Seether is a post-grunge/alternative metal group from Pretoria, South Africa, formed in 1999. The band is currently signed to Wind-up Records. Originally named Saron Gas and signed to Musketeer Records in South Africa, they changed their name in 2002, coinciding with the release of their second album and major label debut, Disclaimer.
After several months recording material for the upcoming record in Nashville, Tennessee with producer Brendan O’Brien, Seether started touring again in April 2010, with the intention of going back into the studio “in the first week of June” in order to complete the new record. In August 2010, drummer John Humphrey confirmed that Seether had finished recording the new album, and is now in the mixing process. He went on to say that the album will most likely be issued in January 2011. Humphrey also mentioned that the lineup feels this record is their best work and concluded that the material are “very strong, melodic, and heavy at times.” In an interview with Johnny Dare in September 2010, Shaun Morgan confirmed that the new album was now finished and awaiting release by Wind-up Records. However, Morgan also reiterated that the new album may not be released until early 2011.
On September 4, 2010, at a time of a live show at the DuQuoin, IL State Fair, Seether debuted a new song titled “No Resolution”.
During a recent interview (dated Jan 3, 2011) with Planet 1051 radio in Louisiana, guitarist Troy McLawhorn and drummer John Humphrey confirmed the ensemble will be releasing a new record titled Holding On to Strings Better left to Fray in May. The first single from the album, titled “Country Song” was released on March 8 in the US and on April 4 in the United Kingdom, during the new album will be released on May 17, 2011.