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RISE AGAINST – SAVIOR

I was driving the other day and this song was playing on the radio – it spun me into a road rage frenzy and it became a safety issue for the other drivers. so i decided a drum cover would be more appropriate.


Album: Appeal to Reason

Released: October 7, 2008
Labels: DGC • Interscope

Album cover – Appeal to Reason (2008)

Rise Against is an American melodic hardcore band from Chicago, Illinois, formed in 1999. The band’s current line-up comprises vocalist/rhythm guitarist Tim McIlrath, lead guitarist Zach Blair, bassist Joe Principe and drummer Brandon Barnes. Former members are guitarists Dan Wlekinski, Kevin White, Todd Mohney and Chris Chasse, and drummer Toni Tintari. Rise Against is known for their advocacy of progressivism, supporting organisations such as Amnesty International and the It Gets Better Project. The band actively promotes animal rights and most of the members are straight edge (excluding Barnes), PETA supporters and vegetarians.

Rise Against


Rise Against’s musical style throughout the band’s career has been described by most critics as melodic hardcore, punk rock, and hardcore punk. The band has cited numerous punk and hardcore bands as influences to its music. In 2004, drummer Brandon Barnes stated: “I think we have a lot of different influences from hardcore like old Cave In, to a lot of punk like Face to Face, Screeching Weasel, and Down By Law.” In 2006, Tim McIlrath stated of the band’s style: “We’re emulating Minor Threat and Black Flag. Who knows, maybe if Ian MacKaye was wearing eyeliner then I would be.” Other bands that have influenced Rise Against include Descendents, Dead Kennedys, Refused, Bad Brains and Bad Religion.

Brandon Barnes


Fun Fact

Rise Against‘s vovalist Tim McIlrath has heterochromia, meaning his eyes are two different colors, blue and brown.

Tim McIlrath


Video Credits

Shot in my studio in Los Angeles
Released on Mar 16, 2012

Savior