“Back From the Dead” Top 20 on three active rock charts amidst national headlining tour
Nashville, Tenn. (Mar. 10, 2017) - Skillet’s “Back From the Dead” serves as the musical backdrop for Marvel Comics’ latest comic book series, Monsters Unleashed!, trailer. The track, which is top 20 on the Active Rock Building, Active Rock Rolling and Active Rock Published Charts, is found on their chart-topping album Unleashed. Frontman & lifelong Marvel fan John Cooper, alongside his bandmates were featured on “This Week in Marvel” podcast, recorded at Marvel’s Headquarters in New York City.
Masterfully mixing animated comics with in-depth narration and commentary, the new video series from Marvel is designed to present a whole new audience to the world of Marvel’s gargantuan monsters, timed with the debut of the brand new comic book series MONSTERS UNLEASHED!, available now in all local comic retailers. As the cataclysm of MONSTERS UNLEASHED! continues to unfold, new videos will be released monthly to educate new and old fans about the monsters of the Marvel Universe and the MONSTERS UNLEASHED! series through commentary and motion graphics, as well as an energetic score from some of the world's biggest musical acts.
Marvel Comics’ Editor In Chief Axel Alonso tells Billboard, “Monsters Unleashed! is what Marvel does best: a gigantic, bombastic battle for the fate of the world. With its kinetic, hard-hitting sound, Skillet's ‘Back From the Dead’ is the perfect accompaniment for a story that pits the world’s biggest superheroes against skyscraper-size monsters.”
Skillet released an acoustic version of “Stars,” their chart-topping Christian Hot AC single, as part of THE SHACK: MUSIC FROM AND INSPIRED BY THE ORIGINAL MOTION PICTURE. The acoustic music video made for the film and accompanying soundtrack resonated, already being viewed on YouTube over 3.1 million times. The group was also nominated for a fan-fueled K-LOVE Fan Award in the "Group/Duo of the Year” category. Voting opens May 1 with the awards taking place on May 28 at Nashville’s iconic Grand Ole Opry.
February and March has found the GRAMMY® nominated rockers traversing coast to coast headlining the “Unleashed Tour 2017” with sold-out dates around the country. Skillet will be joining KORN for the second half of their “The Serenity of Summer” tour this coming July and August. For the latest tour information, visit www.Skillet.com.
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Skillet has cemented its place as one of the 21st century’s most successful rock bands. Selling more than 11 million units worldwide, the Wisconsin quartet have received two GRAMMY® Award nominations and won a Billboard Music Award for the platinum-certified Awake. Their double-platinum single “Monster” is “the eighth most-streamed rock song of 2015” with a total of 57 million plays (and counting) on Spotify and would earn the distinction of becoming “the best-selling digital single in the history of Christian Music.” 2013’s Rise bowed at #4 on the Billboard Top 200 upon release and received resounding and eclectic acclaim from the likes of USA Today, New York Times, Revolver Loudwire, and more.
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