Bad Religion discography

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Bad Religion discography
Bad Religion 2004-5-7.jpg
Bad Religion performing live in 2004
Studio albums17
Live albums2
Compilation albums4
Video albums5
Music videos25
EPs2
Singles29

The discography of Bad Religion, an American punk rock band, consists of 17 studio albums, two live albums, four compilation albums, one box set, two extended plays (EPs), 29 singles, five video albums and 25 music videos. Formed in Los Angeles, California in 1980, the band originally featured vocalist Greg Graffin, guitarist Brett Gurewitz, bassist Jay Bentley and drummer Jay Ziskrout, who released their self-titled debut EP in February 1981 on Gurewitz's label Epitaph Records.[1] Pete Finestone replaced Ziskrout before the release of the band's full-length debut album How Could Hell Be Any Worse? in 1982.[1] The following year's Into the Unknown featured bassist Paul Dedona and drummer Davy Goldman, before Bentley and Finestone returned to the band and Greg Hetson joined as second guitarist.[1]

After a brief hiatus, Bad Religion returned with three albums in three years – Suffer in 1988, No Control in 1989 and Against the Grain in 1990 – before Finestone left again and was replaced by Bobby Schayer.[1] 1992's Generator charted in the top 50 in Germany, while it's 1993 follow-up Recipe for Hate reached the top 40.[2] After signing with major label Atlantic Records, Bad Religion released its final album with Gurewitz before his departure, Stranger than Fiction.[1] The album was the band's first commercial success, reaching number 87 on the Billboard 200,[3] and receiving gold certifications from the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) and Music Canada.[4][5] Three singles from the album reached the Billboard Alternative Songs (then the Hot Modern Rock Tracks chart) top 40.[6]

After adding Brian Baker as Gurewitz's replacement, the band released three more albums on Atlantic – The Gray Race (1996), No Substance (1998) and The New America (2000) – all of which reached the Billboard 200 top 100.[3] Gurewitz returned and Brooks Wackerman replaced Schayer in 2001, with this lineup's first album The Process of Belief (2002) being the band's first to reach the US top 50.[3] The Empire Strikes First (2004) reached the top 40,[3] while the single "Los Angeles Is Burning" reached number 40 on the Alternative Songs chart and number 3 on the UK Rock & Metal Singles Chart.[6][7] New Maps of Hell (2007) and The Dissent of Man (2010) both reached number 35, while True North (2013) peaked at number 19.[3] Also in 2013, the band released an EP of Christmas music titled Christmas Songs that reached number 101 on the Billboard 200.[3] Bad Religion did not release another full-length studio album, Age of Unreason, until 2019.

Albums[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

List of studio albums, with selected chart positions and certifications
Title Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
US
[3]
AUT
[8]
CAN
[9]
FIN
[10]
GER
[2]
JPN
[11]
NED
[12]
SWE
[13]
SWI
[14]
UK
[15]
How Could Hell Be Any Worse?
  • Released: January 19, 1982
  • Label: Epitaph
  • Formats: LP, CS
Into the Unknown
  • Released: November 30, 1983
  • Label: Epitaph
  • Formats: LP, CS
Suffer
  • Released: September 8, 1988
  • Label: Epitaph
  • Formats: CD, LP, CS
No Control
  • Released: November 2, 1989
  • Label: Epitaph
  • Formats: CD, LP, CS
Against the Grain
  • Released: November 23, 1990
  • Label: Epitaph
  • Formats: CD, LP, CS
Generator
  • Released: March 13, 1992
  • Label: Epitaph
  • Formats: CD, LP, CS
49
Recipe for Hate
  • Released: June 4, 1993
  • Label: Epitaph
  • Formats: CD, LP, CS
34
Stranger than Fiction
  • Released: September 6, 1994
  • Label: Atlantic
  • Formats: CD, LP, CS
87 27 6 6 28
The Gray Race
  • Released: February 27, 1996
  • Label: Atlantic
  • Formats: CD, LP, CS
56 15 41 2 11 61 6 21 102
No Substance
  • Released: May 5, 1998
  • Label: Atlantic
  • Formats: CD, LP, CS
78 18 68 17 28 54
The New America
  • Released: May 9, 2000
  • Label: Atlantic
  • Formats: CD, LP, CS
88 47 38 16 53 69
The Process of Belief
  • Released: January 22, 2002
  • Label: Epitaph
  • Formats: CD, LP
49 41 27 35 13 39 37 136
The Empire Strikes First
  • Released: June 8, 2004
  • Label: Epitaph
  • Formats: CD, LP
40 28 99 42 82 122
New Maps of Hell
  • Released: July 10, 2007
  • Label: Epitaph
  • Formats: CD, LP
35 64 29 37 53 41 49 134
The Dissent of Man
  • Released: September 28, 2010
  • Label: Epitaph
  • Formats: CD, LP, DL
35 61 43 33 46 56 79 135
True North
  • Released: January 22, 2013
  • Label: Epitaph
  • Formats: CD, LP, DL
19 27 14 5 10 56 86 31 14 129
Age of Unreason
  • Released: May 3, 2019
  • Label: Epitaph
  • Formats: CD, LP, DL
73 15 12
[17]
8 56 58
[18]
16 143

Live albums[edit]

List of studio albums, with selected chart positions
Title Album details Peak chart positions
US
Hard

[19]
US
Indie

[20]
US
Net

[21]
US
Rock

[22]
US
Vinyl

[23]
AUT
[8]
FIN
[10]
GER
[2]
Tested
  • Released: February 1997
  • Label: Dragnet/Epic
  • Formats: CD, 2LP, CS
49 25 74
30 Years Live
  • Released: May 18, 2010
  • Label: Epitaph
  • Format: DL
19 30 16 49 7

Compilations[edit]

List of compilation albums, with selected chart positions
Title Album details Peak chart positions
US
[3]
US
Alt.

