When Legends Rise

Album: When Legends Rise (2018)

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  • The title track of When Legends Rise, it was writing this song that helped define the album. "I kind of struggled to find the content about the new direction I'm gonna write in, but when I wrote 'Legends' it really became the theme that runs through this record," Godsmack frontman Sully Erna told Noisecreep. "The music on this album is a reflection of where we're at in our lives."
  • Sully Erna explained to Meltdown of Detroit's WRIF radio station why "When Legends Rise" was used as the album title:

    "Well, it just made sense [as the album title], because as I was kind of thinking about what lyrical content I was gonna use on this record... I mean, if anybody knows me right now, they know that I never write fictional stories; I usually write about something that affected me on an emotional level somehow - good or bad. And a couple of years ago, I went through a real transition where I eliminated a lot of people and negative things from my life that were there for the wrong reasons, and it just kind of opened up a can of worms for me to flush out everything that was a bit negative and rebuild.

    And 'Legends' is about that - it's just about kind of burning it down to the ground and rebuilding it one step at a time and reaching inside yourself to find the inner strength to rise above. So the whole theme that runs through the record is kind of along those lines, about just rebirth."

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