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Clear the way: Prophets Of Rage debut out today

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Friday, September 15, 2017 at 11:30 AM (PST)

We’ve been keeping you posted on Prophets Of Rage news as things led up to today’s release day for months. Let’s admit that politically engaged music is vital in these times and anyone who says otherwise is painfully out of touch. Be sure to pick up a copy today as this is important stuff and also grooves hard, of course. Chuck and Tom were great on The Daily Show the other night (watch here if you missed it). Clear the way!

#unfucktheworld

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Prophets Of Rage release official “Radical Eyes” video

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Tuesday, August 22, 2017 at 1:27 PM (PST)

Prophets Of Rage, the super groovin’ super group featuring RATM, Public Enemy and Cypress Hill members, have released a video for planned album opener “Radical Eyes”. It features some footage of recent protests as well as historical and sadly not so historical racist hate groups and deceitful, bigoted talking heads and politicians who pretty much all explode, hahaha.

The track is taken from PROPHETS OF RAGE’s self-titled debut album, which will be released on September 15 via Fantasy Records. The disc was recorded with legendary rock producer Brendan O’Brien (Audioslave, King’s X, Stone Temple Pilots) and as a result features the signature huge rock sound he is known for capturing so well paired with charged up performances by a band inspired to take out the trash and suckers who believed the hype and latched on to Trump’s con like gullible babies looking for a sweet teat to solve all their problems. Maybe you should learn about automation and stop believing there is ever gonna be a segregated world when the entire world is very diverse, you stupid entitled right wing dummkopfs.

Fun fact, did you know the eclipse staring far from actually alpha fast food scarfing moron in chief already has burned through the secret service budget from golfing in his whale ass khakis? Maybe they will stop doing their job like Trump told them to for Clinton, who knows. This is a capitalist society, right?

Check the clip out HERE.

 

 

 

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Prophets Of Rage release “Radical Eyes”

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Monday, August 7, 2017 at 11:30 AM (PST)

Prophets Of Rage featuring Public Enemy, RATM and Cypress Hill members have released another new single from their pending September 15th very anticipated Earth mover. I’m liking this one “Radical Eyes” a bit more than last single “Living On The 110”. Brad’s pocket/shuffle beat are dope and Chuck D is real strong on this one pointing out the idiocy of the alt-right’s attempt to paint anyone with a semblance of sanity as an extremist.

“The Western world has created biased structures and stereotypes. 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.”

– Chuck D

‘Make America great again. Turn back the clock to a time when privileges of whiteness were supreme and unassailable, misogyny was simply viewed as an extension of masculinity, women got back-alley abortions and worked for partial wages, coal was king and global warming was purely academic, and trans people weren’t in our bathrooms or barracks. The good old days.’ – Charles M. Blow in The New York Times

Shout out to DJ Lord for retweeting a Maxine Waters tweet I posted the other day, btw. That made me stoked.

I for one am stoked as heck for this record. I can’t believe the racist bullshit STILL festering in this country. When I was a kid my friends and I didn’t give a fuck what color or gender or sexuality a band was as long as their music was dope, be it Living Colour or L7 or Pansy Division. That’s part of why when people talk shit on RHCP for being famous now it is like ,” get a grip.” You know how many white ass people the Chili Peps got to appreciate P-Funk?

Anyway, turn this shit up!

 

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Taking a break binging old Star Wars: The Clone Wars episodes before they leave Netflix in a week (shouldn’t they have a permanent residence for fans!!) to spread the damn good word that Prophets Of Rage‘s “Unfuck The World” is here and it is fire. A tight and well executed video directed by Michael Moore, great performances and live footage from everyone involved and did I mention Tom Morello’s illest solo in years? I mean, Tom always plays cool sounds but this one is extra spicy. And shout out to whoever threw in the Blair Imani clip briefly, cuz she is an awesome person and inspiring. Also really feeling the B-Real verse on this one, though of course Chuck’s was cool also.

Nestlé has been a leader in the effort to privatize public water, Trump is pulling out of climate agreements and kleptocracy is darkening skies with greedy clouds over all of our heads whether we are woke to it or not. RATM and Audioslave fans as well as of course Cypress and especially Public Enemy fans can relax knowing this original song kicks fucking major ass. Watch the video for “Unfuck The World” HERE.

A debut album from these live and direct legends is due in September and features 12 original songs produced by Brendan O’Brien http://smarturl.it/Prophets

If they are all as good as this one, we are gonna be in fine fighting form. #resist

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photo by Jorge Riaño

photo by Jorge Riaño

“This is the modern world. We don’t need no one to tell us what’s right or
wrong.” – The Jam.

