SKILLET Frontman Talks To GuitarMania.eu (Video)

SKILLET Frontman Talks To GuitarMania.eu (Video)

On October 31, GuitarMania.eu conducted an interview with SKILLET frontman John Cooper in Vienna, Austria. You can now watch the chat below.

SKILLET's new album, "Rise", debuted at No. 4 on the Billboard album chart, selling 60,000 copies in its first week of release. The band's ninth studio offering also debuted at No. 1 on both the Rock Albums and Christian Albums charts. The disc follows up 2009's "Awake", which premiered at a career-high No. 2 for the group and moved 68,000 copies in its first week.

Keyboard and guitar player Korey Cooper told The Pulse Of Radio that the band was perhaps more prepared to make this record than any of its others. "We kind of went in the studio knowing the arrangements we wanted, the sounds we wanted," she said. "Most of my programming was done prior to the studio. Guitar tones we wanted...everything was pretty much set, so it was a matter of just choosing what songs we were gonna do."

SKILLET was recently on the road in North America as part of the Carnival Of Madness tour with SHINEDOWN and other acts.

The quartet is currently taking part in a month-long European tour as openers for NICKELBACK.

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