Massachusetts-bred multi-platinum hard rockers Godsmack take a victory lap with Lighting Up The Sky, their eighth and final studio album.
Co-produced by vocalist/guitarist Sully Erna and Andrew “Mudrock” Murdock (Avenged Sevenfold, Alice Cooper), Lighting Up The Sky is a testament to powerful storytelling. The album explores the obstacles in relationships, betrayal, connection, the polarized political climate and state of the world, and the idea of legacy, what we leave behind; fitting for what Erna has noted as their final studio album.
Erna said, “I like when a record takes you on a journey from front to back. I realized there’s a whole story here about one man’s journey, the ups, and downs. I believe it’s a story everyone will connect to, on a human level, because we’ve all gone through things in life.”
With over 20 years of chart-topping success, Godsmack have cemented themselves as 21st century hard rock titans. They’ve accomplished a staggering 11 number one singles at mainstream rock radio, achieved 20 Top 10 hits at the format (the most of any act since February 1999), and sold over 20 million records worldwide. Additionally, they’ve received four Grammy nominations and were named Billboard Music Award’s Rock Artist of the Year in 2001.