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Skillet guitarist Ben Kasica leaving the band

When Skillet comes to the Ichthus Festival this summer, they will be missing a very familiar face: guitarist Ben Kasica. In an announcement Monday, the band said Kasica, who has been with the group for 10 years, will be leaving … Continue reading

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Ichthus: Skillet, the NFL and the WWE

If you’re a football fan, you probably spent last fall hearing Skillet‘s hit Hero played as part of promotions for NBC’s Sunday Night Football. And wrestling fans were treated to Monster in several WWE programs. The financial rewards for that … Continue reading

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Ichthus slide show: Day 3

Photos by Rich Copley

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Ichthus: Skillet – The summer blockbuster of Christian rock bands

Last year, Skillet was the Friday-night headliner at ­Ichthus, making its big show and big anthems the ­centerpiece of party night in Wilmore. This year, we get the sequel, which is appropriate because Skillet is the summer ­blockbuster of Christian … Continue reading

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rc talk: Skillet’s Awake

Review: Skillet’s Awake On the surface, Skillet is just a four-piece rock ‘n’ roll band with a raspy-voiced lead singer. But the Memphis quartet has done what a lot of raspy rock quartets would love to do: rise to the … Continue reading

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Ichthus: Skillet changes it up

OK, I promise I will never get cynical and assume a band is just going to bring back the same show it did last year at Ichthus. Skillet played opening night at Ichthus 2008, and since then, on record, all … Continue reading

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