Strange. Over the past couple of weeks, I've had several people ask me questions like "What happened to Sevendust?", "What's Lejon (Witherspoon) doing these days?"...

And today, the answer to those questions popped up. Sevendust is still alive and well, Lejon is still the frontman, and they've been locked away in the studio recording a new album, their ninth. Look for the album, 'Black Out the Sun' on March 26th, and we should have some new Sevendust music on the radio as early as January.

What can we expect from the new Sevendust? According to Clint Lowery in Guitar World,

There's a dark turn to the whole thing...in a lot of ways, it's your typical Sevendust record.

The magazine goes on to declare that Black Out the Sun "will eclipse its predecessors with its southern-rock brutality and bursts of industrial and reggae."

You'll have a chance to hear the new music live, when Sevendust hits the road with Lacuna Coil for a short tour in February:

02/02/13 - Winston-Salem, NC @ Ziggy's
02/03/13 - Jacksonville, NC @ Hooligans
02/05/13 - Lancaster, PA @ Chameleon Club
02/06/13 - Clifton Park, NY @ Upstate Concert Hall
02/07/13 - Portland, ME @ The Asylum
02/08/13 - Allentown, PA @ Crocodile Rock
02/09/13 - Lynchburg, VA @ Phase 2
02/10/13 - Nashville, TN @ Marathon Music Works
02/12/13 - Fayetteville, AR @ George's Majestic Lounge
02/14/13 - Biloxi, MS @ Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
02/15/13 - Broussard, LA @ The Station
02/16/13 - Beaumont, TX @ Dixie Dance Hall
02/17/13 - Little Rock, AR @ Revolution! Music Room
02/19/13 - Springfield, IL @ Boondocks
02/21/13 - Bloomington, IL @ The Castle Theatre
02/22/13 - South Bend, IN @ Club Fever
02/23/13 - Cedar Falls, IA @ Pepsi Pavilion

Check out more Sevendust in-the-studio video here.