Rise Against takes ‘The Violence’ to No 1

The track is from their No 1 album Wolves

“The Violence” – the first single from Rise Against’s new album, Wolves – takes the top spot this week on Mediabase’s Active Rock chart. Rolling Stone said, “‘The Violence’ is packed with jagged guitar riffs and rumbling drums that combine with Tim McIlrath punchy vocals to create a furious tension that finally bursts with a soaring chorus.”

Wolves debuted at No. 1 on Billboard’s Alternative, Top Rock and Hard Rock albums charts. In a five-star review, Kerrang, said, “The world may be getting worse, but Rise Against are still getting better.”

Rise Against – comprising Tim McIlrath (lead vocals/rhythm guitar), Zach Blair (lead guitar), Joe Principe (bass) and Brandon Barnes (drums) – will kick off a North American headline tour on September 14th. They will be joined by special guests Pierce the Veil and White Lung. Every pair of tickets for the upcoming fall headline dates includes a physical copy of Wolves.

Wolves was recorded with GRAMMY-winning producer Nick Raskulinecz (Foo Fighters, Alice in Chains, Deftones). The Virgin Records released album debuted at No. 1 on Billboard’s Alternative, Top Rock and Hard Rock albums charts upon its release back in June. It is the band’s third album to debut atop these three charts, following 2011’s Endgame and 2014’s The Black Market. On the Billboard 200, Wolves bows in the top 10, marking the band’s fifth top 10 debut. The album charted in the top five in Canada, Germany and Australia.

Buddy Iahn
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