Godsmack Drummer And Guitarist Revive Side Project


Godsmack drummer Shannon Larkin and guitarist Tony Rombola have resurrected their defunct side project, The Apocalypse Blues Revue, calling the new band The Apocalypse Blues Revival. Now fronted by singer Shane Hall, the new outfit will release its first song within the next week.

The Apocalypse Blues Revue released two albums, including last year's The Shape Of Blues To Come, before former singer Ray "Rafer John" Cerbone announced the act's break-up due to scheduling conflicts.

Larkin wrote online, "I think it's evident from the first to the second record my path was changing. So with no record deal and no pressure from labels, management, etc. I wrote a bunch of new tunes with Tony and realized it was a different band, and I wanted a different approach and voice for the new material."

Hall has been Larkin's drum tech for the better part of 20 years and previously played with him and Rombola in a funk band. Larkin remarked, "We did it for fun for many years, recording over 30 songs together (never released one song or did one show!) . . . (Hall) loves and grew up on all the same music as me, and has a style and flair that is undeniable."

Godsmack is on the road all summer, next playing this Friday (July 12th) at the Inkcarceration Tattoo And Music Festival in Mansfield, Ohio.