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Five Finger Death Punch Announce Off Dates
September 10, 2010
Five Finger Death Punch announces a number of special headlining shows. See below or visit www.fivefingerdeathpunch.com to view all tour dates. Tickets for 5FDP's headlining shows go on sale Saturday, September 11th to the general public - however, the fan club pre-sales began Thursday, September 9th at 3pm Local. As an added bonus, the first 50 people to buy pre-sale tickets to the headlining shows get early entry to the venue at no additional cost.

Five Finger Death Punch
w/ Godsmack:
10/01 - Mobile, AL- Bayfest
10/02 - Simpsonville, SC WTPT Festival @ Charter Amphitheatre
10/03 - Columbia, MD Merriweather- Post Pavillion (FFDP, Drowning Pool start support)
10/05 - New York, NY - Hammerstein Ballroom
10/06 - Camden, NJ - Susquehanna Center
10/08 - Lowell, MA - Tsongas
10/09 - Uncasville, CT - Mohegan Sun Arena
10/10 - Bangor, ME - Waterfront Park
10/12 - Buffalo, NY - Rapids Theatre*
10/13 - Wilkes-Barre, PA - Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza
10/15 - Chicago, IL - UIC Pavilion
10/16 - Detroit, MI - Fox Theater
10/17 - Cincinnati, OH - PNC Pavilion at Riverbend
10/19 - St. Paul, MN - Roy Wilkins Auditorium
10/20 - St. Charles, MO - Family Arena
10/22 - Milwaukee, WI - The Rave*
10/24 - Tulsa, OK - Cain's Ballroom*
10/26 - Rio Rancho, NM - Santa Ana Star Center
10/27 - Broomfield, CO - 1st Bank Center
10/30 - Phoenix, AZ - Memorial Coliseum at Arizona State Fair
11/04 - Los Angeles, CA - Nokia Theater L.A. Live
11/05 - Tucson, AZ - Rialto Theatre*

* = FFDP Headline Show
More dates TBA
 
 
 
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Stream 'The Oracle', Enter To Win Autographed Guitar
May 10, 2010
'The Oracle', Godsmack's brand new album, can now be heard for free right here! Head to http://www.godsmackonline.com/twitter and for one tweet, you can listen to the entire album. Not only is Godsmack streaming the entire album FREE for just one tweet, but when you tweet you are automatically entered to win an autographed guitar! Check out the contest details at the link above.

Just released on May 4th, 'The Oracle', is on track to become this week's #1 album on Billboard's Top 200 chart. Grab your copy in stores or on iTunes now.

For more information visit www.Godsmack.com.
 
 
 
 
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Godsmack: Behind The Scenes Of 'Cryin Like A Bitch'
May 6, 2010
Godsmack are giving fans two chances to go behind the scenes with them. The legendary rockers take fans inside the official music video shoot for their single, "Cryin' Like A Bitch," as well as an exclusive look into the photo shoot for their recently released album, 'The Oracle'. Prepare yourself for a little tension between Sully & Tony, but see how the "brothers" work it all out in the end.

Released this past Tuesday, 'The Oracle' is expected to take Godsmack to the top of the Billboard 200 chart in its first week! Get your copy on iTunes or in stores now, and for more information visit www.godsmack.com.
 
 
 
 
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Godsmack Performs Live On Jay Leno
May 6, 2010
Multi-platinum selling artist Godsmack has released their ninth studio album featuring the loud and aggressive lead single "Cryin' Like A Bitch." 'The Oracle' builds on a number of the band's influences including Alice In Chains, Black Sabbath, and Led Zeppelin. With two consecutive #1 records, 'Faceless' and 'V', and highly recognizable producer Dave Fortman (Mudvayne, Slipknot, Evanescence) on board, this is one CD that you will not want to miss.

In other news, Godsmack stopped by The Tonight Show with Jay Leno to perform their latest hit "Cryin' Like A Bitch." You can watch the show in its entirety at www.NBC.com or skip to the 38:25 mark to see Godsmack give the crowd a hard rocking performance.

Pick up 'The Oracle' on iTunes now and visit Godsmack's official YouTube page to get an inside look on how the record came together.
 
