15 Years Ago: Rise Against Releases ‘The Sufferer & the Witness,’ Recorded in Fort Collins
This week marks the anniversary of the release of Rise Against's fourth studio album, The Sufferer & the Witness, recorded and produced in Fort Collins.
While we celebrate the 4th of July, Rise Against also has an anniversary for The Sufferer & the Witness, released on July 4, 2006 (coincidental, they say).
The record had a handful of singles, 'Ready to Fall,' 'Prayer of the Refugee,' and 'The Good Left Undone,' all reaching top-20 status on the Billboard Alternative Songs chart.
Rise Against first worked with The Blasting Room in Fort Collins for 2003's Revolutions per Minute, and after recording 2004's Siren Song of the Counter Culture elsewhere, returned to Fort Collins for The Sufferer & the Witness to work with Bill Stevenson and Jason Livermore.
'It was kinda like meeting a person who spoke your language and that was a relationship that continues to this very day,' Tim McIlrath told Ultimate Guitar on working with The Blasting Room.
Later, Appeal to Reason (2008), Endgame (2011), The Black Market (2014) and The Ghost Note Symphonies (2018) were recorded at The Blasting Room.
Zach from Rise Against Explains Why Wolves (2017) Wasn't Recorded in Fort Collins:
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