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
- You and me
- red white blue
- And me
- hell is not dead
- soul on fire
- Let’s go!
- The best of times
- To get old
- 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.