I have a feeling Sevendust are going to have a pretty damn good 2018. The band have just released their third single ‘Medicated’ which is off the bands upcoming record “All I See Is War”, out May 11th.
“All I See Is War” is the band’s first release through Rise Records. This has come as a bit of a shock, as Rise Records are famous for such acts as Issues, Memphis May Fire, PVRIS, Silverstein and more. In recent months, however the label have expanded bringing in Sevendust alongside Five Finger Death Punch and Australia’s own Dead Letter Circus.
‘Medicated’ is what you love to hear from Sevendust. Those melodies from Lajon Witherspoon, riffs upon riffs, but its that groove that’s the winner for sure. With the other singles ‘Dirty’ and ‘Not Original’, “All I See Is War” is shaping up to be one of the band’s strongest releases. Sevendust will always continue to push boundaries but keeping the core fanbase happy.
Guitarist John Conolly spoke to All That Shreds about the making of the band’s new album.
“We wrote a lot more [than we did on previous records],”
“We usually come to the party with 30 new songs to choose from. This time we had 50-60 songs. You have time off, and you’re excited about writing new songs. Every time you get a chance to make new music, we ask ourselves, do we kind of stay right what we are, or do we explore something new? There’s always that moment you go. ‘What new territory can we get ourselves into?'”
John also discusses recording with Michael “Elvis” Baskette, famous for Slash, Alter Bridge and Story Of The Year.
“I’ve been a massive fan of Elvis‘s since INCUBUS and STP, going way back,He produced some of the earliest STONE TEMPLE PILOTS. Tone-wise, all good stuff. For us, it was such a welcome [change]. We hadn’t worked with a producer for a while. The last time we worked with an actual producer — not to take anything away from [engineer and mixer] Mike Ferretti, [who] stepped into that role for sure and helped us out [on 2013’s ‘Black Out The Sun’ and 2015’s ‘Kill The Flaw’] — it was 2008, and it’s been a while, almost ten years, so we figured, ‘All right. Let’s hit reboot and let’s get someone.'”
See them Medicate this Spring
Sevendust are also currently on tour with fellow rise act, Memphis May Fire and Madame Mayhem.
See them at these remaining dates.
05/01 – Destin, Fla. @ Club LA
05/02 – Nashville, Tenn. @ Cannery Ballroom
05/4 – Concord, N.C. @ Carolina Rebellion
05/05 – Virginia Beach, Va. @ Lunatic Luau
05/06 – Lancaster, Pa. @ Chameleon Club
05/08 – Portland, Maine @ Aura
05/09 – Clifton Park, N.Y. @ Upstate Concert Hall
05/11 – Royal Oak, Mich. @ Royal Oak Music Hall
05/12 – Ft. Wayne, Ind. @ Rock on the River
05/18 – Peoria, Ill. @ WAQX Spring Fling
05/19 – Joliet, Ill. @ The Forge
05/20 – Belvidere, Ill. @ Apollo Theater
05/22 – Denver, Colo. @ Oriental Theater
05/23 – Colorado Springs, Colo. @ Black Sheep
05/25 – Pryor, Okla. @ Rocklahoma
05/26 – Memphis, Tenn. @ New Daisy Theater
05/27 – Knoxville, Tenn. @ The International
05/29 – Lexington, Ky. @ Manchester Music Hall
06/01 – Sioux City, Iowa @ Hard Rock Hotel and Casino
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