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Below is our complete Godsmack news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.
Note: We began associating news directly with bands in late 2003. Therefore, earlier band news may not be listed on this page.
As you all know, Godsmack is on tour with Metallica this summer and if you still haven't caught the show, don't worry there are tons more shows to attend! PLUS...
Godsmack Headlines Their Very Own Acoustic Tour...
Starting September 9th in Colorado Springs, Godsmack will tour solo on their Acoustic Tour. Dropbox's frontman, John Kosco and guitarist, Lee Richards will make a guest appearance to perform "Touche."
Upcoming Godsmack Tour Dates: More...
Godsmack's "Changes" premieres on the big screen. One night only: Monday, September 13, 2004 at 7:30pm at a United Artists, Edwards, or Regal Theatre near you.
"Changes" comes out on DVD September 14.
MTV2’s Headbanger’s Ball and Revolver magazine are teaming up to bring you the Best Metal Videos of the New Millennium (so far) picked by you. So put your pedal to the metal and vote for your favorite video here. Then, catch the two-hour premiere Saturday, August 21 at 10 PM during Headbanger’s Ball, on MTV2. Plus check out the final list in the October issue of Revolver.
Videos you can vote for: More...
Boston’s reformed metal heroes Meliah Rage is primed to make 2004 truly a landmark year for the band. Recently having their music featured on an episode of FOX TV’s hit series "The Shield," Meliah Rage is following the success with a brand new studio album, their first in over a decade. The nine-track sledgehammer of sonic vengeance "Barely Human" is slated for release on Screaming Ferret Wreckords in coordination with Escapi Music and Navarre Distribution on August 24th. A major North American tour will soon follow.
Guitarist Anthony Nichols, guitarist Jim Koury and bass guitarist Jesse Johnson, all original members, are joined by new vocalist Paul Souza and drummer Barry Spillberg (formerly of Wargasm) on "Barely Human." Original vocalist Mike Munro decided not to take part in the Meliah Rage reunion in order to focus on family. The tracklisting for this monumental release includes: Hate, Machine, Rigid, Invincible, Bloodbath, Barely Human, Hell Song, Ungodly, Motor Psycho, Wrong Place Right Time.
"Barely Human" was produced by Joe Moody and Nichols. Moody also recorded and mixed the album at Danger Multitrack in Providence, RI. All songs were written by Nichols and Souza except "The Wrong Place," which was written by Nichols, Souza and Clark Lush, and "Ungodly," which was written by Nichols, Souza and Spillberg. Nichols completed all musical arrangements and Souza wrote all lyrics for the album. Bob Mayo, formerly of Wargasm and a one-time Meliah Rage member, contributes special bass tracks on "Invincible."
A single for the title track “Barely Human,” was recently filmed as a video on the set of the upcoming horror film "God Of Vampires," and is currently available for download on the Screaming Ferret Wreckords website here. An MP3 of the track “Hate Machine” is available at this location.
As an added bonus, the initial pressing of "Barely Human" will include a bonus disc, the previously unreleased album "Unfinished Business," which features performances by Godsmack's Sully Erna on drums. Originally recorded in 1992, the tracks on "Unfinished Business" were intended as demos in order to secure a new record deal, upon the band’s departure from Epic Records. More...
The trailer for the forthcoming Get Thrashed documentary has been put online here. The documentary will include interviews by the following artists:
METALLICA, SLAYER, ANTHRAX, EXODUS, GODSMACK, DISTURBED, SEVENDUST, TESTAMENT, OVERKILL, DEATH ANGEL, SHADOWS FALL, MESHUGGAH, IN FLAMES, STRAPPING YOUNG LAD, STONE SOUR, SUPERJOINT RITUAL, LAMB OF GOD, VIO-LENCE, KREATOR, NUCLEAR ASSAULT, VOIVOD, CHIMAIRA, BIOHAZARD, FOZZY/WWE Superstar Chris Jericho, SEPULTURA, KITTIE, THE HAUNTED, D.R.I., SOILWORK, KILLSWITCH ENGAGE, HEATHEN, Brian Slagel, Jon & Marsha Zazula, authors Ian Christe (Sound of the Beast) and Steven Blush (American Hardcore), NY metal radio DJ Eddie Trunk, Rampage Radio's Ron Quintana and featuring the music of unsigned bands: EXIT TO ETERNITY, OSMIUM, CONCRETE COFFIN, VISCID, NOCTURNAL FEAR, KAOS, RESPONSE NEGATIVE, ULYSSES SIREN
Although Godsmack drummer Shannon Larkin recently told the Syracuse Post-Standard that the next album will be "really heavy," singer Sully Erna said it's too early to predict. "It's way too premature to tell," Erna told Launch Radio Networks. "We don't even have close to enough material to tell what direction it's going in. So it's too premature to say. We're still in baby stages of writing this new record."
