The Illusion of Progress marks STAIND’S sixth studio album and is the follow-up to 2005’s RIAA platinum-certified Chapter V. STAIND’S last three studio albums all debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200 album chart, earning their place as one of the most successful rock bands of the new millennium. STAIND joins an elite shortlist of five other artists who have also accomplished this feat, including U2, Dave Matthews Band, System Of A Down, Van Halen, and Disturbed. The Illusion of Progress was produced by Johnny K and recorded in the home studio of STAIND vocalist Aaron Lewis, with the original band line-up, including Mike Mushok (guitar), Jon Wysocki (drums, percussion), and Johnny April (bass, vocals). The band calls the new project the “most musical CD” they’ve recorded to date, and even treated their fans to a series of intimate, behind-the-scenes “webisodes” posted on, documenting their recording process.

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