Sevendust will launch a summer run of socially distanced tour dates in the midwest and the southern USA this summer with direct support coming from Austin Meade and Kirra. The trek kicks off on June 26 in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, and ends on July 24 in Hot Springs, Arkansas. All local COVID-19 protocols will be followed, including social distancing, additional hand sanitizer stations, and instructions to stay home if you’re sick. Sevendust has done four live streams during the pandemic. Ticket links and full dates can be bought at the link below. Blood and Stone is out now via Rise Records.
Metal and Coffee’s Mini-Metal Mixtape, presented by Ghost Cult Magazine is back with a new episode! Time to get your weekly dose of an essential mix of the newest extreme music by essential bands, and a few classics baked in there too! This edition by Ebonie Butler a.k.a, Metal & Coffee, and the next few weeks of this series will celebrate black artists in honor of Black History Month. This week’s playlist features Bam Bam, Sevendust, Animals As Leaders, Suffocation, and Dress the Dead In her 12-year journey as an extreme metal DJ, Metal & Coffee has delved into the depths of the heavy music world to bring you a new mix each week. Metal & Coffee has been featured on Philadelphia’s most popular college radio station, WKDU 91.7 FM, and has also spent time as the resident New Releases DJ over on GIMME METAL. Stream the newest playlist right now!
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Rock and Metal supergroup Disciples of Verity (DOV) have shared a new official music video for their song “I AM I.” Their debut album Pragmatic Sanction is out now (read our review here)! The band counts Corey Glover (vocalist Of Living Colour and Bowie Experience), George Pond (bass, ex Negative Sky), Corey Pierce (drums, God Forbid), Mark Monjoy (rhythm guitar, Sekond Skyn), and their debut album is out now! The album boasts guest appearances from Phil Demmel (Vio-lence) Morgan Rose (Sevendust), Jeff Loomis (Arch Enemy), Tara McLeod (Kittie), Mike Antine (Majul), JJ Sammataro (Negative Sky), and solo artist Joe Gareri. The band kicked off a mini-tour of the east coast last fall (2019) but had to postpone future tour dates and their record release party until 2021 due to the pandemic. Continue reading
Sevendust, fresh off of their lone show of 2020, a livestream supporting their new album Blood and Stone (Rise Records) has booked another streaming even. The band will perform its entire Animosity album during a January 8, 2021 livestream event from Opav in Orlando, Florida to celebrate 20 years of their third album. Tickets for the virtual concert can be purchased at the location below.
Ghost Cult’s Keefy caught up with John Connolly of Sevendust to chat about their new album, Blood and Stone, releasing on October 23rd, 2020 via Rise Records. We discussed the making of the new album, releasing new music during this uncertain time, the more adult themes of the band’s music these days, how the band approaches songwriting, working with producer Elvis Baskette, the decision to cover Soundgarden’s “The Day I Tried To Live” and how they almost didn’t go through with it and more. Purchase the album here and listen to our chat right now.
Sevendust has announced their new album, their thirteenth and second for Rise Records, Blood & Stone. The album is due out October 23rd. They once again worked with producer Michael “Elvis” Baskette, known for his work with Alter Bridge, Tremonti, Slash, and others. Blood & Stone is available for pre-order in various configurations at this link:
Robb Flynn of Machine Head has shared some memories of the 21st anniversary of their controversial album The Burning Red, released in 1999 via Roadrunner Records. In hindsight, the album has a soft spot in their fanbase and has a bunch of bangers. Read Robb’s thoughts here. Continue reading
Previously announced and much anticipated, Slipknot’s Knotfest at Sea metal cruise has now been totally canceled, after being initially only delayed until August 2021. The band made an announcement to social media that the cruise would now be canceled due to logistical issues. All currently booked guests will receive a full refund. While there are no immediate plans for Knotfest at Sea to take place as of now, the band hopes to revisit the idea” in the future”. To follow their future plans, they encourage fans to stay connected via their mailing list below. The debut edition Knotfest at Sea cruise was to set sail August 10-14 from Barcelona, Spain to Naples, Italy and included over 40 different shows & intimate onboard experiences across 5 stages. All shows & food are included. Flexible payment options are available. They finally announced their debut lineup and it’s a banger! Along with two headline sets by Slipknot, multiple performances were expected from Anthrax, Behemoth, DevilDriver, Sevendust, Skindred, Ho99o9, Higher Power, Sleep Token, and more to be announced! Book your cabin at the link below now!
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