Godsmack are currently on a break between stints as Metallica's regular opening act. The band will tentatively release a concert DVD, called "Changes," on September 14. The disc will reportedly focus on a live show filmed in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania earlier this year.
The new single from Godsmack's "The Other Side" EP is "Touche," a collaboration with Dropbox singer John Kosco and guitarist Lee Richards. Dropbox are the first band signed to Erna's own Realign Records.
Godsmack frontman Sully Erna has pulled out of his deal with the co-owners of Dorsia, the New York nightclub he went in on in 2003, according to MTV.com. Erna plans to sue his former business partners for improper management, sources close to the band said.
Taking a break between legs of the sold-out Metallica tour, Godsmack will resume its arena stint around the country on August 16. In a climate of what Billboard recently called "one of the worst concert seasons in years," the Metallica/Godsmack tour, according to Pollstar, is #8 among the Top 100 Tours so far in 2004.
Metallica's tour with Godsmack grossed around $22 million in the first half of 2004 to land at No. 7 on the list of the 10 most successful tours so far this year, according to Billboard. Metallica might have grossed even more had they not taken several breaks from the road to spend time with their families.
The top earner was David Bowie, whose A Reality Tour grossed $45.4 million over 82 shows, according to MTV.com. Since the figures reflect shows between November 19, 2003, and May 18, 2004, Bowie's numbers were not affected by last month's cancellation of the last 10 days of his European tour.
Taking a break between legs of the Metallica tour, Godsmack kicks off a sold-out headline tour of their own with Ill Nino and Dropbox. Godsmack's recent release of THE OTHER SIDE, their acoustic
record, debuted last week at #5 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart. Dropbox, which is frontman Sully Erna's first signing to his new Universal imprint Realign Records, and opens all dates, is also featured on the new album with performance and co-writing credits for the song "Touche." Godsmack heads back out with Metallica, April 20 in Uniondale, NY.
Godsmack loyalists who download THE OTHER SIDE from iTunes, Napster and BuyMusic will receive Dropbox's 'Wishbone' as a bonus track. This digital value-add is the first such offer - bundling an album with a track that is already available for sale - for Universal Motown Records Group (UMRG).
Dropbox came together after Erna introduced Lee Richards, Godsmack's original guitarist, to frontman John Kosco, and they detonate April 13 with their self-titled debut, an explosive album of sprawling melodic rock delivered by a band with a deep reverence for the classics.
The Godsmack tour dates are as follows: More...
SLAYER, SUM 41, CRADLE OF FILTH, MONSTER MAGNET, ILL NINO and GODSMACK have all been confirmed for the main stage of this year's Download Festival, and LOSTPROPHETS have just been added to the event in Glasgow. The current lineup is as follows: More...
In related Metallica news, Lydia Adetunji of the Financial Times wrote a piece on Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich and his art collection, amongst other topics.
Read the full article at Financial Time.
The new acoustic GODSMACK single, "Running Blind", has been made available for download in MP3 format at this location.
"Running Blind" comes off the group's all-acoustic EP, "The Other Side", due on March 16 through Republic/Universal Records. The set was originally intended to drop last fall, but the band decided to postpone its release "because 'Faceless' still has legs and we didn't want to interrupt the momentum," singer Sully Erna recently told MTV.com. "['The Other Side'] will keep GODSMACK in the public eye while we take some time off to write the fourth record." GODSMACK begin a tour with METALLICA on March 2 in Phoenix.
Gosmack have updated their site with this short message:
New Music from GODSMACK Coming! Stay tuned for more details on new music from GODSMACK coming in March!!!!
UPDATE: Blabbermouth reports that GODSMACK's all-acoustic "The Other Side" EP finally will hit shelves March 16. The set originally was intended to drop last fall. "We haven't put it out yet because 'Faceless' still has legs and we didn't want to interrupt the momentum," singer Sully Erna told MTV.com. "['The Other Side'] will keep GODSMACK in the public eye while we take some time off to write the fourth record." GODSMACK begin a tour with METALLICA on March 2 in Phoenix.
Here is an updated list of all North American and European Metallica tour dates: More...