Sully Erna says next Godsmack album has “more of a commercial aspect”

Scott Legato/Getty ImagesGodsmack is currently working on their next album, and frontman Sully Erna has revealed that the band is taking a surprising direction with the new material.

“They have a lot more of a commercial aspect to ’em so far,” Erna tells FaceCulture of their new songs. “There’s some stuff in there that definitely will service the core fan base of Godsmack. But we also felt that it’s time to expand a little bit.”

Erna adds that the band doesn’t want to keep making the same kind of album.

“The way I see it is, we’re taking the first 20 years and we’re logging that into our catalog. That was one chapter of our career, and that’s the more nostalgic, vintage Godsmack,” he says. “And from this point forward, we’re gonna try to reinvent a little bit more of our sound, our look, our stage show, and come out with a brand new Godsmack.”

The new album, the follow-up to 2014’s 1000hp, is due out next year.

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