SOURCE: Warner Music Group/Independent Label Group

March 20, 2007 10:00 ET

Sevendust Debuts at #14 on the Billboard Top 200!

NEW YORK, NY -- (MARKET WIRE) -- March 20, 2007 -- Sevendust equals their highest Billboard album ranking of their career! "Alpha," out via WMG's Independent Label Group on 7Bros/Asylum, entered the chart today at #14, selling 42,398 records, the band's highest position in their history! It's an astounding return to form for a band that's proving themselves to be career musicians.

"Driven," the first single, has climbed to #16 on the Mediabase Active Rock thanks to support of stations like KISW/Seattle, WIIL/Chicago, WRIF/Detroit, KUPD/Phoenix, KXXR/Minneapolis, WIYY/Baltimore, KOMP/Las Vegas, WEDG/Buffalo, Music Choice, Squizz/XM and Octane/Sirius, among others. The video has been added to rotation on Fuse's "Uranium" and was featured on MTV2's "Headbanger's Ball" this past weekend.

John Kosik's Associated Press review paints the perfect Sevendust picture. It's so on point that it's necessary that the whole thing makes it in this release:

(AP) -- Sevendust, "Alpha" (Asylum/7 Bros. Records): Sevendust has been reborn on "Alpha," the group's sixth studio release and first for its own 7 Bros. label. After seizing creative control of their career, battling personal difficulties, and overcoming near bankruptcy in label disputes, this Atlanta quintet has emerged with renewed focus and energy. The group's previous three efforts had their moments, but Sevendust hasn't been this consistently hard-hitting since its self-titled 1997 debut or 1999 follow-up, "Home." The guitar attack of John Connelly and Sonny Mayo is punishing and melodic, Vince Hornsby holds a tight bass groove, and Morgan Rose's relentless drumming and backing vocals are as focused and angry as his tortured lyrics. Breathing life into Rose's confessionals are the versatile lead vocals of Lajon Witherspoon, who growls and spits fire in defiance before soaring to incredibly soulful highs. "Driven," "Confessions of Hatred," "Aggression," and the title track hold up with the band's finest work, and "Deathstar," "Beg to Differ," and "Story of Your Life" are a welcome return to form as well. Without question, loyal fans have always hoped Sevendust had a few records like this left to give. -- John Kosik, Associated Press

The band is on tour and available for press.

Sevendust Headlining Dates w/Red, Diecast and Invitro opening; for exact dates go to:

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