Sevendust To Release New Album “Blood & Stone” In October

Sevendust have announced that their new album “Blood & Stone” will be released on October 23. The cover art and track listing can be found below:

“Blood & Stone” Track Listing:

01. “Dying to Live”
02. “Love”
03. “Blood From a Stone”
04. “Feel Like Going On”
05. “What You’ve Become”
06. “Kill Me”
07. “Nothing Left to See Here Anymore”
08. “Desperation”
09. “Criminal”
10. “Against the World”
11. “Alone”
12. “Wish You Well”
13. “The Day I Tried to Live” (Soundgarden cover)

Godsmack’s Sully Erna Recruits Shinedown, Papa Roach, Staind, Etc. Members For “Live From The Living Room” Charity Fundraiser

Sully Erna (Godsmack) has announced a “Live From The Living Room” fundraiser for The Scars Foundation. The event will stream on the frontman’s YouTube channel and the Foundation’s Facebook page on August 6 at 5:00 p.m PT / 8:00 p.m. ET and it will feature Godsmack, Erna solo (feat. Chris Lester and Máiréad Nesbitt), Staind’s Aaron Lewis, Shinedown’s Brent Smith and Zach Myers, Papa Roach, Saint Asonia’s Mike Mushok and Adam Gontier, Extreme’s Nuno Bettencourt, and Sevendust’s Clint Lowery.

Erna commented:

“I had always looked for ways to give back and help others in some way after reaching certain levels of success in my life. But I could never really figure out where to dedicate my time and attention and what was important to me, or where I even had experience to offer. One day, I started thinking about my own life and being a survivor of such an extremely rough inner city and that’s where all my experience was. It was all the battle wounds and scars I’ve carried that made me stronger and made me the man I am today. Instead of being ashamed of my imperfections, or hiding from them, I learned how to embrace them and grow from those experiences. I want to share that with people and lend my stories, my experiences, and my theories on how you can overcome challenging times rather than letting them ruin your life.

And that’s why The Scars Foundation is so important to me. It’s personal. It’s my life. And it’s important that people who struggle with these mental health issues and ‘imperfections,’ or ‘scars,’ as we call them, learn how to embrace them, and show them to the world loudly and proudly!

I hope the work we do with The Scars Foundation inspires people to come forward and share their stories so that those stories inspire more people to come forward and break the silence and internal struggles.

Just remember: you’re not alone. And we’re all imperfectly perfect. Just the way we’re supposed to be!”

In addition to the livestream, fans can also participate in a charity auction HERE.

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Limp Bizkit, Five Finger Death Punch, I Prevail, Etc. Set For 2021 Rebel Rock Festival

The Rebel Rock festival has been postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic. The event will now be held at the Orlando Amphitheater at Central Florida Fairgrounds in Orlando, FL on September 24-26, 2021. There will also be a pre-party on September 23. Here’s the initial lineup: Limp Bizkit, Five Finger Death Punch, I Prevail, Skillet, Body Count, Sevendust, Motionless In White, Anti-Flag, DevilDriver, Cold, All That Remains, Escape The Fate, Suicide Silence, Brett Scallions (Fuel), Nonpoint, Attila, Finger Eleven, Miss May I, Carnifex, Stitched Up Heart, Light The Torch, Saul, Spite, Islander, Another Day Dawns, September Mourning, and Fame On Fire.

Sevendust’s Lajon Witherspoon Says His Upcoming Solo Album Is “A Lot More Soulful”

During a recent interview with 97.7 QLZ, Sevendust’s Lajon Witherspoon talked a bit about his upcoming solo album. The frontman said the following:

“It’s different. It’s got some rock in there, but [it’s] a lot more soulful. I think it’s even a little bit more radio friendly, if it’s okay to say it. Also, there’s some country in there. It’s a different avenue than SEVENDUST, but I think that some people who like SEVENDUST can hang out on the avenue and jam and still rock out. But I definitely feel like I’m going down a different — I’m just doing something a little bit different.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Sevendust Cover Soundgarden’s “The Day I Tried To Live”

Sevendust have premiered a lyric video for their cover of Soundgarden‘s “The Day I Tried To Live.“ You can check that out below:

Lajon Witherspoon commented:

“Soundgarden is such an important band to all of us in Sevendust and this love for them goes all the way back to when we were starting. We discussed trying to do one of their songs and our producer Elvis [Baskette] suggested ‘The Day I Tried To Live.’ I would have been fine with any of those songs personally.

When I first heard it, I thought the lyrics were timeless. The lyrics are about trying to experience new things and change the way you live, and we see examples of that every day with what is happening around the world. To have the chance to cover this song and release it is so special to all of us. Thank you, Chris Cornell and Soundgarden.”

