Heavy metal quartet Godsmack have premiered a new song from upcoming sixth album, 1000hp, which is due for release on August 5th. Vocalist and songwriter Sulley Erna announced the workings of the new album had started in November last year and the guys have been heavy at work since. The band, whose last release was 2010’s The Oracle, announced on their official website that the album recording had been finished with 10 songs making it onto the album, with Erna stating “New record is gonna crush!!”
The title track was released earlier this year and digitally, the track debuted at No.1 in the US iTunes Rock Chart.
In a recent interview about the upcoming release, Erna described the album as “a little bit more raw, a little bit more open. The writing was a little freer. The production is really kind of raw and in your face, and the songs, man — I’m really, really excited about these songs.” If you’ve had chance to listen to the title track, I’m sure we’d all agree on that one.
When asked about the song, Erna said; “‘Generation Day’ is really unique for me because not only is it this six-and-a-half-minute epic, but it has these really cool textures and colors in it…it’s about realizing that this new era is taking over, and one day our generation day will be shot and be dead” The new song, which is available to listen through Youtube( below), is just as heavy and epic as previous releases from the group. In a recent interview, Erna quoted that the song was “more epic and weird and unique and artsy” than previous Godsmack cuts and he’s not wrong. The intro will definitely get you geared up for the rest of the song, which contains all the Godsmack elements that we have all rocked out to over the last 19 years.
With the new album, and a pending appearance at this year’s Rockstar Uproar Festival, which is set to kick off in Michigan in a few weeks’ time, things are looking good for the heavy metal artists