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SEVENDUST Drummer Says The Band Is Discussing Their End Date

"The band has discussed, like, when's the end date?"

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Sevendust will turn 30 years old in 2024, though it doesn't seem like the band will be eyeing up their 40th anniversary after that. According to drummer Morgan Rose in an interview with The Jasta Show, the band is going to record a new album this year and then do a tour sometime in 2023. After that, Rose notes that Sevendust isn't planning on being around full-time.

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"I go to Kansas on the 20th. We're gonna finish up the writing for it then. I'll be there for, like, a week — me and the rest of the guys are going to Kansas to rehearse and work on the rest of these songs. And then I think the 10th or the 11th of July, we move into the studio for six, seven or however many weeks it'll take. Finish that. And then we're gonna do one more run of the 'Animosity' anniversary, 'cause people seem to like it.

"So do one more run of that. And then that might be it for a little while. We're not gonna tour the new record until next year at some point. There's not gonna be many left, I'll just tell you that. I'm gonna be the one to let all the cats out of the bag, but I can just tell you that we're not gonna be around, full-fledged, forever, that's for sure."

Rose was then asked if the band is planning on doing a massive, Slayer-type farewell tour that'll go on for years. He notes that there will probably be something to that effect, and that the band has discussed their "end date."

"There probably will be something like that. The funny thing is Slayer is a legendary… They're Slayer, you know. But regardless, relatively speaking, we have such close relationships. I started thinking about it. I mean, we did discuss this — the band has discussed, like, when's the end date? 'Cause it'd be nice to do it on our own terms and it'd be nice to be able to say goodbye to everybody properly.

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"And I got emotional when we were talking about it, 'cause I was, like, there are so many people that we're friends and really consider very close that I don't hang out with. You have these, for sure — people that you've met on the road that you see 'em wherever it might be and you've seen 'em so many times that you know them absolutely by name and maybe you even have a drink or food or something when you go through town, but you don't hang with them other than that.

"And we've been [touring for] 26 years, and there's a lot of those people. And it's, like, shit, dude — that's gonna be, like, 'Bye.' We don't talk. We only talk when I come here. And we've been talking, for some of these people, for 25 years. And it's, like, damn. There's a lot of those people. And it fucked me up a little bit. I was, like, that's gonna be interesting to wave the stage that night and be, like, 'Damn,' and fuck off forever. 'Cause it obviously has been a gigantic part of our lives — more than half of it has been spent out on the road building those relationships. So it'll be a trip."

In the meantime, you can also check out the deluxe version of Sevendust's 2020 album Blood & Stone here featuring two new songs and remixes from Jake Bowen (Periphery), Richard Wicander (Fire From The Gods), and Justin deBlieck (ex-Ice Nine Kills).

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