Band To Begin Recording 12th Studio Album With Michael “Elvis” Baskette This Fall
New Album Slated For Spring 2018 Release
(New York, NY – July 14, 2017) – Heavy metal legends Sevendust have inked a new record deal with Rise Records. Coming off the success of their last album Kill The Flaw, a record that brought the band their highest album sales chart position of their career, Sevendust join the an impressive roster of labelmates that includes Five Finger Death Punch, Of Mice & Men, Silverstein and PVRIS to name a few. Sevendust is comprised of iconic vocalist Lajon Witherspoon, the dual-guitar attack of John Connolly and Clint Lowery, and the driving rhythm section of Vince Hornsby on bass and Morgan Rose on drums.
"Signing Sevendust is definitely one of the highlights of my career. I'm honored to work with an artist with a legacy as great as theirs, and I'm really excited to work with them on the forthcoming album," explains Craig Ericson, Founder of Rise Records.
"For Sevendust, it was important to find a label that understood where we've been and have some new ideas and strategies on where we can go. Through our 20 years playing together, we have garnered the best fans in the world that have become our extended family. Rise from the very beginning explained a very unique game plan to us that we feel like is going to help us celebrate our die hard Sevendust fans and expose us to new ones,” explains guitarist John Connolly. “There is an excitement we feel just knowing the Rise team is going to be behind this new chapter of our career"
Sevendust have already decided on who will produce the next album; the band’s 12th studio release scheduled for Spring 2018. Michael “Elvis” Baskette, known for his work with Alter Bridge; Tremonti; Slash; and others, will be at the helm when the band begins recording in the Fall. More information on Sevendust working with “Elvis” as it comes available.
Sevendust recently wrapped up a series of headline dates in support of the 20-year anniversary of their self-titled debut release. The band played the album in its entirety to packed rooms across the east coast with more potential dates to be announced in the future.
Sevendust formed in 1996 and have forged one of hard rock’s most diehard audiences. 2014’s acoustic offering Time Traveler’s & Bonfires saw an overwhelming response from that community, being quickly funded through a highly successful PledgeMusic campaign. Just a year prior, Black Out The Sun entered Billboard’s Top Hard Music Albums chart at #1 and landed at #18 on the Top 200. They kicked off their illustrious career with an untouchable string of three gold albums, beginning with their self-titled 1997 debut and continuing with Home in 1999 and Animosity in 2001. Along the way, they’ve sold out shows everywhere and given unforgettable performances at the likes of Rock On The Range, Woodstock, OZZfest, and Shiprocked!.
A MESSAGE FROM IVAN MOODY OF FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH
To All Five Finger Death Punch Fans
I wanted to write to all of you and express my deep regret for not being able to finish the last few shows on our European summer tour.
I am in a treatment facility addressing the addiction issues that have interfered with everything in my life.
I love you guys and I love my band... It’s what I do and I can't imagine my life without it. I am 100% committed to getting healthy so I can get back on stage with Five Finger Death Punch.
At this point, I AM ON TRACK TO RETURN TO THE BAND WITH A VENGEANCE in Springfield, IL, when we begin the next leg of our North American tour dates. It’s my intention to sing at each and every future show we are committed to, in North America and in Europe. I can’t wait to put all of this behind me and move forward.
I’d like to thank Tommy Vext for doing such a great job filling in for me while I was away. I’d like to thank my brothers in 5FDP for supporting me through these hard times. We’ve been through hell and back and we’re not gonna stop here. I would also like to thank my family & friends for standing behind me while I take care of what I need to regarding my health. But most importantly, I’d like to thank you, the fans, for your unwavering support as I recover. This has not been an easy year for me, but your encouragement and positivity is what keeps me going.
