Rise or Die Trying

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Rise or Die Trying
Studio album by Four Year Strong
Released September 18, 2007
Recorded Big Sky Audio, Springfield, PA; Mariano Studios, Philadelphia, PA
Label Decaydance, I Surrender
Producer Matt Robnett, Nik Tyler
Four Year Strong chronology
It's Our Time (2005) Rise or Die Trying
Explains It All

Rise or Die Trying is the second full-length album from American rock band Four Year Strong. The name "Rise or Die Trying" comes from a lyric to "Go Long Dad", a song from their first album, It's Our Time.


The album was recorded and produced by Matt Robnett and Nik Tyler of Playwork Productions at Big Sky Audio in Springfield, Pennsylvania.[1]


It was released on September 18, 2007.[2] From late January to early March 2008, the band supported Bayside on their tour of the U.S.[3]


Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AbsolutePunk 85% [4]
AllMusic 3.5/5 stars [5]
Punknews.org 2/5 stars [6]

It chart at number 31 on the Billboard Heatseekers album charts in 2007. The album has sold over 50,000 copies.

Track listing[edit]

All music written by Four Year Strong. All lyrics written by Alan Day and Dan O'Connor.[1]

No. Title Length
1. "The Take Over" 1:34
2. "Prepare to Be Digitally Manipulated" 3:07
3. "Abandon Ship or Abandon All Hope" 3:33
4. "Heroes Get Remembered, Legends Never Die" 3:36
5. "Wrecked 'Em? Damn Near Killed 'Em" 3:12
6. "Catastrophe" 2:37
7. "Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Hell" 3:06
8. "Bada Bing! Wit' a Pipe!" 3:22
9. "Beatdown in the Key of Happy" 3:03
10. "If He's Here, Who's Runnin' Hell?" 3:18
11. "Maniac (R.O.D.)" 3:08
Total length: 32:16
Bonus tracks


Personnel per booklet.[1]


  1. ^ a b c Rise or Die Trying (Booklet). Four Year Strong. Decaydance/I Surrender. 2007. ISUR 008. 
  2. ^ http://isurrenderrecords.com/releases/
  3. ^ Paul, Aubin (December 14, 2007). "Bayside / Straylight Run / Four Year Strong / The Status". Punknews.org. Retrieved July 12, 2016. 
  4. ^ link
  5. ^ link
  6. ^ Punknews.org review

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