Shinedown – For those about to rock, we salute you!
If you like your rock heavy and with more than a taste of grunge then the American rock band Shinedown is the band for you.
Shinedown merge heavy metal rock with post-grunge. Imagine Nirvana and Metallica having an illegitimate rock child. The name of that child is Shinedown.
Shinedown are from Jacksonville, Florida and were formed in 2001 by four friends: Brent Smith, Jasin Todd, Brad Stewart and Barry Kerch.
Lead vocalist Brent Smith and drummer Barry Kerch are the only two remaining members.
Their official website includes Shinedown Photos of the band and their live concerts.
The band is currently on a world tour supporting the Chicago rock band, Disturbed. Disturbed have sold over 10 million albums worldwide, and released three consecutive number 1 albums in the United States.
The explosive Disturbed and Shinedown live experience is currently gathering pace as it rolls out across the United States throughout September, and will be coming to play in the UK in October in London, Birmingham, Nottingham, Manchester and Glasgow before heading of to mainland Europe for gigs in Belguim, Holland, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Denmark, Norway, Sweden and Finland.
For a full list of tour dates and to buy tickets, visit Shinedown.com/concerts.
They may be relatively unknown here in the UK but with three albums, each producing hit singles on the other side of the Atlantic, Shinedown are big news in the United States. In fact their debut album, Leave A Whisper went Platinum!
Their third album, The Sound Of Madness, was released earlier this year on Atlantic Records. The first single to be taken from the album was the opening track, Devour. The single made the Top 10 US Charts and was also used as the theme tune for the ‘WWE Night Of Champions 2008’ recently shown on satellite tv.
Devour is an awesome track full of testosterone, power and grit. Check out the official video to see what you’ve been missing.