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Bad Religion have been pumping out some of punk rock’s greatest music for well over 30 years. With no signs of slowing down, the band just released ‘True North,’ adding yet another brilliant album to their almost unparalleled discography. Shortly before their recent performance on ‘Late Night with Jimmy Fallon,’ bassist Jay Bentley, drummer Brooks Wackerman and guitarist Brian Baker stopped by Loudwire’s studio for an exclusive interview.

In Part 1 of our chat with Bad Religion, we discuss ‘True North’ along with the album’s standout tracks and “moral compass” thesis. We also spoke with the band about religious institutions in general, with each member of Bad Religion offering a different take on how they view organized divinity along with views on its place in modern society … but don’t worry, there’s plenty of silliness showcased as well to balance the interview out.

Check out Part 1 of our in-depth talk with the legendary Bad Religion!

Check out Part 2 of the interview here: http://bit.ly/W7tzjl

Bad Religion - True North (Cover Artwork)

True North is their 13th album but there’s a fine line between honing a very specific sound that can define a band, and creating redundant and stale music. For more than 30 years, Bad Religion have proven that age is merely a number, and relentlessly churned out legendary records. The band’s latest offering True North serves as a culmination and retrospective of their storied history.

The title track starts the record with an instant melody that could never be mistaken for anyone but Bad Religion. The urgent beat converges with the soaring harmonies of the chorus, triggering memories of Recipe for Hate, credited by most as the band’s best major label release. “Land of Endless Greed” continues this theme, with vocalist Greg Graffin pushing himself to deliver just the right key.

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True North is nothing short of a celebration of Bad Religion as a permanent fixture in music history, and maybe more importantly, a testament to a timeless history of influence and epic releases. Nothing comes off as stale or self-serving. It’s easily the band’s best release in the last 10 years, and with time it will garner more appreciation in the overall catalog. I don’t look forward to the day Bad Religion calls it quits, but if True North is their final offering, it would unquestionably be the perfect ending.

True North, streaming below, is available in stores today.

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