RISE AGAINST - 'Savior'
October 1, 2009, 8 years ago
Chicago-based melodic hardcore band RISE AGAINST is anything but a single-minded musical outfit. An astounding fusion of unhinged power, ear grasping melodies, stimulating lyrics and the ability to reach audienced in both underground and mainstream circles, they have redefined the rules. To date, the band has released four albums plus a rare material EP, and a DVD called Generation Lost. Each of their past two albums have sold just shy of half million copies in the US.
Frontman Tim McIlrath confirms, there is no preset framework for the Chicago-based melodic hardcore band that refuses to adhere to any established norm in the music industry. McIlrath says the foursome - bassist Joe Principe, drummer Brandon Barnes and guitarist Zach Blair - simply engage in their album making activity without over thinking and precisely planning every step, and that includes the band’s latest release, Appeal To Reason.“We took the same approach to this record as we’ve done to our previous records, which is actually a lack of approach,” McIlrath says. “There’s no approach. It’s just show up and let’s play. There’s no plan, we don’t map it out, we don’t decide on a direction. We just kind of let it happen real naturally. That’s how it happened.”
“We don’t have a set formula,” Principe concurs, “but what we do have is writing constantly while we’re touring. Any idea we have, we’ll try it. We don’t want to limit ourselves.”
Check out the latest video from Rise Against called 'Savior' above.