|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. https://seerd.hearnow.com/
US Radio Promotion: Munsey Ricci, Skateboard Marketing firstname.lastname@example.org
Booking and Management: Barbarino@sbcglobal.net 559-289-4721
Booking begins this week for SEERD’s US Tour. The following is the projected tour route: