Seether have announced the Deluxe Edition release of their acclaimed 2020 album, Si Vis Pacem, Para Bellum. The new edition features 22 tracks in all, five of which are previously unreleased.
The project will be available on July 1, and to celebrate the announcement, the band has released the first single from the Deluxe Edition, “Leech.”
Teeming with the band’s signature combination of melody and cathartic release, the wealth of exceptional songs that encompasses the expanded Deluxe Edition bolsters Seether leader Shaun Morgan’s status as one of rock’s most prolific and successful songwriters. It includes all twenty one songs recorded during the SVPPB sessions along with the alternate version of “Wasteland” that was originally featured on last year’s The Purgatory EP.
Produced by Shaun Morgan and engineered and mixed by Matt Hyde (Deftones, AFI), the acclaimed Si Vis Pacem, Para Bellum, (“If you want peace, Prepare for war”) was released in August 2020, spawned three No.1 singles on the Billboard Mainstream Rock Chart and at Active Rock radio, and garnered some of the best reviews of the band’s storied career.
Shaun Morgan discussed “Leech,” saying: “This song is a generalized reflection on abusive relationships and how they shape the way we see the world. Those are most often personal, but more often these days they are social. There is so much digital noise surrounding us all that we choose to ignore, at the peril of our kids and our collective wellbeing. We are slaves to smart phones and the absolute cancer that is social media, and it will not end well.
“Different viewpoints that stray from the echo chambers that people choose to live in result in public crucifixion and irrational hatred that is driven by a powerful propaganda force that spoon feeds our opinions to us. Turn off the f_____g TV, delete your social media, and read a g_____n book or spend some time with your neighbors. We need to stop living in this procured vapid digital universe where we are merely products to enrich a______s and live more in the real world. I say that as an introvert, but even I can see the impending downfall of decency and morality.”