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Chicago, United States (1999 – present)

Rise Against are a / band from Chicago, Illinois. Formed in 1999, and originally performing under the name Transistor Revolt, they released a self-produced demo entitled Transistor Revolt in 2000, a year before signing with Fat Wreck Chords to release their first two albums, The Unraveling in 2001, and Revolutions Per Minute in 2003. They later switched to Dreamworks Records and recorded their album Siren Song of the Counter Culture. However, Universal Music Group took over Dreamworks Records and Rise Against finally found themselves on Geffen Records, a Universal Music Group subsidiary, releasing Siren Song of the Counter Culture in August 2004. A re-issued version of The Unraveling was released on August 23, 2005 through Fat Wreck Chords. They released their 4th studio album entitled “The Sufferer and The Witness” on July 4th 2006.

Rise Against’s original lineup consisted of Tim McIlrath (vocals and guitar), Joe Principe (bass and vocals, formerly from 88-Fingers Louie), Brandon Barnes (drums), and Mr.Precision (guitar and vocals), and recorded its debut album with renowned punk producer Mass Giorgini. Mr. Precision left the band in 2001 and was replaced by Todd Mohney, the guitarist of McIlrath’s side project The Killing Tree. Shortly after the band signed with Geffen, Mohney left and was replaced by Chris Chasse.


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  • oldMustafa

    not even punk or hardcore anymore methadone sucks so much...worst rise against song, my fucking god

    2 hours ago Reply
  • Gutsman123

    New Album is fucking garbage

    yesterday evening Reply
  • Eli_Minator

    New album sucks

    Yesterday 2:02pm Reply
  • SunSearcher

    - - RISE!

    Yesterday 1:22pm Reply
  • geheimer333

    Wow less haters than I exspected. New album is awesome! Ranking: SSotCC > tS&tW > Rev per Minute > Black Market > AtR > Endgame = The Unraveling

    Yesterday 8:19am Reply
  • tribeonlinefr

    CD Review Rise Against – The Black Market

    Yesterday 4:34am Reply
  • twistednerv

    New album is pretty good. I Don't Want To Be Here Anymore ♥

    Yesterday 3:53am Reply
  • Thamior666

    I love the new album and I know my Rise Against, fuck you

    Yesterday 1:57am Reply
  • LynxBlade

    I'm disappointed with the new album. There are some good moments, but on the whole, if I were to rank their albums, The Black Market is at the bottom

    Yesterday 1:17am Reply
  • Omertalvendetta

    I love the disparate comments that decorate this shoutbox. Personally, I absolutely love The Black Market, but then again, I just recently got into them. Doesn't make me less of a fan; I just realize that there's more I need to listen to from this band. And that starts now.

    Yesterday 12:47am Reply
  • Skizzo7

    Rise Against are dead...sad but true... The Black Market is their worst thing

    Yesterday 10:14pm Reply
  • YesterdaysRain

    New album? Seems boring.

    Yesterday 6:17pm Reply

    The Black market amazing song

    10 Jul 11:09am Reply
  • tooshytoscream

    I love the new album just like every other they've made :)

    9 Jul 9:39pm Reply
  • MrShizo

    People Live Here. I'm so deeply in love with this song

    9 Jul 6:52pm Reply
  • ZombieFoxx

    Methadone is my favorite off the new album. I still can't decide if I like it more than Endgame. I still think TS&TW is my favorite album, but I think that's safe to say for most fans.

    9 Jul 5:17pm Reply
  • benson_x

    Tim McIlrath's voice is so comforting

    9 Jul 2:53pm Reply
  • oldMustafa

    lmfao at tragedy + time being switch stance LOL

    9 Jul 2:07pm Reply
  • bachankas

    I like the new album, the Endgame way continues, great rock album with some punk and blues-rock influences. The Eco-Terrorist in Me is damn beast. I think Zero Visibility is my favourite.

    9 Jul 1:57pm Reply
  • Mr_Holdy

    Endgame much better is new album.

    9 Jul 8:44am Reply
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