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Godsmack Back at Ocean Way

Dave Fortman recently returned to Ocean Way for overdubs and the mix for "1000HP," the new album from Godsmack.

In Ocean Way’s Studio D: Wesley Seidman, Jeremy Parker, Dave Fortman and Sully Ema. Photo by David Goggin.
Hollywood, CA (June 24, 2014)—Dave Fortman recently returned to Ocean Way for overdubs and the mix for 1000HP, the new album from Godsmack.

Fortman, a producer and engineer whose credits include Evanescence, Slipknot and Watership Down, was joined in the Neve 88R-equipped Studio D by Godsmack founder and frontman Sully Ema, Pro Tools programmer Jeremy Parker and Ocean Way engineer Wesley Seidman.

Fortman previously worked in Studio D on the multiplatinum Evanescence album, The Open Door. “I love the studio,” says Fortman. “I came back to get that unique sound for this new Godsmack record and we really nailed it and had a great time.”

“The Neve 88R at Ocean Way has great color and that great Neve low end like an 80 series old-school console, but with the brightness of a modern desk,” adds Fortman. “This is an amazing studio, excellent sounding room, and a great desk with a unique, original sound.”

The hard rock/alternative metal band Godsmack formed in 1995 in Lawrence, MA and is composed of founder, frontman and songwriter Sully Ema, guitarist Tony Rombola, bassist Robbie Merrill, and drummer Shannon Larkin. The band has had three consecutive #1 albums on the Billboard 200 and 20 top-10 rock radio hits, including 15 songs in the top five, a record number of top-10 singles by a rock artist.

Godsmack has sold over 20 million records and its new album will be released August 5 on Republic/Universal records.

Ocean Way Recording