Godsmack: New Album's Release Date

Godsmack have set an April 25 release date for their new album, "IV". The album's first single, "Speak", will be released to radio on Tuesday, February 14.

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Godsmack have set an April 25 release date for their new album, "IV". The album's first single, "Speak", will be released to radio on Tuesday, February 14.

In a recent interview with MTV.com, Godsmack frontman Sully Erna had the following to say about the follow-up to 2003's "Faceless": "It's a killer record, and I'm really curious to see what the public's going to think of it. It's still Godsmack ? I don't think it's lost the integrity of what Godsmack has built our career off. The toughness of the sound is still there. But we've expanded a little bit more. After 'Faceless', we started to spread our wings a bit and reintroduce guitar solos and stuff like that. The acoustic record [2004's 'The Other Side'] was a departure and it was very well received. It opened up a new audience for us ? a lot more adults were coming to the shows, bringing their kids and having a glass of wine. That gave us a permission slip to take it to the next level.

"It will perk people's eyebrows up again," he added. "The first couple of records were kind of the same record, in a sense. They were sort of bordering that metal sound and then the third record had more rock mixed into it. ['The Other Side'] really softened up the sound. This one is more rock and roll, and some songs are very epic, in a Tool [-ish] sense. Some songs are like old-school Godsmack, like 'Bad Religion'. It's going to service the core fans and introduce some new music to those fans. It's also going to recruit a bigger and broader audience, because the songwriting has matured so much."

Thanks for the info to Blabbermouth.net. Check out photos from Godsmack's recent listening sessions and interviews for the new album in Los Angeles at this location.

