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GODSMACK Involve Local New Hampshire Music Students in “Unforgettable” Music Video Filming

DATE:            FEBRUARY 11, 2020
 
FROM:           MARCEE RONDAN/ MITCH SCHNEIDER/KELLY WALSH
 
 
GODSMACK
SUPPORT LOCAL MUSIC STUDENTS IN NEW HAMPSHIRE
WITH TWO EVENTS:
 
FRIDAY FEBRUARY 14 TED TALK-STYLE PRESENTATION HOSTED BY BAND’S LEAD SINGER SULLY ERNA AT THE
GILBERT H. HOOD MIDDLE SCHOOL IN DERRY, NH
 
AND SATURDAY FEBRUARY 15 FILMING OF NEW VIDEO FOR “UNFORGETTABLE” FROM BAND’S
WHEN LEGENDS RISE’ ALBUM
AT THE SNHU ARENA IN MANCHESTER, NH
 
 
As music programs continue to be at risk at schools across the country, multi-platinum hard rock titans GODSMACK are looking to support local music students in New Hampshire by involving them in the filming of their latest single “Unforgettable,” from their current album WHEN LEGENDS RISE, with two events later this week. First up, the band’s lead singer and guitarist SULLY ERNA will speak to middle school students on Friday February 14. The following day (Saturday February 15), GODSMACK will invite 300+ students to join the band to take part in a performance of their new single “Unforgettable” at the SNHU Arena in Manchester, NH.
 
The Friday February 14 events will begin with a Ted Talk-style presentation by SULLY at the Gilbert H. Hood Middle School in Derry, NH. SULLY will talk about his life–the challenges, blending in, how music saved him–and encouraging the young musicians to continue to pursue their dreams. The assembly will end with the students getting a chance to be a part of filming “Unforgettable.” The day will conclude with the band teaching the track to the students in preparation for the following day’s filming.
 
On Saturday morning (February 15), the students will travel in school buses to SNHU Arena in Manchester, NH where they’ll be filmed alongside the band–Sully Erna [vocals, guitar], Tony Rombola [guitar], Robbie Merrill [bass] and Shannon Larkin [drums]–for the “Unforgettable” video.
 
Previously, GODSMACK had orchestrated 20 students from the Gilbert H. Hood Middle School to join them in the studio during the recording of “Unforgettable” and provide vocals on the song’s chorus. These same students were also invited to perform the song live on-stage with GODSMACK at their show in Gilford, NH on August 22, 2018 at the Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion. Now, GODSMACK will showcase 300 middle schoolers from the same school in their music video. Look for the “Unforgettable” video to be released in the coming weeks.
 
“Unforgettable” comes on the heels of last year’s career first for the band when they scored three #1 singles from GODSMACK‘s WHEN LEGENDS RISE (BMG) album. It follows “Under Your Scars,” which was the group’s third #1, and the album’s two previous tracks that were #1 active rock hits: “When Legends Rise” and “Bulletproof,” the latter of which was recently certified Gold in the U.S. and was also the most-played song at rock radio in 2018.
 
WHEN LEGENDS RISE marks the band’s seventh studio album and their first in four years. The critically acclaimed 11-song collection entered the Billboard Top 200 album chart in the top ten (#8), with four #1 placements on other charts: Top Rock Albums, Top Hard Music Albums, Top Independent Albums and Top Alternative Albums. WHEN LEGENDS RISE is available on CD, LP and Digital; purchase or stream it here. The album finds the guys doubling down on their combination of tightly wound riffs, rhythmic fury, naked emotions and pushed-to-the-edge vocals, all fired up with melodic precision and tight songcraft.
 
About GODSMACK:
Godsmack stand strong as 21st century hard rock titans. With an unbreakable spirit and die-hard work ethic evocative of their hometown, the Boston quartet fought hard to secure a place in music history since first smashing their way on to the scene in 1998. To date, they’ve notched a staggering ten #1 singles at mainstream rock radio, including “Awake,” “Straight Out of Line,” “Cryin’ Like A Bitch,” and “I Stand Alone.” Moreover, they’ve enjoyed 24 Top 10 hits at the format-the most of any act since February 1999-as well as four Grammy nominations, and were winners of The Billboard Music Awards Rock Artists of the Year in 2001. Selling over 20 million records worldwide, the band has also unleashed three consecutive albums at #1 on the Billboard Top 200-namely Faceless [2003], IV [2006], and The Oracle [2010]. This places them in league with Van Halen, U2, Metallica, Dave Matthews Band, and Linkin Park who have also enjoyed the same streak. Moreover, the accomplishment on the road remains staggering with headlining sets around the world. They still stand alone.
 
