Rancid is an American punk rock band from Berkeley, California that has been active since 1991, performing live and releasing studio albums. Its music has also been labeled as ska punk and it has gained a huge fan following that places it as one of the best in its genre. It has been signed onto record labels such as Epitaph Records, Hellcat Records and Lookout! Records. It has also been associated with artists and bands such as Operation Ivy, Transplants, Downfall, Lars Frederiksen and the Bastards, The Old Firm Casuals, Devil's Brigade, Shaken 69, Basic Radio and The Silencers.