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Skillet Rise 2013

Rise is the eighth studio album by American Christian rock band Skillet. It was released on June 25, 2013.[5][6] The deluxe edition includes three bonus tracks and a DVD entitled Awake & Live DVD. It is the first album to feature guitarist Seth Morrison.

Skillet Rise 2013

The first single off the album, "Sick of It", was released on SoundCloud on April 8, 2013 and was released on iTunes on April 9,[7] and was released to US rock radio on April 23.[8] "American Noise" was released to iTunes on April 16 as the first promotional single.[9] "Rise" was released as the second promotional single on May 14, 2013.[1][10] Skillet's fourth single, "Not Gonna Die", was released on USA Today on June 10. It was released on iTunes the following day.[11]

In an Interview on January 26, 2013 in Beaumont TX, John announced that the new album would be titled Rise and would be coming out in May 2013,[13][14] but was later scheduled for a June 25, 2013 release.[6][15]

"Sick of It" was released via the iTunes Store on April 9, 2013.[16] The lead Christian radio single, "American Noise", was released on April 16, 2013.[citation needed] The title track "Rise" was released May 14, 2013.[citation needed] The fourth track from the album "Not Gonna Die" was released on June 11, 2013.[citation needed] The band performed the title track off Rise on the July 11, 2013 airing of Conan.[citation needed]

The album has received mostly positive reviews. At CCM Magazine, Matt Conner told that "fans might not appreciate some of the newer flavors", however he evoked that "Skillet refuses to rest on their laurels."[21] Mary Nikkel of New Release Tuesday called this "an achievement well worth the wait, and it promises to set the bar high in the rock and roll genre for years to come."[30] In addition, Jonathan Francesco of New Release Tuesday wrote that "Rise is the quintessential album of the year and one destined to go down in the history books", which he called "the music is epic and memorable, with every song a classic in the making."[31] At Jesus Freak Hideout, Roger Gelwics wrote that the album is a "set to frustrate, enthrall, and polarize".[26] Lee Brown of Indie Vision Music said that the release is "boldly devoted from start to finish."[25] Mike Rimmer at Cross Rhythms felt that "For those who have ears to hear, there's enough here to radically change lives."[22] At HM, Sarah Brehm stated that "as a whole, Rise is a decent rock album that helps revive the band after the mediocre Awake, yet it's still unable to rise above the impressively unique sound Skillet perfected during their classic years."[24] Chad Bowar of Loudwire wrote that this album is "a better album" than their previous offering Awake, when he said that the album "songwriting has more depth, there's added diversity, the concept and lyrics are interesting and uplifting without being preachy", and that "current Skillet fans will find plenty to like, and new fans will be attracted to the album as well."[28] At USA Today, Brian Mansfield highlighted that "the band pushes its musical limits with a coming-of-age tale that begins in a world that appears irreparably broken."[32] Tim Ferrar of Music Is My Oxygen rated the album four-and-a-half-out-of-five-stars, and told that this is "incredible music", yet "as a band, Skillet have floundered a bit in recent years, but with Rise, they have found fresh footing, producing an album that is likely to stand as a hallmark for their career."[33] At, Kim Jones rated the album a perfect five stars, and wrote that "Skillet really did rise above the norm and their previous projects with Rise", and that "each and every song is a masterpiece in its own right."[34] Johan Wippsson of felt this was a "very stable release that [he's] pretty sure that most fans will receive in a positive way!"[29] At Louder Than the Music, Jono Davies affirmed that their "momentum is set to continue."[35]

Rise is the eighth studio album and ninth album overall by American Christian rock band Skillet, released on June 25, 2013. The deluxe edition includes three bonus tracks and a DVD entitled Awake and Live.

The first single off the album, "Sick of It", was released on SoundCloud on April 8, 2013 and was released on iTunes on April 9, and will be released on US rock radio on April 23. "American Noise" was released to iTunes on April 16."Rise" was released as the third single on May 14, 2013. "Not Gonna Die" was the fourth single.