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Bad Religion



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Hometown: Los Angeles, CA (USA)

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Out of all of the Southern Californian hardcore punk bands of the early '80s, Bad Religion stayed around the longest. For over a decade, they retained their underground credibility without turning out a series of indistinguishable records. Instead, the band refined their attack, adding inflections of psychedelia, heavy metal, and hard rock along the way, as well as a considerable dose of melody.

When Bad Religion returned from hiatus in 1987, the band featured Gurewitz, Graffin, Ziskrout, Hetson, and Finestone. They released Suffer the following year, a record that re–established the group as prominent players in the U.S. underground punk/hardcore scene. They followed with No Control (1989) and Against the Grain (1990). 1993's Recipe for Hate was originally released on Epitaph but it was soon re–released with the support of Atlantic.

Atlantic dropped the band after 2000's New America, they then returned to the Epitaph label. In the summer of 2001, Brett Gurewitz rejoined the lineup after a six–year absence, and the group completed work on The Process of Belief.

(edited from AMG)

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Reviews

Bad Religion True North

Bad Religion

True North (2013)

Epitaph

Bad Religion Christmas Songs

Bad Religion

Christmas Songs (2013)

Epitaph

Bad Religion live in Los Angeles

Bad Religion

live in Los Angeles (2013)

live show

Rise Against / Bad Religion live in New York

Rise Against / Bad Religion

live in New York (2011)

live show

Bad Religion / Bouncing Souls live in Denver

Bad Religion / Bouncing Souls

live in Denver (2010)

live show

Bad Religion The Dissent of Man

Bad Religion

The Dissent of Man (2010)

Epitaph

Bad Religion live in Thunder Bay

Bad Religion

live in Thunder Bay (2008)

live show

Bad Religion New Maps of Hell [Deluxe Edition] [CD/DVD]

Bad Religion

New Maps of Hell [Deluxe Edition] [CD/DVD] (2008)

Epitaph

Bad Religion New Maps of Hell

Bad Religion

New Maps of Hell (2007)

Epitaph

Bad Religion / The Briggs / Gallows live in Minneapolis

Bad Religion / The Briggs / Gallows

live in Minneapolis (2007)

live show

Bad Religion The Gray Race [Germany reissue]

Bad Religion

The Gray Race [Germany reissue] (2007)

Sony BMG / Dra

Bad Religion Live at the Palladium DVD

Bad Religion

Live at the Palladium DVD (2006)

Epitaph

Bad Religion / Pennywise / Anti-Flag live in New York

Bad Religion / Pennywise / Anti-Flag

live in New York (2005)

live show

Bad Religion The Empire Strikes First

Bad Religion

The Empire Strikes First (2004)

Epitaph

Bad Religion / Rise Against live in Myrtle Beach

Bad Religion / Rise Against

live in Myrtle Beach (2004)

live show

Bad Religion / The Casualties / Hot Potty live in Seattle

Bad Religion / The Casualties / Hot Potty

live in Seattle (2003)

live show

Bad Religion / Sparta / The Missing 23rd live in Ventura, CA

Bad Religion / Sparta / The Missing 23rd

live in Ventura, CA (2003)

live show

Bad Religion/Less Than Jake/Hot Water Music live in Washington, DC

Bad Religion/Less Than Jake/Hot Water Music

live in Washington, DC (2002)

live show

Bad Religion live in Murcia, Spain

Bad Religion

live in Murcia, Spain (2002)

live show

Bad Religion The Process Of Belief

Bad Religion

The Process Of Belief (2002)

Epitaph

Bad Religion/Less Than Jake/Hot Water Music live in Anaheim, CA

Bad Religion/Less Than Jake/Hot Water Music

live in Anaheim, CA (2002)

live show

Bad Religion The Process Of Belief

Bad Religion

The Process Of Belief (2002)

Epitaph

Bad Religion/Less Than Jake/Hot Water Music live in San Diego

Bad Religion/Less Than Jake/Hot Water Music

live in San Diego (2002)

live show

Bad Religion The Process of Belief

Bad Religion

The Process of Belief (2002)

Epitaph

Bad Religion New America

Bad Religion

New America (2001)

Sony

Bad Religion New America

Bad Religion

New America (2000)

Atlantic

Bad Religion No Substance

Bad Religion

No Substance (1998)

Atlantic

Bad Religion Tested

Bad Religion

Tested (1997)

Sony

Bad Religion The Gray Race

Bad Religion

The Gray Race (1996)

Atlantic

Bad Religion Stranger Than Fiction

Bad Religion

Stranger Than Fiction (1994)

Atlantic

Bad Religion Recipe For Hate

Bad Religion

Recipe For Hate (1993)

Atlantic

Bad Religion Generator

Bad Religion

Generator (1992)

Epitaph

Bad Religion Against the Grain

Bad Religion

Against the Grain (1990)

Epitaph

Bad Religion No Control

Bad Religion

No Control (1989)

Epitaph

Bad Religion Suffer

Bad Religion

Suffer (1988)

Epitaph

Bad Religion Suffer

Bad Religion

Suffer (1987)

Epitaph

Bad Religion 80-85

Bad Religion

80-85 (1985)

Epitaph

Bad Religion Into the Unknown

Bad Religion

Into the Unknown (1983)

Epitaph

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Interviews

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Greg Graffin, Brett Gurewitz (Bad Religion)

Saturday, June 12, 2004 at 2:17 PM (EDT)

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Brett Gurewitz (Bad Religion)

Wednesday, June 16, 2004 at 5:16 PM (EDT)

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Bad Religion (Video)

Tuesday, November 16, 2010 at 6:00 PM (EST)

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Bad Religion

Thursday, December 16, 2010 at 7:30 PM (EST)

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Jay Bentley and Brian Baker (Bad Religion)

Tuesday, April 9, 2013 at 8:00 PM (EDT)

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