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In late August, both Brent Smith and Zach Myers announced on their Twitter that they were recording the Carnival Of Madness in Kennewick, Washington to be released in a Full-Length DVD.
 
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Recently, it was announced that "Diamond Eyes (Boom-Lay Boom-Lay Boom)" will be the next single for Shinedown. Shinedown's "Diamond Eyes" will be released December 7th, 2010.<ref name="Diamond Eyes to be released as a single.">http://www.allaccess.com/alternative/future-releases</ref>
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Recently, it was announced that "Diamond Eyes (Boom-Lay Boom-Lay Boom)" will be the next single for Shinedown. Shinedown's "Diamond Eyes" is released today bwoi.<ref name="Diamond Eyes to be released as a single.">http://www.allaccess.com/alternative/future-releases</ref>
   
 
According to The Pulse Of Radio, Shinedown will release a deluxe CD/DVD edition of its platinum 2008 album, "The Sound Of Madness", on November 23. The set will feature nine bonus songs, including a version of the track "Breaking Inside" with guest vocals from Halestorm's Lzzy Hale, along all the music videos filmed for "The Sound Of Madness", an interview and five live clips previously available only on iTunes.{{Citation needed|date=October 2010}}
 
According to The Pulse Of Radio, Shinedown will release a deluxe CD/DVD edition of its platinum 2008 album, "The Sound Of Madness", on November 23. The set will feature nine bonus songs, including a version of the track "Breaking Inside" with guest vocals from Halestorm's Lzzy Hale, along all the music videos filmed for "The Sound Of Madness", an interview and five live clips previously available only on iTunes.{{Citation needed|date=October 2010}}

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Shinedown
Shinedown concert.jpg
Shinedown live in 2008
Background information
Origin Jacksonville, Florida, USA
Genres Alternative metal, alternative rock, hard rock, post-grunge
Years active 2001 - present
Labels Atlantic Records
Website www.shinedown.com
Members Brent Smith
Zach Myers
Eric Bass
Barry Kerch
Past members Nick Perri
Jasin Todd
Brad Stewart

Shinedown is an American rock band from Jacksonville, Florida, formed in 2001 and founded by members Brent Smith (vocals), Brad Stewart (bass), Jasin Todd (guitar), and Barry Kerch (drums). A few line-up changes followed, and the band's current line-up consists of Smith and Kerch, the band's only two remaining original members, with guitarist Zach Myers and bassist and pianist Eric Bass. Since Shinedown's inception, they have released three albums – Leave a Whisper (2003), Us and Them (2005), The Sound of Madness (2008) – and a total of fourteen singles, all on Atlantic Records. They have sold over 8 million albums worldwide.[1]

History

Leave a Whisper (2003–2005)

Leave a Whisper was the band's debut album, released in July 2003. It featured successful tracks such as "Fly From the Inside", "Burning Bright", the emotionally-charged "45" and the popular cover of the Lynyrd Skynyrd classic "Simple Man". The acoustic cover jolted the band to popularity, and was later made a tribute to Dimebag Darrell during concert performances.

In 2004 the band released a live DVD of the album entitled Live From the Inside which also contained a documentary. The recording featured the final concert of the LAW touring schedule.

Us and Them (2005–2007)

After the hugely successful Leave a Whisper and accompanying tour, the band went back into the studio in 2005 to record their second album. On October 4, 2005, the band released Us and Them, which went on to produce three singles; "Save Me", "I Dare You", and "Heroes". The lead single, "Save Me", maintained the #1 position of the Active Rock Charts for twelve weeks straight, setting a record for the band. The two other singles had similar success – "I Dare You" was notably performed on American Idol by Chris Daughtry. Us and Them was certified Gold by the RIAA in November 2006.

The album has three versions for release; the regular thirteen-track version, a limited edition with three bonus acoustic tracks, and a store-specific version with two bonus tracks: "Break" and "Carried Away". On itunes, there is a 25 track 'Deluxe' version, containing live songs and acoustic versions of songs. After the album's release the band took part in 2007's SnoCore Tour with Seether, Flyleaf, and Halestorm. After that the band joined Trapt for the Equinox Tour. The band then proceeded to play their first overseas concert at the London Astoria on June 6, 2006, supporting Alter Bridge. In the summer of 2006, the band then opened for Godsmack and Rob Zombie on their tour of North America, effectively ending their rigorous touring schedule.

On December 12, 2006, Shinedown played a concert in Knoxville, Tennessee at The Tennessee Theatre which was filmed for a DVD the band was expected to release later in 2007. However, after a show in Waukesha, WI on July 21, 2007, the band made it known that the DVD was scrapped by Atlantic Records. "We don't want to put anything out if the band is gonna be presented in the wrong way," Smith said. "I might be able to bootleg it later on ... but as of now I don't see it coming out anytime soon." In late 2007 after taking some time off, the band returned to studio to record a new album.

