Nice Ultimate Travel Destination Photos

Posted in Ultimate Travel Destination | Comments Off

Check out these Ultimate Travel Destination images:

Harmony in Pink
Ultimate Travel Destination

Image by Stuck in Customs

Behind the Scenes at B&H
After my talk at B&H Photo a few weeks ago, I had an unexpected event. One of the head guys walked up to me and offered a full behind-the-scenes tour of their operation. Now, I know only some of you know about this place… but it is basically the valhalla for photographers (with valhalla being the ultimate religious destination for your respective religion or pastafarianism). Since they are partners of StuckInCustoms.com, they have always gone out of their way to help me out, so I am very appreciative of them.

I recommended their store even before they partnered up! Great prices, no state tax, and they sell a lot more than camera stuff. You can even get huge TVs delivered right to your door and set up in right in your home.

For international people, they even have a prepay tariff-calcualtor, which takes care of all that governmental nonsense to get everything taken care of right away. Smart. That means people around the world can enjoy the greatness of B&H.

Anyway, the sights I saw can hardly be believed. I’ll do a full review of my behind-the-curtain tour when I get some time… but it was just wild… from the robotic conveyor belts to a camera room with a guard where nothing costs less than ,000 to special equipment that can also be used as weapons and can’t be sold outside of the USA — this place is AWESOME.
New Zealand Seems Excited!
I announced in the newsletter a few days ago that I am going to New Zealand, so I started a little page for Kiwis and Wanabiwis to give me some advice! It’s filling up fast – thanks so much! I’m drinking it all in, and I hope to have a little party there with everyone.
Daily Photo – Harmony in Pink
It was my first evening in Patagonia I was hiking over the low-laying grassy hills. Just beyond were the Andes, but it would be too cold and late to go this night. But, just as the sun dipped below the horizon, it splashed pinks and new blues across the icy clouds.

3am, Dubai Airport
Ultimate Travel Destination

Image by joiseyshowaa

Dozens of flights land and depart between 11pm and 4am at this shiny new Dubai airport terminal.

www.joiseyshowaa.com

Web sites using this photo:
hrluxuryresorts.com/goodbye-to-airline-paper-tickets-for-…
kr.blog.yahoo.com/kkunni8557/242.html
www.murketing.com/journal/?p=1348
www.amazon.com/gp/product/1400063914?&camp=212361&amp…
kr.blog.yahoo.com/kkunni8557/folder/8.html?m=lc&p=2&a…
www.worldhum.com/travel-blog/item/welcome-jetamerica-and-…
href=”http://www.roadjunky.com/guide/814/airport-travel-tips” rel=”nofollow”>www.roadjunky.com/guide/814/airport-travel-tips
www.reisejournal24.de/articles-Turbulenzen_bei_Airlines_A…
www.destinde.com/Welcome-JetAmerica-and-flydubai
www.worldhum.com/travel-blog/item/terminal-man-hits-the-5…
www.airlinepost.com/airline-news/passenger-numbers-droppi…
socialentrepreneurship.change.org/blog/view/googles_gift_…
lifehacker.com/5412617/buy-a-one+day-lounge-pass-for-bett…
alexbeaucamp.com/classes/f09/140/flyporthumber.ca/index.html
helpmerick.com/
perfectescapes.com/TheSuiteLife/?p=2286&preview=true
blog.travelfusion.com/2009/12/24/new-year-new-destinations/
weakonomics.com/2009/12/29/why-do-airlines-overbook-flights/
www.tonic.com/article/sing-a-long-at-newark-airport/?utm_…
www.travpresso.com/399/important-air-travel-tips.html
www.gadling.com/2010/01/28/airline-demand-suffered-worst-…
www.rogercallahan.com/news/tapping-cure-for-compulsive-sh…
www.moneycrashers.com/how-to-save-money-when-traveling-in…
href=”http://earth911.com/news/2010/01/14/how-habitual-travelers-can-offset-their-impact/” rel=”nofollow”>earth911.com/news/2010/01/14/how-habitual-travelers-can-o…
www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2010/01/airports-and-…
www.tonic.com/article/sing-a-long-at-newark-airport/
lifehacker.com/5561002/top-10-strategies-for-surviving-ai…
mundohoteles.portalmundos.com/viajando-a-europa-con-bajo-…
www.wired.com/threatlevel/2010/06/no-fly/?utm_source=feed…
www.gadling.com/2010/09/17/why-don-t-airlines-call-us-cus…
nssq8.com/dubaipictures/
www.gadling.com/2010/10/12/airline-passengers-want-more-s…
news.travel.aol.com/2010/11/05/how-to-find-last-minute-tr…
www.home-living-news.co.uk/uncategorized/7564/breeze-thro…
www.fitsugar.com/How-Stay-Healthy-When-Traveling-Over-Hol…
www.geeksugar.com/Android-Apps-Air-Travel-12659459
www.gadling.com/2010/11/30/zagat-survey-five-ways-custome…
vacanzeconomiche.com/2011/02/08/i-migliori-outlet-del-nor…
avengirmedia.com/character-bitography-087/
www.curvehouse.com/surviving-an-airport/
href=”http://gigaom.com/cloud/big-data-is-a-big-deal-and-getting-bigger-for-retailers/” rel=”nofollow”>gigaom.com/cloud/big-data-is-a-big-deal-and-getting-bigge…
www.world-wide-gifts.ru/index.php?page=shop.product_detai…
collinesblog.wordpress.com/2012/12/03/christmas-is-coming/
www.lonelyplanet.com/themes/festive-travel/the-ultimate-t…
www.lonelyplanet.com/themes/festive-travel/the-ultimate-t…
www.viajes.net/blog/2010/10/17/%C2%BFa-quien-reclamo-si-m…
deskback.blogspot.com/2009/11/buy-one-day-lounge-pass-for…
cheapbizclass.com/site/destinations/

