The first in a series of webisodes featuring behind-the-scenes footage from the making of “Kill The Flaw”, the eleventh studio album from SEVENDUST, can be seen below. Due on October 2 via 7Bros. Records with ADA/Warner Brothers distribution, the CD was produced by SEVENDUST and recorded at Architekt Music in Butler, New Jersey with engineer/mixer Mike Ferretti.
“Kill The Flaw” is available for digital pre-order at iTunes. Fans who order the album will receive an instant download of the first single, “Thank You”, which can be streamed below as well as via streaming partners Spotify and Apple Music.
“We took some time off from the heavy side of SEVENDUST, and when it came time to record some new music, Clint, John, Vinnie, Morgan and I put everything we had in to what became ‘Kill The Flaw’,” states vocalist Lajon Witherspoon. “We love this new music and we can’t wait to share it with our amazing SEVENDUST family!”
Throughout the album, SEVENDUST’s musical development flourishes while never losing the signature sound that has garnered the band fans worldwide.
Tracks like “Death Dance”, “Cease And Desist” and “Not Today” showcase the growth of the band as songwriters.
“Kill The Flaw” track listing:
01. Thank You
02. Death Dance
05. Cease And Desist
06. Not Today
08. Kill The Flaw
09. Silly Beast
10. Peace And Destruction
In a recent interview with Loudwire, SEVENDUST guitarist John Connolly stated about the band’s new material: “It’s funny, you come out of acoustic world and immediately you’re, like, ‘All right, let’s get metal again. Let’s get heavy.'”
He continued: “There’s a lot of heavy on this one, but there’s also a lot of melody. There’s a lot of spillover from where our headspace was at on an acoustic perspective, which is great.
“I love being as heavy as we can be but Lajon, he’s a melodic singer, and I think he’s going to be excited about a lot of stuff. As heavy as we’re trying to be, there’s still a ton of melody on it.”
Connolly added: “We’ve had such a good time during the last two records, collaborating together as a five-piece which is something we haven’t done since the first album. All we had was a rehearsal room, each other, paying the rent and a few shows. Someone would come up with a riff or a demo and bring it in and we’d really hammer it out as a band. We had so much fun on ‘Black Out the Sun’ and ‘Time Travelers & Bonfires’, really, just being in each other’s face instead of wondering is this going to work or is that going to work?
“Having five cooks in the kitchen at all times, most times, with most bands can be counterproductive, but for us, it just works so much better for us; we’re so much more efficient. We’re much happier without the guesswork. You play a riff, then Vinny [Hornsby, bass] starts playing, then Clint comes in, and questions get answered, and then you move on to the next thing.
“It’s the stuff that we create together that’s usually the stuff that gets us the most excited.”
SEVENDUST is comprised of vocalist Lajon Witherspoon, guitarists John Connolly and Clint Lowery, bassist Vince Hornsby and drummer Morgan Rose.