Rise Against Biography

Rise Against is an American punk rock band from Chicago, Illinois, formed in summer 1999. The band currently consists of Tim McIlrath (lead vocals, rhythm guitar), Zach Blair (lead guitar, backing vocals), Joe Principe (bass guitar, backing vocals) and Brandon Barnes (drums, percussion).

Rise Against spent its first five years signed to the independent record label Fat Wreck Chords, on which it released two studio albums, The Unraveling (2001) and Revolutions per Minute (2003). Both the albums met with considerable underground success, and in 2003 the band signed with the major label Geffen. Their major label debut Siren Song of the Counter Culture brought the band mainstream success, producing several successful singles. Their next two albums, The Sufferer & the Witness and Appeal to Reason, were also successful and peaked at number ten and number three on the Billboard 200 chart, respectively. Appeal to Reason was followed three years later by Endgame. All four albums released via Geffen were certified platinum in Canada, while Siren Song of the Counter Culture, The Sufferer & the Witness and Appeal to Reason were certified gold in the United States.

Rise Against is also known for their advocacy of progressive organizations such as Amnesty International and It Gets Better Project. The band actively promotes animal rights and most members are straight edge (excluding Barnes), PETA supporters, and vegetarian.

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Rise Against News

Rise Against, Slash, Steel Panther added to Download Festival line-up – ticket details

Megadeth, Billy Talent and Kyuss Lives also join the Donington event

  • Feb 1, 2012

Rise Against announce November UK tour with The Nightwatchman

Rage Against The Machine's Tom Morello and Polar Bear Club join US punks for nine UK shows

  • Jun 20, 2011

Rise Against reveal Hurricane Katrina-inspired 'Help Is On The Way' video

Punk stars reveal first single from new album 'Endgame'

  • Mar 23, 2011

Rise Against to stream London gig online

Band celebrate sixth album release with live webcast

  • Mar 9, 2011

Rise Against announce first UK show in over a year - ticket details

Band to play London's Electric Ballroom venue in March

  • Jan 25, 2011

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Rise Against Music Videos

I Don’t Want To Be Here Anymore Play Video

I Don’t Want To Be Here Anymore

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The Black Market EPK

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Make It Stop (September's Children) Play Video

Make It Stop (September's Children)

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Help Is On The Way Play Video

Help Is On The Way

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Another Station: Another Mile Play Video

Another Station: Another Mile

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Rise Against Reviews

Album Review: Rise Against - Endgame (DGC/Interscope)

Album Review: Rise Against - Endgame (DGC/Interscope)

Loud and melodic, striking a perfect balance once again on their sixth studio effort

  • Mar 16, 2011

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