"some music was meant to stay underground..."


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


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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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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Avenged Sevenfold To Headline Golden Gods Show

Orange County, California based hard rockers Avenged Sevenfold have been confirmed as the headliners for this year's edition of the Revolver Golden Gods Awards, which will take place on April 20th at the Nokia Centre in Los Angeles, California and will be televised by VH1 on May 28th.

Also performing at the show will be the original lineup of the Alice Cooper band, as well as Duff McKagen's Loaded, Devildriver, Asking Alexandria, Volbeat and Fozzy, who's lead singer Chris Jericho will also be hosting the event. Alice Cooper is also set to receive the eponymous Golden God award, while Motley Crue will be picking up the Ronnie James Dio Lifetime Achievement Award. The list of other nominees for the awards are as follows: More...

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Avenged Sevenfold Announces New US Headline Dates

California alternative metal act Avenged Sevenfold has revealed the dates for its forthcoming "Avenged Sevenfold: Welcome To The Family Tour." Support on the trek will come from Three Days Grace, Bullet For My Valentine and Sevendust. You can view the full list of dates, cities and venues below.

Apr. 22 - Bossier City, LA - Century Tel Center
Apr. 23 - Little Rock, AR - Edgefest @ Arkansas State Fairgrounds
Apr. 25 - Cape Girardeau, MO - Show Me Center
Apr. 26 - Peoria, IL - Peoria Civic Center
Apr. 27 - Rockford, IL - MetroCentre
Apr. 29 - Wilkes-Barre, PA - Mohegan Sun Arena
Apr. 30 - Newark, NJ - Prudential Center
May 03 - Springfield, MA - Mass Mutual Center
May 07 - Charlotte, NC - Carolina Rebellion @ Metrolina Expo
May 09 - Orlando, FL - UCF Arena
May 10 - Pensacola, FL - Pensacola Civic Center
May 11 - Lafayette, LA - Cajundome
May 13 - Oklahoma City, OK - Zoo Amphitheater
May 14 - Wichita, KS - InTrust Bank Center
May 15 - Des Moines, IA - Lazerfest @ Ntnl Balloon Classic Launch Field
May 17 - Lubbock, TX - Lonestar Amphitheatre
May 18 - San Antonio, TX - Illusions Theater - Alamo Dome
May 21 - Columbus, OH - Rock on the Range @ Crew Stadium

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Music As A Weapon Tour Heading To Canada

The Music As A Weapon tour is scheduled to make five Eastern-Canadian stops. The Music As A Weapon features Co-headliners Disturbed and Korn with support from Sevendust and In This Moment. You can view the Canadian stops on the tour below:

03/30 Ottawa, ON – Scotiabank Arena
03/31 Toronto, ON – Air Canada Centre
04/02 Quebec City, QC – Colisee Pepsi Arena
04/04 Saint John , NB – Harbour Station
04/05 Halifax, NS – Halifax Metro Centre

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Sevendust Video Interview Available

A new video interview has been posted online conducted between Hartford, Connecticut radio station The Rock 106.9 and Sevendust drummer Morgan Rose. You can view the video interview below:

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More Music As A Weapon Tour Dates Announced

A new batch of dates have been added to the current edition of the "Music As A Weapon Tour." The tour, which features co-headliners Disturbed and Korn with support coming from Sevendust and In This Moment, will now reach an additional five cities across the United States. You can view the full list of newly confirmed dates, cities, and venues below:

03/20 Brookings, SD – Swiftel Center
03/22 Mankato, MN – Verizon Wireless Center
03/24 Council Bluffs, IA – Mid America Center
03/25 Cedar Rapids, IA – US Cellular Arena
03/26 Saginaw, MI – Dow Events Center

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More Dates Added To Music As A Weapon Tour

A new batch of dates have been added to the current edition of the "Music As A Weapon Tour." The tour, which features co-headliners Disturbed and Korn with support coming from Sevendust and In This Moment, will now reach an additional eight cities across the United States. You can view the full list of newly confirmed dates, cities, and venues below:

03/08 Belton, TX – Bell County Expo Center
03/09 Las Cruces, TX – NMSU Pan American Center
03/11 Tucson, AZ – Tucson Convention Center
03/12 Las Vegas, NV – The Joint
03/13 Sacramento, CA – ARCO Arena
03/15 Portland, OR – Memorial Coliseum
03/17 Yakima, WA – Yakima Valley SunDome
03/18 Missoula, MT – Adams Center

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Soulidium Records New Single

Vocalist Michael McKnight of Soulidium has returned from al trip to Atlanta, GA where he and friend Lajon Witherspoon of Sevendust joined producer Shawn Grove, (Sevendust, Dashboard Confessional, Matchbox 20), at Jan Smith Studios to record Soulidium's first single for an upcoming CD. The two vocalists met in 2008 during a summer tour but had not had an opportunity to set a production date until they met backstage during last year's 98Rockfest, (Tampa, FL), where their bands were performing.

