Revolver magazine conducted an interview with SHINEDOWN bassist Eric Bass at this year’s Aftershock festival, which was held October 24-25 at the Gibson Ranch, just outside Sacramento, California. You can now watch the chat below.
Asked who is more shocking, Marilyn Manson or Kanye West, Bass responded: “Kanye West, because Kanye is a little more calculated. I firmly believe that Kanye West is not what you see on TV. I know some people that know, and I’m just saying. I think that it’s an act, but it’s a different kind of act. I think Marilyn Manson is awesome as Marilyn Manson is, and when I was younger, it was really cool. It’s a dog-and-pony show; it’s what Alice Cooper was, and KISS, and SLIPKNOT and all those bands. You’re putting on a scary act. Kanye just puts on the ‘F_ You’ act. So I have to say Kanye is more shocking, because you honestly don’t know what he’s gonna do next. You know, I think the guy is… For that, man, he’s built an empire out of just saying fucked-up shit. So I go Kanye, for sure.”
As previously reported, SHINEDOWN’s fifth studio album, “Threat To Survival”, debuted at No. 6 on The Billboard 200 album chart in late September, selling 65,000 copies in its first week of release. That’s two notches below the band’s last effort, 2012’s “Amaryllis”, which moved 106,000 copies in its first week to enter the survey at No. 4, a career high for the group.
The Billboard 200 chart ranks the most popular albums of the week based on multi-metric consumption, which includes traditional album sales, track equivalent albums (TEA) and streaming equivalent albums (SEA).
In terms of pure album sales, “Threat To Survival” opened at No. 5 with 61,000 copies.
“Threat To Survival” is the third SHINEDOWN album to enter the chart in the Top 10, following “Amaryllis” and 2008’s “The Sound Of Madness”, which debuted at No. 8.
The first single from the album, “Cut The Cord”, reached the top of the rock radio airplay chart.
All 19 of SHINEDOWN’s singles over the years have reached the Top 10 or higher.