Seether have shared the video for “What Would You Do?” taken from the deluxe edition of their acclaimed 2020 album, Si Vis Pacem, Para Bellum.
The emotionally cathartic, terror-stricken visual for “What Would You Do?” was directed by Jon Vulpine (Three Days Grace, Skillet, Backstreet Boys), and it takes the band’s well-known predilection for horror-film exhibitionism to a new level.
The new edition of Si Vis Pacem, Para Bellum, contains 22 tracks in all, five of which are previously unreleased, and it will be available on July 1.
Teeming with Seether’s signature combination of melody and cathartic release, the wealth of songs that encompasses the expanded deluxe edition of Si Vis Pacem, Para Bellum bolsters leader Shaun Morgan’s status as one of rock’s most prolific and successful songwriters. It includes all 21 songs recorded during the Si Vis Pacem, Para Bellum sessions, along with the alternate version of “Wasteland” that was originally featured on last year’s ‘The Purgatory’ EP.
Produced by 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.
Morgan stated about the brand-new track “Leech”: “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 spoonfeeds our opinions to us.”
Since forming in Pretoria, South Africa in 1999, Seether (Morgan, Dale Stewart, John Humphrey and Corey Lowery) have amassed a devoted global fan base with an unbroken sense of purpose and commitment. Their impressive sales and chart history includes three platinum and two gold albums, 18 No. 1 singles, 21 Top 5 multi-format hits, single sales topping 17 million and over two billion streams worldwide across all platforms.