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Godsmack teases new music in short video


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Following a sneak peek at a music video shoot earlier this week, Godsmack has released a short teaser for its upcoming album, tentatively due out this spring. The band’s follow-up to 2014’s 1000 Horsepower will be its seventh studio effort and will arrive to coincide with the 20th anniversary of Godsmack’s self-titled debut LP.

Godsmack filmed a video for its new single last Thursday (February 7th) at a studio in Los Angeles, featuring cameos from country singer Billy Ray Cyrus and former Skid Row frontman Sebastian Bach in addition to TV personality Chris Jacobs from Overhaulin’. The title of the single has not yet been divulged.

Godsmack frontman Sully Erna not long ago explained that the band’s next studio effort will be an evolution for Godsmack: “I really think the new record is gonna be a reflection of where we’re at in our lives now. I think it’s gonna be a lot more uplifting, a lot more neutral rock music. Not metal, you know, not — it’s not gonna be too classic rock, but it’s certainly not gonna be metal. And I think, you know, I think bands like the Foo Fighters do it great.”

  • Erna told FaceCulture last September that the band’s new songs “have a lot more of a commercial aspect to ’em. There’s some stuff in there that definitely will service the core fanbase of Godsmack. But we also felt that it’s time to expand a little bit.”
  • Godsmack is scheduled to perform at several music festivals this spring and summer, including April’s Welcome To Rockville and Fort Rock, May’s Carolina Rebellion and July’s Rock USA.

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