Godsmack frontman Sully Erna has revealed that he’s working on both a record for the heavy metal collective as well as a solo album.
In a recent interview on Offstage With DWP, Godsmack frontman Sully Erna detailed a bit of what he’s been up to during quarantine and how he hopes the year will pan out with his plans to release both Godsmack material, as well as a new solo album.
“There’s a lot going on, but what is gonna be permitted is yet to be told,” the Erna noted. “My main priority is to spend the rest of this year with my band, writing, rehearsing, recording, mixing, mastering, getting new Godsmack ready to go for the top of ’21. And I’m really hoping to be able to get even a solo record done this year.”
On how he plans to achieve these goals, he notes that he’s going to be trying “very” aggressively to work with his “creativity and get two records done before the holidays.”
Although he notes that it may be “challenging,” he details that “once I’m in that creative space, though, it usually starts going quick. It’s just getting that wound open again and trying to get that vessel to work, that instrument to work.
“Because when it’s closed off for a while and you’re just being dad, and you’re being the guy who’s trying to set up a new business, and you’re installing new hardwood floors at your house or something — you’re just that dude, right? And you’re not playing the guitar and getting artsy.
“So I’ve gotta shut off that to become this again. Once I get into that open space, then I think I should be able to get a couple of records done this year. So as far as content goes, that’s one of my missions to accomplish in 2020 while the world is rehabbing.”
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Additionally the Godsmack frontman detailed that he’s getting “very close” on having his feature documentary The Paths We Choose ready.
“They’ve been working on this feature documentary about that, and we’re really hoping that’s gonna be wrapped by the end of July and try to find a home for it, whether it’s Netflix or somewhere it has a platform to play it on. So that’s on the plate.”
Although there aren’t any official release dates for either album or the documentary, Godsmack fans should be in for a real treat when it all comes to life.