Gopro
Images
Lawn
Vacation
Learn

Learn To Travel Travel

Posted in Travel | Comments Off

Learn to travel — travel to learn: Robin Esrock at TEDxVancouver

Robin Esrock’s success as a global adventurer, travel writer, TV producer and international TV personality was no accident, although it did start with one. S…

How To Travel The World On The Cheap | Graham Hughes (@EveryCountry)

Graham Hughes, the first person to visit every country in the world without flying offers his expert advice on how to travel the world on a shoestring. When …

Video Rating: 4 / 5

East
Vacation
Princesses
Suitcases
Australia

Lawn And Garden Technician Burlington

Posted in Snow Vacation | Comments Off

Lawn and Garden Technician (Burlington, VT)

Sears, Roebuck and Co., a member of the Sears Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ: SHLD) family of companies, is a leading broadline retailer providing merchandise and related services. Sears, Roebuck offers its broad range of home merchandise, apparel and automotive products and services through more than 2,700 Sears-branded and affiliated stores in the United States and Canada, which includes over 890 full-line and more than 1,350 specialty stores in the U.S. Sears, Roebuck also offers a variety of merchandise and services through sears.com, landsend.com, and specialty catalogs. Sears, Roebuck offers consumers leading proprietary brands including Kenmore, Craftsman, DieHard and Lands’ End — among the most trusted and preferred brands in the U.S. Sears, Roebuck is the 2011 ENERGY STAR® Retail Partner of the Year. The company is the nation’s largest provider of home services, with more than eleven million service calls made annually.This position is responsible for the repair of products in the customer’s home.

Price:

Location

05401 Burlington, USA

Custodian – Lead (Evenings)

/or distributing materials to the appropriate locations.Assists with snow removal (e.g. shoveling, sanding, salting

Price:

Location

Overland Park, USA

East
Images
Princesses
Cool
Suitcases

Far East Vacation

Posted in Far East Vacation | Comments Off

Far East Vacation 2007

Dolphin and Beluga whale show at Safari World, Thailand, July 2007.

Ben Tre, Vietnam, Far East Vacation

Introducing Ben Tre, Vietnam. To learn more about this beautiful destination, go here http://www.fareastvacation.com/en/destinations/vietnam/ben-tre.htm.

Video Rating: 5 / 5

Australia
Vacation
Princesses
Love
Suitcases

Cool Suitcases Images

Posted in Suitcases | Comments Off

A few nice Suitcases images I found:

Suitcase
Suitcases

Image by Lasse C

A picture of a suitcase from The Danish Library Centre for Integration.

suitcase of memories
Suitcases

Image by libookperson

I found this old suitcase while cleaning out my parents attic. It is now cleaned up and holding all of my old journals.

