Staind Unveils New Album

STAIND UNVEILS “STAIND”; HARD ROCK HEROES ANNOUNCE SELF-TITLED NEW ALBUM; “EYES WIDE OPEN” PREMIERES ONLINE TODAY; NEW SINGLE, “NOT AGAIN,” IMPACTS IN JULY; “STAIND” ARRIVES EVERYWHERE ON SEPTEMBER 13TH

Atlantic recording group Staind has announced details of their hugely anticipated new album.  “STAIND” – which marks the iconic hard rock band’s seventh studio album and first full-length release in three years – arrives in stores and at all digital retailers on September 13th.

Produced by Johnny K – known for his work with 3 Doors Down, Disturbed, and Sevendust, not to mention his Grammy Award-nominated collaboration with Staind, 2008’s “THE ILLUSION OF PROGRESS” – and mixed by the legendary Chris Lord-Alge, “STAIND” stands as Staind’s most intense and powerful work to date.  The album is heralded by the new song, “Eyes Wide Open,” which premieres today at www.staind.com.  “Not Again,” the first official single from “STAIND,” will then impact multi-format rock radio outlets nationwide in mid-July.

Singer/songwriter/guitarist Aaron Lewis recent described “STAIND” as “the heaviest thing we have recorded in a long time.  It’s definitely one of the heaviest collections of songs that we have put together.”

“It’s completely different than the last record,” agrees guitarist Mike Mushok.  “It’s more of a throwback to where we came from.  I definitely think it’s fresh. It’s a modern-sounding version of a heavy Staind record.  It’s pretty cool.”

“STAIND” has already earned advance acclaim from ARTISTDirect, which hailed the album as a “timeless masterpiece,” praising Lewis’ vocals for “reach(ing) heights that only legends can touch.”

In other news, Staind will perform at KROQ’s annual rock festival, Epicenter 2011, slated for September 24th at Irvine, California’s Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre.  For up-to-the-minute details, please see www.staind.com/events.

Staind’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 Lewis’ unmistakable voice, the New England-based band leapt to the forefront of American alternative metal with 2001’s hugely popular Flip/Elektra third album, “BREAK THE CYCLE.”  Fueled by the hit singles, “Outside” and “It’s Been Awhile,” the album debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200, ultimately going on to five-times RIAA platinum certification and worldwide sales of 7 million.

2003’s “14 SHADES OF GRAY” saw Staind continuing to dominate rock radio, spawning the mainstream rock hits, “Price To Play” and “So Far Away” and earning RIAA platinum certification.  Released two years later, “CHAPTER V” entered the Billboard 200 at #1 – Staind’s third consecutive platinum-certified, chart-topping debut.  In 2008, “THE ILLUSION OF PROGRESS” made a top 3 debut on the Billboard 200 driven by the #1 alternative rock song, “Believe.”

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 “It’s Been Awhile” and “Right Here” 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, please visit www.staind.com.

STAIND
“STAIND”
(Atlantic Records)
Release Date: September 13th

1.      Not Again
2.      Eyes Wide Open
3.      Failing
4.      Wannabe
5.      Throw It All Away
6.      Now
7.      The Bottom
8.      Take a Breath
9.      Paper Wings
10.     Something To Remind You

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For more information, please contact:

Ashley White (National)
Atlantic Records
212-707-2050
Ashley.White@atlanticrecords.com

Kelly McWilliam (Regional)
Atlantic Records
818-238-6835
Kelly.McWilliam@atlanticrecords.com

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