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  • "Alien Youth" from Alien Youth
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  • "American Noise" from Rise
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  • "Anchor" from Victorious: The Aftermath (Deluxe)
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  • "Anchor (Reimagined)" from Anchor (Reimagined) (Single)
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  • "Angels Fall Down (bonus hidden track)" from Invincible
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  • "Awake and Alive" from Awake
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  • "Back From The Dead" from Unleashed Beyond
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  • "Best Kept Secret" from Comatose Comes Alive: Disc 1
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  • "Better Than Drugs" from Comatose
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  • "Brave (Deluxe Edition)" from Unleashed Beyond
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  • "Breaking Free (feat. Lacey Sturm) [Deluxe Edition]" from Unleashed Beyond
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  • "Collide" from Comatose Comes Alive: Disc 1
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  • "Dead Man Walking" from Victorious: The Aftermath (Deluxe)
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  • "Feel Invincible" from Unleashed Beyond
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  • "Finish Line (feat. Adam Gontier of Saint Asonia) (Live)" from Finish Line (feat. Adam Gontier of Saint Asonia) (Live) (Single)
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  • "Finish Line (feat. Adam Gontier)" from Dominion: Day of Destiny
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  • "Forsaken" from Comatose Comes Alive: Disc 1
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  • "Gasoline" from Skillet
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  • "Hero" from Awake
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  • "Legendary" from Victorious: The Aftermath (Deluxe)
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  • "Lions" from Unleashed Beyond
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  • "Looking For Angels" from Comatose
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  • "Monster" from Awake
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  • "More Faithful" from Hey You, I Love Your Soul
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  • "Not Gonna Die" from Rise
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  • "Psycho In My Head" from Dominion: Day of Destiny
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  • "Rebirthing" from Comatose Comes Alive: Disc 1
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  • "Refuge" from Dominion
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  • "Rise" from Rise
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  • "Saturn" from Skillet
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  • "Save Me" from Victorious: The Aftermath (Deluxe)
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  • "Savior" from Collide
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  • "Sick of It" from Rise
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  • "Standing in the Storm" from Dominion
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  • "Stars" from Unleashed Beyond
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  • "Stars (The Shack Version) [Deluxe Edition]" from Unleashed Beyond
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  • "Surviving The Game" from Dominion
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  • "Terrify the Dark (Reimagined)" from Victorious: The Aftermath (Deluxe)
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  • "The Last Night" from Comatose
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  • "The Older I Get" from Comatose
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  • "The Resistance" from Unleashed Beyond
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  • "Those Nights" from Comatose Comes Alive: Disc 1
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  • "Whispers In The Dark" from Comatose
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  • "You Ain't Ready" from Victorious: The Aftermath (Deluxe)
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  • "Yours To Hold" from Comatose
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    Not every rebellion gestates in darkness. As one of the best-selling rock bands of the 21st century, Skillet continues to rebel against conventions, doubts, expectations, and rules with the intent to uplift in light. The two-time GRAMMY® Award-nominated Pandora Billionaires Club members and multiplatinum Kenosha, Wisconsin quartet--John Cooper [lead vocals/bass], Korey Cooper [guitar/keys], Jen Ledger [drums/vocals], and Seth Morrison [lead guitar]--never compromise their integrity. Instead, they've traveled their own path to unprecedented heights with an urgent sound, undeniable energy, and unbreakable spirit.

    On their eleventh full-length album, Dominion [Atlantic Records], Skillet encourages a different kind of revolt when the world could really use it.

    "I call it positive rebellion," exclaims John. "It's a rebellion against those internal elements such as fear and anxiety and sin. It's a rebellion against external forces wanting you to be something you don't want to be. It's a celebration of the freedom we have in our lives. It's very anti-establishment. It's a rallying call to stand up for what you believe in and refuse to be silenced about the gospel of Christ. It might be unpopular in certain places, but there's nothing more rock 'n' roll than that," he smiles.

    Skillet has embodied rock 'n' roll's evolution from day one. Selling 12 million albums worldwide to date, they've earned over a dozen RIAA certifications in recognition of gold, platinum, or multiplatinum status.

    Landmark album Awake notably went 3x-platinum and picked up a Billboard Music Award. Plus, it housed the 2x-platinum track "Awake & Alive," 3x-platinum track "Hero," and 4x-platinum track "Monster." The latter stands out as "one of the most-streamed rock songs in history" with over 4 BILLION global audio streams. 2019's Victorious marked the group's fourth consecutive Top 20 debut on the Billboard Top 200. The album concluded the year on LoudWire's "The 50 Best Rock Albums of 2019" and yielded the Top 10 rock radio smash "Legendary," racking up north of 100 million streams. The band's music also resounds throughout culture, landing syncs from WWE, Marvel, ESPN, MLB, NHL and NFL. As a touring phenomenon, they regularly sell out arenas worldwide, playing in over 26 countries and 6 continents, and have earned acclaim from Billboard, USA Today, The New York Times, and many more. Not to mention, their debut graphic novel, EDEN: A Skillet Graphic Novel with Z2 Comics, emerged as the publisher's best-selling book of all-time and launched a fan-favorite series, with their second graphic novel releasing the fall of 2020, EDEN: The Aftermath.

    As the Global Pandemic brought 2020 to a halt, Skillet creatively pushed forward. The musicians logged on to ZOOM and recorded what would become Dominion with producer Kevin Churko [Papa Roach, Disturbed, Five Finger Death Punch] and co-writer Kane Churko over the course of the year. The Churkos inspired the band to stretch their sonic palette once again.

