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02-19-2008, 07:10 AM
Rise Against

Genre(s): Punk rock, Post-hardcore, Melodic Hardcore

Band Members: Tim Mcllrath, Joe Principe, Brandon Barnes, Zach Blair

Songs: Some of their more famous ones include, The Good Left Undone, Give It All, Swing Life Away, and the recently featured on Guitar Hero III; Prayer of the Refugee

Rise Against, A History: I being originally from Illinois had a chance to hear these guys when they were underground, i've loved them ever since so here's a simple wiki paste of some band info.

Rise Against is an American (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States) melodic punk (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Punk_rock) band from Chicago, Illinois (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chicago%2C_Illinois) that was formed in 1999. Their current line-up consists of four members, Tim McIlrath (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tim_McIlrath) (vocals, guitar), Joe Principe (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joe_Principe) (bass guitar), Brandon Barnes (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brandon_Barnes)Zach Blair (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zach_Blair) (guitar). To date, Rise Against has released four albums, two EPs and one DVD.

Rise Against rose to fame with their first two major label releases, Siren Song of the Counter Culture (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Siren_Song_of_the_Counter_Culture) (2004) and The Sufferer and the Witness (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Sufferer_and_the_Witness) (2006), with hits such as "Give It All (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Give_It_All)," "Swing Life Away (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Swing_Life_Away)," "Ready to Fall (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ready_to_Fall)," "Prayer of the Refugee (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prayer_of_the_Refugee)," and "The Good Left Undone (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Good_Left_Undone)." Each member of the band has mentioned in interviews that there will be a new Rise Against album (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Untitled_fifth_Rise_Against_album), which is expected to be released in the summer of 2008 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2008)


02-19-2008, 12:33 PM
I love them! I love the songs 'Give it all' and 'Prayer Of The Refugee' =)

Cant wait 'till their new album comes out