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Lead singer Tim McIlrath performing as a part of Rise Against at 2006's Warped Tour
Background information
Origin Chicago, Illinois, United States
Genres Melodic hardcore, punk rock, hardcore punk
Years active 1999–present
Labels Fat Wreck Chords, Geffen, Interscope
Associated acts 88 Fingers Louie, Arma Angelus, Baxter, The Honor System, The Killing Tree
Website www.riseagainst.com
Members
Tim McIlrath
Joe Principe
Brandon Barnes
Zach Blair
Former members
Toni Tintari
Mr. Precision
Todd Mohney
Chris Chasse
.Rise Against is an American punk rock band from Chicago, Illinois, formed in 1999. Their current lineup consists of Tim McIlrath (vocals, guitar), Joe Principe (bass guitar), Brandon Barnes (drums), and Zach Blair (guitar), all of whom are straight edge (excluding Barnes) PETA supporters and strict vegetarians/vegans.^ Yes, Rise Against is a band.
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^ Whereabouts Unknown Band Members Tim McIlrath: lead vocals/guitar Zach Blair: guitar/vocals Joe Principe: bass/vocals Brandon Barnes: drums Online Vitals Official Site .
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^ Tim McIlrath was on vocals, Joe Principe on bass and vocals, Tony Tintari on the drums and Mr. Precision on guitar.
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.The band is currently signed to Geffen, a record label owned by Universal Music Group.^ In December 2003, Rise Against signed to Geffen Records and started the production of its third album, Siren Song for the Counter Culture.
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^ The biggest misconception in the punk rock scene is that signing to a major label make a band a sell out.
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^ With a Punk and Hardcore Rock style, the band works with Geffen, a major record label.
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.As of 2010, Rise Against has released five studio albums, two EPs, and one DVD.^ This album is easily the best Rise Against have released so far.
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^ As of 2009, Rise Against has released five studio albums, two EPs, and one DVD. Rise Against spent its first five years signed to the independent record label Fat Wreck Chords, on which it released two studio albums.
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^ Full Rise Against Tabs albums: .
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.Rise Against spent its first five years signed to the independent record label Fat Wreck Chords, on which it released two studio albums.^ This album is easily the best Rise Against have released so far.
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^ They’re on Fat Wreck Chords.
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^ Rise Against released their first two albums under the label Fat Wreck Chords .
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The band gained mainstream popularity with its first two releases on Geffen, Siren Song of the Counter Culture (2004) and The Sufferer & the Witness (2006), which produced several high-charting singles, including "Swing Life Away", "Prayer of the Refugee", and "The Good Left Undone". Their most recent studio album, Appeal to Reason, was released in North America on October 7, 2008, peaking at number three on the U.S. Billboard 200 and producing the singles, "Re-Education (Through Labor)", "Audience of One", and "Savior".

Contents

History

Independent years (1999–2003)

.Rise Against was formed under the name Transistor Revolt[1] in 1999 by former members of the bands 88 Fingers Louie and Baxter.^ The Band's History and its Albums Rise Against was formed in 1999 by the ex-members of the bands '88 Fingers Loui' and 'Baxter', after these bands had broken up.
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^ Rise Against has not listed any members.
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^ A Punk Rock group from Chicago , Rise Against was formed in 1999.
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[2] The first lineup consisted of Tim McIlrath (vocals), Joe Principe (bass and vocals), Toni Tintari (drums), and Mr. Precision (guitar and vocals). .Though the band never performed live with this lineup, it released a self-produced demo/EP entitled Transistor Revolt in 2000, a year before signing with Fat Wreck Chords.^ They’re on Fat Wreck Chords.
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^ The band originally called themselves 'Transistor Revolt', and released a self-produced demo entitled 'Transistor Revolt in 2000'.
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^ Influenced by a blend of '80s hardcore and '90s indie rock, Rise Against released its debut, The Unraveling, via indie label Fat Wreck Chords.
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.Tintari left shortly after recording Transistor Revolt, and was replaced by Brandon Barnes, after a short time with Dan Lumley of Screeching Weasel and Squirtgun as the drummer.^ Early Rise Against members consisted of Joe Principe on bass as well as guitarist Dan Precision, drummer Brandon Barnes, and Tim McIlrath on vocals.
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^ They played great Tue night, even though Brandon did get off time at some parts, but he's a drummer it happens.
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.The band changed its name to Rise Against in 2001 and released its first album, The Unraveling (produced by veteran punk producer Mass Giorgini) on Fat Wreck Chords that same year.^ This album is easily the best Rise Against have released so far.
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^ Yes, Rise Against is a band.
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^ The following year, the band signed with Fat Wreck Chords and released their first album 'The Unraveling' in 2001, produced by veteran punk rock producer Mass Giorgini.
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[3] Mr. Precision left the band in 2001, and was replaced by Todd Mohney before the band began writing their second full-length album.[1]
.After touring in support of The Unraveling, the band returned to the studio in December 2002 to work on their second full-length, Revolutions per Minute (produced by Bill Stevenson and Jason Livermore at The Blasting Room),[3][2] which was released in 2003. The band toured extensively in support of its first two records, performing in supporting roles for Sick of It All, NOFX, Agnostic Front, No Use for a Name,[4] AFI, and Strung Out.^ They released The Unraveling in 2001, and Revolutions Per Minute the following year.
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^ 'Revolutions Per Minute', the band's second album was released in 2003 and produced by Bill Stevenson.
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^ For their fifth studio album the band teamed up with Bill Stevenson (Black Flag, Descendants) and Jason Livermore to record at the Blasting Room in Ft.
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.In addition, Rise Against participated in the 2003 Warped Tour.^ Latest News Rise Against announced that they would be heading their own tour through North America throughout the summer of 2007 and would not be part of the Warped Tour.
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^ In December 2003, Rise Against signed to Geffen Records and started the production of its third album, Siren Song for the Counter Culture.
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^ Rise Against brings their music and their messages around the world with tours to Australia , Europe , and the United States.
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[5]

Siren Song of the Counter Culture (2004–2005)

.Rise Against signed onto Dreamworks Records in December 2003 and recorded their third album, Siren Song of the Counter Culture, in 2004.[3] Dreamworks was shortly absorbed by the Universal Music Group, and Rise Against found itself with Geffen Records, a Universal Music Group subsidiary.^ Also pick up their latest release, Siren Song of the Counter Culture .
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^ In December 2003, Rise Against signed to Geffen Records and started the production of its third album, Siren Song for the Counter Culture.
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^ Rise Against - Appeal to Reason Record Label: Geffen Records Release Date: October 7, 2008 We're broken but still breathing / We are wounded but we are healing / We pick right up where we left off / Breathe on the ashed that remained.
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.Shortly after the band signed with Geffen, Mohney left and was replaced by guitarist Chris Chasse.^ Shortly after the band had signed with Geffen Records, band member Mohney left and was replaced by guitarist Chris Chasse.
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^ Guitarist Chris Chasse announced that he was leaving the band on the band's official website on February 23, 2007, citing reasons such as an overwhelming tour schedule with growing pressures and demands.
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^ Chasse's replacement was Zach Blair from 'Only Crime' and longtime friend of the band.
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.Rise Against released Siren Song of the Counter Culture in August 2004 on Geffen Records.^ Later Rise Against albums included 2004's Siren Song of the Counter Culture , and The Sufferer & the Witness in 2006.
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^ Also pick up their latest release, Siren Song of the Counter Culture .
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^ Rise Against released their first two albums under the label Fat Wreck Chords .
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.The album, in addition to being the band's first on a major record label, was their first to reach the Billboard 200 chart[2] and to be certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).^ The album also debuts at #1 on the Billboard Digital Album chart.
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^ The album sold 64,700 copies in its first week and peaked at number three on the U.S. Billboard 200,[27] making it Rise Against's highest charting album to date.
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^ However, he goes on to say that because of the album being the band's major-label debut, "maybe the fuller sound and occasional forays into acoustic guitars and cello overdubs...are OK."[7] Rise Against toured North America, Europe, Australia, and Japan in support of Siren Song of the Counter Culture.
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[6] .The album received generally slightly positive ratings from critics.^ The album received generally slightly positive ratings from critics.
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^ In addition to earning Rise Against its best chart and sales numbers at the time, the album was generally well-received by critics.
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.It was mainly criticized for its accessibility and melodious sound compared to previous Rise Against works.^ It was mainly criticized for its accessibility and melodious sound compared to previous Rise Against works.
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^ In addition to earning Rise Against its best chart and sales numbers at the time, the album was generally well-received by critics.
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.In giving the album 3 out of 5 stars, Johnny Loftus of Allmusic said that Siren Song of the Counter Culture sometimes "gets carried away with its own melodic urgency."^ In giving the album 3 out of 5 stars, Johnny Loftus of Allmusic said that Siren Song of the Counter Culture sometimes "gets carried away with its own melodic urgency."
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^ ''The Sufferer & the Witness'' (2006–2007)In January 2006, after touring in support of Siren Song of the Counter Culture, Rise Against recorded their fourth studio album at the Blasting Room studio in Fort Collins, Colorado with producers Bill Stevenson and Jason Livermore.
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^ Later Rise Against albums included 2004's Siren Song of the Counter Culture , and The Sufferer & the Witness in 2006.
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However, he goes on to say that because of the album being the band's major-label debut, "maybe the fuller sound and occasional forays into acoustic guitars and cello overdubs...are OK."[7]
.Rise Against toured North America, Europe, Australia, and Japan in support of Siren Song of the Counter Culture.^ Rise Against embarked on a North American tour with fellow bands Rancid, Billy Talent, Killswitch Engage, and Riverboat Gamblers in June and July 2009.
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^ ''The Sufferer & the Witness'' (2006–2007)In January 2006, after touring in support of Siren Song of the Counter Culture, Rise Against recorded their fourth studio album at the Blasting Room studio in Fort Collins, Colorado with producers Bill Stevenson and Jason Livermore.
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^ Later Rise Against albums included 2004's Siren Song of the Counter Culture , and The Sufferer & the Witness in 2006.
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[8] .Some of the most notable mentions include performances on the first international Taste of Chaos tour in 2005 (with Funeral for a Friend, Story of the Year, The Used, and Killswitch Engage),[3][9] a worldwide tour to the UK, Germany, Australia, and Japan, the Give It a Name tour in the UK, the Reading Festival and Leeds Festival in the UK, a US tour with Alkaline Trio, and the Warped Tour in North America.^ Some of the most notable mentions include performances on the first international Taste of Chaos tour in 2005 (with Funeral for a Friend, Story of the Year, The Used, and Killswitch Engage),[9] a worldwide tour to the UK, Germany, Australia, and Japan, the Give It a Name tour in the UK, the Reading Festival and Leeds Festival in the UK, a US tour with Alkaline Trio, and the Warped Tour in North America.
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^ Rise Against embarked on a North American tour with fellow bands Rancid, Billy Talent, Killswitch Engage, and Riverboat Gamblers in June and July 2009.
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^ And for a band that has built its career through a substantial touring history, having shared stages with an eclectic array of acts including Agnostic Front, Alexisonfire, Alkaline Trio, Bad Religion, Killswitch Engage and Sick Of It All, performing its newest material on the road seems almost full circle.
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The Sufferer & the Witness (2006–2007)