Lajon has described Soulidium's new upcoming CD "Fly 2 The Sun" as being "The key to the box" while McKnight says, "I think alot of fans are going to really enjoy the hell out of what we have coming. I'm really proud of the band and everyone who's contributed to it. We can't wait to release it."

Soulidium is currently working alongside producer Shawn Grove and Toby Wright, (Alice in Chains, Metallica, Korn), to complete the new album, which is due out early 2011. Soulidium has released a video online covering its upcoming album with band interviews, studio footage and a performance. The video clip can be viewed below. More...

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Sevendust Posts NFL Music Video Online

Atlanta, Georgia alternative metallers Sevendust has posted its new music video online for its theme song writen for the NFL's Atlanta Falcons. The song is titled "Falcons On Top" and you can view the video below:

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Bands Announced For "Music As A Weapon V"

The final line-up for the "Music As A Weapon V" tour has been confirmed. The fifth installment of the touring festival will again be headlined by Chicago hard rock act Disturbed. The line-up also includes co-headliners Korn as well as direct support from Sevendust and In This Moment. Confirmed cities for the tour can be found below, with venues to be confirmed at a later date.

Bloomington, IL
Des Moines, IA
Rockford, IL
Hershey, PA
Rochester, NY
West Long Branch, NJ
Glens Falls, NY
Norfolk, VA
Morgantown, WV
Uncasville, CT
Portland, ME
Atlantic City, NJ
Winston-Salem, NC
Fayetteville, NC
Nashville, TN
Biloxi, MS
Corpus Christi, TX
San Antonio, TX
McAllen, TX
Lubbock, TX

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Sevendust Announces Live Audio Interview

Sevendust has issued the following brief update about Clint Lowery conducting a live audio interview on Thursday, October 7th:

"Be sure to tune into BlogTalkRadio.com's New Music Inferno this Thursday at 12:30pm EST for a LIVE conversation with Sevendust's Clint Lowery!"

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Sevendust Posts Footage From NFL Video Shoot

Atlanta, Georgia alternative metallers Sevendust has posted some behind the scenes footage from its recent video shoot. The video documents the filming of a theme song writen for the NFL's Atlanta Falcons. The song featured is titled "Falcons On Top."

You can view the video below:

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Sevendust Announces U.S. Tour Dates

Atlanta, Georgia alternative metallers Sevendust have revealed the dates for their upcoming tour of the United States. The tour kicks off on October 5th, 2010 in Fayetteville, North Carolina and runs until November 10th ending in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. The tour is in support of the band's latest album "Cold Day Memory" and will also feature opening acts in Anew Revolution and 10 Years.

Sevendust U.S. tour dates:
October 5 – Fayetteville, NC - Jesters Pub
October 7 – Atlantic City, NJ - House of Blues
October 9 – Sayreville, NJ - Starland Ballroom
October 10 – Fitchburg, MA - Fitchburg Trade/Expo Center
October 12 – Hartford, CT - Webster Theatre
October 13 – Allentown, PA - Crocodile Rock Café
October 15 – Indianapolis, IN - 8 Seconds Saloon
October 16 – Pittsburgh, PA - Altar Bar
October 17 – Mt. Clemens, MI - Emerald Theatre
October 19 – Sault Sainte Marie, MI - Dream Makers Theatre
October 21 – Chicago, IL - Joe’s Bar
October 22 – Columbia, MO - The Blue Note
October 27 – Albuquerque, NM - Sunshine Theatre
October 29 – Las Vegas, NV - Fremont East District
October 31 – Anaheim, CA - House of Blues
November 2 – Salt Lake City, UT - The Complex
November 5 – Minneapolis, MN - First Avenue
November 6 – Milwaukee, WI - The Eagles Club
November 7 – Cincinnati, OH - Bogart’s
November 9 – Tampa, FL - The Ritz Ybor
November 10 – Lake Buena Vista, FL - House of Blues

