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 »

Mar 062017
 

Roadrunner recording legends Korn have announced plans for a truly diverse and epic summer tour, set to get underway June 16th at the USANA Amphitheatre in Salt Lake City, UT and then continue through early August. Presented by Live Nation, “The Serenity of Summer” tour will feature special guests and fellow Roadrunner recording group Stone Sour on all dates. The powerfully eclectic tour is rounded out by support from Japan’s female fronted Baby Metal, southern rapper Yelawolf and Islander (6/16 – 6/25), followed by a second leg (7/19 – 8/2) which will see Korn joined by Skillet, Yelawolf and DED, creating a versatile bill reminiscent of Korn’s famed “Family Values” tours in the past (see itinerary below).

Fan club and VIP ticket packages for the upcoming tour will go on sale beginning March 7th at 10:00 AM local time at www.korn.com; Citi® Cardmembers presale begins that same day at noon local time. For complete Citi pre-sale details visit: www.citiprivatepass.com Live Nation presale starts on March 8th at 10:00 AM local, followed by a Spotify presale beginning March 9th at 10:00 AM local and a Blabbermouth presale starting March 9th at 10:00 AM local. All presales end March 9th at 10:00 PM local timing. Remaining tickets for all dates will go on sale to the general public on March 10th at 10:00 AM local time at livenation.com. For complete details, please visit www.korn.com/tour. 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 »

Jan 282017
 

Atlantic Records has announced its release of “The Shack: Music From And Inspired By The Original Motion Picture”, due everywhere on Friday, February 24 to coincide with the nationwide release of the film from Lionsgate‘s Summit Entertainment label on March 3. The video can be seen below.

“The Shack: Music From And Inspired By The Original Motion Picture” is available now for pre-order and accompanied by two instant grat downloads: “Keep Your Eyes On Me” from multi-Grammy Award-winning superstar music couple Tim McGraw and Faith Hill, and “Stars (The Shack Version)” by Grammy-nominated rock band Skillet, which is currently top 20 on Mediabase‘s National Christian Audience chart. Both tracks are available for purchase and streaming at all DSPs, with the latter also joined by a new companion video, which can be seen below. McGraw and Hill‘s “Keep Your Eyes On Me”, co-penned by McGraw and Hill along with Lori McKenna and Shane McAnally, is currently featured in film trailers for “The Shack”. McGraw also narrates the film and appears as the character Willie. A new soundtrack trailer revealing the album’s superstar artist lineup also includes the song, as well as an exclusive audio preview of the forthcoming single from Dan + Shay, “When I Pray For You”. Continue reading »

Skillet – “Unleashed”

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Jan 252017
 

Skillet is probably one of the most popular ‘mainstream’ Christian American rock bands out there today. They have managed to garner success in an industry that is getting harder and harder to sell a lot of records in. In many respects they have the t-shirt and they wear it well, despite some criticisms. Though there sound has become more derivative over time, again they wear it well, and one needs to just balance it out with their success to know that it works for them. Nevertheless Skillet has found a home in their style which is a very aggressive interpretation of in your face arena style rock.

The latest offering from the band exactly fits that aggressive representation of rock that they seemingly been moulding themselves towards over the last while, and thus with a title like, “Unleashed” makes for a great description, and invitation to what the listener is going to be introduced to before even turning the volume up. This is Skillet, ‘unleashed’. There is no mistaken Skillet is a big band, and with that popularity comes expectation, and thus to continue their momentum Skillet need to grow their formula and set forth a package that not only introduces new fans to their sound, but invites back the old fans that might have fallen away over time. Continue reading »