SEETHER RELEASE WASTELAND – THE PURGATORY EP TODAY
Toronto, ON – July 30, 2021 - Multi-platinum selling rock band, SEETHER, released their Wasteland – The Purgatory EP digitally and on CD today. The five-track set features the fan favourite, Wasteland, from the band’s most recent album, an alternate/stripped down version of Wasteland, and three previously unreleased songs. Ahead of today’s release, the band shared an intimate performance video for Wasteland (Alternate Version) and previewed the new song, Feast Or Famine. Written and produced by Shaun Morgan, engineered by the band's newest member Corey Lowery, and mixed by Matt Hyde, Wasteland – The Purgatory EP follows the August 2020 release of SEETHER's eighth album, the acclaimed, Si Vis Pacem, Para Bellum ("If You Want Peace, Prepare For War.") The first two singles from the album (Dangerous & Bruised and Bloodied) both hit #1 on the Active Rock and Rock charts and Wasteland is being shipped to radio this week. Listen to/purchase Wasteland – The Purgatory EP here.
Wasteland – The Purgatory EP special vinyl edition will be released on 45rpm 12” vinyl on October 22, 2021. The band’s online store has already sold out of the 500-unit super limited-edition custom Smoke and Translucent Red split colour vinyl and is now selling a 1,000 unit limited-edition Custom Clear with Smoky White Swirls colour vinyl, while record stores will carry Custom Mixed Translucent Red with Smoky Black Swirls colour vinyl.
SEETHER's Wasteland – The Purgatory EP demonstrates the band’s dynamism and creative versatility. Seething with dark muscularity, the urgent, What Would You Do?, is a beautiful and cathartic baptism-by-fire that never lets up. With Pixies' undertones and Beatle accents, Will It Ever End? is a startling, pandemic appropriate head trip that, like the voice in your head, goes to places unforeseen and unforgiven. And Feast or Famine, the unholy progeny of AC/DC and Ozzy-era Sabbath, is a killer eat or be eaten elegy for the Trump years. The EP is bookended by two versions of Wasteland, the original album version and a stripped-down alternate version that features touches of piano and cello, but still retains the original's tormented drive. This latest release finds SEETHER, one of hard rock's most enduring and prolific bands, at the very top of their very productive game.
Last week, SEETHER officially kicked off their run as special guests for 3 Doors Down’s The Better Life 20th Anniversary Tour hitting theatres and amphitheaters across the U.S. through October. Tickets and VIP packages are on sale now and full routing is below. Later this year, the band is set to play several festivals including Louder Than Life 2021 in Louisville, KY and the sold-out Aftershock Festival 2021 in Sacramento, CA. For additional information please visit www.seether.com/tour.
For exclusive Wasteland – The Purgatory EP merch bundles visit www.seether.com.
Wasteland – The Purgatory EP Track List:
1. Wasteland (Original Album Version)
2. What Would You Do?
3. Will It Ever End?
4. Feast or Famine
5. Wasteland (Alternate Version)
SEETHER 2021 Tour Dates:
July 30 – Sugar Land, TX @ Smart Financial Centre*
July 31 – Irving, TX @ The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory*
August 5 – Tinley Park, IL @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre*
August 6 – Indianapolis, IN @ TCU Amphitheater at White River State Park*
August 7 – Sterling Heights, MI @ Michigan Lottery Amphitheatre at Freedom Hill*
August 12 – Council Bluffs, IA @ Stir Cove Casino*
August 13 – Moorhead, MN @ Bluestem Center for the Arts
August 14 – Belcourt, ND @ Sky Dancer Casino & Resort*
August 19 – Wantagh, NY @ Northwell Health at Jones Beach*
August 20 – Baltimore, MD @ MECU Pavilion*
August 21 – Philadelphia, PA @ The Mann Center*
August 26 – Kennewick, WA @ Benton Franklin Fair & Rodeo 2021
August 27 – Boise, ID @ Western Idaho Fair 2021
August 28 – Salem, OR @ Oregon State Fair 2021
August 31 – San Jose, CA @ San Jose Civic*
September 2 – Corning, CA @ Rolling Hills Casino*
September 3 – Reno, NV @ Grand Theatre at The Grand Sierra Resort*
September 5 – Las Vegas, NV @ Fremont Street Experience 2021*
September 7 – West Valley City, UT @ USANA Amphitheatre*
September 8 – Denver, CO @ Bellco Theatre*
September 10 – Newark, NJ @ WDHA's Family Reunion
September 11 – Danville, VA @ Blue Ridge Rock Festival 2021
September 17 – Minneapolis, MN @ 93X's Family Reunion
September 18 – Peoria, IL @ 105-7-The-X Presents: Fall Fling 21
September 19 – St. Louis, MO @ KPNT Pointfest
September 23 – Brandon, MS @ Brandon Amphitheater*
September 24 – Rogers, AR @ Walmart AMP*
September 25 – Nashville, TN @ Ascend Amphitheater*
September 26 – Louisville, KY @ Louder Than Life Festival 2021
September 30 – Myrtle Beach, SC @ House Of Blues
October 1 – Atlanta, GA @ Tabernacle
October 2 – Tampa, FL @ WXTB 98RockFest
October 8 – Sacramento, CA @ Aftershock Festival 2021
October 10 – Tempe, AZ @ The Marquee
October 14 – Jacksonville, FL @ Daily's Place*
October 15 – Orlando, FL @ Hard Rock Live Orlando*
October 16 – West Palm Beach, FL @ iThink Financial Amphitheatre*
*with 3 Doors Down
Since forming in Pretoria, South Africa in 1999, SEETHER (Shaun Morgan, Dale Stewart, John Humphrey and Corey Lowery) has amassed a global fan base that has grown organically with purpose and commitment, offering their fans around the world camaraderie, comfort, and a sense of personal power. Their impressive sales and chart history includes three platinum and two gold albums, 17 #1 singles, 21 Top 5 multi-format hits, single sales topping 17 million and over 2 billion streams world-wide across all platforms. SEETHER is Billboard’s #8 All-Time Mainstream Rock Artist, which covers the 40-year history of the chart’s existence. Their latest LP, the acclaimed, Si Vis Pacem, Para Bellum (If You Want Peace, Prepare For War) was released last summer via Fantasy Records. A primal mix of euphoria and misery, the new album ranks among the strongest material of SEETHER’s illustrious career and includes the recent #1 singles Dangerous, Bruised and Bloodied, and the soon to be released Wasteland.
They are also creators of the Rise Above Fest, founded in 2012 to raise awareness for suicide prevention and mental illness. Past headliners of the annual gathering include Slash, Godsmack, Avenged Sevenfold, Papa Roach & many more. Since conception, the Rise Above Fest has turned into a broader movement, expanding its presence at additional music festivals around the globe. All SEETHER shows donate $1 of ticket sales to benefit the SAVE (Suicide Awareness Voices Of Education) organization.