Skillet‘s new album, “Rise”, debuted at No. 4 on the Billboard album chart, selling 60,000 copies in its first week of release. The band’s ninth studio offering also debuted at No. 1 on both the Rock Albums and Christian Albums charts. The disc follows up 2009’s “Awake”, which premiered at a career-high No. 2 for the group and moved 68,000 copies in its first week.
TheRockRevival.com’s Matt Bishop conducted an interview with Skillet frontman John Cooper backstage at Musikfest 2013 on August 4 at PNC Plaza in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. You can now watch the chat below.
“Rise”, the new album fom the two-time Grammy-nominated rock band Skillet, has been released June 25th. The album sold 60,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 4 on The Billboard 200 chart.
The CD’s explosive start was fueled by the success of a four-song rollout at iTunes which saw the first two tracks, “Sick Of It” and “American Noise”, both hit No. 1 on the iTunes Rock Songs chart [and at one point, were No. 1 and 2 on the chart], while the third and fourth-released songs,“Rise” and “Not Gonna Die”, each shot to No. 2. The band has also been building momentum with radio promotion, a social media blitz and festival show performances.