In a recent interview with Spin, punk rocks stars Rise Against revealed insight into the conceptual nature of the album. The album has been recorded at the Blasting Room in Fort Collins, Colorado, and as gleamed by frontman, Tim McIlrath, the following statements have been published:
Every day, there’s news about our financial system or the environment collapsing or stories about nuclear proliferation. We’re living under this black cloud of doom – everything’s spiraling out of control. The record is about all that. We’re looking at Endgame from the perspective of, ‘What if this is a good thing? What if this grotesque world we created doesn’t deserve to go on? What if the place on the other of this transition is place we’d all rather be living in?
Thematically, the album is expected to deal with issues spawning from Hurricane Katrina to the BP Oil Spill to President Bush, and has proclaimed to feature inspiration from The Dixie Chicks.
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