See all you Knuckleheads on August 19th!! Ivan Moody
STONE SOUR’S “SONG #3” CLAIMS #1 AT ACTIVE ROCK RADIO MARKING THE BAND’S FOURTH #1 AT THE FORMAT
PRE-ORDERS FOR HYDROGRAD AVAILABLE AT ALL DSPS AND WWW.STONESOUR.COM
NEW SONG “MERCY” LIVE FROM SPHERE STUDIOS OUT NOW
NORTH AMERICAN TOUR ALONGSIDE KORN UNDERWAY
HYDROGRAD ARRIVES EVERYWHERE FRIDAY, JUNE 30TH
WATCH STONE SOUR PERFORM NEW SONG “MERCY” LIVE FROM SPHERE STUDIOS
YOUTUBE: https://youtu.be/WnA8B6ij1Zc EMBED: <iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/WnA8B6ij1Zc" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> Breakthrough rock act Stone Sour has claimed the #1 spot at Active Rock Radio with their new single “Song #3.” The track, which is joined by a Ryan Valdez directed official video, has received over 2 Million views on the band’s official YouTube channel while garnering over 3 Million streams on Spotify. “Song #3” is the GRAMMY® nominated band’s fourth #1 single and eighth Top 5 single at the format. Last week Stone Sour shared a fourth new track off their highly anticipated LP, HYDROGRAD, as they unveiled a live video for “Mercy,” which they performed and recorded at Sphere Studios in North Hollywood, CA. The performance of “Mercy” is streaming now on Stone Sour’s official YouTube channel. Stone Sour’s eagerly awaited new LP, HYDROGRAD, features the tracks “Song #3,” “Fabuless,” and “Taipei Person/Allah Tea,” which are available now at all DSPs and streaming services. “Fabuless” is joined by an official music video, directed by Paul Brown, which has amassed over 4.5 million views on Stone Sour’s official YouTube channel.
HYDROGRAD is available for pre-order at all DSPs and via www.stonesour.com, with all pre-orders accompanied by instant grat downloads of “Fabuless,” “Song #3” and “Taipei Person/Allah Tea” (see tracklisting / album art attached). Exclusive pre-order merch bundles are also available at www.stonesour.com.
Stone Sour recently embarked on an epic summer trek alongside fellow Roadrunner recording group Korn deemed, “The Serenity of Summer Tour,” which is set to continue through early August (see tour itinerary attached). Presented by Live Nation, support throughout the eclectic tour comes from Babymetal, Skillet, Yelawolf, Islander and Ded. Furthermore, Stone Sour has several festival appearances slated for this summer including Rock Fest (7/14), Rock USA (7/15), Chicago Open Air (7/16) and more. This fall Stone Sour will head overseas for an international leg of their ‘Hydrograd World Tour’ which will kick off November 10th with a performance at Moscow, Russia’s Stadium. The band will then return to the states this October for a set of festival performances including Houston Open Air (10/15), and Monster Energy Aftershock (10/21). For complete details and ticket availability, please visit www.stonesour.com.
Stone Sour unleashed their eponymous debut album in 2002 and was immediately confirmed as one of the most significant hard rock outfits of the 21st century. The self-titled release earned RIAA gold certification while singles “Get Inside” and “Inhale” each received GRAMMY® Award nominations for “Best Metal Performance.”
COME WHAT(EVER) MAY followed in 2006 and proved an even greater accomplishment with a top 5 debut on the SoundScan/Billboard 200 and a #1 entry onto Billboard’s “Rock Albums” chart. The acclaimed album spawned still another GRAMMY®-nominated single in “30/30-150” on its own way to RIAA gold certification. COME WHAT(EVER) MAY unleashed a series of rock radio classics, including “Sillyworld,” “Made of Scars,” the #1 hit, “Through Glass,” which spent seven weeks atop Billboard’s “Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks” while also reaching #2 on “Alternative Songs” and the top 40 on the overall “Hot 100.” The song’s companion video was also a favorite, now with over 49 million individual views at YouTube alone.
Stone Sour’s most recent all-original releases, the monumental HOUSE OF GOLD & BONES – PART 1 and HOUSE OF GOLD & BONES – PART 2, both made top 10 debuts on the SoundScan/Billboard 200 just six months apart from one another – the band’s third and fourth consecutive top 10 chart entries. The two-part concept album yielded a string of multi-format rock radio hits, including the top 5 favorites “Absolute Zero,” “Do Me A Favor,” and “Tired,” the latter of which ascended to #1 at Mainstream Rock outlets nationwide.
