Into the Unknown

Release date
1 Jan 1983
Running length
8 tracks
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    Track     Duration Listeners
1 It's Only Over When... 3:45 12,600
2 Chasing the Wild Goose 2:54 14,944
3 Billy Gnosis 3:34 14,871
4 Time and Disregard 7:08 12,923
5 The Dichotomy 5:02 13,428
6 Million Days 3:54 13,221
7 Losing Generation 3:40 13,064
8 You Give Up 3:02 12,522

About this album

Infamous 1983 release Into The Unknown was recounted by the band. The album is often credited for killing the Californian punk rock scene, however the band redeemed themselves and won back the large fan base they repelled with EP Back To The Known.
As a punk album it was a total failure, however on it’s own merits the album has many good qualities rich with synthesizers, keyboards and some quality acoustics all thrown together forging 8 quality songs, with some catchy melodies. If it were 10 years older this album would no doubt be a massive hit leaving Bad Religion bigger than Led Zep!

Whilst the album was looked down upon by the die hard, closed minded punks of the 80’s, it seems the fans of the 21st century feel much differently and strongly believe it deserves to be acknowledged in the band’s fantastic legacy.

If you feel the same here’s a link to a petition, which will be sent off to Epitaph in the hopes that the album will get the resurrection it deserves and will be re mastered and re released.

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  • theDecapitator

    One of favorite Bad Religion albums now.

    28 Apr 11:58am Reply
  • Chumsicles

    honestly this is one of their best albums....certainly better than almost everything that came after Stranger Than Fiction

    7 Sep 2014 Reply
  • jatayuproduct

    good album progressive rock

    26 Mar 2014 Reply
  • zykoveddy

    A prog album recorded by a hardcore punk band... Unique!

    17 Mar 2014 Reply
  • Caelin

    Stunning piece of art!

    21 Feb 2014 Reply
  • wizzxx

    So overlooked..This album is fantastic.

    28 May 2013 Reply
  • dragonity

    WTF? The price for this album is $750 T_T

    10 May 2013 Reply
  • Beojiko

    Think about it, this is actually their most "punk" album despite it not being punk at all

    3 Nov 2012 Reply
  • poor

    don't even joke about that!

    24 Sep 2012 Reply
  • theDecapitator

    Hearing this for the first time now, doesn't sound bad at all but I can understand why fans expecting a Bad Religion-record were dissapointed at the time. Quite enjoyable though...

    12 Aug 2012 Reply
  • Nur_der_FCB

    It's not a bad record but it's definitely not the Bad Religion I know... still, underrated.

    17 Feb 2012 Reply
  • giowbr

    Billy Gnosis rox

    17 Jan 2012 Reply
  • forkimified

    This is a really cool album. Can definitely see why people expecting punk wouldn't be the biggest fans though...

    17 Nov 2011 Reply
  • -Gale-

    underrated disc

    1 Nov 2011 Reply
  • Morgodth

    ...and it's still better than anything on "New America".

    2 Aug 2011 Reply
  • ww2_honor

    If you read Greg Graffin's book, Anarchy Evolution, he says that this is his least favorite album. He only made it to rebel against all the violence that surrounded punk back then. They will never come back to this album.

    14 Apr 2011 Reply
  • Durandal1717

    The single greatest thing to ever be associated with Bad Religion.

    1 Apr 2011 Reply
  • mota_boy_punky

    Come on, re-release it on CD now Epitaph!

    21 Jan 2011 Reply
  • VaiCavalo

    I'm not paying $250 for this... God dammit Epitaph!

    14 Dec 2010 Reply
  • TheMcEneaney

    This is one of the most unbelievable things in rock history. I'm really liking it. I never liked any Bad Religion before.

    10 Nov 2010 Reply
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