Seether frontman Shaun Morgan said in a new interview with iHeartRadio that he wrote “more about societal behavior” than personal relationships for the band’s upcoming seventh album, Poison The Parish. Morgan explained, “This was some sort of awakening for me — the progression of not only commenting on my own life but on the people who make up this really angry society we live in.”

He continued, “I started being more and more offended by the vapid and self-absorbed culture that has become mainstream, and essentially, the supposed role models for the next generation. These a****les that are glorified on social media and reality television are poisoning the youth to think it’s okay to be talentless and stupid, just as long as you know how to pose for a picture. It’s just horrific to me.”

  • Morgan told us a while back that he never really knows what he’s going to write until he’s in the studio: [“I tend to write the lyrics right before I’m actually recording them, because there’s a vulnerability to them. I think if I don’t do it that way, I overthink it, and if I let my subconscious become the driver of that process, then I think it becomes a lot more meaningful, funnily enough. It’s an interesting study in what’s going on in my mind.”]
  • Morgan produced Poison The Parish himself, saying, “This album is the closest reproduction of what I heard in my head that we have had and I’m very proud of that.”
  • The album is due out on May 12th and the lead single, “Let You Down,” premiered last week along with its video. The new disc follows up 2014’s Isolate And Medicate.
  • Seether also just announced the fifth annual Rise Above Fest, the largest suicide awareness event in the world, which will be held Saturday, July 22nd and Sunday, July 23rd in Bangor, Maine. This year’s performers include Korn, Shinedown, Stone Sour, Halestorm and more.