Vinyl LP pressing. 2014 album from the Punk outfit. After 15 years, and six incendiary albums, Rise Against have become one of the most successful, challenging and revered Punk Rock bands on the planet. While selling four million albums globally across their last four releases, they’ve also always adhered to the idea of music as a vehicle for change. THE BLACK MARKET was forged like other Rise Against records. Tim McIlrath, bassist Joe Principe, guitarist Zach Blair and drummer Brandon Barnes recorded it between January and March, 2014, at the Blasting Room Studios, with long-time producers Bill Stevenson and Jason Livermore. But something was different this time around. THE BLACK MARKET focuses on the cost of self-awareness. The album also marks the maturation of Rise Against’s sound. The melodic breadth, the impassioned screaming, scissoring guitars, bubbling basslines and whipping drums still exist, but other moments have no reference point in their discography. THE BLACK MARKET casts Rise Against’s relationship with their own music and social struggle in a stark new light.