Welcome to Chicago, motherfucker! Rise Against are a four-piece atomic fireball of sound, combining raucous, melodic hardcore with double time speed and vigor, like the old school punk bands they grew up listening to (Bad Religion, Minor Threat, and Bad Brains). On April 8, Fat Wreck Chords will release Revolutions Per Minute, the bandís third piece of compact dynamite. Produced by former Black Flag and current Descendants member Bill Stevenson, the sheer fury and raw pandemonium spewing out of RPM has already been labeled the ìbest punk/hardcore disc of the yearî by Alternative Press. In 2003, Rise Against will say ìgoodbye landlordsî and ìhello, smelly tour bus,î as they perform on the US and European Fat Tours, Vansí Warped Tour, and follow with their own headlining tour. Punk fucking rock, fresh from the ovenÖ deep dish style.