.In January 2006, after touring in support of Siren Song of the Counter Culture, Rise Against recorded their fourth studio album at the Blasting Room studio in Fort Collins, Colorado with producers Bill Stevenson and Jason Livermore.^ Siren Song of the Counter Culture (99 reviews - read ) .
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^ Rise Against made their major-label debut in August 2004 with Siren Song of the Counter Culture.
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[10][11] Mixed by Chris Lord-Alge at Resonate Sound in Burbank, California,[11] The Sufferer & the Witness was released on July 4, 2006.[12] The album peaked at number 10 on the U.S. Billboard 200 chart, selling 48,397 copies in its first week of release;[13] it was eventually certified gold by the RIAA in 2008.[6] The Age newspaper said that with The Sufferer & the Witness, the band "returns to their punk roots."[14] In addition to earning Rise Against its best chart and sales numbers at the time, the album was generally well-received by critics. .Corey Apar of Allmusic, in giving the album 4 out of 5 stars, said of it, "the band's inner grit is aptly drawn out amid all the pit-ready choruses and fist-in-the-air, stirring lyrics."^ Corey Apar of Allmusic, in giving the album 4 out of 5 stars, said of it, "the band's inner grit is aptly drawn out amid all the pit-ready choruses and fist-in-the-air, stirring lyrics."
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^ In giving the album 3 out of 5 stars, Johnny Loftus of Allmusic said that Siren Song of the Counter Culture sometimes "gets carried away with its own melodic urgency."
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^ Album Description Users Say 6 ratings You Say click on a star to rate Ready to Fall Released: 2006 Label: N\A View Tracks (1) .
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.She goes on to say, "Rise Against continue to muscularly confront political and personal grievances to the tune of swirling guitars, assertive rhythms, and Tim McIlrath's sandpapered vocals."^ Wendy chats with Tim McIlrath of Rise Against Wendy checks in with Tim McIlrath, front man of Rise Against, minutes after the inauguration of Barack Obama to talk politics, books, tours, and Rise Against's parting gift for the Bush Administration.
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^ Band Members Tim McIlrath (vocals / rhythm guitar) Joe Principe (bass / backing vocals) Zach Blair (lead guitar / backing vocals) Brandon Barnes (drums) You can’t force artistry.

^ Rise Against continued playing shows into 2007, but their extensive tour schedule eventually proved to be too much for Chasse, who bowed out that February.
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[15] Contrastingly, Christine Leonard of Fast Forward Weekly says of the band, "Returning to their old school form with the ballistic intensity of "Bricks," they just as quickly lose focus with questionable efforts such as 'Worth Dying For' and the oh-so-weary 'Prayer of the Refugee.'"[16]
.A DVD titled Generation Lost was released on December 5, 2006 to promote the band and their new album.^ A DVD titled Generation Lost was released on December 5, 2006 to promote the band and their new album.
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^ Punk Rock band Rise Against is on tour to support their new album, Appeal to Reason .
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^ Flobots are finishing their new album for release in 2010, tentatively titled Survival Story.
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.It contains a documentary of the careers of the band members, as well as live performance videos and making-of clips.^ Staff Picks 2009 Browse 350+ Radio Stations 10,000+ Music Videos, Live Performances and More!
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[17] .Rise Against toured in support of The Sufferer & the Witness throughout the second half of 2006 and all of 2007. The band was a headliner in the 2006 Warped Tour.^ State of the Union (Warped Tour 2006) .
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^ Yes, Rise Against is a band.
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^ Like the Angel (Warped Tour 2006) .
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[18] .In late 2006, the band co-headlined a tour with Thursday that included the bands Circa Survive and Billy Talent.^ The band spent the summer tearing up Warped's main stage before hooking up with Thursday and Billy Talent that fall.
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[19] .In early 2007, the band supported My Chemical Romance as openers on the first half of their arena tour.^ My Chemical Romance got started in the early 2000s, when lead singer Gerard Way and drummer Matt...

^ But then it was hard because Frenzal Rhomb were borderline in 2003 for Sans Souci and My Chemical Romance had a claim tot he 2006 title as well with The Black Parade.
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^ Punk Rock band Rise Against is on tour to support their new album, Appeal to Reason .
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[20] .On February 23, 2007, Rise Against announced the departure of guitarist Chris Chasse on the band's official website.^ Yes, Rise Against is a band.
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^ Rise Against Tickets - February 2009 .
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^ Early Rise Against members consisted of Joe Principe on bass as well as guitarist Dan Precision, drummer Brandon Barnes, and Tim McIlrath on vocals.
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[21] .Chasse was replaced by longtime friend Zach Blair from Only Crime.^ The band solidered on, enlisting Only Crime's Zach Blair to temporarily take his place.
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[22] .On June 15, 2007, the band began their first official headlining tour in support of The Sufferer & the Witness; it was a North American tour that lasted throughout the summer months.^ Warped Tour , which turned 15 this summer.

^ Rise Against's fourth album, The Sufferer & The Witness, continues to build upon the solid punk foundation the band started upon it's inception.
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^ R.A then went on to make this album, and The Sufferer And The Witness, which have longer, more thought out songs like on the American idiot album.
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[23] During this tour, on July 3, 2007, Rise Against released an EP in Canada titled This Is Noise, which was subsequently released in the United States on January 15, 2008.

