SHINEDOWN Creates E-Book To Accompany New Album

SHINEDOWN singer Brent Smith told The Pulse Of Radio on Wednesday (March 14) that the release of the band's fourth album, "Amaryllis", on March 27 will be accompanied by an e-book called "For Your Sake: Inside The Making Of Amaryllis", which Smith described as the first of its kind in the music industry. The "completely interactive" e-book will feature commentary, video footage and other content.

Smith told The Pulse Of Radio more about the concept behind the e-book. "Back in the day, like when you used to go in and buy records, for people that are a little bit more digital consumers, this e-book is something that brings you back to that element of getting a record and then going inside of it," he said. "But it's really going inside of our minds, you know, during the making of the record, and there's so many different storylines inside of all the different aspects of the making of the record. It's a doorway into the mind of all of us."

Smith did not say whether the e-book would come with the "Amaryllis" CD or would be available as a separate download or purchase.

Two songs and videos have already been released off "Amaryllis": "Bully" and "Unity". "Bully" is currently No. 1 on the rock radio chart.

SHINEDOWN will lead the 2012 edition of the Avalanche Tour, which kicks off on March 27 in Anaheim, California, with ADELITAS WAY, NEW MEDICINE and ART OF DYING also on the bill.


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