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    Wed, 02 Jun 2010 09:53:35

    Bad Religion Enter Studio to Record 15th Album - That's a lifetime in punk rock years

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    Three decades after recording their first incendiary songs as teenagers reared in the budding hardcore scene in Los Angeles, Bad Religion are marking their 30-year anniversary with a new record, filled with both the free thinking ire that has fueled the band from the very beginning, and a certain introspection that comes only from long-lived experience. Translation? The band still plays with the same youthful fire and impassioned idealism as it did in the early days. With so many bands churning out uninspired music decades-deep into their careers, Bad Religion are still engaging themselves and their fans.

    "While we're celebrating our 30th anniversary as a band this year, it's also a time when Greg and I have embarked on new creative pursuits which have informed our songwriting process. I'm a new parent again and Greg a new author having just completed his first book, Anarchy Evolution," says guitarist (and Epitaph Records owner/operator) Brett Gurewitz. "So the songs are a distillation of where we've been and who we are now...a natural evolution of creativity."

    The band is in the studio with 16 songs in its arsenal. "We wouldn't embark on this new creative endeavor, Brett wouldn't have embarked on parenthood, I wouldn't have embarked on writing a book, if we hadn't reached a place in our lives where we felt the confidence that we had something to offer and that's what these songs represent," adds Graffin. "They represent a new found confidence that things are starting to make sense to us." "Being a new parent has colored my whole world," continues Gurewitz. "As a result I've written songs that at least for me, are somewhat less angsty and more introspective and vulnerable. The experience has emboldened me to take some creative risks as a songwriter that I've not allowed myself to take before."

    Stay tuned to www.badreligion.com and www.epitaph.com for updates and news about Bad Religion's new studio album!

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