Shinedown Planning To Release New Album After The Summer

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.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Shinedown’s Zach Myers Releases 15-Year-Old Album From The Fairwell “Schizophrenic Love Songs, Pt. 1”

Shinedown’s Zach Myers has released a new album, titled “Schizophrenic Love Songs, Pt. 1,” from his The Fairwell project. The guitarist recorded the effort 15 years ago and it can found on the service of your choice HERE.

“Schizophrenic Love Songs, Pt. 1” Track Listing:

01. “Beauty Of Falling Down”
02. “Hold On Tight”
03. “Untitled”
04. “Save My Life”
05. “This Goodbye”
06. “Diary”
07. “Your Last Song”
08. “The Worst Of You”
09. “Start All Over”
10. “Keep On Moving”

Myers commented:

“This is an album I made 15 years ago. And after I joined Shinedown 15 years ago, I just never got around to putting it out. But for some reason, in those 15 years, a month didn’t go by where someone didn’t ask me when it was coming out… well… here’s an album I made when I was 23 years old.

I started The Fairwell in 2001 after we broke up The Zach Myers Band, due to record label issues and a myriad of other things.

We had a made a few EPs / Demos, and by 2006, we had gone through the last lineup change that pretty much solidified Chris Allen and I were really the only two main members of the band, along with live members Zack Smith and Zach Kirk (a lot of Zachs).

I had been writing a ton between 2001 and 2006. I joined Shinedown around 2004 / 2005 as a touring guitar player with the original lineup… after a few long tours Brent (Smith, vocalist) and I talked one night and decided in 2006 that we should part ways.

The truth is. Neither of us wanted to not be playing together. But for the health of the original band, which was already massively on the decline sanity wise, we decided it was for the best.

At this time I called my friend Skidd Mills and decided Chris and I would go into 747 Studios and make The Fairwell album. We spent every day for months in the studio with Skidd. And really became a team in there… all these songs I had written about… love (being an emo), loss, relationships (good and bad), break ups… losing my cousin Justin to suicide… all of these things were in these songs. We finished and loved it… and planned on releasing it in 2007.

After only about three months separated from Shinedown… Brent and I talked on the phone one night and he asked if I’d come play with SD again, most likely on a permanent level… I was actually a bit hesitant to go back to do just past drama… and I was honestly considering taking an audition for Taking Back Sunday.

I ended up going to what felt like home… and all these years later Shinedown still feels like home But 2020 made me reflective on this record I made with Chris and Skidd 14 years ago.
And I realized as much as I’ve grown as a writer and a singer (I’m not much of either on this album)… I don’t think a month went by in those 14 years where someone didn’t ask me if I’d ever release it.

Well… without telling anyone… (including the band members), it comes out January 8th. It’s called Schizophrenic Love Songs because that’s what it sounds like. It’s been named that since 2006. These are songs I wrote when I was very young. And I was angry… I didn’t have the life I had now. But I still look back on them fondly.

Please be gentle listening…
ZM”

[via Bravewords]

Watch Shinedown’s Brent Smith And Eric Bass Perform Cover Of “Christmas Time Is Here”

Shinedown’s Brent Smith and Eric Bass recently performed a cover of Vince Guaraldi’s “Christmas Time Is Here” from the 1965 TV special “A Charlie Brown Christmas” for Baltimore’s 98 Rock. You can check that out below, along with acoustic performances of “Atlas Falls,” “Unity,” and “Monsters.”

Shinedown’s Brent Smith Criticizes Dr. Anthony Fauci For “Lying To Society” About Santa Claus

Here’s an odd holiday story for you. During CNN’s “Sesame Street ABC’s Of COVID-19 Town Hall,” Dr. Anthony Fauci, the country’s top infectious-disease expert, tried to reassure kids that Santa Claus has been vaccinated and will still be able to come to their houses amid the coronavirus pandemic. However, Shinedown frontman Brent Smith apparently took issue with those comments saying that Fauci is “lying to society.”

Fauci told Elmo and the children the following when asked if it is safe for Santa to deliver presents:

“Well, I have to say I took care of that for you because I was worried you all would be upset. So what I did a little while ago, I took a trip up there to the North Pole. I went there and I vaccinated Santa Claus myself. I measured his level of immunity, and he is good to go. He can come down the chimney. He can leave the presents, he can leave, and you have nothing to worry about. Santa Claus is good to go.”

Smith then shared a New York Post article regarding the statement along with the following criticism:

“I’m going to go out on a limb here. Lying to society this far into a pandemic is not something I would encourage. #tellthetruth #clockisticking”

After receiving backlash from fans, the singer added:

“Hey everyone I hear you… I won’t even yell back. Much love ❤️ to all… Happy Holidays😘”

[via Blabbermouth]

Evanescence, Shinedown, Seether, Etc. Awarded New Gold And Platinum Records In The U.S.

