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."
SHINEDOWN guitarist Zach Myers recently told Gibson.com about the band's songwriting process, "We aren't a band that goes into the studio and makes a record in six weeks. 'The Sound Of Madness' took 24 months to write. Brent has this weird thing when we're writing, we go into the studio, and there are no clocks around; there are no calendars on the wall. He doesn't like to have a time limit on being creative."
SHINEDOWN's live, multi-disc CD/DVD collection, "Somewhere In The Stratosphere", was released on May 3. The collection which received its title from a member of the "Shinedown Nation" fan community includes material filmed and recorded on SHINEDOWN's two epic 2010 headline tours: the inaugural "Carnival Of Madness" tour, in which they topped a stellar lineup of today's biggest rock acts including CHEVELLE, PUDDLE OF MUDD, SEVENDUST, and 10 YEARS; and the highly praised "Anything & Everything" acoustic tour, which featured stripped-down versions of both chart-topping hits and fan favorites alongside intimate conversations with the audience about the stories behind the songs.