180 Gram Vinyl Record
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I80-gram gatefold LP
Includes 10x10" Stencil of the Heart fist logo
Album download included
“There’s a lot of raw emotion on this record,” begins Rise Against singer and guitarist Tim McIlrath as he describes the Chicago punks’ highly anticipated and searing new album, The Black Market. “It’s a raw nerve,” he clarifies, “it’s going to be a hard thing to ignore.”
The Black Market is the seventh album from one of the most revered punk bands around today. The new album features the hit single “I Don’t Want To Be Here Anymore."
McIlrath's words should not be taken lightly. 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 No. 1 in Germany and Canada, and No. 2 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 such as 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. On the one hand, The Black Market was forged like other Rise Against records. Tim McIlrath, bassist Joe Principe, guitarist Zach Blair and drummer Brandon Barnes recorded it between January and March, 2014, at the Blasting Room Studios, with long-time producers Bill Stevenson and Jason Livermore. But something was different this time around.
The Black Market focuses on the cost of self-awareness. "Rise Against has always been a political band, but also a personal band," says Tim. "We've always had songs that have a foot in both worlds. This album is a lot more introspective to me." The intensely melodic strains of "I Don't Want To Be Here Anymore" is a case in point — riding a huge chorus and speaking of universal themes of entrapment and escape.
The Black Market also marks the maturation of Rise Against's sound. The melodic breadth, the impassioned screaming, scissoring guitars, bubbling basslines and whipping drums still exist, but other moments have no reference point in their discography. 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.
|The Great Die-Off|
|I Don’t Want To Be Here Anymore|
|Tragedy + Time|
|The Black Market|
|The Eco – Terrorist In Me|
|A Beautiful Indifference|
|Awake Too Long|
|People Live Here|