'1000 Horsepower' Hits Radio

By Zigz | Tuesday, June 10, 2014



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Godsmack's first all-new single since 2011, "1000 Horsepower," arrives at rock radio stations and digital retailers on Monday (June 9th). Singer Sully Erna told us that his original title for the song took things to the next level: "Actually, the original title I wanted to put on the song was '100,000 Horsepower.' But unfortunately, rhythmically, it was too many syllables and I couldn't make it fit the way I wanted to creatively, so I trimmed it back to '1000 Horsepower,' which is still pretty f***in' powerful, by the way."

"1000 Horsepower" is taken from the album of the same name, which comes out on August 5th.

The band's sixth studio effort will follow up 2010's The Oracle and follows a two-year hiatus.

Godsmack has yet to announce full tour plans behind the new disc, but the band is confirmed as one of the acts performing at the third annual Aftershock Festival, set to take place on September 13th and 14th in Sacramento.

Other acts on the bill include Weezer, The Offspring, Rob Zombie, Five Finger Death Punch, Rise Against,Chevelle, Seether, Mastodon and many more.