Sevendust is an American heavy metal lineup from Atlanta, Georgia. The ensemble was formed in 1994 by bassist Vincent Hornsby, drummer Morgan Rose and guitar player John Connolly. After their first demo, lead vocalist Lajon Witherspoon and guitarist Clint Lowery joined the group. following a few name changes, the members settled on the name Sevendust and issued their self-titled debut on April 15, 1997.
The self-titled debut sold 311 units its first week. However, through touring, and TVT support, the record gained charting success through Billboard and acquired gold certification. Since formation, Sevendust has released eight studio albums, earned additional charting success and gold sales certifications. Their eighth studio album, titled Cold Day Memory, was put forth on April 20, 2010. They have also re-released their self-titled debut record as Sevendust: Definitive Edition which contains five new tracks and a DVD.