Appeal to Reason (since 2008)

Rise Against performing live in San Juan Hill, New York on October 14, 2008 in support of Appeal to Reason
.To support the upcoming album, Rise Against played at the sixteenth annual KROQ Weenie Roast on May 17 in Irvine, California, and at the sixth annual Download Festival on June 13 at Donington Park, England.^ Later Rise Against albums included 2004's Siren Song of the Counter Culture , and The Sufferer & the Witness in 2006.
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^ He adds, " Rise Against may be nervous about leaving the underground behind, but with sharp songs like these, they're ready for the rest of the world."
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^ Rise Against continued playing shows into 2007, but their extensive tour schedule eventually proved to be too much for Chasse, who bowed out that February.
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They also played at Switzerland's Greenfield Festival as well as Germany's Hurricane Festival and Southside Festival.[24][25] Like several previous years, the band participated in the Vans Warped Tour, although they decided only to perform on the tour's west coast swing from August 6 to August 17.[26]
.Rise Against's fifth studio album Appeal to Reason was released on October 4 in Australia, October 6 across Europe, and October 7 in the United States.^ Rise Against brings their music and their messages around the world with tours to Australia , Europe , and the United States.
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^ In October of 2008, Rise Against released their fifth album, Appeal to Reason .
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^ Selling thousands of albums, Rise Against 's Appeal to Reason is flying off the shelves.
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.The album sold 64,700 copies in its first week and peaked at number three on the U.S. Billboard 200,[27] making it Rise Against's highest charting album to date.^ The album also debuts at #1 on the Billboard Digital Album chart.
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^ Change has come, Rise Against 's Appeal To Reason debuts at #3 on the Billboard Top 200 chart this week with 64,701 units sold.
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^ Their fourth album, The Sufferer & the Witness, appeared in July 2006 and its debut at number ten on the Billboard Top 200 was their highest yet.
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.Appeal to Reason was met with generally positive reviews.^ Rise Against - Appeal to Reason - Album Review - AbsolutePunk.net .
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.However, critics did not rate it as highly as The Sufferer & the Witness, mostly blaming the movement toward the mainstream and away from faster hardcore punk.^ Rise Against's fourth album, The Sufferer & The Witness, continues to build upon the solid punk foundation the band started upon it's inception.
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^ The strongest surprise of The Sufferer & The Witness is "Roadside," a gorgeous ballad augmented by a string section that finds Rise Against shattering the rudimentary hardcore punk mold once again.
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Giving the album a C+ rating, Marc Weingarten of Entertainment Weekly says the album is filled with "protest anthems that lean closer to the burnished angst of such bands as New Found Glory and Fall Out Boy than the genuine outrage of brainy Green Day" and songs that are "peppy but pretty empty, power-chord downers with little bark or bite."[28] Kyle Anderson of Rolling Stone states that the songs on Appeal to Reason "are driven by an ever-sharpening pop sensibility." .He concludes by saying, "Rise Against may be nervous about leaving the underground behind, but with sharp songs like these, they're ready for the rest of the world."^ He adds, " Rise Against may be nervous about leaving the underground behind, but with sharp songs like these, they're ready for the rest of the world."
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^ Rise Against - Like The Angel (song with lyrics) .
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^ Rise Against made their major-label debut in August 2004 with Siren Song of the Counter Culture.
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[29]
.Rise Against embarked on a North American tour with fellow bands Rancid, Billy Talent, Killswitch Engage, and Riverboat Gamblers in June and July 2009.[30] They will be on a short tour of the UK in November, which is supported by the bands Thursday and Poison the Well.^ Yes, Rise Against is a band.
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^ Rise Against Tickets - 2009 Tour Schedule .
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^ Rise Against Tickets - March 2009 .
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[31] .The band also played at KROQ's Almost Acoustic Christmas in December 2009, playing right before AFI.^ Noel Gallagher from Oasis hung out with Wendy and played Guest DJ before their show at The Susquehanna Center on December 19th .
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^ TAC says: December 10, 2009 at 3:21 pm One is into debt if one could not afford to pay for it right now.
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^ "We're a band that's done everything from hardcore songs to poppy songs to acoustic ballads that get played on the radio," says vocalist/guitarist Tim McIlrath.
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.The band will release a split record with Face to Face, although no date has been announced.^ Rise Against is one of my favorites bands and I love all their records and I think they improve with each release.
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[32] .After completing a European tour from October to November 2009 and an Australian tour in January and February 2010, Rise Against will begin working on a new album.^ Rise Against Tickets - 2009 Tour Schedule .
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^ Rise Against Tickets - March 2009 .
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^ Rise Against Tickets - November 2008 .
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[33]

Politics and ethics

.All of the group's members are vegetarian/vegan and active supporters of PETA, an animal rights organization.^ The group cares about the environment and as vegetarians, Rise Against supports animal rights.
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^ Rise Against supports PETA, the animal rights group, and as vegetarians they do not eat meat.
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^ PM Dave Brookhouser says: Wow ...as for Rise Against ALL of the group's members are vegetarians and active supporters of PETA, an animal rights organization and are "Straight Edge" ala Rollins and Ian McKay.
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[34] .Their video for the single "Ready to Fall" contains footage of factory farming, rodeos, and sport hunting, as well as deforestation, melting ice caps, and forest fires.^ Man needs to make sure it does, but it will > not be possible to do that by controlling gas > proportions in the atmosphere, snow and ice > need to be melted where it falls.
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^ Video - Fire And Ice Fest - True Colors, Loud And Clear, The Real Danger, Rhythm To The Madness - Centro Civico Can Baste, Barcelona (ESP) .
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^ Video Rise Against - Ready to Fall .
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The group has called the video the most important video they have ever made.[35] The Director's Cut of the video was first made available to a PETA website.[36] .In 2009, the band was voted Best Animal-Friendly Band by PETA.[37] In addition to being strict vegetarians, all the members of Rise Against, except drummer Brandon Barnes, are straight edge, abstaining from consuming alcohol or using recreational drugs.^ Rise Against Tickets - March 2009 .
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^ Rise Against- give it all .
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^ Rise Against Tickets - February 2009 .
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[38]
.In addition to their support of animal rights, the band has voiced their support for other liberal-minded political causes.^ They are a politically minded band.
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^ The group cares about the environment and as vegetarians, Rise Against supports animal rights.
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^ Rise Against supports PETA, the animal rights group, and as vegetarians they do not eat meat.
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During the 2004 United States presidential election, the band was part of Punkvoter,[39] a political activist group, and appeared on the Rock Against Bush, Vol. 1 compilation. .During the 2008 presidential election, the band members endorsed Barack Obama.^ Barack Obama Rancid (Band) Tim Armstrong U.S. Politics Politics 33 comment(s) / Post a Comment Me says: Are you kidding??
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[40] .In a news bulletin in early 2009, the band stated: "Few things are more exciting than watching Bush finally release America as his eight year hostage."^ Better Than : Umm, the Bush years?
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^ In a news bulletin in early 2009, the band stated: "Few things are more exciting than watching Bush finally release America as his eight year hostage."
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^ During the 2004 United States presidential election, the band was part of Punkvoter,[39] a political activist group, and appeared on the Rock Against Bush, Vol.
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[41]

Vans shoes

On May 23, 2007 Rise Against announced their endorsement of a new line of Vans shoes that would be "completely vegan in consideration to [their] animal rights efforts".[42] In response to criticism spawning from a rampant rumor of Vans' use of sweatshops, Rise Against released a statement to address the matter on both their MySpace profile and website saying,
.Just a quick note to address a handful of concern that some of you have addressed in regards to the shoe that we've teamed up with VANS to produce.^ So if you want to find great seats check TicketNetwork, and pick up some of the cheapest Bielefeld Rise Against tickets on the web!
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^ I'm unloading some stuff and getting repairs done at the moment, so you've got a couple hours to kill.
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^ So if you want to find great seats check TicketNetwork, and pick up some of the best Denver Rise Against tickets on the web!
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.All VANS shoes, including the RISE AGAINST VEGAN shoe are manufactured in factories that follow strict guidelines that are designed to protect the workers involved in this process.^ Later Rise Against albums included 2004's Siren Song of the Counter Culture , and The Sufferer & the Witness in 2006.
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^ The security of knowing you have the best Garage Rise Against tickets , will give you the bragging rights over all of your friends!
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^ You can find cheap Rise Against tickets Munich on TicketNetwork, the place to find all the best seats to all the hottest events.
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The right to fair compensation, the right to associate freely and bargain collectively, the right to work free from discrimination and harassment, and the right to a safe clean workplace are among many of the guidelines that VANS and the factories that produce VANS are committed to. We are proud to work with such a progressive and legendary company.[43]

Musical style and influences

.Rise Against's musical style throughout the band's career has been described by most critics as hardcore punk,[44][45][46] melodic hardcore,[47][48][49] or punk rock.^ I was at the concert, Rise Against rocked.
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^ A Punk Rock group from Chicago , Rise Against was formed in 1999.
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^ With a Punk and Hardcore Rock style, the band works with Geffen, a major record label.
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[50][51] .The band has cited numerous punk and hardcore bands as influences to its music.^ Twitter Punk, Hardcore, Metal And More News / Shows / Videos / Promo / Bands / Press / Team / Links / Calendar 2010 / Imprint FACE THE SHOW ARCHIVE .
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In 2004, drummer Brandon Barnes stated: "I think we have a lot of different influences from hardcore like old Cave In, to a lot of punk like Face to Face, Screeching Weasel, and Down By Law."[52]
.In 2006, Tim McIlrath stated of the band's style: "We’re emulating Minor Threat and Black Flag.^ For their fifth studio album the band teamed up with Bill Stevenson (Black Flag, Descendants) and Jason Livermore to record at the Blasting Room in Ft.
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^ "We're a band that's done everything from hardcore songs to poppy songs to acoustic ballads that get played on the radio," says vocalist/guitarist Tim McIlrath.
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Who knows, maybe if Ian MacKaye was wearing eyeliner then I would be."[53] Other bands that have influenced Rise Against include Descendents,[53] Dead Kennedys,[53] Refused,[52] and Bad Religion.[52]