The Jam’s 2nd album came out in 1977, but we still could relate to the
sentiments expressed in the title track to The Modern World today. It is very
interesting to me how the 80’s and early 90’s seemed the decades of the greatest “shock
value” or censorship battles and today we still have moralizing pundits and morons like
Donald Trump or fake christians who denounce people as trash or sinners yet
support racist platforms or heinously compassion free social positions.

At the same time that we live in an age of gamergate and twitter battles
against “the evils of SJWs”, we have morphed into a culture where Nothing’s
Shocking– not because of conjoined topless twins with their heads on fire or
whatever titillated in the early rock alternative days when Jane’s Addiction
popularized the phrase, but because any carnival barker like Trump gets
absorbed into the overall white noise (even when they lead the headlines).
Thus you can seemingly say anything as long as it bleeds and leads and yet the
deeper contextual meaning is lost, ramifications be damned. Like George Bush
literally lying out of his ass about the Iraq war constantly, for example.

So what I’m saying is, God bless John Oliver or Pussy Riot for injecting some content back into the mainstream. Or a band like death metal’s Jungle Rot who released the awesome Order Shall Prevail this year, which looks at issues like marshall law.

We live in a time of a glut of pop and even political desperation. Politicians
will say anything to get elected. Pop stars are rewarded for portraying edgy,
co-opted looks and styles but towing the corporate line.

Protest black friday and read more BELOW.

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DVD Review: Rage Against The Machine – “Live At Finsbury Park”

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Tuesday, October 13, 2015 at 8:25 PM (PST)

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RATM‘s Live At Finsbury Park is a must have document from the titans of guerilla funk metal.

In late 2009, a successful campaign was launched by English DJ Jon Morter and his wife Tracy to promote an alternative to the omnipresent “X-Factor” winner being the Christmas No. 1 hit in the U.K. singles chart. The track they nominated was RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE’s “Killing In The Name”. The band supported the campaign, donated the proceeds from the sales to charity and lead singer Zack de la Rocha promised that RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE would perform a free concert in the U.K. to celebrate the achievement. This is that concert.

From a crucial introduction from professor Chuck D of hip hop greats Public Enemy (who have a dope new album out this year Man Plans, God Laughs) to a fired up crowd truly passionate and alive after doing the unthinkable and taking the power back from the gross spectacle the pop charts have become, this was a landmark moment for music with bite breaking through. It should be as essential viewing as The Clash at Shea Stadium or the new Run The Jewels clip (featuring De La Rocha) for their racial violence song “Close Your Eyes (And Count To F–K).

We have missed RATM on wax despite the infrequent but still vital times they have risen up for sporadic live shows. I get that The Battle Of Los Angeles is a damn hard act to follow (and Bleed The Pigs, OTEP and Stray From The Path have done their best to fill the void), but seeing the sea of people surging to “Testify” or being fresh from watching the 2015 Dem Debates on my tv and hearing Clinton get it wrong on medical marijuana or candidates drag feet on Snowden, Wall Street reform and other issues, it’s good to know that somewhere there was once more of a spark of resistance in our alternative music and not just trying to get everyone nude at a festical, all due respect to Miley & The Lips. While maybe that could be revolutionary for Millenials in 2015 eager to pick and choose from the hippy days, but it seems like a good recipe for douche bro/ molly rape to me, the validity of body acceptance themed events notwithstanding.

As De La Rocha raps the familiar words from the great S/T album about the bombtrack starting as a “sketch in my notebook”, you wonder how many people are trying to drop knowledge at a higher level and how many just want to get high.

Finsbury is a great example of the populace being engaged in their own destiny and saying “Fuck you, I won’t do what you tell me”.

Rage Against The Machine Finsbury Park DVD pending.

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Monday, August 17, 2015 at 8:27 PM (PST)

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Who is tired of band’s without messages of depth polluting the scene with white noise? IS it a crime to sing about real world issues? I give major props to Stray From The Path or Cop Problem in 2015 for not taking the easy way out. I’ve been bumping Run The Jewels a lot and got a tweet favorited by El-P the other day, which was mad chill. I also fuckin’ crave heavy groove and Rage Against The Machine opening for Cypress Hill on Black Sunday tour (with Seven Year Bitch and Funkdoobiest!) was my first concert. So, I miss me some Rage.

We need to smash corporate Oligarchy and unite as people of various colors, sexuality types and genders to get this world back on course! Did you see the GOP debate clowns this year? And half the Dems are as bought and paid for! Even Dave Mustaine seems to be getting a bit more sensible again, the GOP Debate was so bad!

Boysetsfire, System Of A Down, Pussy Riot or the bad ass new Morgoth song “Snakestate” come to mind as great examples of modern protest shit that jams hard, but there is only one Rage.

