Listen To New SEETHER Song 'Beg'

Listen To New SEETHER Song 'Beg'

SEETHER‘s new single, “Beg”, can be streamed below. The track will be included on the band’s eighth album, “Si Vis Pacem, Para Bellum”, which is due on August 28 via Fantasy Records.

Three years after releasing its critically acclaimed record “Poison The Parish”, SEETHER returns with “Si Vis Pacem, Para Bellum”. Translating to “If You Want Peace, Prepare For War”, the LP features 13 new tracks, a primal mix of euphoria and misery, undoubtedly some of the strongest material of their illustrious career, including the beautifully tormented first single “Dangerous”. An animated music video for the track was created by noted Turkish director Mertcan Mertbilek (Santana, Ray Charles, Ravi Shankar, Elvis Costello).

“These songs are carefully crafted to nestle in your ears like a tiny velvet rabbit clutching a switchblade,” says frontman Shaun Morgan, his flair for vivid imagery on full display. That bold openness strikes a chord musically and lyrically on songs that explore and eviscerate demons both personal and cultural. “This whole album is kind of me going through that process. I’m exposing myself to a degree I’m not normally comfortable with,” he says. “But I think it’s okay. I’m proud to be a little bit more vulnerable on this album.”

“Si Vis Pacem, Para Bellum” was produced by Morgan and engineered and mixed by Matt Hyde (DEFTONES, AFI) in Nashville from December 2019 through January 2020. 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 said. SEETHER‘s rock-solid rhythm section is bassist and founding member Dale Stewart, and drummer John Humphrey (who joined in 2003).

The new album’s haunting, unforgettable “Dangerous” is an instant standout. While the band prefers to leave “Dangerous” open to interpretation, lyrics like, “It’s so dangerous all this blamelessness / and I feel like I lost all the good I’ve known” are a passionate and pointed indictment of self and society at large. “Beg”, where Morgan snarls, “See hope fading out of your eyes / This time the pain is going to feel unreal,” is similarly unrelenting. The chorus’s point-blank demand, “beg, motherfucker!” is a primal rock rallying cry. “Si Vis Pacem, Para Bellum”‘s brutal but beautiful lyrics infuse these songs with cathartic urgency like this from the track “Failure”: “I live my life like a broken-hearted failure / I’m trying to shed some light on the scars left by the razors.”

The push-pull on “Si Vis Pacem, Para Bellum” is as dynamic as it is memorable as Morgan brings his intimate singer-songwriter sensibility to the band’s heavy rock grooves. Drawing on influences including the dark and raw honesty of grunge’s epic guitar attack and the South African underground punk and metal that Morgan (and Stewart) grew up on, SEETHER‘s sonic brew is unmistakable and timeless.

“Si Vis Pacem, Para Bellum” track listing:

01. Dead And Done
02. Bruised And Bloodied
03. Wasteland
04. Dangerous
05. Liar
06. Can’t Go Wrong
07. Buried In The Sand
08. Let It Go
09. Failure
10. Beg
11. Drift Away
12. Pride Before The Fall
13. Written In Stone

Morgan spoke about “Si Vis Pacem, Para Bellum” during a YouTube session on May 24. He said: “A lot of it was written over the course of about 10 months. There were about 40 to 45 songs in contention for the album. We ended up settling on recording 21 tracks, which is more than we’ve recorded before. And yeah, we’ve kind of whittled down the album to include 13 tracks.”

He continued: “It’s my favorite album we’ve done to date — by far. The songs, I think, are the strongest songs we’ve written. I’m really super proud of it. I produced it again, with Matt Hyde [SLAYER, DEFTONES] engineering and Corey Lowery [guitar], my boy, as assistant engineer, and I think it turned out killer. We worked in a little place called Dark Horse studio [in Franklin, Tennessee], and we did 21 tracks, I think, in about 17 days, which, I think, is a testament to everybody having had the demos for a while and having learned it, so by the time we got in there, we didn’t waste any time. We worked long days — we started at about ten o’clock in the morning and worked till about ten o’clock at night. So there was no noon-till-six-type stuff that I’ve had to deal with in the past.”

Morgan and Stewart formed SEETHER in South Africa in 1999 under the name SARON GAS. The band released its first album, “Fragile”, in 2000, and eventually caught the attention of American record label Wind-Up Records.

SEETHER has undergone several lineup changes over the years, with Morgan and Stewart remaining constant.

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COREY TAYLOR Guests On Rapper TECH N9NE's New Single 'Bitch Slap' (Audio)

COREY TAYLOR Guests On Rapper TECH N9NE's New Single 'Bitch Slap' (Audio)
Rapper Tech N9ne has released a new single, “Bitch Slap”, featuring a guest appearance by SLIPKNOT and STONE SOUR frontman Corey Taylor. The song is taken from “More Fear”, which is said to be a supplemental EP release to his latest album, “Enter Fear”, which came out in April.

