The activist rock/rap outfit Prophets of Rage have announced their debut self-titled album with the release of the energetic lead single “Unfuck the World.”
Composed of Rage Against the Machine’s Tom Morello, Brad Wilk and Tim Commerford, and rappers Chuck D of Public Enemy, B Real of Cypress Hill and DJ Lord, Prophets of Rage joined forces last year in direct response to a tumultuous election season and all the divisiveness that came with it.
Since their formation, the group has kept busy— releasing an EP, the North American “Make America Rage Again Tour” and a disruptive protest performance at the Republican National Convention.
Now, the band is set to release a 12-track LP on Sept. 15 via Fantasy Records, with a cover illustrated by Shepard Fairey. The album, produced by longtime Rage Against the Machine collaborator Brendan O’Brien, integrates divergent styles to make a cohesive and thought-provoking project promoting love, peace and protest all at once.
“When we first got together, we were playing songs from our catalogue, but we were also playing new grooves, with everyone improvising. And that felt really good,” said Wilk. “Soon there was a language that all of us speak.”
“Unfuck the World” is an anthemic cry for change. The music video, directed by Michael Moore, is full of compelling visuals highlighting the most prominent current social issues. Police brutality, millennials addiction to social media, militarism, processed foods, Kendall Jenner’s controversial Pepsi ad, and countless images mocking President Trump all appear in the video.
“Unfuck the World” is available for streaming on both Spotify and Apple Music. Watch the music video below, listen the Public Enemy song the group takes their name from and find their tour dates further down.
Prophets of Rage Tour Dates:
03 – Nuremburg, Germany @ Rock Im Park Festival -
04 – Vulkaneifel, Germany @ Rock Am Ring Festival
05 – Landgraaf, Holland @ Pinkpop Festival
07 – Berlin, Germany @ Zitadelle
09 – Donington Park, United Kingdom @ Download Festival
11 – Paris, France @ Download Festival
13 – London, United Kingdom @ O2 Academy Brixton
15 – Neuchatel, Switzerland @ Festi’neuch Festival
16 – Nickelsdorf, Austria @ Nova Rock Festival
18 – Clisson, France @ Hellfest Festival
20 – Esch/Alzette, Luxembourg @ Rockhal
22 – Copenhagen, Denmark @ Copenhell
24 – Copenhagen, Denmark @ Download Festival
25 – Florence, Italy @ Firenze Rocks
26 – Zagreb, Croatia @ Zagreb Rockfest-SRC Salata
29 – Werchter, Belgium @ Rock Werchter Festival
30 – Gdynia, Poland @ Open’er Festival
01 – Norrkoping, Sweden @ Bravalla Festival
15-17 – Douglas Park, Chicago, Ill. @ Riot Fest
01 – Louisville, Ky. @ Louder Than Life