"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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Korn Recruits Former Sevendust Guitarist

Launch Radio Networks reports: KORN has recruited guitarist Clint Lowery, formerly of SEVENDUST and more recently with DARK NEW DAY, as the band's touring guitarist for 2007. The group had previously enlisted ex-OTEP axeman Rob Patterson for most of its live dates last year, but guitarist James "Munky" Shaffer said it was time to make a change. "There were some things I was just unhappy with, and I wanted to try to get somebody in that I was comfortable sharing the stage with," he said. "I've always been a SEVENDUST fan, and I was thinking it would be great, if Clint Lowery wasn't doing anything, if he'd be interested in touring with KORN. I called him up, I ran it by him, and I'm real excited. There's been a lot of skepticism about this, but once people see this guy play and sing, all the worry will diminish."

Lowery is the second replacement for original KORN guitarist Brian "Head" Welch, who left the band two years ago to devote his life to Christianity.

Lowery will make his debut with KORN tomorrow (Thursday, March 1) when the band makes its first appearance ever on NBC's "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno".

KORN's recently taped "Unplugged" performance will premiere on MTV this Friday (March 2), with a CD arriving on March 6. Guests include members of THE CURE as well as EVANESCENCE singer Amy Lee. The show is now streaming online at MTV's web site.

KORN is currently recording its eighth studio album and plans to release it this summer. Veteran rock drummer Terry Bozzio is filling in for original KORN drummer David Silveria, who is taking a hiatus from the group.

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Sevendust Add West Coast Tour Dates

Sevendust have added several West Coast dates to their tour with Diecast and Legion, they are:

March 21st in Denver, CO @ Ogden Theatre
March 23rd in Boise, ID @ Big Easy
March 24th in Spokane, WA @ Big Easty Concert House
March 26th in Seattle, WA @ Showbox Theatre
March 27th in Portland, OR @ Roseland Theatre
April 1st in Hollywood, CA @ House of Blues
April 4th in Las Vegas, NV @ House of Blues
April 5th in Anaheim, CA @ House of Blues

The first 250 people to get tickets to any of the dates on the bands tour will have the option to pre-order their new album 'Alpha' for $9.99 and will receive a private meet-and-greet with the band following the concert.

'Alpha' will be in stores on March 6th.

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Sevendust Announce More Tour Dates

SEVENDUST has announced more shows for its 57-date North American tour, scheduled to begin on February 8 in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Support on the trek will come from DIECAST. The tour will be in support of the Atlanta-based band's sixth studio album, "Alpha", which arrives on March 6. The CD's first single, "Deathstar", is now streaming at the band's official web site, Sevendust.info.


Feb. 08 - Ft. Wayne, IN - Piere's
Feb. 09 - South Bend, IN - Club Fever
Feb. 10 - Appleton, WI - The Checkered Flag
Feb. 11 - Peoria, IL - Expo Gardens
Feb. 13 - Grand Rapids, MI - The Orbit Room
Feb. 15 - Madison, WI - Orpheum Theatre
Feb. 16 - Fargo, ND - Playmakers Pavilion
Feb. 17 - Waterloo, IA - McElroy Auditorium
Feb. 18 - Sioux Falls, SD - Ramkota Exhibit Hall
Feb. 20 - Springfield, IL - The Warehouse
Feb. 23 - Hartford, CT - Webster Theatre
Feb. 24 - Providence, RI - Lupo's
Mar. 03 - Dallas, TX - Palladium Ballroom
Mar. 06 - New Orleans, LA - House of Blues
Mar. 09 - Nashville, TN - City Hall
Mar. 10 - Atlanta, GA - Tabernacle

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Diecast To Tour With Sevendust

DIECAST will kick off 2007 with a monstrous 10-week U.S. tour alongside SEVENDUST and BLOODSIMPLE, which kicks off Feb. 7. Look for tour dates to be announced early next year. They will also join SEVENDUST and REVELATION THEORY for a special 98 Rock-sponsored New Year's Eve show in Tampa, FL.

