Bad Religion ‎– Into The Unknown

Epitaph ‎– EPI-BRLP2
Vinyl, LP, Album

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A1 It's Only Over When...
Written-By, Keyboards, Backing Vocals – Greg Graffin
A2 Chasing The Wild Goose
Keyboards – Greg GraffinWood Block – Davy GoldmanWritten-By, Acoustic Guitar, Backing Vocals – Mr. Brett*
A3 Billy Gnosis
Piano, Synthesizer, Backing Vocals – Greg GraffinWritten-By – Mr. Brett*
A4 Time And Disregard
Written-By, Piano, Synthesizer, Acoustic Guitar, Backing Vocals – Greg Graffin
B1 The Dichotomy
Synthesizer – Greg GraffinWritten-By – Mr. Brett*
B2 Million Days
Written-By, Piano, Acoustic Guitar – Greg Graffin
B3 Losing Generation
Written-By, Synthesizer – Greg Graffin
B4 ...You Give Up
Written-By, Piano, Synthesizer – Greg Graffin

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© 1983 Epitaph Records
©℗ 1983
All songs published by Epitaph Music
Recorded at Perspective Sound, Sun Valley, California
Mastered at Goldstar Studios, Hollywood

Tracks A2 and A3 are dedicated to Kurt Vonnegut and all those who are afraid of kissing nothingness on the lips.

Including a lyric sheet & an Epitaph promotion sheet

Mastering company (lacquer processing) "Greg Lee Processing" uncredited on the release, identified by the matrix numbers (L-14125 and L-14125-X etchings)

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Side A): EPI-BRLP-2A-2 L-14125
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B): EPI-BRLP-2B-2 L-14125-X

Other Versions (5 of 5) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
BT 012 Bad Religion Into The Unknown(LP, Album, Unofficial) Not On Label (Bad Religion) BT 012 Germany 1992 Sell This Version
epi-bripcd1, EPI-BRCD Bad Religion Into The Unknown(CDr, Album, Unofficial) Epitaph (3), Epitaph (3) epi-bripcd1, EPI-BRCD US 2004 Sell This Version
none Bad Religion Into The Unknown(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Punk Rock (4) none Russia Unknown Sell This Version
DDR-CD-001 Bad Religion Into The Unknown(CD, Unofficial) Devil's Double Records DDR-CD-001 France 1992 Sell This Version
none Bad Religion Into The Unknown(CD, Album, Unofficial) Not On Label (Bad Religion) none Spain Unknown Sell This Version


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April 14, 2016
this record is totally bizarre & misguided but great. don't listen to the punk traditionalists. It has the usual top notch Bad Religion songwriting with influences from Sabotage-era Black Sabbath & a touch of new wave.


October 20, 2015
my 2 favorite bad religion records of all time are HOW CAN HELL BE ANY WORST (1981) and SUFFER (1989) oddly i liked this lp into the unknown back when i bought it in 1984 as i did not hear good things about it but i kind of got into it as i was in a pretty spaced out stage at that time in my life, chasing the wild goose and billy gnosis i remember very well and i cant say i have put this record on my turntable since around 1989 or 1990 but man this was great tripping music, pretty screwed up i understand for a bad religion album but hey it was the 80s and some bands even hardcore punk bands did stupid things back then like for example look at the mdc record smoke sighnals in 1986, regardless i have great memories of great times when the topic of this record comes up but NO NO all these years on i would not reccomend this to anyone but it is a long lost gem i feel, i still have my copy in my collection someplace probably still in mint condition as i always recorded stuff i liked on tape back then, the rumor i heard was for reasons i dont know many copies of this where re called in the late 80s and destroyed AT THE BAND AND LABELS REQUEST, also the band ( i was told but i cant confirm) DESTROYED THE MASTER TAPES for this record that was why it never got a cd release and they did not want it to, this record to my understanding is a record they totally want to forget and the only copies around are the copies that did not get re called...........................


June 5, 2013
edited over 4 years ago
What the hell were Bad Religion thinking when they made this record? I'm glad they never made another album that sounded like Into the Unknown, I know that's not their style.


November 2, 2007
edited over 6 years ago

This is it: The forgotten Bad Religion album.
It has never officially been released on CD to this day! 10.000 copies have been pressed and just some of them have been sold back in 1983. Rumor has it that all remaining copies have been destroyed. The truth is that most of them went back to the Epitaph warehouse and have been sold to fans by Mr Brett's girlfriend over the years. She just kept a rest of 300.

If you ask fans from back in the days about the music they will tell you it‘s totally crap. In fact the use of uncommon ínstrumentation for a hardcore punk band like synthesizers & acoustic guitars make this album sounding quite untypical for Bad Religion. First time I had the opportunity to check it out I thought it had to be the new Van Halen album.

The major problem was the first LP - a hardcore punk milestone! Most of the fans did expect a second "hell" album. But I consider it to be an effort of Bad Religion to develop their style and not (like nowadays) getting lamer and lamer. At a time hardcore was simply getting harder & faster, it was one of the first bands that was looking out for new influences like Alternative Rock.

If you like to get a copy please be aware of bootlegs! Most of them were poorly made and sounding even worse. Some of them have a bluish color aberration. If you want to be sure your copy is an original pressing compare your copy with the images I have posted here at discogs and probably check the runout groove etchings. For a nice copy with both inserts expect to pay around 100$ - 200$.