Dec 212019
 

12-times-platinum rock band Skillet is closing out 2019 inside multiple Billboard decade-end and year-end charts with its latest hit record, “Victorious” (Atlantic), Top 10 Active Rock single ‘Legendary‘, as well as numerous past albums and tracks. Once again, they have also amassed one billion global streams over the past year alone.

As we close out a decade, Skillet appeared in both Billboard‘s Top Rock and Top Christian albums of the 2010s with its double-platinum album “Awake” as the 40th Top Rock Album, while gold-certified projects “Unleashed” and “Rise” landed in the top Christian list.

Billboard‘s 2019 year-end charts saw Skillet show up on multiple charts. For rock, “Legendary” made the Hot Rock Songs and Mainstream Rock Songs lists, with “Victorious” landing on both the Top Rock Albums and Top Hard Rock Albums charts. The Christian charts shared the Grammy-nominated band’s success on the Top Christian Albums Artist chart, Top Christian Artists and Top Christian Streaming Songs Artist charts. Likewise, “Victorious”“Awake” and “Unleashed” projects were all Top Christian Albums of 2019, with “Legendary” landing on both the Hot Christian Songs and Top Christian Digital Songs charts.

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Dec 042019
 

Skillet will return to the road in North America this winter in support of its tenth album, “Victorious”, out now. The band’s headline trek will kick off on February 6 in Wichita, Kansas and run through March 14 in Norfolk, Virginia. Support on the tour will come from From Ashes To New and Ledger, the latter of which features Skillet drummer Jen LedgerSkillet is fresh off back-to-back fall 2019 co-headline North American tours with Sevendust and Alter Bridge, respectively. The band just wrapped a sold-out headline tour of Europe as well.

“The whole band is excited to play new music and meet with the fans on the ‘Victorious’ tour,” says Skillet frontman John Cooper. “There’s something about going out on tour, connecting with fans, and having enough time to play everyone’s favorite song — whether it’s from the new album or hits from the “Collide” or “Awake” days. We wanted this tour to be very fan-focused so we went to our fans to build out the set list and added two VIP experiences, a Q&A, and a M&G, so there’s something for everyone.”

He continues: “The support on this tour is unreal. We reconnected with From Ashes To New at a festival this summer and I knew we had to have them out on the road. I’m also stoked to have Ledger back out and to introduce the band to Skillet fans who haven’t seen her rock live yet. This tour is going to be insane and we’re ready for it.”

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Oct 122019
 

Skillet just unveiled some surprise new music in the form of a stripped down, reimagined version of their song “Anchor.” You can find the official lyric video on their youtube channel.

The song is taken from Skillet‘s tenth full-length album, “Victorious”, which was released on August 2 via Atlantic.

“Victorious” is the follow-up to the RIAA-gold-certified “Unleashed” (Skillet‘s fourth consecutive album to receive either a gold, platinum, or double-platinum certification), the new project continues to propel the band’s position as one of the best-selling rock bands of the 21st century, racking up over one billion streams in 2018 alone. 

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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 »