Bad Religion releases The Dissent of Man
The Dissent of Man is the fifteenth album by the Californian punk rock band Bad Religion, which was released on September 28, 2010.
It is their first album in three years, following the release of New Maps of Hell in 2007. The band commenced writing new material in 2008, but would not begin studio work until May 2010. The writing and recording process spanned two years and was slowed down considerably by touring schedules. The album was finally finished in June 2010. Some of the material ("The Resist Stance", which originally appeared on the live album 30 Years Live, and an updated version of "Won't Somebody", which was a bonus track on the deluxe edition of previous album New Maps of Hell) was originally performed live by Bad Religion on its 30th anniversary tour in early 2010. "The Devil in Stitches" was released as a single to accompany the release of this album, while "Cyanide" and "Wrong Way Kids" also received radio airplay.
The Dissent of Man marks the first time since its formation in 1979 that a Bad Religion line-up has not changed in four consecutive studio recordings. The song "The Resist Stance" is featured in the 2010 racing video game Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit.