Sevendust (album)

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Sevendust Cover.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedApril 15, 1997[1]
RecordedJuly–August 1996[1]
StudioTriclops, Atlanta, GA
GenreNu metal[2]
ProducerMark Mendoza, Jay Jay French
Sevendust chronology
Definitive Edition cover
Sevendust Definitive Edition Cover.jpg
Singles from Sevendust
  1. "Black"
    Released: April 25, 1997
  2. "Bitch"
    Released: July 14, 1998
  3. "Too Close to Hate"
    Released: December 22, 1998
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic3/5 stars[1]

Sevendust is the debut studio album by the American alternative metal band Sevendust. The Japan reissue has live versions of "Bitch" and "Prayer" as ending bonus tracks.

"My Ruin" appeared on the Mortal Kombat: More Kombat album, credited under the band's original name, "Crawlspace". "Too Close to Hate" appeared on the Masterminds album.[3] The song "Terminator" is featured in MTV television series Celebrity Deathmatch. Sevendust celebrated the 20th anniversary of the release of its self-titled debut album by performing the record in its entirety at a special hometown show on March 17, 2017 at the Masquerade in Atlanta, Georgia.[4][5][6]

Release and reception[edit]

The album appeared on the Billboard 200, remained there for sixteen weeks and peaked at number 165 on April 4, 1998.[7] The album was certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) on May 19, 1999[8] and sold at least 732,000 copies in the United States.[9] The album was re-mastered and re-released on June 21, 2010 entitled "The Definitive Edition", featuring two b-sides and two live tracks.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Sevendust.

4."Too Close to Hate"4:48
9."Will It Bleed"4:51
10."My Ruin"5:38
11."Born to Die"3:59
Total length:48:31

Definitive Edition bonus tracks

12."Breathe" (from the "Strangeland" Soundtrack)3:17
13."School's Out" (Alice Cooper/Michael Bruce/Glen Buxton/Dennis Dunaway/Neal Smith)3:22
14."Bitch" (Live)4:01
15."Prayer" (Live)4:13
16."Terminator" (Breathe Remix)4:37

Definitive Edition DVD

  1. Live and Loud
  2. Electronic Press Kit (1997)
  3. Behind the Scenes & Live Footage


Credits taken from the CD liner notes.



  • Mark Mendoza - producer, mixing
  • Jay Jay French - producer, executive producer
  • Denny McNerney - engineering, mixing
  • John Nielsen - assistant engineer
  • Lou Holtzman - assistant mixer
  • Howie Weinberg - mastering



Year Chart Position Ref.
1998 The Billboard 200 165 [7][10]
1998 Top Heatseekers 5 [10]


Year Song Chart Position Ref.
1998 "Black" Mainstream Rock Tracks 29 [11]
1998 "Bitch" Mainstream Rock Tracks 30 [11]
1998 "Too Close to Hate" Mainstream Rock Tracks 39 [11]

Release history[edit]

Region Date Label Format Catalog Ref.
United States 1997 TVT CD 5730 [1]
United States 1997 TVT CS 5730 [1]
China 2000 Import CD 87230 [12]
United States 2000 Toy's Factory CD TFCK87230 [1]
China 2002 Dream On CD 7010 [12]
United States 2002 Dream On CD DOR-7010 [1]
2010 TVT/The Orchard CD/DVD


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h Henderson, Alex. Sevendust at AllMusic. Retrieved July 11, 2011.
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  3. ^ "Soundtracks for Masterminds (1997)". Internet Movie Database. Retrieved 2010-04-25.
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  7. ^ a b "Sevendust (Chart History)". Billboard. Retrieved 2010-04-25.
  8. ^ "Gold & Platinum". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved 2010-04-25.
  9. ^ "Week Ending Jan. 16, 2011: Albums: Even Lower". Yahoo! Music.
  10. ^ a b "Sevendust (Chart & Awards: Albums)". Allmusic. Retrieved 2010-04-25.
  11. ^ a b c "Sevendust (Chart & Awards: Singles)". Allmusic. Retrieved 2010-04-25.
  12. ^ a b "Sevendust (China) Overview". Allmusic. Retrieved 2010-04-25.