Rise Against was formed under the name Transistor Revolt in 1999 by former members of the bands
88 Fingers Louie and Baxter.
The band changed its name to "Rise Against" in 2001 and released their first album, Unraveling the same year.
Also known as
Rise Against is also known for their advocacy of progressive organizations such as Amnesty International
and It Gets Better Project. The band actively promotes animal rights and most members are straight
edge (excluding Barnes), PETA supporters, and vegetarian.
Transistor Revolt, R.A., Rise
Chicago, Illinois, United States
Melodic hardcore, punk rock, hardcore punk
88 Fingers Louie
The Honor System
The Killing Tree
Reach The Sky
(lead vocals, rhythm guitar)
(lead guitar, backing vocals)
(bass guitar, backing vocals)
Rise Against Trivia
• In addition to being vegetarians, all the members of Rise Against,
(except Brandon Barnes) refrain from consuming alcohol or using drugs
• In 2009, the band was voted Best Animal-Friendly Band by PETA.