Zach Blair is the lead guitarist and backing vocalist for Chicago-based melodic hardcore band Rise Against. Before joining Rise Against in early 2007, Blair was a member of hardcore punk group Only Crime along with his brother, Doni Blair, who currently plays with the Toadies. The brothers were founding members of the bands Hagfish and Armstrong. Blair was also Flattus Maximus of GWAR from 1999 to 2002. He has also been a second touring guitarist for The Loved Ones and was second guitarist on the instrumental band The Mag Seven’s album The Future Is Ours, If You Can Count. Rise Against’s fifth studio album, Appeal to Reason, released on October 7, 2008, was its first with Blair. He also appeared on the band’s sixth studio album release, Endgame, which was released on March 15, 2011.