Skillet New Album "Rise" May 2013 Release

Missy SwindleberryJan 30, 2013 02:15 PM EST

Christian rock band, Skillet, released their 8th studio album, "Awake" in 2012. It debuted number 2 on the Billboard Top 200 chart and was recently certified platinum. They were one of only 3 rock bands to go platinum in 2012. Their two previous albums "Collide" and "Comatose" both received Grammy nominations. "Comatose" which is now available for only $7.99 as part of the iTunes Great Rock Albums Sale, was certified Gold by RIAA. To pick up your copy of the discounted classic click here:

Skillet is currently working on their 9th studio album, "Rise" which is due for a May 2013 release. They originally planned a late 2012 release but after becoming headliners for Winter Jam 2012, they didn't have the time.

They finished the tour and started recording "Rise" with producer Howard Benson. Lead vocalist, John Cooper describes the recording process for "Rise" as a "roller coaster ride." He told Contemporary Christian Magazine, the album, "is new territory for Skillet. We have aggressive tracks, artsy and music tracks. Guitars are dirty and edgier, with absolute shredding solos by Seth." (CCM Magazine).

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