Band members

Former members

  • Toni Tintari – drums (1999–2000) (only in Transistor Revolt)
  • Mr. Precision (Dan Wleklinski) – lead guitar, backing vocals (1999–2002)
  • Todd Mohney – lead guitar, backing vocals (2002–2004)
  • Chris Chasse – lead guitar, backing vocals (2004–2007)

Timeline

Discography

Award nominations

Year Single Award Result
2009 "Re-Education (Through Labor)" MuchMusic Video Award Nominated

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.Rise Against (1998-Now) is hardcore band from Chicago, IL. Besides performing and writing songs, they are supporters of PETA and are very interested in politics and in the world around us.^ Chicago-based punk band Rise Against humbled by fame .
  • Rise Against: Appeal to Reason < Reviews | PopMatters 6 January 2010 19:17 UTC www.popmatters.com [Source type: General]

^ Yes, Rise Against is a band.
  • Machinima.com :: View topic - Rise Against Recasting [Male & Female] - Loatel Studios 6 January 2010 19:17 UTC www.machinima.com [Source type: General]

^ Poll: What is the best Rise Against song?  .
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Albums

The Unraveling (2001)

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  • We all dream the same dream everynight to burn the world that you call civilized.^ You could stay on the same label you’re on – it could be a kid’s label out of his fucking basement and you stay with that kid’s label for ten years – some kid is going to call you a sell out somewhere.
    • ThePunkSite.com | Rise Against Interview - Zach Blair 24 January 2010 10:37 UTC www.thepunksite.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ R epresentatives of the governments of the world, good morning to all of you.
    • Rise Up Against the EmpireBy Hugo ChavezHugo Chavez's address to the United Nations 24 January 2010 10:37 UTC www.countercurrents.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ If you went to get Jauffre's chestnut horse, called "Weynon Priory Horse" at Cloud Ruler Temple, then you may have noticed that there was also a Bay Horse there with the same name.
    • GameFAQs: The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion - Game of the Year Edition (PC) Horse Guide by _Rise_Against_ 24 January 2010 10:37 UTC www.gamefaqs.com [Source type: General]

    • Alive and Well
  • Take my hand and I'll promise not to ever let it go. .
    • My Life Inside Your Heart
  • You're the new revolution, the angst-filled adolescent, you fit the stereotype well.^ My Life Inside Your Heart full track .
    • Rise Against’s Charts – Discover music, videos, concerts, & pictures at Last.fm 6 January 2010 19:17 UTC lastfm.spiegel.de [Source type: General]

    ^ My life inside your heart .
    • Rise Against’s Charts – Discover music, videos, concerts, & pictures at Last.fm 6 January 2010 19:17 UTC lastfm.spiegel.de [Source type: General]

    ^ My Life Inside Your Heart lyrics .
    • Rise Against Lyrics, Lyrics to Rise Against 24 January 2010 10:37 UTC www.lyricsmode.com [Source type: General]

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    • Six Ways 'Til Sunday
  • The remains of summer memories spent so far away free from the fear or jealousy that plagues our lives today.^ Six Ways 'til Sunday full track .
    • Rise Against’s Charts – Discover music, videos, concerts, & pictures at Last.fm 6 January 2010 19:17 UTC lastfm.spiegel.de [Source type: General]

    ^ Rise Against - Six Ways 'til Sunday .
    • Rise Against’s Charts – Discover music, videos, concerts, & pictures at Last.fm 6 January 2010 19:17 UTC lastfm.spiegel.de [Source type: General]

    ^ Remains of Summer Memories full track .
    • Rise Against’s Charts – Discover music, videos, concerts, & pictures at Last.fm 6 January 2010 19:17 UTC lastfm.spiegel.de [Source type: General]

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    • Remains of Summer Memories
  • Drown in the flood of the tears that have been wept and I scream to the sky.^ Remains of Summer Memories full track .
    • Rise Against’s Charts – Discover music, videos, concerts, & pictures at Last.fm 6 January 2010 19:17 UTC lastfm.spiegel.de [Source type: General]

    ^ Rise Against - The Unraveling - 07 - Remains of Summer Memories.mp3 .
    • Rise Against › Rise Against › isoHunt › the BitTorrent & P2P search engine 24 January 2010 10:37 UTC isohunt.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Remains Of Summer Memories lyrics .
    • Rise Against Lyrics, Lyrics to Rise Against 24 January 2010 10:37 UTC www.lyricsmode.com [Source type: General]
    • Rise Against lyrics | Lyricsty.com 24 January 2010 10:37 UTC www.lyricsty.com [Source type: General]

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    • The Unraveling
  • Now keep this line open to get this call from you, speak the words that keep me coming back to you.^ Find, share and create events anywhere in the world Keep track of your favorite performers Get alerts delivered to your inbox Join now - It's FREE! Would you like to be notified when Rise Against comes to Houston ?
    • Rise Against Concert, Rise Against Tour Dates | Schedule & Tickets — Eventful 24 January 2010 10:37 UTC eventful.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Zach: No, just everybody here in Canada, please keep coming and thank you so much for taking such good care of the band.
    • ThePunkSite.com | Rise Against Interview - Zach Blair 24 January 2010 10:37 UTC www.thepunksite.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ (October 6, 2009) a dude I know is coming back from afganistan this month, he was pretty much mentally disturbed before he went there, can't imagine what he's like now.
    • Punknews.org | Rise Against respond to military sponsorship controversy 6 January 2010 19:17 UTC www.punknews.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

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    • Everchanging
  • Trying to make a difference but where the fuck did you go wrong?^ Richie: Where did you go to college?
    • Rise Against | :PensEyeView 6 January 2010 19:17 UTC penseyeview.com [Source type: General]

    ^ For $10, how can you go wrong?

    ^ I tried 2 times to make Rise Against more competitive but I failed, and I'm happy I did fail cos I would have ruined what Rise Against really was.
    • nrg-gaming the next rise against? - Combat Arms Battlegrounds - NEXON Europe 6 January 2010 19:17 UTC forum.nexoneu.com [Source type: General]

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    • Sometimes Selling Out Is Giving Up
  • You're heart grows heavier with time and I fell victim to the changing tide and this blood has long since dried
    • Weight of Time
  • How long will this taint all these words spilling from my mouth.^ As Rise Against prepare to touch down in Australia for the first time since 2007’s Taste of Chaos tour, the promoter has found room to sell a few more tickets, but they won't last long.
    • Rise Against gigs, news, photos, videos, features & music reviews on FasterLouder.com.au 24 January 2010 10:37 UTC www.fasterlouder.com.au [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Samuel: Well, how long have you been on tour now?
    • ROCKZONE.COM: Interviews: Rise Against 24 January 2010 10:37 UTC www.rockzone.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Warped Tour is this giant reunion of all these bands you've toured with; when you've toured for six years, you can't even list all the bands.
    • Siren Song of the Counter Culture | WireTap | AlterNet 6 January 2010 19:17 UTC www.alternet.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    • Faint Resemblance

Revolutions Per Minute (2003)

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  • Simply because you can breathe, doesn't mean you're alive, or that you really live.^ But if you're really, really lucky..
    • How High Will Seas Rise? Get Ready for Seven Feet - sci.environment | Google Groups 24 January 2010 10:37 UTC groups.google.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Simply donning a uniform doesn’t make you a perfect or noble person.
    • Rise Against Interview [2008] - The Red Alert 6 January 2010 19:17 UTC www.theredalert.com [Source type: General]

    ^ ORIGINAL: Tarox If you're noticing more Christians doing it, I think it's because honestly, we are free to do it thanks to the salvation of Christ.

