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Sevendust Biography

Comprising lead singer Lajon Witherspoon, guitarists John Connolly and Clint Lowery, bass player Vince Hornsby and drummer Morgan Rose, this Alternative-Metal band formed in Atlanta, Georgia USA, in 1994 as Crawlspace; signing to TVT Records, the group adopted the name Sevendust.

The quintet released their self-titled debut album in the spring of 1997, it peaked at #5 on The Billboard Top Heatseekers chart and later went gold spawning three Mainstream Rock top 40 single cuts: "Bitch", "Too Close To Hate" and "Black".

Two years later, their second effort, "Home" cracked the top 20 of The Billboard 200 Albums chart while the lead single, "Denial", peaked at #14 on The Mainstream Rock list and its follow-up, "Waffle", made top 30 on the same chart. Both these singles were also ranked in the top 40 of The Modern Rock chart.

In late 2000 the group's frontman, Lajon Witherspoon, made a special guest appearance on various artists alt-Metal project "Strait Up", recording "Angels' Son", the single hit #15 on The Modern Rock chart and shortly thereafter, Sevendust embarked on an American tour as openers for Creed.

Their next album, 2001's "Animosity", reached the #28 position in the U.S. and generated three Active Rock top 40 tracks, including the #15 "Praise", "Live Again" and "Xmas Day"; the first single, "Praise", became the band's most successful single to date, as it entered the top 25 of The Modern Rock list. The quintet supported the album performing on the national tour, Locobazooka, sharing the stage with Filter, Nonpoint, Earshot and many more.

Sevendust's fourth album, "Seasons", was issued in October of 2003, the 12-song set climbed The Billboard Top 200 peaking at #14, their best chart-placing to date; "Enemy" hit #10 on The Mainstream Rock Tracks; "Broken Down" and "Face To Face" followed, reaching the #20 and #22 spots, respectively, on the same chart.
In December 2004 Clint Lowery left the band citing “personal issues” and began work on his new project, Dark New Day.

Weeks later, Sevendust hired Sonny Mayo to fill the vacant guitarist slot and in October 2005 the band released "Next", which quickly catapulted into the top 20 of The Billboard 200 while the first single, "Ugly", peaked at #12 on The Mainstream Rock chart; the follow-up single, "Failure", also enjoyed airplay on Active Rock stations breaking into the top 30 ranks of the Billboard's chart.

The Atlanta-based quintet's sixth full-length studio record, "Alpha", was released in March 2007 and rose to #14 on The Billboard Top 200 Albums chart. The disc contained the album's preceding internet track "Deathstar", the Hot Mainstream Rock top 10 smash "Driven" and a further Active Rock radio top 40 hit in the form of " Beg To Differ".

April 2008, saw Sevendust unleash, "Chapter VII Hope And Sorrow", their second on the band's wholly owned record label, 7Bros. Records under Warner Music Group's Asylum. The CD was another Billboard's top 20 album for the band and it generated "Prodigal Son" which peaked at #19 on The Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks plus one more Active Rock top 30 hit with "The Past". Guests on the record include Alter Bridge's Myles Kennedy and Chris Daughtry.

The Georgia heavy-Rock outfit released its eighth album, "Cold Day Memory", in April 2010; the 12-song set marked Sevendust's first studio recording with the band's original line-up since 2003's "Seasons", in fact guitarist Clint Lowery, rejoined the crew soon after the release of the previous album. The first official single, "Unraveling", hit #29 on The Rock Songs chart while the CD rocketed to #12 on The Billboard 200, their best chart placing to date. The album included two more singles, "Forever" and "Last Breath", both of which were welcomed by Active Rock radio.

Sevendust has set "Black Out The Sun" as the title of its new record which is expected out March 26, 2013.


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    Group shot 2000
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    Sevendust 2003
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    The band line-up 2005