After two successful albums - one platinum and one gold - Shinedown was motivated to have its third album convey the message that "it needed to be made," according to frontman Brent Smith. The album, The Sound of Madness, was released early in 2007. The group's hard rock muscles flex on songs such as the chart-topping first single "Devour," "Cry For Help," "Sin With a Grin," "The Crow and the Butterfly," "Breaking Inside" and "Single Chance." Shinedown's new album Amaryllis contains the newest single "Adrenaline."
Melodic hard rockers Shinedown hail from Jacksonville, Florida and feature vocalist Brent Smith, guitarist Jasin Todd, bassist Brad Stewart and drummer Barry Kerch. Snapped up by Atlantic Records during the early ‘00's flurry of post-Creed and Nickelback signings, the group released their debut album Leave a Whisper in 2003. Whisper ended up doing quite well for the band, aided by its single "Fly from the Inside." Shinedown also supported it with a heroic slate of live shows, remaining on tour for most of 2004. The following year the band issued a live album documenting those shows, then returned in October 2005 with their sophomore effort Us and Them.