The kings of heavy have returned. Sevendust released their ninth studio album today, Black Out The Sun, on their label 7Bros. Records via Warner Music Group. The video for the album’s first single, “Decay”, is out now as well. The highly-anticipated new record comes nearly three years after their previous effort, 2010′s Cold Day Memory. In between Sevendust albums, guitarist Clint Lowery and drummer Morgan Rose set up shop at The Architekt Studios in New Jersey to record the debut album of their new project, Call Me No One. While this was going down, guitarist John Connolly and bassist Vince Hornsby teamed up with drummer Scott Phillips (Alter Bridge, Creed) and guitarist Eric Friedman (Tremonti, Creed) formed the band, Projected. Their debut album, Human, was released September 18 on Connolly’s own label, Yaya Papu LLC.
titled debut album. The record went gold, and the band landed a coveted slot on Ozzfest ’98 alongside Ozzy Osbourne, Tool, Limp Bizkit, System of a Down, Incubus, Motörhead, Megadeth, Melvins, and Soulfly. In 1999, Sevendust released their sophomore mega-hit, Home. The album debuted at #19 on the Billboard Top 200. That same year, the band played the epic Woodstock ’99, which marked the 30th anniversary of the original festival. After two more studio albums, the band released the ultra-heavy Alpha, which debuted at #14 on the Billboard Top 200 in 2007. In 2008, the band saw the return of previously-departed guitarist Clint Lowery. The released a new LP, entitled Chapter VII: Hope & Sorrow. The star-studded LP featured appearances by Chris Daughtry (Daughtry), Mark Tremonti (Creed, Alter Bridge), and Myles Kennedy (Alter Bridge, Slash). The album debuted at #19 on the Billboard Top 200. In 2010, Sevendust released Cold Day Memory, which debuted at #12 on Billboard’s Top 200 chart, the highest debut of their 15 year career. – by Matt Bishop (Photography by Matt Bishop)