Princesses
Disney
Australia
Gopro
Vacation

Love

Posted in Luggage | Comments Off

Love

Event on 2014-05-09 19:00:00

Love – Terrapin Puppet Theatre (Australia) With a storm brewing, a small boy helps his community to save the things they love most – their “love luggage.” The lyrical and heart-driven writing of Finegan Kruckemeyer (Boats, The Girl Who Forgot to Sing Badly) is brought to life with traditional puppets, digital puppetry, stunning music and Terrapin’s trademark silly business. Join a very brave 10-year-old as he races against the elements and discovers a whole world of stories, all held in a milk-float’s worth of objects.

Love is part of the International Children's Festival.

Children Policy:
Children under two years old are generally not permitted in the theaters. At designated performances Children of all ages are permitted. However, everyone regardless of age must have a ticket. All children must be seated with an adult. Any person disrupting a performance or inhibiting the enjoyment of an event for guests may be removed from the theater without refund.

at Palace Theatre – Playhouse Square Center
1615 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, United States

I AM Born To Shine! An Entrepreneurial Fair For Women

Event on 2014-05-10 09:00:00

They loved it! So we are doing it again on Saturday May, 10 2014!

To register go to http://iloveshining.eventbrite.com

Click here to watch Marieme's fair promo video

I AM Born To Shine is An Entrepreneurial Fair for Women Entrepreneurs,Business Owners and for Aspiring Women Entrepreneurs

Click here to watch our last event 's video

This fabulous event is about Unity, Education, Collaboration, Creating Powerful and Meaningful connections, Networking, Connecting heart to heart as women who want to serve people and make a positive difference in the world.

We want you to know that YOU ARE BORN TO SHINE and we want to help you Shine like a Star, grow, serve and make more money doing what you truly love!

Our goals are to help existing women owned businesses to boost their sales and be more profitable & help aspiring women Entrepreneurs to turn their entrepreneurial dreams into Real Businesses through Meaningful Connections, Excellent Support and Powerful Resources.

You are invited to join us so we can SHINE together, Empower and Inspire each other, Help each other and Collaborate to achieve OUTSTANDING RESULTS in our industries.

We have an amazing lineup of powerful successful women entrepreneurs who live what they teach, come and learn from them the Entrepreneurial Journey keys to success from mindset, message, relationships, spirit, money.

Our Speakers are: Marieme Faye, Marilyn Sorensen, Roxanne Hunt Kristy Reay, Kris Barney, Brenda Hess

If you are a Coach, Consultant, Mentor, Healer, Author, small business owner, a woman with a message; join us and serve your Entrepreneurial community! We have vendor spots available if you want prime exposure in front of your target market, email support@iamborntoshine.com for booths information.

If you are a woman who is thinking about starting a business you might be a stay at home mom, a professional woman ; join us and we will show you the infinite possibilities and resources at your disposal and guide you so you can create a thriving life and business!

You can Shine your light by Serving others!

You can Shine your light by Creating Value for others!

You can Shine your light by using your Unique Gifts and Talents! to serve others

You can Shine your light by just being YOU!

We strive to help existing women owned businesses to boost their sales and be more profitable & help aspiring women Entrepreneurs to turn their entrepreneurial dreams into Real Businesses through Meaningful Connections, Excellent Support and Powerful Resources

Join us for Real and Raw Entrepreneurship Education, Fun , Networking, Build relationships, and WIN some very COOL PRIZES! Bring your "good vibes" to win :)

Ladies, Be Empowered, Be Inspired, Shine, Grow and Prosper!

Divided we can only do so much, United we SHINE so brightly that our unity changes the world !!

Meet Our Shining Stars Speakers!!!!