This week, the group wraps up a five-week run with SEPULTURA, SWORN ENEMY and SUICIDE SILENCE. This was their first national tour in support of their new album, "Internal Revolution", which is being hailed as their most dynamic and stunning offering yet from critics and fans alike.

Paul Stoddard (vocals) checks in with the following report: "It's been so much fun and such an honor to tour with a band that I’ve loved since I was a kid. SEPULTURA are some of the nicest guys, and they really bring it to the stage. They also talk a great game about their Brazilian football (soccer), but there are a couple of athletes on the DIECAST team that are ready to pull out a ball to see exactly what SEPULTURA is truly made of. Even if they wipe us up and down the field, it would still be a lot of fun. We also got a chance to hang out with our old friends in SWORN ENEMY, and make new friends with our boys in SUICIDE SILENCE. The response and turnout from fans has been phenomenal. Every show, we find people singing along to songs from the new album, and we can't thank you guys enough for supporting us. If you haven't had a chance to see us yet, we'll be coming your way soon with SEVENDUST. Thanks again to everyone, and have a very metal and safe Xmas."

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Sevendust "Alpha" Tracklist Revealed

Billboard.com has revealed the track listing for the sixth SEVENDUST album, "Alpha", due on March 6. The quintet will release the set through its own label, 7 Bros. Records, which recently entered into a partnership with Asylum/Warner Music Group.

Produced by Joe Miller, John Connolly, Morgan Rose and Shawn Grove, "Alpha" will be the group's first effort since 2005's "Next".

"Alpha" track listing:

01. Deathstar
02. Clueless
03. Driven
04. Feed
05. Suffer
06. Beg to Differ
07. Under
08. Story of Your Life
09. Confessions of Hatred
10. Aggression
11. Burn
12. Alpha

SEVENDUST will embark on a 57-date tour in support of the release beginning Feb. 8 and running through April 28. The group will also go on a short tour after the Christmas holiday starting in Norfolk, Va., on Dec. 27 and ending with a New Year's Eve show at Jannus Landing in Tampa, Fla.

SEVENDUST announced in April 2006 that they and 7Bros. Records had officially parted ways with the Universal-affiliated WineDark Records. The band inked a deal with WineDark in early 2005 after a lengthy stint with TVT Records.

"Next" marked the recording debut with the band of new guitarist Sonny Mayo (ex-AMEN/SNOT). Mayo joined SEVENDUST in early 2005 as the replacement for Clint Lowery, who left the group mid-tour in December 2004, citing "personal issues." Lowery has since become a full-time member of DARK NEW DAY, the new "supergroup" also featuring Brett Hestla (ex-CREED, VIRGOS MERLOT) on vocals, Will Hunt (ex-SKRAPE, TOMMY LEE) on drums, Clint's brother Corey Lowery (ex-STEREOMUD, STUCK MOJO) on bass, and Troy McLawhorn (ex-DOUBLE DRIVE) on guitar.

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Sevendust Sign With Asylum Records

Sevendust and their wholly owned record label, 7Bros. Records, today announced a partnership with Asylum Records, part of Warner Music Group's (WMG) Independent Label Group. Asylum Records is distributed by WEA Corp., WMG's U.S. sales and marketing company.

The first project together will be Sevendust's sixth full-length album, Alpha, due in stores, March 6, 2007. To coincide with the release the lead track "Deathstar," has been made available via stream on the band's website.

Sevendust will also embark on a 57-date headlining run beginning February 8, 2007 though April 28, 2007. Holiday tour dates previously announced are as follows:

Wed 12/27 Norfolk, VA @ The Norva
Thu 12/28 Myrtle Beach, NC @ The House Of Blues
Fri 12/29 Orlando, FL @ The House Of Blues
Sat 12/30 Ft. Lauderdale @ Revolution Live
Sun 12/31 Tampa, FL @ Jannus Landing

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Sevendust To Sign With EastWest Records

Sevendust is expected to announce they have signed with with EastWest Records for the release of their sixth studio album in the coming weeks. EastWest Records is an imprint of Warner Music Group and was once the home to Pantera and AC/DC.

