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Sevendust

Formed: 1994
From: Atlanta, GA, United States
Last Known Status: Active

Background

Sevendust is an American heavy metal band from Atlanta, Georgia. The band was formed in 1994 by bassist Vincent Hornsby, drummer Morgan Rose and guitarist John Connolly. After their first demo, lead vocalist Lajon Witherspoon and guitarist Clint Lowery joined the group. Following a few name changes, the members settled on the name Sevendust and released their self-titled debut on April 15, 1997.

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Latest Sevendust News

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Note: We began associating news directly with bands in late 2003. Therefore, earlier band news may not be listed on this page.

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ShipRocked Band Lineup Announced

The initial band lineup has been announced for the eighth edition of ShipRocked, set for January 16th - 20th, 2017 onboard Carnival Victory.

Headliner Breaking Benjamin will join Papa Roach, Alter Bridge, Sevendust, Pop Evil, The Stowaways and more on The Ultimate Rock ‘N’ Roll Cruise as it sails from Miami, FL to Grand Turk in the Turks & Caicos Islands.

ShipRocked 2017 presales are now sold out. Stateroom selection for those guests who made presale deposits will begin Wednesday, May 4 at noon EDT. All remaining staterooms for ShipRocked 2017 will go on sale to the general public on Tuesday, May 10th at noon EDT at this location.

“We are super exited to be the headliner for ShipRocked this year,” says Breaking Benjamin’s Benjamin Burnley. “Thanks for rocking out with us!!!”

Echoes Papa Roach vocalist Jacoby Shaddix, "We’re super stoked to come floating on a big boat with all our friends. " More...

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Rocklohama 2016 Adds More Bands

Onsite festival experience details and additional bands have been announced for the 10th year of Rocklahoma, set to be held May 27, 28 & 29 this year at the "Catch the Fever" Festival Grounds in Pryor, OK, just outside Tulsa.

Escape The Fate, Shaman’s Harvest, RavenEye and many more join Rocklahoma’s lineup of the best current rock artists and classic bands, which includes Scorpions, Disturbed, Rob Zombie, Five Finger Death Punch, Megadeth, Chevelle, 3 Doors Down, SIXX:A.M., Collective Soul, Sebastian Bach, and many more.

The three-day camping festival features music on three stages each day, as well as premium onsite camping amenities and VIP packages. In addition, the Rocklahoma campground stage hosts performances during the Thursday night campground party and in the afternoon and late night hours on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

Full info on the lineup and vendors, as well as ticket details, can be found here. Registration for the Miss Rocklahoma competition is also underway now through April 20. Voting on the Top 10 finalists begins April 25 and five finalists will compete on stage at Rocklahoma for the chance to be named Miss Rocklahoma 2016. More...

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2016 Grammy Metal Performance Nominees Announced

Ready to rage all over again about the lack of metal knowledge in the Grammy awards? It's that time of year again...

If you aren't familiar with this amusing setup, there isn't actually a "best metal album" or "best metal song" category.

Instead, the Grammy's feature a token "best metal performance" nomination that typically involves a bunch of mainstream rock bands and one or two metal groups.

The 2015 winner was Tenacious D covering a Dio track while the 2012 winner was rock band Halestorm.

This year's nominees surprisingly actually include some metal bands, but of course only those that are most well known. The 2016 Grammy nominees for "Best Metal Performance" are: More...

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Monster Energy Rock Fort 2016 Details Announced

After three consecutive sellouts, Monster Energy Fort Rock is expanding to two days - Saturday, April 30 and Sunday, May 1, 2016 - at JetBlue Park in Fort Myers, Florida.

South Florida’s "Biggest Rock Festival" will feature performances from rock icon/filmmaker Rob Zombie, the return of Disturbed (after a 4-year hiatus), Shinedown, Five Finger Death Punch, A Day To Remember, Bring Me The Horizon, Megadeth, 3 Doors Down, Sixx:A.M., Lamb Of God, and more.

