According to The Pulse of Radio, GODSMACK frontman Sully Erna has set September 14 as the release date for his long-in-the-works debut solo album, titled "Avalon". A first single from the disc, called "Sinner's Prayer", will arrive at rock radio stations next week. Erna finished work on the record in early 2009 but has held off on releasing it until after GODSMACK completed and issued its fifth studio album this year, called "The Oracle".
Erna told The Pulse of Radio his solo effort doesn't fit into one musical genre: "I'm not sure what category it falls in," he said. "I think ultimately, you know, it's somewhat of a rock record, but it's not really a rock record. It's very eclectic and it's very spiritual and it's very hypnotic and primitive. It'll be interesting to see how the public reacts to it. But all in all, people I have played it for so far have been honestly blown away by it."
GODSMACK has scattered dates lined up for the rest of this summer, including August 7 at Rock On The Range Canada in Winnipeg; August 9 in Sturgis, South Dakota at the annual Sturgis Bike Rally; and August 14 in Madison, Wisconsin.
A full tour is in the works for either fall or early 2011.
The band's fifth studio album, "The Oracle", debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard album chart in May with 117,000 copies sold in its first week of release.
The latest single from "The Oracle", called "Love Hate Sex Pain", follows up the chart-topping "Cryin' Like A Bitch".