The Pulse Of Radio reports that SHINEDOWN is inching closer to revealing more details about its fourth studio album, which will follow up the band’s massively successful 2008 effort, “The Sound Of Madness”. The Jacksonville, Florida-based group has apparently finished recording the disc — which it began working on back in August — and is now in the process of mixing the album. This is according to a video message posted by guitarist Zach Myers, who added that the album’s title and release date are coming soon.
On January 3, a new SHINEDOWN single, “Bully”, will reportedly be released to radio, with the full-length effort to follow in the spring.
SHINEDOWN recorded the new album in Los Angeles with producer Rob Cavallo, who previously collaborated with the group on “The Sound Of Madness”.
“The Sound Of Madness” sold more than 1.2 million copies and produced six hit singles, including “Devour”, “The Crow and The Butterfly” and “If You Only Knew”.
A deluxe edition of the record was issued last year, which included a bonus track that became yet another radio hit, “Diamond Eyes (Boom-Lay Boom-Lay Boom)”.
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.”