- SEVENDUST RELEASE MUSIC VIDEO FOR THE TRACK â€œMEDICATEDâ€ FROM THE NEW ALBUM ALL I SEE IS WAR NOW AVAILALE WORLDWIDE May 11, 2018 https://youtu.be/nLKp7bG–os Band Currently On Tour In Support Of Debut On Rise Records Â (New York, NY) â€“ Heavy metal legends Sevendust have unveiled a new music video for a third song from their 12th studio album, All I See Is War. The album is now available worldwide via Rise Records. â€œMedicatedâ€ is the latest track released and ...
- SEVENDUST RELEASE MUSIC VIDEO FOR THE TRACK â€œNOT ORIGINALâ€ FROM THE NEW ALBUM ALL I SEE IS WAR SCHEDULED FOR RELEASE ON MAY 11th VIA RISE RECORDS April 6, 2018 https://youtu.be/x0l2zzIh6W0 Â Band To Tour the U.S. In Support of New Album Starting April 20th (New York, NY) â€“ Heavy metal legends Sevendust have unveiled a new music video for another song from their upcoming 12th studio album, All I See Is War, scheduled for release on May 11th via Rise Records. â€œNot Originalâ€ is the second ...
- SEVENDUST RELEASE MUSIC VIDEO FOR â€œDIRTYâ€ â€“ THE FIRST SINGLE FROM THE NEW ALBUM ALL I SEE IS WAR SCHEDULED FOR RELEASE ON MAY 11th VIA RISE RECORDS March 16, 2018 Album Now Available For Pre-Order in Various Bundle Configurations at https://RiseRecords.lnk.to/AISIW (New York, NY) â€“ Heavy metal legends Sevendust have unveiled the music video for the first single from their upcoming 12th studio album, All I See Is War, scheduled for release on May 11th via Rise Records. â€œDirtyâ€ is the bandâ€™s first official music from ...
Music unifies us when we need unification the most. It gives people a reason to put differences aside and come together.
In 1994, Sevendust first forged a familial tie amongst each other that translated into one of the most diehard audiences in the game. To this day, the connection between fans and the GRAMMYÂ® Award-nominated, gold-certified hard rock outfit only grows stronger. For their twelfth full-length and first release for Rise Records, All I See Is War, the quintetâ€”Lajon Witherspoon [lead vocals], Clint Lowery [lead guitar, backing vocals], John Connolly [rhythm guitar, backing vocals], Vince Hornsby [bass], and Morgan Rose [drums]â€”did the best thing they could possibly do to combat all of the division in the streets and on social media.
As Connolly puts it, they simply â€œmade a Sevendust record.â€
â€œWeâ€™re as polarized as weâ€™ve ever been,â€ he continues. â€œDiscussion is not happening. Everyone is so quick to snap online. Weâ€™re not listening. Weâ€™re just talking. In these songs, we donâ€™t sugarcoat whatâ€™s going on. For as dark as the subject matter may be, itâ€™s about hope. We know we can be in a better spot, because weâ€™ve seen so many different individuals come together around music.â€
â€œWe take pride in the connection we have,â€ adds Lowery. â€œWeâ€™ve always been a peopleâ€™s band. Weâ€™re typical guys who just happen to make a career on stage. With this relationship to the fans, we realize how much we need each other, so we push ourselves to deliver. We donâ€™t stop. We keep moving.â€
Thatâ€™s exactly what these five musicians do every time they get in the studio or on stage. A trifecta of now-classic gold albumsâ€”Sevendust , Home , and Animosity â€” ignited their journey. Known as an equally intense and unforgettable live force, theyâ€™ve consistently packed houses around the world and decimated stages everywhere from Rock on the Range and Woodstock to OZZfest and Shiprocked! 2015â€™s Kill The Flaw represented a high watermark. Bowing at #13 on the Billboard Top 200, it scored their highest debut on the respective chart since 2010 and marked their fifth consecutive Top 10 on the Top Rock Albums Chart and third straight Top 3 on the Hard Rock Albums Chart. Most impressively, the lead single â€œThank Youâ€ garnered a nomination in the category of â€œBest Metal Performanceâ€ at the 2016 GRAMMYÂ® Awards, a career first.
At the top of 2017, the boys discussed what would become their next offering. Instead of diving right in, they took advantage of an eight-month writing process, which proved to be a breath of fresh air.