    "We recorded the entire album together, and we were never in the same room at the same time," recalls John. "We'd write together and discuss the direction. Kevin and Kane would send us tracks; we'd send them tracks. I'd record on the bus or at home. It made the process go extremely quickly. Once everything opened up a little more, we could've flown to Las Vegas, but it was going so well remotely. It made us willing to try some new things that I don't think we would've if it was in person."
    Speaking of, the first single "Surviving Game" opens with a spoken word intro before snapping into a jagged sidewinder riff encased in an electronic hum. Right out of the gate, the track reacted with audiences, generating millions of streams.

    "Never in my lifetime have I experienced the silencing of Christian voices that we are witnessing right now. There is an immense pressure to bow down to the secular culture, to just go with the flow, to not rock the boat. This song is a wake-up call to the spiritual battle that is happening, to defy fear and not give up. Surviving connotes both optimism and realism in the same word. We must keep pressing on and realize that victory is something that we will have to fight for every day. The opening line to the song is from Romans 8:37, ' all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us.' That verse sets the stage for the song, but also for the entire record."

    The title track "Dominion" upholds this theme. Harmonic squeals pierce a chugging distorted riff as John's aggressive delivery collides full force into the pre-chorus, "Our rebellion has begun." It culminates on the screeches of a fiery fret-burning solo.

    "Dominion is the most anti-establishment song we have ever written," he continues. "It is a reminder that this world does not belong to men, governments, or tyrants, but rather to God. 'His dominion is an everlasting dominion...' (Daniel 7:14). In the midst of government overreach, the loss of liberties, and censorship, this song is a rebellion against an unrighteous and idolatrous authority." 

    Elsewhere, "Destiny" slips into a trudging groove as John and Jen lock into a call-and-response tempered with a head-nodding bounce.

    "The line 'This darkness ain't my destiny' is important," he reveals. "You have a say over your own life regardless of outside forces - you can choose forgiveness instead of anger, and life instead of death. Musically, it's fresh for us, because the bridge and programming have this hip-hop flavor. Ultimately, this song is about forgiveness. We have to choose to forgive both ourselves and others, and sometimes we have to make that choice over and over. Bitterness and anger have a way of enslaving us and causing us to see ourselves as victims, when in reality we have been set free. 'It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery' (Galatians 5:1). This song was written to provoke the listener to take pro-active steps to choose life."

    Delicate piano and strings underscore "Valley of Death" as John delivers one of his most emotionally charged and pensive vocal performances. "The message is even if you feel like you're alone, you're not," he elaborates.

    "Beyond Incredible" tosses and turns between an anthemic arena-ready chorus fueled by hummable shredding.

    "We're living in a world with so much hatred and anger," he observes. "Sometimes, you don't know how to move forward. The song is about being lifted to a higher place." 

    Then, there's "Standing In The Storm." It swirls around a key line, "I've still got some life in me," culled from one of Korey's journals. A slow trap-inspired beat gives way to sirens and syncopated guitar as he declares, "Time to be defiant."

    "We're getting older, our kids are getting older, and the world is falling apart, so there's a part of me that's like, 'Do you really want to go back on the road in the midst of a Pandemic?'," he admits. "Do we want to keep this business going? Then, I saw that passage in Korey's journal. I was really impacted. I started to think, 'Yes, there's a lot of crazy things going on, but I'm not done!'"

    There is a new-found boldness in this album due to "the sense that our very society is crumbling around us,"

    Cooper says. "The world is changing so fast that it's easy for us to think that we cannot make a difference. We ask ourselves 'what can one voice do amongst such chaos,' but the truth is that one voice refusing to be silent can encourage another voice to speak up, and eventually we will have a powerful choir that cannot be ignored. This is our David and Goliath moment. This is our 'we won't bow down to your idol' moment. It is time to stand for truth no matter the costs."

    In the end, Skillet's greatest rebellion begins now.

    "I hope this album strengthens you to be steadfast--even in the face of unpopularity," he leaves off. "Maybe it will inspire you to say something you haven't had the strength to say. We love playing music, and we're very blessed to be doing it still. We've carved a very tiny little niche in rock music for ourselves by going against the grain, and we're not going to give up. This is another new era for Skillet."

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    Awesome band! | Posted June 12, 2024
    Awesome band! Love to support them and buy their music. We promote new and old music on our Instagram at Metal Music Saves Lives!

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    Rise in Revolution! | Posted February 12, 2014
    Seen them live three times now. Always put on an awesome show with a great message.

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    Awesome! | Posted February 05, 2014
    I love these guys! They are so awesome and talented. Their music has such a great message!

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    Rock On | Posted February 04, 2014
    This is awesome band and music.The drums are great and her voice is amazing in the video!!

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    Just the Best of The Best! | Posted January 29, 2014
    I have never loved a band as much as I love Skillet. The album Rise has to be my favorite and has the most amazing songs and with the an amazing story from start to finish. This album just makes me wanna jam to it 24/7. Can't wait till they tour for the album! Keep up the work!I AM A PEANUT and a Panhead forever!

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    skillet rules | Posted January 15, 2014
    this is my top favorite band!!! they have a good mix of rock music and some slowed down and relaxed songs

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    sick of it | Posted December 16, 2013
    i pray that the world will be sick of all the bad things happening and everybody come to our knees and pray to a God that can heal and take care of everything instead of taking out our natural reactions with anger on others and then people end up getting hurt.

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    I am a Panhead | Posted November 13, 2013
    SKILLET is one of my favorite bands! RISE is an especially great CD (:

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    I'm a mother father gentleman | Posted April 13, 2013
    I am PSY, and I approve this message. :)

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    Winter Jam 2012 | Posted February 25, 2013
    I saw them in concert during Winter Jam last year and they were absolutely amazing!!! :D

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