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    Posted by Skillet Web Crew
    on March 27, 2013

    Skillet have announced a June 25th release for their highly anticipated new album RISE. The first single "Sick Of It," will be available on iTunes on April 9th. A preview clip of the song can be heard at http://skillet.com/sickofit. To celebrate the release of the single the band are hosting an Instagram photo contest. Fans are encouraged to submit photos of what they are "sick of" using the hashtags #sickofit and #skillet. Fan’s photos will be selected for the band's upcoming lyric video.

    RISE is a gripping coming-of-age narrative that stands as their first concept album—though lead singer/bassist John Cooper says it wasn’t premeditated. The album tells the story of a typical American teen coming into adulthood and trying to figure out who he is in a world riddled with problems both within and outside his control.

    “The narrative idea happened after we had 10 or 11 of the songs chosen,” he says. “As we recorded them, we started to realize that there was something going on—that the album was really telling a story. Realizing that, I knew we needed to make it as powerful as we could.”

    The result is a wildly ambitious work as heady as it is visceral. Sonically, the disc sees the band expanding their musical palette, integrating natural, acoustic instruments like accordion, mandolin, dulcimer, harp, tympani and bells to their trademark slashing electric guitars, strings, churning synths and pummeling drums.

    Skillet recorded the album in Los Angeles, where they re-teamed with producer Howard Benson (My Chemical Romance, All American Rejects), who helmed Awake.

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on March 27, 2013 - 6:10pm

Skillet have announced a June 25th release for their highly anticipated new album RISE. The first single "Sick Of It," will be available on iTunes on April 9th. A preview clip of the song can be heard at http://skillet.com/sickofit. To celebrate the release of the single the band are hosting an Instagram photo contest. Fans are encouraged to submit photos of what they are "sick of" using the hashtags #sickofit and #skillet. Fan’s photos will be selected for the band's upcoming lyric video.

RISE is a gripping coming-of-age narrative that stands as their first concept album—though lead singer/bassist John Cooper says it wasn’t premeditated. The album tells the story of a typical American teen coming into adulthood and trying to figure out who he is in a world riddled with problems both within and outside his control.

“The narrative idea happened after we had 10 or 11 of the songs chosen,” he says. “As we recorded them, we started to realize that there was something going on—that the album was really telling a story. Realizing that, I knew we needed to make it as powerful as we could.”

The result is a wildly ambitious work as heady as it is visceral. Sonically, the disc sees the band expanding their musical palette, integrating natural, acoustic instruments like accordion, mandolin, dulcimer, harp, tympani and bells to their trademark slashing electric guitars, strings, churning synths and pummeling drums.

Skillet recorded the album in Los Angeles, where they re-teamed with producer Howard Benson (My Chemical Romance, All American Rejects), who helmed Awake.

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joe_9's picture

I only hope iTunes has it as I don't have a working cd player I hope to be getting the deluxe editon
jadenyouki's picture

I've been counting down the days ever since I pre-ordered my album. It's so close yet so far. I can't wait to have it. Also, I'm so pumped about finally making it to a concert this year.
BiaMatten's picture

Cant wait for the new album. When are you guys coming to South-Africa? I would LOVE to see you live!
Leonardo Cavalcantte's picture

Sick of it é demaiss !!! eu ja ouvi ela INTEIRA, foi um erro da Atlantic Records em libera - la antes, mas mesmo assim, estamos todos na espera do novo album !!! >.<
FrancisBots's picture

im so excited hahahahaha!!!!!! we love skillet
rawknrawrmonster's picture

AHHHHHH SO EXCITED!!
Bryce4man's picture

I am soooooooo pumped for this!!! You guys and red are my role models and inspirations!
Muhammad Syahmi Bin Shafie's picture

I can't wait!! I can't wait!! :)
emh9711's picture

I can't wait!!! First single: Sick Of It ~ April 9 Second single: American Noise ~ April 16!
ruby raad's picture

so excited about the new album ^__^ ..wish u all the best <3
Draconianredrews24's picture

Can. Not. Wait!! Been waiting so long for this. Can't wait to hear what musical awesomeness John has come up with this round! You Guys Rock!
InderKumar's picture

m waiting for a long time finnally The new album releasing on 25 june m from india still a great fan of skillet
PanheadgirlLaura's picture

im soooo excited!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :P
skilletfan122's picture

I have been a Panhead(Skillet Fan) for a long long time and I am looking forward to RISE the most!!!! #SKILLET #RISE #JUNE25
ifeellikeamonster3's picture

I am so excited and I can't wait!! When will the website be updated for the new guitarist?
AaronKitzmiller's picture

I'm I can't wait for this!!! Too bad June is sooooooooo far away but it'll be worth the long wait!
SenhoraDavis's picture

#xatiada
Living Light School of Worship's picture

So excited about the hope & incitement RISE will bring. We love you guys!
AdamBurdick's picture

when will we get any of the singles off this thing?
AaronKitzmiller's picture

SICK OF IT will be on iTunes April 9th and AMERICAN NOISE will be on iTunes April 16th
ifeellikeamonster3's picture

The single Sick Of It will be released in April.
never_surrender's picture

Yesss!! So awesome.
S-stephanie's picture

GREAT! That's one day before my birthday so I wish I could have it as a birthday gift :D Can't wait to hear it. You're amazing guys. God bless
skilletismylife2332's picture

YESSS!!!! :D I AM THE HAPPIEST GIRL ALIVE!!!
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