January 15, 2015: Seek Shelter announces a plan for the new year.
A post on their Facebook page read, “The Seek Shelter you know now will die and be buried. It won’t make a sound. The dirt will take us; we will become fertilizer for the ground”. It was a bold, but necessary statement for the down-tempo metal band from Cleveland, Ohio. Jeremy Jones (guitar), Phil McCarthy (guitar), Brandon Imiolo (vocals), and Austin Wade (bass/vocals) were done with the old sound and ready to burst upon the metal scene with a whole new show.
February 3, 2015: Seek Shelter changed their profile picture on Facebook to solid black with the caption, “We die”.
Seek Shelter was determined to put the past to rest and introduce their exciting, new program to the world. Imiolo describes the changes as, “Our line-up has changed. Our stage presence is going toward a more theatrical kind of thing”. He went on to explain that the original concept behind the stage show is more evolved and polished than it was before. He said, “The birth of the new Seek Shelter is what we have been working on. It’s like an entirely new band”. Seek Shelter has reanimated their signature beatdown/downtempo sound and infused it with fresh original tracks that promises to make their first full-length album a winner.
February 10, 2015: “We live. A new era of Seek Shelter has arrived. And a new Seek Shelter will be born”.
Facebook exploded with a profile picture of the new album artwork and a preview of things to come in the form of a single release titled, “Dead Air”. Seek Shelter are not immune to the ups and downs of regular life, and it shows in lyrics from the song roar, “Claw your way to the surface/but your lungs are impaired/take a deep breath/but all you’ll get is dead air”. Words from the song resonate with listeners because we can all relate. Although each person could interpret this song differently, we all know the feeling of being overwhelmed or drowned, at times, by events we cannot control.
Present: Seek Shelter is back from the grave.
With innovative staging and a unique blend of metal, the music builds and wanes as the story plays out before your eyes. Non-musical sound effects give it a distinct flavor of a horror film, with all the fanfare of a first rate theatre. The Seek Shelter we knew last year is dead, but not gone. Like a phoenix that rises from the ashes, Seek Shelter has been reborn and is ready to set the music scene on fire.