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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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
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...
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...
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:
850 Cobb Place Boulevard Northwest
(Just off Barrett Pkwy)
Kennesaw, GA 30144
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
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.More...
Read the full article at MetalSucks.
Sevendust are set to release their new album "Cold Day Memory" on April 20th, 2010. The band will be touring alongside Drowning Pool in support of the new album. The currently confirmed dates are as follows:
2/18/10 Baton Rouge LA Varisty Theatre
2/19/10 Mobile AL Soul Kitchen
2/20/10 New Orleans LA House of Blues
2/21/10 Little Rock AK The Village
2/23/10 Maplewood MN The Rock
2/24/10 Indianapolis IN 8 Seconds Saloon
2/26/10 Kansas City MO Midland Theatre
2/27/10 Wichita KS Cotillion
2/28/10 Englewood CO Gothic Theatre
3/2/10 Reno NV Knitting Factory
3/3/10 Boise ID Knitting Factory
3/4/10 Missoula MT Wilma Theater
3/6/10 Spokane WA Knitting Factory
3/7/10 Seattle WA Showbox at the Market
3/9/10 San Francisco CA Regency Center
3/10/10 W. Hollywood CA House of Blues
3/12/10 Las Vegas NV House of Blues
3/13/10 Anaheim CA House of Blues
3/14/10 Tempe AZ Marquee Theatre
3/16/10 Albuquerque NM Sunshine Theatre
3/17/10 Colorado Springs CO The Black Sheep
3/19/10 San Antonio TX Scout Bar
3/20/10 Houston TX Scout Bar
3/21/10 Corpus Christi TX The Pavilion @ Concrete St.
3/22/10 Mission TX Las Palmas Race Track
3/24/10 Lubbock TX The Pavillion
3/26/10 Dallas TX Trees
3/27/10 Odessa TX Dos Amigos
3/30/10 Panama City FL Club LaVela
4/24/10 Tampa FL St. Pete Times Forum
Atlanta hard rockers Sevendust have issued the following announcement about the release date for their upcoming album:
"Our new record release date! 4/20/10. So we have the official release date for our record 'Cold Day Memory'. April 2010!!! So excited for everyone to hear. So much is coming up, more info on the way. Its gonna be an exciting year. And thank you to all the people that have responded to forever dead and unraveling! We always appreciate your comments and read all of them. See you on tour!"
The currently announced track listing for the album is as follows: More...
Atlanta, Georgia based hard rock outfit Sevendust has posted a new song online entitled, "Forever Dead." You can check it out by heading to the band's official Myspace page. The song comes from the band's forthcoming new album, "Cold Day Memory" which will be released later this year.
Atlanta hard rockers Sevendust have announced that their upcoming album will be titled "Cold Day Memory." The band issued the following update about the album's track listing:
"Well we're happy to say the mixing process is wrapped up. Next up is mastering and finishing art work. The first single will be announced soon and we'll leak a track for our hardcore fans that have been waiting. We're VERY excited to get this out to you guys. Keep you eyes and ears out for it. Go to our official website to watch daily 'On tour' videos we will post starting FEB 18. We'll also have small clips of the 'Making of the record' that will post weekly leading up to the release this spring. Title for the new record 'cold day memory.' Order may change but you get the idea!"
The currently announced track listing for the album is as follows:
2. Forever dead
4. Last breath
6. Ride insane
7. Confessions(without faith)
9. Here and now
10. The end is coming
11. Better place
12. Strong arm broken
Atlanta based hard rock outfit Sevendust has announced that they will be naming their forthcoming eight studio album, "Cold Day Memory." The record is expected to be released sometime in April and the first single will hit the airwaves at the end of this month.
The band has also announced a number of tour dates in which they will be supporting Texas based hard rockers Drowning Pool, along with Digital Summer.
The tour dates are as follows: More...
In a recent message posted online, American hard rock outfit Sevendust announced that they would like fans to submit their ideas for the bands setlist. If you would like to submit your ideas for the setlist, please leave your suggestions on the bands Myspace page. The message reads as follows:
"Hey everyone, We re taking a small break to have the latest record mixed and mastered and we re very excited to let everyone hear the end result of what we consider a great 7d record.
"We're starting to think about things to do different for the live shows and ways to spice it up and usually that starts with a set list. After having so much success reading your thoughts on the direction you guys thought we should go in writing the new Sevendust and the helpful response to that blog, I thought you could lend a hand with this. More...
In a recent message to the bands fans, Atlanta based rock band Sevendust announced that they have finished tracking their new studio album. The message reads as follows:
"We're officially done tracking the record and will be taking a small break and then will mix it and hope for an April release.
"We recorded a "making of" the record that will also be included with the new record so you have to see the footage we have. We're excited to have this mixed and package it and send it out there to see what you think. It came out amazing and we're very proud of it.
"Gonna be fun playing these new songs live. There's all the elements of the original 5 members. We're completely back to what made us Sevendust and we think you'll be pleased.
"See you on tour next year and be ready to throw down with us.
"Have a great Holiday."
Sevendust has issued the following announcement about working on a new record:
"We've been writing and recording demos with Corey Lowery engineering, which have been amazingly productive and creative, over the past few months. We wana thank Corey for making a very cool atmosphere for us and helping us achieve the material we needed. We look forward to continuing work with Corey in the future. We've have hired on Johnny K(Disturbed, Staind) to produce the next Sevendust record. We've enjoyed his work over the years and believe he is the guy for the job. This record is VERY important and we have some of the best songs going into this process than we ever have.