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    • Black Masks and Gasoline
  • You're still searching for these answers, they're not inside your wrist
    • Heaven Knows
  • A beating heart and a microphone, a ticking clock in an empty home, still tells of these times so long ago.^ My life inside your heart .
    • Rise Against’s Charts – Discover music, videos, concerts, & pictures at Last.fm 6 January 2010 19:17 UTC lastfm.spiegel.de [Source type: General]

    ^ Black Masks and Gasoline full track .
    • Rise Against’s Charts – Discover music, videos, concerts, & pictures at Last.fm 6 January 2010 19:17 UTC lastfm.spiegel.de [Source type: General]

    ^ Blacks masks and gasoline .
    • Rise Against’s Charts – Discover music, videos, concerts, & pictures at Last.fm 6 January 2010 19:17 UTC lastfm.spiegel.de [Source type: General]

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    • Like the Angel
  • I hit the ground and I'm still running but I need a place to stay tonight, I swear I'll be gone in the morning I just need somewhere now
    • Voices Off Camera
  • Before you swallow me into your perfect life, I'm not going out without a fight.^ Voices Off Camera: full track .
    • Rise Against’s Charts – Discover music, videos, concerts, & pictures at Last.fm 6 January 2010 19:17 UTC lastfm.spiegel.de [Source type: General]

    ^ I wanted to go out and see places and do this.
    • Rise Against Biography, Information, Discography, Pictures, etc. 6 January 2010 19:17 UTC www.popstarsplus.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Voices off Camera?
    • Rise Against’s Charts – Discover music, videos, concerts, & pictures at Last.fm 6 January 2010 19:17 UTC lastfm.spiegel.de [Source type: General]

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    • Last Chance Blueprint
  • If I could paint how I feel, I'd draw bullseye on your forehead my anger is not misdirected unless it somehow misses you
    • To The Core
  • These calloused fingers are wrapped around a black ball-point pen.^ Last Chance Blueprint 10.
    • Rise Against - Revolutions Per Minute Review - sputnikmusic 6 January 2010 19:17 UTC www.sputnikmusic.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Last Chance Blueprint lyrics .
    • Rise Against Lyrics, Lyrics to Rise Against 24 January 2010 10:37 UTC www.lyricsmode.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Last Chance Blueprint full track .
    • Rise Against’s Charts – Discover music, videos, concerts, & pictures at Last.fm 6 January 2010 19:17 UTC lastfm.spiegel.de [Source type: General]

    • Amber Changing

Siren Song of the Counter Culture (2004)

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  • If We're the flagship of peace and prosperity we're taking on water and about to fuckin' sink
    • State of the Union
  • Is this the life that you lead, or the life that's led for you?^ Is this the life that you lead?
    • Rise Against on Yahoo! Music 24 January 2010 10:37 UTC new.music.yahoo.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ There are still salvos of sharply defined social criticism -- "If we're the flagship of peace and prosperity/We're taking on water and about to f*cking sink," begins the blistering hardcore opener, "State of the Union."
    • Rise against Hardcore & Punk Music - Browse Music at bizrate. Compare Prices and Read Consumer Reviews 24 January 2010 10:37 UTC www.bizrate.com [Source type: General]

    ^ If we're the flagship of peace and prosperity, We're taking on water and about to fuckin' sink.
    • Rise Against: Nazi Wingnuts or Just Plain Lazy? - Phoenix Music - Up on the Sun 24 January 2010 10:37 UTC blogs.phoenixnewtimes.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .Will you take the road that'ts been laid out before you?^ And if you'll excuse me, I've got some other business to attend to before we're out of here."
    • Machinima.com :: View topic - Rise Against Recasting [Male & Female] - Loatel Studios 6 January 2010 19:17 UTC www.machinima.com [Source type: General]

    ^ How about you get your facts straight and LISTEN to the music before you just go throwing out that all they are are "Nazi's".
    • Rise Against: Nazi Wingnuts or Just Plain Lazy? - Phoenix Music - Up on the Sun 24 January 2010 10:37 UTC blogs.phoenixnewtimes.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Maybe you should do your homework before you put out another half-fast, inaccurate article like this one.
    • Rise Against: Nazi Wingnuts or Just Plain Lazy? - Phoenix Music - Up on the Sun 24 January 2010 10:37 UTC blogs.phoenixnewtimes.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

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    • Paper Wings
  • "I don't love you anymore", is all I remember you telling me, never ever felt so cold.^ "'I don't love you anymore/Is all I remember you telling me."
    • Rise against Hardcore & Punk Music - Browse Music at bizrate. Compare Prices and Read Consumer Reviews 24 January 2010 10:37 UTC www.bizrate.com [Source type: General]

    ^ We only ask that you act respectfully and above all: don't be a troll and ruin it for everyone else.
    • Destructoid - Rock Band DLC: Kings of Leon, Rancid, Rise Against, Lush 6 January 2010 19:17 UTC www.destructoid.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ And I can tell you from experience in India that they don’t end up with great people.
    • Calls For Protectionist Retaliation Against China Rise « naked capitalism 24 January 2010 10:37 UTC www.nakedcapitalism.com [Source type: Original source]

    • Blood to Bleed
  • My hands are soaking in the blood of angels. .
    • To Them These Streets Belong
  • We've rehearsed our lines clear and loud but the cue never came and the lights they never went down
    • Anywhere But Here
  • So please believe your eyes, a sacrifice, is not what we had in our minds, I'm coming home tonight, home tonight.^ They were never “ours” to begin with.
    • Calls For Protectionist Retaliation Against China Rise « naked capitalism 24 January 2010 10:37 UTC www.nakedcapitalism.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ They come out to our shows.
    • Rise Against Biography, Information, Discography, Pictures, etc. 6 January 2010 19:17 UTC www.popstarsplus.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Please click here return to return to the prior page, or here to return to our home page.
    • Rise Against Tickets - Rise Against Dates, Rise Against Events 24 January 2010 10:37 UTC www.ticketnetwork.com [Source type: General]

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    • Give It All
  • I swear I'm sucking dry the sky and you wont ever find us kneeling or swallowing your lies.^ The security of knowing you have the best Garage Rise Against tickets , will give you the bragging rights over all of your friends!
    • Rise Against Tickets - Rise Against Dates, Rise Against Events 24 January 2010 10:37 UTC www.ticketnetwork.com [Source type: General]

    ^ You can find cheap Rise Against tickets Munich on TicketNetwork, the place to find all the best seats to all the hottest events.
    • Rise Against Tickets - Rise Against Dates, Rise Against Events 24 January 2010 10:37 UTC www.ticketnetwork.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Garrett: I really liked your video for "Give it All," are you going to be shooting another video?
    • San Diego Punk - Punk rock and indie music from San Diego, California 24 January 2010 10:37 UTC www.sandiegopunk.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

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    • Dancing for Rain
  • I've got some friends, some that I hardly know but we've had some times, I wouldn't trade for the world
    • Swing Life Away
  • When we built these dreams on sand how they all slipped through our hands this might be our only chance.^ Swing Life Away(acoustic) .
    • Rise Against’s Charts – Discover music, videos, concerts, & pictures at Last.fm 6 January 2010 19:17 UTC lastfm.spiegel.de [Source type: General]

    ^ Swing Life Away lyrics .
    • Rise Against Lyrics, Lyrics to Rise Against 24 January 2010 10:37 UTC www.lyricsmode.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Swing life away .
    • Rise Against’s Charts – Discover music, videos, concerts, & pictures at Last.fm 6 January 2010 19:17 UTC lastfm.spiegel.de [Source type: General]

    • Rumors of My Demise Have Been Greatly Exaggerated

The Sufferer & the Witness (2006)

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  • In alleys void of any light where nameless things live out of sight.^ As it turned out, the whole gig was great, from the lights to the lively atmosphere.
    • Rise Against | ishootshows.com 24 January 2010 10:37 UTC ishootshows.com [Source type: General]

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    • Chamber the Cartridge
  • I took one last look from the heights that I once loved and then I ran like hell.^ They automatically go from “Oh, I love this band, I like this guy, he’s doing awesome” to “that guy looks like a dork.” It’s like the most embarrassing thing in the world.
    • ThePunkSite.com | Rise Against Interview - Zach Blair 24 January 2010 10:37 UTC www.thepunksite.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ This looks like it will get a lot worse before it gets better….and I hope I am proven wrong on this one.
    • Calls For Protectionist Retaliation Against China Rise « naked capitalism 24 January 2010 10:37 UTC www.nakedcapitalism.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ I think he means that he loves and trusts the white flag but the flag he took from the dead woman is gathering dust because he can't bare to look at it and be reminded of what he did.
    • SongMeanings | Lyrics | Rise Against - Hero of War 6 January 2010 19:17 UTC www.songmeanings.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    • Ready to Fall
  • With hope in our hearts and bricks in our hands, we sing for change.
    • Bricks
  • We’ll sing through the day, of the lives that we’ve lost, and the lives we’ve reclaimed. .
    • Prayer of the Refugee
  • Please Love give me the wheel before both of our hearts you will steal tonight.^ Famous hits of the band include songs such as Give It All, Swing Life Away, Ready to Fall, and Prayer of the Refugee.
    • Rise Against Tickets, Cheap Rise Against Tickets 24 January 2010 10:37 UTC www.ticketluck.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Please send us your report about Rise Against - Prayer Of The Refugee to help the other users.
    • Download Rise Against Prayer Of The Refugee mp3 free download 6 January 2010 19:17 UTC www.mp3int.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Please contact our Live Help Representative to give you our exclusive discount code which will give you an instant discount!
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    • The Approaching Curve
  • I searched for love in an empty world but all I found was hate. .
    • Worth Dying For
  • When hope is non-existent, Our instincts all scream "Run", We never turn our backs or even bite our tongue.^ Never back down and we will all support you and our military to the end!
    • SUPPORT THE TROOPS END THE WAR - Rise Against's MySpace Blog | 24 January 2010 10:37 UTC blogs.myspace.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ If we want to be 99% confident about our statements, the 64 years of non-use that we have experienced cannot be used to justify a time horizon of even 14 years.
    • The Rise of Nuclear Alarmism | Foreign Policy 24 January 2010 10:37 UTC www.foreignpolicy.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ "Looking back on all the songs we wrote on this record, there seems to be a lot that are about the strength of conviction, but with an awareness of our shortcomings," says McIlrath.
    • Rise Against - Profile - AbsolutePunk.net 24 January 2010 10:37 UTC www.absolutepunk.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

