by; corie vandevander
Godsmack is an American alternative metal band from Lawrence, Massachusetts formed in 1995. The band is composed of founder, front man and songwriter sully Erna, guitarist Tony Rambolla, bassist Robbie marrill, and drummer Shannon larkin. Since its formation, God smack has released five studio albums, one EP (other side), four DVDs, one compilation album (good times bad times ....ten year and one live) album (live inspired) .
he band has had three consecutive number-one albums (Faceless IV, and The Oracle) on the Billboard 200. The band also has 20 top ten rock radio hits, including 15 songs in the top five, a record number of top ten singles by a rock artist.
Since its inception, Godsmack has toured on Ozzfest on more than one occasion, and has toured with many other large tours and festivals, including supporting its albums with its own arena tours. Godsmack has sold over 20 million records in just over a decade, yet despite the decline of album sales in recent years, they have proven to be one of the highest-grossing artists in the United States.