As Bad Religion wraps up their 30th anniversary, they open the next chapter of their storied career with The Dissent of Man. Celebrating three decades of influential, thought provoking and groundbreaking punk rock, Bad Religion has released their fifteenth studio album, The Dissent of Man, on September 28. Bad Religion will kick off a North American tour in October with support from Bouncing Souls and Off With Their Heads. Dates here: http://www.epitaph.com/tours/index/artist/5.
Produced by Joe Barresi (Queens of the Stone Age, Tool), The Dissent of Man finds Bad Religion pushing the boundaries of their music as much today as they did in their formative years as a genre defining punk band. Over the course of making the album, primary songwriters Greg Graffin and Brett Gurewitz’s songwriting was informed by life changing events, with Graffin writing his forthcoming book “Anarchy Evolution” and Gurewitz embarking on parenthood again.
“These are some of my favorite songs I’ve ever written,” says Gurewitz. “A few of them took me way outside my comfort zone as a writer to a place I haven’t gone since Recipe or Stranger than Fiction.”
The result is one of the band’s most forward thinking and musically varied albums ever. The Dissent of Man is not only a snapshot of the band’s personal experiences of the past years but also of their continued maturity in songwriting, capturing an array of styles ranging from blazing punk rock songs like the opener “The Day That the Earth Stalled” and “Meeting of the Minds” and classic rock-tinged cuts like “Cyanide” and “Turn Your Back on Me” to the first single “The Devil in Stitches.”
RIYL: Pennywise, Hot Water Music, Millencolin
TRY: #5, 1, 8, 11, 12
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