They are
Fabulous, Successful, Women Business Owners
and Entrepreneurs

Keynote Speaker
Your Host, the Amazing and Radiant

Marième Faye

Who is Marième Faye?
Marième Faye is a financial success strategist and wealth creation coach.She is the founder of Wealthy Women Academy where they empower and educate women to unlock their wealth creation and success blueprints so that they can create a happy, healthy and wealthy life and business.
Marième is also an author; her book "Achieve-Conversations with Top Achievers" was co-authored with Jack Canfield, author of the "Chicken Soup for the Soul" series. She is very passionate about helping women entrepeneurs and business owners create the right strategies and mindset for their business and life, helping them create wealth that last a lifetime.
For more information, visit her website at www.mariemefaye.com
Click here to connect with her on Facebook

Keynote Speaker

Topic: Unleash Your Inner "Ted"
by
the Fabulous and Amazing

Roxanne Hunt

Who is Roxanne Hunt?
An energetic teacher, speaker, coach, author and mentor who combines her background in science, spirituality, life experiences and joie de vivre into one dynamic presence. Her
absolute passion is in sharing the truth with others – that you are already magnificent and capable of absolutely anything you set your intention to and that life is filled with magic, wonder, joy and unlimited possibilities!
Roxanne’s journey began with a Master’s Degree in Speech Pathology. Her inquisitive nature and spiritual quest took her down many diverse roads to develop her intuition and certify as a Heartlink Coach, actress and speaker. Working through a profound life crisis caused her to take a deep, introspective look at her own path and to make a conscious choice for change in her own.

Realizing the unbridled power of the human spirit in tandem with her desire for connection and contribution in this life, Roxanne has boldly stepped outside the proverbial box to fully express her passions,insights and joy by sharing her message with others.
For more information , please visit her website at http://unleashingyourinnerted.com/
Watch a snippet of her speech by cliking here

Keynote Speaker
Topic: Launching Your Purpose and Profits
with Your Sacred Money Archetypes
by
The Amazing and Graceful

Marilyn Sorenson

Who is Marilyn Sorenson?

It is said that the meaning of life is to find your gifts and the purpose is to give them away. At Marilyn Knows we help you discover what your Soul's Agenda is by determining your Life Path, Life Challenge and Life Purpose. The answers are literally at your fingertips! One of the wonderful tools we use is scientific hand analysis that creates a compass to help keep you on course with your purpose.
Whether it's in our relationships, career, health, spirituality or business, when we have clarity and confidence in our lives, we our empowered to make decisions that keep us fulfilled and excited to design the life we desire.
Each of us is born with a sacred financial destiny we are meant to fulfill. Understanding what your Sacred Money Archetypes are allows you to align your spiritual and financial success. Empower your boundaries, actions, voice and integrity so you can apply the strengths of your Sacred Money Archetype with ANYONE and in ANY money situation so you can stop chipping away at your self-esteem and instead start confidently and respectfully standing in your power!
Map out a personal plan that empowers you to take aligned action today and beyond, to generate greater income while fulfilling your purpose and honoring what you value most.

Check out her website at : www.marilynknows.com

Keynote Speaker

Topic: The 5 Keys to Unlocking Your
Ultimate Relationship Blueprint”
by
the Magnificent and Connected

Kristy Reay

Who is Kristy Reay?
Kristy Reay is an international relationship and personal growth coach who spent the last 23 years helping people create a healthy, happy, fulfilling and abundant life.
She holds a bachelor’s degree in metaphysical science and she is a powerful and talented spiritual healer and alchemist. She is very gifted in several healing modalities and possesses unique gifts that she uses to empower, heal and educate her clients to be their best and radiant self and create the life they truly desire and deserve.
For more information go to: www.triadmysteries.com

Platinum Vendor and Speaker

Topic: Traits to Live
by
The Inspiring and Amazing

Kris Barney

Who is Kris Barney?

Kris Barney has the knowledge, experience and expertise to strengthen and empower others throughout the world. Kris is a motivational speaker, trainer and mentor. She specializes in helping others heal; create belief in them self while also strengthening and healing their relationships. Kris teaches and trains others how to conquer the trials and difficulties in their lives to live a joyful, rewarding and purpose filled life. Kris is making a profound difference in the world as she strengthens and empowers others to trust, love & believe in themselves while managing and balancing their families, occupations and challenges.
As the founder of All Things Possible, Inc. Kris is able to share her knowledge, expertise and life lessons with others around the world. She has created programs to inspire and empower others as well as teach them processes to make their lives amazing, even though the tough times. Kris is a personal Mentor. Those who work with Kris have incredible results in their personal and business lives.
For more information go to : www.allthingspooisble.biz

Platinum Vendor and Speaker

Topic: "There are Other Options"

Brenda Hess

Who is Brenda Hess?
In her own words: "I am the President and Owner of Elite Products & Services. I offer Elite Products backed up by Elite Customer Service. I am an Independent Distributor for Young Living Essential Oils; offering essential oils, personal care products, nutritional supplements and accessories such as diffusers. I am also an Independent Sr. Creative Partner with Initials, Inc.; specializing in personalized products such as purses, totes, luggage, organizational and entertaining items, and accessories. My hobbies and interests include gardening, crafts and making all things beautiful inside and out. I am passionate about charitable organizations that help children."
For more information, please visit her website at
www.eliteessentialoils.com

Meet our MC!