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    • Behind Closed Doors
  • I wrapped a hand around its stem and pulled until the roots gave in, finding there what I've been missing.^ Behind Closed Doors 11.
    • Rise Against - The Sufferer and the Witness Review - sputnikmusic 24 January 2010 10:37 UTC www.sputnikmusic.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Behind Closed Doors full track .
    • Rise Against – Discover music, videos, concerts, & pictures at Last.fm 24 January 2010 10:37 UTC lastfm.spiegel.de [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
    • Rise Against’s Charts – Discover music, videos, concerts, & pictures at Last.fm 6 January 2010 19:17 UTC lastfm.spiegel.de [Source type: General]

    ^ Behind Closed Doors (live) .
    • Rise Against’s Charts – Discover music, videos, concerts, & pictures at Last.fm 6 January 2010 19:17 UTC lastfm.spiegel.de [Source type: General]

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    • The Good Left Undone
  • To spend your waking moments, simply killing time Is to give up on your hopes and dreams.^ Rise against - the good left undone .
    • Rise against - the good left undone | SPIKE 6 January 2010 19:17 UTC www.spike.com [Source type: General]

    ^ The Good Left Undone full track .
    • Rise Against – Discover music, videos, concerts, & pictures at Last.fm 24 January 2010 10:37 UTC lastfm.spiegel.de [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
    • Rise Against’s Charts – Discover music, videos, concerts, & pictures at Last.fm 6 January 2010 19:17 UTC lastfm.spiegel.de [Source type: General]

    ^ My favorite song sung by them is Good left undone .
    • Rise Against – Discover music, videos, concerts, & pictures at Last.fm 24 January 2010 10:37 UTC lastfm.spiegel.de [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    • Survive
  • We've all been sorry, we've all been hurt. .But how we survive is what makes us who we are.^ I like playing this place because I want to make sure everyone who wants to see us can.
    • San Diego Punk - Punk rock and indie music from San Diego, California 24 January 2010 10:37 UTC www.sandiegopunk.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Thanks for supporting us :) this is truly what makes you who you are and that's why i love your music so much because you never compromise what you believe.
    • SUPPORT THE TROOPS END THE WAR - Rise Against's MySpace Blog | 24 January 2010 10:37 UTC blogs.myspace.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    • Survive

Appeal To Reason (2008)

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  • When the air that we breath becomes air that we choke.
  • Neutrality means that you don't really care because the struggle goes on even when you're not there.^ But if you're really, really lucky..
    • How High Will Seas Rise? Get Ready for Seven Feet - sci.environment | Google Groups 24 January 2010 10:37 UTC groups.google.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ No one "goes for it" unless they're SURE. See, there are activists that probably agree with almost everything I say and write.
    • Punknews.org | Rise Against respond to military sponsorship controversy 6 January 2010 19:17 UTC www.punknews.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ So, you’re saying the “Chinese made us do it?” You don’t think W’ was grateful for the Chinese financing Iraq/deficit?
    • Calls For Protectionist Retaliation Against China Rise « naked capitalism 24 January 2010 10:37 UTC www.nakedcapitalism.com [Source type: Original source]

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    • Collapse (Post-America)
  • We toss and turn but don't sleep each breath we take makes us thieves.^ We are forced to hear that horrid sound every morning, don't make us hear it during the day as well.
    • AdFreak: Viewers rise up against 'Saved by Zero' ads 24 January 2010 10:37 UTC adweek.blogs.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ IT'S NOT ZERO PERCENT FINANCING THAT'S GONNA SAVE US AND IT MAKES LIGHT OF THE SHIT SANDWICH WE ARE ALL IN. THE AD SCREAMS "WE'RE TOYOTA, WE DON'T GET IT AND WE DON'T CARE!!!!"
    • AdFreak: Viewers rise up against 'Saved by Zero' ads 24 January 2010 10:37 UTC adweek.blogs.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

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    • Re-Education (Through Labor)
  • The postcard says wish you were here but I'd rather I was there holding onto the simple things before they disappear.
  • She got down on hands and knees one ear against the ground holding her breath to hear something, anything at all.^ Re-Education (Through Labor) full track .
    • Rise Against’s Charts – Discover music, videos, concerts, & pictures at Last.fm 6 January 2010 19:17 UTC lastfm.spiegel.de [Source type: General]

    ^ One of the first hits from the album was the single "Re-Education (Through Labor)".
    • Rise Against Tickets - Rise Against Dates, Rise Against Events 24 January 2010 10:37 UTC www.ticketnetwork.com [Source type: General]

    ^ There are a billion Chinese people and they all want what you have.
    • Calls For Protectionist Retaliation Against China Rise « naked capitalism 24 January 2010 10:37 UTC www.nakedcapitalism.com [Source type: Original source]

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    • The Dirt Whispered
  • Some things you don't forgive some things you don't forget, sometimes the fate you suffer is so much worse than death.^ If you can’t pay, you don’t get, you suffer and then you die.
    • The Voters Don’t Rise Up Against Government-Run Medicine - The Board Blog - NYTimes.com 24 January 2010 10:37 UTC theboard.blogs.nytimes.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Favorite song- The Dirt Whispered Favorite album- The Sufferer & the Witness///Appeal to Reason rise against are mainstream Hippocrates.
    • Rise against - The People United - Page 5 24 January 2010 10:37 UTC anti-flag.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ It's a fucking song about a botched relationship, and that song means so much more to me than you can realize.
    • Rise Against: Nazi Wingnuts or Just Plain Lazy? - Phoenix Music - Up on the Sun 24 January 2010 10:37 UTC blogs.phoenixnewtimes.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

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    • Kotov Syndrome
  • But the heart reveals what smiles betray, your sad sad eyes gave you away.^ Let the blind lead the blind Cause it's eye for an eye In your so called life Are you out there?
    • Rise Against - Revolutions Per Minute Review - sputnikmusic 6 January 2010 19:17 UTC www.sputnikmusic.com [Source type: General]

    ^ And I ask her, why are you giving away your Bad Religion stuff?
    • San Diego Punk - Punk rock and indie music from San Diego, California 24 January 2010 10:37 UTC www.sandiegopunk.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

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    • The Strength To Go On
  • We ran like vampires form 1000 burning suns, but even then we should have stayed.
  • I brought down the sky for you but all you did was shrug, you gave my emptiness a name.^ You should want to be at practice, not like you have to practice.
    • ROCKZONE.COM: Interviews: Rise Against 24 January 2010 10:37 UTC www.rockzone.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Q: Just so you know I just love the music of Rise Against and since theyre coming to my hometown Im definitely going to attend one of their concerts.
    • Rise Against Tickets, Cheap Rise Against Tickets 24 January 2010 10:37 UTC www.ticketluck.com [Source type: General]

    ^ And when you have a bigger fanbase, thats even more fun to do, because all of a sudden your voice is louder.
    • Rise Against Biography, Information, Discography, Pictures, etc. 6 January 2010 19:17 UTC www.popstarsplus.com [Source type: General]

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    • Audience Of One
  • She walked through bullets and hazed, I asked her to stop I begged her to stay.^ Behind the Scenes for "Audience of One" Video "Audience of One" Making Of "Re-Education (Through Labor)" Video Making Of Re-Education - Rise Against .
    • Rise Against Biography, Information, Discography, Pictures, etc. 6 January 2010 19:17 UTC www.popstarsplus.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Re-Education (Through Labor) Hero Of War Audience Of One Savior Popular Songs .
    • Music on Facebook | Rise Against - free music, pictures, videos 24 January 2010 10:37 UTC apps.facebook.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

