Seether have announced their return with new album, ‘Si Vis Pacem, Para Bellum’, and its first single, Dangerous.
Translating to ‘if you want peace, prepare for war’, the album features 13 new tracks.
It comes three years after the release of ‘Poison The Parish’ and will be the South African rock band’s eighth studio album.
Dangerous has been released alongside an animated music video created by noted Turkish director Mertcan Mertbilek (Santana, Ray Charles, Ravi Shankar, Elvis Costello).
“These songs are carefully crafted to nestle in your ears like a tiny velvet rabbit clutching a switch-blade,” frontman Shaun Morgan says.
“This whole album is kind of me going through that process. I’m exposing myself to a degree I’m not normally comfortable with.
“But I think it’s OK. I’m proud to be a little bit more vulnerable on this album.”
Si Vis Pacem, Para Bellum was produced by Morgan and engineered and mixed by Matt Hyde (Deftones, AFI) in Nashville from December 2019 through January 2020.
The band is joined on the album by newest member, Corey Lowery, ex-guitarist/vocalist for Saint Ansonia and Stuck Mojo, and Morgan’s friend of 16 years, who also assistant-engineered the album.
“Corey has a lot of experience and is an inspiring guitarist as well; he’s the older brother I’ve always wanted,” Morgan says.
Seether’s rhythm section is bassist and founding member Dale Stewart, and drummer John Humphrey (who joined in 2003.)
On Si Vis Pacem, Para Bellum, Morgan brings his intimate singer-songwriter sensibility to the band’s heavy rock grooves, with the record drawing on influences including the dark and raw honesty of grunge’s epic guitar attack and the South African underground punk and metal that Morgan (and Stewart) grew up on.
With touring paused, the ever-active Seether has posted a series of on-line sessions via social media featuring band members at home, including livestream Q&As and acoustic performances from Shaun Morgan, cooking instructionals with Dale Stewart, crossfit workouts with Corey Lowery and drumming playthroughs with John Humphrey.
The “hanging at home” digital series can be seen on Facebook, YouTube and Twitch.
1. Dead And Done
2. Bruised And Bloodied
6. Can’t Go Wrong
7. Buried In The Sand
8. Let It Go
11. Drift Away
12. Pride Before The Fall
13. Written In Stone