‘Skillet’ To Play “FortaRock” 2014, Nijmegen, the Netherlands


Skillet_2013Platinum and Grammy-nominated rockers Skillet have been added to the line-up for the sixth edition of Fortarock 2014 which takes place on May 31th. as usual in the Goffertpark in Nijmegen, Netherlands.

This brings the total to seventeen bands with one more name to go. The line-up consist of: Iron Maiden, Slayer, Alter Bridge, Dimmu Borgir, Anthrax, Carcass, Trivium, Sabaton, Gojira, Behemoth, Ghost, Graveyard, Vandenberg’s Moonkings, Deafheaven, Blood Ceremony and The Charm The Fury .

Iron Maiden will be closing the festival which will feature a line-up of 18 established names and newcomers in various metal and heavy rock genres, divided over three stages.

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.

Keyboard and guitar player Korey Cooper told The Pulse Of Radio that the band was perhaps more prepared to make this record than any of its others. “We kind of went in the studio knowing the arrangements we wanted, the sounds we wanted,” she said. “Most of my programming was done prior to the studio. Guitar tones we wanted…everything was pretty much set, so it was a matter of just choosing what songs we were gonna do.”

Album Review Quote:

‘Some of the ballad songs simply scream arena rock and the older listeners will be transported back to the 80’s and will have to find their cigarette lighters to wave around.’

Click here to read the entire review for “Rise”.

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Upcoming Skillet Shows:
Feb 28 Bankers Life Fieldhouse, Indianapolis, IN
Mar 01 Mississippi Coliseum, Jackson, MS
Mar 02 Show Me Center, Cape Girardeau, MO
Mar 06 Van Andel Arena, Grand Rapids, MI
Mar 07 Veterans Memorial Auditorium, Columbus, OH
Mar 08 The Chicago Theatre, Chicago, IL
Mar 09 iWireless Center, Moline, IL
Mar 13 Kay Yeager Coliseum, Wichita Falls, TX
Mar 14 Tyler Oil Palace, Tyler, TX
Mar 15 BOK Center, Tulsa, OK
Mar 16 Sprint Center, Kansas City, MO
Mar 20 Cambria County War Memorial, Johnstown, PA
Mar 21 Hampton Coliseum, Hampton, VA
Mar 22 The Santander Arena, Reading, PA
Mar 23 Cleveland State University Wolstein Center, Cleveland, OH
Mar 27 Bon Secours Wellness Arena, Greenville, SC
Mar 28 Pensacola Bay Center, Pensacola, FL
Mar 29 Baton Rouge River Center Arena, Baton Rouge, LA
Apr 05 Universal Studios, Orlando, FL
Apr 26 LJVM Coliseum, Winston Salem, NC
May 01 Austin360 Amphitheater, Austin, TX
May 02 Zoo Amphitheater, Oklahoma City, OK
May 03 Santa Anna Star Center, Rio Rancho, NM
May 04 Red Rocks Amphitheater, Morrison, CO
May 08 First Security Amphitheater (formerly Riverfest Amphitheater), Little Rock, AR
May 09 Verizon Amphitheater, St Louis, MO
May 10 Mud Island Amphitheater, Memphis, TN
May 11 KAZR Lazerfest 2014, Boone, IA
May 31 FortaRock 2014 Goffertpark, Nijmegen, Netherlands
Jun 06 Sweden Rock Festival, Solvesborg, Sweden
Jun 27 Park Live, Moscow, Russian Federation
Jun 29 Kiev Park Live, Kiev, Ukraine
Jul 10 Sunny View Expo Center, Oshkosh, WI

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Video below “Sick Of It”

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‘Skillet’ Releases Lyric Video For ‘American Noise’ [April 2013]
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