Bad Religion are celebrating three decades of influential, thought provoking and
groundbreaking punk rock with a new record and fifteenth studio album, The Dissent
of Man. The result is one of the band’s most forward thinking and musically varied
albums ever. The Dissent of Man is not only a snapshot of the band’s personal
experiences of the past few years but also of their continued maturity in songwriting,
capturing an array of styles ranging from blazing punk rock songs like the opener “The
Day That the Earth Stalled” and “Meeting of the Minds” to classic rock-tinged cuts like
“Cyanide” and “Turn Your Back on Me”. The album’s first single “The Devil in Stitches”
made its debut on the world famous KROQ 106.7 in Los Angeles on Tuesday 7/26.
Bad Religion entered the studio armed with 16 songs that are a testament to why Bad
Religion has remained relevant for the better part of three decades. “These are some
of my favorite songs I’ve ever written,” says Gurewitz. “A few of them took me way
outside my comfort zone as a writer to a place I haven’t gone since Recipe or Stranger
than Fiction.” New songs, “Resist Stance” and “Won’t Somebody” have already been
embraced by the band’s passionate fans, as evidenced by the overwhelming response
during a series of 25 live shows celebrating Bad Religion’s 30th anniversary earlier this
year. These songs were recorded and given away as part of a free digital album, 30
Years Live, as a thank you to their fans for their support over the last three decades.
As Bad Religion wraps up their 30th anniversary, they open the next chapter of their
storied career with The Dissent of Man.