The "Lion Hunter", Speaker and Author

Christian Appiah-Knudsen

Who is Christian?
Christian Appiah-Knudsen is a rare find. Christian became an ambassador for Power In You in 2009. As an ambassador he shares his story with students across the state of Utah. He has an inspiring message and vibrant presence. It is no surprise that at the end of every performance he is swarmed not only by students but also faculty members and adults.
Christian is a natural leader and mentor. His charisma radiates the moment he walks in the room. As an individual he is dedicated to giving his best in every aspect of his life.
Indeed, he is determined not only to achieve great things but to also help others do the same. In a world so preoccupied with getting to the top, it is refreshing to know someone like Christian who is concerned about helping others reach their potential as well.
In addition, he is among the most pleasant, light-hearted and honest individuals I have met. He possesses a brightness that seems unsurpassed.
Christian has had significant obstacles in his life, yet he does not view them as such. He sees each experience as an important opportunity that has shaped him into the remarkable man he is today. This type of maturity is yet another rare trait that Christian possesses.
Already he has accomplished so much in his life. I will watch his unfolding career and
Mary Kaye Huntsman, First Lady State of Utah

Here is what they said about this event ….

It was such an extraordinary event filled with a-ha's, new connections, and fun, fun, fun!Asenath Horton- Speaker and Vendor
Marième Faye Thank you so much for a beautiful and inspiring day! Well done!Sherilyn Olsen Colby
Congratulations, Marième Faye, for a successful event!Wendy Jo Bradshaw-Vendor
Fantastic event, thank you Marième Faye and all those that helped to make it such a success.Leesa Myers-Vendor
Thanks Marième Faye I loved being able to be there and absorb the knowledge and growth there. Thanks for letting me serve!Amanda Draney Winters
First, I would like to give thanks to GOD my maker, creator for this wonderful day I experienced with some of the world greatest women. I thank GOD for my friend Marième Faye for her obedience to GOD in allowing herself to be an instrument a vessel that many including her can shine. My soul was over flowing with the joy I had and experienced up to this day. For the new friends I made and my sisters in CHRIST or GOD that are so precious. I left the event which was not really an event for me but a day of revelation a new woman who no longer have to fear the unknown for GOD is truly with me. I was able to put into practice immediately those things which were spoken into my spirit. I am so grateful. I pray and hope that the next power house meeting of all these lights that shine can be much sooner and more women are led by the spirit to attend. Keep shining ladies for we are the LIGHT of the world every way we go. Again Marième Faye thank you and all the wonderful speakers of I am born to Shine. Luze Pierre
I am so proud of you for the courage, faith & vision that you've exemplified!! Tiffany Walke Peterson-Speaker and Vendor
Such an amazing event Marième!!! Thanks for having us all, & putting I am born to shine, on! (:McKaylee Mathis
Congrats on a successful event Marième Faye! You were amazing speaking too.Ann Webb- Speaker and Vendor
Love love loved the beautiful powerful women that were there. What a blessing to spend the day with you all!!Beth Ann McMerrick
What a fantastic day!! I'm so grateful for having such fabulous and inspiring people in my life!!! Love you all!! Alyson Alegre
Marième Faye, Please do this event again! It was so wonderful and memorable for everyone there. I'm sure we're going to need to charge our batteries with that kind of energy again soon. It was so wonderful meeting you all!Marianne DeNovellis- Speaker and Platinum Vendor
You did an Amazing job bringing this event together. Way to be a difference in this world and leave your mark. It was truly an honor to be involved in this beautiful event.My heart is so full of Gratitude for the Beautiful Day I got to spend at I Am Born To Shine, sharing the stage with such fabulous women and so many that are making such a profound difference in this world! Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!!Kris Brady Barney-Speaker and Platinum Vendor
Marième Faye, you are so lovely and dynamic. Thank you for inviting me to share in your space yesterday. Pamela Nebeker- Speaker and Platinum Vendor
