Sevendust changed perceptions on Southern music from the first riff of their 1998 breakout hit “Black.” The Atlanta-based metal act exploded onto the world scene with songs that mixed a vehement sound with thought-provoking lyrics. In the years since, Sevendust has maintained a dedicated following in the Azalea City and beyond.
When Sevendust last performed in Mobile, they rocked the crowd at BayFest with cuts from their 2013 release “Black Out the Sun.” The group has wasted no time in giving their fans another collection of songs. A year after “Black Out the Sun,” Sevendust released “Time Travelers & Bonfires.” Loaded with acoustic tracks, the newest album gives the masses a view of Sevendust that has not been seen since 2004. However, Sevendust fans unfamiliar with their acoustic work should not shy from it. The band is able to riddle these acoustic sounds with the rock intensity for which they are known.
Sevendust is bringing the crowd another shot of Southern metal in the form of A.Z. This five-piece hail from the little town of Arab, Alabama, but their sound is huge. A.Z. will be introducing itself to the locals with melodic metal cuts from their current album “Sweating Bullets” and their upcoming album “Brutally Beautiful.”
Sevendust featuring A.Z.
Date: Tuesday, Nov. 18, 7 p.m.
Venue: Soul Kitchen, 219 Dauphin St., www.soulkitchenmobile.com
Tickets: $20 advance/$25 day-of-show at Soul Kitchen, Mellow Mushroom (WeMo/MiMo) or by calling 1-866-468-7630