Seether hails from Pretoria, South Africa. They were founded by Shaun Morgan, Johan Greyling, Tyronne Morris, and David Cohoe. Only Morgan and Cohoe made it to the band’s first album. Today, Morgan is the only original member left. Currently, the charismatic lead vocalist is joined by bassist Dale Stewart and drummer John Humphrey. Bryan Wickmann tours as Seether’s lead guitarist.
The band is an unabashed disciple of grunge music and they wear their Nirvana and Alice in Chains influences on their sleeves. The band formed in 1999 but didn’t hit it big until 2004 when they released the single “Broken.”
Disclaimer II (2004)
Karma and Effect (2005)
Finding Beauty in Negative Spaces (2007)
Holding Onto Strings Better Left to Fray (2011)
Isolate and Medicate (2014)
Seether was originally called “Saron Gas.” In fact, they released an independent album as Saron Gas in 2000. Rumor has it that they were asked to change their name by their record label after the attacks of 9/11. Their record label also had them change the name of their third album from Catering to Cowards to Karma and Effect.
In June of 2006, after playing lead guitar on two Seether albums, Patrick Callahan left the band. Morgan, the band’s leader, publically stated that he was glad Callahan departed. He said Callahan was very negative and that there’s “no love lost.” Apparently, the two stopped being friends when they stopped being bandmates.
Seether recorded “Broken” with Amy Lee, lead singer of Evanescence and Morgan’s former girlfriend. The single is Seether’s biggest hit. It peaked at number twenty on the Billboard Hot 100 and number four on the Hot Modern Rock Tracks. The song also did well in Australia and New Zealand.
Seether’s “Fine Again” is included in the video game Madden NFL 2003.
Seether’s “Broken” and “Sold Me” appeared on the soundtrack to the film The Punisher (2004)
Seether’s “Fake It” was the theme song for WWE’s No Way Out (2008).
Seether’s “No Shelter” made the NCIS Official TV Soundtrack album (2009).
In 2009, Seether covered Wham!’s “Careless Whisper.”
In 2013, Seether released a cover of Veruca Salt’s “Seether”—a song that’s actually named after them.