SEERD Releases “I Won’t Comply”

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 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.

“I have always been a rebel against the ‘Rule Makers’ especially when I think the rules are ridiculous and do not benefit me or people I care about. My rebellion gave me the reputation of ‘Most likely to be expelled’ in school. As an adult, I hear, ‘They let you be a Principal?’a lot. I rebelled against just about everything and everyone because I especially don’t like people telling me what to do. My daughter (Kayla Shamlin) has many of my characteristics and rebellion against authority is at the top (Except against me, LOL). We have an amazing relationship even though we have some different views on life, we love each other no matter what. We feel that’s the way humans should act with each other,” lead vocalist Curtis Shamlin shares.

“‘I Won’t Comply’ has really become our motto in life. We wrote this song together to share our feelings with others even though this song means different things to us. We both agree to disagree but still love each other unconditionally. We question everything. We will always rebel against those that force their views on us or force us to do anything against our will! Our answer to them is simply, ‘I WON’T COMPLY!'”