SULLY ERNA: Audio Samples Of Entire Solo Album Available

Audio samples of all 10 tracks that appear on "Avalon", the long-in-the-works debut solo album from GODSMACK frontman Sully Erna, can be streamed in the YouTube clip below. The CD is scheduled for release on September 14. A first single from the disc, called "Sinner's Prayer", arrived at rock radio stations on August 3 and is now available for purchase at

"Avalon" track listing:

01. Avalon
02. 7 Years
03. Broken Road
04. Sinner's Prayer
05. My Light
06. The Rise
07. Until Then...
08. The Departed
09. Eyes Of A Child
10. In Through Time

Erna finished work on "Avalon" 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".

Story continues after advertisement

In a posting on GODSMACK's MySpace page, Erna stated about his upcoming solo effort, "I truly believe that this is my best work to date. I'm more proud of this record than any other music I have ever recorded. It is so pure and organic. Every ounce of my blood, sweat and tears has been poured into this body of work. Without a doubt, I have completely exposed myself in this album. More importantly, it's just a very cool musical journey you go on when you listen through.

"As I've said before, I must emphasize that THIS IS NOT A ROCK RECORD!!! This is a series of beautifully arranged compositions that I have created over many years. Some compositions are newer, written with the help of my solo band mates. Others have been shelved over time waiting for the right moment to be released. That moment is finally here, and I couldn't be more proud to share it with all of you!

"This record was recorded with all hand drums, cellos, flutes, piano, etc... It is very eclectic and intellectual. It is something that you will want to put on when you're in the mood to lie on your couch, dim the lights, and light all your candles and incense. Just vibe out to this hypnotic variety of music, and enjoy the pictures that will be painted in your mind. This is a very visual record, so for sure the visuals will come. Don't be surprised if it triggers some deep emotions within you based on your own life situations. Either way, enjoy the ride, it's a beautiful one!!"

GODSMACK'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.


Posted in: News


To comment on a BLABBERMOUTH.NET story or review, you must be logged in to an active personal account on Facebook. Once you're logged in, you will be able to comment. User comments or postings do not reflect the viewpoint of BLABBERMOUTH.NET and BLABBERMOUTH.NET does not endorse, or guarantee the accuracy of, any user comment. To report spam or any abusive, obscene, defamatory, racist, homophobic or threatening comments, or anything that may violate any applicable laws, use the "Report to Facebook" and "Mark as spam" links that appear next to the comments themselves. To do so, click the downward arrow on the top-right corner of the Facebook comment (the arrow is invisible until you roll over it) and select the appropriate action. You can also send an e-mail to blabbermouthinbox(@) with pertinent details. BLABBERMOUTH.NET reserves the right to "hide" comments that may be considered offensive, illegal or inappropriate and to "ban" users that violate the site's Terms Of Service. Hidden comments will still appear to the user and to the user's Facebook friends. If a new comment is published from a "banned" user or contains a blacklisted word, this comment will automatically have limited visibility (the "banned" user's comments will only be visible to the user and the user's Facebook friends).