Columbus, Ohio’s own hard rock royalty, The Godz, are poised to make 2013 one of the best years of their almost 30-year career. They have added a new guitarist and drummer to their ranks, and this lineup will record and release a brand new album later this year.
According to a brand new posting on their website, "Eric Moore and The Godz have announced a new lineup for the band. Vinnie Salvatore remains on guitar and occasional bass, along with new guitarist Jeff Westlake from Hydrogyn and drummer John Cardillno from Blackstone - rounded out of course by the one and only Eric Moore on bass, guitars, and lead vocals."
The press release continues: "Immediate plans for The Godz include an extended visit to Ridgeline Studio in Ashland, KY to record a brand new album, which they anticipate to be released later in 2013. This along with a host of other releases to come in the next year make it a great time to be a Godz fan. Steve Dematteo, Terry Evans, and Scott Martin have moved onto other projects and The Godz thank them for doing a great job both on stage and in the studio for 'Last of the Outlaws.'"
The Godz formed in 1976, and only one year later the band was opening for high-profile bands such as Kiss and Cheap Trick. Over the next decade, they released five albums and toured with the likes of Judas Priest, Iggy Pop and Ozzy Osbourne. Since the late 1980s, however, The Godz have only been sporadically active. However, they seemed to have found their second wind lately, and have been recording and touring consistently since 2009.