Australian Edition Includes Bonus Track, "Life Is Good!" Since the release of their self-titled debut in 1998, Boston hard rock quartet Godsmack have notched up a remarkable set of facts 'n' stats in the US and beyond: these include 4 Grammy nominations, 4 Platinum Awards, 20 million records sold, 3 consecutive US #1 albums, unmatched airplay records at radio, and many more. In fact, few bands have so consistently and successfully championed the cause of hard rock as Godsmack. Now, in 2014, The 'Smack are back with both a new single, "1000hp", plus a rekindled desire to take their signature sound to the international arena, with the single a potent point of attack on their new studio album of the same name. "I think you can hear a real hunger in the sound," says frontman Sully Erna. "We're all pretty fired up at the moment, and that extends to taking our music overseas. It's time to give some real focus to our touring activities outside of North America, and we think this new single will make our intentions clear. It's one for the fans, and that means our fans everywhere." '1000hp' sees Godsmack in fifth gear right from the start – a raw, thrashy, punked-up call-to-arms that documents the band's journey from the Boston clubs, promoting a debut album recorded over a weekend for $2600, to the arenas of the world. Produced & mixed by Dave Fortnam (Slipknot, Evanescene, etc) working closely with Erna, '1000hp' was recorded in Godsmack's new HQ just 30 minutes from the heart of Boston, and the band's calling-card weight, groove, power and spiritual tone are in evidence throughout, tempered here and there by more reflective moments, and – in certain cases – something of a new drift.