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Monday, September 25, 2017 at 9:48 AM (PST) by rick delaney
Chicago-based Dead Ending have announced that they will release their latest full-length album Shoot The Messenger on November 17 2017. Featuring members of successful Chicago bands such as Alkaline Trio, Rise Against, Articles of Faith, and Ensign, and with former tracks sporting titles “Class War” and “Ivanka Wants Her Orange Back”, the release promises to be a deeply political one.
Previous efforts from the band have been released through Bridge Nine, however, this time the band will work with Alternative Tentacles to bring their music to the public.
Hey look, Rise Against released a new album. Wolves is the band’s eighth full length studio album, and if you haven’t accepted the fact that they’ve settled into a very specific sound by now, you’re in for a world of disappointment. It’s been eleven years (!) since the band put out The Sufferer & the Witness, and other than switching out one guitarist for another, very little else has changed since then. Whether that’s a pro or a con is up to the listener.
Wolves is full of melodic-punk songs that could easily be interchanged with tracks off The Black Market without anyone noticing. That sounds like an insult, but it’s not meant to be one. Much like many of their Fat Wreck and Epitaph contemporaries, Rise Against have found their comfort zone and are sticking to it. Sure, Tim unleashes his scream here and there, like in the title track or “Too Many Walls” and there’s a hint of ska in “Bullshit” but the album is largely filled with 3 and a half minute songs that coast the line between societal politics and personal politics and are loaded with plenty of harmonizing “whoas.” Sometimes it pays off (“House on Fire” and “Mourning in Amerika” are catchy enough to satisfy anyone who enjoyed past singles “Tragedy + Time” and “Audience of One”) and sometimes it doesn’t (“Far from Perfect,” and “Politics of Love” aren’t terrible, but they’re certainly not memorable either).
“Megaphone” and “Broadcast[Signal]Frequency” are among the best songs on the album and it’s a shame that they’ve been relegated to bonus track status. Both are fast and aggressive- two traits that are often missing from the band’s current output. If you’re only going to listen to a handful of songs from the album, make it these two. They don’t accurately reflect the album proper, but to put it bluntly, these two songs are to Wolves what “Grammatizor” and “Voice of Dissent” were to Appeal to Reason.
Wolves might be Rise Against’s safest album yet. If you can get past that, however, Wolves isn’t all that bad of an album.
3 / 5 stars
RIYL: Anti-Flag, Pennywise, Bad Religion
Friday, June 16, 2017 at 3:51 PM (PST) by Screeching Bottlerocket
Check out the tour dates below to see if there’s a show near you.
Rise Against’s new album Wolves was released on June 9th.
US household names Rise Against are streaming new material ahead of their full album launch next month. Wolves will be released via Virgin Records on June 9th, and will feature “House on Fire” which you can stream here.
Rise Against’s previous full release was the 2014 effort, The Black Market.
Monday, May 8, 2017 at 3:27 PM (PST) by Mike Scott
Thursday, April 20, 2017 at 4:13 PM (PST) by Johnny X
Hey oh! Who’s in the mood for some new Rise Against music? What’s that? You lost interest in them 3 albums ago? Well you should still check out this song because it might be the best Rise Against song I’ve heard in 5 years. “The Violence” is the first single off the band’s new album “Wolves” due out June 9th through Virgin Records (sigh).
Give it a listen below.
“Wolves” will be Rise Against’s first new album since 2014’s ‘The Black Market’. The band is also heading out on a big co-headline tour with Deftones later this year.
Wednesday, April 19, 2017 at 12:19 PM (PST) by NobodyLikesGreg
Keep your eyes peeled tomorrow. Rise Against sent out a cryptic e-mail via their mailing list, teasing to nothing but the date April 20th. Curious to see what we get on our plates for 4/20.
Monday, February 6, 2017 at 9:58 PM (PST) by Chris Ramone
Deftones and Rise Against have announced a co-headlining tour with Thrice, which will take place in June and July of this year, and will also be supported by Three Trapped Tigers and Frank Iero and the Patience. The dates and locations are below.
The tour comes in support of Deftones’ latest album Gore, which was released last April. Rise Against’s recent studio album, The Black Market, was released in 2014, while Thrice last released To Be Everywhere Is to Be Nowhere this past May.
Wednesday, April 27, 2016 at 4:42 PM (PST) by Screeching Bottlerocket
Head over here to get your pre-orders in, and act fast because it’s limited to 500 copies.
The Unraveling is not the first Rise Against album to receive an anniversary reissue from Fat Wreck. In 2013, the label released a 10th anniversary edition of Revolutions Per Minute. Rise Against’s latest album The Black Market came out in July, 2014.
Thursday, January 21, 2016 at 2:30 PM (PST) by matmoksik
Is there anything worse than a bad song on a nearly perfect album? Probably, but for the sake of our series, Seeing Red, there isn’t. In Seeing Red we ask our staff writers to talk about the songs that they hate on albums that they love.
Today we have Dying Scene writer Matmoksik, who brings up his problems with the unnecessary movie samples in Rise Against’s “Last Chance Blueprint” from their 2003 record, Revolutions Per Minute. You can read his thoughts below.
Friday, January 15, 2016 at 5:52 PM (PST) by Chris Ramone
Chicago punk veterans Rise Against have premiered a music video for their song “People Live Here”, taken from their latest album The Black Market, which was released back in July 2014. You can watch the video below.
Friday, August 21, 2015 at 12:32 PM (PST) by Gina Skidz
Last year, Riot Fest unveiled a Speakers’ Stage, where musicians and activists engage in a panel discussion in front of the audience. Due to the success of last year’s lineup, which included members of Russian female punk group Pussy Riot, Riot Fest is bringing back the Speakers’ Stage.
This year’s speakers will be split over 2 days, with the September 12th event featuring Damien Echols and Jason Baldwin of the “West Memphis Three.” In a panel moderated by Henry Rollins, they will discuss their history and the way music activism contributed to their release after 18 years in prison, after being wrongly accused of the murders of three young boys in 1993. On September 13th, the event will feature Joe Principe (Rise Against), Jeff Pezatti (Naked Raygun,), Brendan Kelly (The Lawrence Arms), Nan Warshaw (founder, Bloodshot Records), Daryl Wilson (The Bollweevils) and Dem Hopkins (owner of the legendary Club Oz).
You can find all the Riot Fest info that Dying Scene has to offer right here.
Monday, August 17, 2015 at 6:11 PM (PST) by Chris Ramone
Virgin Records‘ official website has listed Rise Against on their roster, thus ending their seven-year relationship with Interscope Records, who released the band’s last three albums. So far, there has been no official announcement from Rise Against or Virgin Records, but we’ll keep you posted as more details on this situation come to light.
Tuesday, July 28, 2015 at 7:10 AM (PST) by Midwest Punk
Rise Against have announced a second U.S. leg of their current tour. Check out the dates/locations and tour flyer below.
The band are just about to wrap up the first U.S. leg of their tour with Killswitch Engage and letlive. After that, Rise Against will head to Europe for a couple weeks before coming back to resume the tour in November.
Rise Against’s last release was July 2014’s The Black Market, on Interscope Records. Killswitch Engage released Disarm The Descent via Roadrunner Records in April 2013. letlive. last release was The Blackest Beautiful, which came out in July 2013 on Epitaph Records.