Taylor previously worked with Tech N9ne on a song called “Wither” in 2015 and on Corey‘s latest solo single, “CMFT Must Be Stopped”, which arrived last month.

In a 2018 interview with Des Moines Register, Tech N9ne stated about his “Wither” collaboration with Taylor: “It’s, like, such a dream that I’ve always had since 1999; since I first heard [SLIPKNOT‘s] first record.” He added Sid Wilson, SLIPKNOT turntablist, would comes Tech N9ne‘s early Des Moines shows and stage dive during his set.

Taylor will release his debut solo album, “CMFT”, on October 2 via Roadrunner Records. Taylor recorded the effort with his band consisting of Jason Christopher on bass, Dustin Schoenhofer on drums, and Zach Throne and Christian Martucci (STONE SOUR) on guitar. The LP was completed at Kevin Churko‘s The Hideout Recording Studio in Las Vegas with producer Jay Ruston, who has previously worked with ANTHRAX, STEEL PANTHER and STONE SOUR, among others.

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Ex-GUNS N' ROSES Guitarist DJ ASHBA Releases Music Video For EDM Single 'Hypnotic'

Ex-GUNS N' ROSES Guitarist DJ ASHBA Releases Music Video For EDM Single 'Hypnotic'

The official music video for “Hypnotic”, the debut single from ASHBA, the solo project of former GUNS N’ ROSES and current SIXX:A.M. guitarist DJ Ashba, can be seen below. The track, which was mixed and mastered by three-time Grammy nominee Luca Pretolesi of Studio DMI (Steve Aoki, Diplo, Lil Jon), features a guest appearance by Cali Tucker, the daughter of country music singer LaCosta Tucker and niece of country music legend Tanya Tucker.

According to a press release, Ashba is “the first artist to combine multiple genres with EDM into one unique, explosive sound.”

Says Ashba: “My debut single, ‘Hypnotic’, is a high intense EDM track with big rock guitars. When I perform live along with my DJ, the futuristic AI visuals will take the crowd on a journey to the unknown. I will be featuring a different singer on each track. This music will have no boundaries.”

Ashba‘s unique version of EDM immediately caught my attention. And now, the industry is calling ‘Hypnotic’ the new sound coming out of Vegas,” says Tony Guanci, Edgeout Records founder and label head.

Written and produced by Ashba, “Hypnotic” opens with his signature guitar sound accompanied by the sultry vocals of Tucker, who teases the listener with “time to steal the show.” With Ashba‘s unwavering experimental vision and Pretolesi‘s skillful mixing touch, “Hypnotic” exalts life on the dance floor as a space where the cares of the day are cast aside for a night that “makes you lose control” while enjoying a live experience like no other.

Produced by Ashba and following the recent filming guidelines, the video for “Hypnotic” was filmed at one of Sin City’s most exclusive mansions and embodies the ultimate Las Vegas fantasy. Beautiful provocateurs, outrageous “colorscapes” and mind-blowing music inspire guests at this private affair to shed all inhibitions and celebrate life as if “tomorrow may never come.” Just as the night is about to climax, the intimate over-the-top rave gives way to a surprise twist, injecting his playfulness and humor.

Ashba has brought together a formidable team for his project that includes Gavin Maloof, founding partner Vegas Golden Knights/vice chairman, Maloof Companies; and Tony Guanci, Edgeout founder and label head.

“Hypnotic” will appear on ASHBA‘s first full-length effort, which will arrive later in the year via Edgeout Records.

On the set of the “Hypnotic” video, Ashba told Las Vegas Now about his solo project: “I left GUNS N’ ROSES, and SIXX:A.M. went on hiatus for a bit. So I’ve always had this vision to take all the genres that have inspired me as a kid growing up and put ’em in a blender as a producer and see what comes out. And this really unique sound came out. And I’m a big fan of EDM, so it’s been great. It’s EDM with big rock guitars and cellos and violins and congas. There’s no limits. It’s awesome!”

Although Ashba initially started work on the project as a collaboration with his SIXX:A.M. bandmate James Michael — under the band name PYROMANTIC — it has since evolved into an Ashba solo venture, with Michael announcing in 2018 that he was stepping away from the group.

Ashba commented: “Over the past couple of years, I have found myself going through a musical transformation — almost an evolution, you could say. I allowed my creativity to flow freely without trying to restrain it to conform to a particular genre. I found the whole journey very liberating and also very exciting. It allowed me to experiment with new sounds and compositions that cross the boundaries of multiple music genres, to create something so unique and exciting that I cannot wait to share it with the world.”

