Indestructible is the sixth studio album by the American punk rock band Rancid. It was produced by Brett Gurewitz (Bad Religion) and released by Hellcat Records on August 19, 2003. On vinyl, it was released as double album. Despite critical acclaim, the band was criticized by many of its fans for Indestructible's "poppier" sound. It debuted at number 15 on the charts, with 51,000 copies sold in its first week, making it Rancid's second highest-charting album behind their 2009 album, Let the Dominoes Fall. Indestructible marks the last recording by drummer Brett Reed, who left the band in 2006 and was replaced by current drummer Branden Steineckert (formerly of The Used).
After a brief hiatus in 2001, Rancid returned to the studio with producer Brett Gurewitz in 2002 to record their next album. Work on it meant a year long for the band. Most notably, finishing up the album was extremely stressful for all of the members of Rancid. Indestructible was the most personal album the band ever recorded as it covered personal issues including Tim Armstrong's divorce from ex-wife Brody Dalle. The other emotional part of the album was the album's last track "Otherside", which Lars Frederiksen wrote and dedicated to his brother Robert who died in 2001.
Post production of the album consisted of cutting the record down from 25 tracks to 19 tracks. The six tracks left off of the final album were Killing Zone, Stranded, Trouble, Road To Hell, Warfare, and Squatter House. Killing Zone and Stranded were used as b-sides and bonus tracks for the record. Trouble was reworked and released as a single on Pink's third album Try This. That version of the song won Tim Armstrong and Pink a Grammy. Road to Hell was re-recorded and a Japanese bonus track on the 2nd Lars Frederiksen And The Bastards album Viking. Warfare and Squatter House remain unreleased.
The album was delayed a number of times before its official release. First scheduled for release was summer/fall 2002, then early 2003, mid-2003 and finally August 19, 2003. One of the reasons why Indestructible had yet to be released was their various other activities. Singer/guitarist Tim Armstrong released an album with his then-new side project Transplants and second guitarist Lars Frederiksen released an album with Lars Frederiksen and the Bastards. Warner Bros. Records released the CD version while LP was released by Epitaph.