According to Punkbands.com, Rise Against are planning to return the studio to work on their fifth album as soon as they finish supporting their latest album "The Sufferer & The Witness". Expect it to be released sometime in the summer of 2008. More further information regarding the new album remains unknown for the time being.
The band has been touring non-stop since the release of "The Sufferer & The Witness" in 2006. The band just announced they will be heading their own tour through North America throughout this summer, which means they would not be part of this year's Warped Tour. Tomorrow (May 19th), Rise Against will also perform live at the fifteenth annual KROQ Weenie Roast, which is set to kick off at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater in Irvine, California. You can check out the rest of the line-up here.
"The Sufferer & The Witness" was released last July via Geffen Records. The follow-up to 2004's highly acclaimed "Siren Song of the Counter Culture" was produced by Bill Stevenson (NOFX, ALL/Descendents, Good Riddance). The album also spawned to singles "Ready to Fall" and "Prayer of the Refugee".