Bad religion is from California and was formed in 1979. Bad religion mainly focuses punk rock style in their music. The initial members include Jay Bentley (bassist), Greg Graffin (vocalist), Jay Ziskrout (drummer) and Brett Gurewitz (guitarist). The band’s guitarist, Gurewitz, had his own recording studio by which the band could come across most of the recordings. Before releasing their album, the band had to go with Pete Finestone as their new drummer. In the year 1983, the band released their first debut album entitled “How Could Hell Be Any Worse?”. This album attracted many rock listeners and gained attention from reputed U.S. labels. After the release of this album, the lineup was modified again. New members, Paul Dedona (bassist) and Davy Goldman (drummer) joined the band.
The band was going through many internal problems and this is why the lineup was never stable. Gurewitz had to work hard to keep the bank okay and recover it from the abuses. The vocalist of the band remained as the only member and the lineup was totally broken. With Greg Hetson (guitarist from Circle Jerks), Tim Gallegos (bassist) and Pete Finestone, the band tried its best to stand again. “Back to the Known”
When the band released its next album “Suffer”, rock music flourished significantly throughout the world. They became regular in studio work and album release. They released “No Control” in 1989. “Against the Grain” and later, “Generator”, were the next releases. They signed contract with Atlantic Records afterwards.
The first major release of Bad Religion was “Stranger Than Fiction” which came out in 1994. But this album was the last album of Gurewitz, the guitar player of the band.
Second album, “The Gray Race”, was released in 1996. But this album could not gain attention as its past albums. Their next albums include “No Substance”, “The New America”, “The Process of Belief”, “New Maps of Hell”, “The Dissent of Man” and “True North” (2013)
The band is still active in its performance. The logo of the band is controversial as it shows a prohibition over the cross.