Seasons After

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Seasons After
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Seasons After performing in 2015
Background information
Origin Wichita, Kansas, US
Genres Heavy metal, melodic metalcore, alternative metal, hard rock
Years active 2006–present
Labels Warner Music Group
Website www.seasonsafter.com
Members Tony Housh
Jimmy Beattie
Chris Dawson
Ryan Kennedy
Past members Steve Frank
Chris Schlichting
Michael Byers
Tim Rails
Kyle Erbert
Nick Denham

Seasons After is an American metal band from Wichita, Kansas formed in 2006.

The beginning and Through Tomorrow[edit]

The band Seasons After was formed in Wichita, Kansas in 2006. Initially, it consisted of Chris Dawson (guitar), Steve Frank (guitar), Michael Byers (bass), Tim Rails (drums), and Chris Schlichting (lead singer). In 2008, they released their debut album Through Tomorrow independently and were touring while also having daily job commitments.[1]

The band was signed by ILG/Warner Music Group in 2009, which re-released their debut album in 2010. Seasons After gained some popularity with their cover version of Gerard McMann's "Cry Little Sister", the theme song from the 1987 movie The Lost Boys.[2] The song reached No. 15 on Billboard's Rock Songs chart in May 2010.[3]

Seasons After performed on The Vans "Warped Tour" twice and on "Taste of Chaos" tour once.

Member changes, label problems and Calamity Scars & Memoirs[edit]

In August 2010, lead singer Chris Schlichting quit the band. No official statement explaining the reasons for his departure was ever published. He was quickly replaced by Tony Housh before the band's US tour in September 2010. Almost in the wake of that change, the band faced a dispute with their record label which lasted nearly three years. During that period, the band was almost inactive on social media, rarely updating the official sources with pictures taken in the studio. On March 22, 2014, the band released a long statement on their official Facebook page in which cited the aforementioned dispute to be the main reason for such a long inactivity. In the same statement, the band announced their independent status and revealed that their second album was long since completed and would be called Calamity Scars & Memoirs.

On April 18, 2014, the band released the song "Wake Me" which became the first single off the second record. For some period, it was available on the official site as a free download. On June 13, 2014, the second single "So Long Goodbye" was published on YouTube as a lyric video. The album was released digitally on September 26, 2014, and physically on February 24, 2015.[4]

After the album was out, the band also released the songs "Lights Out" and "Weathered & Worn" as radio singles.

Manifesto[edit]

During an interview with The Gentlemen's Show podcast on August 6, 2015, lead singer Tony Housh said that the band had written upwards of 60 songs while awaiting the outcome of their dispute with Warner Music Group, and announced that Seasons After was intending to release yet another new album by the end of 2015, with the band's aspiration being to release a new record one after the other for as long as they could.[5]

The recording sessions for the band's third studio album were completed in May 2016. In September 2016, the song "Fighter" was released as a single. On October 7, 2016, the band revealed the title and the release date of their third album. Manifesto was scheduled to be released on November 11, 2016.

Band members[edit]

Current
  • Chris Dawson – rhythm guitar (2006–present)
  • James Beattie – lead guitar, backing vocals (2009–present)
  • Tony Housh – lead vocals (2010–present)
  • Ryan Kennedy – bass (2016–present)
  • Nicholas Denham – drums (2016–present)
Former
  • Steve Frank – lead guitar, backing vocals (2006–2009)
  • Chris Schlichting – lead vocals (2006–2010)
  • Michael Byers – bass guitar, backing vocals (2006–2014)
  • Jessie Saint – bass guitar (2014–2015)
  • Tim Rails – drums (2006–2015)
  • Kyle Erbert – bass guitar (2015)
Touring
  • Dan Johnson – drums (2015)

Discography[edit]

Seasons After discography
Studio albums 3
Music videos 3
Singles 6

Studio albums[edit]

Year Album details Peak chart positions
The Billboard 200 Top Heatseekers Top Rock Albums
2008 Through Tomorrow[6]
2014 Calamity Scars & Memoirs[7]
  • Released: September 26, 2014
  • Label: Seasons After Music
2016 Manifesto
  • Released: November 11, 2016
  • Label: Seasons After Music

Singles[edit]

Year Single Peak chart positions[8] Album
U.S. Main. Rock U.S. Rock
2009 "11:11" Through Tomorrow
"Cry Little Sister" 20 44
2010 "Gettin' Even" 39
2014 "So Long Goodbye" Calamity Scars & Memoirs
2015 "Lights Out"
"Weathered and Worn" 39

"—" denotes releases that did not chart.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Iwasaki, Scott (March 18, 2010). "Grueling touring schedule worth it for Seasons After". Deseret News. Retrieved May 6, 2010. 
  2. ^ Montgomery, Paige (April 20, 2010). "Live review: Seasons After @ the Marquis Theater". Denver Post. Retrieved May 6, 2010. 
  3. ^ "Cry Little Sister – Seasons After". Billboard. Retrieved May 6, 2010. 
  4. ^ "Season After - Calamity Scars and Memoirs - Amazon.com Music". Amazon.com. Retrieved 2015-10-24. 
  5. ^ "The Gentlemen's Show – August 6th, 2015 | The Gentlemen's Show". Podcast.gentlemenontheair.com. Retrieved 2015-10-24. 
  6. ^ "All Music Discography – Seasons After (Albums)". AllMusic. Retrieved 2010-11-14. 
  7. ^ "Calamity Scars & Memoirs: Seasons After: MP3 Downloads". Amazon.com. Retrieved 2015-10-24. 
  8. ^ "Billboard Chart Positions – Albums". AllMusic. Retrieved 2009-05-21. 

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