RATM post countdown clock

2016-05-18 by DatsNotDaMetulz | 49 Comments
Influential rap-metal quartet Rage Against the Machine have begun to direct fans to a mysterious website called http://www.prophetsofrage.com. The website, named after a Public Enemy song, has fueled rumours of a reunion, while Chuck D has been posting images of RATM's London show from 2010.

A spokesperson for the band has moved to quash rumours of a reunion, though, claiming that while members of the band are involved, "This is not a RAGE-specific reunion," implying that this is instead a new project featuring members of Rage Against the Machine and Public Enemy.

The countdown is expected to end on May 31. More details will likely be revealed then.

More information: http://www.blabbermouth.net/news/fans-expecting-imminent-rage-against-the-machine-reunion-will-be-disappointed/

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/prophets-of-rage-is-not-a-rage-against-the-machine-reunion-20160518

Tagged: Rage Against The Machine

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user
May 18th 2016
1552 Comments


eh

onionbubs
May 18th 2016
11038 Comments


kind of a let down the world needs some more rage, especially now they probably have a lot to say

but the project actually sounds pretty cool so im interested

someguest
May 18th 2016
29892 Comments


Would you listen to your grandfather if he was rapping over Guns N' Roses riffs?

DatsNotDaMetulz
May 18th 2016
3808 Comments


I'm intrigued. The band's silence while the world around us is descending into a right wing nightmare is disappointing

someguest
May 18th 2016
29892 Comments


You can thank the left wingers for going too far left too quickly for the right wing backlash/rise.

DatsNotDaMetulz
May 18th 2016
3808 Comments


I think it's more to do with the fact that the people in charge now are children of Cold War America, so they don't know how to respond to the younger generations moving to the left.

someguest
May 18th 2016
29892 Comments


No. The norms of those individuals you're referring to have been established throughout their lives and are being challenged all at once. It doesn't matter who is right. You cannot change deep rooted, ingrained, and inherently resistant points of view by quantity alone. They must be tackled through arguments of quality. And the idea of one state sending the federal government off in a tizzy - North Carolina's current bathroom issue - shows incompetence and immaturity on their side too.

NewBallistics
May 18th 2016
863 Comments


I'd like to hear a new rage album considering the current political issues we face today, but I didn't really enjoy their last album. Public enemy collab sounds fun though.

someguest
May 18th 2016
29892 Comments


tl;dr basically this centralized movement to make everything equal for everyone all of the time is bullshit. life isn't fair. but that fact that it isn't fair makes you strive to better yourself and reach your true potential. If nothing sets us apart we lose our drive.

beachdude
May 18th 2016
846 Comments


My guess is it'll be the three instrumental members of RATM and Chuck D... maybe others too. I'd be surprised if Zack is involved... I get the feeling the other three guys have been interested in working together again for a long time but Zack isn't. Audioslave Pt. 2, here we come I guess.

torts
May 18th 2016
4300 Comments


literally who cares

beachdude
May 18th 2016
846 Comments


"basically this centralized movement to make everything equal for everyone all of the time is bullshit."

Not sure which "movement" you're referring to... Left-wing politics as a whole? Democratic socialism? Social justice? I don't think any of those movements think everything is ever going to be "equal for everyone all of the time", but the goal is at least to level the playing field as much as possible.

Supercoolguy64
May 18th 2016
8794 Comments


turn the radio on
nah, fuck it
TURN IT OFF

beachdude
May 18th 2016
846 Comments


Also not saying I agree with all of the tenets of any of the philosophies I mentioned, but someguest's argument seemed to be setting up a bit of a strawman in order to knock it down, and was vague about what exactly it was criticizing.

someguest
May 18th 2016
29892 Comments


literally who cares


123 tbh

Not sure which "movement" you're referring to... Left-wing politics as a whole?


Yeah. I'm a lefty and I'm getting tired of it. At some point individuals need to be accountable for themselves.

I don't think any of those movements think everything is ever going to be "equal for everyone all of the time", but the goal is at least to level the playing field as much as possible.


The problem is for every action there is a reaction. You help one group, another gets screwed. It's not a net gain or loss. It's a shift in who has more in the moment.

beachdude
May 18th 2016
846 Comments


Called it:

http://www.billboard.com/articles/news/7377487/rage-against-machine-public-enemy-cypress-hill-prophets-rage

someguest
May 18th 2016
29892 Comments


You have to be vague these days. If you name a specific issue the shit-hurlers that support it will come out of the woodwork and cover you with the feces they roll in.

