Bad Religion is an American punk rock band that formed in Los Angeles California in 1980. The band is noted for covering several topics in their lyrics such as religion politics and science. Musically they are noted for their melodic sensibilities and extensive use of three-part vocal harmonies. The band has experienced multiple line-up changes with singer Greg Graffin being the band's only constant member though fellow founding members Jay Bentley and Brett Gurewitz have since rejoined and guitarist Brian Baker has performed with the group since 1994. The most recent additions to the band are guitarist Mike Dimkich and drummer Jamie Miller who joined in 2013 and 2015 respectively. To date Bad Religion has released seventeen studio albums two live albums three compilation albums three EPs and two live DVDs. They are considered to be one of the best-selling punk rock acts of all time having sold over five million albums worldwide.By the time they were signed to Atlantic Records in 1993 Bad Religion had built an underground following with their early albums including Suffer 1988 No Control 1989 Against the Grain 1990 and Generator 1992. The band first reached substantial commercial success with their seventh studio album and Atlantic debut Recipe for Hate 1993 which peaked at number 14 on Billboard's Heatseekers chart and spawned one of their most popular songs American Jesus. Recipe for Hate was followed a year later by Stranger than Fiction 1994 which spawned their biggest hits Infected and the re-recorded version of 21st Century Digital Boy and was certified gold in both the United States and Canada. Shortly before the release of Stranger than Fiction Gurewitz left Bad Religion to run his label Epitaph on a full-time basis in response to the success of the label's then-artists the Offspring and Rancid and was replaced by Brian Baker. Since Gurewitz's return to the band and their split with Atlantic in 2001 they have undergone a resurgence in popularity with their sixteenth studio album True North 2013 becoming Bad Religion's first album to crack the top 20 on the Billboard 200 chart where it peaked at number 19. The band's seventeenth and most recent studio album Age of Unreason was released on May 3 2019.