Seether is an American post-grunge/alternative metal band from Pretoria, South Africa. The band is currently signed to Wind-up Records and Musketeer Records. They have released six studio albums, one live album, one compilation albums, three EPs, 14 singles, 13 music videos and three demo albums.
As Saron Gas, the band released its first album, Fragile, on Musketeer Records, in 2000 in South Africa. Upon the band's achieving success on the South African Singles Chart, Wind-up Records took an interest in Saron Gas's melodic-yet-heavy sound and signed them to the label. The band changed to Seether shortly afterward.
Their debut major-label album, Disclaimer was released, and the band went on a non-stop touring route in hopes of boosting sales and name recognition. Upon completing the tour, the band had planned to go into the studio and record their second release. However, they were instead tapped to support Evanescence on a worldwide tour that postponed their recording plans by almost a year. On this tour, the band reworked the acoustic ballad "Broken" into an electric ballad and had Amy Lee of Evanescence share vocal duties with Morgan during live performances. Inspired by the positive reaction the duet got on the road and perhaps fueled by a budding romance between Lee and Morgan, the band headed into the studio and quickly recorded an alternate version of "Broken" with Amy Lee on vocals. The song, along with a new song titled "Sold Me", was featured on the soundtrack for the 2004 film The Punisher and was massively successful, bringing the band fame in the US, the UK and Australia. Disclaimer II, an alternate version of the original album with many of the songs remixed or rerecorded as well as eight extra tracks, was released in late 2004.
In 2005, the band released their follow-up album Karma and Effect, which debuted at number 8 of the US Billboard 200 album charts and was certified gold in the US and Canada. The album spawned three singles, "Remedy", "Truth" and "The Gift". "Remedy" reached number 1 of the US Mainstream Rock Charts, becoming the band's first number one single.
Finding Beauty in Negative Spaces was delayed due to the suicide of Morgan's brother, Eugene Welgemoed. The album debuted at number 9 in the Billboard 200 album charts, selling 57,000 copies in the first week. The first single, "Fake It", reached the top position in the US Mainstream Rock Charts and Modern Rock Charts, remaining on top for at least 9 weeks on both charts. A second single, "Rise Above This", was released and has reached the #1 spot on the Modern Rock Tracks chart and the top 2 with its mainstream counterpart. The final single from the album was "Breakdown".
Seether claimed their first South African Music Award in the category "Best Rock: English" for Finding Beauty in Negative Spaces, as well as their first MTV Africa Music Award for "Best Alternative Artist". From March until April 2009, Seether supported Nickelback on their 2009 Dark Horse tour.
Seether began touring again in April 2010, with the intention of going back into the studio in order to complete the new record. Holding Onto Strings Better Left to Fray was release in May 2010 and the first single from the album, “Country Song” was released. The album rose to the Number 2 position and it was number one on the US Rock Albums, US Alternative Albums and US Hard Rock Album Charts.