Visit this location for the most current information on the festival and ticket pricing info.

Brent Smith of Shinedown says, "Fort Myers, Florida, are you ready? Because we are!!! We are so honored to be playing Fort Rock. We look forward to seeing everyone. Rock FOREVER!!!”

Jeremy Spencer of Five Finger Death Punch adds, “We’re pumped to once again be part of the World’s Loudest Month and are ready to kick things off properly like we did two years ago at Fort Rock.”

"With three straight years of sellout shows, we are excited to expand Monster Energy Fort Rock to two days,” says Clay Busch, Head of Marketing and Strategic Partnerships for festival producer Danny Wimmer Presents. “We’ve doubled down with the biggest Fort Rock to date. Fort Myers’ hunger for rock continues to grow and our show has expanded to meet that demand. We look forward to bringing this amazing lineup to South Florida in 2016." More...

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Ugly Kid Joe Premieres New Lyric Video

Ugly Kid Joe debuts its new lyric video for the track titled "Hell Ain’t Hard To Find", taken from the band's first new album since 1996 titled "Uglier Than They Used Ta Be", scheduled to drop October 16th 2015. The album is featuring members of Godsmack, Sevendust among others.

Check out now the opening track for the upcoming new album "Uglier Than They Used Ta Be" below.

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Sevendust Returns with "Kill The Flaw"

Musical evolution comes at various points throughout a band’s career, even those who have been creating music for over 18 years together. Sevendust is the living embodiment of this fact and the new album "Kill The Flaw" is the next step forward. The band’s 11th studio album is slated for release on October 2nd via 7Bros Records with ADA/Warner Brothers Distribution.

Sevendust is comprised of iconic vocalist Lajon Witherspoon, the dual-guitar attack of John Connolly and Clint Lowery, and the driving rhythm section of Vince Hornsby on bass and Morgan Rose on drums. "Kill The Flaw" was self-produced by Sevendust and recorded at Architekt Music in Butler, New Jersey with engineer/mixer Mike Ferretti.

“We took some time off from the heavy side of Sevendust and when it came time to record some new music; Clint, John, Vinnie, Morgan and I put everything we had in to what became 'Kill The Flaw,'” states vocalist Lajon Witherspoon. “We love this new music and we can’t wait to share it with our amazing Sevendust family! God bless y’all!!!”

The album opener and first single “Thank You” shows that Sevendust is back and better than ever. The song can be heard in the player below. Tracks like “Death Dance,” “Cease and Desist” and “Not Today” exemplify the growth of the band as songwriters. Throughout the album, the musical development flourishes while never losing the signature sound that has garnered the band fans worldwide. "Kill The Flaw" is available for digital pre-order at iTunes at this location. Fans who order the album will receive an instant download of the first single, “Thank You.” The physical CD is available for pre-order in various bundles via the band's website.

The track list is as follows:

1. Thank You
2. Death Dance
3. Forget
4. Letters
5. Cease and Desist
6. Not Today
7. Chop
8. Kill The Flaw
9. Silly Beast
10. Peace and Destruction
11. Torched More...

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Godsmack Announces Tour With Sevendust

Godsmack has revealed dates for an upcoming North American fall headline tour. The official pre-sale for most shows goes live here on Wednesday July 15, while general on-sale begins Friday July 17th. A teaser video can be seen at the band's Facebook profile.

Following a completely stacked spring and summer schedule, the Grammy Award-nominated Boston hard rock juggernaut will hit the road again beginning September 19th at The Shindig Festival in Baltimore, MD, performing in major markets across the States, before concluding October 19th at TD Place in Ottawa, Ontario Canada. The boys are out on the road supporting their 2014 offering, "1000hp" [Republic Records], out everywhere now.

The run includes dates with Sevendust, with full details available below. Godsmack's Sully Erna comments: “I haven’t been this excited about a tour like Godsmack/Sevendust since we toured with Metallica. This is how concerts should be, two bands that love and complement each other the way fans want it! This will be a MUST SEE concert! Don’t Miss it!

