US: Godsmack release final studio album Lighting Up The Sky



Multi-Platinum Grammy-nominated hard rock band Godsmack release their eighth studio album Lighting Up The Sky via BMG. The album follows the band’s Gold-certified 2018 release, When Legends Rise (also via BMG), an 11-song set that scored four consecutive Number One singles.

The album includes previously released tracks 'You and I' and 'Surrender' which skyrocketed to #1 at active rock radio for four consecutive weeks upon release.

Co-produced by vocalist/guitarist Sully Erna and Andrew “Mudrock” Murdock (Avenged Sevenfold, Alice Cooper), Lighting Up the Sky is a testament to powerful storytelling. The album explores the obstacles in relationships, betrayal, connection, the polarized political climate and state of the world, and the idea of legacy, what we leave behind; fitting for what Erna has noted as their final studio album.

Erna said, “​​I like when a record takes you on a journey from front to back. I realized there’s a whole story here about one man’s journey, the ups, and downs. I believe it’s a story everyone will connect to, on a human level, because we’ve all gone through things in life.”

Alongside the album release, the band also shared the music video for 'Soul On Fire' directed by Sully Erna and shot at Studio Lab in Derry, NH.

With over 20 years of chart-topping success, Godsmack have cemented themselves as 21st century Hard Rock titans. To date, they’ve accomplished a staggering 11 Number One singles at Mainstream Rock radio, achieved 20 Top 10 hits at the format (the most of any act since February 1999), and sold over 20 million records worldwide. Additionally, they’ve received four Grammy nominations and were named Billboard Music Award’s Rock Artist of the Year in 2001.

​​The Massachusetts-bred quartet – Sully Erna (vocals/guitar), Tony Rombola (guitar), Robbie Merrill (bass), and Shannon Larkin (drums) – take a victory lap with Lighting Up the Sky.

Source BMG

February 24, 2023 4:00am ET by Pressparty  

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