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Skillet 'Unleashed' on Aug. 5


Fri, May 20th 2016 08:25 pm

New studio album now available for pre-order via all digital retailers

Grammy-nominated rockers Skillet will release "Unleashed," their new studio album and follow up to their 2013 release "Rise," which bowed at No. 4 on the Billboard Top 200.

The new 12-track album, a year in the making, is currently available for pre-order via all digital retailers, including iTunes at: www.smarturl.it/SkilletUnleashed and Amazon.com at: www.smarturl.it/SkilletUnleashed_A. Pre-orders will include an instant download of the debut active rock single "Feel Invincible," a lyric video than can be seen HERE. Skillet can also be found on Google Play at: www.smarturl.it/SkilletUnleashed_GP and streaming on Spotify: www.smarturl.it/StreamSkillet.

Beginning Thursday, May 26, Air 1 Network will be the world premiere broadcast partner for the album's debut Christian single "Stars," while featuring the track in its Spotify playlist.

From the bombastic opening riff of "Feel Invincible" to the memorable closing of the album finale "The Resistance," it is clear Skillet has created an album that lets their music speak loudest, while still delivering some of their most personal and heartfelt collections of songs to date.

"I wanted to make an album that could make people feel the music," Skillet's John Cooper said. "I always aim to write songs to which people can relate, but this time I wanted to see not only how the songs would connect lyrically, but also how they'd connect musically." 

Songs like "Back From The Dead," "Stars" and "Out Of Hell" showcase the musicianship and songwriting that has garnered the band a rabid worldwide fan base, a platinum-selling album and multiple Grammy nominations. Comprised of husband and wife John (lead vocals, bass) and Korey Cooper (rhythm guitar, keyboards, programming, backing vocals), Seth Morrison (lead guitar) and Jen Ledger (drums, vocals), the band collaborated with Brian Howes, (Daughtry, Halestorm), as well as, Kevin Churko (Ozzy Osbourne, Disturbed), Neal Avron (Twenty One Pilots, Walk The Moon) and Seth Mosley (Newsboys, TobyMac) to create "Unleashed."

Skillet has cemented its place as one of the 21st century's most successful rock bands. Selling more than 11 million units worldwide, the Wisconsin quartet have received two Grammy Award nominations and won a Billboard Music Award for the platinum-certified "Awake." Their double-platinum single "Monster" is the eighth most-streamed rock song of 2015, with a total of 57 million plays (and counting) on Spotify.

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