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. Set for
release on Universal Records, it hit stores on 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
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", debuted at #! in the U.S., making it
the band's 3rd consecutive #1 debut album on the Billboard 200
- Godsmack IV
- The Oracle
Godsmack's latest single, "Cryin' Like a
Bitch," recently positioned itself at #1 for 7 weeks straight.
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 materpiece, Avalon, features an array of
eclectic compositions unlike anything he has ever written in the
It is an epic body of work that has taken him over 2 years to
compose, record and finally release. It utilizes the hypnotic
sounds of tribal rhythms, melodic pianos and cellos, along with the
haunting vocals of Lisa Guyer as well as the hand percussion of
Niall Gregory from renowned band Dead Can Dance.