Rise Against - Wolves Album Packshot (JPG)


20 April 2017 (Toronto, ON)WOLVES, the new album from Rise Against, will be released on June 9 via Virgin Records / Universal Music Canada, the country’s leading music company. Today, the band unveiled the first single, “The Violence” and it is available to stream/buy HERE. See below for the album’s full track listing.
WOLVES is available for pre-order in digital and physical formats HERE. Fans who pre-order the digital album will instantly receive “The Violence”.
This summer, Rise Against will join Deftones on an extensive co-headline tour, which will kick off on June 9 and feature special guest Thrice, which includes a date on the Budweiser Stage in Toronto (June 11). For full list of show dates, please visit website.
Throughout its career, Rise Against has kept its moral compass steady, using its international punk platform to speak out for social justice. With WOLVES, the band challenges fans to join them in creating a bold new identity together. The album is about recognizing the power within; it’s a primal call for the prey to become the hunters. 
“In many ways, a Rise Against show is a safe space for our fans,” lead singer Tim McIlrath says. “But I realized that I don’t only want to create safe spaces, I want to create dangerous spaces where misogyny can’t exist, where xenophobia can’t exist. I want to create spaces where those sentiments don’t have any air, and they suffocate: where those ideas die. WOLVES isn’t about creating a safe space, it’s about creating a space that’s dangerous for injustice.”
Rise Against chose to record its eighth studio album, WOLVES, with GRAMMY®-winning producer Nick Raskulinecz (Foo Fighters, Alice in Chains, Deftones). Recording with Raskulinecz meant moving to Nashville, TN – far from the band’s familiar worlds of Chicago and Los Angeles, and a state where Rise Against has rarely played. The setting had a clear impact on the album.
Living in Nashville drove home that we can’t just focus on our differences,” McIlrath says. “If we can stop and talk to each other, face to face, we might realize our common ground. We are all wolves in the same pack, circling at the gates.” 
WOLVES is the follow up to 2014’s The Black Market, which hit No. 1 on the Canadian Neilsen SoundScan chart and topped album charts in US, Argentina, Brazil and Germany. Alternative Press said, “Whatever meaning you take from them [the songs]…one thing remains solid—the sheer heart with which they were forged and the very visceral emotion they contain” and Kerrang praised the album as “a magnificent wake-up call.” Rise Against is Tim McIlrath (lead vocals/rhythm guitar), Zach Blair (lead guitar), Joe Principe (bass) and Brandon Barnes (drums).
Track Listing – WOLVES
  1. Wolves
  2. House On Fire
  3. The Violence
  4. Welcome To The Breakdown
  5. Far From Perfect
  6. Bulls***
  7. Politics of Love
  8. Parts Per Million
  9. Mourning in Amerika
  10. How Many Walls
  11. Miracle
Rise Against & Deftones Co-Headline Summer Tour with Special Guest Thrice
6/11 – Toronto, ON @ Budweiser Stage
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