Rise Against

Rise Against

Saturday 23 June

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Played at Graspop Metal Meeting 2018
Genre

Punkrock

Country

United States

Biography

With Rise Against we’re glad to welcome one of the most popular melodic metalcore bands around. Formed at the dawn of the millennium, this melodic hardcore band spent their early years establising a fan base in the underground scene before switching to a major label for ‘Siren Song of the Counter Culture’ (2004). Extensive touring helped them break into the mainstream but while the fans ate up 2008’s ‘Appeal to Reason’, some critics felt it was too mainstream and the band were abandoning their hardcore roots. Their fan base continued to swell, not just Stateside but also in Europe, where they played Werchter and were one of the headliners at the 2013 edition of Groezrock. Well-known for their socially conscious lyrics on topics such as animal rights and social & political ills, Rise Against sound a bit more polished compared to the early years but there’s more than enough bite in their stage performance to please more punk-oriented fans as well. (#GMM18)