Godsmack's new studio album
[Download Lighting Up The Sky Artwork HERE]

Multi-platinum, Grammy-nominated hard rock band GODSMACK have officially announced details for their upcoming eighth studio album Lighting Up The Sky, which will be released February 24, 2023 via BMG. The album follows the group’s 2018 release, globally acclaimed and certified gold, When Legends Rise, which achieved four consecutive No. 1 singles.

Co-produced by singer/guitarist Sully Erna and Andrew “Mudrock” Murdock (Avenged Sevenfold, Alice Cooper), Lighting Up the Sky is a powerful storyteller. “I love when a record takes you on a journey back and forth. I realized there was a whole story here about a man’s journey, the ups and downs,” says Erna. “I believe it’s a story that everyone will connect to, on a human level, because we’ve all been through things in life.” The album explores boy-meets-girl, obstacles in relationships, polarized political climate and the state of the world, betrayal, connection, rebounds, and more. This also goes into the idea of ​​legacy, what we leave behind; appropriate for what Erna noted as their final studio album.

ILLUMINATE THE SKY TRACKS LIST

  1. You and me
  2. red white blue
  3. Abandonment
  4. And me
  5. Truth
  6. hell is not dead
  7. soul on fire
  8. Let’s go!
  9. The best of times
  10. To get old
  11. light up the sky
Alongside Announcement, Band Shares Album Opener Track “You And I,” Check Out HERE. The track follows the disc’s lead single, “Abandonment,” which has garnered over 5 million streams and is currently No. 1 in active rock radio.

With over 20 years of chart-topping success, GODSMACK have established themselves as the hard rock titans of the 21st century. To date, they’ve achieved a staggering 11 No. 1 singles on mainstream rock radio and achieved 20 Top 10 hits in the format (the most of any act since February 1999). Additionally, they have enjoyed four Grammy Award nominations and were named Rock Artist of the Year by the Billboard Music Award in 2001. Selling over 20 million records worldwide, the group has released seven studio albums; Godsmack (1998), Awake (2000), Faceless (2003), IV (2006), The Oracle (2010), 1000hp (2014) and When Legends Rise (2018).

The Massachusetts-born quartet – Sully Erna (vocals, guitar), Tony Rombola (guitar), Robbie Merrill (bass) and Shannon Larkin (drums) – take a tour of honor with their upcoming eighth studio album, Lighting Up the Sky, dropping another classic album as they climb into the celebratory part of their career.

Godsmack's new studio album

[Press Photo by Kamal Asar]


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