Even prior to unleashing its third full-length album, FACELESS, the multi-platinum hard-rock group Godsmack had 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.