Sep 162020

GRAMMY-nominated, multi-platinum rock band Skillet delivered what Cryptic Rock called an “epic” deluxe project, “Victorious: The Aftermath” (Atlantic) last week, exciting fans and media alike, with American Songwriter remarking how they “keep rocking harder,” and New Release Today remarking how it “helps ease the sting of a rough 2020.” The collection features all twelve original tracks from 2019s Victorious, plus eight additional tracks, including two brand new unreleased songs, and 5 reimagined songs.

Of the brand new tracks is ‘Dead Man Walking,’ a favorite of lead-singer John Cooper, and for which the band released a ‘Marvel-esque’ lyric video which can seen below.

Two original “Victorious” tracks are also getting traction as ‘Legendary’ has been tapped once again for the WWE’s Monday Night Raw theme song this fall, and ‘Terrify the Dark’ is currently impacting Christian CHR/Hot AC radio.

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Aug 142020

Skillet is telling its fans to load up their cars and come rock out for a two-night drive-in concert at the North parking lots of the H-E-B Center in Cedar Park, Texas as part of the venue’s Tailgate Series on October 9 and October 10. This is the rockers’ first-ever drive-in event, which will also feature fellow Atlantic Records artist Colton Dixon.

“It’s been tough to not rock out with our fans over the past five months, so we are psyched to do two shows in a row in Texas this October,” SKILLET’s John Cooper said about the shows. “Come rock with us, panheads!”

Skillet will offer advance tickets during a presale between 10 a.m. and 10 p.m. CDT on August 12-13. Tickets can be purchased with the code VICTORIOUS. The H-E-B Center’s presale will launch on August 12 as well, between noon that day and 10 p.m. on August 13, with the official on-sale starting August 14 at 10 a.m. local time via and the H-E-B Center box office. Tickets are per car (not per person) and capacity is limited. Very limited VIP Platinum and Gold packages will also be available for presale. VIP packages will include front row parking in P1 or P2, question-and-answer session with the band, one custom Skillet fleece blanket and one exclusive poster, hand signed by Skillet. This event date is subject to State of Texas and local government guidelines for helping the community stay safe during the Covid-19 pandemic.

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Jul 252020

Skillet will release its deluxe edition project, “Victorious: The Aftermath”, on September 11. The band has just unveiled a pre-sale package that includes the album and Skillet‘s second graphic novel, “Eden II: The Aftermath”. Also available today is the instant-grat track ‘Terrify The Dark (Reimagined)‘ as well as its corresponding lyric video.

“Victorious: The Aftermath” will feature all twelve original tracks from “Victorious”, plus eight additional tracks, including two brand new unreleased songs, and five reimagined songs. Full track listing will be unveiled at later date.

“Eden II: The Aftermath” once again pairs Random Shock Studios with Skillet frontman John Cooper and his “Eden” artist Chris Hunt. Two editions will again be available; both the standard and a limited deluxe edition. Skillet‘s return to the post-apocalyptic world of “Eden”, as established in their 2019 graphic novel debut of the same name, is an exciting one for the band as well as their publisher, Z2 Comics, as the original book became their best-selling graphic novel of all time. According to Cooper“Aftermath” promises “more action, more surprises, more suspense.”

Skillets tenth studio album, “Victorious”, has been released last August via Atlantic.

Our review can be found here.

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Skillet – “Victorious”

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May 172020

There is no doubt that Skillet has a great formula that seems to work for them in terms of reaching the masses and thus their significance in the rock world plays an important role from a Christian perspective. I am not the biggest fan of their music but I certainly respect what they have been able to achieve within the industry. I hated their debut album and in fact I only really started giving them the benefit of the doubt at around Comatose which was released in 2009, which by then I could tolerate them and today their latest releases are something I can get by on. Their success in the Christian charts has been continuous for the past two decades and their ability to stride successfully between the secular and Christian music world is noteworthy. Victorious is their tenth album and though sounding at times similar to their previous release Unleashed I think overall it is a little more polished. Also think a little more emotional attention was given to it. However in some ways for me it comes off as a continuation of the last release, like a part 2, or disc 2 of a larger album release. Like they had all these songs and divided it over two releases. Again that said there is allot of emotional investment that seeps through by the band on this one that though similar to Unleashed does give it some distance as the songs have a more personal engagement.

The stylistic approach of Skillet is a working formula, and I guess don’t mess with what works for you, and their melodic catchy songs have caught the hearts of thousands. The songs are generally pick me up’s with anthem driven lyrics and kids and adults alike can sing along with relative ease, which works well with their mission based statement they represent.

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Skillet Launches ‘Save Me’ Video Game

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Apr 122020

Skillet has launched the ‘Save Me‘ video game, themed with the band’s latest active rock track and music video of the same name. In the game, each of the bandmembers (JohnKoreyJen and Seth) are characters fans can select and play as. Once a character is selected, the characters run through a maze where players are meant to avoid various aspects seen in the ‘Save Me‘ music video: the hand (callout to John‘s scene), water/poison (callout to Jen‘s scene), and fire (callout to John‘s scene/smoking hands burning his eyes), which will be floating around chasing them; similar to the ghosts in Pac Man.

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