Origin: Boston, Massachusetts, USA  
Genres: Alternative Metal
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Page online: June 8, 2007
Last update/review: May 6, 2018

Godsmack

Godsmack was formed in 1996, when Sully Erna, a longtime drummer in the Boston area (one of his former bands is Meliah Rage, for whom he recorded in 1992) decided to form a new group with himself as a frontman. In due time a lineup was put together and on a shoestring budget, an album, All Wound Up, was recorded and released, with Erna himself recording the drums as a full-time drummer hadn't yet materialized. The album sold well enough in the local market that Universal Records signed them up, deciding to remaster the album and re-release it as Godsmack, and they haven't looked back since. The cries of "Alice In Chains clones" dogged the band for years (some also claim that's where Godsmack got their name from, though apparently that's not true), and sure, there's a resemblance both musically and vocally, though those comparisons have waned in recent times. In truth, their style really hasn't changed a lot over the years, but Erna's strong, distinctive vocal style and the band's steady songwriting have kept them in good standing with their fan base, and having weathered the nu-metal phase that they were often associated with, they continue to prosper.

Current Members

Sully Erna

vocals (ex-Meliah Rage)

Tony Rombola

guitars/vocals

Robbie Merrill

bass

Shannon Larkin

drums (ex-Souls At Zero, ex-Wrathchild America)

Former Members/Guests

Tommy Stewart

drums



Discography



All Wound Up  
1998 EK
  1. Moon Baby
  2. Immune
  3. Time Bomb
  4. Keep Away
  5. Situation
  6. Stress
  7. Bad Religion
  8. Get Up, Get Out!
  9. Now Or Never
  10. Goin' Down
  11. Voodoo
  12. Whatever
  • Sully Erna
  • Tony Rombola
  • Robbie Merrill



Godsmack  
1998 Universal
  1. Moon Baby
  2. Whatever
  3. Keep Away
  4. Time Bomb
  5. Bad Religion
  6. Immune
  7. Someone In London
  8. Get Up, Get Out!
  9. Now Or Never
  10. Stress
  11. Situation
  12. Voodoo
  • Sully Erna
  • Tony Rombola
  • Robbie Merrill



Awake  
2000 Universal
  1. Sick Of Life
  2. Awake
  3. Greed
  4. Bad Magick
  5. Goin' Down
  6. Mistakes
  7. Trippin'
  8. Forgive Me
  9. Vampires
  10. The Journey
  11. Spiral
  • Sully Erna
  • Tony Rombola
  • Robbie Merrill
  • Tommy Stewart
2000 Readers' Album #58




Faceless  
2003 Universal
  1. Straight Out Of Line
  2. Faceless
  3. Changes
  4. Make Me Believe
  5. I Stand Alone
  6. Realign
  7. I Fucking Hate You
  8. Releasing The Demons
  9. Dead And Broken
  10. I Am
  11. The Awakening
  12. Serenity
  • Sully Erna
  • Tony Rombola
  • Robbie Merrill
  • Shannon Larkin



The Other Side  
2004 Universal
  1. Running Blind
  2. Re-Align
  3. Touché
  4. Voices
  5. Keep Away
  6. Spiral
  7. Asleep
  • Sully Erna
  • Tony Rombola
  • Robbie Merrill
  • Shannon Larkin
2004 Readers' Album #91




IV  
2006 Universal
  1. Livin' In Sin
  2. Speak
  3. The Enemy
  4. Shine Down
  5. Hollow
  6. No Rest For The Wicked
  7. Bleeding Me
  8. Voodoo Too
  9. Temptation
  10. Mama
  11. One Rainy Day
  • Sully Erna
  • Tony Rombola
  • Robbie Merrill
  • Shannon Larkin



Good Times Bad Times ... Ten Years Of Godsmack  COMPILATION
2007
  1. Good Times Bad Times
  2. Whatever
  3. Keep Away
  4. Voodoo
  5. Bad Religion
  6. Awake
  7. Greed
  8. I Stand Alone
  9. Straight Out Of Line
  10. Serenity
  11. Realign
  12. Running Blind
  13. Touché
  14. Speak
  15. Shine Down
  16. The Enemy



The Oracle  
2010
  1. Cryin' Like a Bitch
  2. Saints and Sinners
  3. War and Peace
  4. Love Hate Sex Pain
  5. What If?
  6. Devil's Swing
  7. Good Day to Die
  8. Forever Shamed
  9. Shadow of a Soul
  10. The Oracle
  • Sully Erna
  • Tony Rombola
  • Robbie Merrill
  • Shannon Larkin
2010 Readers' Album #54




Live & Inspired  LIVE
2012 Universal
  1. Straight Outta Line
  2. Realign
  3. Awake
  4. Moon Baby
  5. Changes
  6. The Enemy
  7. Keep Away
  8. Speak
  9. Voodoo
  10. Batalla De Los Tambores
  11. Whatever
  12. Serenity
  13. I Stand Alone
  14. Rocky Mountain Way
  15. Come Together
  16. Time
  17. Nothing Else Matters
  • Sully Erna
  • Tony Rombola
  • Robbie Merrill
  • Shannon Larkin



1000hp  
2014 Republic
  1. 1000hp
  2. FML
  3. Something Different
  4. What's Next
  5. Generation Day
  6. Locked & Loaded
  7. Livin' In The Gray
  8. I Don't Belong
  9. Nothing Comes Easy
  10. Turning To Stone
  11. Life Is Good
  • Sully Erna
  • Tony Rombola
  • Robbie Merrill
  • Shannon Larkin



When Legends Rise  
2018 BMG
  1. When Legends Rise
  2. Bulletproof
  3. Unforgettable
  4. Every Part Of Me
  5. Take It To The Edge
  6. Under Your Scars
  7. Someday
  8. Just One Time
  9. Say My Name
  10. Let it Out
  11. Eye Of The Storm
  • Sully Erna
  • Tony Rombola
  • Robbie Merrill
  • Shannon Larkin




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