[24]
US
Hard

[19]
US
Holi.

[25]
US
Indie

[20]
US
Rock

[22]
US
Taste

[26]
US
Vinyl

[23]
FIN
[10]
JPN
[11]
80–85
  • Released: November 12, 1991
  • Label: Epitaph
  • Formats: CD, CS
All Ages
  • Released: November 7, 1995
  • Label: Epitaph
  • Formats: CD, CS
20
Punk Rock Songs: The Epic Years
  • Released: April 3, 2002
  • Label: Epic
  • Format: CD

Box sets[edit]

List of box sets
Title Album details
Bad Religion
  • Released: November 30, 2010
  • Label: Epitaph
  • Format: 15LP

Extended plays[edit]

List of extended plays
Title EP details
Bad Religion
  • Released: February 1981
  • Label: Epitaph
  • Format: 7" vinyl
Back to the Known
  • Released: April 12, 1985
  • Label: Epitaph
  • Format: 12" vinyl
Christmas Songs
  • Released: October 29, 2013
  • Label: Epitaph
  • Formats: CD, LP, DL

Singles[edit]

List of singles, with selected chart positions, showing year released and album name
Title Year Peak chart positions Album
US
Alt.

[6]
US
Main.

[27]
US
Rock

[28]
FIN
[10]
GER
[29]
SWE
[13]
UK
[30]
UK
Indie

[31]
UK
Rock

[7]
"Atomic Garden" 1991 Generator
"American Jesus" 1993 Recipe for Hate
"Struck a Nerve"
"Lookin' In"
"Stranger than Fiction" 1994 28 Stranger than Fiction
"21st Century (Digital Boy)" 11 23 41 16
"Infected" 27 33
"Incomplete" 1995
"A Walk" 1996 34 38 The Gray Race
"Punk Rock Song" 5 29 21
"The Streets of America"
"Dream of Unity" 1997 Tested
"Raise Your Voice"
(Bad Religion with Campino)
1998 No Substance
"Shades of Truth"
"New America" 2000 The New America
"I Love My Computer"
"Sorrow" 2001 35 The Process of Belief
"Broken" 2002 125 12
"The Defense"
"Los Angeles Is Burning" 2004 40 67 11 3 The Empire Strikes First
"The Empire Strikes First"
"Honest Goodbye" 2007 New Maps of Hell
"New Dark Ages"
"The Devil in Stitches" 2010 39 38 The Dissent of Man
"Cyanide"
"Wrong Way Kids" 2011
"Fuck You" 2012 True North
"True North" 2013
"Father Christmas" non-album single
"The Kids Are Alt-Right" 2018 non-album single
"The Profane Rights of Man" non-album single
"My Sanity" Age of Unreason
"Chaos From Within" 2019

Videos[edit]

Video albums[edit]

List of video albums, with selected chart positions
Title Album details Peak
US
[32]
Along the Way
  • Released: August 25, 1990
  • Label: Tribal Video/Epitaph
  • Format: VHS
Big Bang
  • Released: 1992
  • Label: Tribal Video/Epitaph
  • Format: VHS
The Riot
  • Released: August 29, 2000
  • Label: Music Video Distribution
  • Format: DVD
Punk Rock Songs: The Epic Years
  • Released: 2004
  • Label: Sony
  • Format: DVD
Live at the Palladium
  • Released: March 7, 2006
  • Label: Epitaph
  • Format: DVD
18

Music videos[edit]

List of music video, showing year released and directors names
Title Year Director(s) Ref.
"Do What You Want" 1988 unknown
"Atomic Garden" 1992 Gore Verbinski [33]
"American Jesus" 1993 [34]
"Struck a Nerve" Darren Lavett [35]
"Stranger than Fiction" 1994 Gore Verbinski [36]
"21st Century (Digital Boy)" [37]
"Infected" (first version) 1995 Carlos Grasso [38]
"Infected" (second version) Darren Lavett [39]
"Incomplete" Simeon Soffer [40]
"A Walk" 1996 David Bragger [41]
"Punk Rock Song" [42]
"The Streets of America" [43]
"Ten in 2010" Francis Lawrence [44]
"Dream of Unity" 1997 unknown
"Raise Your Voice" 1998 Kai Sehr [45]
"New America" 2000 Evan Bernard [46]
"Sorrow" 2002 Boo! [47]
"Broken" [48]
"Los Angeles Is Burning" 2004 Lightborne [49]
"New Dark Ages" 2007 Michael Pinkney, Michael Reich [50]
"Honest Goodbye" Lex Halaby [51]
"Wrong Way Kids" 2011 Nicole Vaskell [52]
"True North" 2013 Zach Merck [53]
"The Kids Are Alt-Right" 2018 Antoni Sendra PODENCO [54]
"The Profane Rights of Man" unknown [55]
"Do the Paranoid Style" 2019 Dan Fusselman [56]

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