The Kansas five-piece lives and breathes the grind, the grit, and soul of hard rock, and after a three-year hiatus is back with a vengeance. Packing an arsenal of new music — and a few surprises forthcoming — Seasons After is ready to make some serious noise in 2014.
“Weathered & Worn,” is the current single off of SA’s album Calamity, Scars & Memoirs, and their newest offering since 2010’s popular cover of G Tom Mac’s “Cry Little Sister” and “Getting Even”, is not only a testament to the band’s resurgence into the hard rock circuit, but a stimulating taste of what the band has really been up to the past three years.
“A lot of bands go through the quote-unquote music business horror stories, which is basically what happened to us. But thankfully we were able to come out on the other side—and that is exactly what the whole album is about,” says guitarist and founding member Chris Dawson.
“So Long Goodbye” is available now on iTunes.
Formed in Wichita in 2006, Seasons After found early success on Vans Warped Tour, Taste of Chaos, and Rockstar Energy Mayhem Festival—sharing the stage and touring with Avenged Sevenfold, Disturbed, Stone Sour, Halestorm, Godsmack, Marilyn Manson, Slayer, Chevelle, Sevendust, Papa Roach, Bullet For My Valentine, Five Finger Death Punch, Seether, Three Days Grace, and more.
The band’s first label release, Through Tomorrow, was well received by both domestic and international audiences with the lead single “Cry Little Sister” peaking at No. 13 on the Active Rock Charts and making its way into rotation on MTV, Vh1, and Spike. SA’s sophomore single “Getting Even” earned the band a second Top 50 single, making SA one of the most requested artists in active rock.
Seasons After amicably parted ways with original front man Chris Shlichting in 2010, who was replaced by Texas-born hard rock and metal vocalist Tony Housh. SA’s current lineup consists of founding member Chris Dawson (guitar), Tim Rails (drums), Housh (vox), James Beattie (guitar), and the most recent addition, Kyle Erbert on Bass.
Currently in post-production mode for Calamity, Scars & Memoirs, Seasons After fans will be happy to know that the band has several major announcements in the works, including the record release date and a highly anticipated live performance schedule.
“The plan right now is to make as much noise as we can,” says Dawson. “After everything that has happened, we’re all still brothers.”