Shinedown was formed in 2001, in Jacksonville, Florida, USA. Their first line-up was Brent Smith (vocals), Brad Stewart (bass), Jasin Todd (guitar), and Barry Kerch (drums). A few lineup changes followed, and the band’s current lineup consists of Smith and Kerch, the band’s only two remaining original members, with guitarist Zach Myers, and bassist/pianist Eric Bass.
Their music style has been characterized as hard rock, alternative metal and post-grunge having sold over 6 million albums worldwide.
They have released five studio albums:
Leave a Whisper (2003)
Us and Them (2005)
The Sound of Madness (2008)
Threat to Survival (2015)