Shinedown

Shinedown
18:55 - 19:50 North Stage
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Played at Graspop Metal Meeting
2016 / 2018 / 2022

Genre

Hard Rock

Country

United States

Biography

Hailing from Jacksonville, Florida, this straight-up rock ‘n’ roll band is very popular Stateside and in many 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 Skynyrd’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 saw 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 had 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. Meanwhile they’ve released a film that weaves together the songs on their most recent album ‘Attention Attention’ into a stunning movie that documents life’s highs and lows. (#GMM22)