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LAS VEGAS, NV - SEPTEMBER 15: Singer/bassist John Cooper of the band Skillet performs during the Carnival of Madness tour at The Joint inside the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino on September 15, 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Skillet has set a November 17 release date for Unleashed Beyond, an expanded deluxe edition of its 2016 album Unleashed that will, er, unleash five previously unreleased songs along with remixed versions of the tracks “Feel Invincible,” “Stars” and “The Resistance.”

Those pre-ordering the album will receive an instant download of the Feel Invincible Remix EP, which features five different versions of the track, which hit No. 1 on Billboard’s Rock and Christian charts.

Unleashed also hit No. 1 on the Christian Albums chart and No. 3 on the Billboard 200, and frontman John Cooper tells us the group has been pleased by that success:

“You never know it’s going to be a hit, and of course his is relative. We haven’t sold a million records on this thing or had a pop single, but it is going really good and I’m really pleased because…this record was a lot of fun to make, and it was a lot of fun to write. It got mixed. It sounded good. It’s really fun to play live and I think that kind of, just all the good vibes…the mojo of it. I think the fans are feeling it and that’s really all I want. I want the fans to be really happy.”

Skillet has four tour dates booked this month, wrapping up October 19 in San Diego. The full tracklist for Unleashed Beyond includes:

  1. Feel Invincible
    2. Back From The Dead
    3. Stars
    4. I Want To Live
    5. Undefeated
    6. Famous
    7. Lions
    8. Out Of Hell
    9. Burn It Down
    10. Watching For Comets
    11. Saviors Of The World
    12. The Resistance
    13. Breaking Free [feat. Lacey Sturm] *
    14. Stay Til The Daylight *
    15. Brave *
    16. You Get Me High *
    17. Set It Off *
    18. Feel Invincible (Y2K Remix)
    19. The Resistance (SOLI REMIX)
    20. Stars (The Shack Version)

* Previously Unreleased

Gary Graff is an award-winning music journalist who not only covers music but has written books on Bob Seger, Neil Young and Bruce Springsteen.

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