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    Justice-For-All
    Godsmack is a good band especially their acoustic and soft songs. I think it's what they do best. The new album title "IV" is lame, hell didn't Staind just release an album called "V"? But whatever hopefully the music is awesome.
    jaymrock741
    The_Trooper14: Also if u want to bash someone for their religous beliefs than you can take it to a hate site you ignorant bastards if you dont have anything good to say then u should just shut your mouth and think before you speak < dud this guys so f***** right
    jaymrock741
    The_Trooper14: Also if u want to bash someone for their religous beliefs than you can take it to a hate site you ignorant bastards if you dont have anything good to say then u should just shut your mouth and think before you speak < dud this guys so f*****
    jaymrock741
    [quote][/System_Freak: wow so many insults go around here, people should really try to be more diverse, all this shit talk about system and metallica and now godsmack, come on.] see im not the only one
    jaymrock741
    gez man why cant yall save ur shity coments to ur self for ppl who like godsmack its kol and say we did said shit bot ur fav bands ? same thing yall so shity coments can bite my ass
    RTL5150
    Righthalfback19 wrote: godsmack has to be one of the worst metal bands ever, listen to disturbed
    godsmack is a great band but they aren't metal. they are just a hard rock band. disturbed is not metal either. get your shit straight.
    Lambfat
    nothingface187: I was wondering when they were going to release their new album. And by the way "Justice-For-All", Coheed and Cambria album sounds like a rip-off of Led zepplin, Except Coheed has a crappy singer. Nice site name they ****ing rock ya but G-smack is downrite nast and I can't wait to hear the new shit. Even though I am not the greatest fan of the band name. But its just a stupid name anyway
    The_Trooper14
    Also if u want to bash someone for their religous beliefs than you can take it to a hate site you ignorant bastards if you dont have anything good to say then u should just shut your mouth and think before you speak
    The_Trooper14
    Quote directly from me: Slipknot is the most untalented worthless group of retards that ever made what they call music, they are limp bizkit without the rap
    Guitar_Poet
    Room237 wrote: Tool(ish)?...sure...they couldn't pull it off...i doubt any band could pull it off for that matter...
    word. Tool is teh ownage.
    Guitar_Poet
    Righthalfback19 wrote: godsmack has to be one of the worst metal bands ever, listen to disturbed
    LOL. that is just so wrong on so many levels. i wouldnt say godsmack are anything special musically, but theres a real power behind their music that i think is pretty cool.
    Anaxagoran
    lalalama3: relien tkrock wrote: I have to agree with Righthalfback19, and I hate their band name u religous fag they r named after an alice in chains song
    Get your facts straight, they aren't named after the AIC song. There just happens to be a song which has the same name. They named it after some personal experience.
    Room237
    Tool(ish)?...sure...they couldn't pull it off...i doubt any band could pull it off for that matter...
    MetallicFallout
    Righthalfback19 wrote: godsmack[ /b] has to be one of the worst metal bands ever, listen to [b]disturbed
    *slap slap slap*
    Christos88
    Christos Guys I listened to the song "Speak" and it's f***** great keep up the good work.I've been listening to your songs since 2001 and i keep on listening to them all the time.However i want to complain about something You've never come to Greece and that is makes me sad.loads of great bands have been here and my favourite one has not.I hope You come one day!Keep Up The Good Work
    mate593
    i agree with you guys on this one but you have to corect people when they say stuped s*%t like 'the name godsmack means the band hates God' and 'IV stands for 5' geting stuff like that wrong is geting the bands attitude wrong and the attitude(at least for most of us) is what its all about. is that so hard to understand. holy hell is maynardsdick the only person that knows what hes talking about.
    GuitarFrk957
    runlikehell911 wrote: ive been reading the argument over disturbed vs. godsmack and whose name is better and who is more 'heavy metal'-for shit's sake just crank the music and enjoy it and quit dissecting it-metal is about escaping the labels and bullshit of mainstream pop and yet here we are labeling our own-just put the devil horns up and quit being a bunch of pussies
    Couldnt agree more, everyone is always arguing about that shit. Its so retarded, just listen to the damn bands you like and dont give a f**k what everyone else thinks. But the new album does sound like its going to be good. If youre interested in hearing one of the songs on the cd, " Bring It On" is on Madden 2006.
    SmackerJaime
    Now, this is pertaining to the stupid mother ****er who posted the Justice for all.....First of all, anything that Godsmack puts out is going to be original and the best thing ever....Second, the title "IV" is 5 and thats the number of cd it is (the 5th one!) third and final, Staind has not an ounce on Godsmack and that band should just ****ing quit anyway. SMACKERS UNITE!
    runlikehell911
    ive been reading the argument over disturbed vs. godsmack and whose name is better and who is more 'heavy metal'-for shit's sake just crank the music and enjoy it and quit dissecting it-metal is about escaping the labels and bullshit of mainstream pop and yet here we are labeling our own-just put the devil horns up and quit being a bunch of pussies
    mate593
