In support of this year’s Record Store Day, Chicago rockers Rise Against will be releasing a limited edition 7" Vinyl featuring ‘The Eco-Terrorist In Me’, previously unreleased track ‘About Damn Time’, and a spoken word collaboration from author Will Potter; whose book “Green Is The New Red” inspired and informed the title track.
“Our Record Store release for 2015 is a music and spoken word split-seven inch collaboration with Will Potter, author of ‘Green Is the New Red,’” says Rise Against lead singer Tim McIlrath. "In addition to “The Eco-Terrorist In Me” from our new record The Black Market, this release will include previously unreleased “About Damn Time” from the same sessions. Inspired by author/musician split collaborations like the Bad Religion/Noam Chomsky or Kurt Cobain/William S. Burroughs releases, we teamed up with Will Potter, author of “Green Is the New Red.” Potter’s book inspired and informed the song “The Eco-Terrorist In Me” and his spoken word contribution “We Will Never Forget,” dives deeper into the fight for animal welfare and increased transparency in the shadowy world of factory farms."
“If factory farms get their way, you’ll never be able to see photographs like the cover of this Rise Against record,” says author Will Potter. "Seven states have already passed new ‘ag-gag’ laws that make it illegal to photograph animal cruelty without the farm’s approval, and more states are considering these bills right now. But this is just one part of a much broader campaign by these corporations and the FBI to label non-violent protesters as ‘eco-terrorists.’ Rise Against has always used their platform to shine a light on injustice, and I was thrilled to work with them on this project; treating whistleblowers and activists as “terrorists” puts all of our freedoms at risk."
The cover of the album features a photo from Mercy For Animals' Bettencourt Dairies undercover video.
Record Store Day is April 18th. To find your participating store, please visit www.RecordStoreDay.com.