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Snot To Reform Under The Name Invitro

Three out of five members of the legendary Santa Barbara metal/punk rock hybrid SNOT — guitarists Mikey Doling (ex-SOULFLY), Sonny Mayo (SEVENDUST) and bassist John Fahnestock (KCUF, AMEN) — reunited for the first time since the passing of SNOT frontman Lynn Strait. Mayo and Fahnestock joined Doling and his new band INVITRO for a cover of SNOT's "Stoopid" during their November 1, 2006 performance at Whisky A Go Go in Hollywood, California.

SNOT frontman Lynn Strait died in a car accident in 1998, putting an end to a career that generated considerable promise but only one studio album, the 1997 Geffen Records release "Get Some". Also killed was the band's mascot Dobbs, Strait's dog who adorned the cover of SNOT's debut album. The band had been recording their sophomore album and had completed 10 songs at the time of Strait's tragic passing.

INVITRO recently finished recording its debut album, which will be released in early 2007 through GridIron Records, a new label founded by Doling, Kyle Turley (offensive tackle for Kansas City Chiefs), Max Harris and former SNOT manager Nic Adler. Audio clips of the band's debut album can be heard at their MySpace page.

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Sevendust Plan End Of Year Tour Dates

Sevendust has lined up five shows, beginning Dec. 27 in Norfolk, VA, and ending New Year's Eve in Tampa, FL. Two other Florida stops and a lone South Carolina show round out the itinerary, which is included below.

On Thursday, September 28, Sevendust finished recording its yet-untitled sixth album, according to a message posted at its website, which went on to say that the songs will be shipped to Sterling Sound in New York for mastering with a new record-label partner to be named shortly.

The forthcoming disc, for which no release date has been announced, will follow last October's "Next," Sevendust's first--and apparently only--release for indie label WineDark, with whom the group signed after parting with TVT Records. Earlier this year, the group announced that it had already split with WineDark, but would maintain control of its wholly owned record label 7 Bros. Records, an imprint the group founded as part of its deal with WineDark.

The announcement came not long after drummer Morgan Rose told LiveDaily that he was displeased with WineDark's marketing efforts behind "Next."

"I'm right on the edge of unloading on everybody that we're dealing with now ...," Rose said during an interview. "There's a lot of stuff going on that we're having a lot of trouble with, that I won't get into and I won't make a big deal out of. But I can tell you: in the very near future, if stuff doesn't get fixed, there's going to be a lot to talk about.

"Next" features the cuts "Ugly" and "Pieces," both of which are streaming at Sevendust's official website. The disc peaked at No. 20 on The Billboard 200; it's 2003 predecessor, "Seasons," reached No. 14.

Sevendust tour dates:

December 2006
27 - Norfolk, VA - The Norva
28 - Myrtle Beach, SC - House of Blues
29 - Orlando, FL - House of Blues
30 - Ft. Lauderdale, FL - Revolution
31 - Tampa, FL - Jannus Landing

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Megadeth Shoots Down Gigantour 2 Rumors So Far

MEGADETH drummer Shawn Drover has dismissed the rumored Gigantour 2 lineup which was published in Bass Player magazine as "so not true, it's actually funny."

As previously reported, new issue of the Bass Player magazine (see scan at this location) has named the following bands as taking part in the second installment of the Gigantour, the festival tour organized by MEGADETH frontman Dave Mustaine as a tour featuring "only bands whose musicianship matches their ability to melt faces with sheer volume and power":


The official Gigantour 2 lineup is expected to be announced later this month.

