It’s all hand drumming and has beautiful melodies. This is a very visual record, so for sure the visuals will come. ", " Sinner's Prayer: Sully Erna: MP3 Downloads", " Review: Sully Erna - Avalon", "Reflections of Darkness - a dark music webzine - Sully Erna - Avalon", "Godsmack frontman Sully Erna debuts solo album Avalon", "Sully Erna's 'Avalon' Cracks U.S. Top 25Review", Sully Erna's Avalon: myth, mist or must? I don't know when I'm gonna kind of unleash something like that, and I don't know really what it's gonna be yet. [8], In order to promote his solo album, Sully Erna has taken a different approach to getting his new music heard, stating "What we’re doing right now is just speaking with a lot of different film companies to see what movies are coming out this year and next year and trying to attach some of the songs to that. "[5], In March 2009, It was reported that Sully Erna has finished recording his first solo album, entitled Avalon. Connect your Spotify account to your account and scrobble everything you listen to, from any Spotify app on any device or platform. Let us know what you think of the website. "7 Years Lyrics." Lawrence, Essex County, Massachusetts, United States. Erna goes on to explain that the album was recorded with instruments such as hand drums, cellos, flutes and piano, making it very different from his signature sound with Godsmack. "[3], While other Godsmack members were busy with their side project, Another Animal, it was reported by The Pulse of Radio that Sully Erna has officially launched his solo tour. [2] Erna described Avalon as his best work to date, stating "I truly believe that this is my best work to date. (1 fan), Salvatore Paul "Sully" Erna (born February 7, 1968), is an American vocalist and primary songwriter for the American heavy metal band, Godsmack. [13], Avalon was released on September 14, 2010 through Universal Records.[1]. The tour started on May 1, 2008, and ended on August 1, 2008. We're getting along wonderfully, and there's no problems whatsoever. We all know this is an entity we can't just shut down; it's gonna continue to go, and everybody's just kinda doing something on the side that's...a little different than what we'd do from Godsmack. Avalon also features the accompanying vocals of Lisa Guyer, as well as the hand percussion of Niall Gregory from renowned band Dead Can Dance. Born In. 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. Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License. [22], Sample of "Sinner's Prayer". [2], In October 2006, Launch Radio Networks reported that Sully Erna has started working on his solo album. Universal Records sent the song to U.S. radio on August 3, 2010. The song is about experiencing visions and feelings you get under meditation. Let us know what you think of the website. Salvatore Paul "Sully" Erna (born February 7, 1968), is an American vocalist and primary songwriter for the American heavy metal band, Godsmack. According to Erna, Avalon is a combination of work that took him almost seven years to complete.   [11] The song became available as a digital download on August 3, 2010. According to Sully Erna, the album was named after one of the songs on the album, entitled "Avalon", because it encompasses the album as a whole, stating: If someone asked me if there was one song that could define our sound that’s the song I’d pick. I just think it’s a really beautiful song, it’s very smooth and seamless. A music video of the song featuring Sully Erna's solo band members performing the song was released on September 15, 2010. Think you know music? Don't be surprised if it triggers some deep emotions within you based on your own life situations. FAVORITE (1 fan) Sully Erna. 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. In further describing the album's sound, Sully Erna posted a message on the band official forums, stating: This is a series of beautifully arranged compositions that I have created over many years. Upon its release, Avalon received unanimously positive reviews from music critics. STANDS4 LLC, 2020. Some compositions are newer, written with the help of my solo band mates. Get instant explanation for any lyrics that hits you anywhere on the web! [4], During 2008, many people questioned the future of Godsmack, and rumors began swirling. "[7] When interviewed by, Erna described the sound of his upcoming solo album as being very Native American tribal rhythms, stating "It's gonna be very Native American tribal rhythms mixed with these Middle Eastern bluesy kind of vocals. Erna is also a guitarist and drummer, performing these both on albums and during live shows. Leave feedback. Official website of Sully Erna. Erna described Avalon as his best work to date, stating "I truly believe that this is my best work to date. Avalon is the first solo studio album by American rock musician Sully Erna, released on September 14, 2010. He is also a harmonica player, percussionist and pianist, performing these on albums and at live shows. It’s just a little bit of everything – Lisa sings great on that song and it’s just one of those songs I’d reference as haunting and hypnotic. .. and not for any expectations about how big the hit may be or if it's gonna make it on the radio."[5]. FAVORITE [9] A few months later, however, Erna stated that the song won't be featured in that movie because Stallone changed the scene the song was attached to. [1] Avalon is a combination of work that took Sully Erna almost seven years to complete. Request Sinner's Prayer on the radio and help me make Avalon a great success. Already a proven commodity as the frontman of one of today’s most successful and powerful rock bands, Erna is also a successful producer, multi-instrumentalist and soundtrack creator. Feel free to contribute! Both songs are not featured on any known Godsmack album or compilation. He was ranked 47th in the Top 100 Heavy Metal Vocalists by Hit Parader. "If I could ask one simple favor of all of you, I would ask for you to please pass this music on to as many people as you can. 12, 2010 – | Motley Crue News at Rockzilla", "FMQB: Radio Industry News, Music Industry Updates, Arbitron Ratings, Music News and more! Others have been shelved over time waiting for the right moment to be released. During the tour, Erna performed "Eyes of a Child", and "Until Then". [6], The album features Lisa Guyer who had performed backing vocals for the song "Hollow" on Godsmack's previous album, classically trained cellist Irina Chirkova, and percussionist Niall Gregory of Dead Can Dance.[6]. 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. Spread the word that there is a great new record out, and if they don't have it yet, they are missing out on a real musical experience. [10], "Sinner's Prayer" featuring singer Lisa Guyer is the lead single from the album. The album debuted at number twenty-four on the US Billboard 200 chart with first-week sales of nearly 14,000 copies. "[7], On September 25, Sully Erna told the Artisan News Service in a video interview that he was approached to record "Sinner's Prayer" for 2010's Sylvester Stallone film "The Expendables", which will also feature Jason Statham, Jet Li, Mickey Rourke and Randy Couture. Get instant explanation for any acronym or abbreviation that hits you anywhere on the web!   But, you know, we do want to venture out a little bit and just do some side stuff. I'm more proud of this record than any other music I have ever recorded." Sully Erna put those rumors to rest, stating "The band's in great shape.