Personnel: Jen Ledger (vocals, drums); John L. Cooper (vocals); Seth Morrison (guitar); Jonathan Chu (violin); Tate Olsen (cello); Korey Cooper (keyboards, programming, keyboard programming); Howard Benson (keyboard programming); Chris Marvin (background vocals).
Audio Mixers: Andy Wallace; Rich Chycki.
Recording information: NRG Recording, North Hollywood, CA; West Valley Studios, Woodland Hills, CA.
Editors: Carl Diebold; Rosalie.
Photographer: Reid Rolls.
Rise, Grammy Award-nominated Christian rockers Skillet's ninth studio album, is built around a loosely knit narrative that charts the course of an everyday teenager's ascension to adulthood, and the challenges of maintaining one's faith in a largely unforgiving world. The tight, anthemic title cut sets the stage, offering up a rousing, radio-ready declaration of solidarity that admits to the cumbersomeness of youth while maintaining a glass-half-full world view. ~ James Christopher Monger
Billboard (p.47) - "New guitarist Seth Morrison makes his mark on 'Circus for a Psycho' and 'Not Gonna Die.'"