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). They rose from the local Chicago scene through its earliest independent releases, The Unraveling (2001) and Revolutions Per Minute (2003). 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. 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.
Discography / Albums
2001. "The Unraveling"
2003. "Revolutions per Minute"
2004. "Siren Song of the Counter Culture"
2006. "The Sufferer & the Witness"
2008. "Appeal to Reason"