Godsmack Have 12 Songs Written For Their New Album


Work is underway on Godsmack‘s eighth studio album according to frontman Sully Erna. Appearing recently on ‘Riff On It‘ with Staind‘s Mike Mushok, he commented of their progress with it:

“We just started writing again — like, literally a month ago; not even. I bought a property down in Florida recently, because I just wanted to get away from all this nonsense that is going around the country. I don’t wanna go down that whole conversation right now, but I’ve learned a lot from this whole political nonsense and crap that’s happened with COVID about just people and the way everyone’s behaved during it.

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And I just wanted to kind of check out for a little bit and go focus on myself, my life, my family and my band, who is doing great, by the way. So I bought a place in Florida, and I actually moved the studio that we had up here in the New England area down to Fort Myers area. And that’s where we’ve been working. It’s been going good. We have probably — I don’t know — 12 songs written in the last three weeks.

And, obviously, as everyone knows, a song isn’t a song until the lyrics and melodies are done. So I just started diving into that. And I came home to take a little break from the band so I could literally catch up and start writing some melodies to some of these instrumentals that we have.”

He went on to say:

“We never, even last March when COVID started really becoming a thing and they were starting to shut down the country, I knew right away… There was bands that were, like, ‘Oh, we’re gonna push our tour back until the fall,’ or, ‘We’re gonna go next spring.’ And I don’t know why I knew this, but I just knew this thing was gonna make a mess.

So we immediately were, like, ‘Okay, we’re shut down and we’re gonna not even think about 2020.’ And 2021 is even shady and maybe a possibility by fall, but I still think that it’s not gonna be quite ready yet. So we decided to just focus on this year being in one place, working on music with no agenda, with no timeline, with no even plan on what kind of music we’re gonna write.

It could be piano and acoustic ballads, it could be vintage road rock, it could be a big, fat, heavy rock song. We just said, ‘Let’s just go play and be happy playing together. And we’ll just jam. And whatever happens happens. We’ll throw it in different folders and we’ll sort it out later.’

And that’s just gonna be our agenda for the rest of the year. We plan on trying to get a record finished by the end of the year, maybe two [records]. We might do like a specialty album and a big full-length rock record and then release it sometime in the first quarter of ’22.”


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