Ozzy Osbourne, Dave Grohl, Robert Plant, Etc. Among 600 Artists Asking Congress To Save Independent Venues

600 artists have signed an open letter to Congress in an effort to help save independent music venues across the U.S. Among those who signed are Ozzy Osbourne, Dave Grohl, Alice Cooper, Trent Reznor, Jack Black, Robert Plant, Josh Homme, Beartooth, Cannibal Corpse, Alter Bridge, GWAR, Halestorm, New Years Day, Power Trip, Sevendust, Whitechapel, Zakk Wylde, and tons more.

The letter said the following:

“Dear Congress:

We, the undersigned artists, respectfully submit this letter in support of NIVA’s request for federal assistance for independent music venues and promoters across the United States.

We will know America is “back” when our music venues are filled with fans enjoying concerts safely. The live music experience is inextricably tied to our nation’s cultural and economic fabric. In fact, 53% of Americans – that’s 172 million of us – attended a concert last year.

We urge you to remember we are the nation that gave the world jazz, country, rock & roll, bluegrass, hip hop, metal, blues, and R&B. Entertainment is America’s largest economic export, with songs written and produced by American artists sung in every place on the globe. All of these genres of music, and the artists behind them, were able to thrive because they had neighborhood independent venues to play in and hone their craft, build an audience, and grow into the entertainers that bring joy to millions.

Independent venues give artists their start, often as the first stage most of us have played on. These venues were the first to close and will be the last to reopen. With zero revenue and the overwhelming overhead of rent, mortgage, utilities, taxes and insurance, 9 0% of independent venues report that if the shutdown lasts six months and there’s no federal assistance, they will never reopen again.

We are asking you to support NIVA’s request for assistance so these beloved venues can reopen when it’s safe and welcome us and our fans back in. The collapse of this crucial element in the music industry’s ecosystem would be devastating.

Independent venues are asking for an investment to secure their future, not a handout. One Chicago report found that every dollar small venues generate in ticket sales results in $12 of economic activity. If these independent venues close forever, cities and towns across America will not only lose their cultural and entertainment hearts, but they will lose the engine that would otherwise be a driver of economic renewal for all the businesses that surround them.

With respect and solidarity, we, as artists and as community members ourselves, urge you to pass federal legislation that will help #SaveOurStages.”

Disciples Of Verity (Living Colour, Ex-God Forbid, Etc.) Premiere New Song “The Flow” Feat. Sevendust’s Morgan Rose

Disciples Of Verity (Living Colour, ex-God Forbid, etc.) have premiered a new song titled “The Flow.” This track features Sevendust’s Morgan Rose and it will appear on the group’s upcoming album “Pragmatic Sanction.” Frontman Corey Glover commented:

“The idea that the word isn’t giving you what you deserve is universal. Given the unrest in the world, today it’s more than an idea.”

[via Revolver]

Clint Lowery On New Sevendust Album: “I Think This Is One Of Our Strongest Records In A While”

During a recent interview with Front Row Entertainment Live, Clint Lowery talked a bit about the new Sevendust album. The guitarist said the following:

“I think this is one of our strongest records in a while. I’m proud of all the music we do. Every band likes to say, ‘Oh, yeah, the new record is the best one we’ve ever done.’ I think it’s a very reflective record for where we’re at musically, where we’re at as a band. So that’s always a goal. I think we just wanna be genuine. We don’t wanna put out a dud record. Not everyone’s gonna like it; we understand that. We just try to do what we do best. We’re not the heaviest band in the world; we’re not a pop-rock band at all either. We’re just this aggressive band that has our own thing, and we stay true to that.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Sevendust’s Clint Lowery Releases New EP “Grief & Distance”

Sevendust guitarist Clint Lowery has released a new EP titled “Grief & Distance.” The effort features three new songs, “Distance,“ “Haunted” and “I’m Wrong“, and new acoustic versions of “What’s The Matter” and “Kings.“ Lowery commented:

“This EP was my way to process the loss of my mother, and the hard hit and the uncertainty of my livelihood from the pandemic. I escaped into my basement and into the songwriting process…it never fails me.”

Sevendust Guitarist Clint Lowery Shares Cover Of Nine Inch Nails‘ “Hurt“

Sevendust’s Clint Lowery has shared a quarantine cover of Nine Inch Nails‘ “Hurt.“ You can check that out below:

Lowery commented:

“My cover of “Hurt” from NIN. Trent Reznor has been a hero of mine for many years. Musically no one has ever consistently inspired me. From the first song I heard until the most current piece he has released I’ve found tremendous inspiration and escape in his work.

When we covered this years ago on the day Johnny Cash passed away it helped me find a voice for myself. It made me realize you don’t have to have a technical and trained voice to sing with heart.

I don’t consider myself a lead singer in fact, but I do believe what I sing. I believe the words and feel the pain, happiness and relief when I sing.”