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Sevendust To Begin Work on New Record, Post MP3

During their Rockline Radio appearance Monday night, Sevendust announced they will begin work on the follow-up to last year's 'Next' on July 5th. The band recently parted ways with Winedark Records and will begin shopping for a new label shortly. The second single from 'Next' entitled "Pieces" was released earlier this week and can be streamed on their MySpace page.

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Sevendust Cancel European Tour

SEVENDUST have issued the following statement regarding their previously announced European tour:

"Due to a lack of tour support once guaranteed by our previous label, we have regrettably been forced to cancel our European tour plans for the month of June. We would like to express our apologies and share in the disappointment with our fans but vow to return to Europe in the very near future."

SEVENDUST were recently forced to forgo their initial U.S. tour dates in early May due to a broken bone in the left hand of guitarist John Connolly.

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Sevendust Cancel Some Tour Dates Due To Injury

Due to a broken bone in the left hand of guitarist John Connolly, Sevendust has been forced to forgo its initial U.S. tour dates in early May. The group will resume its performances May 13th in Corpus Christi, TX. The confirmed schedule is as follows:

U.S. Dates

5/13 Corpus Christi, TX
5/14 Beaumont, TX
5/15 Baton Rouge, LA
5/17 Memphis, TN
5/18 Raleigh, NC
5/19 Columbus, GA
5/20 Greenville, SC
5/21 Evansville, IN
5/24 Richmond, VA
5/25 Charlotte, NC

European Dates
6/2 Nurburgring, GER
6/3 Nurnberg, GER
6/5 Bologna, ITA
6/9 Downingtown, UK
6/10 Glasglow, UK
6/12 London, UK
6/14 Utrecht, HOL
6/15 Zurich, SZ
6/16 Zurich, SZ
6/17 Vienna, AUS
6/19 Worgl, AUS
6/22 Haarlem, HOL
6/23 Dessel, BEL

Dates affected by the injury will be rescheduled in the future. Ticket holders are asked to return their tickets to the original place of purchase for a full refund. Sevendust apologizes to its fans for any inconvenience and look forward to appearing in the markets affected.

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Sevendust To Resume Touring, Discuss New Single

Now that SEVENDUST’s three-month-plus headlining tour has come to a close, the band is taking a much deserved break, but they won’t be resting for very long. Starting May 4 in La Crosse, WI at the La Crosse Center the band--Lajon Witherspoon (vocals), John Connolly (guitar), Vince Hornsby (bass), Morgan Rose (drums), Sonny Mayo (guitar)—will head out for another batch of tour dates lasting through the month of May with SOiL and Hourcast.

Meanwhile, the second single from the band’s critically acclaimed fifth album, NEXT, has been burning up the Rock charts since its release. It was a Top Five Most Added track at Rock radio its first week out and it’s currently bulleted at #31 on Billboard’s “Mainstream Rock Tracks” chart and #27 on the “Active Rock Tracks” chart. It’s also bulleted at #30 on Radio & Records’ “Active Rock” chart.

While you might think that the song’s a downer, it's far from it. It actually conveys an enlightening message and encourages fans to look at the brighter side of life. “The message in it is really positive,” explains guitarist Sonny Mayo. “It’s about living life thinking you’re gonna be a failure, and basing your whole existence on what other people or what another person told you about yourself, and finally coming out and realizing that it’s all about inner strength and it doesn’t matter what other people think about you. You could shed all the shame and all the guilt that you ever felt about things you did or things you didn’t do, and you could truly find the positivity even if you always thought you were going to be a failure.”

