SOURCE: Atlantic Records

April 22, 2008 14:45 ET

Shinedown Unleash "THE SOUND OF MADNESS": Hard Rock Heroes Unite With Multiple Grammy Award-Winning Producer Rob Cavallo to Create Their Most Intense Work to Date; First Single, "Devour," Hits Radio in Early May; Album Lands June 24th; Headline Dates and Festival Appearances Slated

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - April 22, 2008) - Atlantic recording group Shinedown has announced early details of their much-anticipated third album, entitled "THE SOUND OF MADNESS." The collection -- produced by multiple Grammy Award winner Rob Cavallo (Kid Rock, Green Day, My Chemical Romance) -- will arrive in stores and at online retailers on June 24th.

"THE SOUND OF MADNESS" will be heralded by the lead single, "Devour." The track will land online and at multi-format rock radio outlets nationwide on May 5th. In addition, "Devour" will serve as the theme song to World Wrestling Entertainment's June pay-per-view event, "Night of Champions," slated for June 29th. The single will also be featured on ESPN throughout the current major league baseball season, and will be included on the soundtrack to EA Sports' "Madden NFL 09" video game.

The Jacksonville, Florida-based rock outfit has lined up a number of upcoming live dates, including headline shows and festival performances. The itinerary kicks off with a hometown co-headlining slot at Band Camp 2008, set for Friday, May 9th at the Jacksonville Equestrian Center. Also scheduled are appearances at WJJR's Earth Day Birthday at Orlando's Tinker Field on May 10th; the 2008 98Rockfest at Tampa's Raymond James Stadium on May 11th; the 2nd annual Rock on the Range at Columbus, Ohio's Columbus Crew Stadium on May 17th; KPNT 105.7's Pointfest at St. Louis' Verizon Wireless Amphitheater on May 18th; and DropFest 2008 at Kaukauna, Wisconsin's Wisconsin International Raceway on June 6th (see below itinerary). A full-scale North American tour in support of "THE SOUND OF MADNESS" will be announced shortly.

"THE SOUND OF MADNESS" is unquestionably Shinedown's most powerful work to date. Frontman Brent Smith recently described it as "an explosive re-invention of sound... beyond just being some of heaviest material we've ever recorded, Rob really helped us make the entire album sound larger than life and take on the epic nature that each song demanded."

"As a producer, I need the bands I work with to bring me amazing songs," said Rob Cavallo. "Shinedown did that and beyond! Brent Smith and his band are amazing people and awesome to work with. I am extremely proud of this record and can't wait for the rest of the world to hear it!"

The Florida foursome exploded onto the rock scene in 2003 with their breakthrough debut, "LEAVE A WHISPER." The RIAA platinum-certified album featured a quartet of Top 5 rock radio smashes: "Fly From The Inside," "45," "Simple Man," and "Burning Bright." In 2005, Shinedown followed up their initial success with "US AND THEM." The RIAA gold-certified collection was highlighted by the #1 blockbuster, "Save Me," which dominated Active Rock radio for a stunning twelve consecutive weeks, followed by two further Top 5 hits in "Heroes" and "I Dare You."

From the start, Shinedown have proven to be true road warriors, touring nearly non-stop to bring their hard-edged rock 'n' roll to fans across the country. The band has performed countless headline dates, and shared stages with the likes of Seether, Van Halen, 3 Doors Down, Rob Zombie, and Godsmack.

Shinedown is: Brent Smith - vocals, Barry Kerch - drums, Nick Perri - guitars, Eric Bass - bass, Zach Myers - guitars.

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                          SPRING TOUR 2008
                            * Headlining


9  Jacksonville, FL  Band Camp 2008 @ Jacksonville Equestrian Center

10 Orlando, FL       WJJR's Earth Day Birthday @ Tinker Field

11 Tampa, FL         2008 98Rockfest @ Raymond James Stadium

13 Charlotte, NC     Amos' Southend *

14 Richmond, VA      The National *

15 Norfolk, VA       The NorVa *

17 Columbus, OH      Rock on the Range @ Columbus Crew Stadium

18 St. Louis, MO     KPNT 105.7's Pointfest @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheater


6  Kaukauna, WI      DropFest 2008 @ Wisconsin International Raceway

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