Rise Against release video for “Hero of War”

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The following is a message from the band:

We’ve just completed our new video for the song “Hero Of War” off of our record, Appeal To Reason. “Hero Of War” is the story of one soldier, not all soldiers, as he battles not just the war around him, but the war that rages within. Inspired by true events, we were given the choice to either document the tribulations of these times as they unfold around us, or ignore them. To ignore these problems, in our opinion, is letting down the brave men and women who risk everything. “Hero Of War” is our attempt to lift the stigma that surrounds everything from the skyrocketing suicide rate of troops, torture, internal sexual abuse, an under-funded VA, and the growing number of military personnel fighting Post Traumatic Stress Disorder as they return home. We hope this song and this video help the simmering dialogue about these problems evolve into a rolling boil.

-Rise Against

Watch the video for “Hero of War”

Hero Of War






One response to “Rise Against release video for “Hero of War””

  1. Swampgas Avatar

    Great video! I did 2 tours in Iraq. It’s about time that someone made an honest song about it. I know other bands have protested the war but no one has summed up the soldier’s perspective like these guys. I am sick of everyone talking about us but not listening to us. People cannot comprehend what it is like to be there.
    PTSD is not the worst thing you take home from war.

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