If you want proof that a Christian band can rock just as hard – or harder – than secular bands, you can stop your search! Classic rock riffs, swirling drums, monstrous hooks, and undeniably catchy choruses. They hint of old school progressive rock mixed in with modern alternative flourishes and touches of classical influence as swelling strings intersect with sonic adrenaline rushes. Add in their slower ballads and they are a band to appeal to a wide audience.
Skillet is a Grammy-nominated Christian hard rock band originally formed in Memphis, Tennessee. As of March 2010 they have sold 1.6 million albums worldwide. The song Hero was used in the publicizing of the first football game of the 2009 NFL season between the Pittsburgh Steelers and Tennessee Titans. The NFL on NBC continued using “Hero” as the background song for their game previews for the entire season, and it was later used during the World Series. The song “Monster” was used in the episode “Jason: The Pretty-Boy Bully” on MTV’s Bully Beatdown. “Monster” was the theme song for the WWE event WWE Hell in a Cell while the song “Hero” was the theme song for WWE Tribute to the Troops and Royal Rumble 2010,as well as both songs being included on the official soundtracks for the WWE video game WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2010.
Music video for One Day Too Late
Music video for Whispers in the Dark
“I just love rock ballads and the old days of Motley Crue, Aerosmith, and Bon Jovi,” says vocalist/bassist John Cooper . “They always help you remember where you were, what you were doing, and who you were dating. They represent more of the pop side of what we do, which might have been hinted at in other records, but was never fully realized or matured.”
Music video for Hero
Music video for Monster
Music video for Rebirthing
Skillet- The Older I Get (Acoustic)
Link to the official video from Atlantic
John speaking before Angels Fall Down. This was really encouraging to me, so I hope you find it encouraging as well.
John Cooper’s testimony at SonShine 2009
Skillet Interview John Cooper Awake Tour 2010
You’ve probably heard Skillet on the radio or tv, but what do you think about them? Have you ever seen them in concert?
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