphitheater

9/7                 Oklahoma City, OK                 Zoo Amphitheatre

9/9                 Denver, CO                                1STBANK Center

9/11               Post Falls, ID                              Greyhound Park

9/12               Auburn, WA                              White River Amph