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Sevendust Drummer Checks In From The Road

Sevendust drummer Morgan Rose has checked in with an update from the Carnival Of Madness Tour. His message reads as follows:

"It has been going great. We are kind of in the front of the middle of the line-up. So we are protected all over with bands before us and after us. It has been very cool to not to have to carry the weight. We have been headlining for so long. You have to carry that weight on the tour when you are doing that. It has been wake up, do some interviews, go to the venue and play for 45 minutes and grape some food out of catering and relax and have a few beers, watch TV and watch some bands. It has been really laid back for us. It has been a lot easier than what we have been used to. We are really close to a few of the bands on the tour. We get to hang out with them daily. It has just been real cool.

"We are doing a few of the new songs. It is kind of a short set. We got eight records. It is not easy to put anything together that is going to make everybody happy. We switch them around every few shows. To try and keep it fresh. We are doing a few new ones and then we will be headlining in October. Then we will be playing a lot of the new record and a lot of the old stuff too."

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Iron Maiden To Headline Soundwave 2011

British heavy metal icons Iron Maiden have been confirmed as the headlining act for next year's edition of Australia's Soundwave festival. Also on the bill will be American thrash metal legends Slayer, shock rocker Rob Zombie, hardcore outfit Terror and former Guns N Roses guitarist Slash amongst others. Iron Maiden will also perform two arena shows in February.

The tour dates are as follows: More...

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Anew Revolution Announces US Tour Dates

Texan metal band Anew Revolution has announced the following tour dates and radio appearances:

7/14 Colorado Springs, CO @ Black Sheep KILO RADIO SHOW
7/16 Spokane, WA @ Knitting Factory KHTQ SHOW w/Evans Blue
7/20 Sioux Falls, SD @ Rookies - KRRO Radio show
7/21 Maplewood, MN @ The Rock
7/22 Rockford, IL @ Bar 3
7/23 Cedar Falls, IA @ Spicoli's
7/24 Battle Creek, MI @ Planet Rock
7/29 Muskegon, MI @ The Blue Note
7/30 Garrett/Fort Wayne, IN @ Traxside
7/31 Saginaw, MI @ WKQZ SHOW ON HAMILTON ST. w/ Soil
8/1 Baldwin/Grand Rapids, MI @ Carnival of Chaos
8/14 Madison, WI @ Band Camp (w/ Godsmack, Sevendust)
8/22 Denver, CO @ The Marquis Theater w/ Volbeat
8/23 Salt Lake City, UT w/ Volbeat
8/24 Boise, ID @ The Knitting Factory w/ Volbeat
8/26 San Francisco, CA @ The Independent w/ Volbeat
8/27 Anaheim, CA @ House of Blues w/ Volbeat

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Sevendust To Play ShipRocked Cruise

Sevendust has checked in with the following update about performing at the 2010 edition of the ShipRocked cruise:

"Sevendust would like to extend a special invitation for you to join them on the high seas this November! ShipRocked is the ultimate rock and roll cruise vacation, with a backstage pass! This amazing floating music festival and fan experience will travel to the premier Bahamian port, Nassau, with a special stop at the pristine private island of Coco Cay Bay. You and the band will be sailing onboard one of the cruise industry's most acclaimed new luxury liners, the MSC Poesia, from Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, on November 11th, returning on November 14, 2010.

"The lineup for ShipRocked 2010 features over a dozen artists performing on multiple stages throughout the ship. Alongside Sevendust are Vince Neil of Motley Crue, Cinderella Tesla, Drowning Pool, 10 Years and Black Stone Cherry, and the all-star super group HAIL!, which features band members from Megadeth, Dream Theater and Sepultura. And if that's not enough to wet your appetite, The Letter Black, Aranda, Lynam, Broken Teeth, the Niki Barr Band and Pianotarium will also be joining you onboard! More...

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Sevendust To Reissue Debut Album

Sevendust has announced a deluxe reissue of the band's debut, titled "Sevendust (Definitive Edition)." Produced by Jay Jay French and Mark Mendoza of Twisted Sister, the original has sold more than 700,000 copies and was certified Gold in 1999. This digitally re-mastered reissue provides some extra muscle to all of the original hits (including “Black” and “Bitch”) and tacks on 5 bonus tracks and a DVD, which features the nationally aired TV special, “Live and Loud,” recorded at The Metro in Chicago, and additional never-before-seen live and behind the scenes footage of the band.

