The melodic hard rock band Rise Against was formed in 1999, in Illinois. The current lineup includes Tim Mcllarth, Zach Blair, Joe Principe, and Brandon Barnes. The band is particularly famous for such hits as “Swing Life Away”, “Savior”, and “Help Is On The Way”.
The band was created by the ex-members of 88 Fingers Louie and Baxter. The first name of the band was Transistor Revolt. The band didn’t give any live concerts but managed to record an EP.
In 2001, the band changed the name to Rise Against and released its first studio album The Unraveling. The album was mostly a failure and didn’t manage to get into any music charts. The group went through several lineup changes and arranged a support tour.
In 2002, Rise Against returned from the tour and started working on their second album Revolutions per Minute. The LP was released in 2003 and the band went on another support tour. The LP didn’t get into the charts.