GODSMACK's fifth studio album, "The Oracle", is scheduled for release on May 4.
The track listing for the CD is as follows:
01. Cryin' Like a Bitch
02. Saints and Sinners
03. War and Peace
04. Love Hate Sex Pain
05. What If?
06. Devil's Swing
07. Good Day to Die
08. Forever Shamed
09. Shadow of a Soul
10. The Oracle
Check out the album artwork below (courtesy of AOL's Noisecreep).
GODSMACK frontman Sully Erna admitted in a recent webisode for "The Oracle" that the CD's first single, "Cryin' Like A Bitch", was inspired by events of last summer's Crüe Fest 2 tour, on which GODSMACK appeared alongside headliners MÖTLEY CRÜE. Sully told Artisan News Service at the time, "There's definitely been some rock-star garbage on this tour that we just have never seen in our career . . . this was the first time that I felt like, 'You know what?! If there's gonna be some people that are gonna treat other people a certain way, then I'm gonna go out there every night and . . . make sure that we make you look old and fat, and go home with a nice big fat paycheck."
According to HardDrive Radio, Erna intended the song as a slam on MÖTLEY CRÜE bassist Nikki Sixx, although that has yet to be officially confirmed by anyone in the GODSMACK camp.
Samples of some of the lyrics on "Cryin' Like A Bitch" include lines like: "Strut on by like a king/Telling everybody they know nothing/Long lived what you thought you were/Time ain't on your side anymore"
The new GODSMACK CD follows up 2006's "IV" and a nearly two-year hiatus that ended last summer when GODSMACK joined the Crüe Fest 2 tour.
GODSMACK will guest on the nationally syndicated radio show "Rockline" with host Bob Coburn on Monday, May 3 at 8:30 p.m. PT / 11:30 p.m. ET. Fans are encouraged to speak with GODSMACK by calling 1-800-344-ROCK (7625).
For more information, visit RocklineRadio.com.