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    • Hero Of War
  • So tell me now if this ain't love then how do we get out because I don't know, that's when she said I don't hate you boy I just want to save you while there's still something left to save that's when I told her I love you girl but I'm not the answer for the questions that you still have.^ Is there something we're still missing?
    • Rise Against - Revolutions Per Minute Review - sputnikmusic 6 January 2010 19:17 UTC www.sputnikmusic.com [Source type: General]

    ^ If you want to know what I'll do, figure out what you'll do.
    • Rise against - The People United - Page 5 24 January 2010 10:37 UTC anti-flag.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Don't hesitate because the seats you want are waiting for you today!
    • Rise Against Tickets - Rise Against Dates, Rise Against Events 24 January 2010 10:37 UTC www.ticketnetwork.com [Source type: General]

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    • Savior
  • Even then the saddest sounds, were nothing laughter could not drown out but we are not laughing now.^ Even if they could claim to be representative of their people, their job is to watch out for Chinese interests.
    • Calls For Protectionist Retaliation Against China Rise « naked capitalism 24 January 2010 10:37 UTC www.nakedcapitalism.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ A: No, although there may be unofficial plug-ins out there that do the same thing, and they could be cheaper, or even free.
    • GameFAQs: The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion - Game of the Year Edition (PC) Horse Guide by _Rise_Against_ 24 January 2010 10:37 UTC www.gamefaqs.com [Source type: General]

    • Whereabouts Unknown
== Quotes from Rise Against's songs ==
.
 Suffering from something   
 We're not sure of   
 In a world
 There is no cure for
 These lives we live
 Test negative for happiness
 Flat line, no pulse, but eyes open
 Single file like soldiers on a mission
 If there's no war outside our heads
 Why are we losing?^ Is there something we're still missing?
  • Rise Against - Revolutions Per Minute Review - sputnikmusic 6 January 2010 19:17 UTC www.sputnikmusic.com [Source type: General]

^ Rated 0 I'm a soldier and war is like that.
  • SongMeanings | Lyrics | Rise Against - Hero of War 6 January 2010 19:17 UTC www.songmeanings.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ He concludes by saying, "Rise Against may be nervous about leaving the underground behind, but with sharp songs like these, they're ready for the rest of the world."
  • Rise Against Tickets, Concerts, Concert Pictures, Reviews, Videos and Tour Journals | Woodstock.com the Official Woodstock Site 6 January 2010 19:17 UTC www.woodstock.com [Source type: General]

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  • Excerpt from "Life Less Frightening" Track 3 from from their 4th CD called "The Siren Song of the Counter Culture"
 If love is a labor I'll slave till the end,
 I won't cross these streets until you hold my hand....until you hold my hand
  • Excerpt from "Swing Life Away" Track 11 from their 4th CD called "The Siren Song of the Counter Culture"
 When I die, will they remember not
 What I did, but what I haven't done?^ You could say this song is the "Swing life away" of the record.
  • Rise Against - The Sufferer and the Witness Review - sputnikmusic 24 January 2010 10:37 UTC www.sputnikmusic.com [Source type: General]

^ Rise Against - Siren Song of the Counter Culture - 11 - Swing Life Away.mp3 .
  • Rise Against › Rise Against › isoHunt › the BitTorrent & P2P search engine 24 January 2010 10:37 UTC isohunt.com [Source type: General]

^ Swing Life Away(acoustic) .
  • Rise Against’s Charts – Discover music, videos, concerts, & pictures at Last.fm 6 January 2010 19:17 UTC lastfm.spiegel.de [Source type: General]

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  • Excerpt from "Rumors Of My Demise Have Been Greatly Exagerated" Track 11 from their 4th CD called "The Siren Song of the Counter Culture"
 We're setting the fires to light the way,
 We're burning it all to begin again,
 With hope in our hearts and bricks in our hands,
 We sing for change
  • Excerpt from "Bricks" Track 4 from their 5th CD called "The Sufferer and the Witness"
 We've been battered so hard that we don't feel anymore
  • Excerpt from "Worth Dying For" Track 9 from their 5th CD called "The Sufferer and the Witness"
 We've all been sorry, (who we are) we've all been hurt
 But how we survive, (who we are) is what makes us who we are
  • Excerpt from "Survive" Track 13 from their 5th CD called "The Sufferer and the Witness"
 Is it a night that lasts forevger or a dawn that never comes?^ They were never “ours” to begin with.
  • Calls For Protectionist Retaliation Against China Rise « naked capitalism 24 January 2010 10:37 UTC www.nakedcapitalism.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Rumors of my demise have been greatly exaggerated .
  • Rise Against’s Charts – Discover music, videos, concerts, & pictures at Last.fm 6 January 2010 19:17 UTC lastfm.spiegel.de [Source type: General]

^ Siren Song of the Counter Culture (2004) .
  • Rise Against Biography, Information, Discography, Pictures, etc. 6 January 2010 19:17 UTC www.popstarsplus.com [Source type: General]

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  • Excerpt from "But Tonight We Dance" Bonus Track from their 5th CD called "The Sufferer and the Witness"
 When our rivers run dry and our crops cease to grow
 When our summers grow longer and winters won't snow
 From the banks of the ocean and the ice in the hills
 To the fight in the desert where progress stands still
 When we've lost our will (...^ After the release of the The Sufferer and The Witness, Chasse left the band due to the “overwhelming tour schedule stacked on growing pressures and demands” (he is now in a band Last of the Believers ; in his place now stands Zach Blair of Only Crime.
  • Rise Against – Discover music, videos, concerts, & pictures at Last.fm 24 January 2010 10:37 UTC lastfm.spiegel.de [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ On June 15, 2007, the band began their first official headlining tour in support of The Sufferer & the Witness; it was a North American tour that lasted throughout the summer months.
  • Rise Against Tickets, Concerts, Concert Pictures, Reviews, Videos and Tour Journals | Woodstock.com the Official Woodstock Site 6 January 2010 19:17 UTC www.woodstock.com [Source type: General]

^ We're still excited about all our songs, with everything we've done."
  • Rise Against - Profile - AbsolutePunk.net 24 January 2010 10:37 UTC www.absolutepunk.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

) .When the air that we breathe becomes air that we choke When your home on the range has been torn down and paved And the buffalo roam to a slaughterhouse grave What more will it take?^ I believe he also mixes in that the people were fighting have as much, if not more, pride in their country and our willing to take their flag to their grave as well.
  • SongMeanings | Lyrics | Rise Against - Hero of War 6 January 2010 19:17 UTC www.songmeanings.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

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  • Excerpt from "Collapse" Track one from their 6th CD called "Appeal to Reason"
 But the heart reveals
 What smiles betray
 Your sad sad eyes gave you away
  • Excerpt from "The Strenght To Go On" Track 7 from their 6th CD called "Appeal to Reason"
 All these screams emulate
 Lives that no longer take place
 Can this be what we've become?^ I've been roaming around, I was looking down at all I see Painted faces fill the places I can't reac...
  • radio1045.com 6 January 2010 19:17 UTC www.radio1045.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Zach: No, just everybody here in Canada, please keep coming and thank you so much for taking such good care of the band.
  • ThePunkSite.com | Rise Against Interview - Zach Blair 24 January 2010 10:37 UTC www.thepunksite.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Originally Posted by http://kingjbible.com/matthew/24.htm And Jesus answered and said unto them, Take heed that no man deceive you.
  • Nation Shall Rise Against Nation, and Kingdom against Kingdom - Paradox Interactive Forums 24 January 2010 10:37 UTC forum.paradoxplaza.com [Source type: General]

Paper thin, overweight, pills to arouse or sedate Still we don't know what we want
  • Excerpt from "Elective Amnesia" Itunes Bonus Track of the CD called "Appeal to Reason"

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Rise Against
Origin Chicago, Illinois, United States
Genres Melodic hardcore, punk rock, hardcore punk
Years active 1999–present
Labels Fat Wreck Chords, Geffen, Interscope
Associated acts 88 Fingers Louie, Arma Angelus, Baxter, The Honor System, The Killing Tree
Website www.riseagainst.com
Members
Tim McIlrath
Joe Principe
Brandon Barnes
Zach Blair
Former members
Toni Tintari
Mr. Precision
Todd Mohney
Chris Chasse

Rise Against is an American punk rock band from Chicago, Illinois. Rise Against formed in 1999. Their current members are Tim McIlrath (vocals, guitar), Joe Principe (bass guitar), Brandon Barnes (drums), and Zach Blair (guitar). All of the members are straight edge (except Barnes), and the band supports PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals).[1] They are also vegans.[2] The band is currently signed to Geffen. Geffen is a record label owned by Universal Music Group. As of 2009, Rise Against has had five studio albums, two EPs, and one DVD.

