Bad Religion — американская панк-рок-группа из северного предместья Лос-Анджелеса, образованная в 1979 году. Википедия
Солист: Грег Граффин
Начало карьеры: Лос-Анджелес, Калифорния, США (1980 г.)
Участники: Грег Граффин, Бретт Герюиц, Брайан Бейкер.....
Summer Nationals 2016!
Bad Religion will be playing the Summer Nationals 2016 with the Offspring! There are three European dates (so far):
O2 Academy in Birmingham on June 19
O2 Academy in Glasgow on June 20
Eventim Apollo in Hammersmith
Ticket sale starts on Friday February 19th!
Official: Jamie Miller new drummer!
Even though there's not an official announcement of the band, it's now safe to say that Jamie Miller will fill Brooks' place in the band. Brian confirmed it in a recent interview with Radio Sonar.
Jamie has played drums in several bands such as Snot, ...And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead, and Orgy.
Next month Jamie will play his first Bad Religion shows starting in Bogotá, Colombia.
Bad Religion to play Summer festivals!
UPDATE: More dates for the Summer tour have been added to the tour.
On July 7th they will be playing the Resurrection Festival in Viveiro, Spain again. The day after the band will show up at the Granirock festival in Quintana de la Serena, Spain, followed by a show at the Barna 'n' Roll in Barcelona on July 9th.
So it seems that there will be a European (festival) tour this summer! As of today, Bad Religion has been added to the line up of the Belgium festival Graspop Metal Meeting. The festival takes place from June 17-19 in Dessel, Belgium. The band will play on the first day, Friday June 17, and this will be the very first time for them to play this festival. Other bands that have been confirmed as well are Anti-Flag, Anthrax, Black Sabbath, Dropkick Murphys, Iron Maiden and Pennywise.
for info and tickets!
Also, it appears that the band will play the French Hellfest again this year the day after Graspop. On Saturday June 18, Bad Religion will share the stage with Twisted Sister, Korn, Sick of it All, Bring Me The Horizon, UK Subs and many more.
The festival takes place in Clisson France. Check the official website for more info.
This will be the second time on Hellfest as they already played the festival in 2013!
30 Years Live on limited vinyl!
So this is the first news item of the year!
But first we truly apologize for not posting any news items the past months. Due to some circumstances we (Marty and I) haven't been able to keep the site up to date. We really gonna try our best and update everything as soon as possible!
Second, we still want to wish all the best to Brooks with joining Avenged Sevenfold. For those who still haven't heard that news (is that even possible nowadays) here's his official announcement.
So now let's talk about vinyl! Last week Bad Religion announced they're gonna press 30 Years Live on vinyl! There will be a regular (black) version, but they also decided to press it on red vinyl. Apparently due to the overwhelming demand it was decided to also press it on clear vinyl (limited to 1000). The LPs can be preordered at the official merch store. The official release date is February 26th.
Bad Religion 30 YEARS LIVE Pre-order!
Bad Religion 30 YEARS LIVE will be out Feb. 26th. This limited vinyl LP has songs spanning three decades, recorded over four shows in 2010. Pre-orders start now, click HERE
New solo album Greg Graffin?
During an interview with Glide Magazine Greg Graffin has announced that he's been working on a new solo album which will follow up Cold as the Clay (2006). According to Greg it will be again "folky" like Cold as the Clay.
" So you said you’re working on a new solo album. That’s going to be more in the folky style you’ve done or are you doing a new thing?
Yeah it’ll be like Cold as the Clay, my last one."
He also talks about a new Bad Religion album, however, it will take a while before that one will be recorded and released (somewhere by the end of next year).
"Are there any new plans with Bad Religion in the future or are you still working that out?
Bad Religion is ending the tour that we did for True North. It ends on October 10 in California.
So no plans on a follow up to True North yet? I guess you’re probably still decompressing after the tour and everything.
The end of one album cycle begins the next cycle. It’ll be a while before we record and then a new album will be out. I don’t know when that will be. Probably late next year."
For those who would like to read the full interview, click here.
Greg Graffin's newly recorded version of Faith Alone
UPDATE (9/26/2015): Apparently Kings Road made a mistake with the tracklisting of the 7"; both the European as the US versions have the same tracks on it. So there's no difference between those two!!!
UPDATE (9/19/2015): Unfortunately the shipping of the new book and 7" packages has been delayed for about 3 weeks. It's expected that the packages will be shipped by the third week of Ocotober according to an e-mail by Kings Road/ Epitaph:
"We've received word from the vinyl pressing plant that the Greg Graffin Population Wars 7"s will not be ready for another 3 weeks. We expect to ship all orders by the third week of October. Unfortunately, in the current world of vinyl production, this can happen and is completely out of our hands.
Concurrent with our policies, we will not be shipping any partial orders. All orders will be shipped complete when we receive the records."
"Faith Alone", one of the newly recorded songs for Greg Graffin's limited exclusive 7" can be now listened on Kings Road!
This version appears - together with The Answer - on both the European and US release. Earlier we posted the tracklist of the European version. Now it appears that the US version has 2 different tracks on it!
1. Faith Alone
2. The Answer
3. Past is Dead
4. Fields of Mars
1. Faith Alone
2. My Poor Friend Me
3. The Answer
4. Changing Tide
Greg Graffin: Population Wars tour!
It looks like Greg is doing a solo tour to promote his new book Population Wars this September. He will play 5-6 songs during the show and will do a reading on the book combined with a Q&A. The book will be sold at the shows. It's also possible to get it signed during the the post-show signing party. Tour dates so far:
Date Venue 9/18//2015 Rock and Roll Hotel - Washington, DC 9/19/2015 Coda - Philadelphia, PA 9/20/2015 The Gramercy Theatre - New York, NY 9/23/2015 Hawthorne Theatre - Portland, OR 9/25/2015 Bootleg Theater, Bar Stage - Los Angeles, CA 9/27/2015 Constellation Room - Santa Ana, CA
For those who can't make it to the shows, the book can still be puchased at Kings road!
Pre-order 'Population Wars' with acoustic 7 inch and new Hot Topic exclusive LPs
Greg Graffin's new book 'Population Wars: a new perspective on competion and (co)existence' will be released on September 15. The book can be pre-ordered by Kings Road and will come along with an exclusive acoustic 7 inch. The 7 inch contains 4 songs that were most influential to the book and has been re-recorded by Greg.
1. Faith Alone
2. The Answer
3. Past is Dead
4. Fields of Mars
The 7 inch is limited to 2500 and comes with several bundles. The first edition books (ordered by Kings Road Merch) will also be signed by Greg. Check out Kings Road for more bundles and new exclusive summer merch: http://eu.kingsroadmerch.com/bad-religion/
And if you still have some money left, there's also some new Hot Topic Exclusive colored vinyl available: The Empire Strikes First on clear with red haze vinyl, Suffer on green vinyl, Recipe for Hate on translucent brown vinyl, New Maps of Hell on smoke colored vinyl, and How Could Hell Be Any Worse on gray vinyl.http://www.peda.net/