Godsmack and Rob Zombie Overtake Erie Insurance Arena

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Wednesday, September 30th, 2015 at 1:15 PM
Godsmack and Rob Zombie Overtake Erie Insurance Arena by Matt Swanseger
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Thursday, Oct. 8

Suffering the adverse effects of low testosterone? Has the tameness of daily life been interfering with a primal urge to flail as if being descended on by swarms of stinging, biting insects? Does a frustration with the humdrum have you clenching your fists?

Channel your aggression the right way by punching your ticket to see veteran rockers Godsmack and Rob Zombie play Erie Insurance Arena. Collectively, the bands have sold over 35 million records as they tour in support of their sixth albums.

Zombie, former frontman of White Zombie, released his fifth (and easily best-titled) studio album Venomous Rat Regeneration Vendor in 2013 and plans on unleashing his sixth later this year.

If you haven’t dusted off your copy of The Scorpion King soundtrack lately, which produced the 2002 Godsmack hit “I Stand Alone,” or haven’t otherwise paid attention to these groups since your angsty pubescence, fear not – they remain faithful to their original sounds. Zombie’s Venomous contains all the industrial beats, schlocky B-movie lyrics, and headbanging riffs (courtesy of shreditor-in-chief John 5) that made Hellbilly Deluxe a 1998 hit. Godsmack’s 2014 release, 1000 HP, adheres to the nu-metal/post-grunge formula that drew comparisons to Alice In Chains on their self-titled debut. 

— Matt Swanseger

7 p.m. // Erie Insurance Arena, 809 French St. // 452.4857 // erieevents.com

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