This shit got dropped in my inbox by the fine folks at Eagle Rock and was cool enough news to stop staring at and listening to the musically hypnotic and drop dead gorgeous singer of Overdrive, Fernanda Hay singing Bessie Smith for a minute (she followed me, I was not lurking…but, now I kind of am, haha). Anyway=

This fall, Eagle Rock Entertainment will drop the simultaneous release of Rage Against The Machine Live At Finsbury Park on DVD, Blu-ray and digital formats on October 16, 2015 [MSRP $14.98 DVD, $19.98 Blu-ray].Watch a clip at Metal Injection HERE.

Filmed in high definition at London’s Finsbury Park on June 6, 2010, this concert, which includes “Killing In The Name,” “Bulls On Parade,” “People Of The Sun,” “Guerrilla Radio,” “Bullet In The Head,” “Bombtrack,” “Sleep Now In The Fire,” and a cover of The Clash’s “White Riot”, comes with an interesting back story…

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Ted Nugent joins Rage, Jimi Hendrix’s “Machine Gun” cover in the works

Posted by Metal Riot on Wednesday, April 1, 2015 at 12:40 PM (PST)

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Citing Zack de la Rocha’s foot dragging insistence on inactivity with one of the biggest and most socially relevant bands of all time, Rage Against The Machine have been forced to move forward…with Ted Nugent.

“Dude, Zack just wants to make a rap song cameo like once every four years and, y’know, a lot of political shit has been crazy the last fifteen or however long it has been since we made an album. I mean, he even recorded with Trent Reznor and DJ Shadow and where is all of THAT stuff?” shrugs drummer Brad Wilk. “And with Nick Menza in Sabbath now, I need a steady gig. Like, I was just playing fill in for the Smashing Pumpkins, bro. Shit’s kinda fucked up. What else are we supposed to do?”

When pressed over if they think long time fans might be confused that Nugent could send a mixed message, “bi-partisanship” was mentioned by RATM’s publicist.“We think he has cross-over appeal, way more than Chris Cornell ever did.”

“Finally oppressed whites will have a voice through the music of rock n’ roll that was stolen from Chuck Berry,” says an ecstatic Nugent. “It’s time to take the power back!”

“When Zack said he was doing that “One Day As A Lion project even we didn’t think he meant actually ONE day,” adds Wilk. 

With Obama a year away from leaving office and Hillary’s email-gate doing Ted’s job for him, Nugent feels it seems like he could relax and reach across the aisle a bit finally. “Shit, Ted Cruz was born in Canada so I guess the time has come to relax a little bit.,” said the Nuge after downing a unicorn/moose hybrid with a spear. “I’m honestly a little bit tired of being the “old crazy guy”. In a way, the Zapatista Army of National Liberation spend more time in the woods than I ever have and that’s to be admired. And obviously discrimination in America is never going away, so I might as well prove that I can rap better than any Muslim mongrel. Besides, Obama trying to reach across the aisle instead of swatting us GOP like bugs when he had a mandate after we tricked y’all into going into Iraq just led to us running Congress and the Senate, haha.” 

When we tried to reach Tom Morrello for comment he just tweeted at us: “Fuck it.”

Bassist Tim Commerford was too busy climbing shit to comment.

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Pumpkins to perform with Brad Wilk and Mark Stoermer

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Wednesday, November 19, 2014 at 7:04 AM (PST)

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I am a huge Smashing Pumpkins fan ever since years ago when my dad came back from Tower Records in NYC and gave me a copy of Siamese Dream and the mighty Core by Stone Temple Pilots ‘cuz he thought they seemed like my cup of tea. SP changed the way I heard rock music and though they are not metal by any stretch “Frail And Bedazzled” from Pisces Iscariot (at times my fave SP record) is as exciting a rock song with great guitar work as you can find anywhere. Zeitgeist also was super fucking underrated when it came out, Billy’s darkest record and a thrilling big chord rock ride with few frills.

Anyway, in addition to showing it is ok to have a sensitive side and being a big wrestling fan, the reason Billy Corgan is being mentioned on Metal Riot today is that Brad Wilk from Rage Against The Machine/Audioslave and recent Black Sabbath fame  is one of two special…ahh, just read the darn press release:

In support of their eighth studio album Monuments to an Elegy , available December 9, The Smashing Pumpkins will play a series of special shows in select cities around the globe, and we’re proud to announce that Webster Hall is one of them. These performances will feature a special lineup which will include Brad Wilk (Rage Against The Machine) on drums and Mark Stoermer (The Killers) on bass joining The Smashing Pumpkins’ Billy Corgan and Jeff Schroeder. “We’re absolutely thrilled and humbled to have Brad and Mark helping us out with these shows,” said Corgan “and if our rehearsals are any indication they should be one-of-a-kind.” Webster Hall tickets go on sale November 19th at 12pm EST via Ticketweb.

