SEERD Drops Chart-Topping “Love and Enemy”

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SEERD’s new single “Love and Enemy” was serviced to US radio on June 26th, 2023 by Skateboard Marketing Radio Promotion and was the #3 most added song this week. “Love and Enemy” was also the #2 most added song to metal radio on the North American College and Community Radio (NACC)’s “Heavy” Top 5 Most Added chart.


Vocalist Kayla Shamlin explains “I came up with the idea for ‘Love and Enemy’ with one person in mind. This song is about a toxic friendship that I was in for most of my life. This friendship was filled with guilt, invalidation, ultimatums, and so much more. However, I thought this is what friendships were supposed to be like. This person created a false paradise that I lived in for years. I never thought about leaving because that was my person. I loved them so much. They were who I spent all my time with, even though it hurt me. It took me leaving, which was one of the hardest things I’ve ever done, to realize, “This isn’t what friendships are supposed to be like.” I suffered a lot emotionally afterwards. I learned so many things that this friendship took away from me. The lyrics, “I start to panic thinking about you,” is a true statement. Just thinking about them or seeing them standing in the same restaurant, store, or even my work, sent me into awful panic attacks. Every time I saw them, it felt like I was frozen. I dealt with that for years. Writing this song has given me a type of closure I wouldn’t have gotten from them. The end of this song is everything I’ve wanted to say to them. For years I wanted it back. My sanity, my power, the ability to breathe freely without the fear of being dismissed. This is me taking my power back. The beauty of this song is that it can be used in any scenario. A toxic relationship with a partner, an addiction you can’t get rid of, those awful thoughts in your head. This gave me the ability to live freely and hopefully, it will give you some hope for you to do the same.”

SEERD incorporates melodic hooks, a rollercoaster range of emotional and aggressive vocals with modern heavy industrial sounds, and just a hint of 80’s metal.


SEERD’s debut single “I Won’t Comply” reached #19 on radio on the Metal Contraband Top 50 Chart (U.S.)

Full album scheduled for January 2024 release.


Curtis Shamlin – Vocals

Robert Gonzalez – Guitars/Various Instruments

Mher Ekezian (Mike EFEX) – DJ/Master of Sounds

Kayla Shamlin – Vocals

Brandon Smart – Bass

Andy Johnson – Drums

When was the last time you heard of a Rock/Metal band that has a former elementary and middle school principal as its lead vocalist? When was the last time you heard of a Rock/Metal band with father and daughter vocalists? When was the last time you heard of a Rock/Metal band that formed from the staff and parents of an Armenian elementary school? Well, Central California Rock/Metal band SEERD, has all three and is now looking to make a serious dent in the rock and metal world. Vocalist Curtis Shamlin formed SEERD by recruiting all its original members from Charlie Keyan Armenian Community School in the Fresno, California area. Mher Ezekian and Robert Gonzalez were both parents, Kayla Shamlin was the volleyball and soccer coach, and Curtis Shamlin was the principal/superintendent. Bassist Brandon Smart and drummer Andy Johnson round out the line-up.


Curtis Shamlin blasted on to the metal scene at the end of the last millennium as the frontman for GRYP (Walden Media/ W Records, Metro One Records). Then again in 2002 with Rock/Metal band Speakers for the Dead (Magna Carta Records).

Robert Gonzalez has an extensive music career playing in many bands including Mynis, The Next Page, GRYP, Fusion Porn and several more. Robert and Curtis became friends when Robert helped to record and produce Speakers for the Dead’s demo. Robert’s band Mynis and Speakers for the Dead toured the northwest together.

Mher Ekezian came from the EDM scene where he performs as Mike EFEX (Coldharbour Recordings) and is known in the EDM industry worldwide.

Kayla Shamlin is an avid metal fan. She grew up in the music industry due to her close relationship with her father. She now gets her first chance at a taste of the stage.

Brandon Smart played his first show ever when he was a kid with none other than our guitarist, Robert Gonzalez and later went on to create The Fusion Porn together. He has played bass on numerous albums and has performed live with many artists from Trey Tosh to Jessie Farnsworth of Newsted. 

Andy Johnson is a long-time friend of Curtis and Robert’s and is a former member of GRYP.

SEERD music can be found on Spotify, Apple Music, and almost all digital distribution apps.

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US Radio Promotion: Munsey Ricci, Skateboard Marketing

Booking and Management: 559-289-4721    

Booking begins this week for SEERD’s US Tour. The following is the projected tour route:

Curtis and Kayla Shamlin

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Mher (Mike EFEX) Ekezian

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Robert Gonzalez

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Brandon Smart

photo by Brandon Smart

Andy Johnson

photo by Andy Johnson