I recently had the privilidge of working with Marieme Faye at an Event. She did a fabulous job as the Event coordinator. She was Professional and Efficient. She sent out the information that we needed and her follow-through was fantastic. The event was Beautiful! She had taken care of all of the details. We had a lot of vendors and she managed them well, all while also setting the stage for an amazing day of transformation and belief in oneself to be able to accomplish anything that she set her mind to. She was our opening Speaker and did an outstanding job of being so real and vulnerable that all knew it was a safe space to share and that they were also able to share and participate at a new level. Marieme is a powerhouse and does an incredible job at creating fabulous events!!Kris Brady Barney-Speaker and Platinum Vendor
Heart overflowing from spending a full day with amazing heart centered women. Thank you Marième Faye for your vision and commitment to creating such a wonderful event and for inviting me to be a part if it. Tara Starling -Speaker and Vendor
Wonderful day! Thank you Marième Faye! HugsKathy Salazar
Thank you Marième Faye for a wonderful event. I walked away with lots of thoughts for personal growth and also growth for my business. I hope to work with you again.Sheila Love-Platinum Vendor
So grateful I could be there to help, thanks for letting me a part of it. You did an amazing job!Michelle Holland McReavy
I am still speechless. Miss Marième… I adore you. I am honored to have stood beside you through this process! Angie K. Millgate-Platinum Sponsor
It was an incredible event, thank you for putting this on Marième Faye!!! We loved every minute of it!! You're one Amazing, Inspiring gal that I am honored to call my friend!!! Jessi Mathis Sadler
So blessed to be speaking here today! Planning to help many entrepreneurs break through, to better MONEY!!! Marième Faye your talk was fantastic, thanks for sharing your message and putting this together! Time for these women to shine!!Thank you Marième Faye for the wonderful opportunity of being in a room full of incredibly brilliant and talented women! And a few choice men.Annette Amsden Mease- Speaker and Vendor
"I was invited to speak and perform at Marieme Faye's "I AM Born To Shine!" event. Not only did I enjoy myself on stage, I also took away more knowledge than I could keep in a notebook and made more connections with like-minded people than I ever expected. This event quite literally has changed my life in more ways than one. Marieme's story was so inspiring and authentic. She put together a wonderful event with so many amazing women. If you get the chance to work with her, DO IT! You won't regret it!" Ashley Ludlow Singer, Songwriter, Speaker www.ashleyludlow.com .Ashley Ludlow- Singer, Songwriter, Speaker

Join us for Real Entrepreneurship Education,
Fun , Networking, build relationships, and leave with
very COOL PRIZES! Bring your "good vibes" to win
several goodies :)

Remember…

BE Empowered!

BE Inspired!

Shine!

Grow!

Prosper!

To register go to http://iloveshining.eventbrite.com

at Karen Gail Miller Conference Center (KGMC), Salt Lake Community College Miller Campus in Sandy, Utah
9750 S 300 W
Sandy, United States

Gopro
Vacation
Disney
Australia
Princesses

My Vacation In Australia Gopro

Posted in Australian Vacation | Comments Off

My Vacation in Australia GoPro HD Hero 2

A video of my first trip to Australia to meet my penpal of 15 years. Over the course of three and a half weeks, I was lucky enough to explore such areas as M…

Video Rating: 5 / 5

Princesses
Disney


Disney On Ice Princesses

Posted in Vacation | Comments Off

Disney On Ice: Princesses & Heroes

Event on 2014-04-24 19:00:00

at DCU Center (FKA Worcester Centrum)
50 Foster Street
Worcester, United States

SEVENDUST – Acoustic (Official Event)

Event on 2014-04-21 18:30:00

The Complex Presents

An Evening With

SEVENDUST

Acoustic

Somehow, Sevendust grow stronger with each successive album. Their personal bond not only strengthens, but the music tends to get tougher and tighter as well. Their ninth full-length offering, Black Out the Sun [7 Bros./ADA-Music], staunchly upholds that tradition. They don't stray from the bruising hallmarks of their patented style, but they also don't stick to a script either. They deliver what their diehard fan base has loved since day one, but they continue to challenge themselves in the process. As a result, Black Out the Sun sees Sevendust at their most uncompromising, unwavering, and undeniable.

