“AWAKE,” the acclaimed new album from Atlantic recording group Skillet, has made a blockbuster chart debut, entering the SoundScan/Billboard 200 at #2, with sales in excess of 67,000.  

The album is also shaping up as a digital phenomenon, with the Deluxe Version reaching the #1 spot on the iTunes Store’s “Top Albums” chart and “Top Rock Chart” within 24 hours of its release.   The “AWAKE” Deluxe Version is currently #3 on iTunes’ “Top Rock Albums” chart.

Produced by Howard Benson (Daughtry, Flyleaf), “AWAKE” is highlighted by the electrifying new single, “Monster.”   The track is currently approaching the top 20 at Active Rock outlets nationwide, while a companion video will premiere today on AOL’s Noise Creep.   Album listening parties are also currently featured on AOL and MSN.

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