With the band’s 12th studio album All I See Is War due out soon via Rise Records, and the band’s first new song in a few years out now, there’s no better time than right now to examine and discuss the profound influence the alt-metal band has had on the current music landscape, as well as their own musical quality and evolution. Their self-titled debut album also turns 21 in April. There’s so much that could be said, but we’ll keep it relatively succinct.
Sevendust are one of the most consistently great veteran hard rock bands today. This is a statement of fact – but if you need convincing, you need only listen to their entire discography (especially their most recent record, Kill The Flaw) as evidence of their longevity. Sevendust are the rare rock band to get arguably better as they age, though that doesn’t discount their classic records like Home and Animosity
It’s with all that being said that Sevendust are back with their first new song in 3 years, “Dirty”. A strangely melodic yet still heavy (yeah, Sevendust are really fucking good at that) track, it’s a solid introduction to their upcoming record, All I See Is War, out May 11th on Rise Records. On “Dirty”, Sevendust reaffirm themselves as one of the most important alternative metal bands in history. It’s very impressive.
Hard Rock band Not By Sight has released a lyric video for their track “Stand“. The track features Jane Train (Liz Phair), Corey Lowery (Stuck Mojo, Stereomud, Eye Empire, Dark New Day, Saint Asonia), Troy McLawhorn (Evanescence, Seether, Dark New Day, doubleDrive), and Morgan Rose (Sevendust). The track was produced, and mixed by Corey Lowery.
I had the amazing opportunity to sit down and talk to John Connolly of Sevendust about a new DVD they’re working on, the acoustic tours, injuries, his first guitar and why it led to him playing drums and so much more. At the end of the video you can even watch him take on a little Jr. Pacman.