SHINEDOWN frontman Brent Smith has revealed to U.K.’s NME that the band has already recorded a full album’s worth of material following the release of “Amaryllis” earlier this year. He said in a video interview which can be seen at this location, “You’re actually the very first person I’ll tell this to… We’ve actually… We have another record of material. It’s actually recorded.”
Speaking about the direction of the new music, Smith said, “It’s still very massive. It has a very epic feel to it, but the tempos are a little slower and the subject matter is a little different. I would say it’s actually a bit darker — a little bit more mischievous.”
“Amaryllis” debuted atop Billboard‘s “Rock Albums” chart and at #4 overall on The Billboard 200 — SHINEDOWN‘s biggest chart debut thus far — with over 105,000 units sold its first week out.
“This was the first true international record we received, and I say received because it really is an honor and it’s a gift and a privilege to get an opportunity from your record label to be released internationally, because not every band or every artist gets that opportunity,” Smith told NME.
SHINEDOWN has a total of eight No. 1 singles and 15 Top 10 hits, according to Billboard.
SHINEDOWN took part in this past summer’s edition of the Rockstar Energy Drink Uproar Festival. The third annual rock extravaganza — which boasted a main stage lineup that also included GODSMACK and STAIND — got underway on August 17 at the Cricket Wireless Amphitheater in Bonner Springs, Kansas, and continued through September 30.