The bonus track “Breathe” was previously only available on the Strangeland film soundtrack, “Terminator (Breathe Remix)” on the MTV Celebrity Death Match soundtrack, and live renditions of “Bitch” and “Prayer” were only released on the Japanese edition of the record. The album also includes a cover of Alice Cooper’s legendary summer anthem, “School’s Out.”

The track listing is as follows: More...

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Sevendust To Play Acoustic Show

Sevendust will be performing an acoustic show after their signing session at the Best Buy store in Kennesaw, GA. The show will take place on Tuesday, April 20th, 2010 @ 6:30PM. The details are as follows:

Best Buy
850 Cobb Place Boulevard Northwest
(Just off Barrett Pkwy)
Kennesaw, GA 30144

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HellYeah Announces More US Tour Dates

HellYeah has announced the following US tour dates:

04/24 - Dr, Tampa, FL - St. Pete Times Forum
04/25 - Ladson , SC - Ladson Fairgrounds w/ Papa Roach, Puddle of Mudd, Sevendust
05/01 - Orlando , FL - WJRR EARTH DAY Orlando - Tinker Field
w/ Korn, Papa Roach, Chevelle, Five Finger Death Punch
05/03 - Corpus Christi , TX - Concrete Street Amphitheater w/ Papa Roach
05/04 - Houston , TX - Warehouse Live w/ Papa Roach
05/05 - Dallas , TX - Palladium Ballroom w/ Papa Roach
05/07 - Oklahoma City , OK - Kattfest - Zoo Amphitheatre w/ Three Days Grace, Seether, Papa Roach, Puddle of Mudd, Violence to Vegas.
05/08 - Little Rock , AR - KDJE EDGEFEST Little Rock - Arkansas State Fair Complex w/ Godsmack, Rob Zombie, Papa Roach.
05/09 - Lexington, KY - Rupp Arena w/ Seether, Five Finger Death Punch, Drowning Pool, Lacuna Coil
05/11 - Madison, WI - Alliant Energy Center w/ Seether, Five Finger Death Punch, Drowning Pool and Lacuna Coil
5/14 - Council Bluffs, IA - KIWR Rockfest - Westfair Amphitheater w/ Seether, Five Finger Death Punch, Drowning Pool, Lacuna Coil
5/16 - Indianola, IA - KAZR Lazerfest - Indianola National Balloon Grounds w/ Godsmack, Rob Zombie, Five Finger Death Punch
05/18 - La Crosse, WI - La Crosse Center Arena w/ Seether, Five Finger Death Punch, Drowning Pool and Lacuna Coil
05/19 - Peoria, IL - Peoria Civic Center w/ Seether, Five Finger Death Punch, Drowning Pool and Lacuna Coil
05/22 - Milwaukee, WI - Eagles Ballroom w/ Seether

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Sevendust Guitarist Discusses New Album

MetalSucks recently interviewed Sevendust guitarist Clint Lowery about his return to the band, the chemistry in the studio, working with producer Johnny K, and what the band's new record "Cold Day Memory" means to him. An excerpt follows:

MetalSucks: How is this record different or a step forward or whatever it is? What’s the deal with this record musically speaking?

Clint: I think it has good songs. I think this is a pure Sevendust record. It’s got all the elements: LJ’s vocals, my vocals, Morgan’s vocals, our kind of riffs, when it’s melodic it is really melodic, and when it’s heavy it is really heavy. I think it is one of the stronger “song” records that we have ever put out. All the songs mean something. There are no filler songs. It’s a real potent record, I think. I think it summarizes everything that this band is.

MetalSucks: What’s your goal with this record? Are you guys trying to accomplish anything in terms of touring or musically speaking? What is the big plan?

Clint: We’re just trying to expose more people to the band, and the people who are already exposed, win their love again. We just want to be a successful band; whatever that means to us. Success means surviving, paying our bills, having people come to watch our shows and enjoy it, and giving the fans what they want. It’s a bunch of different things like that. To us we don’t have to sell a billion records, we just want to be able to survive, and we’ve been able to do that.

Read the full article at MetalSucks.

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