Bad Religion is an American punk rock band from San Fernando Valley, Los Angeles, California. He is known for his songs with lyrics critical of society. They are considered one of the best punk rock bands of all time>, with five million albums sold internationally>.
Bad Religion is building an underground reputation in the United States with his first albums ( lang = "en"> Suffer , No Control , Against the Grain and Generator < / span>) before signing to the Atlantic Records label in 1993. Their popularity increases with the release of a seventh album and also premier with a major, Recipe for Hate , which reaches the 14> place of the Billboard Top Heatseekers>. Recipe for Hate is followed a year later by Stranger than Fiction , which includes the single Infected and the rerecorded version of 21st Century ( Digital Boy) , and is certified gold in the United States and Canada. Shortly after the release of Stranger than Fiction, Gurewitz left Bad Religion to direct his own full-time Epitaph Records, and was replaced by Brian Baker.
Since the return of Gurewitz in 2001, the group has again grown in popularity with the release of a sixteenth album, True North (2013), which reaches the place of the Billboard 200>. The group announces in 2015 a seventeenth album for 2017>.
The group was formed in 1980 in Los Angeles, California, by Greg Graffin, Jay Bentley, Jay Ziskrout, and then Brett Gurewitz schoolmates. According to Jay Bentley, Bad Religion was formed in November or December 1979, "but nobody remembers it exactly. Greg Graffin wanted to make 2000 the 20th anniversary of Bad Religion. " Their first public performance is with six> or eight> songs in Fullerton> or Santa Ana, California> opening for Social Distortion. The first official concert takes place on November 11, 1980 at the Joey Kills Bar in Burbank, California.