Sully Erna, best known as singer and main songwriter of acclaimed rock band Godsmack, is branching out from his rock roots this year with his debut solo album, Avalon, which is set for release on Universal Records September 14th, 2010. Already a proven commodity as the front man of one of today’s most successful and powerful rock bands, Erna is also a successful producer, multi-instrumentalist and soundtrack creator.
Born and raised in the suburbs of Boston Massachusetts, Erna has been a musician since the tender age of 3 and a half years old, where he began his journey as a drummer.
Since then, Sully Erna has reaped a myriad of accolades, including several industry records such as:
• Godsmack’s latest release, titled The Oracle, has just debuted at #1 in the U.S., making it the band’s 3rd consecutive #1 debut album on the Billboard 200 charts —
o Faceless (2003)
o Godsmack IV (2006)
o The Oracle (2010)
• Godsmack’s latest single, “Cryin’ Like a Bitch,” recently positioned itself at #1 for 9 weeks straight, and is the group’s sixth #1 track to land on Active Rock radio charts, as well as the band’s 18th Top 10 single overall — more than any other band in Active Rock history.
• With Godsmack, Erna has sold more than 15 million albums worldwide. He was awarded “Rock Artist of the Year” at the Billboard Music Awards, and has received four Grammy nominations.
• Godsmack’s self-titled 1998 debut went quadruple-platinum, while five of the band’s albums and EPs have achieved gold or platinum status in the U.S. and Canada.
Sully Erna’s latest masterpiece, Avalon, features an array of eclectic compositions unlike anything he has ever written in the past, an epic body of work that has taken him over 2 years to compose, record and finally release, utilizing the hypnotic sounds of tribal rhythms, melodic pianos and cellos, and haunting vocals. Avalon also features the accompanying vocals of Lisa Guyer, as well as the hand percussion of Niall Gregory from renowned band Dead Can Dance.