Seether gets dark, down 'n' dirty -- again -- with today's (July 1) release of its sixth studio album, "Isolate and Medicate."
Frontman Shaun Morgan tells us the title reflects exactly what he was doing during the writing process for the album, when he was grappling with the unexpected sale of the band from its original record company (Wind-Up) to another (the Bicycle Music Company and Concord Music Group):
"That's basically what I was doing, the whole way through the process. I was completely by myself pretty much...I just felt like nobody was making contact, nobody cared...I would sit in my studio and get hammered or high or whatever the choice was of the day, and music would come out of it...That was the one place I felt safe; as soon as I was drinking or whatever, I wasn't feeling anything. It was like, I needed both of those at the time; I needed the safety and I needed the numbness, and I think both of those was where I was at. So this really just sums up the writing of the album...Obviously I don't want to repeat it, but whatever I did this time certainly helped. Whatever the process was certainly helped make this album."
"Words As Weapons," the first single from "Isolate and Medicate," has already reached No. 3 on the Billboard Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks chart.
Seether returns to the road for the Rock USA festival on July 16 in Oshkosh, Wisc., and will be part of this year's Godsmack-headlined Rockstar Energy Drink Uproar Festival starting Aug. 15 in Clarkston, Mich. The trio will tour Canada with Godsmack after that finishes.