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Seether – The Black Sheep of Uproar Fest?

Mary Ouellette,

Since late August, Seether has been out on the road as part of the Rockstar Energy Drink Uproar Festival, along with Avenged Sevenfold, Bullet for My Valentine and Escape the Fate. For rock enthusiasts, that sounds like a loaded bill, but Seether’s lead vocalist and guitarist Shaun Morgan has admitted to feeling a bit like ‘the black sheep’ on the tour.

In a recent interview with, Morgan admitted that the band feels a little bit out of place on the tour that boasts some of today’s thrashiest acts. “We’re not a metal band. We don’t have thrash guitars. I certainly can’t play any speed solos like anyone else on this tour,” admitted Morgan. He went on to confess, “We feel like we just don’t measure up.”

Morgan may believe that his trio doesn’t measure up, but fans will surely disagree. What the band lacks in thrashy licks the make up for with their unique modern grunge sound, adding to a well rounded lineup on Uproar Fest that offers up a little bit of everything — a potluck of rock if you will! It’s not all unfamiliar territory for Seether though: their old pals Three Days Grace are tearing up the stage with them every night.

Morgan went on to say that their latest album ‘Holding Onto Strings Better Left to Fray’ dealt in part with the obstacles bands are faced with in today’s unpredictable music industry. He revealed that “trying to get rid of frustrations and trying to find reasons to keep on going is an ongoing process, but it’s what I’m exploring right now,” and what influenced their latest album.

The Rockstar Energy Drink Uproar Festival continues through mid October when it makes its way to the West Coast. As for Seether, they don’t have any plans just yet for when the tour wraps, but Morgan is hoping to do a headlining run “where we can actually do what we want to do.”

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