Change of direction for Skillet with new 'Collide' album.

MEMPHIS rock band Skillet, who are undertaking a mini UK tour in December, have announced they will be changing style on their new album, 'Collide'. Said band member Korey Cooper, "We had done the electronic thing for three records. We were happy with 'Alien Youth' and it was selling, but for the next record we decided to go way less on the keyboards and a lot more just straight rock. And obviously Paul Ebersold (3 Doors Down, Sister Hazel) coming into the picture as producer shaped the sound." 'Collide' is released on Memphis-based CCM label Ardent who are in discussions with a mainstream label to take it into the general market. CR

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