Skillet RIAA certifications continue with “Monster” certification 5x Platinum and more

12x platinum rockers SKILLET recently returned from Europe after a summer trek of eight countriesplaying in front of 300,000 including Austria, France, Italy, Switzerland and the UK. It was the band’s first trip since their 2020 tour dates had to be canceled due to the pandemic. Skillet amassed a rabid international fanbase throughout his career, sell arenas in 26 countries and four continents.

Speaking of their comeback, lead singer John Cooper remarked, “It was actually a bit emotional. Before Covid we toured Europe almost every year so to be back was just amazing. International travel isn’t what it used to be, ha ha, but we had a fantastic time – those crowds were more than ready to rock, and we can’t wait to get back.

Adding to their growing list of RIAA certifications, the band returned to American soil to find their Comatose album was certified platinum, while the track “The Last Night” was certified gold. These follow on from last fall. triple platinum status of their landmark album Awake, and hit the tracks “Awake & Alive”, become double platinum, “Hero,” triplee-platinum, and “Freak“, already one of the most listened to rock songs in historyreaching 5x platinum status.

Seth Morrison at the NovaRock Festival in Vienna, Austria [CREDIT: David Bitzan]

Guitarist Seth Morrison also recently announced a new partnership with Westminster Effects to create the 2716 Seth Morrison Signature Distortion Pedal, available here.
Delivering quality, professional high-gain tones, the pedal draws inspiration from classic high-gain tube amps such as the Mesa Boogie Dual Rectifier Rev F to dominate guitars, from hard rock to mid-2000s pop punk, in passing through the heaviest metal.

“It was a great experience working with Westminster Effects on a signature pedal,” Morrison recalls. “As a guitarist, it’s exciting to put your name on something as a signature product and then have the great response it’s had so far. The pedal is meant to capture my sound that the people hear at Skillet shows.A big heavy sound, except in pedal form.

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