Godsmack will unleash its first-ever live album, Live & Inspired, on May 15, 2012.

The album features fierce and furious live renditions of numerous hits from the Massachusetts rockers' five studio albums. The group sounds unchained on rousing performances of "Awake," "Keep Away," "Straight Out of Line," "Whatever," "Voodoo," and "I Stand Alone."

The album will hit shelves and digital retailers while the band is in the midst of its Mass Chaos Tour with Staind and Halestorm. This is the first time that's been captured on CD, and bonus tracks of covers that have "inspired" Godsmack is also going to be included along with it. One of those tracks, a killer version of Joe Walsh's "Rocky Mountain Way," can be heard below.

About the collection, frontman Sully Erna reveals, "Live & Inspired is our way of saying 'Thank you' to all of our fans for believing in us throughout the years, and helping us to become a great live band! Along with this ass-whooping set live from Detroit Rock City, we've also included four cover songs of our favorite hits in the past to show you that, we too, are simply just fans that appreciate nothing more than good old fashion ass-kicking rock 'n' roll! Enjoy!"

In this Noisecreep exclusive, we bring you the exclusive premiere of the cover art for Godsmack's Live & Inspired album!

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Listen to "Rocky Mountain Way" From Godsmack


Alive & Inspired will hit stores on May 15. Catch Godsmack on the Mass Chaos Tour along with Staind and Halestorm:

4/17 New Orleans, LA UNO Lakefront Arena

4/18 Lafayette, LA Cajundome

4/19 Bossier City, LA CenturyLink Center

4/21 Lubbock, TX Lonestar Amphitheatre

4/22 Belton, TX Bell County Expo Center

4/24 Beaumont, TX Ford Park Pavilion

4/25 Laredo, TX Laredo Energy Arena

4/27 Mesa, AZ Quail Run Park

5/1 Corpus Christi, TX Old Concrete Street Amphitheater

5/2 San Antonio, TX Alamodome

5/4 Lexingon, KY Rupp Arena

5/6 Evansville, IN Ford Center

5/8 Fort Wayne, IN Allen County Memorial Coliseum

5/9 Battle Creek, MI Kellogg Arena

5/11 Nashville, TN Bridgestone Arena

5/12 Huntington, WV Big Sandy Superstore Arena

5/13 Binghamton, NY Broome County Veterans Memorial Arena

5/15 Syracuse, NY War Memorial at Oncenter

5/16 Manchester, NH Verizon Wireless Arena

5/18 Bangor, ME Bangor Waterfront Park

5/19 Hartford, CT Comcast Theatre

Watch Mass Chaos Tour 2012 Trailer