After the recent live at the Fabrique in Milan, SKILLET – multi-platinum band with two Grammy nominations – will return to Italy next summer and will perform in Rome, guests of the ROCK IN ROMA, Wednesday 24th June at the Capannelle Racecourse
Strengthened by the success of “Unleashed” (fourth album of the band to be certified gold, platinum and double platinum in the US), last August SKILLET released their tenth for Atlantic Records studio album, “Victorious”, confirming itself as one of the most important rock bands of the 21st century.
The term Victorious perfectly describes how this album makes me feel. Every day you wake up and face your demons without ever giving up. There is a strong introspective side in this work. Maybe it’s because I’m getting old and have accepted the difficulties as part of our journey. When I listen to new songs I want to fight for life, I want to fight for who I am and I want to fight for what I believe in. In our songs we express what we are and what we really believe in, exactly as many other bands do, but this does not mean that everyone must agree with what we say. As far as I’m concerned, it all comes down to music. If I like an album, if the music is great, I don’t worry too much about whether or not to agree with the concepts expressed. There are a lot of albums that I love but which I don’t fully share the ideologies behind the lyrics. The most important thing is the authenticity and singing of what you truly believe in. I can also not embrace the thought expressed, but I respect and listen to it because I know how to be authentic.John Cooper – Skillet frontman
Thanks to the experience with the previous album, John and his wife / guitarist / keyboardist Korey have taken over the reins of the entire “Victorious” production for the first time in their career. “‘Unleashed’ recharged us and made us rediscover our love for writing,” concludes John. “It’s a tight and electronic hard rock album. We wanted a modern and influential sound, such as hip-hop calls on drums and keyboards, without giving up on harder riffs. ‘Victorious’ starts here. Our trust was consolidated with ‘Unleashed’ and with all the previous projects and we really had a lot to say. We thought: ‘We can produce our Skillet album’. A fire has entered us. Korey and I had previously had similar experiences in the past but nothing comparable to this. It is in effect a new chapter in our artistic life“