Boston celebrates ‘Godsmack Day’

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On the release of their sixth album, 1000hp, Boston honored hometown rockers Godsmack on Tuesday. In recognition of the band’s Boston roots and longtime success in the music industry, Mayor Martin J. Walsh declared August 6 “Godsmack Day” in the city and as part of the festivities, the band was on hand to sign copies of their new album at Newbury Comics in Faneuil Hall.

The Mayor, a longtime supporter of the arts and local music, spoke of the band’s rise to fame from their humble roots to one of the biggest rock bands in the country. Frontman Sully Erna spoke on behalf of the band and boasted, “this is an extremely proud day for our band”. He then gifted the Mayor with an official “617” Godsmack tour jacket, which the mayor proudly wore. The ceremony was hosted by WAAF, who were the first radio station to play Godsmack.

1000hp, Godsmack’s sixth studio effort and first since 2010’s The Oracle, was recorded in Boston. Co-produced by Erna and Dave Fortman, its title track also serves as its lead single.

For more on the event, check out the video from WAAF below.

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