HOUSE OF GOLD & BONES drew widespread critical applause with ArtistDirect hailing “PART 1” as “a milestone for Stone Sour and for modern rock music. It's on par with Alice In Chains’ ‘DIRT,’ Metallica’s MASTER OF PUPPETS, Queens of the Stone Age’s SONGS FOR THE DEAF, Soundgarden’s SUPERUNKNOWN, and any other game-changing albums you can think of.” HOUSE OF GOLD & BONES – PART 2 earned equally great acclaim, including placement on Revolver’s “Top 20 Albums of 2013” and Loudwire’s “Top 10 Rock + Metal Albums of 2013” ranking. The Guardian, in its four-out-of-five starred rave, praised Stone Sour frontman Corey Taylor’s “remarkable transformation into heavy music's premier polymath and renaissance man” while further hailing the album’s “towering melodies and moments of radio-friendly majesty, the band's trademark straddling of the divide between metal and commercial rock sounding increasingly adroit.”
2015 saw the arrival of STRAIGHT OUTTA BURBANK, an unprecedented EP in which Stone Sour take on five immortal songs originally performed by such iconic artists as Bad Brains, Iron Maiden, The Rolling Stones, Mötley Crüe, and Slayer. The EP is highlighted by a stunning rendition of The Rolling Stones’ “Gimme Shelter” featuring distinctive guest vocals from Lzzy Hale of Atlantic recording group Halestorm, STRAIGHT OUTTA BURBANK is available now at all DSPs and streaming services.
Known far and wide as a truly incendiary live act, Stone Sour has built an international fan following through countless headline tours, multi-artist caravans, and performances at such famed festivals as Rock In Rio and the UK’s Download Festival.
Stone Sour is: Corey Taylor (vocals), Josh Rand (guitar), Roy Mayorga (drums), Johny Chow (bass), and Christian Martucci (guitar).
For additional news and information, please visit stonesour.com , facebook.com/stonesour, twitter.com/stonesour, youtube.com/stonesour, and roadrunnerrecords.com.
THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER To Co-Headline The Summer Slaughter Tour With Dying Fetus; New Album Due Out This Fall
Currently finishing work on their upcoming eighth full-length, THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER will head back out on the road this summer, as co-headliners of The Summer Slaughter Tour with Dying Fetus. The US trek -- which runs from July 27th through August 26th -- will also see THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER perform Nocturnal in its entirety in honor of the album's ten-year anniversary! Support will be provided by Oceano, Origin, Slaughter To Prevail, Rings Of Saturn, Betraying The Martyrs, and Lorna Shore. See below for all dates.
THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER: The Summer Slaughter Tour w/ Fetus, Oceano, Origin, Slaughter To Prevail, Rings Of Saturn, Betraying The Martyrs, Lorna Shore: 7/27/2017 Reverb - Reading, PA 7/28/2017 Starland Ballroom - Sayreville, NJ 7/29/2017 The Palladium - Worcester, MA 7/30/2017 Webster Hall - New York, NY 8/02/2017 The International - Knoxville, TN 8/03/2017 The Masquerade (Heaven) - Atlanta, GA 8/05/2017 Come And Take It Live - Austin, TX 8/06/2017 Gas Monkey Live! - Dallas, TX 8/07/2017 House of Blues - Houston, TX 8/09/2017 Sunshine Theater - Albuquerque, NM 8/10/2017 The Marquee - Tempe, AZ 8/11/2017 City National Grove of Anaheim- Anaheim, CA 8/12/2017 The Novo - Los Angeles, CA 8/13/2017 House Of Blues - San Diego, CA 8/15/2017 The UC Theatre Taube Family Music Hall - Berkeley, CA 8/17/2017 Studio Seven - Seattle, WA 8/19/2017 The Summit Music Hall - Denver, CO 8/21/2017 The Cabooze - Minneapolis, MN 8/22/2017 Concord Music Hall - Chicago, IL 8/23/2017 Bogart's - Cincinnati, OH 8/25/2017 The Majestic - Detroit, MI 8/26/2017 Agora Theatre And Ballroom - Cleveland, OH
THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER will release their as-yet-untitled album this fall via Metal Blade Records. Guitars, bass, and drums were tracked with former THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER bassist Ryan Williams, while vocals were tracked with Joe Cincotta. Jacob Hansen (Aborted, Volbeat etc.) is currently mixing and mastering the record at Hansen Studios in Demark. The upcoming full-length is the follow-up to 2015's critically-acclaimed Abysmal, which was named one of the best albums of the year by Metal Sucks, Metal Injection, and Metal Insider, among many others. To preview and purchase Abysmal, visit: metalblade.com/tbdm.
