There’s no better way to spend a summer day than with a massive tour such as Carnival of Madness. This year headliners Shinedown brought the madness to the Stone Pony Summerstage in Asbury Park, N.J., to kick off the trek on Aug. 11. Support included heavy hitters Skillet, Sevendust, In This Moment and We As Human.
As Asking Alexandria gear up to release their new disc ‘From Death to Destiny' on Aug. 6 via Sumerian Records, the band is already planning for the future with a monstrous North American Tour run in the works. The trek will mark their biggest headlining U.S. tour to date and will feature quite a lineup of heavy hitters from the rock and metal genres.
The experience known as the Gathering of the Juggalos is set to take place this year at Hog Rock in Cave-in-Rock, Ill. on Aug. 7-11. Branching out a bit, Soulfly (not to be confused with Blowfly who are also playing) and Sevendust are slated to perform for the face-painted crowd that unites every year to celebrate their favorite bands and the Juggalo lifestyle.
Sevendust guitarist Clint Lowery is taking a step back from the road temporarily, but the band has moved quickly to fill the void, selecting Evanescence's Troy McLawhorn to sit in on guitar during Lowery's absence. The Sevendust rocker is taking the time away to be at home with his lovely wife Tara as they await the birth of their daughter. This will be the couple's second child. They wed in 2010 and already have a son, born the same year.
There’s no doubt that Sevendust fans are stoked for the band's upcoming album ‘Black Out the Sun,' as well as the their tours with Coal Chamber and Lacuna Coil in support of the new disc. Now there is even more reason to be excited, as vocalist Lajon Witherspoon has announced that he is planning to release a solo album.