Rise Against spent its first five years signed to the record label "Fat Wreck Chords," on which it released two studio albums. The band got reviewer popularity with its first two releases on Geffen, Siren Song of the Counter Culture (2004) and The Sufferer & the Witness (2006). These two albums made many high-charting singles, like "Swing Life Away", "Prayer of the Refugee", and "The Good Left Undone". Their newest studio album, Appeal to Reason (2008), was released in North America on October 7. It got to number three on the U.S Billboard 200 and made the three singles, "Re-Education (Through Labor)", "Audience of One", and "Savior".

Contents

History

Early years (1999–2003)

Rise Against was first made with the name "Transistor Revolt"[3] in 1999 by former members of the bands 88 Fingers Louie and Baxter.[4] The first group was Tim McIlrath (vocals), Joe Principe (bass and vocals), Toni Tintari (drums), and Mr. Precision (guitar and vocals). The band never performed live with this group. Instead, it released a self-made demo or EP. It was called Transistor Revolt. They made it in the year 2000, a year before signing with Fat Wreck Chords. Tintari left shortly after making Transistor Revolt, and was replaced by Brandon Barnes. Barnes was first from Screeching Weasel and Squirtgun's drummer. The band changed its name to Rise Against in 2001 and made its first album, The Unraveling (made by veteran punk maker Mass Giorgini) on Fat Wreck Chords that same year.[5] Mr. Precision then left the band in 2001. He was replaced by Todd Mohney. Mohney joined before the band began writing their second full-length album, Revolutions per Minute.[3]

After touring in support of The Unraveling, the band came back to the studio in December 2002 to work on their second full-length album. The album would be called Revolutions per Minute (made by Bill Stevenson and Jason Livermore at The Blasting Room).[5][4] It was released in 2003. The band toured a lot in support of its first two albums. They also performed in helping roles for "Sick of It All," "NOFX," "Agnostic Front," "No Use for a Name,"[6] "AFI," and "Strung Out." Rise Against also helped out in the 2003 "Warped Tour."[7]

Siren Song of the Counter Culture (2004–2005)

Rise Against signed onto Dreamworks Records in December 2003 and made their third album, Siren Song of the Counter Culture in 2004.[5] Dreamworks was soon absorbed by the Universal Music Group, and Rise Against found itself with Geffen Records instead. Shortly after the band signed with Geffen, Mohney left and was replaced by guitarist Chris Chasse. Rise Against released Siren Song of the Counter Culture in August 2004. The album was their first to be the band's album on a famous record label, and was their first to reach the Billboard 200 chart.[4] It also was awarded gold by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). The album got mostly good reviews from reviewers. In giving the album three out of five stars, Johnny Loftus from Allmusic said that Siren Song of the Counter Culture sometimes "gets carried away with its own music urgency." However, he goes on to say that because of the album being the band's first famous-label release, "maybe the fuller sound and sometimes forays into acoustic guitars and cello overdubs...are OK."[8]

Rise Against toured North America, Europe, Australia, and Japan in support of Siren Song of the Counter Culture.[9] Some of the best performances are those on the first worldwide "Taste of Chaos" tour in 2005 (with Funeral for a Friend, Story of the Year, The Used, and Killswitch Engage),[5][10] a worldwide tour to the United Kingdom, Germany, Australia, and Japan, the Give It a Name tour in the United Kingdom, the Reading Festival and Leeds Festival in the United Kingdom a United States tour with Alkaline Trio, and the Warped Tour in North America.

The Sufferer & the Witness (2006–2007)

In January 2006, after touring in support of Siren Song of the Counter Culture, Rise Against started to work on their fourth studio album at the Blasting Room studio in Fort Collins, Colorado. With makers Bill Stevenson and Jason Livermore.[11][12] The Sufferer & the Witness was released on July 4, 2006.[13] The album got to number 10 on the U.S. Billboard 200 chart, selling 48,397 copies in its first week of release.[14] It was then awarded gold by the RIAA in 2008. The Age newspaper said that with The Sufferer & the Witness, the band "returns to their punk roots."[15] Plus, the album got mostly good reviews by reviewers. Corey Apar of Allmusic, in giving the album four out of five stars, said of it, "the band's inner grit is aptly drawn out amid all the pit-ready choruses and fist-in-the-air, stirring lyrics." She goes on to say, "Rise Against continue to muscularly confront political and personal grievances to the tune of swirling guitars, assertive rhythms, and Tim McIlrath's sandpapered vocals."[16] Then Christine Leonard of Fast Forward Weekly says of the band, "Returning to their old school form with the ballistic intensity of "Bricks," they just as quickly lose focus with questionable efforts such as 'Worth Dying For' and the oh-so-weary 'Prayer of the Refugee'."[17]

A DVD called Generation Lost was released on December 5, 2006 to help the band and their new album. It is a movie of the careers of the band members, as well as live performance videos and making-of shorts.[18] Rise Against toured in support of The Sufferer & the Witness through the second half of 2006 and all of 2007. The band was a big band in the 2006 Warped Tour.[19] In late 2006, the band said that they would tour with Thursday. The bands Circa Survive and Billy Talent would also come too.[20] In early 2007, the band had My Chemical Romance open for them on the first half of their big tour.[21] On February 23, 2007, Rise Against said guitarist Chris Chasse, would leave.[22] Chasse was then replaced by longtime friend Zach Blair from Only Crime.[23] On June 15, 2007, the band started their first big tour in support of The Sufferer & the Witness. It was a North American tour that lasted throughout the summer months.[24] During this tour, on July 3, 2007, Rise Against recorded an EP in Canada titled This Is Noise, which was then released in the United States on January 15, 2008.

Appeal to Reason (2008-present)

[[File:|200px|left|thumb|Rise Against preforming at San Juan Hill, New York in support of their newly released album, Appeal to Reason.]] Before the album was released, Rise Against supported it by preforming at the sixteenth yearly KROQ Weenie Roast on May 17 in Irvine, California. They also performed at the sixth yearly Download Festival on June 13 at Donington Park, England. They played at Switzerland's Greenfield Festival as well as Germany's Hurricane Festival and Southside Festival.[25][26] Like many past years, the band participated in the Vans Warped Tour, although they only performed on the tour's west coast swing from August 6 to August 17.[27]

Rise Against's fifth studio album Appeal to Reason was released on October 4 in Australia. It was then released October 6 across Europe. Then October 7 in the United States. The album sold 64,700 copies in its first week. It also got to number three on the U.S. Billboard 200.[28] This made it Rise Against's highest scoring album. Appeal to Reason also got mostly good reviews. However, reviewers did not rate it as good as The Sufferer & the Witness. Most people thought this because Rise Against is moving toward slower music and away from faster hardcore punk. Giving the album a C+ review, Marc Weingarten of Entertainment Weekly says the album is filled with "protest anthems that lean closer to the burnished angst of such bands as New Found Glory and Fall Out Boy than the genuine outrage of brainy Green Day" and songs that are "peppy but pretty empty, power-chord downers with little bark or bite."[29] Kyle Anderson from Rolling Stone says that the songs on Appeal to Reason "are driven by an ever-sharpening pop sensibility." He finishes by saying, "Rise Against may be nervous about leaving the underground behind, but with sharp songs like these, they're ready for the rest of the world."[30]

Rise Against then went on a North American tour with other bands such as Rancid, Billy Talent, Killswitch Engage, and Riverboat Gamblers in June and July 2009.[31] They also did a short tour in the United Kingdom in November. The bands Thursday and Poison the Well helped Rise Against do that tour.[32] The band also played at KROQ's Almost Acoustic Christmas in December 2009, playing right before AFI. The band will release a record with Face to Face, but no date has been said.[33] After finishing a European tour from October to November 2009 and an Australian tour in January and February 2010, Rise Against will start working on a new album.[34]

Music style and inspiration

Rise Against's musical style throughout the band's history has been thought by most reviewers as hardcore punk,[35][36][37] melodic hardcore,[38][39] or punk rock.[40][41] The band has cited many punk and hardcore bands as inspiration to its music. In 2004, drummer Brandon Barnes said: "I think we have a lot of different influences from hardcore like old Cave In, to a lot of punk like Face to Face, Screeching Weasel, and Down By Law."[42]

In 2006, Tim McIlrath described the band's style: "We’re emulating Minor Threat and Black Flag. Who knows, maybe if Ian MacKaye was wearing eyeliner then I would be."[43] Other bands that have inspired Rise Against are Descendents,[43] Dead Kennedys,[43] Refused,[42] and Bad Religion.[42]

Albums

  • The Unraveling (2001)
  • Revolutions per Minute (2003)
  • Siren Song of the Counter Culture (2004)
  • The Sufferer & the Witness (2006)
  • Appeal to Reason (2008)

Awards given

Year Single Award Result
2009 "Re-Education (Through Labor)" MuchMusic Video Award Nominated

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