Godsmack is a band from Lawrence, Massachusetts which was formed in 1995. The band is composed of Sully Erna (founder, frontman and songwriter), Tony Rombola (guitarist), Robbie Merrill (bassist) and Shannon Larkin (drummer). Since its formation, Godsmack has released six studio albums, one EP (The Other Side), four DVDs, one compilation album (Good Times, Bad Times… Ten Years of Godsmack), and one live album (Live and Inspired).
Godsmack has been described as nu metal, heavy metal, post-grunge, hard rock, and alternative metal. According to the band their main influences include Aerosmith, Alice in Chains, Black Sabbath, Led Zeppelin, Metallica, Pantera and Rush according to Erna, Larkin, and Rombola.