Shinedown Releasing New Album, ‘Amaryllis,’ in March

2012-01-03

Story by Anne Erickson

Shinedown announce details of upcoming full-length

Shinedown are back in a big way. The Florida-based hard rock band have announced that their highly-anticipated follow-up to 2008’s “The Sound of Madness” will drop on March 27 via Atlantic Records, with pre-sale beginning Jan. 17. The album will carry the moniker, “Amaryllis,” and Grammy-winning producer Rob Cavallo — who produced “Madness” and, therefore, hits such as “Second Chance,” “Devour,” “If You Only Know” and more — will once again man the knobs on the effort. The first single, “Bully,” hits airwaves today (Jan. 3).

“The Sound of Madness” debuted at No. 8 on the Billboard 200 chart and went on to sit on the chart 120 consecutive weeks, as well as score six No. 1 rock singles. With Cavallo back on board, the guys are shooting for the sky with the next record.

Audio Ink Radio caught up with Shinedown guitarist Zach Myers during his solo tour last year, and back then, he expressed how much he wanted to work with Cavallo again. “I’m the kind of guy that if it’s not broken, don’t fix it!” he said, referring to the success of “Madness.” Read more of the interview, here.

As for the new album, Shinedown lead singer Brent Smith says it’s a culmination of the band’s decade-long existence. “I’ve always seen Shinedown as its own entity — this living thing that’s been growing and developing and evolving over the past 10 years,” he said in a release. “During the recording, the vision of what Shinedown is and where it’s going became completely clear. ‘Amaryllis’ is the manifestation of that vision, the centerpiece of what Shinedown is. It reflects on everything we’ve done and where we’re heading.

“It’s a message of empowerment, perseverance, and inspiration that I think speaks to fans that have been with us since the beginning as well as those who are just learning about who we are and what we’re about. I can’t wait for the world to hear it.”

 




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