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Rise Against tour with Linkin Park cancelled

Sad news for those of you that were looking forward to catching Rise Against hit the road with Linkin Park on the latter band’s headlining tour. It seems a devastating, show-related ankle injury to Linkin Park co-frontman Chester Bennington resulted in the need for emergency surgery and, thus, cancellation of the tour’s remaining sixteen shows. Refunds are available at point of purchase. We’ll keep you posted if Rise Against announce any one-off tour dates as a result of their unexpected free time.

Oh, and if you’re so inclined, head below check out video of Bennington performing in Indianapolis (the last show of the tour to actually take place) with his leg supported by a three-wheeled scooter. Entertaining, at least.



Bad Religion, Rise Against, Motörhead, Frank Turner and the Sleeping Souls, Die Toten Hosen and more to play Rock am Ring & Rock Im Park 2015

The German festivals Rock am Ring and Rock Im Park have announced the lineup for the 2015 edition of the fest, which will take place from June 5th-7th.

The festivals will be headlined by the Foo Fighters, Die Toten Hosen and Slipknot, and will feature some famous acts as Bad Religion, Rise AgainstMotörheadFrank Turner and the Sleeping Souls, Interpol, Marilyn Manson, Ice-T’s Body Count, Papa Roach, Lamb of GodParkway Drive, Donots, Godsmack and many others. For the rest of the lineup, see the poster above.



Chicago Blackhawks goalie takes medical leave of absence after busting ass at a Rise Against show

According to recent reports, Chicago Blackhawks goalie Corey Crawford is going to have to sit the next two to three weeks out due to a recent injury he sustained… not on the ice, but at a Rise Against show at House of Blues Chicago.

Crawford sustained a lower-body injury (whatever that means) when he “missed a step” on his way out of the show. He’s pretty embarrassed by the incident, and frustrated that he will have to sit out the team’s next few games.

This isn’t the first time the goalie has had to take a medical leave of absence this season. Back in October, he missed six games after sustaining, you guessed it, a lower-body injury. While some Blackhawks fans aren’t very happy he’s injured again, and are voicing their frustration on the band’s Facebook page, others are getting a kick of the ordeal.



Lineup announced for Hellfest 2015 (Dead Kennedys, NOFX, Rise Against, and more)

The annual Clisson, France music festival Hellfest doesn’t take place until June 19th-21st 2015, but the full lineup has already been announced.

On the punk end of the spectrum, the lineup includes Dead Kennedys, NOFX, Rise Against, Iron Reagan, DRI, The Exploited, OFF!, Code Orange, and more.  This in addition to the metal, classic rock, and nu-metal groups announced including Scorpions, Motorhead, Anthrax, Meshuggah, and uh…Limp Bizkit.

Anyway, you can check out the full line-up below, and click here to check out full Hellfest details.



A-F Records streams new benefit compilation “This Concerns Everyone” in its entirety

A-F Records will be releasing a benefit compilation next week entitled “This Concerns Everyone”. The work will feature live and studio recordings from artists such as Tom Morello (The Nightwatchman, Rage Against The Machine), Tim McIlrath (Rise Against), Chris Wollard (Hot Water Music), Chris #2 (Anti-Flag), and more. It will be released digitally (with additional bonus tracks) and as a limited edition LP that can be pre-ordered here.

Today, the label has made the entire compilation available to stream here.

“This Concerns Everyone” will be released on November 18th and a portion of proceeds from the record’s sales will be donated to the Right To Heal Campaign, which is a joint effort between The Iraq Veterans Against The War, The Organization of Women’s Freedom In Iraq, and The Federation of Workers Councils and Unions In Iraq.



Rise Against, Weezer, Fall Out Boy and more bands announced for 25th annual KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas

The lineup has been announced for the 25th installment of the Almost Acoustic Christmas, hosted by the legendary Southern California modern rock radio station KROQ. Among the featured acts are Rise Against, Weezer, Fall Out Boy, Linkin Park, Incubus, System of a Down, The Smashing Pumpkins, Tears for Fears, U2 and many more. You can check out the full lineup above.

