After 15 years, and six incendiary albums, Rise Against have become one of the most successful, challenging and revered punk rock bands on the planet. While selling four million albums globally across their last four releases -- with 2011's "Endgame" debuting at number one in Germany and Canada, and number two on the U.S. Billboard charts -- they've also always adhered to the idea of music as a vehicle for change. In doing so, they've appeared alongside superstars like Adele and Sting on Amnesty International's "Chimes Of Freedom -- The Songs Of Bob Dylan" compilation in 2012, toured with Rage Against The Machine's iconic guitarist Tom Morello, campaigned against gun violence with the Demand A Plan organization and advocated the Make It Stop campaign's attempt to raise awareness of LBGT teen suicides and bullying, working closely with "It Gets Better." It's important to keep this rich heritage of protest in mind when discussing "The Black Market."
It all shows how "The Black Market" respects Rise Against's roots while transcending them.
"When you hear a song from this record you won't ask, 'what record is this from?'" concludes Tim. "This isn't another Rise Against record part two. That's a victory for me. We created something different and relevant, and I'm proud."
And rightfully so, after 15 years, "The Black Market" casts Rise Against's relationship with their own music and social struggle in a stark new light. It may be a raw nerve to behold, but it's also a magnificent one that will surely be felt across the world. It deserves to be.
Massachusetts Metal Pioneers KsE burst onto the scene with the genre-defining Alive or Just Breathing, notching a Grammy nomination in 2005 for the title track from 2004's gold-certified The End of Heartache and following up that landmark album with the Gold-selling As Daylight Dies and an appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live along with gracing the covers of countless metal and rock magazines around the world.
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