 
 
 
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Godsmack Unleash 'The Oracle', Post Webisode 7 Online
May 6, 2010
Godsmack released their first studio album in four years earlier this week. The groups highly awaited album, 'The Oracle', includes the hard rocking and energetic lead single "Cryin' Like A Bitch" as well as the recently released "Saints and Sinners." To further build anticipation for 'The Oracle', Godsmack has unveiled the next episode from The Making Of series. The band continues to give fans a deeper look into the recording process and invites them to hear new tracks off of the follow up to 2006's 'IV'. The complete series, along with the official music video for "Cryin' Like A Bitch," can be found on Godsmack's official YouTube channel.

In other news, Godsmack is giving fans another opportunity to hear another track off 'The Oracle'. Head over to http://www.godsmackonline.com/twitter/ and in exchange for a single tweet, you can stream Godsmack's rocking new song "Saints and Sinners."

For more information visit www.Godsmack.com and pick up the band's new studio album, 'The Oracle', available online and in-stores now.
 
 
 
 
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Biography
HOME TOWN: Boston, Ma
MEMBERS:
Sully Erna - vocals
Tony Rambola - guitar
Robbie Merrill - bass
Shannon Larkin - drums

On the brink of unleashing its third full-length album, FACELESS, the multi-platinum hard-rock group GODSMACK has already achieved more than most bands could ever dream of.The Boston-based group's 1998 self-titled debut has sold four-million copies, propelled by the riff-tastic sorcery of runaway hits such as "Bad Religion," "Whatever" and "Keep Away."It's critically acclaimed follow-up, AWAKE -- fittingly released by the scary-flick aficionados on Halloween 2000--has thus far shipped nearly three-million units. That album's title track dominated radio request lines and broke chart records throughout 2000 and 2001. Another track from the album, "Vampires," was nominated in the Best Instrumental category at the 2001 Grammy Awards.In 2002, GODSMACK mainman Sully Erna was tapped by The Rock himself to A&R the soundtrack to The Scorpion King, the third installment in The Mummy saga. The song that GODSMACK itself contributed lived up to its title: "I Stand Alone" was the No. 1 single at rock radio formats and the most played Active Rock track in 2002. This track garnered two Grammy nominations for Best Hard Rock Performance and Best Rock Song for the 2003 Grammy Awards.The band closed out its promotional cycle for AWAKE with a victory lap of sorts: well-attended arena tour on which they finally brought to life the over-the-top gothic staging the band members had always envisioned. GODSMACK's real triumph was visible nightly from the stage when the band's high-on-fire pyrotechnics illuminated arenas across the world. Crowds would explode with applause when guitarist Tony Rombola and bassist Robbie Merrill kicked off their dark, churning super-riffs. And if you were to scan the arena during any one of those GODSMACK performances, the band's true feat quickly came into focus. The quartet holds sway over a pan-generational audience of male and female hard-rock fans--not fickle trend-hoppers.On this U.S. tour the band showed their patriotic side when, post 9/11, they donated 100% of the sales of their merch and portions of the venues' ticket sales to The Solidarity Foundation, an organization benefiting the widows and orphans of New York City firefighters and policemen.Sure, Erna has copped to a fascination with white magick. But that isn't how the band conjured its success. Through the monolithic power of its tune-age, and a dedication to fans via the road, GODSMACK has inherited the love and respect generally accorded metal mainstays such as Black Sabbath, Metallica and Pantera. Of course, the band didn't become the next link in that chain overnight.GODSMACK's earlier lineup solidified when Rombola joined in 1995 . His pitch-black riffage perfectly complemented Erna's lion's roar of a voice. After honing its sound and songs on the club circuit, the band demoed an album's worth of tracks with local producer-on-the-rise Andrew "Mudrock" Murdock. The cost: $2500. The result: fame.A Boston radio station put a few of the band's tracks into rotation. Listener response was instantaneous. Soon, a local record chain was selling 1000 copies per week of the band's self-released disc. Major labels took note. Shortly thereafter, Rombola and Erna were able to quit their day jobs in carpentry and collections, respectively.Universal/Republic ultimately won the bidding war for GODSMACK, and released a re-mastered version of the self-titled debut in summer 1998. Those above-noted sales figures and accolades followed only after the band toured relentlessly, including wildly received stints on Ozzfest, as well as on Woodstock ྟ.Now, in 2003, GODSMACK is ready for round three: FACELESS. With the aid of veteran producer David Bottrill (Tool, King Crimson) and new drummer Shannon Larkin (formerly of agit-rockers Amen), GODSMACK has evolved its sound in surprising new ways, while retaining its unmistakable power and vision. As Erna puts it, GODSMACK is ready once again to "kick a new ass in this planet." Remain on heightened alert, planet.