Godsmack is an American Hard Rock/Alternative Metal band from Lawrence, Massachusetts, formed in 1996. The band comprises founder, frontman and songwriter Sully Erna, guitarist Tony Rombola, bassist Robbie Merrill and drummer Shannon Larkin. Since its formation, Godsmack has released four studio albums, one EP, four DVDs, and one greatest hits collection. Godsmack have played afront millions of live fans, and conducted worldwide headlining arena tours, including a world tour in support of Metallica in 2004, and are seen to be one of the best live performers of the current generation.
Godsmack has sold over 10 million albums in the United States and nearly three million record sales worldwide, as of late 2008. Including over 2 million singles sales worldwide, having three gold singles in The United States. The band has had two consecutive number one albums (Faceless and IV) on the Billboard 200. They have had a record-breaking fifteen top ten mainstream rock singles, a debut album selling over five million copies in just two years and have also been nominated for three Grammy Awards. The band has sold over 18 million albums, singles, DVD's and compilation CD's, making them one of the most successful modern rock bands.