February 24, 2015

Shinedown frontman Brent Smith revealed at the band’s Twitter account over the weekend that the group is “four weeks into recording” its new studio album for a tentative “late July (or) early August” release.

The first single may arrive as soon as late April. Smith added that “survival” is a theme for the new disc and stated, “It’s a devastating album — beautifully brutal.”


Smith said that Shinedown never wants to rest on its laurels: “We’re never really a band that’s gonna ever be satisfied. We’re never gonna be complacent with ‘Oh, well, that’ll do.’ We’re the band that’s looking for the doors that everyone is afraid to find, because we like that. We like pushing the envelope constantly. It keeps us on our toes.”

Asked by a fan on Twitter to name one of his all-time favorite songs, Smith replied, “They are being recorded right now.”

  • Shinedown will be back on the road later this year, with dates already confirmed at the Moondance Jam in Walker, Minnesota on July 18th and the Jackson County Fairgrounds in Jackson, Michigan on August 9th.
  • Smith revealed last year that Darren Doane, director of the band’s music videos for “Devour,” “Sound Of Madness,” “Bully” and several others, would be shooting a feature-length documentary to accompany the new album’s release.
  • Shinedown’s fourth studio effort, Amaryllis, arrived in March 2012 and followed up the platinum-plus 2008 release, The Sound Of Madness.