GODSMACK: Fourth '1000hp' Studio Webisode Available
The fourth of five webisodes featuring footage from the recording sessions for GODSMACK's new album, "1000hp" (One Thousand Horsepower), can be seen below. The series takes fans behind the scenes into the group's custom-built studio and rehearsal facility near Boston and to Ocean Way Studios in California during the writing and recording processes.
GODSMACK frontman Sully Erna told journalist Gary Graff that after taking a break from the band, the quartet found it easy to work together again. "Looking back now, in hindsight, we just needed a break," he said. "That's what it was, and we weren't allowing that before, not long enough. And we kind of were touring so relentlessly that we had to get away from each other, I think. And now the band came back and we started talking and we were in such a strong place. We really missed each other. The love was still there, man. The brotherhood is stronger now than it's ever been. And when it was time to start writing again, y'know, the guys had brought in a batch of songs and I had a batch of songs I'd been working on and we kind of laid it on the table and started carving through them and seeing which ones we were gonna lighten up and which ones were gonna make the cut."
The follow-up to 2010's "The Oracle", "1000hp" will be released on August 5 via Republic Records.
The "1000hp" title track and GODSMACK's first all-new single since 2011 arrived at rock radio stations on June 9. Erna told The Pulse Of Radio how the track came together: "It's one of those songs that surprisingly came out and was written from back to front in, like, an hour. I started putting one thing together with the next, and then Shannon [Larkin, drummer] started jumping in and then we arranged the whole song, and literally within an hour, maybe 90 minutes, this whole song was written and it was one of the last songs that we wrote, and it ended up becoming the first single."
Erna described the sound of the "1000hp" album to The Pulse Of Radio 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 â I'm really, really excited about these songs. And I have to tell you honestly, I wasn't that excited about writing this record at first."
GODSMACK is among the confirmed bands for the 2014 Rockstar Energy Drink Uproar Festival, set to kick off on August 15 in Clarkston, Michigan and run through September 21.
MÃTLEY CRÃE's VINCE NEIL Teams Up With Bettenhausen Dodge To Help Grant Wishes
On August 7, MÃTLEY CRÃE singer Vince Neil will make a pit stop at Bettenhausen Automotive to help support Tinley Wish. The event will take place in the showroom of Bettenhausen Automotive at 8355 W. 159th Street, Tinley Park, Illinois sometime after 1 p.m. until approximately 5 p.m. Vince will be there to sign autographs and take photo ops with fans while supporting the Tinley Wish organization.
About Tinley Wish: Tinley Wish is a nonprofit organization out of Tinley Park, Illinois that helps families in need around the holiday season. Tinley Wish is run by the Tinley Park Police Department.
To donate or learn more about Tinley Wish, please visit TinleyWish.org.
About Vince Neil: A rare mixture of style, swagger, and charisma is what a rock frontman needs to possess and Neil has always had all three complementing his strong vocals for over three decades. Lead singers like Neil is what made rock and roll what it is today. No stranger to helping others in need, the singer is always taking time out to help others using his star power to raise awareness and funds for charities across the globe. Vince is on tour with his band, MÃTLEY CRÃE, for "The Final Tour". Recently Vince teamed up with Justin Moore to recreate the band's hit "Home Sweet Home", which is once again becoming yet another hit in its new incarnation.
MÃTLEY CRÃE will perform on Friday, August 8 at First Midwest Bank Ampitheatre Tinley Park.
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