If you don’t know by now that US heroes Shinedown are going to be one of THE bands of 2009 then you’re obviously new to rushonrock.

We’ve been tipping the Florida foursome for big things for some time now and next month sees the release of their second UK single Sound Of Madness following a mini headline tour this month.

Not surprisingly we’re able to bring you the video right here, right now and it’s one of the classiest clips you’ll see all year. But it won’t be all you see of Shinedown during the next 12 months as a band which has already hit the big time back home prepares to conquer Europe once and for all.

With three big selling albums already under their belts in their home country and three top five rock singles to date it’s only a matter of time before British audiences switch on to to the Jacksonville posse’s classic metal sound.

Sound Of Madness is the title track from the band’s forthcoming record – due for a UK release later this year and the band will be back on this side of The Pond in the summer. Expect festival slots and another headline tour. Who knows? We might even see them in the North East next time around…

For now this is where the Shinedown action is at: