According to The Pulse Of Radio, GODSMACK has begun writing its seventh studio album, with frontman Sully Erna posting a photo of a guitar and amp on Instagram and noting, "Let the writing begin...#godsmack7 #20thanniversary #2018."
The new album will follow up 2014's "1000hp" and, as Erna noted, will commemorate the band making it to the two-decade mark. Its self-titled debut disc arrived in 1998.
Erna told The Pulse Of Radio a while back that he's always been proud that GODSMACK doesn't fit neatly into one musical genre. "You know, it is nice to know that we're creating stuff that's just kind of living on and that does really well in the active rock stations and the hard rock world and that kind of stuff," he said. "So we're in that middle ground. We're not quite as poppy as like AEROSMITH, but yet we're not as dark and metal as, you know, the SLIPKNOTs or the METALLICAs or whatever. So we're kind of like that in-between band."
The new CD will also be its first effort for BMG, following a split with the band's label home since 1998, Republic/Universal. GODSMACK signed the new contract with BMG last fall.
The first release through the new deal was Erna's second solo album, "Hometown Life", which arrived last September.
Guitarist Tony Rombola and drummer Shannon Larkin also released a debut album last year from their recently launched side project THE APOCALYPSE BLUES REVIEW.