Here are the current confirmed tour dates:

Thu 5/4 La Crosse, WI La Crosse Center
Fri 5/5 Superior, WI Wessman Arena
Sat 5/6 Peoria, IL Expo Gardens
Sun 5/7 Saginaw, MI Dow Events Center
Tue 5/9 Chicago, IL House of Blues
Thu 5/11 San Antonio, TX Sunset Station
Fri 5/12 McAllen, TX La Villa Real
Sat 5/13 Corpus Christi, TX Concrete Street
Mon 5/15 Baton Rouge, LA Texas Music Hall
Wed 5/17 Memphis, TN The New Daisy
Thu 5/18 Raleigh, NC Disco Rodeo
Fri 5/19 Columbus, GA Bradley Theatre
Sat 5/20 Greenville, SC Anderson County Fairgrounds
Sun 5/21 Evansville, IN Veterans Memorial Coliseum

* All dates subject to change.

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Soil, Sevendust Tour Dates Released

The first Soil/Sevendust tour dates have been released and are as follows. The band Hourcast will open for all shows.

May 4 - La Crosse, WI @ La Crosse Center
May 5 - Superior, WI @ Wessman Arena
May 6 - Peoria, IL @ Expo Gardens
May 9 - Chicago, IL @ House Of Blues
May 17 - Memphis, TN @ The New Daisy

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Sevendust and Soil Join Forces For U.S. Tour

SEVENDUST will be teaming up with SOIL for a U.S. tour beginning on May 4 in Wisconsin. The two bands are also scheduled to perform at the House of Blues in Chicago on May 9. More cities and dates will be announced soon.

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Sevendust Play w/ Nonpoint and Wicked Wisdom

February 02, 2006 – Ft. Wayne, IN
Piere’s Nightclub

I started this evening with mixed emotions about the first group Wicked Wisdom, which Jada Pinkett Smith is the singer. Could actress/model actually produce worthwhile metal? The answer to that question is YES! Jada hit the stage with a fury that I did not think was possible from this pint-sized rocker. This band has seemed to have a hard time being accepted in the metal community but I highly disagree, I think they kicked ass! I really think it's great to see Jada following her dreams and producing the music that's near and dear to her heart. Despite all the negative feedback from the Metal World. More...

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Sevendust 'Best Of' Listening Party

AOL Music is hosting an online listening party for Sevendust's greatest hits album 'Best Of (Chapter One 1997-2004)', released Tuesday (December 27). The album contains fan favorites "Black", "Angel's Son" and "Enemy", plus four exclusive bonus tracks. You can listen to the album in full here.

SEVENDUST's recenlty-released fifth album, "Next" (WineDark/7Bros Records, distributed by Fontana Distribution, a division of Universal Music and Video Distribution), debuted on The Billboard 200 chart at No. 20 in the United States.

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Masters of Horror Show Report, Columbus, OH

It was a cold evening in Columbus, Ohio on December 7, 2005 for a sold out Masters of Horror Tour at the Promo West/LC Pavilion. The opening act – Bobaflex (from Point Pleasant, WV) came out to warm the crowd up. The intensity of the band was stellar. By the time the band came off stage the crowd was ready to rock! More...

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Drowning Pool Tour Dates and New Photos

Drowning Pool have announced a few new tour dates. Here they are:

11/25/05 - Hard Rock Live - Orlando, FL
12/8/05 - The Pearl Room - Mokena, IL
12/9/05 - Pierre's - Ft. Wayne, IN
12/10/05 - 3rd Street Live - Cedar Rapids, IA
12/11/05 - Machine Shop - Flint, MI
12/12/05 - Planet Rock - Battle Creek, MI
12/14/05 - Cell Block - Mobile, AL
12/15/05 - Heroes R&R Club - Harker Heights, TX
12/16/05 - Bayfront Park - Miami, FL w/ Korn
12/17/05 - Freeman Coliseum - San Antonio, TX w/ Korn, Mudvayne, Sevendust, 10 Years
12/18/05 - Nokia Live - Grand Prairie, TX w/ Korn, Mudvayne, Sevendust

Check out the tour section on Drowningpool.com for more info on the upcoming dates and new photos from the band's visit to The Persian Gulf and Alaska.

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