Shinedown have been across the pond recently (wrapping up their European tour just days ago), and at an interview with British magazine NME prior to their show at Brixton Academy in London, frontman Brent Smith dropped a little inside information: Shinedown's next album? The follow-up to the hugely successful 'Amaryllis'? It's already finished.

According to NME,

I've done plenty of interviews but never let this one out of the bag. We've actually done another record of material. It's actually recorded...

And as to what we can expect from the new material, Smith says,

It's still very massive. It has a very epic feel to it. But the tempos are a little slower and the subject matter is a little different. I would say it's actually a bit darker. A little bit more mischievous.

He wasn't forthcoming about a release date, but hear what he did have to say in the interview below.