Hailing from Georgia, Sevendust is a stalwart of the alternative metal scene that emerged in
the 90s. The band's robust endurance has grown with each album release. Not only have the band members become personally tighter
over the years, but their music has grown stronger as well. Although Sevendust's style is highlighted by heavy guitar riffs
and memorable melodies, not everyone is sure how to categorize the band's genre. Guitarist for the group, John Connolly, was
asked to define Sevendust's genre. He said, "I've been trying to figure it out. It was back in the day. People, for five minutes
called us progressive, and then it was nu-metal. Then, all of a sudden, we were playing alternative metal. We are some kind
of heavy and some kind of rock and some kind of metal." The best way to experience Sevendust's authentic music style is in
person. From the Horseshoe Casino in Robinsonville, Mississippi, to the Vinyl Music Hall in Pensacola, Florida, you can find
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In 1994, Vince Hornsby (bassist) and Morgan Rose (drummer) belonged to a band together coined as Snake Nation.
Soon after, John Connolly was added to the mix as a guitarist. It didn't take long for Snake Nation to cut their first demo.
Not satisfied with the vocals, Snake Nation committed a year to hunt for a new frontman before discovering Lajon Witherspoon.
Six months later, Clint Lowery became a bandmate, and the band redefined themselves as Rumblefish.Rumblefish didn't last long
because they found out that there was another band in existence that shared the same name. They were first noticed with their
1995 single "My Ruin" after they renamed themselves Crawlspace. They ran into trouble with that name as well when they were
contacted by another band of the same name wanting $50,000 for exclusive rights. Changing their name to Sevendust in 1997,
they released their self-titled debut album, which sold 311 copies its first week. The album also burned up the Billboard
charts. Two years later, their album, Home, arrived, and they hit the road, playing close to 1,000 shows. They shared the
bill with bands like Creed and also made an appearance at Woodstock '99.
Their third effort, Animosity, was released
in 2001. And, their album, Seasons, followed in 2003. Sevendust's fifth album, Next, was issued in October 2005. It didn't
do as well as their previous efforts commercially, but they made up for it with Alpha. Alpha landed at No. 14 on the Billboard
Chapter VII: Hope and Sorrow came out in 2008, featured an appearance by Chris Daughtry. In 2010, Sevendust
participated in the Carnival of Madness Tour, taking the stage with Shinedown, Puddle of Mudd, 10 Years and Chevelle. A year
later, they were on the road again. This time they went Down Under with Slayer, III Nino, Iron Maiden and Stone Sour in support
of the Soundwave Festival. They additionally served as headliners on the second day of the very first 48 Hours Festival held
in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Sevendust released their album, Black Out The Sun, in 2013. About the album, Connolly said: "This
is the culmination of our career thus far. There are all of these bits and pieces of what we are, but it's newer and updated.
Our style is our style. We constantly strive for a better version of it. There aren't a lot of bands that have all five original
guys after 15 years. It's a very unique gift we have, and we treasure it."
More recently, Sevendust worked on a video
for Falcons On Top. The tune serves as the official theme song for the Atlanta Falcons football team. The band shot the video
at the Georgia Dome, and the video featured the Atlanta Falcons cheerleaders.
is an alternative rock band that we haven't heard the last of. Their time in the music scene is just as prominent as when
they first appeared in the mid-90s. To date, their studio albums include: Sevendust (1997); Home (1999); Animosity (2001);
Seasons (2003); Next (2005); Alpha (2007); Chapter VII: Hope & Sorrow (2008); Cold Day Memory (2010); and Black Out the
Sevendust borrowed its name from the Sevin Dust brand of insecticide. How's
that for inspiration? But not to worry - the band has also been inspired by Living Colour, Sepultura, Anthrax, Faith no More,
Ministry, Twisted Sister and more.
Sevendust Concert Experience
If you're looking for a live show that
has it all - electricity, emotion and power - look no further than seeing Sevendust live! Still rockin' hard like they did
over two decades ago, Sevendust consistently delivers a performance that will have you on your feet! Sevendust is also one
of those bands that you see live where you feel like you have a strong connection with - something that doesn't come around
every day, so make sure you catch one of their shows when they head to your hometown!