Multi-platinum and GRAMMY-nominated rockers Skillet are gearing up for the release of a new record. The band shared on social media the first teaser of the new sound, tweeting: "New record coming out this year! Here's a sample of what's to come. Wear a helmet while listening!"
In an interview with JSOnline, John and Korey Cooper said they had written a whopping 53 new songs for consideration on the new record. "We're trying some new things, but all in all it still sounds like Skillet. The songs are very aggressive, very in-your-face," they revealed.
Skillet has sold more than 11 million albums and singles in the U.S., racked up more than 160 million YouTube views and amassed a diehard following whose members number more than five million on Facebook alone. Their 2013 Dove Award-winning release RISE debuted at No. 4 on the Billboard 200 and No. 1 on the Billboard Rock and Christian charts, which led to four consecutive No. 1 radio hits. RISE also gave Skillet their late night television debut on Conan and follows the band's 2009 platinum blockbuster, Awake, which garnered three Billboard Music Awards and spawned four multi format hit singles, including the platinum singles “Awake & Alive” and "Monster," whose companion video has generated more than 69 million YouTube views. Skillet was the only active rock band to achieve RIAA Platinum Certification in 2012.