The 2014 edition of the KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas takes place December 13-14 at the Forum in Inglewood, California. Tickets for both nights go on sale Friday, November 14th at 12pm PT via Ticketmaster.com only. More details are available on KROQ’s official website.



Music Video: Rise Against – “Time + Tragedy”

Hot off the heels of announcing their U.S. tour with Linkin Park and Australian tour with Foo Fighters Chicago punk rockers Rise Against have released a music video for their song “Time+Tragedy”.  According to the press release the video “plays with this concept of light in an emotional context. From the band’’s performance, to the glimpses of the girl from the cover of THE BLACK MARKET, the video travels from the shadows to somewhere brighter.”

Watch it below.

“The Black Market” was released last July through Interscope Records.



Rise Against to tour Australia with Foo Fighters

Right after their U.S. tour with Linkin Park and Of Mice and Men, Chicago punk rockers Rise Against will embark on an Australian tour with the Foo Fighters in February 2015. The dates and locations are below.

Rise Against’s latest album, The Black Market, was released last July through Interscope Records. A week from today, the Foo Fighters will release their new album Sonic Highways through RCA Records.



Rise Against, Linkin Park, and Of Mice and Men announce joint tour

Linkin Park, Rise Against, and Of Mice and Men have announced a joint tour of North America for early 2015. Check out the full list of dates below!

Rise Against’s latest album is The Black Market, which was released in July through Interscope Records. Linkin Park released The Hunting Party earlier this year through Warner Bros. Records. Of Mice and Men released Restoring Force in January 2014 through Rise Records.



Rise Against releases lyric video for “Tragedy + Time” off “The Black Market”

Rise Against has just released a little music video for their song “Tragedy + Time”.

The track appears on the band’s latest album, “The Black Market”, which was released this past July through Interscope Records.

Check it out below.

Rise Against is contributing content to an upcoming compilation, “This Concerns Everyone”, which is set to be released on November 18th through AF Records and features live and studio recordings from artists such as Tom Morello (The Nightwatchman, Rage Against The Machine), Chris Wollard (Hot Water Music), Chris #2 (Anti-Flag), and more.

A portion of proceeds from the record’s sales will be donated to the Right To Heal Campaign, which is a joint effort between The Iraq Veterans Against The War, The Organization of Women’s Freedom In Iraq, and The Federation of Workers Councils and Unions In Iraq.



Tim McIlrath (Rise Against) streams cover of Gun N’ Roses’ “Civil War”

Rise Against frontman Tim McIlrath is streaming his cover of Guns N’ Roses “Civil War”. The track is taken from the upcoming A-F Records compilation This Concerns Everyone. You can listen to his contribution below.

This Concerns Everyone is due out November 18, 2014 through A-F Records.  A portion of proceeds from the record’s sales will be donated to the Right To Heal Campaign, which is a joint effort between The Iraq Veterans Against The War, Organization of Women’s Freedom In Iraq and the Federation of Workers Councils and Unions In Iraq.. Other artists that will appear include Chris Conley of Saves The Day, Tom Morello, Chris Wollard of Hot Water Music, members of Anti Flag and more.



Tim Mcllrath (Rise Against) streams cover of Guns N Roses’ “Civil War” off upcoming benefit compilation

Tim Mcllrath of Rise Against is currently streaming his contribution to the upcoming benefit compilation from AF Records This Concerns Everyone. Check out Tim’s cover of Guns N Roses’ “Civil War” below.

This Concerns Everyone is set to be released on November 18th, featuring live and studio recordings from artists such as Tom Morello (The Nightwatchman, Rage Against The Machine), Chris Wollard (Hot Water Music), Chris #2 (Anti-Flag), and more.  It will be released digitally (with additional bonus tracks) and as a limited edition LP that can be pre-ordered here.