Clint Lowery of Sevendust notes, “We have a lot of history with Godsmack personally and musically and it’s going to be an incredible experience touring with them. We came up together on the music scene and it will be an honor to share the stage with them again and give fans their money’s worth. I can’t think of a better way or a better band to start this touring cycle with. Get ready!!” More...

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Louder Than Life Announces 2015 Details

Louder Than Life returns to Champions Park near downtown Louisville October 3rd & 4th, 2015 for the second annual celebration of the region’s culture and cuisine, once again featuring award-winning bourbons and spirits, Gourmet Man Food, and a powerful music lineup.

The music lineup includes Rob Zombie, ZZ Top, Godsmack, Shinedown, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Slash featuring Myles Kennedy & The Conspirators, Breaking Benjamin, 3 Doors Down, Bring Me The Horizon, and many more.

Discounted tickets, VIP, hotel and camping packages for Louder Than Life are available today through Friday, June 26 at 11:59 AM ET at this location.

Louder Than Life is expanding in 2015 by adding another stage. This year’s bands will perform on four stages, while attendees will enjoy bourbon exhibitions and sampling, along with more than 70 food and beverage vendors that will help celebrate the bourbon culture and culinary heritage of this unique American city. The band lineup is as follows:

Rob Zombie, ZZ Top, Godsmack, Shinedown, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Slash featuring Myles Kennedy & The Conspirators, Breaking Benjamin, 3 Doors Down, Bring Me The Horizon, Seether, Chevelle, Collective Soul, Of Mice & Men, Black Stone Cherry, Hollywood Undead, Atreyu, Sevendust, Skid Row, Kentucky Headhunters, Tremonti, Hinder, Issues, We Came As Romans, Saint Asonia, Nothing More, 10 Years, Butcher Babies, Starset, We Are Harlot, Beartooth, Turbowolf, The Temperance Movement, Marmozets, Art of Dying, Aranda, Glorious Sons, Dorothy, Like A Storm, Kill It Kid, All Them Witches, Whiskey Myers, Jelly Roll, Red Sun Rising, Goodbye June, Raveneye, Cilver, Romantic Rebel.

ZZ Top’s Billy F. Gibbons says, “We’re amping up about making the show at Louisville’s Louder Than Life. It’s a win/win/win with rockin' and rollin,' terrific cuisine, and downright downable drinks. Even while performing we'll make way to check it out.” More...

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Aftershock 2015 Festival Lineup Announced

The fourth annual Monster Energy Aftershock Festival will feature a lineup of hard rock, alternative and metal artists, as well as an expanded festival site with onsite camping Saturday, October 24th and Sunday, October 25th at its new home at Gibson Ranch just outside Sacramento, CA. In addition, the festival will feature live, in-ring matches with WWE’s NXT Superstars.

The band lineup for Aftershock 2015 includes Slipknot, Faith No More, Deftones, Shinedown, Jane’s Addiction, Marilyn Manson, Coheed & Cambria, Stone Temple Pilots, Breaking Benjamin, Seether, and more (daily lineup below).

Corey Taylor of Slipknot says, "We are really looking forward to playing Aftershock in Sacramento! A lot of great bands--can't wait to see everyone, from Manson to Clutch. Sacramento won't know what hit it when me and my friends are through."

Deftones’ Chino Moreno says, "We’re looking forward to being one of the headliners at Aftershock this year and performing in our hometown. It's always special to return to the city that made us."

