TAP Exclusive Interview: Sully Erna (New Album Avalon Out Now, Win It Signed!)

Sully Erna’s latest masterpiece, Avalon, was released today on Universal Records. The album 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. The first single off the record, “Sinner’s Prayer,” showcases his evolution in music and firmly defines his unique, new sound. Make sure to grab the album in stores everywhere or on iTunes now!

Sully is best known as the lead singer and main songwriter of the acclaimed rock band Godsmack, whose 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. 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.

We had the chance to chat with Sully recently about his solo album. Check it out below and at the end, read on about how you can win the new CD Avalon signed by Sully!

Why after all these years did it seem like the proper time to release a solo album?
Sully Erna

What’s the meaning of the album title Avalon?
Sully Erna

There’s a little bit of a Middle Eastern feel on your solo album Avalon. Was there anything that you were listening to or reading that influenced the unique sound?

Sully Erna

Were there any new instruments that were difficult for you to learn for this new album?
Sully Erna

Do you think that the style of Avalon will work its way into future Godsmack albums?
Sully Erna

What was your band’s reaction to the news that you were making a solo album?
Sully Erna

Although this record is just coming out, Godsmack has a tour for this fall. Will you be playing an solo shows behind this album?
Sully Erna

It’s a shame you don’t have any immediate plans to perform your solo album live. It’d be really cool to see something so different from you.
Sully Erna

Beyond the scheduled fall tour dates, what are Godsmack’s future plans? Will you be heading back into the studio soon or stay out on the road next year?
Sully Erna

We know that you’re a big Alice in Chains fan. Which album of theirs is your favorite?
Sully Erna

THIS GIVEAWAY IS OVER!

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