Godsmack Returns with “Surrender,” First Album Since 2018 on the Way

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Rock Cellar Magazine

Grammy-nominated hard-rock icons Godsmack returned this week with a new song titled “Surrender,” and it’s very much in the vein of the sort of aggressive slab of guitar-forward heaviness that first put the band on the map in 1999.

Led as always by the steady vocals of singer/guitarist Sully Erna, the song previews the band’s eighth studio album, which will be the follow-up to 2018’s When Legends Rise.

Here’s the song:

Said Erna of the track in a statement:

“‘Surrender’ is a very cut and dry song. It’s simply about the exhaustion we can all feel in relationships at times from the redundancy of fighting with each other. At a certain point in our lives, we submit to putting aside who’s right or wrong, we just want it to STOP! So we wave the white flag.”

Godsmack, which drew its name from an Alice in Chains song title from the album Dirt, first arrived with 1998’s self-titled record and major label debut, which featured the song “Whatever.” That track made an impact on rock radio at the time and helped put the band on the map:

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Since then, Godsmack has endured as a force on the scene, living long past the era in which it rose to prominence. Per a news release:

They’ve enjoyed 20 Top 10 hits at the format–the most of any act since February 1999–as well as four Grammy nominations, and were named Billboard Music Award’s Rock Artist of the Year in 2001. Selling over 20 million records worldwide, the band has released seven studio albums; All Wound Up… (1997), Godsmack (1998), Awake (2000), Faceless (2003), IV (2006), The Oracle (2010), 1000hp (2014), and When Legends Rise (2018).

In 2022, Godsmack is comprised of Erna (vocals, guitar), Tony Rombola (guitar), Robbie Merrill (bass), and Shannon Larkin (drums).

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