For the first time since their formation, the quintet took a much-needed break right after touring for almost two years behind 2010's Cold Day Memory. The record served as a milestone for a few reasons. It welcomed founding guitarist Lowery back into the fold after a 6-year absence and yielded the band's highest first-week debut ever on the Billboard Top 200, reaching number twelve on the chart. After the roller coaster tour cycle, the group enjoyed a real "vacation". Lowery and Rose joined forces for Call Me No One, dropping their debut The Last Parade, and Connolly and Hornsby formed Projected and released Human. However, by the summer of 2012, everyone began chomping at the bit to return to Sevendust.

"It was cool to recharge for a minute and come back hungry again," admits Connolly. "We needed to hit the reset button and remember how important this band was to us. The juices started flowing, and we were thrilled to do it."

"Taking a break helped tremendously," Lowery agrees. "We're family, and we missed each other. We were ready to write, record, and laugh together again."

That excitement carried over to the studio. The band retreated to Architekt Music Studios in Butler, NJ where Call Me No One recorded and immediately got back in the groove, self-producing alongside engineer Mike Ferretti. Writing and recording as they went along, the entire album was finished in merely 31 days, only breaking to enjoy a beverage or two at "The Murder Bar."

Connolly laughs, "There was this bar that looked like a house across the street from Architekt. The first day we got there, the studio owner George Roskos told us if we went there we'd get murdered. Within five minutes of checking into our hotel, Lajon, Vinnie, Morgan, and I were in there checking it out. It happened to be the most unassuming and harmless place on the planet, but it's part of the album's story."

That story also happens to be the band's deepest to date. Prior to recording, Lowery endured the loss of his father Willie, a patriarch for the group as a whole. The title track went on to serve as a tribute to him.

"Lajon kept saying the line Black Out the Sun over and over again, and I attached that title to my experience with my dad," recalls Lowery. "He was a huge part of my musical history. He was a great musician, and I idolized him. The song is about the anger I had over losing him. It's not lashing out, but it's dealing with that sadness positively. Life gives and it takes. It was important for me to give him this one last message about how much he means to me."

With its staggering guitars and impactful melody, "Black Out the Sun" stands indicative of the record's vibe as a whole. "I always felt like this album was going to be dark," Witherspoon goes on. "It's darker, but it's lighter too. From the end to the beginning, you're able to tap into every emotion. As we get older, we see death more, but we also life more with these babies we're having and our kids growing up. We're going through this transition of life and seeing the devastation and change in the world."

The first single "Decay" directly reflects upon the state of the world today. Primed with an explosive groove and guttural distortion, it's Sevendust at their heaviest. "That song deals with what's going on around us," reveals Witherspoon. "There is so much decay, but we're trying to get to a better place together. It's a hard-hitting track that really defines what Sevendust is."

There's also another side of Sevendust, and that comes through on the pensive and poetic acoustic musing, "Got a Feeling". Penned by Lowery, it's a haunting moment punctuated by vocal harmonies from all five members.

"It's all of these random thoughts about life and humanity," the guitarist explains. "I thought it'd be cool if everyone sang on it. We always like those dark and moody songs, and this is one of them."

That moment when everyone sings remains emblematic of the unity at the heart of this group. It's a big reason why Sevendust stands as strongly as ever since their landmark self-titled debut. Along the way, three of their eight albums have reached gold status and they've played to sold-out crowds around the globe. However, it still feels like the beginning.

Now, the Sevendust freight train shows no signs of stopping with Black Out the Sun. "This is the culmination of our career thus far," proclaims Connolly. "There are all of these bits and pieces of what we are, but it's newer and updated. Our style is our style. We constantly strive for a better version of it. There aren't a lot of bands that have all five original guys after 15 years. It's a very unique gift we have, and we treasure it."

Witherspoon concludes, "I can't wait for people to feel the emotion and energy in this album. I'll never forget the first time we got together. There was something magic about it. It's like this band is what we were all meant to do. I still feel that way. I never want to stop. This is what fans have been waiting for, and Sevendust is here to stay."

at The Complex
100 South 536 West
Salt Lake City, United States