With the recent completion of their US headline tour and the critical and fan success of their 13th album Blood & Stone, heavy metal giants Sevendust have today released a special, digital expanded edition of that album. Blood & Stone Deluxe has new sleeve artwork and contains five new tracks including three never-before-released remixes and two newly recorded songs. Jake Bowen of Periphery, Richard Wicander of Fire From The Gods and Justin deBlieck formerly of Ice Nine Kills provide remixes and the band finished recording “All I Really Know” and “What You Are” specifically for this release. Blood & Stone Deluxe is being released via all digital partners via Rise Records and was produced by Michael “Elvis” Baskette. Blood & Stone Deluxe is available now here.
To coincide with the release of Blood & Stone Deluxe, Sevendust has shared a visualiser for “What You’ve Become (Justin deBlieck Remix).” The Justin deBlieck remix contains the emotion of the original while building upon thematical musical elements adding a massive string arrangement to it. The band led up to today’s release sharing snippets of the other remixes on social media. The visualiser for “What You’ve Become (Justin deBlieck Remix)” can be seen here: https://youtu.be/FklAPp-uez0.
From the pulsating intro of album opener “Dying To Live” to the now popular original album closer “The Day I Tried To Live,” Sevendust continue to push the sound they have made their own for more than 25 years. Tracks like “Love,” “Blood From A Stone,” “Kill Me” and “Against The World” showcases why the band has been adored by fans and critics alike. Lajon Witherspoon, Clint Lowery, John Connolly, Vince Hornsby and Morgan Rose raised the bar with Blood & Stone and continue to push it further with Blood & Stone Deluxe. The new music fits perfectly alongside with the bands most seminal tracks that have become the cornerstone of the band’s live performances.
1) Dying To Live
3) Blood From A Stone
4) Feel Like Going On
5) What You’ve Become
6) Kill Me
7) Nothing Left To See Here Anymore
10) Against The World
12) Wish You Well
13) The Day I Tried To Live
14) Dying To Live (Jake Bowen Remix)
15) Kill Me (Richard Wicander Remix)
16) What You’ve Become (Justin deBlieck Remix)
17) All I Really Know
18) What You Are
Comments on “Blood & Stone”:
“A very sturdy slab of 21st-century hard rock.” – Classic Rock
“The songs bristle with melody and aggression… Sevendust’s best work in years.” – Metal Hammer
“It does absolutely everything you’d expect it to. The band have their core sound, straddling bombastic hard rock and jagged alternative metal, absolutely nailed…. one of modern rock’s most consistent acts.” – Kerrang!
“Sevendust seem to apply their craft with a professional ease, with monumental tracks apparently sliding easily from vocals and instruments. Another powerhouse from the superbly creative quintet!” – Powerplay
“Blood & Stone is another incredible achievement for the band who are still showing no signs of slowing down.” – Distorted Sound