The Metal Box is a weekly web series posted each Friday where we discuss all things hard rock and heavy metal: news, videos, interviews, live concerts and more.

This week, we talk about Skillet kicking off their Unleashed 2017 Tour with Sick Puppies and Devour the Day at Upstate Concert Hall. Watch video above.

Skillet formed back in 1996 out of Memphis, TN and are touring in support of their hit album Unleashed which was released in 2016 and features the number 1 rock track "Invincible". Gonna be great to see a full live show from these guys as I only had a chance to see them do an intimate, short set last year at Lucky Strike Social in Albany. The tour will also feature the return of Sick Puppies who just played the holiday show back in December at Upstate Concert Hall plus Devour the Day. A great package tour here that will likely sell out.