Skillet Release New Single ‘Not Gonna Die’ From New Album ‘Rise

Two-time GRAMMY-nominated and platinum selling Rock band Skillet have teamed with USA Today for the premiere of ‘Not Gonna Die,’ the fourth track issued from their upcoming album, ‘Rise’ (Atlantic/Word). Described by USA Today as “the kind of stirring rock Skillet fans have come to expect,” the song can be heard here, and is also available for purchase on iTunes.

‘Rise,’ which Billboard has already praised for “mixing new sonic flavors into the group’s hard-rock bombast,” is now available for pre-order via the band’s website, will be released on 25th June.

Over the course of the past few weeks, the band has been building anticipation for the album’s arrival by releasing ‘Sick Of It’ and ‘American Noise,’ both of which shot to No. 1 on the iTunes Rock Songs Chart (and at one point, were No. 1 and 2 on the chart). The third song released was the album’s title track, ‘Rise,’ which hit No. 2.

Last week saw the premiere of the official video for lead single ‘Sick Of It,’ currently Top 15 on the mainstream Active Rock chart and rising, while also a massive No. 1 Christian Rock single for 6 weeks and counting.

Following headlining most major Christian summer festivals, as well as mainstage performances on numerous mainstream Rock festivals, on 11th August, Skillet will hit the road as direct support to Shinedown on the Carnival Of Madness Tour, a road show that will see the quartet playing an electrifying mix of new songs and fan favorites. They’ll follow by heading overseas for a month long string of dates with Nickelback in Paris, London, Milan, Berlin and more.

Also at Christian radio, critic fave ‘American Noise’ is receiving its first adds at AC radio in its career, while quickly climbing the Hot AC/CHR chart, currently top ten at No. 8 with a bullet.

‘Rise’ follows the band’s 2009 blockbuster, ‘Awake,’ which was recently certified platinum for sales in excess of one million copies in the U.S. It’s worth noting that Skillet was the only active Rock band to achieve platinum certification in 2012, and were one of only three Rock bands (the other two being Mumford & Sons and the Black Keys) to strike platinum in 2012.