Saturday, October 24: Slipknot, Shinedown, Marilyn Manson, Breaking Benjamin, Seether, Bring Me The Horizon, Black Veil Brides, Clutch, Hollywood Undead, P.O.D., Sevendust, Pop Evil, All That Remains, Helmet, Snot, Beartooth, Turbowolf, Art of Dying, Temperance Movement, Kill It Kid, Devour The Day, September Mourning, Stars In Stereo, Raveneye

Sunday, October 25: Faith No More, Deftones, Jane’s Addiction, Stone Temple Pilots, Coheed and Cambria, All Time Low, Death From Above 1979, Eagles of Death Metal, Sleeping With Sirens, Yelawolf, Failure, Glassjaw, Suicidal Tendencies, Issues, The Sword, Highly Suspect, ’68, Red Fang, One OK Rock, Madchild, Neck Deep, Pink Slips More...

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ShipRocked Adds More Bands To The Lineup

The rock music cruise vacation ShipRocked sails roundtrip between Port Miami and Great Stirrup Cay in the Bahamas from February 2nd - 6th, 2015 onboard the Norwegian Pearl.

The ShipRocked band lineup has been expanded to include Gemini Syndrome, Icon For Hire, Three Years Hollow, Daybreak Embrace and Sidewise. Rex Brown (Kill Devil Hill/ex-Pantera), Troy Sanders (Mastodon) and Alex Skolnick (Testament) are among the special guests confirmed to perform with Metal Allegiance on ShipRocked.

ShipRocked 2015 will be headlined by Limp Bizkit. The sixth ShipRocked will also feature Chevelle (Pre-Party only), heavy metal all-star band Metal Allegiance, Black Label Society, Buckcherry, P.O.D., Sevendust, Tremonti, Andrew W.K., Living Colour, Filter, Lacuna Coil, Nonpoint, Otherwise, Zach Myers of Shinedown with J.R. Moore & Zack Mack, Crobot, Thousand Foot Krutch, Wilson, Gemini Syndrome, Icon For Hire, Andy Wood, Letters From The Fire, Cilver, Daybreak Embrace, Sidewise, Three Years Hollow, and DJ Lippy Rage.

ShipRocked guests are invited to start their vacation early with the Super Sailgate Pre-Party on February 1st. More...

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Limp Bizkit To Headline ShipRocked 2015

ShipRocked will sail round trip between the Port Of Miami and Great Stirrup Cay in the Bahamas from February 2nd - 6th, 2015 on board the Norwegian Pearl.

ShipRocked 2015 - fueled by Monster Energy - will be headlined by Limp Bizkit and Fred Durst had this to say: “Limp Bizkit? New album? Sunshine? Metal party? Phil Anselmo? Unlimited lobster? Half-naked women? No rules? Loud music? Every day? Every night? Repeat five times in a row? You don't have to ask me twice. I'M IN!!!!! See you there, Bizkit heads!!”

The sixth ShipRocked will also feature Chevelle, heavy metal all-star band Metal Allegiance, Black Label Society, Buckcherry, P.O.D., Sevendust, Tremonti, Andrew W.K., Living Colour, Filter, Lacuna Coil, Nonpoint, Otherwise, Zach Myers of Shinedown with J.R. Moore & Zack Mack, Crobot, Thousand Foot Krutch, Wilson, Islander, Andy Wood, Letters From The Fire, Cilver, and DJ Lippy Rage.

For the first time, ShipRocked guests are invited to start their vacation early with the ShipRocked Super Sail Away pre-party on February 1st, 2015. The pre-party will feature Chevelle’s only ShipRocked performance, as well as sets from Sevendust and Wilson. More...

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Black Stone Cherry Joins ShipRocked Cruise

For those looking to join the sold-out ShipRocked 2014, a limited number of staterooms have been released. The rock music cruise vacation sails round trip from the Port Of Miami to Great Stirrup Cay in the Bahamas from January 26th - 30th onboard the Norwegian Pearl. The remaining cabins are available on a first come first served basis at this location.

In addition, Tremonti (featuring Grammy Award winning guitarist Mark Tremonti), ShipRocked 2010 alumni Black Stone Cherry, and DJ Lippy Rage from Tulsa (spinning late-night) have been added to the power-packed ShipRocked bill.

