Shinedown

Shinedown

Main Stage 1 Friday 22 June | 14:20 - 15:10

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Played at Graspop Metal Meeting 2016 / 2018
Genre

Hard Rock

Country

United States

Biography

Hailing from Jacksonville, Florida, this straight-up rock ‘n’ roll band is very popular Stateside and in most parts of Europe. The band released their debut ‘Leave a Whisper’ in 2003 but it wasn’t until the launch of the album’s enhanced version one year later – and thanks to the inclusion of a great cover of Lynyrd Skynnyrd’s ‘Simple Man’ - that Shinedown became a radio station favourite in their home market. Their big break came with their third album, ‘The Sound of Madness’ (2008). Criticised in some quarters for trying to reproduce that success on Amaryllis (2012), Shinedown went on to silence the critics with their next outing ‘Threat to Survival’ (2015) that had them experimenting with a wider range of influences and quieter moments. With sales in excess of 100,000 copies within the first two weeks of its US release they seem to have found their recipe for success. Their first GMM gig in 2016 rocked Main Stage 1 and their support slot for Iron Maiden one year later helped them break into a new demographic. Their new album is tentatively scheduled for an April 2018 release. (#GMM18)