Seether will release a two-disc retrospective collection called Seether 2002 - 2013 on October 29th, according to the band's publicist. The 27-song package will include three new tracks, rare B-sides and all 11 of the group's Number One rock singles. The first single, "Seether," is a cover of Veruca Salt's 1994 hit song and also where the band got its name. This marks the first time Seether has covered and recorded the song, which will arrive at radio stations next Tuesday (September 10th).
The band said in a statement, "Well, it's official . . . We are 'one of those' bands. We are at a point in our journey that we have decided to bookend this era of our career with our upcoming greatest hits release Seether: 2002-2013. When we were given the task of assembling the track listing . . . we knew it wasn't going to be easy. But, believe it or not, we are also fans of the band and wanted to approach it with what 'we (as) a Seether fan' would like to hear in a 'Seether Greatest Hits.'"
Ed Vetri, president of Seether's label Wind-Up Records, said, "After an amazing young career featuring 11 number one songs, millions of albums sold, Seether is just hitting their stride and this package only represents their work so far."
Despite Seether's success since emerging from South Africa a decade ago, frontman Shaun Morgan told us a while back that the decline of the music industry led him to wonder if he would have to retire: "There are those days where this thought creeps in that it's no longer fun. That's the scary thing, you know. And if we can get to a point where we can reverse that and chase those thoughts away, that would be my main immediate goal, 'cause the fact that I've invested so much time of my life into this and had such a long time in this business, only to now be starting to think of thoughts of not being in the business anymore, that for me is kind of a -- we're not gonna break up or anything, it's just having the thoughts."
To promote the release of the new collection, Seether will embark on a semi-acoustic, "Storytellers"-type tour this fall billed as "An Intimate Night with Seether."
The band will play at small and iconic venues around the world, beginning on November 5th at Union Chapel in London. U.S. dates have yet to be announced, but the trio will also be making stops in the Netherlands, Germany, the Czech Republic, Switzerland, France, Ukraine, Russia and South Africa.