Shinedown Finish Recording New Album

Shinedown have completed the recording process for their new album. The effort was produced by bassist Eric Bass, who is also currently mixing it.

Guitarist Zach Myers told Razor 94.7 the following:

“The new album is done. Our part is done. Not all of our part — Eric is now mixing the record as well. He was just gonna produce it and someone else was gonna mix it. But now he’s mixing the record. So Eric is not done, but the [rest] of us are done with our recording parts. So it is done. It’s in the can.”

Myers also added that there are 16 songs and that “12 or 13” will make the final cut:

“It’s the hardest album for me — I think for all four of us. And I’m not just saying this; everybody, when they make [a new album, they say], ‘It’s the best thing we’ve ever done.’ I’m being honest when I say it’s the hardest record for me so far trying to cut a song from.”

He also said the following about the musical direction:

“It’s heavier than ‘Threat To Survival’, but it’s fresh, it’s new. My favorite thing about our band is that we’ve never made the same record twice. There’s so many bands you know on Active Rock radio that have their potion — ‘I’m gonna pour this in here, and pour this in here’ — and if it’s not broke, don’t fix it. And I’m, like, I have to be an artist first; all four of us do. I have to be a musician first, so I can’t just cookie-cut the same sheet of dough and go, ‘Well, here it is. It worked last time.’ I’d rather not do that and fail than do that and succeed. And that’s truly how I feel.”

[via Blabbermouth]


Shinedown Announce 2018 Canadian Tour With In This Moment, 10 Years, & One Bad Son

Shinedown have announced a Canadian tour with In This Moment, 10 Years, and One Bad Son. Check out the dates for that run below.

Tour Dates:

03/27 Penticton, BC – SOEC
03/29 Edmonton, AB – Shaw Conference Center
03/30 Dawson Creek, BC – Encana Events Center
03/31 Calgary, AB – Grey Eagle Casino
04/02 Winnipeg, MB – Bell MTS Place
04/03 Saskatoon, SK – Sasktel Centre
04/04 Lethbridge, AB – Enmax Centre
04/06 Abbotsford, BC – Abbotsford Centre

Shinedown’s Brent Smith & Zach Myers Announce Acoustic Tour

Shinedown’s Brent Smith and Zach Myers will be taking their Smith & Myers project back out on the road in December/January. The duo will also be joined by special guests JR Moore and Zack Mack.

Tour Dates:

12/01 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL – Revolution Live
12/02 – Lake Buena Vista, FL – House of Blues Orlando
12/04 – Silver Spring, MD – The Fillmore Silver Spring
12/05 – Wilmington, DE – The Queen
12/06 – Stroudsburg, PA – Sherman Theater
12/08 – Sayerville, NJ – Starland Ballroom
12/09 – Greensboro, NC – Cone Denim Entertainment Center
12/11 – Nashville, TN – Cannery Ballroom
12/12 – Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade
12/14 – Mobile, AL – Soul Kitchen
12/15 – Memphis, TN – New Daisy Theatre
12/16 – Kansas City, MO – The Truman
12/18 – Flint MI – The Machine Shop
12/19 – Flint MI – The Machine Shop
12/20 – Flint MI – The Machine Shop
01/04 – Madison, WI – Majestic Madison
01/05 – Green Bay, WI – Green Bay Distillery
01/06 – Joliet, IL – The Forge

Shinedown Plan To Release New Album In April 2018

Shinedown’s Brent Smith and Eric Bass were recently interviewed by Wes Styles of the 97.7 WQLZ, and revealed that they are planning to release a new album in April 2018 release. If things go according to plan, the first single from the effort will arrive in January.

Blabbermouth shared the following excerpts from the interview:

Speaking about the progress of the songwriting sessions for SHINEDOWN’s next album, Smith said: “We started the sixth SHINEDOWN record the middle of January. We entered the process of writing in the studio.

“For us right now, we’re gonna finish this run that we’re doing. And then we’re actually going back to the studio, and then we’ve got a couple of shows to take care of in August — we finish up on August 9 — and then we’re in Los Angeles recording for pretty much the rest of August. And then we’ve got three more shows to take care in September and then enter the studio again. Right now, we’re working in Charleston, South Carolina.”

According to Bass, the new SHINEDOWN disc marks the first time the band has “ever tried to write, tour and record all simultaneously. Right now we’ve written seventeen songs altogether, of which we feel really strongly about a handful of them that we feel certain that we like that will be either on the record or really close to it,” he said. “So we’re gonna get in and start tracking those while at the same time continuing to write other songs for the record. So it’s been really interesting.”

