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RISE AGAINST are celebrating the 10th anniversary of their breakthrough album, Revolutions Per Minute, with an deluxe reissue. The CD edition of
Revolutions Per Minute (now dubbed RPM10) features 10 bonus tracks of demos along with the originally recorded album, enhanced artwork, and an
expanded 20 page booklet. Produced by the renowned Bill Stevenson of the Descendents, and Jason Livermore, and recorded at the Blasting Room,
this quintessential album shaped RISE AGAINST’s sound with elements of hardcore, punk, and ripples of emo that cascade into what we know of the
Joe Principe, formerly of 88 Fingers Louie, approached Fat Mike to sign RISE AGAINST back in 2000. Though their first album, The Unraveling,
wasn’t completely written, Fatty loved what he heard and signed them immediately. On their sophomore release, Principe recounts, “I’ll never forget
sitting in our van talking to Fat Mike on the phone after he listened to the RPM demos. He was so stoked on the songs and the progression of the band,
which gave us a real sense of accomplishment. Since half of The Unraveling was written before RISE AGAINST existed, it made RPM the first record
we wrote as a full band.”
Principe, vocalist Tim McIlrath, guitarist Todd Mohney and drummer Brandon Barnes headed to the Blasting Room in 2002, armed with their new
material. “We wrote these songs… in a post 9-11 fervor, the powers that be had just finished lying to the public and swindled their way into entering
what would become the longest wars in our country’s history (which seeped into songs like “Blood Red, White & Blue”),” says McIlrath.
The connection with Bill Stevenson and his crew was instant. Once the recording process started, everyone involved could sense a tremendous kinetic
energy; knowing the result would be monumental. “This was not just another “90’s Punk/Warped-Tour” sort of band. What I heard was the promise of
conviction… I remember the hair on the back of my neck stood up while I was recording the vocal on the breakdown of “Blood - Red, White & Blue”,”
reflects Bill Stevenson. Todd Mohney recalls, “They worked tirelessly to get the best performances out of us and to ensure that the finished product
exceeded all expectations.”
Obviously, 10 years later, the results speak for themselves. Revolutions Per Minute still stands out as a hallmark release for RISE AGAINST, Fat Wreck
Chords, and the hardcore punk genre in general. RPM10 is the perfect tip of the cap to such a tremendous album.
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