The SP camp also released a new song recently with Tommy Lee on drums. I guess Billy wasn’t kidding when he recently said he kind of understands Axl Rose and his Chinese Democracy approach. Hey, it’s all good with me. He always grabs good talent (I liked that Mike Byrne guy’s playign a lot, though it was more spare than Jimmy Chamberlin’s untouchable busy ass skill. What happened to that Matt dude?). I’ll always prefer the classic line-up, but things should look interesting for the near SP future (Hey Billy, if you need a candidate I suggest Nate Kelley who played two songs on the first Coheed record and was in Shabutie 6 years before that, a time when Claudio Sanchez and Nate were huge disciples of you and Chamberlin. I can wish, right?)…

To be continued.

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Fun Rage meets Zep Mash Up from Sister Sparrow at Mountain Jam

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Friday, June 20, 2014 at 12:04 PM (PST)

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So Mountain Jam in my Upstate. NY neck of the woods is fun and all, but decidedly granola oriented. I grew up and still live in the Woodstock, NY area, so unless my homies in The Felice Brothers are playing, I am usually not into the hippy-centric fests as much as I’d enjoy, say, Deathwish Fest this year,

Mountain Jam had The Roots one year, which was super dope. Generally it has the jammier likes of your Umphrey’s McGee type bands and isn’t a place you’d expect to hear much hard rock, unless Les Claypool is in a frisky mood and busts out some “Damn Blue Collar Tweekers” on that ass.

Anyway, I didn’t go this year but just saw a fun mash up live performance by a very energized Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds. What can I say? I now have a crush on Arleigh Kincheloe. Her stage presence and voice in this clip are awesome and I like how she genuinely just looks fuckin’ sexy as hell and in charge without it being some gimmick. The talent is obvious and it should be more about that than someone’s gender. But yeah, she’s totally a babe!

If you can step back from the death metal to enjoy some hard rock (and a face melting harmonica solo near the end of the number), you’ll have fun with this, promise.

At first I was like,”Aww, the dudes in the man are making white guy blues faces when they get into it”, but by the end they are killin’ it and just really obviously rocking out hard.

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Rage Against the Machine to return for next year’s L.A. Rising?

Posted by Metal Dude on Friday, August 9, 2013 at 4:21 PM (PST)

It’s been more than exactly two years since Rage Against the Machine played their last show, but now, there have been reports that the band is returning for next year’s L.A. Rising, which is set to take place next August. It’s unclear at this time whether those reports are rumors or actual plans, but we’ll keep you updated.

Although they reunited back in 2007, Rage Against the Machine haven’t released any new material since 1999’s The Battle of Los Angeles. Their most recent recording is the covers album Renegades, which was released in 2000, the same year they broke up.

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Black Sabbath name new album, reveal session drummer

Posted by Metal Dude on Sunday, January 13, 2013 at 8:11 AM (PST)

Black Sabbath have set 13 as the title of their long-awaited new album, which is expected to arrive in June. They have also revealed who played drums on the record instead of Bill Ward, who decided not participate in the reunion: Brad Wilk from Rage Against the Machine.

13, which was recorded primarily in Los Angeles with producer Rick Rubin, will not only be the first album under the Black Sabbath name since since 1995’s Forbidden, but it will be their first with Ozzy Osbourne on vocals since 1978’s Never Say Die.

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Heavy metallers David Draiman (Disturbed) and Geno Lenardo (formerly of Filter) have teamed up for a new project called Device. Their debut album will have guest stars such as Geezer Butler, Serj Tankian, Tom Morello and more. The full length is expected to drop on April 9th from Warner Bros. Records and will have more of an industrial metal feel.

The touring line-up of Device will be rounded out by Will Hunt (drums – Evanescence) and Virus (lead guitar – Dope).

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Is Rage Against the Machine really planning a new album?

Posted by Metal Dude on Sunday, November 4, 2012 at 7:44 PM (PST)

Remember we reported last month that Rage Against the Machine were gearing up to make a new album? Well, bassist Tim Commerford was recently asked by TMZ.com if the band was really working on a new album, and he simply responded, “Definitely maybe…anything’s possible.”

You can watch the interview right here.

Although Rage Against the Machine have been back together for years, they haven’t released any new material since The Battle of Los Angeles, was released over exactly thirteen years ago on Epic Records. Their most recent recording is the covers album Renegades, which was released in 2000, the same year they broke up.

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Rage Against the Machine planning new album?

Posted by Metal Dude on Friday, October 5, 2012 at 7:44 PM (PST)

Well, it’s about f**kin’ time! Rage Against the Machine may have been back together for five years, but it looks like new material from the band is almost happening.

In a recent interview with TMZ.com, bassist Tim Commerford was asked if the band was working on a new album, and his response was “maybe”. You can watch the interview here.

Rage Against the Machine’s last album with original material, The Battle of Los Angeles, was released in 1999 on Epic Records. Their most recent recording is the covers album Renegades, which was released in 2000, the same year they broke up.

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