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Hometown: Chicago, IL (USA)

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Rise Against is a punk/hardcore band from Chicago, Illinois, USA. 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, and Revolutions Per Minute in 2001 and 2003. They later switched to Dreamworks Records and recorded their album Siren Song of the Counter Culture. However, Dreamworks Records got taken over by the Universal Music Group and Rise Against finally found themselves on Geffen Records an 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. There is great speculation that Rise Against will release their 4th studio album in mid-2006.

Rise Against's original lineup consisted of Tim McIlrath (vocals and guitar), Joe Principe (bass and vocals), 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. Shortly after the band signed with Geffen, Mohney left and was replaced by Chris Chasse.

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Reviews

Rise Against RPM10

Rise Against

RPM10 (2013)

Fat Wreck Chords

Face to Face / Rise Against Split [7-inch]

Face to Face / Rise Against

Split [7-inch] (2011)

Folsom

Rise Against / Bad Religion live in New York

Rise Against / Bad Religion

live in New York (2011)

live show

Rise Against Endgame

Rise Against

Endgame (2011)

DGC/Interscope

Rise Against Rise Against [7-inch]

Rise Against

Rise Against [7-inch] (2009)

Fat Wreck Chords

Rise Against / Rancid live in New York

Rise Against / Rancid

live in New York (2009)

live show

Rise Against / Paranoid Visions live in Dublin

Rise Against / Paranoid Visions

live in Dublin (2009)

live show

Rise Against Appeal to Reason

Rise Against

Appeal to Reason (2008)

Geffen

Rise Against / Alkaline Trio / Thrice live in New York [first night]

Rise Against / Alkaline Trio / Thrice

live in New York [first night] (2008)

live show

Rise Against / Thursday / Circa Survive live in Niagara Falls

Rise Against / Thursday / Circa Survive

live in Niagara Falls (2006)

live show

Rise Against The Sufferer & the Witness

Rise Against

The Sufferer & the Witness (2006)

Geffen

Rise Against / Death By Stereo live in Los Angeles

Rise Against / Death By Stereo

live in Los Angeles (2005)

live show

Rise Against / From Autumn To Ashes live in Norfolk

Rise Against / From Autumn To Ashes

live in Norfolk (2005)

live show

Alkaline Trio / Rise Against live in Portland

Alkaline Trio / Rise Against

live in Portland (2005)

live show

Rise Against / Closet Monster live in Toronto

Rise Against / Closet Monster

live in Toronto (2005)

live show

Rise Against/Tsunami Bomb/Alexisonfire live in Chicago

Rise Against/Tsunami Bomb/Alexisonfire

live in Chicago (2005)

live show

Rise Against The Unraveling [reissue]

Rise Against

The Unraveling [reissue] (2005)

Fat Wreck Chords

Rise Against / Guttermouth live in San Diego

Rise Against / Guttermouth

live in San Diego (2004)

live show

Anti-Flag / Rise Against / Against Me! live in Boston

Anti-Flag / Rise Against / Against Me!

live in Boston (2004)

live show

Bad Religion / Rise Against live in Myrtle Beach

Bad Religion / Rise Against

live in Myrtle Beach (2004)

live show

Rise Against/Against Me!/None More Black live in Toronto

Rise Against/Against Me!/None More Black

live in Toronto (2004)

live show

Rise Against/Stretch Arm Strong/A Wilhelm Scream live in Milwaukee

Rise Against/Stretch Arm Strong/A Wilhelm Scream

live in Milwaukee (2004)

live show

Rise Against Siren Song Of The Counter Culture

Rise Against

Siren Song Of The Counter Culture (2004)

Geffen

Rise Against Revolutions Per Minute

Rise Against

Revolutions Per Minute (2003)

Fat Wreck Chords

Rise Against / Mad Caddies / The Real McKenzies live in Chicago

Rise Against / Mad Caddies / The Real McKenzies

live in Chicago (2003)

live show

Anti-Flag / Rise Against / Against Me! live in Phoenix

Anti-Flag / Rise Against / Against Me!

live in Phoenix (2003)

live show

Strung Out/Rise Against/Audio Karate/Line live in Portland, OR

Strung Out/Rise Against/Audio Karate/Line

live in Portland, OR (2002)

live show

Strung Out/Rise Against/Audio Karate live in Santa Barbara, CA

Strung Out/Rise Against/Audio Karate

live in Santa Barbara, CA (2002)

live show

Strung Out/Poison the Well/Rise Against live in Chicago

Strung Out/Poison the Well/Rise Against

live in Chicago (2002)

live show

The Suicide Machines/Rise Against live in Pontiac, MI

The Suicide Machines/Rise Against

live in Pontiac, MI (2002)

live show

Rise Against/Spitalfield Live in Naperville

Rise Against/Spitalfield

Live in Naperville (2002)

live show

Strung Out/Snapcase/Rise Against live in Edmonton, AB

Strung Out/Snapcase/Rise Against

live in Edmonton, AB (2002)

live show

Rise Against The Unraveling

Rise Against

The Unraveling (2001)

Fat Wreck Chords

Rise Against The Unraveling

Rise Against

The Unraveling (2001)

Fat Wreck Chords

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Interviews

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Rise Against

Saturday, February 8, 2003 at 3:37 AM (EST)

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Joe Principe (Rise Against)

Tuesday, December 5, 2006 at 6:30 PM (EST)

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Tim McIlrath (Rise Against)

Wednesday, December 6, 2006 at 7:00 PM (EST)

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Tim McIlrath (Rise Against)

Friday, December 8, 2006 at 6:30 PM (EST)

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Tim McIlrath (Rise Against)

Monday, December 8, 2008 at 8:00 PM (EST)

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October 01, 2013
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September 04, 2013

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