VENOM INC. Release First Video in New Interview Series, Discuss Band Reunion, Signing to Nuclear Blast and More
New Album, Avé, out August 11, 2017 via Nuclear Blast | Pre-Order Here
"Blood Stained Earth" Headline Tour with Goatwhore, Toxic Holocaust and The Convalescence Begins September 1 - Meet & Greet Packages Available!
Today, VENOM INC. have revealed the first of several videos in a new interview series, featuring personal commentary from the band about the new album, the history of the band, the album art, and more. Watch the first video in the series, in which the members of the band discuss signing to Nuclear Blast. Below is the Interview
VENOM INC. will kick off their upcoming Blood Stained Earth headline tour, featuring support from Goatwhore, Toxic Holocaust and The Convalescence, on September 1. Tickets for each date of the Blood Stained Earth tour are on sale now at the links below.Exclusive VENOM INC. meet & greet packages are available with limited availability - for details please visit: http://bit.ly/VenomIncVIP
In addition to the tour, VENOM INC. are set to perform dates in Europe throughout 2017, including stops at MetalDays Festival, Heavy Metal Cauldron and others. The band will perform classic Venom sets and new tracks. See below for all current performance dates:
VENOM INC. Summer Dates: 7/24 - Sotocje, Slovenia @ MetalDays Festival 7/29 - Thiesi, Sardinia, Italy @ Bardaneris 8/5 - Lyon, France @ Sylak Open Air
VENOM INC.'s Blood Stained Earth Tour w/ Goatwhore, Toxic Holocaust and The Convalescence: **Click each VENUE for tickets 9/1 - Philadelphia, PA @ Voltage 9/2 - New York, NY @ Gramercy Theater 9/3 - Boston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall 9/4 - Montreal, QC @ Les Foufounes Electriques 9/5 - Toronto, ON @ Mod Club 9/6 - Detroit, MI @ Harpos 9/7 - Cleveland, OH @ Agora Ballroom 9/8 - Chicago, IL @ Reggies 9/9 - Cave In Rock, IL @ Full Terror Metal Fest 9/10 - Kansas City, MO @ Riot Room 9/11 - Denver, CO @ Marquis Theater 9/13 - Spokane, WA @ The Pin 9/14 - Seattle, WA @ Studio 7 9/15 - Vancouver, BC @ Rickshaw Theater 9/16 - Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theater 9/18 - San Francisco, CA @ Slims 9/19 - Los Angeles, CA @ The Roxy Theatre 9/20 - San Diego, CA @ Brick By Brick 9/21 - Phoenix, AZ @ Club Red 9/22 - El Paso, TX @ Tricky Falls 9/23 - Dallas, TX @ Gas Monkey 9/24 - Austin, TX @ Grizzly Hall 9/25 - Houston, TX @ White Oak Music Hall 9/26 - New Orleans, LA @ Parish at HOB 9/28 - Miami, FL @ Churchill's 9/29 - Tampa, FL @ Orpheum 9/30 - Orlando, FL @ The Haven 10/1 - Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade 10/2 - Baltimore, MD @ Soundstage
VENOM INC. Fall Festival Dates: 10/27 - Helsinki, Finland @ Heavy Metal Cauldron
Regardless of your take on black metal forefathers Venom, they are the undisputed originators of extreme metal as we know it. Almost 40 years after their inception, the revitalized 1989-1992 line-up of guitarist Jeff "Mantas" Dunn, vocalist/bassist Tony "Demolition Man" Dolan and drummer Anthony "Abaddon" Bray have returned with a monster of an album.
VENOM INC. was born during an impromptu live set at 2015's Keep it True Festival in Lauda-Königshofen, Germany. The on-stage reunion was a rousing success amongst Venom fans and music industry personnel alike, and although it was originally only set up for fun, Dolan began receiving numerous show offers for VENOM INC. from booking agents around the world. What started as a live set to celebrate Venom's legacy immediately turned into a serious reunion discussion. The rest is history.
Going into writing Avé, VENOM INC. realized their live performance was the key to creating an album that would be a metal classic. It was clear that any songs the trio came up with had to have the intensity, the honesty and the aggression that was happening for VENOM INC. in a live situation. Simply put, they needed to translate what they do on stage onto a record. Not once did they look back on the Venom catalogue and think, "We have to write another 'Black Metal' or another 'Schizo'..." The focus is on VENOM INC. and everything the rejuvenated three-piece do in the here and now.