    Neon D-von, boor, lalalama3, relientkrocks,jesussmack YOU GUYS R ALL MORONS. THEY NAMED THE BAND GODSMACK BECAUSE THEY BELEVE IN "KARMA" NOT BECAUSE OF A AIC SONG OR THAT, FOR SOME REASON, THEY WHANT TO SMACK GOD. "KARMA" MEANS GOD WILL SMACK YOU IF YOU DO BAD SHIT...THAT MAKES JESUSSMACK THE FUCKIN DUMBEST THING IV EVER HEARD. SO PLEASE, THINK B 4 YOU TALK
    Lambfat
    I hate Tool and APC and I hope the new album sounds nothing like Tool. That is stupis how he says people come to the shows with their jids drinking wine. I like real G-Smack and there great hard rock souns and the acoustic stuff is cool too. But they are no way one of the best bands, but definatly a great one
    R.RHOADS IS GOD
    Powerhouse wrote: I have to agree with Righthalfback19, and I hate their band name Your screen name reads "Relient K rock." Therefore, your opinion = shit.
    LOL... NICE ONE I LIKE GODSMACK THEIR NOT THE BEST BAND BUT THEIR PRETTY GOOD
    MaynardsDick
    Some Tool fans hate APC...so its all relative, each to their own. Arguing on the internet is like running in the special olympics. Even if you win, you're still retarded. Proceed
    MaynardsDick
    The Stone Temple Pilots all had an album called No.4. No roman numeral, but still I have to agree its an over done, gimmic concept. Godsmack is still a very good band. I like that they have gone all the directions they have. It gives me a more diverse range of music to listen to. They cover many moods. Most of you immature cry babies with sand in your vaginas dont even know what music is because you want it all to sound the same. Everything with unintelligable(Poorly articulated or enunciated, or drowned by noise) is somehow great. When you get over rebelling against your parents you will grow up to have better taste in music. Thats not to say you will like Godsmack. Hate them forever for all i care, they have no problems selling tickets. Some people like to throw around the word "sell outs". Meaning they got soft so they could get radio play and stay popular. This is from the slipknot crowd type people. I used to hate slipknot, then i started to like them, now i dont even have to be a closet fan. Did they sell out, or just start to write and sing music i finally like? And for all the fagots who had to run with the "TooL" statement, you should go shoot yourselves. In now way was Sully saying they are anything like Tool. Its called 'making an example', a comparitive to a situation, call it what you will, but it wasnt a statement about being 'like' TooL. Band that I hate, i dont give the time of day to waste thoughts on. But i welcome all of the haters as it just makes the fans resolve greater. The person that said they liked them better when they were called AIC, is most likely a prepubecent cocksuck that never listened to AIC. Apple and Oranges my stoogey friend. You probably assume it sounds the same because all the music you listen to does. And thats not to say i hate the music you haters listen to. I just like variety. BTW, TooL fans...New album on the way, somewhere around April. They already have a few festival dates including Coachella and a DVD may drop by christmas.Also for any Tool fans, check out the latest Puscifer song called THE UNDERTAKER on the underworld II soundtrack. Its better than their first song(they only have 2) but maybe after TOOL tours( to all the 'haters' tool may be touring with depeche mode after the festivals....just rumor tho). If ya cant find the song, Puscifer had a myspace acount that im to lasy to go find right now. Maybe some nice soulwould post it for the rest of you. And for those that dont know you can maybe get excited that Puscifer is Maynard (also NIN guitarist). Play it for your tool friends a couple times with out telling them and see if they like it.
    Bazilisck311
    The_Trooper14 wrote: Quote directly from me: Slipknot is the most untalented worthless group of retards that ever made what they call music, they are limp bizkit without the rap
    Do you feel better now?
    relientkrock
    u religous fag they r named after an alice in chains song
    It's not that I'm religous...it's just stupid
    Andras5soul
    therr a good band. they play great live... umm thats my input. They played well before Metallica.. i saw the show twice last year, pretty good, a very impressive opening band.. but nothing special. I mite check out the new album.. prolly wont buy it though..
    nothingface187
    I was wondering when they were going to release their new album. And by the way "Justice-For-All", Coheed and Cambria album sounds like a rip-off of Led zepplin, Except Coheed has a crappy singer.
    Powerhouse
    Godsmack is a good band especially their acoustic and soft songs. I think it's what they do best. The new album title "IV" is lame, hell didn't Staind just release an album called "V"? But whatever hopefully the music is awesome
    Staind's album was called "Chapter V." Godsmack is cool. Looking forward to this album.
    Demon_acecat
    As Sully said, the first two albums were very similar. Even Faceless was pretty close (Serenity=Voodoo light), so I'm really looking forward to hearing what they can come up with.
    InSaynePig
    I'm not as in to Godsmack as I used to be, but this sounds interesting. I'll check it out, maybe catch a show next tour - they're a good live act.
    Bazilisck311
    Powerhouse wrote: Therefore, your opinion = shit.
    Incorrect, a Quote directly from Slipnot: "People = Shit"
    relientkrock
    Powerhouse: I have to agree with Righthalfback19, and I hate their band name Your screen name reads "Relient K rock." Therefore, your opinion = shit.
    You're cool
    Powerhouse
    I have to agree with Righthalfback19, and I hate their band name
    Your screen name reads "Relient K rock." Therefore, your opinion = s hit.
    boor
    I liked them better when they were called Alice In Chains