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September 15th marks the release of the debut album from alt-rock supergroup Prophets of Rage. The self-titled LP follows their 2016 EP, The Party’s Over, and today fans can get an early taste with a new track called “Radical Eyes”.
In the same vein as previous offerings “Unfuck the World” and “Living on the 110”, this latest single offers a potent punch of social commentary. In particular, Prophets of Rage — comprised of members of Rage Against the Machine, Public Enemy, and Cypress Hill — reflect on the idea of radicalism and the way in which the word is too often used incorrectly in order to propagate an agenda.
“The Western world has created biased structures and stereotypes,” the band’s Chuck D. explained in a press statement. “Opposing viewpoints and movements are seen as radical rather than diversity. ‘Radical Eyes’ is the lens everything is viewed through, any life movement in opposition is considered radicalized.” Hear it down below.
Prophets of Rage Tracklist:
01. Radical Eyes
02. Unf–k the World
03. Legalize Me
04. Living on the 110
05. The Counteroffensive
06. Hail to the Chief
07. Take Me Higher
08. Strength in Numbers
09. Fired a Shot
10. Who Owns Who
11. Hands Up
In September, the supergroup will play a string of special album releases shows along the East Coast ahead of scheduled appearances at Chicago’s Riot Fest, Ozzfest Meets Knotfest in San Bernardino, California, New Orleans’ Voodoo Music Experience, and other festivals. See the currently announced itinerary below.
Prophets of Rage 2017 Tour Dates:
09/07 – Boston, MA @ Paradise Rock Club
09/09 – Asbury Park, NJ @ Stone Pony
09/10 – Philadelphia, PA @ Theatre of Living Arts
09/12 – New York, NY @ Apollo Theater
09/14 – Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
09/16 – Shakopee, MN @ Canterbury Park (93X:Twenty)
09/17 – Chicago, IL @ Riot Fest
10/01 – Louisville, KY @ Louder Than Life Festival
10/14 – Houston, TX @ Houston Open Air
10/27 – New Orleans, LA @ Voodoo Music Experience
11/04 – San Bernardino, CA @ Ozzfest Meets Knotfest