â€œWithout a doubt, it mightâ€™ve been the longest writing process weâ€™ve had for any project other than the first one,â€ affirms Connolly. â€œWe didnâ€™t need to hop in the studio and punch out a record in a month. We wanted to bring our A-game.â€
After sessions in their native Atlanta and at Loweryâ€™s spot in St. Louis, the group headed down to Orlando in order to record at Studio Barbarosa with Michael â€œElvisâ€ Baskette [Alter Bridge, Trivium, Slash]. Over the years, they maintained a friendship with the producer amplified by the praises of longtime comrades Alter Bridge and Connolly whose Projected utilized his mixing talents on their debut.
However, this would be Sevendustâ€™s first time working with him.
â€œThe energy was great,â€ smiles Witherspoon. â€œAt one point, I did seven songs in four days. He really challenged me as a vocalist. We all just gelled. Weâ€™ve always talked about doing something for years and years. It was a long time coming. From the first moment we walked into his house, you could feel it. There hadnâ€™t been another band who lived there before. We capitalized on the meeting of the minds. It was a brotherhood.â€
â€œWe havenâ€™t had a producer since Cold Day Memory,â€ Clint goes on. â€œElvis was so hands-on. He made us try new transitions and step up our game. Sonically, he opened up a lot of doors that I donâ€™t think we wouldâ€™ve gone through if he hadnâ€™t been there. We preserved the essence of what we are, but we took chances. Lyrically, we captured what weâ€™ve gone through, all of the rough times, and the changes.â€
They introduce All See Is War with the opener and first single â€œDirty.â€ Pummeling drums and driving distortion underscore a soulful proclamation from Witherspoon as he croons, â€œIâ€™m no stranger to this thing called war.â€ The guitars crescendo into an expansive refrain that immediately imprints itself before a hummable solo.
â€œI freestyled that first line,â€ recalls Witherspoon. â€œItâ€™s something I havenâ€™t done since â€˜Angelâ€™s Son.â€™ I think it set the tone for the whole thing. It was pretty magic.â€
â€œSomeone wants to see you fail, and it really aggravates this person that youâ€™re persevering and surviving anyway,â€ explains Lowery. â€œThe lyric â€˜Iâ€™m gonna die wholeâ€™ means not being extinguished, getting through, and pissing off your enemies.â€
The neck-snapping guttural groove of â€œMeidcatedâ€ gives way to another unshakable chant.
â€œThe subject matter is a bit different,â€ states Connolly. â€œPorcupine Treeâ€™s Fear of a Blank Planet is arguably one of my favorite records. The idea is similar to â€˜Andromeda.â€™ These pharmaceutical companies have made it so everyone is hooked on something. You donâ€™t even know why youâ€™re on these medications. All of last yearâ€™s horrific suicides were linked to a pill. Think about the opioid crisis. It asks, â€˜Can we just stop?â€™â€
Slyly nodding to Loweryâ€™s love for Stranger Things, â€œNot Originalâ€ thrives on airy, cinematic guitars that unfurl into one of Witherspoonâ€™s bluesiest and boldest performances.
â€œWe wanted to get into some new territory,â€ elaborates Lowery. â€œItâ€™s about being in a dry spell and not able to find creativity. You donâ€™t want to repeat yourself. I thought Iâ€™d go for this new wave thing, because I was watching a lot of Stranger Things.â€
Nailing the â€œold school vibe,â€ â€œRisenâ€ drops a hard-hitting and hypnotic hook thatâ€™s primed to set festivals ablaze. â€œYouâ€™re down and out looking for hope,â€ explains Connolly. â€œYou ask the question, â€˜Are you going to kick me while Iâ€™m still down, or are you going to help me stand up and get through this?â€™â€
In the end, thatâ€™s what the music of Sevendust does. It empowers listeners, lifts them up, and lets them know theyâ€™re part of the family.
â€œThis band means family to me,â€ Witherspoon leaves off. â€œI wake up and canâ€™t believe this is what I do for a living. I still feel like that 20-year-old kid who signed a record deal a zillion years ago. Sevendust is also home. Even though weâ€™ve been doing this forever, it feels like the beginning.
â€œThis what we are,â€ concludes Connolly. â€œItâ€™s just another new version of Sevendust.â€