GODSMACK will celebrate the release of its seventh studio album, "When Legends Rise", by performing a special iHeartRadio Live show tonight (Wednesday, May 9) in New York City in front of a small group of fans. The 60-minute live event will feature an exclusive question-and-answer session and an intimate performance. The event will be broadcast live to listeners nationwide on iHeartMedia's rock radio stations and via a video stream on iHeartRadio's official YouTube starting at 9 p.m. ET / 6:00 p.m. PT.
In other news, GODSMACK singer Sully Erna went last Thursday (May 3) to Gilbert H. Hood middle school in Derry, Massachusetts, where he met with 19 eighth graders and one seventh grader from that school and West Running Brook middle school who sang as part of a childrens choir on a new GODSMACK track called "Unforgettable". The song appears on "When Legends Rise", and Erna turned up to surprise the kids with autographed vinyl copies of the record.
Erna told local newspaper The Eagle-Tribune: "I'm extremely proud of this record and [the students] did phenomenal on it. If it helps one of them to pursue their dreams and goals in music and to go for it — I hope this experience helps them achieve that. They're the future of music and our future in general."
Erna told The Pulse Of Radio that he thinks "Unforgettable" and current single "Bulletproof" show real musical growth for GODSMACK. "I think 'Bulletproof' and this song 'Unforgettable' — I haven't heard a song like this yet by any band, and I really feel like for me, those two songs really touched on something that, you know, is gonna send this band in a direction in the future that is gonna be a little bit more marketable, I think, for a bigger audience," he said.
"When Legends Rise" sold 40,000 equivalent units in its first week of release, 36,000 of which were traditional album sales.
GODSMACK is performing at several music festivals this spring and summer, before launching a tour with SHINEDOWN on July 22 in Clarkston, Michigan.