SOURCE: Atlantic Records

August 16, 2011 15:41 ET

Shinedown Gets Back to Business; Hard Rock Superstars Begin Work on Hugely Anticipated Fourth Album

Grammy-Winning Producer Rob Cavallo to Be Behind the Board Once Again; As-Yet-Untitled Follow-Up to "THE SOUND OF MADNESS" Slated for Release Early Next Year

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - Aug 16, 2011) - Atlantic recording group Shinedown has begun work on their hugely anticipated fourth studio album. The multi-platinum rock band will be joined at Hollywood's famed Ocean Way Recording by multiple Grammy Award-winning producer Rob Cavallo (Kid Rock, Green Day), who previously collaborated with the band on their RIAA platinum certified third album, "THE SOUND OF MADNESS."

"We are truly honored to be working with the legendary Rob Cavallo again," says Shinedown frontman Brent Smith. "He brings the absolute best out of us and our songs. To say we are emotionally charged to start recording the new album would be a huge understatement. Everyone hold on tight, this is going to be intense!"

"One of the things that sets Shinedown apart from most other rock bands is their songwriting," says Cavallo. "There's an honesty and passion in it that's undeniable. After working with them on 'THE SOUND OF MADNESS,' I knew that they would deliver, but they've even surpassed my high expectations with the songs they've brought to the table this time around. I can't wait to get started."

Released in 2008, "THE SOUND OF MADNESS" proved to be Shinedown's mainstream breakthrough, debuting at #8 on the Billboard 200 before spending 120 consecutive weeks on the chart. The album also made rock music history, with each of its six singles reaching #1 on the airplay rankings. Among them are such hits as "Diamond Eyes (Boom-Lay Boom-Lay Boom)," "Devour," "The Sound of Madness," "The Crow and The Butterfly," the gold certified "If You Only Knew," and the double-platinum certified crossover smash, "Second Chance" - all of which rose to the top of the airplay charts, marking a genuinely stunning streak of rock radio classics. To support "THE SOUND OF MADNESS," Shinedown has also made a wide range of live TV appearances, including performances on ABC's Jimmy Kimmel Live!, NBC's The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and The Today Show, CBS' The Early Show, and the 2010 NHL Awards show. In 2009, the band received an American Music Award nomination for Best Alternative Rock Band.

Shinedown's unprecedented ascendancy over multi-format rock radio initially began with their RIAA platinum certified 2003 debut "LEAVE A WHISPER" and its gold certified 2005 follow-up, "US AND THEM." Together, both albums yielded seven consecutive top 5 radio hits, including "Fly From the Inside," "45," "Simple Man," "Burning Bright," "Heroes," "I Dare You," and of course, the #1 blockbuster, "Save Me," which dominated Active Rock radio for a remarkable 12 successive weeks.

Shinedown is: Brent Smith (vocals), Barry Kerch (drums), Zach Myers (guitars), and Eric Bass (bass).

For further news and information, please visit www.shinedown.com.

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