Aug 202019
 

Behind-the-scenes footage from the making of the music video for Skilet‘s new single, “Legendary”, can be seen below. The song is taken from the two-time Grammy nominees’ tenth full-length album, “Victorious”, which was released on August 2 via Atlantic.

Skillet frontman John Cooper told Billboard about ‘Legendary’: “‘Legendary’ is kind of fun because it sounds like Skillet, but it’s actually a little different for Skillet as well. That opening guitar riff isn’t like anything we’ve ever done on guitar. It’s a little bit bluesy, a little bit rock. I thought it was cool.”

Regarding the lyrical theme of ‘Legendary’John said: “The general message of ‘Legendary’is to make your life count. You’re going to have a lot of hard things in your life. Sometimes it will get you down, but you need to make your life count. You are only here for so long on earth, so every day fight to be legendary.” Continue reading »

Jul 162019
 

The official music video for multi Skillet‘s new single, ‘Legendary’, can be seen below. The song is taken from the two-time Grammy nominees’ tenth full-length album, “Victorious”, which will be released on August 2 via Atlantic.

Skillet frontman John Cooper told Billboard about ‘Legendary’: “‘Legendary’ is kind of fun because it sounds like Skillet, but it’s actually a little different for Skillet as well. That opening guitar riff isn’t like anything we’ve ever done on guitar. It’s a little bit bluesy, a little bit rock. I thought it was cool.”

Regarding the lyrical theme of ‘Legendary’John said: “The general message of ‘Legendary’is to make your life count. You’re going to have a lot of hard things in your life. Sometimes it will get you down, but you need to make your life count. You are only here for so long on earth, so every day fight to be legendary.”

Cooper said the song also holds a special place in his heart for another more personal reason. “For me, what this song is about is it’s to all the people who said that Skillet would never make it,” he said. “They said we were too Christian. We were too pretty. We had too many girls in the band, too many keyboards. It’s too musical. It’s too this or too that and 23 years later and 10 albums later, we’re very unlikely people to still be doing music.” Continue reading »

Jun 142019
 

Two-time Grammy nominees Skillet will release their tenth full-length album, “Victorious”, on August 2 via Atlantic Records.

In anticipation of the new LP’s arrival, Skillet has unveiled two more instant-grat songs — ‘Anchor’ and ‘Save Me’ — on all streaming platforms now. Another new track, ‘Dreaming Of Eden’, will be available upon release by purchasing a pre-order of Skillet’s upcoming graphic novel, “Eden”. Powerhouse Z2 Comics is publishing the graphic novel which looks to tell Skillet’s story, that of unlikely heroes, perseverance and faith.

Coupled with the production strides made in the last full-length studio offering, 2016’s “Unleashed”, lead singer John Cooper 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 riffy. ‘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.” Continue reading »

May 142019
 

Promising new music from their upcoming “Victorious” album, multi-platinum selling rockers Skillet are announcing their headlining Skillet: Victorious Tour throughout Europe this November and December.

Just returning from a heavily sold-out jaunt across Russia, Skillet has amassed an international following in Europe with bookings at some of Europe’s biggest festivals including Nova Rock, Graspop, Volt Festival, Rock for People, Download Festivals, Pink Pop in previous summers. The 27-stop run will embark to Copenhagen, Vienna, Tilburg, London, Antwerp, Paris and more with back-to-back shows in both Budapest and Antwerp.

Tickets for Skillet: Victorious Tour go on sale on Friday, May 17 at 10 AM, local time. A limited number of pre-order VIP M&G packages are currently available here.

“We are thrilled to be returning to Europe for our headline tour. I can’t wait to share our new music from Victorious with the fans. I see a ton of comments from our international fans on socials, so I wanted to make it a priority to spend some time connecting with the Panheads overseas,” shares front man John Cooper. “Since we are going on our own tour, we’ll really be able to give the fans an incredible full set with our new songs and connect with Panheads, old and new, in our meet & greets.” Continue reading »

May 082019
 

Skillet will release its new album, “Victorious”, on August 2 via Atlantic Records. The follow-up to 2016’s gold-certified “Unleashed” includes the first single, “Legendary”, which can be streamed below.

Frontman John Cooper told Billboard: “It’s the first time that me and Korey [CooperJohn‘s wife and Skillet guitarist/keyboardist] produced most of the record ourselves. When I was looking at what we did well on ‘Unleashed’, I thought it was a real energizing and fun record to listen to. That’s what a great Skillet record is — songs that make people want to put their fists up in the air at a concert or get them through a run or drive or whatever they are doing. So we set out to make a record that had a lot of emotion to it.

“We got to really dig in and try anything we wanted to try, and that comes through in some of the intricacies of the production,” he added. “It’s quite a musical record. I think it’s a little bit more musical than we’ve done in a long time.” Continue reading »