For more information on GODSMACK, visit:
 
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GODSMACK’S “Under Your Scars” Hits #1, Marks Career First For Band With Three #1 Singles From The Same Album

 
 
 
 
 

 
 
DT:           JULY 22, 2019
 
FM:           MARCEE RONDAN/MITCH SCHNEIDER/KELLY WALSH
 
GODSMACK
ACHIEVE CAREER FIRST
WITH THREE #1 SINGLES FROM THE SAME ALBUM
 
“UNDER YOUR SCARS” TOPS THIS WEEK’S ROCK CHART AND
FOLLOW PREVIOUS #1 HITS
“WHEN LEGENDS RISE” AND “BULLETPROOF”
FROM ‘WHEN LEGENDS RISE’ ALBUM
 
BAND RELEASE LIVE PERFORMANCE VIDEO FOR
“UNDER YOUR SCARS”
HONORING FANS THAT HAVE IMPACTED THEM
THROUGHOUT THEIR CAREER
 
GODSMACK TOUR EXTENDED
THROUGH LATE OCTOBER WITH
HALESTORM SUPPORTING
 
GODSMACKSully Erna [vocals, guitar], Tony Rombola [guitar], Robbie Merrill [bass] and Shannon Larkin [drums]–have achieved a career first by scoring three #1 singles from the same album.
 
This week, “Under Your Scars,”the third single from the band’s WHEN LEGENDS RISE (BMG) album, has ascended to #1 on the Active Rock Chart. This marks the group’s third #1 rock hit from their current album. “Under Your Scars” follows the album’s two previous tracks that were #1 active rock hits: “When Legends Rise” and “Bulletproof,” the latter of which was recently certified Gold in the U.S. and was also the most-played song at rock radio in 2018.
 
“What a proud moment to be able to announce that “Under Your Scars” has officially gone #1 in the country!” says SULLY ERNA. “To have any song reach #1 is such an honor. But to have three in a row on one album is unreal. Feeling blessed!”
 
The newly released video for the song showcases GODSMACK’s electrifying live performances alongside heartfelt backstage exchanges with the group’s fans over the years. Check out the video for “Under Your Scars,” here.
 

 

To coincide with the release of “Under Your Scars,”Sully Erna announced the creation of The Scars Foundation to support ongoing mental health struggles facing so many. For more information, please click here.
 
“I’ve realized that ‘Under Your Scars’ has become such an important song to me for so many reasons,” SULLY says. “It’s the first time Godsmack has decided to put this kind of a ballad on an album–which was pretty ballsy for us. I’m so happy that the fans have embraced it in the way they have, because the meaning behind it is so much bigger than any of us.
 
“It also reminds me that taking all the credit without acknowledging the people or events that have touched our lives deeply enough to inspire songs like these would just be wrong.
 
“So humbly I will say, this song came to me shortly after I had spent some quality time with someone who I consider a dear friend, and have grown to admire and respect as one of the smartest and most talented artists today, Stefani Germanotta, who most of you may know as Lady Gaga. In the short amount of time we hung out, she made me realize that we all have these imperfections, these wounds that we carry (whether they’re physical or emotional) that cut so deep they can cripple us.
 
“These feelings leave us vulnerable, or embarrassed, or even unworthy at times. And our human nature–when they’re exposed–is to shut down, rather than embrace them and realize that not only can we overcome them, but we can also become an inspiration to inspire others to have a voice and find their inner strength to show their scars off loudly and proudly to the world.  Our ‘Scars’ are nothing more than our battle wounds from life and they helped mold you into who you are today.
 
“All of this is what drove us to create ‘The Scars Foundation,’ our new non-profit organization battling everything from severe depression to addiction, bullying, suicide prevention and so on.
 
“Finding acceptance, that’s what ‘Under Your Scars’ and what ‘The Scars Foundation,’ are about. We’re all imperfect–that’s what makes us perfect!”

