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Watch’s Shinedown’s new “avant-garde” & “surreal” video for “Planet Zero”

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Shinedown has premiered the video for “Planet Zero,” the lead single and title track off the band’s upcoming new album.

The clip brings the titular Planet Zero to life, where the Shinedown members are trapped in a futuristic, sci-fi facility. There, Brent Smith and company come into contact with a “menacing A.I.” called Cyren, who’s a recurring character throughout the album.

“We wanted the first visual of ‘Planet Zero’ to be unlike anything we have done previously,” Smith says. “We chose to work with visionary director Charles De Meyer. We did not want a traditional music video feel — we wanted avant-garde, thought-provoking and surreal.”

He adds, “Make no mistake, there is a message in the visual, a warning of what is to come, if society does not wake up, and demand the truth be told.”

You can watch the “Planet Zero” video streaming now on YouTube.

“Planet Zero” is currently number one on Billboard‘s Mainstream Rock Airplay chart, once again giving Shinedown the record for most leaders in the ranking’s 40-year history.

Planet Zero the album drops April 22.

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