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Godsmack: Very influenced by “Alice in Chains”

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Godsmack is a hard rock group from Boston, MA. It is composed by Sully Erna who is the singer, Robbie Merrill in the bass, Tony Rombola who plays the guitar and is also the backing vocalist and Shannon Larkin responsible for make the drums sound. On an interview made in the MTV channel the members of Godsmack said that they were very influenced by the rock band Alice in Chains. Many people say that due to that influence they obtained their band’s name because one of the songs of Alice is called “God Smack” which is in the album “Dirt”.

The guys of Godsmack also said that they are influenced by other bands like Aerosmith, Led Zeppelin, Black Sabbath and Rush and they also said that the name of their band is not because the song of Alice. It is for another fact that occurred a long time ago in a practice.

In the year 1998 Godsmack released two discs; the first entitled “All Wound Up” and then “Godsmack”. Two years later they launched “Awake” which has the song “Vampires” that received a Grammy nomination in the category of Best Rock Instrumental Performance in the year 2002. The next year they launched their fourth record which was called “Faceless”. During the year 2004 the guys of Godsmack were opening the concerts of Metallica and in the same year they released their third disc named “The Other Side”.

This year Godsmack is releasing their latest album baptized “IV”. The band has also launched one live DVD called “Changes” and another live cut which is only available online.

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