Shinedown Announces New Line of Hot Sauces – Symptom Chipotle Garlic Sauce Available Now!





Announces New Line of Hot Sauces

With Torchbearer Sauces


Symptom Chipotle Garlic Sauce

Named For Current Crossover Hit

“A Symptom Of Being Human”

Available Now!





Multi-platinum, record-setting band Shinedown just got hotter! The chart-topping superstars have announced a new line of hot sauces in collaboration with specialty sauce artisan Torchbearer Sauces, with support by Warner Music Experience. The first flavor Symptom Chipotle Garlic Sauceavailable now, is named after Shinedown’s current crossover hit A Symptom Of Being Human,” which continues its rise at pop radio as it inches closer to breaking into the Top 20 on the Top 40 chart (currently #23). Symptom Chipotle Garlic Sauce, the first in a series of Shinedown sauces to come this year, boasts a delectable fusion of chipotle peppers with a smokey flavor and gourmet garlic aioli – creating a sauce with the perfect level of heat to elevate any meal. PRESS HERE to order ($9.99 for a 5 oz bottle) and PRESS HERE to read an exclusive interview and review with UPROXX about Shinedown’s new hot sauce.


“We have been provided a wonderful opportunity to create this ‘Symptom’ sauce with our friends at Torchbearer Sauces,” shares Shinedown drummer Barry Kerch. “Cultivating this sauce has been a passion project and has been an absolute joy to accomplish together. This is just the beginning of what we want to present to the fans of Shinedown. This debut ‘Symptom’ sauce is to be enjoyed by the masses because this one is just right. This sauce is for all of us.”


“We are beyond excited to be making sauces with such a huge, influential group of accomplished musicians,” adds David Lynch from Torchbearer Sauces. “Shinedown’s obvious passion for their craft along with the love for (and from) their fans falls right in line with our own feelings towards what we do. In working with them over the past few months, it’s very apparent that this project is going to be huge and we look forward to pushing ourselves to create the best partnership we can. We’ve been around the block a few times and the professionalism and excitement the band has shown us let’s us know that this relationship will be a great one. This is surely the biggest project we’ve worked on and by far the most enjoyable as they have been nothing but helpful and accessible. It’s an honor for Torchbearer to make hot sauces with Shinedown!”


In addition to its success at pop radio, “A Symptom Of Being Human” is the fourth #1 Active Rock single from Shinedown’s acclaimed seventh studio album Planet Zero (Atlantic Records), extending the band’s record for most No. 1 songs on the Mediabase Active Rock Chart (21) and their record for the most No. 1’s in the history of Billboard’s Mainstream Rock Airplay chart (19), with its multi-format triumph also reaching Top 10 at Alternative and Top 15 at Hot AC. Notable support includes Z100 and SiriusXM Hits 1, where frontman Brent Smith and guitarist Zach Myers recently stopped by both stations for exclusive interviews and performances for Z100’s Elvis Duran and The Morning Show and Hits 1’s Artist Confidential (available on demand for subscribers). The incredible radio success for “A Symptom Of Being Human” marks a return for Shinedown to non-active rock stations for the first time in 15 years following the band’s previous crossover hit Second Chance.


It’s rare for a rock band to break into pop music, but Shinedown has always believed that music is universal and doesn’t have to be put in a genre box. “A Symptom Of Being Human” is resonating with all listeners, including internationally where it’s also impacting radio, because of its uplifting and important message about how we are all a work in progress. Collectively, “A Symptom Of Being Human” has amassed tens of millions of streams across all versions including a live versionpop remixacoustic version, and piano version



 Shinedown, who recently appeared at this year’s iHeartRadio Music Awards where they were nominated for multiple awards including Rock Artist of the Year and presented/introduced their good friend Jelly Roll on the live broadcast, will be performing at select tour dates this spring and summer. The mix of headlining shows and festival appearances includes Boston’s KISS Concert alongside Doja Cat and Jason Derulo, the new South Star Festival with Gwen Stefani, headlining sets at Inkcarceration Festival and Tailgates N’ Tallboys, and more. Visit for all upcoming tour dates.



Photo Credit: Sanjay Parikh




Multi-platinum band Shinedown  Brent Smith [vocals], Zach Myers [guitar], Eric Bass [bass, production], and Barry Kerch [drums] – embody the kind of creative dynamism, constant evolution, singular vision, and uncompromising honesty that transcends boundaries. The record-breaking band, known for their timely and timeless messages behind their chart-topping songs that resonate with not only their global audience and the rock community, but our culture at large, has achieved astronomical success since its inception over two decades ago with 21 #1 Active Rock hits, 15 platinum and gold singles, platinum or gold certification for all of their albums, billions of global streams, and 10 million albums sold worldwide. Shinedown has also become an essential cultural force as evidenced by its major media acclaim, with looks including USA Today, PEOPLE, HuffPost, Forbes, Salon, Consequence, Men’s Journal, Buzzfeed, Interview Magazine, and, participation in the prestigious 92Y Talks series, and national TV performances. The band was named #1 on Billboard’s Greatest Of All Time Mainstream Rock Artists Chart, notching the most ever #1s (19) in the 40-year history of the Mainstream Rock Songs Chart, making Shinedown the biggest rock radio band in history. Their latest album, 2022’s Planet Zero, debuted in the Top 5 on the Billboard 200 Chart and the Official UK Albums Chart and at #1 on six other Billboard charts including Top Album Sales, Rock, Hard Rock, and Alternative Albums Charts, and has spawned 4 #1 rock singles.





Torchbearer Sauces is a family-owned business that began in 2005. Owner Vid Lynch, his parents Tom and Tricia, and his buddy Ben Smith created the company from a shared love of spicy, yet flavorful food. Fast forward 19 years and they have over 35 sauces ranging from mild BBQs, marinades, and mustards to melt-your-face-off hot sauces featuring ghost, scorpion, and reaper peppers. The company has grown to employ 10 amazing people striving to make Torchbearer Sauces known and loved worldwide. They’ve had 7 sauces on the hit YouTube celebrity interview show “Hot Ones,” won over 100 national awards for their sauce’s heat and flavor, and are now really excited to be collaborating with the band Shinedown for a number of sauces. They pride themselves in making the tastiest and most unique sauces with killer artwork that is always Accidentally Healthy and intentionally Delicious. For more info, visit





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