have officially announced "1000hp
" (One Thousand Horsepower) as the title of their upcoming studio album, tentatively due out this summer.
The record will be announced with the title track singe, while the entire effort will feature "a bit more raw vibe,"
frontman Sully Erna
has explained."This one just became a little bit more raw, a little bit more open,"
the singer told the Pulse of Radio (via Blabbermouth
). "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. And I have to tell you honestly, I wasn't that excited about writing this record at first."
Although the release date hasn't been pinpointed yet, Erna noted that fans should stay on their toes for fresh tour dates and the new single.
As reported, Erna confirmed back in April that the work on the new album is complete and that the record will likely feature 10 new tunes. "Just finished tracking 15 songs,"
Sully stated. "New record is gonna crush! Now it's just a matter of picking the best 10! New Godsmack coming soon!"
The band's latest album, "The Oracle
," saw its release in May 2010 via Universal as the band's fifth studio effort, peaking at No. 1 on the US Billboard 200