Man, where’s Zach de la Rocha when you need him?
Prophets Of Rage – the collaboration between RATM’s Tom Morello, Tim Commerford, Brad Wilk, Cypress Hill’s B-Real and Public Enemy’s Chuck D and DJ Lord – will drop their self-titled full-length on September 15th, 2017 via Sony Music Australia.
Since forming last year during the U.S.
clusterfuck election and in further proving that they can water down not just one band but three, the supergroup has just shared this new LP’s politically charged lead single, ‘Unfuck The World‘. If you heard 2016’s subpar ‘The Party’s Over‘ EP, then know that this is just the same approach as before; a mediocre mash-up of the rock, and hip-hop/rap elements from each of Rage Against The Machine, Public Enemy and Cypress Hill‘s respective sounds.
The change-the-world lyrical message and the politically-drenched imagery of the song’s film clip was actually directed by Michael Moore (yes, that Michael Moore) and the album’s cover art was designed by iconic street artist Shepard Fairey. Moore even said this about the new song in a statement:
“I am thrilled to once again be working with my old friends and comrades in the struggle for a just world. Prophets Of Rage is the right band, saying the right shit, at this very critical moment. This music video is our collective battle cry against those who seek to harm the innocent and the powerless. I am proud to have directed this video and I ask all who see it do their part to unfuck this world. ALL HANDS ON DECK!”
Prophets Of Rage also announced a new run of U.S. dates, and I think that one can safely expect an Australian tour out here to come eventually in 2017.
You can stream ‘Unfuck The World‘ below but I would advise against it.
In case you missed it last year, you can read my review of ‘The Party’s Over’ here.