Multi-platinum rock band Skillet has won two Gospel Music Association Dove Awards for their critically-acclaimed 2019 release, Victorious (Atlantic). Announced during last night’s pre-telecast, their wins for Rock Contemporary Album of the Year with Victorious, as well as Rock Contempoary Song of the Year for “Legendary,” marks eight Dove Award wins for the band. Victorious was also nominated for a 2020 Billboard Music Award. “Legendary” is currently WWE’s Monday Night Raw theme song. The Pre-Telecast aired yesterday evening on Facebook and will remain available to watch online. Fans can tune in tonight for the 51st Annual GMA Dove Awards #CarryTheChange Broadcast Celebration on TBN at 8/7CT.
Skillet released their Deluxe project, Victorious: The Aftermath (Atlantic) last month, a collection that features all twelve original tracks from Victorious, plus eight additional tunes, including two brand new unreleased songs, and 5 reimagined songs.
Coming November 10th is their second graphic novel, Eden II: The Aftermath, once again pairing Random Shock Studios with Skillet frontman John Cooper and his Eden artist Chris Hunt. Available in both the standard and a limited deluxe edition, Skillet’s return to the post-apocalyptic world of Eden, as established in their 2019 graphic novel debut of the same name, is an exciting one for the band as well as their publisher, Z2 Comics. The original book became their best-selling graphic novel of all time. According to Cooper, Aftermath promises “more action, more surprises, more suspense.”
Not letting a crazy 2020 slow him down, Cooper recently announced his debut book, Awake & Alive to Truth (Finding Truth in the Chaos of a Relativistic World), which will be available on Black Friday (11.27.20).
“I wrote Awake & Alive to Truth because we live in a culture that is more concerned with tone rather than honesty, emotion rather than critical thinking, and empathy rather than truth. I believe truth is revealed by God and God alone. The identity you belong to – the color of your skin, your gender, or your economic status – cannot be a prerequisite for understanding the truth.”