RISE AGAINST is a popular American punk band from Chicago. They are one band holding firm in the belief that it’s important for punk to stand for something real, and they’ve carried the torch for thoughtful, socially conscious punk rock for more than a decade. The band used to be one of the most respected and talented punk bands in the scene in the early 2000s and have progressively moved towards the mainstream as their popularity has only risen over time. Nowadays, it is impossible to deny that RISE AGAINST is the premier punk rock band of recent memory. And the sheer heart with which they were forged and the very visceral emotion they contain still remain after all these years.