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Metal icons Sevendust have announced their new album “Truth Killer”, to be released on their new label Napalm Records on July 28th! In addition to this announcement, the band has dropped their first single entitled “Fence”, along with a claymation music video!
As is typical for so many Sevendust songs, especially during the 2000’s, ”Fence” sees incredibly deep and beefy riffing, rattling deep bass lines with incredible vocal melodies, reminiscent of the earlier eras like “Animosity” & “Next” that the band seemed to have slightly pulled away from on 2020’s “Blood & Stone”. The band sounds tighter than ever before, and the vocals and harmonies are incredible!
I also thought it interesting that the lead single is also the closing track of the new album, so with a powerful closing like this, I’m excited to hear the rest of the album.
See band’s press release below!
Metal Legends SEVENDUST Announce 14th Album, Truth Killer, Scheduled for Worldwide Release on July 28 via New Label Home, Napalm Records | Pre-Order HERE
Claymation Music Video for “Fence” Now Available HERE
Band Set to Tour with Alter Bridge in May with More Dates to be Announced | Learn More HERE
GRAMMY® Award-nominated metal legends SEVENDUST are back with the announcement of their 14thstudio album, Truth Killer, slated for worldwide release via the band’s new label, Napalm Records. Truth Killer is the follow-up to the band’s 2020 critically acclaimed release, Blood & Stone, that saw the band gain newfound notoriety with their cover of Soundgarden’s “The Day I Tried To Live.” Truth Killer showcases that the original and current lineup – comprised of Lajon Witherspoon, Clint Lowery, John Connolly, Vince Hornsby and Morgan Rose – sound as relevant today as they did on their 1997 self-titled debut. Producer, friend and collaborator Michael “Elvis” Baskette returns to produce Truth Killer, which is available for pre-order in multiple configurations HERE.
From the introspective opening of “I Might Let The Devil Win” to the classic SEVENDUST sound of “Fence,” the twelve songs on Truth Killer demonstrate the diverse style that has won the band a legion of loyal fans. “Truth Killer,” “Everything” and “Holy Water” combine elements of the classic SEVENDUST sound with modern updates, pointing their lyrical lens at the world today. The first song released is the album closer “Fence,” out now and accompanied by a claymation music video directed and animated by Ollie Jones. The video tells the story of a chemical leak during a SEVENDUST show that causes the band to turn in to zombies – but SEVENDUST will live forever!
Watch the music video for “Fence” HERE:
Pre-Order Truth Killer HERE:
Truth Killer Track-listing:
1. I Might Let the Devil Win
2. Truth Killer
3. Won’t Stop the Bleeding
5. No Revolution
6. Sick Mouth
7. Holy Water
8. Leave Hell Behind
9. Superficial Drug
11. Love and Hate
SEVENDUST Truth Killer will be available in the following formats:
-1CD 6p. Digisleeve
-1LP Gatefold Vinyl BLACK
-1LP Gatefold Vinyl MINT – North American retail Only
-1LP Gatefold Vinyl *Die Hard* MARBLED BLUE/WHITE/BLACK (Slipmat, Record Butler) – Napalm Mail Order Only, limited to 300
-1LP Gatefold Vinyl GLOW IN THE DARK – Band Mail Order Only, limited to 500
-1LP Gatefold Vinyl CURACAO TRANSPARENT – Band Mail Order Only, limited to 500
-1LP Gatefold Vinyl GOLD – Band Mail Order Only, limited to 500
-1LP Gatefold Vinyl ORANGE TRANSPARENT – Band Mail Order Only, limited to 500
-Music Cassette NEON YELLOW TRANSPARENT – Napalm Mail Order Only
-1CD 6p. Digisleeve + Shirt “Truth Killer” Bundle – Napalm Mail Order Only
[1LP Gatefold Vinyl *Die Hard* MARBLED BLUE/WHITE/BLACK (Slipmat, Record Butler)]
With a reputation as being one of the best live bands and recently making headlines as the band you “don’t ever, ever, ever want to go on after” SEVENDUST will be heading out on tour next month opening for longtime friends Alter Bridge. The band has also been confirmed for the WJRR Earthday Birthday 2023 (April 22), WDHA’s Rock The Rock Fest (April 28) and Sick New World 2023 (May 13). As a band who loves to bring the music to their fans live, more dates will be announced in the future and 2023 /2024 will be busy years for SEVENDUST. More information on all upcoming tour dates and ticket and VIP info can be found here: https://sevendust.com/pages/tour.
SEVENDUST 2023 Tour Dates
April 22 – Orlando, FL – WJRR Earthday Birthday 2023
April 28 – Newark, NJ – WDHA’s Rock The Rock Fest
May 6 – Greensboro, NC – Piedmont Hall *
May 7 – North Myrtle Beach, SC – House of Blues Myrtle Beach *
May 9 – Charlotte, NC – The Fillmore Charlotte *
May 11 – Louisville, KY – The Louisville Palace *
May 13 – Las Vegas, NV – Sick New World 2023
May 14 – Chattanooga, TN – The Signal *
May 16 – Pensacola, FL – Pensacola Saenger Theatre *
May 17 – New Orleans, LA – Fillmore New Orleans *
May 19 – Dothan, AL – The Plant *
May 20 – West Greenville, SC – The Foundry at Judson Mill #
* Opening for Alter Bridge
# Headline show
SEVENDUST never follow a linear path. Instead, they continue to bulldoze a lane of their own with a proven one-two punch of rumbling grooves, unpredictable riffing, and stirringly soulful vocals unlike anything else in hard rock. As a result, their music connects straight to the heart as evidenced by their full-contact live shows and diehard “family” of fans. It’s why they’ve been around since 1994, tallied global sales of seven million, logged three gold-selling albums, delivered three Top 15 debuts on the Billboard 200, and garnered a GRAMMY® Award nomination in the category of “Best Metal Performance.” 2021 saw them deliver one of the most-acclaimed albums of their career – their thirteenth studio masterpiece – Blood & Stone, which Metal Hammer christened “Sevendust’s best work in years.” However, the Atlanta quintet—Lajon Witherspoon [lead vocals], Clint Lowery [lead guitar, backing vocals], John Connolly [rhythm guitar, backing vocals], Vince Hornsby [bass], and Morgan Rose [drums]—defy expectations yet again on their fourteenth full-length and debut for Napalm Records, Truth Killer, produced by Michael “Elvis” Baskette [Alter Bridge, Trivium, Slash]. Ultimately, Truth Killer reaffirms there’s only one SEVENDUST—and they’re here forever.
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