Skillet’s ‘Back From the Dead’ serves as the musical backdrop for Marvel Comics’ latest comic book series, Monsters Unleashed!, trailer. The track, which is top 20 on the Active Rock Building, Active Rock Rolling and Active Rock Published Charts, is found on their chart-topping album Unleashed. Frontman & lifelong Marvel fan John Cooper, alongside his bandmates were featured on “This Week in Marvel” podcast, recorded at Marvel’s Headquarters in New York City.
Masterfully mixing animated comics with in-depth narration and commentary, the new video series from Marvel is designed to present a whole new audience to the world of Marvel’s gargantuan monsters, timed with the debut of the brand new comic book series Monsters Unleashed!, available now in all local comic retailers. As the cataclysm of Monsters Unleashed! continues to unfold, new videos will be released monthly to educate new and old fans about the monsters of the Marvel Universe and the Monsters Unleashed! series through commentary and motion graphics, as well as an energetic score from some of the world’s biggest musical acts.
Marvel Comics’ Editor In Chief Axel Alonso tells Billboard, “Monsters Unleashed! is what Marvel does best: a gigantic, bombastic battle for the fate of the world. With its kinetic, hard-hitting sound, Skillet’s ‘Back From the Dead’ is the perfect accompaniment for a story that pits the world’s biggest superheroes against skyscraper-size monsters.”
Skillet released an acoustic version of ‘Stars,’ their chart-topping Christian Hot AC single, as part of The Shack: Music From And Inspired By The Original Motion Picture. The acoustic music video made for the film and accompanying soundtrack resonated, already being viewed on YouTube over 3.1 million times. The group was also nominated for a fan-fueled K-LOVE Fan Award in the “Group/Duo of the Year” category. Voting opens May 1 with the awards taking place on May 28 at Nashville’s iconic Grand Ole Opry. Watch the video here.
February and March has found the Grammy® nominated rockers traversing coast to coast headlining the “Unleashed Tour 2017” with sold-out dates around the country. Skillet will be joining Korn for the second half of their “The Serenity of Summer” tour this coming July and August.
Skillet kicked off a new round of tour dates on February 8 in Clifton Park, New York, featuring support from Sick Puppies and Devour The Day. Remaining dates are listed below.
Skillet‘s latest album “Unleashed” has been released In Aug. 2016 through Atlanticdebuted at No. 3 on the Billboard 200 album chart and has sold more than 160,000 copies in the United States.
“Unleashed” marked Skillet‘s third visit to the survey’s Top 10, following the No. 2 debut of “Awake” in 2009 and the No. 4 landing of “Rise” in 2013. “Unleashed” also entered the Top Christian Albums chart at No. 1.
Our review of “Unleashed” can be found here.
March 16th – El Paso, TX – Tricky Falls *
March 17th – Albuquerque, NM – El Rey Theater *
March 18th – Denver, CO – Summit Music Hall #
March 22nd – Corpus Christi, TX – Concrete Street Amphitheater *
March 23rd – Houston, TX – House of Blues *
March 24th – Little Rock, AR – Metroplex *
* Skillet, Sick Puppies, Devour The Day
# Skillet, Devour The Day
Mar 25 Miami Dade County Fair Miami, FL
Apr 22 Fiesta Oyster Bake Festival, San Antonio, TX
May 07 Carolina Rebellion Concord, NC
May 19 Rock on the Range Columbus, OH
May 19 Peoria Riverfront Peoria, IL
May 21 Iroquois Amphitheatre Louisville, KY
May 26 Rocklahoma Pryor, OK
Jun 10 Rock the Park Charlotte, NC
Jun 11 The Bear’s Big Growl 6 South Bend, IN
Jun 15 Burlington Steamboat Days Burlington, IA
Jun 16 Loudwire Live Flint, MI
Jun 17 Wonder Jam Vaughan, Canada
Jun 22 SpiritSong Kings Island, OH
Jun 23 Lakes Jam Brainerd, MN
Jun 24 KingsFest Doswell, VA
Jul 01 Creation Festival Northeast Shirleysburg, PA
Jul 07 Lifest 2017 Oshkosh, WI
Jul 15 Creation Festival Northwest Kennewick, WA
Jul 22 Rise Above Fest 2017 Bangor, ME
“The Serenity of Summer” (w/ Korn)
Jul 19 Serenity of Summer Tour, Syracuse, NY
Jul 20 Serenity of Summer Tour, Mansfield, MA
Jul 23 Serenity of Summer Tour, Hartford, CT
Jul 25 Serenity of Summer Tour, Toronto, Canada
Jul 26 Serenity of Summer Tour, Camden, NJ
Jul 27 Serenity of Summer Tour, Holmdel, NJ
Aug 01 Serenity of Summer Tour, Cincinnati, OH
Aug 02 Serenity of Summer Tour, Cuyahoga Falls, OH