Sunday, March 22, 2009

Sevenday Curse - The Cold Blood demo

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

12 comments:

Anonymous said...

awesome. ive been trying to find a rip of this forever. i used to go see them play all the time, but sort of lost interest when they changed their sound. thanks

Anonymous said...

Great band with some great live shows. Being in 9th grade packed into The Raven/House of Rock was always a good time. This was an amazing time for metal and hardcore here in the South Shore.

Anonymous said...

Haven't heard their demos, but a huge fan of their full length After the Storm release. The vocalist in my old band went to high school with these doods. This album completely changed my perception of metal, having been into mostly thrash and NWOBHM up until this point. Major eye opener, some great riffs, and a really raw, aggressive sound. I highly recommend After the Storm.

Anonymous said...

Do you have the first demo? Also, could you re-up this?

XemonerdX said...

Sorry, I don't have their first demo. I re-upped this one tho, enjoy!

Dan said...

Is there a chace you could re-up this, please. I was just listening to "After the Storm" and it's great, but the original vocalist nailed it. Thank you!

XemonerdX said...

Re-upped it. Enjoy!

Dan said...

Thank you!!!

Anonymous said...

CAN YOU DIG ANYTHING UP ON THERE BAND AFTER 7 DAY IT WAS CALLED (SUMMIT) REALLY WOULD LOVE TO GET SOME INFO IT IS IMPOSSIBLE TO DO SO THANKS

Anonymous said...

Could you please re-up this again? Didn't know they had anything outside of 'After the Storm'. Found out about these guys years ago thanks to the 'Metal is a Tough Business' compilation, wish they had the same vocalist on that recording for the LP!

XemonerdX said...

Re-upped, enjoy!

Anonymous said...

sevenday curse is back together and will be playing out come spring of 2014