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Sevendust Guitarist Clint Lowery Discusses New Album "Cold Day Memory"

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.

MetalSucks: Do you feel like after coming back to the band from a long absence that you had something to prove with this record?

Clint: Yeah, man, absolutely. That was the pressure I was talking about. I didn’t want them to be like “well now that Clint’s back, now they’re going to start being this way or that way.” I just wanted that… now that the original 5 of us are back we make better music. I think we’ve achieved that. I think we did a better record than the last 3. I think it’s better than some of the ones I was on. I don’t know. I think we accomplished that, but it’s for [other] people to determine that now.

Source: MetalSucks

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1. Oz writes:

If Sevendust had come to Australia more than the once supporting Ozzy they would have won many fans here.
Such a godd band so little known......

# Mar 14, 2010 @ 7:48 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. fuck me, right? writes:

Seen them a few weeks ago.... i used to be a huge sevendust fan.

I was let down buy their effort during the show, and the quality of the music. I don't know if they were tired or just bored, but it came across in their music.

Not happy with the new material... its a change in the wrong direction.

I didn't think they could go more mainstream.. i was wrong.

# Mar 15, 2010 @ 3:54 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. miguel sanchez writes:

I used to be a massive Sevendust fan... then they cancelled their Adelaide shows in Australia twice on two different album cycles. Both times with out a reason, both times with out any notification on their websites, both times with no response from the band or their PR people.

Since then I have came to the conclusion that they dont want my money, or attention, and havent got either since. 7dust, go f*** yourselves with your sh**ty melodies.

# Mar 15, 2010 @ 10:00 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. Rychemn writes:

This album I am truly looking forward to hearing.....guess we will see.

# Mar 15, 2010 @ 3:13 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. SF6 writes:

someones butt-hurt....7d is the heat..and the new material is sounding rediculous..haha sh**ty melodies? retard

# Mar 21, 2010 @ 12:07 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. BrianSD writes:

he said better than the last 3 albums....Alpha is pretty damn good.
as far as austraila cancels, i don't think they didn't want to play or didn't want your money, there was probably a problem with the overseas promoter/management, you see bands canceling overseas a lot due to that stuff.

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7. Xplayer writes:

Agrees @ Brian SD

# Apr 10, 2010 @ 8:32 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. ghost of war writes:

They should Change their name into sellout dust cause thats what they are. NP: "White Walls" -BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME.

# Apr 10, 2010 @ 9:24 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. RTB writes:

In the late 90s i thought they were one of the coolest bands out, however now they just dont do it for me...im into deeper and darker sh!t these days and just cant get into them anymore....they've made some cool stuff in the past though...but 1 thing is for sure still to this day, these guys tour there azzes off....suprise they have any azz left...

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