Atlantic recording group Staind has announced details of their hugely anticipated new album. â€œSTAINDâ€ â€“ which marks the iconic hard rock bandâ€™s seventh studio album and first full-length release in three years â€“ arrives in stores and at all digital retailers on September 13th.
Produced by Johnny K â€“ known for his work with 3 Doors Down, Disturbed, and Sevendust, not to mention his Grammy Award-nominated collaboration with Staind, 2008â€™s â€œTHE ILLUSION OF PROGRESSâ€ â€“ and mixed by the legendary Chris Lord-Alge, â€œSTAINDâ€ stands as Staindâ€™s most intense and powerful work to date. The album is heralded by the new song, â€œEyes Wide Open,â€ which premieres today at www.staind.com. â€œNot Again,â€ the first official single from â€œSTAIND,â€ will then impact multi-format rock radio outlets nationwide in mid-July.
Singer/songwriter/guitarist Aaron Lewis recent described â€œSTAINDâ€ as â€œthe heaviest thing we have recorded in a long time. Itâ€™s definitely one of the heaviest collections of songs that we have put together.â€
â€œItâ€™s completely different than the last record,â€ agrees guitarist Mike Mushok. â€œItâ€™s more of a throwback to where we came from. I definitely think itâ€™s fresh. Itâ€™s a modern-sounding version of a heavy Staind record. Itâ€™s pretty cool.â€
â€œSTAINDâ€ has already earned advance acclaim from ARTISTDirect, which hailed the album as a â€œtimeless masterpiece,â€ praising Lewisâ€™ vocals for â€œreach(ing) heights that only legends can touch.â€
In other news, Staind will perform at KROQâ€™s annual rock festival, Epicenter 2011, slated for September 24th at Irvine, Californiaâ€™s Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre. For up-to-the-minute details, see www.staind.com/events.
Staindâ€™s decade-plus career has seen worldwide album sales in excess of 13 million and five #1 singles spanning three different radio formats. With honest, heartfelt lyrics, resounding guitar chords, and Aaron Lewisâ€™ unmistakable voice, the New England-based band leapt to the forefront of American alternative metal with 2001â€™s hugely popular Flip/Elektra third album, â€œBREAK THE CYCLE.â€ Fueled by the hit singles, â€œOutsideâ€ and â€œItâ€™s Been Awhile,â€ the album debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200, ultimately going on to five-times RIAA platinum certification and worldwide sales of 7 million.
2003â€™s â€œ14 SHADES OF GRAYâ€ saw Staind continuing to dominate rock radio, spawning the mainstream rock hits, â€œPrice To Playâ€ and â€œSo Far Awayâ€ and earning RIAA platinum certification.
Released two years later, â€œCHAPTER Vâ€ entered the Billboard 200 at #1 â€“ Staindâ€™s third consecutive platinum-certified, chart-topping debut. In 2008, â€œTHE ILLUSION OF PROGRESSâ€ made a top 3 debut on the Billboard 200 driven by the #1 alternative rock song, â€œBelieve.â€
In addition to his continuing work with Staind, singer Aaron Lewis is a fervent road warrior, performing solo acoustic shows featuring both classic Staind songs like â€œItâ€™s Been Awhileâ€ and â€œRight Hereâ€ and songs from his solo EP “Town Line,” which debuted at in the #1 slot on the Billboard country chart, and #7 on the Billboard 200. “Town Line” also earned him two CMT video nominations, one for the lead single “Country Boy,” the video for which currently has 10 million views on CMT.com and YouTube alone.
For additional news and information, visit www.staind.com.
Release Date: September 13th
1. Not Again
2. Eyes Wide Open
5. Throw It All Away
7. The Bottom
8. Take a Breath
9. Paper Wings
10. Something To Remind You