GODSMACK‘s first all-new single since 2011, “1000hp” (One Thousand Horsepower), arrived at rock radio stations on Monday (June 9) and can now be streamed in the YouTube clip below. Singer Sully Erna told The Pulse Of Radio that his original title for the song took things to the next level. “Actually, the original title I wanted to put on the song was ‘100,000 Horsepower’,” he said. “But unfortunately, rhythmically, it was too many syllables and I couldn’t make it fit the way I wanted to creatively, so I trimmed it back to ‘1000 Horsepower’, which is still pretty fuckin’ powerful, by the way.”
“1000hp” is taken from the album of the same name, which comes out on August 5.
The band’s sixth studio effort will follow up 2010’s “The Oracle” and follows a two-year hiatus.
The “1000hp” digital single will be made available on June 10.