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Thu
09
May

Skillet - "Legendary" (Lyric Video)

SKILLET LAUNCHES VICTORIOUS AUGUST 2
Tenth Studio Album Available for Pre-Order Now
“Legendary” to Impact Rock Radio May 20
 
(New York, NY - May 8, 2019) - Every victory merits a theme song, and victory is exactly what multi-platinum, two-time GRAMMY® nominee rockers Skillet hail as they partner with Billboard to announce the soundtrack to triumph on their tenth full-length album, Victorious due August 2nd (Atlantic).  The follow-up to the RIAA Gold-certified Unleashed (their fourth consecutive album to receive either a gold, platinum, or double-platinum certification), the new project continues to propel the band’s position as one of the best-selling rock bands of the 21st century, racking up over 1 billion streams in 2018 alone. Victorious is available for pre-order now with special merchandise packages.
 
“Victorious perfectly describes how the record makes me feel,” affirms lead singer John Cooper. “You wake up, face your own demons every day, and never give in. There’s an introspective side to it. We might’ve commented on the world explicitly on previous albums. This one is about looking inward. Perhaps, it’s because I’ve gotten a little older, and I’ve accepted struggle as part of the journey. When I listen to these songs, I want to fight for my life, I want to fight for who I am, and I want to fight for what I believe in.”
Coupled with the production strides made in the last full-length studio offering, John and wife/guitarist/keyboardist Korey took the reins for the bulk of production on Victorious - a career first.
 
“Unleashed recharged us, and we returned to what we love about writing,” continues John. “It was tight and electronic hard rock. We wanted to keep the sound modern and pull in influences from hip-hop drums and keyboards, while staying riff-y. Victorious started there. Our confidence was sparked by the last record and all of the other projects. We were feeling prolific. We thought, ‘We can produce our own Skillet album.’ It lit a fire. Korey and I have produced in the past, but nothing quite like this. It’s a brand new season.”
 
This season kicks off with the lead rock single “Legendary,” also the album's first instant grat track available today, and impacting Rock radio on May 20. Otherworldly keyboards and wiry, blues-inspired guitar give way to kicking percussion before the song explodes with a hummable hook punctuated by hypnoticharmonies.  Click on the image above to see the lyric video for “Legendary.”
“The lyrics are a call to make your life matter,” Cooper goes on. “You’re realizing you have a chance for your life to count every day. In a sense, we’re all destined to be forgotten, so live the way you want and don’t turn your back on who you are. I drew the sentiment from my own career. We’ve always put our heads down and pushed forward when confronted with adversity.”
 
Skillet's first single for the Christian market, the melodic “Anchor,” will also feature a visualizer/lyric video and be offered as an instant grat on June 14. The track will impact radio on July 19th.  
"I've been privileged to have worked with Skillet for the past 10 years and am constantly blown away by the music that John and Korey Cooper and this band create," Pete Ganbarg, Atlantic Records President of A&R, said. "Every song on 'Victorious' is an example of what has made Skillet such an integral part of contemporary music for the past two decades.  We are thrilled to get to share it with the world."
 
In support of Victorious, Skillet will hit major summer festivals and headline a tour this August joined by Sevendust with special guests Pop Evil and Devour the Day. Full tour schedules and VIP M&G packages and tickets are available here.
The track listing for Victorious is as follows:
1. Legendary
2. You Ain’t Ready
3. Victorious
4. This Is the Kingdom
5. Save Me
6. Rise Up
7. Terrify the Dark
8. Never Going Back
9. Reach
10. Anchor
11. Finish Line
12. Back to Life
 
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Thu
14
Aug

Grammy Nominated Rock Band SKILLET Announce UK Dates

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Two-time Grammy nominated rock band SKILLET announce UK dates, exclaiming "We can't wait to rock out with our fans on our first ever UK headline tour! Our UK fans have been so loyal and have been waiting for this for a long time! We are planning an incredible full length set with all the works. UK here we come!"

Skillet play the Glasgow Garage on 12th October, Wolverhampton Wulfrun Hall on 13th October and London's O2 Islington Academy on 14th October.

Skillet's current album Rise features the singles 'Sick Of It'  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AHzU-9iozmo and 'Not Gonna Die' and follows the band's 2009 blockbuster, Awake, which was certified platinum for sales in excess of one million copies in the U.S. Remarkably, Skillet was the only active rock band to achieve platinum certification last year, and one of only three rock bands (the other two being Mumford & Sons and the Black Keys) to strike platinum that year.

The band maintains momentum with Rise, a gripping coming-of-age narrative that stands as their first concept album'though lead singer/bassist John Cooper says it wasn't premeditated. The album tells the story of a typical American teen coming into adulthood and trying to figure out who he is in a world riddled with problems both within and outside his control.

'The narrative idea happened after we had 10 or 11 of the songs chosen,' he says. 'As we recorded them, we started to realize that there was something going on'that the album was really telling a story. Realizing that, I knew we needed to make it as powerful as we could.'

The result is a wildly ambitious work as heady as it is visceral. Sonically, the disc sees the band expanding their musical palette, integrating natural, acoustic instruments like accordion, mandolin, dulcimer, harp, tympani and bells to their trademark slashing electric guitars, strings, churning synths and pummeling drums.

Skillet (Cooper, guitarist/keyboardist Korey Cooper, drummer/vocalist Jen Ledger and guitarist Seth Morrison) recorded the album in Los Angeles, where they re-teamed with producer Howard Benson (My Chemical Romance, All American Rejects), who helmed Awake.

Awake debuted at No. 2 on Billboard's Top 200 Album Chart and No. 1 on the magazine's Top Modern Rock/Alternative Albums Chart. In addition, the record hit No. 1 on iTunes' Top Album Chart, garnered 3 Billboard Music Awards and spawned four hit singles including the No. 1 Active Rock smash and gold-certified 'Awake & Alive,' the gold-certified "Hero," "It's Not Me It's You" and the platinum-certified "Monster." "Monster" lived up to its name, selling more than a million copies and hitting Top 5 at Active Rock radio (the first in a string of multiple Top 5 active rock hits), while its companion video has generated over 47 million YouTube views. Skillet over the course of the past few years have sold more than two million units in the U.S. alone, racked up more than 150 million YouTube views and amassed a diehard following (dubbed Panheads) whose members number in the millions. Skillet are now set to conquer the UK.

Skillet October tour dates
Sun 12th
        The Garage                              Glasgow
                http://www.ents24.com/glasgow-events/the-garage/skillet/3968433
Mon 13th
        Wulfrun Hall                            Wolverhampton
                http://www.ents24.com/wolverhampton-events/wulfrun-hall/skillet/3963814
Tue 14th
        O2 Islington Academy            London  
                
www.livenation.co.uk or www.ticketmaster.co.uk
 


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