During a recent interview with Meltdown of Detroit’s WRIF, Brent Smith offered an update on the new Shinedown album. According to him, the band are planning to release the effort after the summer.
Smith said the following:
“I can’t give you exact dates on everything for the new record. I can tell you that we will be looking after summer for release. So that is something I can tell you, as far as new music is concerned, with the new album. What we’re doing exactly right now, Zach is actually going to be in Charleston in about five days, ’cause that’s where we’re recording [the new album] — at Eric’s studio that we just finished. So he comes in in about five days. Myself and Eric and Zach, we’re putting kind of like the finishing touches on stuff that we were working on previously. Barry is gonna arrive around April, and then we’re gonna cement the recording process of that.”
He also added the following about touring plans:
“We’re working with promoters right now, kind of doing an overlay of how it can be done. Each day we’re starting to get good news and better news, but we have to be mindful. I know a lot of people are concerned about the variants [of the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus that causes COVID-19], but that’s what viruses do — they mutate. The biggest thing is we need to be able to trust the medical community, trust the people to get us through this. But as far as touring is concerned, we’re locking in [dates]. Fingers crossed, we’re gonna be doing shows — full Shinedown — hopefully by August of this year.”