The Sound of Madness (2007–present)

The band began recording their third album, The Sound of Madness, in Los Angeles on September 20, 2007. It was released on June 24, 2008. A deluxe edition was released as well including three extra tracks, digitally. Their first single, "Devour", was released on May 6, 2008, and was their second #1 on the active rock chart.

"Devour" was also the theme song for the WWE pay-per-view Night of Champions 2008, as well as part of the soundtrack to the 2009 film, The Final Destination. It can also be found on the soundtrack from Madden NFL 09. The video for the song was released on June 25, 2008. Sound of Madness was also used as a song for WWE Wrestlemania 25 review aired on NBC on August 30, 2009 for the Shawn Michaels/The Undertaker match.

"Second Chance", the second single off of The Sound of Madness, is Shinedown's biggest hit to date, being their first top 10 song on the Billboard Hot 100. The song peaked at number 7 during its duration on the chart. "Second Chance" has since gone double platinum. Ironically for the song "that broke into everything", it was one the band hated when they first wrote it.[2]

On April 11, 2008, lead singer Brent Smith announced that Jasin Todd was no longer a member of the band, saying "at this time, he's no longer with us in Shinedown." In the liner notes of The Sound of Madness, Smith says that he loves Todd and considers him the "brother [he] never had". Since parting ways with Shinedown, Todd has remained out of the public eye. Although rumors briefly surfaced that he had joined Soil (the band promptly denied this),[3] he is now the guitarist for the rock band Fuel (band).

Shinedown is re-releasing their albums, Leave A Whisper and Us and Them as Deluxe Editions. The albums will only be available digitally. Between the two albums, the band will release 25 unreleased tracks, seven of which were never before heard. The deluxe editions are scheduled for a July 7, 2009 release.

November 18, 2009 brought the release of "The Sight of Madness", the band's first digital video album. The album features the band's videos and five live videos from an early 2009 performance at the Tabernacle in Atlanta, Georgia. This release is only available on iTunes On December 18, the video for "Second Chance" ranked #7 on VH1's Top 40 Music Video's of 2009. It was helped to that ranking due to being on the countdown for 20 weeks. Other singles from the album are "If You Only Knew", and "The Crow and the Butterfly."

Shinedown was nominated for, but did not win, the "Alternative Rock" category at the American Music Awards in 2009. The nomination was due to the radio success of their hit single "Second Chance".

During shows on December 15, 2009 in Rockford, Illinois and December 18 in Biloxi, Mississippi, the band joined Papa Roach on stage to record a live version of U2's "Beautiful Day" for Papa Roach's forthcoming live album.

Moving into 2010, Shinedown released two songs for movie soundtracks. The track "Her Name is Alice" was done for the movie Alice in Wonderland and released on the respective soundtrack named Almost Alice. Shinedown also contributed a track to the Sylvester Stallone movie The Expendables, released in August 2010. The song is titled "Diamond Eyes (Boom-Lay Boom-Lay Boom)" and is in the newest trailer for the movie.[4] On June 21, 2010, Diamond Eyes was released on online retailers.[5]

"The Crow and the Butterfly" was chosen as the 5th single from The Sound of Madness. It began receiving airplay on April 6, 2010. Shinedown are currently headlining the "Carnival of Madness” Tour. This United States tour began July 16 and will wrap up September 3, 2010 at the Alaska State Fair.

In late August, both Brent Smith and Zach Myers announced on their Twitter that they were recording the Carnival Of Madness in Kennewick, Washington to be released in a Full-Length DVD.

Recently, it was announced that "Diamond Eyes (Boom-Lay Boom-Lay Boom)" will be the next single for Shinedown. Shinedown's "Diamond Eyes" is released today bwoi.[6]

According to The Pulse Of Radio, Shinedown will release a deluxe CD/DVD edition of its platinum 2008 album, "The Sound Of Madness", on November 23. The set will feature nine bonus songs, including a version of the track "Breaking Inside" with guest vocals from Halestorm's Lzzy Hale, along all the music videos filmed for "The Sound Of Madness", an interview and five live clips previously available only on iTunes.[citation needed]

The Sound of Madness went on to spend 120 consecutive weeks on the Billboard 200 chart starting from its June 24 2008 release & ending in late October 2010 . --

In 2010 the band announced an acoustic tour called "Anything and Everything." On this tour, they will take questions from the audience and take song requests. [7]

In a recent interview, Brent Smith announced that the band is recording a live DVD of the Anything and Everything Tour that they will distribute with the Carnival of Madness DVD, thus making it a DVD set. [8]

Band members

Current members
  • Brent Smith - lead vocals (2001–Present)
  • Zach Myers - guitar, backup vocals (2005–present)
  • Eric Bass - bass guitar, piano, backup vocals (2008–present)
  • Barry Kerch - drums (2001–present)
Former members
  • Jasin Todd - guitar (2001–2008)
  • Nick Perri - guitar (2008)
  • Brad Stewart - bass guitar (2001–2007)

Discography

Studio albums

References

External links