A portion of proceeds from the record’s sales will be donated to the Right To Heal Campaign, which is a joint effort between The Iraq Veterans Against The War, The Organization of Women’s Freedom In Iraq, and The Federation of Workers Councils and Unions In Iraq.



Guitarist Zach Blair talks about new album The Black Market,” Pete Townshend and more

Guitarist Zach Blair of Rise Against was recently interviewed by Florida Today. In the interview he discussed their new album “The Black Market,”Pete Townshend and more.

You can read the interview here.

The Black Market was released on July 15th through Interscope Records. It serves as a follow-up to 2011′s Endgame.



Riot Fest announces plan for socio-political discussion with Pussy Riot

Riot Fest seems like a pretty appropriate place for a discussion about the feminist punk band Pussy Riot, who made headlines following their arrest (and subsequent release) for “hooliganism” in Russia back in 2012.  That is the plan for this year’s Riot Fest, which takes place in Chicago next weekend.

The panel discussion will include Nadya Tolokonnikova and Masha Alekhina of Pussy Riot, plus Greg Graffin (vocalist of Bad Religion and professor of Geology at UCLA) and Tim McIlrath (Rise Against).  Writer and activist Marcelle Karp and Riot Fest founder Michael A. Petryshyn will also be on the panel, which will be moderated by Henry Rollins.

The discussion will take place at Humboldt Park in Chicago next Friday, September 12th.  You can get ticket info here.



Album Review: Rise Against – “The Black Market”

Ten years ago, no one would have really pegged Rise Against as a band that would be crudely dubbed the ‘punk rock Nickelback’. Between their lyrics, which always balanced themselves between political and personal, and their music that smoothly blended blistering hardcore and soothing melodies, the notion that they would one day fall into a pit of mediocrity, and be mercilessly mocked was laughable. Well… ten years can change a lot, and while ‘punk rock Nickelback’ is too harsh of a criticism, it’s for certain that Rise Against’s music has fallen into a predictable routine and The Black Market, the band’s seventh studio album, marks no change in the path that they’ve taken.

For what it’s worth, The Black Market isn’t really a terrible album. It’s not mind-blowing stuff, but it stays true to the songwriting that Rise Against has been working with since 2004’s Siren Song of the Counter Culture. After experimenting with some heavier riffs and ideas on their previous album, The Black Market comes off as welcoming, with open arms to embrace longtime listeners. It’s recognizable. It’s familiar. It’s safe.

And that’s the biggest problem with The Black Market: it’s too safe. Many of its tracks could be switched out with songs from any of their previous three full lengths, and no one would be any wiser. Lead single “I Don’t Want to Be Here Anymore” fits right in at home with Endgame’s “Help Is On the Way” and “This Is Letting Go”, the poppier “Tragedy + Time” and “Methadone” could have been lifted directly from the Appeal to Reason sessions (also of note: the former sounds as if it could be a re-worked Gaslight Anthem or Alkaline Trio tune), and the album’s entire middle section is made up of variations of the musical themes from Siren Song and The Sufferer and the Witness. The album highlight is probably “The Eco-Terrorist In Me” which is a weird hybrid that starts off with a vicious, ripping introduction that is almost Revolutions Per Minute-esque before settling into the same melodic territory as the rest of the album.

All things considered, The Black Market could have been a trainwreck of an album, but instead it settles into the comfortable groove laid down by its predecessors. Unfortunately in the process of settling into that familiar territory, the album drowns in lyrical aimlessness (C’mon guys, where is the rage? Even Endgame had the lyrically powerful “Make It Stop (September’s Children)”), an abundance of recycled ideas and way too many 4 minute songs. So is The Black Market a disaster? No. Is it a disappointment? Most definitely.

2.5 / 5

RIYL: Anti-Flag, The Offspring, Pennywise