"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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Below is our complete Sevendust news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

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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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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Sevendust Ready 'Greatest Hits (Chapter One)'

FMQB is reporting that SEVENDUST will release the first chapter of their greatest hits collection by year's end. Entitled "Greatest Hits (Chapter One)", it contains fan favorites "Black", "Angel's Son" and "Enemy", plus four exclusive bonus tracks. "Greatest Hits (Chapter One)" is set to be released on December 27.

SEVENDUST's newly-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 and has sold 72,000 copies in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan.

SEVENDUST will be heading out with MUDVAYNE, 10 YEARS and BOBAFLEX as part of "The Masters of Horror Tour" starting November 18 at the Val Air Ballroom in Des Moines. They’re also confirmed to headline the House of Blues in Orlando, FL on New Year's Eve.

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Masters of Horror Tour 2005 eCard, More Tour Dates

A Masters of Horror Tour 2005 eCard has been put up online for promotion of tour featuring Mudvayne, Sevendust, 10 Years and Bobaflex. The e-card features streaming songs from these bands as well as other extras and info. The Masters of Horror Tour is kicking off November 18th. The confirmed tour dates so far are as follows:

Nov 18 - Des Moines, IA - Val Air Ballroom
Nov 19 - Omaha, NB - Sokel Auditorium
Nov 20 - Springfield, MO - Oasis
Nov 22 - Chicago, IL - Congress Theater
Nov 23 - Peoria, IL - East Peoria Convention Center
Nov 25 - Indianapolis, IN - Egyptian Room
Nov 26 - Dayton OH -Hara Arena
Nov 27 - Detroit, MI - The Emerald Theater
Nov 29 - Niagra Falls, NY - Dome Theater
Nov 30 - New York, NY - Nokia Theater
Dec 2 - Portland, ME - The State Theater
Dec 3 - Atlantic City, NJ - The House Of Blues
Dec 4 - Providence, PI - Lupos at the Strand
Dec 6 - Sayerville, NJ - Starland Ballroom
Dec7 - Columbus, OH - Promo - West Pavilion
Dec 9 - Wichita, KS - Cotillion
Dec10 - Kansas City, MO - Uptown Theater
Dec11 - Denver, CO - The Fillmore (KBPI Radio Show)
Dec 13 - Atlanta, GA - Earthlink Live
Dec 14 - Orlando, FL - House of Blues (WJRR Radio Show)
Dec 16 - Miami, FL - American Airlines Arena
Dec 17 - TBA
Dec 18 - Dallas, TX - Nokia Live
Dec 19 - TBA
Dec 20 - Oklahoma City, OK - Bricktown Events Center

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'Saw II' Soundtrack Listening Party

AOL Music is hosting an online listening party for the 'Saw II' soundtrack, released Tuesday (October 25). The album features music from bloodsimple, Opiate for the Masses, Marilyn Manson, The Used, Mudvayne, Papa Roach, Sevendust, Queens Of The Stone Age, and more. You can listen to the album in full here.

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Mudvayne News and Masters of Horror Tour Dates

The Masters of Horror Tour is kicking off November 18th. The line-up is Mudvayne, Sevendust, 10 Years and Bobaflex. Here are the confirmed dates so far:

18 Nov Des Moines, IA - Val Air Ballroom
19 Nov Omaha, NB - Sokel Auditorium
20 Nov Springfield, MO - Oasis
22 Nov Chicago, IL - Congress Theater
23 Nov Peoria, IL - East Peoria Convention Center
25 Nov Indianapolis, IN - Egyptian Room
30 Nov New York, NY - Nokia Theater
11 Dec Denver, CO - The Fillmore (KBPI Radio Show)
14 Dec Orlando, FL - House of Blues (WJRR Radio Show)

The tour ends December 20th and will also hit the following markets (exact dates tbd): Grand Rapids, MI; Detroit, MI; Binghamton, NY; Portland, ME; Atlantic City, NJ; Providence, RI; Sayerville, NJ; Columbus, OH; Wichita, KS; Kansas City, MO; Atlanta, GA; Miami, FL; San Antonio, TX; Dallas, TX; and Oklahoma City, OK.

The video for "Forget To Remember" is now playing on MTV2, and catch it on Headbanger's Ball this Saturday, 10/22, at 10pm.

"SAW II" opens in theaters on October 28th and the movie's soundtrack will be released October 25th with "Forget to Remember" as the first single. You can check out the Mudvayne/SAW II eCard here

Finally, if you're heading to Vegas or are already there on October 27th, be one of the first 50 fans to reply (over 21) and get VIP access for you and a friend to the SAW II Screening at the Brendan Theaters at the Palms. Hang with the cast of the movie and be one of the very few to see SAW II before it hits theaters. Movie starts at 7:30 sharp. Then, you'll be able to head over to RAIN Nightclub ($10.00 ticket) and be part of the official SAW II CD and Movie release party and watch MUDVAYNE perform live. This limited offer goes out to the first 50 fans to reply (sign up for their newsletter and stay tuned for more details).

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Sevendust's Entire Album Available For Streaming

SEVENDUST's entire new album, "Next", is currently being streamed at ClearChannelMusic.com. "Next" is scheduled for release in the U.S. on October 11 on WineDark Records (via Fontana Distribution, a division of Universal Music and Video Distribution).

As previously reported, SEVENDUST's video for the first single off "Next", entitled "Ugly", has been posted online at this location(Quicktime required). The clip was shot in Los Angeles, CA on August 28 and 29 with P.R. Brown (BILLY CORGAN, MÖTLEY CRÜE) behind the lens.

SEVENDUST are currently making plans to launch a U.S. tour starting in January. Stay tuned for details.

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