Shinedown has entered the studio to begin working on a new album, according to the Pulse of Radio.

Drummer Barry Kerch thinks the band had plenty of songs written already.

"I'd say well over 30 songs," Kerch said. "There's quite a bit of material out there, it's just, is it gonna work? Is it gonna flow with whatever that record's sound is at that time?

"Because really, records are a time capsule of what you're going through at that period in your life, so once you start piecing that together, even if it's a good song or a song that you really like, is it gonna fit on this record, man?

"You have to go through that whole process. It can be painstaking for sure, but in the end, you get a great record."

The new album will be Shinedown's fifth. Their most-recent release was 2012's Amaryllis.

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