"We read your comments on here and we believe you will not be disappointed. We still have a ways to go but we hope to have it out by spring next year. We will be up in the Chicago area for the rest of the year working on it and are ready to peel faces off with this thing. It's a very creative time for the band and being back to the original line up will reinstall the elements that made us what we are. Thank you for your support and cannot wait to put this record out.
"We will be launching new official website, video blogs of progress and pictures as we record this so stay tuned, we want to keep everyone of you in the loop as we go."
Sevendust has issued the following announcement about playing two upcoming tour dates in Atlanta:
"We are playing 2 nights in Atlanta! Sep 19th & 20th we play the Masquerade in Atlanta, Georgia!!!!!!!! Click here to get your two day pass!"
Sevendust's upcoming tour dates are as follows: More...
As you may know, Chi Cheng, bass player for the Deftones, is currently in a semi-conscious state following an automobile accident in Santa Clara, CA on November 4th, 2008. Chi is slowly making progress but he needs your help.
Fieldy has organized an amazing cast of musicians from Machine Head, Metallica, Korn, Hatebreed, Slipknot, Killswitch Engage, Sevendust and more to record an epic song for Chi.
You can help support Chi and his family by heading over to the A Song For Chi site where you can download your free copy of the song, watch the music video and make a donation. 100% of your donation will go to Chi and his family to help cover his ongoing medical expenses.
"A Song For Chi" featuring Jim Root (Slipknot), Sid (Slipknot), Ray Luzier (Korn), Fieldy (Korn), Dave Mc Clain (Machine Head), Robert Trujillo (Metallica), Clint Lowery (Sevendust), Morgan Rose (Sevendust), Brian "Head" Welch (formerly of Korn), Munky (Korn), Wayne Lozinak (Hatebreed), Wuv (POD), Mike Wengren (Disturbed) and Adam Dutkiewicz (Killswitch Engage). The song was produced by Fieldy (Korn) and Q (Stillwell), engineered by Q (Stillwell) and Ralph Patlan, and mixed by Jim "Bud" Monti. The video, which can be seen below, was directed by Sébastien Paquet.
"A Song For Chi" Music Video
Motley Crue has announced that drummer Tommy Lee has injured one of his hands recently and as such, is currently unable to perform his role as the drummer of the band. A message from the band reads as follows:
"Mötley has always been an interesting animal. The magic is somewhat unstoppable because it is what it is, it’s Mötley. An incongruous mixture to quote my digital dictionary. Even when accidents happen, we pull it together, even if only by pulling a horseshoe outta our Mötley ass.
"So to get to the point, yes Tommy (Lee, drummer) messed up his hand pretty bad, and yes accidents do happen and yes frustration does happen to everybody including Tommy who would rather play drums (even with a damaged hand) than just about anything in the whole world. But following doctor’s orders for a few shows is what we have to do right now ( or cancel shows ). We all wanna say we're sorry Tommy has to sit out a couple shows, But we hope to have him back up on the drums ASAP. Until then, he is at all the shows, jumping around, helping out with vocals and playing piano ever so lightly on 'Home Sweet Home'.
"Now to the hero of the day… Mr. Morgan Rose, the monstrous drummer from SEVENDUST. Morgan flew out with only minutes to go before there were no flights left from Atlanta. He came charging in like a knight in shining armor, drum pedals and sticks in hand, stepping onstage and pretty much nailing the show top to bottom first time out. I think Morgan needs a standing ovation for his dedication to kicking ass and helping not only Mötley Crüe out, but the road crew and everybody else out here whose lives would been effected. Thank you bro.
"As for now, Mötley Crüe is a five-piece band… making history, one injury at a time... hahhaha..."
Sevendust has issued the following announcement about working on a new album:
"Well we just wanna say thank you to all our friends out there, as we've said we have friends not fans, for supporting us and being so amazing to us over this album cycle. We're back to the original line up, gotten the chance to do some amazing tours with bands we love, finally got over seas to Europe to finally meet some very patient and loyal 7dusters. Your guys were so incredible and we can't wait to make Europe a regular stop for us from now on. All the things we've heard about how passionate and loyal you are from our friends in other bands was right on and we can't explain the joy we had playing for you in the small places and playing the festivals to a lot of crazy ass people. We're very thankful for all of you.
"We also had a chance to play Iraq for the men and women serving there and there are truly no words to say how amazing that trip was for us. Granted it's no tropical paradise but we loved meeting you, seeing what you deal with daily and seeing your commitment. We love all of you and get home safe to your families.
"OK so now it's time for us to focus and start writing the new 7dust record. We know there's a lot of expectations on this record and we have all the faith in the world that it's gonna be a serious 7d record. We embrace the pressure of it and have full intentions on ripping peoples heads off with this one. We're back at full force, we're closer to each other than ever and we will not release this thing until it's undeniable. More...
The organizers of the Rock Gone Wild event has announced that Saxon, Sevendust, Armored Saint and Lizzy Borden are the latest bands to be confirmed. The festival will be held from August 20-23 in Algona, IA. Other bands on the bill include Twisted Sister, Skid Row, Puddle Of Mudd, Dokken, Saliva, Great White and many more.
Members of Korn, Slipknot and Sevendust will be joining forces together to record an instrumental song with all the benefits being donated to Deftones bass player Chi Cheng, who is still in a semi-conscious state following a road accident last November. Stay tuned for more details.