The ShipRocked band lineup now includes headliners Five Finger Death Punch, along with Papa Roach, Three Days Grace, Sevendust, Candlebox, In This Moment, The Halo Method, Living Colour, Tremonti, Black Stone Cherry, Nonpoint, Love & Death (with Brian “Head” Welch), Aranda, Art of Dying, Young Guns, Crash Kings, Butcher Babies, Scorpion Child, Wilson, American Fangs, Digital Summer, and Andy Wood & The Amalgam.

ShipRocked will also feature two heavy metal-infused frenetic comedy performances from comedian and Saturday Night Live alum Jim Breuer, known for his impersonations of Metallica, Ozzy Osbourne and AC/DC. The 5-day ShipRocked cruise--fueled by Monster Energy--will include a special onboard DJ set by Neil Sanderson of Three Days Grace and a comedy set from Big Jay Oakerson. Rock and roll dance troupe Hells Belles Burlesque is slated for a pair of performances, and will be offering burlesque workshops during the cruise. In addition, Fuse TV’s “Mistress Juliya” Chernetsky will join Kayla Riley of SiriusXM Radio and Ralph Sutton of Tour Bus Radio as guest emcees for ShipRocked 2014.

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Asking Alexandria's Motley Crew Invades TN

On October 29th at the storied War Memorial Auditorium in Nashville, TN, a rather unusual tour lineup shook things up a bit. Asking Alexandria rolled in, bringing All That Remains with them, along with the veterans of Sevendust, as well as the younger For Today and Emmure. If the lineup didn’t involve Sevendust or All That Remains, it would have made more sense. All That Remains wasn’t stretching it, really, but including Sevendust with this largely metalcore bunch? I scratched my head at that choice.

It was a bizarre experience. More...

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Asking Alexandria Finalizes Tour Dates

The From Death To Destiny Tour trek kicks off at the end of the month, and the tour package features headliners Asking Alexandria along with support acts Sevendust, All That Remains, For Today, and Emmure.

The dates for the tour have now been finalized and will be as follows:

10/25-Dallas, TX @ Freaker's Ball
10/26-Lubbock, TX @ Freak Fest
10/27-San Antonio, TX @ Lonestar Metalfest
10/29-Nashville, TN @ War Memorial Auditorium
10/30-Knoxville, TN @ Club NV
10/31-Atlanta, GA @ The Tabernacle
11/01-Charlotte, NC @ Amos Southend
11/02-Lancaster, PA @ Reckless Fest II
11/03-Poughkeepsie, NY @ November Reign Fest
11/05-Buffalo, NY @ Rapids Theatre
11/06-Washington, DC @ 930 Club
11/08-Flint, MI @ Machine Shop
11/09-Milwaukee, WI @ Wisconsin Metalfest
11/10-Cleveland, OH @ Ohio Metalfest
11/11-Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom
11/13-Grand Rapids, MI @ The Orbit Room
11/14-St. Louis, MO @ The Pageant
11/15-Memphis, TN @ Minglewood Hall
11/17-Tulsa, OK @ Oklahoma Metalfest
11/19-Grand Junction, CO @ Mesa Theater
11/21-Fresno, CA @ Rainbow Ballroom
11/22-San Diego, CA @ SOMA
11/23-Santa Cruz, CA @ The Catalyst

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Wisconsin MetalFest Band Lineup Revealed

The first annual Wisconsin MetalFest has arrived and will take place on Saturday, November 9th at The Eagles Ballroom/The Rave in Milwaukee, WI.

Be sure to catch Sumerian's own Asking Alexandria, Periphery, Born of Osiris, Veil of Maya, I See Stars, Structures, DayShell and many more at the festival.

The promotional poster for the festival can be seen below. More...

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Lacuna Coil To Play ShipRocked

The ShipRocked 2014 band lineup has expanded with the addition of Lacuna Coil, Love & Death (featuring Brian “Head” Welch), Art of Dying, Butcher Babies, Scorpion Child, and Wilson.

