Si Vis Pacem, Para Bellum (“If You Want Peace, Prepare for War”) available now via Fantasy Records
Seether’s new album, Si Vis Pacem, Para Bellum (“If You Want Peace, Prepare For War”) debuted to impressive chart success in its first week of release, topping 15,000 in overall sales and placing at No. 37 on Billboard’s Top 200 Chart as well as No. 5 on the Top Current Album Chart. Other impressive markers include placing No. 3 for Current Alternative Albums, No. 3 for Current Rock Albums and No. 2 for Current Hard Rock Music.
The album’s aggressive first single “Dangerous” also rises to No. 2 at Active Rock Radio and is currently No. 7 on Billboard’s Hot Hard Rock Songs chart and rising quickly. For the week of August 1st, frontman Shaun Morgan also topped Billboard’s Hard Rock Songwriter’s Chart and hit the No. 2 spot on the Hard Rock Producers Chart for the first time.
On Sunday, August 30th, the band celebrated the album with a well-received global livestream event, Locked & Live in an exclusive partnership with Veeps and Elite Multimedia that featured the band’s first-ever full production, multi-camera online livestream concert.
Si Vis Pacem, Para Bellum is Seether’s eighth studio album, and first in three years, and was produced by Morgan and engineered and mixed by Matt Hyde (Deftones, AFI) in Nashville from December 2019 through January 2020. The album’s 13 new tracks draw on the dark and raw honesty of grunge’s epic guitar attack and the South African underground punk and metal that Morgan (and bandmate Dale Stewart) grew up on.
The band is joined on the album by newest member, Corey Lowery (ex-guitarist/vocalist for Saint Asonia and Stuck Mojo), Morgan’s friend of 16 years, who also assistant-engineered the album. “Corey has a lot of experience and is an inspiring guitarist as well; he’s the older brother I’ve always wanted,” Morgan says. Seether’s rock-solid rhythm section is bassist and founding member Dale Stewart, and drummer John Humphrey (who joined in 2003).