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Origin Memphis, Tennessee, United States
Genres Christian rock, Hard rock, Symphonic rock, Industrial rock, Metal
Years active: Since 1996
Labels Ardent, INO Records, Lava/Atlantic Records
John Cooper lead vocals, bass (1996-present)
Korey Cooper keyboard, rhythm guitar, backing vocals, synthesizer (1999-present)
Ben Kasica lead guitar (2001-present)
Jen Ledger drums, backing vocals (2008-present)
Ken Steorts guitar (1996-1999) founder of Visible School in Memphis, TN, a music and worship arts college)
Trey McClurkin drums, backing vocals (1996-2000)
Kevin Haaland guitar (1999-2001)
Lori Peters drums (2000-2007)
Faith Stern keyboards, backing vocals (2002-2003)
Chris Marvin guitar, backing vocals (2002-2003, 2005-2006)
Andrea Winchell keyboard (2005-2006)
Tate Olsen cello (2008-present)
Jonathan Chu violin (2008-present)
Scotty Rock — backing bass (2009-present)
Skillet is a Grammy-nominated Christian hard rock band formed in Memphis, Tennessee in 1996. The band consists of John Cooper (lead vocalist, bassist), his wife Korey Cooper (rhythm guitarist, keyboardist, vocalist), Ben Kasica (lead guitarist), and the newest member Jen Ledger (drummer, vocalist). Skillet has released eight albums, two receiving Grammy nominations: Collide and Comatose. Over the past 13 years, Skillet has spanned many different genres, including hard rock, industrial rock, and symphonic rock. As of late 2009 they have sold over a million albums
Skillet's album Comatose was released on October 3, 2006. It features the singles "Rebirthing," "Whispers In the Dark," "Comatose," "The Older I Get," "Those Nights," and "The Last Night". Skillet's label also released a B-side ("Live Free or Let Me Die") as a single, off their follow-up album Comatose: Deluxe Edition, which includes five acoustic tracks. On September 15 of 2006 Skillet was the main event band at a Broome County church in New York. They played for a youth group opeaning called the Elevate Launch. they played with Decyfer Down, and the youth group band.
In January 2008, Skillet announced that their drummer, Lori Peters, was retiring from the band, feeling that "it's time for her to come off of the road and start a new chapter in her life. Peters' last concert with Skillet was on December 31, 2007.However, during the 2007 Christmas season, she took the time to train Skillet's next drummer, Jen Ledger.
On October 21, 2008, Comatose Comes Alive was released; a CD/DVD combo featuring live recordings of the band's May 9, 2008 concert in Chattanooga, Tennessee. It was shown on the Gospel Music Channel on December 5, 2008.
The Comatose album was certified Gold by the RIAA on November 18, 2009.
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