Last year, Ashba spoke to “Vegas Junkeez” about how his new project came together. He said: “It started off in the beginning, me and the singer from SIXX:A.M., James Michael, we had some time off and we started writing like we did. And it eventually evolved, and obviously, it went in a direction, and I pushed it really hard in a direction, and then James kind of got busy and went off [to do] his thing. But it’s evolved into this incredible thing that’s just awesome. And to have congas and horns… And it’s very worldly. It’s designed to make the body move. It’s full-on dance stuff, but it’s great.”

Calling his solo effort his “number one priority,” Ashba said that he is “so, so inspired” by the music that he recorded thus far. “This is everything I’ve ever wanted to do,” he said. “It’s kind of like your whole career, you learn all these things, you work with all these people… [This] is kind of just my labor of love — it’s something I truly wanna do for me — and it’s so gratifying to be able to be in a position…

“I’ve had an incredible career — thank god — but this new thing is just the next chapter,” he explained. “It’s really special, and it’s really a lot of fun. And it’s given me the freedom as a songwriter and a producer just to create any style… Basically, I don’t have to write for one vocalist or one voice… I can write not only for that, but multiple genres, as long as we keep it within kind of these wide walls that we call [ASHBA]. It’s finally my vision unfiltered. So it’s really cool. And I’m excited. I think people are really gonna like it. It’s something completely different than I’ve ever done — something new. It’s very creative. And me being a creative person, it’s the perfect, perfect thing for me, I guess — the perfect project.”


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MÖTLEY CRÜE's TOMMY LEE Releases New Single 'Demon Bitches' From Upcoming Album 'Andro'

MÖTLEY CRÜE's TOMMY LEE Releases New Single 'Demon Bitches' From Upcoming Album 'Andro'
MÖTLEY CRÜE drummer Tommy Lee has released the third single from his upcoming solo album, “Andro”. Titled “Demon Bitches”, this newest single is a collaboration with artists Brooke Candy and Moon Bounce. With lyrics that are NSFW, Tommy and Brooke explore a combination of themes, including the Devil in our everyday lives, sex, bad relationships, set to a beat that no doubt will be heard in clubs around the world.

Candy is a singer/rapper/stylist and the daughter of Hustler magazine CFO Tom Candy. She takes a no-holds-barred approach in expressing herself, no better illustrated than in this collaboration with Tommy. Highly sexualized lyrics have been a calling card for Brooke, whose in-your-face, lightning-quick rap is front and center on “Demon Bitches”, complementing the theme of “Andro”.

The lyric video for the track is a largely female affair — directed by Melissa Ladybug, the video simulates a horror film credit sequence. The intro to the lyric section is the end of a horror film taken from a 2018 short called “Night Terrorizer”, written by and starring Pandie Suicide. As edgy as the song itself, the video packs quite a punch.

Also joining in on “Demon Bitches” is Moon Bounce, the mutant-pop alias of producer, songwriter, and vocalist Corey Regensburg. Taking cues from dance music, R&B, and even the rhythmic lurch of metal, his output combines soulful melodies with jilted percussion, obtuse rhythms, helium-soaked vocals and larger-than-life production with a hyper-controlled synthesis.

“Demon Bitches” comes on the heels of Tommy‘s most recent collaboration with Post Malone and Tyla Yaweh. After Yahweh and Malone released their song “Tommy Lee”, Tommy himself joined them by remixing the song. Tommy‘s remix made the track into an energetic rocker, with additional help from his friend John 5 on guitars and his son and co-producer Dylan Lee (a musician and producer in his own right). Yahweh, Lee and John 5 performed the remix live on ESPN House’s NBA Pre-Show on August 3 to kick off the 2020 NBA season.

Tommy has been looking forward to fans hearing more from “Andro”, which is due on October 16.

“It’s frustrating to let people hear a song or two at a time,” Lee told Alternative Press. “I’m like, “Fuck. I want to see it come out already! There’s so much badass shit on the record. It’s a killer record. I’m really proud of it.”

The first two singles from the collection, “Knock Me Down” and “Tops” were released in early June to critical acclaim and fan excitement. Lee‘s new single is the next step in the theme of “Andro” being the male and female sides of music, equal in power and status. Androgyny is a combination of the essences of male and female genders and the album is the manifestation of the concept.

The longtime MÖTLEY CRÜE drummer has just spent the last two years writing and recording his new album and it is about to challenge virtually everything you thought you knew about him and his musical proclivities.

Other features on the record include a Prince cover from Lukas Rossi (ROCKSTAR SUPERNOVA), Josh Todd (BUCKCHERRY), Mickey Avalon and more.

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