The release of SHINEDOWN‘s fourth studio album, titled “Amaryllis”, was accompanied by an e-book called “For Your Sake: Inside The Making Of Amaryllis”, a 75-page, “completely interactive” e-book that contains commentary, photos, video footage and other content exclusively chronicling the creation of the new record.
A two-and-a-half-minute video clip in which SHINEDOWN frontman Brent Smith walks fans through “For Your Sake: Inside The Making Of Amaryllis” can be seen below.
“Amaryllis” sold 106,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to land at position No. 4 on The Billboard 200 chart.
SHINEDOWN landed the biggest debut of its career in July 2008 when its third album, “The Sound Of Madness”, sold 50,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to land at No. 8 on the Billboard Top 200. This marked the first Top 10 album of the band’s career.
SHINEDOWN performed two songs — “Bully” and “Unity” — on the March 26 episode of ABC-TV‘s “Jimmy Kimmel Live!”.
“Amaryllis” arrived in stores almost four years after the band issued “The Sound Of Madness”. Brent Smith told The Pulse Of Radio that even though the band really came together on that last effort, they didn’t want to rest on their laurels while making “Amaryllis”. “We’re never really a band that’s gonna ever be satisfied,” he said. “We’re never gonna be complacent with ‘Oh, well, that’ll do.’ We’re the band that’s looking for the doors that everyone is afraid to find, because we like that. We like pushing the envelope constantly. It keeps us on our toes.”
The first single from “Amaryllis”, “Bully”, has already topped the rock radio charts. The new single is called “Unity”.
The million-selling “The Sound Of Madness” yielded six chart-topping singles like “Second Chance”, “Devour”, “If You Only Knew” and the title track. It debuted at No. 8 on the Billboard 200, spending 120 weeks on the album chart.
SHINEDOWN is headlining the 2012 edition of the Avalanche Tour, which kicked off on March 27 in Anaheim, California, with ADELITAS WAY, NEW MEDICINE and ART OF DYING also on the bill.