Seven Day Sonnet is an American progressive rock group from Chicago, Illinois. In 2009 Seven Day Sonnet's debut album release "Reprisal" produced by Brett Hestla of Dark New Day and Creed was released. In 2010 they signed with California label BigTime Records. In 2011 their single release 'Hapless' broke top 40 on the Active Rock charts. They are currently writing new material and touring the US.
After the disbandment of Ziel, Anthony, Jordon and Steve decided to rejoin to form a new Hard Rock group. Rick and Ben joined shortly after and began contributing to the writing process immediately. A two-song demo was released in November 2007, and was well received in the Chicago music community.
In March 2008, Seven Day Sonnet being playing their first shows. Drawing fans of different genres together, they began making an impact in Chicago and beyond. 7DS entered the studio in April 2008 to start tracking a new 3-song demo with Shea Villwock of Glasswall Productions. Production wrapped in early May, with the mastering of the demo done with Blaise Barton of JoyRide Studios in Chicago. To be released on July 18, 2008, the demo consists of "My Day Is Over," "Jamie" and "Ben's Blue Coat." Shortly after completion of the demo, Steve Floro was fired due to conflicts within the band, postponing original plans for a full length album. In July 2008 Dan Kashuck (Emetic, 7th Vial) was hired to fill the drumming position in the band.
Seven Day Sonnet entered the studio on February 16, 2009 to track their independent, debut full-length album "Reprisal" with producer Brett Hestla of Dark New Day and Creed fame. Brett was chosen due to "his experience with this type of music" according to Jordon. Album art was later created by friend and fellow Chicago musician David Scotney of the band Janus. The album was released on July 18, 2009 at famous Chicago venue, The Metro.
Seven Day Sonnet spent the rest of 2009 hitting the Chicago scene hard and opening for various national acts on select dates including Lacuna Coil, Killswitch Engage, Disturbed, Attack Attack!, The Chariot and more.
In July 2010 Seven Day Sonnet signed with Robert Beadles and his California based label, BigTime Records. The band was then immediately flown out to California for a preliminary recording session with producer Sylvia Massy (Tool, System of a Down, Powerman 5000) and then to Chicago's Johnny K in October(Disturbed, Sevendust, Avenged Sevenfold)to record their 2011 singles.
Shortly after the Sylvia session, Jordon and the band split due to differences. Lead guitar duties are now held by the band's former guitar tech, Mike Scarlata.
Seven Day Sonnet is currently on tour with many house hold name bands. Their first single "Hapless" peaked at #36 on the active rock charts, and also hit #39 on the Billboard Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks.
They are scheduled to release their full length album in early 2012. Their second single "Farewell to Good Days" has also cracked the Billboard Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks, peaking at #38.
- Ben VanBuskirk - Lead Vocals/Guitars/Programming
- Anthony Lojeski - Bass/Backing Vocals
- Mike Scarlata - Lead Guitar/Backing Vocals
- Rick Tauber - Guitars/Backing Vocals
- Dan Kashuck - Drums/Programming
- Jordon Popp - Guitar, Backing Vocals, Programming
- Steve Floro - Drums
Summer 2008 Demo