The 5-day cruise will also feature a special onboard DJ set by Neil Sanderson of Three Days Grace and a comedy set from Big Jay Oakerson. Rock and roll dance troupe Hells Belles Burlesque is slated for a pair of performances, and will be offering burlesque workshops during the cruise.

The rock music cruise vacation onboard the Norwegian Pearl will depart from the Port Of Miami and will visit Great Stirrup Cay - a private island in the Bahamas - during the January 26th - 30th, 2014 excursion.

The current band lineup for ShipRocked 2014 - fueled by Monster Energy - includes: headliners Five Finger Death Punch, along with Papa Roach, Three Days Grace, Device (featuring David Draiman), Sevendust, Candlebox, In This Moment, Lacuna Coil, The Halo Method, Nonpoint, Love & Death (with Brian “Head” Welch), Aranda, Art of Dying, Young Guns, Crash Kings, Butcher Babies, Scorpion Child, Wilson, American Fangs, Digital Summer, and Andy Wood & The Amalgam. More...

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Asking Alexandria Announces Headlining Tour

Asking Alexandria will cap off the year with a headlining North America tour. The “From Death To Destiny” headliner will also feature All That Remains, Sevendust, Emmure, and For Today.

This trek kicks off on Oct 25th, and stay tuned to the Asking Alexandria Facebook profile over the coming weeks for all tour dates.

Ben Bruce (guitars) states: "AMERICA! We are back and have returned with our biggest line-up to date. Bigger songs, bigger bands, louder shows and more rock than the fucking Swiss Alps. We can't wait to bring this new live show to the masses. We will be playing songs spanning our entire catalog, and of course a shit-ton of new songs from our new album From Death to Destiny. We have never been more excited to headline a tour. It's an honor to be touring with such great bands and we know you are going to love all of them. We have the perfect line-up for you to mosh to, sing along to, bounce to and bang your fucking head to. We're back and we're better than ever. See you all very soon."

Asking Alexandria's new video for “The Death of Me” can also be viewed now at this location. More...

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Sevendust, Lacuna Coil, and Avatar Melt Nashville

"So, I heard that Nashville is supposed to be some sort of country music capital of the world," says Avatar vocalist Johannes Eckerström in the middle of the band's set. Looking around the scene at Marathon Music Works on February 10th, you wouldn't have guessed it. The night before, Hatebreed brought Shadows Fall, Dying Fetus, and The Contortionist with them to play the same venue, but the metal mob was out again in full force to greet the Swedes for their first stop in town on their first tour of the US.

Although Marathon Music Works is not some gigantic stadium, it is anything but a small venue. Stretching about three blocks around the side of the building, waiting in the line of fans to get into the venue was no small test of endurance. Thankfully, two bars and a sound system that blares Megadeth, Van Halen, and Killswitch Engage await indoors to kickstart the weary. Nashville was about to get a multi-national blast of warm loudness to counter the falling temperature. More...

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Lacuna Coil Announces More U.S. Shows

Italy's Lacuna Coil recently announced the band would return to the states in February for a U.S. tour with Sevendust.

The band is pleased to announce the touring will continue throughout March and April when Lacuna Coil joins Coal Chamber and Sevendust for a run kicking off on March 28th. A full list of dates is available below.

Lacuna Coil has spent the past year touring the world in support of new album "Dark Adrenaline" (reviewed here). You can check out the band's latest music video for the song "End of Time" at this location. More...

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Avatar To Support Sevendust And Lacuna Coil

Avatar, the band that brought you the side show video for "Black Waltz" and the visually dazzling video for "Torn Apart" will support Sevendust and Lacuna Coil this winter. This is the very first time the band will play the U.S. and dates will stretch up and down the east coast.

Drummer John Alfredsson adds his own words: "It feels truly amazing to get the opportunity to make our first strike in the US with Sevendust and Lacuna Coil. 2013 will be the year of Avatar in the states and we are excited to bring the madness to you!" More...

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