SEVENDUST has inked a deal with Rise Records. The band is tentatively scheduled to enter the studio in November with producer Michael "Elvis" Baskette (ALTER BRIDGE, SLASH) to begin recording the follow-up to 2015's "Kill The Flaw" album for a spring 2018 release.
In a new video message posted on the SEVENDUST Facebook page, guitarist John Connolly stated about the group's plans for the next disc: "We're kind of in demo mode right now. It's super preliminary. We're just working on demos and all that good stuff, kind of getting a direction, getting a vibe, getting a feel for the record. But we're gonna put a lot of time in and get you guys a record out next year that we'll be really looking forward to getting behind and touring."
He added: "We'll probably start pre-production and recording somewhere in the neck of September and October, and we'll be hopping in the studio in November to record a new record."
Connolly went on to say that he was "super, super excited to be working with" Baskette on the next SEVENDUST album. He said: "[It's] really exciting for me, 'cause I get to sleep in my own bed, [laughs] being that he's local here in Orlando."
SEVENDUST singer Lajon Witherspoon confirmed the Rise signing in a recent interview with The Washington Times. He said: "It is amazing. We have been sending music back and forth. Things are starting to come together. The magic happens when we all get in one room. It's like we are those 17-, 18- and 19-year-olds [again], doing what they love. And that's music."
Witherspoon also talked about SEVENDUST's longevity, saying: "We love each other, man. We're brothers. So we fight. Somebody will call somebody else a douchebag. At the end of the day, we look at how far we've come and realize it would be foolish for us to ever take this for granted. We have a family. And not just a family at home, the family that has grown up with us and supported us through the years. We can't let them down."
SEVENDUST last year received its first-ever Grammy nomination after two decades together as a band. "Thank You", the debut single from "Kill The Flaw", received a nomination for "Best Metal Performance".
SEVENDUST is comprised of Witherspoon, the dual-guitar attack of Connolly and Clint Lowery, and the driving rhythm section of Vince Hornsby on bass and Morgan Rose on drums.
Sevendust and Projected updatePosted by Sevendust on Thursday, July 6, 2017