GODSMACK (1996–PRESENT). Sully Erna (vocals), Lee Richards (guitar, replaced by Tommy Rombola), Robbie Merrill (bass), Joey D’Arco (drums, replaced by Tommy Stewart, Shannon Larkin).
Godsmack are an American new metal band from Massachusetts who were popular during the late nineties. Like many new metal bands such as Limp Bizkit and Korn, the band played a confessional form of hard rock with metal tinges.
The band also caused some mild controversy in the politically aware section of the metal contingent when two of the songs from their Awake album, “Sick of Life:” and “Awake,” were used in U.S. Army recruiting commercials. For fans of Alice in Chains (who the band resembles musically) only, otherwise Godsmack are a well-selling footnote to the new metal craze (the album Faceless is aptly named). The band went on “hiatus” in 2007, and it is unclear if the hiatus will be permanent or not.
Discography: Godsmack (Universal/Republic, 1998); Awake (Universal/Republic, 2000); Faceless (Universal/Republic, 2003); IV (Universal/Republic, 2006); Good Times, Bad Times… Ten Years of Godsmack (Universal/Republic, 2007).