Multi-Platinum-selling group drops ‘Anchor’ and ‘Save Me’ ahead of brand-new album ‘Victorious’
Bonus song available alongside pre-order of graphic novel, ‘Eden’
Certifications continue to roll in, as Skillet gears up for the debut of their newest, “Victorious” (Aug. 2, Atlantic Record). The multi-Platinum-selling supergroup joined Pandora's “billionaires club” with more than two billion streams. The rarity is reserved for those totaling over a billion spins on the popular platform throughout an artist's career. The distinction places Skillet in the company of other Pandora billionaires, including John Legend, Fleetwood Mac and Keith Urban.
“Skillet is without peer in the world of fist-pumping, faith-informed rock, a rare kind of band that shatters stereotypes and marketing plans, while tapping into emotional DNA of people from all walks of life, believers and skeptics alike," Pandora’s programming curator Melissa Riddle Chalos said. "It’s phenomenal to see the success of a band that, 23 years in, continues to deliver hope on a sonically relevant scale.”
Skillet's No. 1 rock hit, "Feel Invincible," reached new heights recently as it scored RIAA Platinum certification. The song is found on their last album, the RIAA Gold-certified “Unleashed.”
In anticipation of their 10th LP, Skillet is unveiling two more instant grat songs, “Anchor” and “Save Me,” on all streaming platforms today. Billboard originally announced the brand-new 12-track collection from the multi-Platinum-selling group. The first single, “Legendary,” is impacting rock radio and has amassed nearly 7 million views on YouTube. "Anchor" will impact Christian radio.
Another new track, “Dreaming of Eden,” will be available upon release by purchasing a pre-order of the upcoming graphic novel “Eden.” Powerhouse Z2 Comics is publishing the graphic novel, which looks to tell Skillet’s story – that of unlikely heroes, perseverance and faith. Publishers Weekly recently caught up with frontman John Cooper, where he shared more about the inspiration behind his recent brainchild. To pre-order the book before it is available this August, click here.
Starting Aug. 11, Skillet is joining Sevendust on tour through Sept. 7, followed by a European tour kicking off on Nov. 6. The band also will perform at Kingdom Bound next month.
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