The Sufferer & The Witness

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The Sufferer & the Witness
Studio album by Rise Against
Released July 4, 2006
Recorded January–April 2006 at The Blasting Room, Fort Collins, Colorado
Genre Punk rock, melodic hardcore
Length 42:46
Label Geffen
Producer Bill Stevenson, Jason Livermore
Rise Against chronology
Siren Song of the Counter Culture
(2004)
The Sufferer and the Witness
(2006)
This Is Noise
(2007)
Singles from The Sufferer & the Witness
  1. "Ready to Fall"
    Released: 2006
  2. "Prayer of the Refugee"
    Released: 2006
  3. "The Good Left Undone"
    Released: 2007
  4. "Behind Closed Doors"
    Released: 2007
  5. "The Approaching Curve"
    Released: 2008 (radio only)

The Sufferer & the Witness is the fourth album by American punk rock band Rise Against. The album was released on July 4, 2006. It was their second release on popular label, Geffen Records. The album follows 2004's Siren Song of the Counter Culture. It sold 48,000 copies in its first week, debuting at number 10 on the Billboard 200.[1] It has been awarded Gold by the RIAA.

The song "Drones" was used for WWE's 2007 Royal Rumble's theme song.

Making the album[change | edit source]

After the good reviews of their big label debut, Siren Song of the Counter Culture, and its single, "Swing Life Away", Rise Against came back to the studio in January 2006 to start their fourth studio album.[2] The band had been writing songs and ideas during the Siren Song of the Counter Culture tour and had finished five songs by early December 2005. Also in December, it was said that Bill Stevenson would make the album at the Blasting Room studio in Fort Collins, Colorado.[3] The band began in January 2006 in Chicago.[2] It was made with Bill Stevenson and Jason Livermore for 12 weeks between January and April 2006.[4] The band talked about the sound and release date of the album in April, saying, "We're pretty excited and can't wait for you to hear it. You won't find any acoustic guitar on this one, but perhaps a few other surprises and curveballs await your curious ears...look for an early summer release."[4] The album's name was told in the same news release. It would be called The Sufferer & the Witness.[4] The album was mixed by Chris Lord-Alge in Los Angeles. It was finished in April 2006.[5]

Track listing[change | edit source]

  1. "Intro/Chamber the Cartridge" – 3:35
  2. "Injection" – 3:19
  3. "Ready to Fall" – 3:47
  4. "Bricks" – 1:30
  5. "Under the Knife" – 2:45
  6. "Prayer of the Refugee" – 3:19
  7. "Drones" – 3:01
  8. "The Approaching Curve" – 3:44
  9. "Worth Dying For" – 3:20
  10. "Behind Closed Doors" – 3:15
  11. "Roadside" – 3:21
  12. "The Good Left Undone" – 4:10
  13. "Survive" – 3:40

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