SHINEDOWN Bassist Interviewed At NAMM (Video)

Full Metal Jackie conducted an interview with bassist Eric Bass of SHINEDOWN at the Dean Guitars booth at the 2012 NAMM (National Association Of Music Merchants) show, a massive music-products convention that took place January 19-22 at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California. You can now watch the chat below.

It’s less than two months to go before SHINEDOWN releases its fourth studio album, “Amaryllis”, but the band is already giving fans a taste of what to expect. The quartet has posted samples of several tunes from the disc at its official web site, including the title track, “Adrenaline”, “Unity”, “Through the Ghost”, “Nowhere Kids” and more. The Pulse Of Radio asked frontman Brent Smith how he feels the band has evolved musically on this record. “The musicianship got way stronger, the songwriting got way more sophisticated, and I think that overall we were able to push ourselves in a direction that was — I don’t necessarily know if it was the obvious next step, but we enjoyed the journey with each other,” he said.

“Amaryllis” arrives on March 27 and follows up SHINEDOWN‘s biggest success yet, 2008’s “The Sound Of Madness”.

That disc sold more than a million copies and produced six hit singles, including a number of rock radio chart-toppers.

The first single from “Amaryllis”, called “Bully”, is already a Top Five hit at Active Rock radio.

SHINEDOWN announced on January 30 that it will lead the 2012 edition of the Avalanche Tour. The North American trek will kick off on March 27 in Anaheim, California, with ADELITAS WAY, NEW MEDICINE and ART OF DYING also on the bill.