2010 The Oracle
The alternative metal rockers Godsmack will release their fifth full-length studio album May 4, titled The Oracle. Check out all of the band's videos and one from the new release "Cryin' Like a Bitch!"
Godsmack released their fourth full-length album simply titled IV in 2006. The album reached the top of the Billboard 200 that year. A greatest hits album titled Good Times, Bad Times: 10 Years of Godsmack, arrived in 2007 including the band's cover of the Led Zeppelin track of the same name.
The band's single "I Stand Alone" propelled the hype of the movie The Scorpion King in March 2002. As the single maintained Godsmack's strong presence at modern rock radio into the summer, founding member Tommy Stewart left the band in June. The David Bottrill-produced (Peter Gabriel, Tool, Mudvayne) album Faceless appeared in April 2003. It also marked the debut of ex-Amen drummer Shannon Larkin. In spring 2004, Godsmack released The Other Side, a seven track all acoustic album including a mix of new and old songs.
In 2000, Godsmack played Ozzfest for their second time, and released their second album, Awake, that fall. In January 2001, Awake earned the band a Grammy nomination for Best Rock Instrumental Performance for the song "Vampires," and by March, it had sold two million copies.
The Boston-based group were originally comprised of vocalist Sully Erna (a devout Wiccan), guitarist Tony Rambola, bassist Robbie Merrill, and drummer Tommy Stewart. After debuting in 1997 with All Wound Up, Godsmack signed with Universal, which in 1998 reissued the LP as a self-titled effort with a handful of new tracks; at that point Stewart--who'd left the group in mid-1997 and was replaced by drummer Joe d'Arco--returned to the lineup on a permanent basis. Godsmack was certified gold in 1999, the same year the group was invited to join the Ozzfest tour; by the next year, it had sold over three million copies, thanks to hit singles like "Whatever" and "Keep Away."
- Tommy Stewart