Turning To Stone

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  • Godsmack drummer Shannon Larkin and guitarist Tony Rombola originally wrote this song down at their Florida HQ, before frontman Sully Erna added some finishing touches. Larkin recalled to Artist Direct: "When Sully came down here, I was playing the drum beat I had off a ride cymbal. He was like, 'Dude, I want to create space.' He wrote the drum beat that ended up being the verse to that. It's really tribal. He's very good at the hand drums and tribal sounds. He heard this beat, and I thought, 'Oh my God, I never would've thought of that.'"

    "After we played it a bunch of times at pre-production up in Boston, it came together," Larkin continued. "It created a lot of space. It's different. It has a 'Voodoo' vibe to it. Shout out to my boy Sully Erna! He took a song Tony and I had written, put his stamp on it, and made it sound like this cool, dark Godsmack song."

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