Formed in 1996 in Boston, Massachussetts, Sevenday Curse falls into the same category as bands such as Unearth and Barrit. More metal than core, but not falling over into the tech-metal style. They released a self-titled demo in 1997, which got them signed to Tortuga Recordings, a subsidiary of Hydra Head Records. This is their second demo, which was released on Tortuga in 1998. I picked this up at one of the Ieper Fests if I remember correctly, and a few years afterwards I picked up this band's one and only album, 'After The Storm', also released on Tortuga. Singer Justin Reed was no longer part of the band by that time, guitarist Scott McDonald handled vocals on the album besides playing guitar. Unfortunately this band seemed to go unnoticed by many, especially outside of their local scene. And around these parts I've only seen the CD a handful of times if that, so I was pretty lucky. Their 'After The Storm' CD is still available tho, so if you like what you hear, buy it.
Starting with a Tom Cruise quote ( I suppose, not a huge Tom Cruise fan), the first track 'Blind Loyalty' kicks off this demo with high shrieks and fast metal and occasional 'gang' vocals, which continues all throughout this demo. Except for the last track 'November' which is a pretty instrumental. All in all, it's a great demo and I wish this band would've done more than one full-length.
As far as what the members did afterwards, I'm not sure. Googling around I learned that one of their guitarists, Scott McDonald, played guitar on one Unearth tour, and currently plays in Avariel. And other guitarist Dan Lozzi now seems to run an animal rights organization. That's about all I could find. And if anybody has their self-titled demo, please hook me up!
Sevenday Curse - The Color Blood demo
Sevenday Curse myspace