Hailing from South Africa, Seether (formerly Saron Gas, 1999-2002) have released their fifth studio LP, Holding Onto Strings Better Left To Fray. to much anticipation from patient fans. The album released via Wind Up Records on May 17th debuted #2 on Billboard Top 200. The band worked with producer Brendan O’Brien (Killswitch Engage, Pearl Jam, AC/DC, Incubus, Velvet Revolver) on the record and did a lot of the work in Nashville.
Shortly before completing the album, lead guitarist Troy McLawhorn departed the band and rejoined Evanescence.
Prior to Seether‘s show in Halifax with Metallica, bassist Dale Stewart took some time to talk with Metalholic. Dale chatted about the fun of making the video for “Country Song” and the toll it took on their feet. He clued us in on the impetus for the band’s name change prior to their second album and debut major label release. He gave us some insight into the band’s support of the troops, and he gave up the goods on the new album title, Holding Onto Strings Better Left To Fray.
Seether joins Avenged Sevenfold, Three Days Grace, Bullet For My Valentine, Escape The Fate, Sevendust and additional bands on the upcoming Rockstar Energy Drink Uproar Festival that starts August 26th in Camden, NJ. Find out all of the information including all of the bands on the tour, tour dates, etc at www.rockstaruproar.com.