Sully Erna On Godsmack: “We Never Really Considered Ourselves A Metal Band…”


The metal genre isn’t exactly where Godsmack frontman Sully Erna and his bandmates feel at home. In a recent interview with Loudwire, Erna was discussing the inclusion of the ballad-styled track “Under Your Scars” on their approaching new album “When Legends Rise“. Speaking of that, he offered:

“I thought it was beautiful enough to put on the record. For sure it was going to shock some of the hardcore fans, but again I can’t live every year worrying about that and wondering about if the metalheads are going to love everything I do. We never really considered ourselves a metal band even though we’ve been lumped into that category so many times, and probably rode the line of metal at times, but we’ve always been a rock band. Again, it’s time to stretch out a bit and I think the music on this record is really a reflection of where we’re at in our lives personally.”

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When Legends Rise” will be released on April 27th.

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