Mar 122017
 

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. Continue reading »

Feb 142017
 

Skillet recently filmed a video for the song ‘Back From The Dead’ from the band’s latest album, “Unleashed”, which came out last August via Atlantic.

Skilllet‘s John Cooper told Q103‘s Candace about the track and the video: “‘Back From The Dead’ was kind of funny. I wrote the song because when our last record came out, there was all this [talk about how] ‘Rock is dead,’ ‘It’s never coming back,’ ‘Nobody’s ever gonna like rock music again.’ And for people like you and me who make our living doing rock music, it’s annoying. And for people who come to see rock shows, they know it’s not even true. It’s ridiculous. So it was getting entirely annoying to me.”

He continued: “I was talking to a promoter of a concert. And this promoter kept… He was just [going] on and on about this new alternative band and the way music is going. And he was, like, ‘You really need to… You can add some things to your set that would be more like this band.’ So finally I said… I’d never heard of the band, which is not a good sign. And I said, ‘Well, how many seats did you sell?’ And he goes, ‘Well, we sold out.’ And I said, ‘Okay. How big was the venue?’ And he [goes], ‘It only held four hundred.’ We had two thousand people at the show [we were playing]. And I was, like, ‘Maybe they need to do things like me. Shut up.’ So I wrote a song about it called ‘Back From The Dead’, and it’s a little bit of a ‘screw you’ to everybody that’s saying [rock is dead].” Continue reading »

Jul 092016
 

skillet-2016‘Back From The Dead’, a brand new song from Skillet, can be streamed below. The track is taken from the band’s forthcoming album, “Unleashed”, which will be released on August 5 via Atlantic. The 12-track follow-up to 2013’s “Rise”, a year in the making, is currently available for pre-order via all digital retailers, including iTunes and Amazon.

From the bombastic opening riff of ‘Feel Invincible’ to the memorable closing of the album finale ‘The Resistance’, it is clear the band has created an album that lets their music speak loudest, while still delivering some of their most personal and heartfelt collections of songs to date.

“I wanted to make an album that could make people feel the music,” said Skillet frontman John Cooper. “I always aim to write songs to which people can relate, but this time I wanted to see not only how the songs would connect lyrically, but also how they’d connect musically.” Continue reading »