Godsmack's tribal sun suggests energy and refers to a long history of sun symbolism. The band uses it both as an all-purpose logo and as a component of their cover art.
The use of sun symbols is prehistoric in origin and has held similar connotations throughout many peoples and cultures. Generally speaking, the sun symbol conveys natural power and fertility. It was also used by early religions and societies to suggest the bounty of nature and natural order ruled over by a benign presence. As a fertility symbol, the sun represents masculinity in contrast with the moon, which is frequently used as a feminine symbol. Godsmack's use of the symbol may refer to any or all of these, in addition to emphasizing a connection between the band and tribal peoples.