SOURCE: Atlantic Records

March 15, 2011 13:16 ET

Skillet Hits #1 at Active Rock Radio Outlets Nationwide With "Awake & Alive"; Grammy-Nominated Rockers Also Score RIAA Gold Certification for "Hero"; Named One of 20 Hardest Working Bands of 2010

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - March 15, 2011) - "Awake & Alive," the latest single from Atlantic recording group Skillet, has bulleted its way to #1 at Active Rock Radio outlets nationwide. Their gold certified album, "AWAKE," now features a trio of Active Rock radio blockbusters including the current hit "Awake and Alive," the RIAA gold certified, top 5 smash, "Monster," and the just certified RIAA gold hit "Hero," -- with digital single sales from the album now exceeding 1.5 million. "Hero," which has already received an array of TV placements including the NFL's Sunday Night Football, NFL Weekend Kickoff promos, ESPN, and more was most recently featured on FOX Sports' "The Daytona 500: The American Dream," a one-hour documentary special delivering fresh and never-before-seen footage from self-professed Skillet fan, Trevor Bayne's historic run to Victory Lane. 

Additionally, Skillet recently announced the release of a new digital EP. The "AWAKE AND REMIXED" EP will feature alternative versions of songs off "AWAKE" and arrive at all DSPs on March 22nd. Named one of the Top 5 "Hardest Working Bands in 2010"on the popular concert site SongKick, Skillet will head out on the road for the "Avalanche Tour 2011," joining Stone Sour, Theory of a Deadman, Art of Dying, and fellow Atlantic recording group Halestorm. The highly anticipated tour begins Thursday, March 24th at Chicago's Aragon Ballroom and then continues through early May. 

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