Is Rage Against The Machine reuniting and/or once again raging against the machine (possibly in time for the machine’s general election)? The beloved rock group, which last played together in 2011, has launched a new website that hints at… well, something, at least.
On Tuesday (May 17), Rage tweeted a link to prophetsofrage.com; the site includes the hashtag #TakeThePowerBack, an email address signup and a countdown to Tuesday, May 31. “Prophets of Rage” is the name of a classic Public Enemy song, and Chuck D seems to be in on the tease, posting a classic Rage performance on Twitter on Tuesday.
As Pitchfork points out, the artwork on the new website has appeared on mysterious posters around Los Angeles:
Could Zack de la Rocha and co. be returning in time to battle Donald Trump (and maybe Hillary Clinton, too)? The band has been on hiatus since 2012, and hasn’t released a non-covers album since 1999’s The Battle of Los Angeles.