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BOSTON MAYOR DECLARES 'GODSMACK DAY' AS NEW ALBUM ARRIVES

Godsmack releases its sixth studio album, 1000 Horsepower, on Tuesday (August 5th), with Boston's mayor, Martin J. Walsh, declaring Wednesday (August 6th) "Godsmack Day" in recognition of the band’s Boston roots and long success within the music industry. Martin will be attendance that day when the band signs copies of the new disc at the city's Newbury Comics store.

We asked Godsmack singer Sully Erna and drummer Shannon Larkin if they will get handed the keys to the city on Wednesday: (Erna) "I don't know if they actually give us the key anymore, man. I know it's a proclamation, but I don't know if they actually give us the key. They don't want to give us the key. That's bad." (Larkin) "We'd rather have the key to the chastity belt of the city."

The first 500 fans who get to Newbury early enough and pick up a copy of the new album will also get a chance to meet the band for an autograph signing.

1000 Horsepower follows up 2010's The Oracle. The title track from the new CD is currently Number Two on the rock radio chart.

Godsmack, Seether, Skillet and Buckcherry will lead the lineup of the fifth annual Rockstar Energy Uproar Festival, which kicks off on August 15th in Clarkston, Michigan and runs through September 21st.

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