Rise Against will support Record Store Day again this year with the release of “The Eco-Terrorist In Me” limited edition 7” Vinyl. Record Store Day is April 18th. For more information visit RecordStoreDay.com
“Our Record Store release for 2015 is a music and spoken word split-seven inch collaboration with Will Potter, author of ‘The Green Scare,’” says Rise Against lead singer Tim McIlrath. “In addition to “The Eco-Terrorist In Me” from our new record The Black Market, this release will include previously unreleased “About Damn Time” from the same sessions. Inspired by author/musician split collaborations like the Bad Religion/Noam Chomsky or Kurt Cobain/William S. Burroughs releases, we teamed up with Will Potter, author of “The Green Scare.” Potter’s book inspired and informed the song “The Eco-Terrorist In Me” and his spoken word contribution “We Will Never Forget,” dives deeper into the fight for animal welfare and increased transparency in the shadowy world of factory farms.”
“If factory farms get their way, you’ll never be able to see photographs like the cover of this Rise Against record,” says author Will Potter. “Seven states have already passed new ‘ag-gag’ laws that make it illegal to photograph animal cruelty without the farm’s approval, and more states are considering these bills right now. But this is just one part of a much broader campaign by these corporations and the FBI to label non-violent protesters as ‘eco-terrorists.’ Rise Against has always used their platform to shine a light on injustice, and I was thrilled to work with them on this project; treating whistleblowers and activists as “terrorists” puts all of our freedoms at risk.”
Rise Against released their seventh studio album The Black Market on Interscope Records July 15, 2014. The set debuted at #3 on the Billboard Top 200 Album Chart and landed at #1 on the iTunes Alternative Album Chart. The album also debuted at #1 in Germany, Australia and Canada where it has already achieved gold status.
After 15 years and six incendiary albums, Rise Against has become one of the most successful, challenging and revered punk rock bands on the planet. Rise Against have sold six million albums globally across their catalog – with 2011’s Endgame debuting at number one in Germany and Canada, and number two on the U.S. Billboard album chart.
Rise Against is Tim McIlrath (Lead Vocals, Guitarist), Joe Principe (Backup Vocals, Bass Guitarist), Brandon Barnes (Drummer) and Zach Blair (Lead Guitarist, Backing Vocals).
Rise Against will play some festival shows this summer including Carolina Rebellion, Beale Street Music Festival, Rock in Rio Las Vegas, Rock on the Range and Rock the Park. For a complete list of dates visit www.riseagainst.com
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