A number of rock artists have received new gold and platinum certifications by the RIAA. Among them are Evanescence, Shinedown, Seether, and more.

Here’s a list of the new certifications:

* Evanescence
– Self-Titled Album (certified gold)

* Shinedown
– “Monsters“ single (certified gold)

* Seether
– “Karma & Effect” (certified platinum)
– “Finding Beauty In Negative Spaces” (certified platinum)
– “Careless Whisper” (George Michael cover) single (certified gold)

*Theory Of A Deadman
– “RX (Medicate)” single (certified platinum)
– “All Or Nothing” single (certified gold)
– “Lowlife“ single (certified gold)

* I Prevail
– “Scars” single (certified gold)

*Falling In Reverse
– “Popular Monster” single (certified gold)

[via The PRP]

Shinedown Announce “SD Limited” Premium Apparel Line And Career-Spanning Vinyl Box Set

Shinedown have announced a new premium apparel line, which they are calling “SD Limited.” The first collection in the merch line will focus on the band’s 2008 album “The Sound Of Madness” and it will be available on Black Friday (November 27). A career-spanning vinyl box set will be available for pre-order that day as well.

Zach Myers said the following about “SD Limited”:

“We are thrilled that SD Limited is finally coming into fruition and set to be released imminently. This is an idea that we have been looking to launch for a while, but the rigors of touring always kept it on the back burner.

Earlier this year, Adam from EightySeven Creative Agency had gotten in touch about working together on a project, and I knew he was perfect for this venture with his inspired and futuristic take on concert merchandising. He, alongside myself and our longtime merchandiser Kent Sinkler, set out to deconstruct the classic rock shirt, throw it in a blender with street fashion, and strip it all down to a central message of community. We wanted to appeal to everyone, whether they had heard of our band or not, but truly wanted to serve our most loyal fans. It was important that the products were made with high-quality materials, with unique graphics and color ways, but most important that the themes that have carried our band across the world for the last 20 years were woven into each piece.”

The band also said the following about the vinyl box set:

“Starting 11/27 you will be able to pre-order the Box Set featuring gold vinyl pressings of all 6 of our albums. The box set includes a limited number of 2k units worldwide, and contains a brand new 15th anniversary cover for ‘Us and Them!’ The Box Set will begin shipping in January and all individual vinyl will ship in February”

As the group mentioned, individual limited edition vinyl pressings will also be available including “Leave A Whisper” on clear blue vinyl, “Us And Them” on clear purple vinyl, “The Sound Of Madness” on white vinyl, “Amaryllis” on rustic green vinyl, “Threat To Survival” on clear red vinyl, and “Attention Attention” on clear yellow vinyl. The box set will ship on January 22 and the individual vinyl albums will ship on February 12.

Brent Smith Offers Update On New Shinedown Album: “We’re, Like, 40 Percent There In Regards To The Writing Process”

Brent Smith recently took to social media to offer an update on the new Shinedown album. According to him, the band are about 40 percent through the writing process.

Smith said the following about the new material:

“I think that it is definitely — there are parts of it that are gonna be a product of what we are all going through this year. But there’s also a lot of soul searching on this record. [We’re] really, really focusing super, super hard on the lyrical content, and the way that it sounds.

For us to look at everything that’s going on right now and to listen to some of the new-school artists and seeing what they’re doing with production and what have you, you can always learn from different people,” he continued. “It’s interesting the state of kind of where music is right now, ’cause there’s a lot of it.”

He also added:

“I’d say we’re, like, 40 percent there in regards to the writing process. We’ll see by the end of the year where we’re at, and then the timeline for getting everything together.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Smith & Myers (Shinedown) Premiere “One More Time” Video

Smith & Myers, the project featuring Shinedown’s Brent Smith and Zach Myers, have premiered a new video for their song “One More Time.” This track is from the band’s new album “Volume 2,” which was released today (October 23). That effort follows “Volume 1,” which was released earlier this month.

Brent Smith Says Shinedown Are “Nine Songs Into The Writing Process” For Their New Album

During a recent interview with Two Doods Reviews, Shinedown’s Brent Smith revealed that the band are “nine songs into the writing process” for their new album. He also added: “We’re in the demo process at the moment — we’re just writing.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Smith & Myers (Shinedown) Premiere “Panic” Video

Smith & Myers, the project featuring Shinedown’s Brent Smith and Zach Myers, have premiered a new video for their song “Panic.” This track is from the band’s new album “Volume 1,” which was released on October 9. The effort will be followed by “Volume 2” on October 23.