The next SHINEDOWN album will also be the group’s first full-length release to be produced entirely by Bass. “Up until this point, I’ve only produced tracks for SHINEDOWN — ‘Diamond Eyes’, ‘Cut The Cord’, ‘I’m Alive’ on the ‘Avengers [Assemble]’ soundtrack, things like that,” he said. “So, yeah, I’m stepping up and doing the whole thing and I’m gonna produce the whole record. But that’s actually lot of fun for me, because normally I’m not a proponent of self-produced bands and that sort of thing, but I think this band has a different mentality and a different approach to things. Most bands are looking to self-produce so they can become a spaceship and fly off somewhere and do whatever it is they do. For us, it’s always about the songs and the fans and just really trying to deliver great songs. So that’s never gonna away, never gonna change.”

Smith also said that the project may take a surprising turn. “The thing about it is we’re about ninety percent sure that it’s gonna be a concept record,” he explained. “That’s a very, very deep rabbit hole to go down, but I think we’re ready to do it. The band’s never done this before, and taking in that type of an atmosphere sonically is really taking an audience on a journey.”

He continued: “We’ve always talked about our records being like a roller coaster, but this is a little bit more intense, ’cause there’s a lot more themes involved and there’s a storyline to be built, and there’s also actual characters. So that in and of itself kind of puts us in a really cool spot, because it allows us to be very creative. But in the same breath, we’re not gonna go in there — like Eric said so elegantly — we’re not gonna turn into a spaceship. You know what I mean? We’re not gonna in there and tinker with sounds and be looking at things because it really does come down to the songs.”

The singer defended SHINEDOWN’s decision to not use an outside producer this time around, saying: “Just because we’ve worked with a lot of producers and we’ve worked with a lot of engineers and we know a lot of producers and we know a lot of engineers, I personally don’t think that anyone else could produce this next SHINEDOWN record but Eric, and there’s a lot of reasons why. Not only are we writing the songs together, and the band is as well, but we’re going into it and there’s a bit more of a trust factor involved between Barry [Kerch, drums] and Zach [Myers, guitar] and myself when it comes to Eric. Because, like he said, he produced ‘Diamond Eyes’, he produced ‘Cut The Cord’, he produced ‘I’m Alive’, we’ve written tons of songs together. He knows exactly what he’s doing and we’re with each other 24-7 practically. And it was just time. He’s ready to do it, and he’s excited about doing it, and we’re excited about the process of it being us four. Of course, we’ll work with a couple of engineers here and there. But, I mean, in a lot of ways, man, it’s something that we get to do together, and it allows us to really, really focus on the sound of SHINEDOWN and make sure that we’re writing the most incredible material that we can come up with.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Shinedown Announce 2017 U.S. Tour With Lacey Sturm

Shinedown have announced a U.S. tour with Lacey Sturm (ex-Flyleaf). Check out the dates below.

Tour Dates:

07/01 – Milwaukee, WI – Summerfest
07/02 – Naperville, IL – Ribfest
07/03 – Traverse City, MI – National Cherry Festival
07/05 – Lafayette, IN – Lafayette Theater
07/07 – Toledo, OH – Centennial Terrace
07/08 – Lansing, MI – Common Ground Festival
07/09 – South Bend, IN – Morris Performing Arts Center
07/11 – St. Louis, MO – The Pageant
07/12 – Miami, OK – Buffalo Run Casino
07/14 – West Fargo, ND – Red River Valley Fair
07/15 – Cadott, WI – Rock Fest
07/17 – Canton, OH – Canton Palace Theatre
07/19 – Richmond, VA – The National
07/21 – Waterloo, NY – Del Lago Resort/Casino
07/23 – Bangor, ME – Rise Above Festival
08/05 – Great Falls, MT – Montana State Fair
08/06 – Sturgis, SD – Buffalo Chip
08/09 – Ventura, CA – Ventura County Fair

Shinedown Announce 2017 Tour With As Lions & Cold Kingdom

Shinedown have announced a 2017 tour With As Lions and Cold Kingdom. Check out the dates below.


Tour Dates:

3/31 Albuquerque, NM – Route 66 Casino
04/01 Tucson, AZ – Rialto Theatre
04/04 San Diego, CA – House of Blues
04/05 Bakersfield, CA – Bakersfield Fox Theater
04/07 Los Angeles, CA – The Belasco Theater
04/10 Medford, OR – Medford Armory
04/11 Eureka, CA – Eureka Municipal Auditorium
04/13 Sacramento, CA – Sacramento Memorial Auditorium
04/14 Chico, CA – Silver Dollar Fairgrounds
04/15 Reno, NV – Grand Sierra Resort
04/17 Anaheim, CA – House of Blues