(L-R) Barry Kerch, drums; Wes Seidman, assistant engineer; RJ Ronquillo, guitar tech; Eric Bass, bass; Zach Myers, guitars, vocals; Mike Fasano, drum tech; Doug McKean, engineer; Brent Smith, lead vocals; and Rob Cavallo, producer. Photo by David Goggin.
Hollywood, CA (March 5, 2012)—Platinum rock act Shinedown recently finished recording its fourth studio album at Ocean Way Recording in Hollywood.
Titled Amaryllis, the album is set for a release on March 27th. Producer Rob Cavallo (Green Day, Goo Goo Dolls) helmed the project, following his success with the band’s RIAA-platinum certified 2008 release, The Sound of Madness.
Longtime Cavallo engineer Doug McKean recorded the band; on hand were Barry Kerch, drums; Wes Seidman, assistant engineer; RJ Ronquillo, guitar tech; Eric Bass, bass; Zach Myers, guitars, vocals; Mike Fasano,drum tech; Doug McKean, engineer; Brent Smith, lead vocals; and Rob Cavallo, producer.
Formed in 2001, Shinedown’s first two albums were the RIAA platinum-certified Leave a Whisper (2003), and RIAA-gold certified Us and Them (2005). The two albums yielded seven consecutive Top 5 hits at Rock radio.
The Sound of Madness was a top-10 debut on the Billboard 200 and remained on the chart for 120 consecutive weeks. All six singles from the album went to #1 at Rock radio, including the double-platinum single “Second Chance,” which also went to #1 on the Hot AC chart and top 5 at Pop.
Founder/vocalist Brent Smith commented on the band’s upcoming album, “We pride ourselves on being a band that each record sounds completely different than the last. The beautiful thing is the journey and finding out where you are in your life, not only as a person, but where you are as an artist and as a musician and how far you’ve come and how far you’ve grown.”
Shinedown will be headlining the 2nd annual Avalanche Tour, kicking off on March 27th at the Grove in Anaheim, CA.