 

 
 
GODSMACK (LEFT TO RIGHT):
SHANNON LARKIN, ROBBIE MERRILL, SULLY ERNA, TONY ROMBOLA
PHOTO CREDIT: CHRIS BRADSHAW
 
GODSMACK have spent more than a year on the road, both in North America and throughout Europe in support of their WHEN LEGENDS RISE album. They just wrapped the European and U.K. dates on their in-progress world tour and are currently headlining a run of North American shows (including a July 23 New York City show at the Beacon Theatre) with special guests New Years Day. Next up is a stretch of festival appearances leading GODSMACK straight into the recently added fall shows with Halestorm supporting. The new dates kick off September 20 in Green Bay, WI and wrap October 18 in Tulsa, OK.
 
WHEN LEGENDS RISE marks the band’s seventh studio album and their first in four years. The critically acclaimed 11-song collection entered the Billboard Top 200 album chart in the top ten (#8), with four #1 placements on other charts: Top Rock Albums, Top Hard Music Albums, Top Independent Albums and Top Alternative Albums. WHEN LEGENDS RISE is available on CD, LP and Digital; purchase or stream it here. The album finds the guys doubling down on their combination of tightly wound riffs, rhythmic fury, naked emotions and pushed-to-the-edge vocals, all fired up with melodic precision and tight songcraft.
 
GODSMACK‘s updated North American dates are as follows:
DATE
 
CITY
VENUE
&Tue
7/23
New York, NY
Beacon Theatre
&Wed
7/24
Oxon Hill, MD
The Theatre at MGM National Harbor
&Fri
7/26
Montville, CT
Mohegan Sun Arena
**Sat
7/27
Montreal, QC
Heavy Montreal
**Sun
7/28
Bangor, ME
Impact Music Festival
**Sun
8/4
Sturgis, SD
Buffalo Chip Campground
**Fri
8/9
Bethlehem, PA
Musikfest
^**Fri
9/7
Concord, VA
Blue Ridge Rock Fest
^*Fri
9/20
Green Bay, WI
Resch Center
^*Sat
9/21
Madison, WI
Alliant Energy Center
^*Sun
9/22
Moline, IL
TaxSlayer Center
^*Tue
9/24
Sioux Falls, SD
Denny Sanford Premier Center
^*Wed
9/25
Wichita, KS
In-Trust Bank Arena
^*Fri
9/27
Cape Girardeau, MO
Show Me Center
**Sat
9/28
Louisville, KY
Louder Than Life Music Festival
^*Sun
9/29
Alpharetta, GA
Ameris Bank Amphitheatre
^*Tue
10/1
West Palm Beach, FL
Coral Sky Amphitheatre at the South Florida Fairgrounds
^*Wed
10/2
Estero, FL
Hertz Arena
^*Fri
10/4
Pensacola, FL
Pensacola Civic Center
^*Sat
10/5
Southaven, MS
Landers Center
^*Sun
10/6
Rogers, AR
Walmart Arkansas Music Pavillion
^*Tue
10/8
Loveland, CO
Budweiser Events Center
^*Wed
10/9
Salt Lake City, UT
Usana Amphitheatre
^Fri
10/11
Reno, NV
Grand Sierra Resort & Casino
^* Sat
10/12
Bakersfield, CA
RaboBank Arena
^*Sun
10/13
Ontario, CA
Citizen’s Business Bank Arena
^*Tue
10/15
San Diego, CA
Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre
^*Wed
10/16
Phoenix, AZ
Comerica Pavillion
^*Fri
10/18
Tulsa, OK
BOK Center
 
&Godsmack with support from New Years Day
**Godsmack festival appearance
^Indicates new date
*Godsmack with support from Halestorm
 
About GODSMACK:
Godsmack stand strong as 21st century hard rock titans. With an unbreakable spirit and diehard work ethic evocative of their hometown, the Boston quartet fought hard to secure a place in music history since first smashing their way on to the scene in 1998. To date, they’ve notched a staggering ten #1 singles at mainstream rock radio, including “Awake,” “Straight Out of Line,” “Cryin’ Like A Bitch,” and “I Stand Alone.” Moreover, they’ve enjoyed 24 Top 10 hits at the format-the most of any act since February 1999-as well as four Grammy nominations, and were winners of The Billboard Music Awards Rock Artists of the Year in 2001. Selling over20 million records worldwide, the band has also unleashed three consecutive albums at #1 on the Billboard Top 200-namely Faceless [2003], IV [2006], and The Oracle [2010]. This places them in league with Van Halen, U2, Metallica, Dave Matthews Band, and Linkin Park who have also enjoyed the same streak. Moreover, the accomplishment on the road remains staggering with headlining sets around the world. They still stand alone.
 
 
For more information on GODSMACK, visit:
 
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