DatsNotDaMetulz
May 18th 2016
3808 Comments


Woo, I called it about the 5 piece too. With B-Real and Chuck D it should be a really interesting project.

beachdude
May 18th 2016
846 Comments


"The problem is for every action there is a reaction. You help one group, another gets screwed."

Obviously. If there's an imbalance, and the balance is then shifted, the group who currently has more power/wealth/influence/whatever will have less. That's not inherently a bad thing. The devil is in the details of HOW much the balance shifts. You can argue some of these philosophies advocate for too much of a shift, and I'd probably agree, but it depends on the instance we're talking about.

TheMrAlexK
May 18th 2016
10766 Comments


Rage minus Zach playing Rage music again and not avg af alt rock. Hyped as fuck. Sadly it's not a Rage reunion but it's the next best thing.

DatsNotDaMetulz
May 18th 2016
3808 Comments


Yeah, we all know Cypress Hill have sometimes ventured into politics before, so let's hope B-Real keeps away from the weed songs and sticks to the politics full throttle in this. Cypress Hill can have all the weed songs.

someguest
May 18th 2016
29892 Comments


That's not inherently a bad thing.


Never said it was. Politicizing it is, and that's all this administration has done with social issues.

You can argue some of these philosophies advocate for too much of a shift, and I'd probably agree, but it depends on the instance we're talking about.


It was never my objective. Dats said the world was descending into a right wing nightmare (about as broad as a statement can get) and I responded with more broad, sweeping statements that could be true to yank his chain.

ShadowRemains
May 18th 2016
25005 Comments


their cover of how i could just kill a man is dope so this intrigues me

brettgoespunk
May 18th 2016
270 Comments


this will be amazing I'm sure. As long as Zach and Tom are involved.

DatsNotDaMetulz
May 18th 2016
3808 Comments


If the rumours are true, there's no Zack. The frontmen will be Chuck D and B-Real but they're both awesome frontmen anyway.

beachdude
May 18th 2016
846 Comments


So basically: Audioslave Pt. 2: Chuck D Edition. I can dig it.

JigglyPDiddy
May 18th 2016
3359 Comments


We fuckin' need a new RATM album ASAP.

beachdude
May 18th 2016
846 Comments


"Never said it was. Politicizing it is, and that's all this administration has done with social issues."

...As opposed to conservative administrations who do the exact same thing on the other side? I get what you're saying but I don't think this administration does it any more or less than previous ones.

" responded with more broad, sweeping statements that could be true to yank his chain."

Fair enough lol

TedSchmosby
May 18th 2016
777 Comments


zack pls

elliootsmeuth
May 18th 2016
3689 Comments


pls

let this be the year that RATM releases new material. this is shaping up to be such a great year for music and this would just be a cherry

doomjitsu
May 18th 2016
1240 Comments


no zack, no party

TedSchmosby
May 19th 2016
777 Comments


fuck the cherry, new rage music would be a whole other sundae

Nocturnalize
May 19th 2016
2463 Comments


not stoked overrated band

manosg
Staff Reviewer
May 19th 2016
11542 Comments


No Zack, unfortunately. It's Tom Morello, Tim Commerford and Brad Wilk, along with Chuck D and B-Real from Cypress Hill.

Digging: Praying Mantis - Forever in Time

KevinKC
May 19th 2016
851 Comments


Wahou, I've just witnessed a political discussion (btw someguest and beachdude) that didn't turn to shit and wasn't deepdly retarded. On the internet. I'm astonished.


doomjitsu
May 19th 2016
1240 Comments


I don't really feel Chuck D over metal instrumentation. B-Real's cool.

InFlamesWeThrash666
May 19th 2016
8778 Comments


The world needs some Rage tbh

Digging: Children of Bodom - Hexed

misho87
May 19th 2016
106 Comments


What is with Zack?

DatsNotDaMetulz
May 19th 2016
3808 Comments


He's basically locked up in his home studio trying to finish the One Day As A Lion album

DanielNightLewis
May 19th 2016
1028 Comments


countdown until RATM announce their endorsement of the Trump campaign.

tigersbrokefree
May 19th 2016
225 Comments


That things are so awful in this country certainly isn't prompting me to have a desire to better myself or reach full potential. All it's doing is making me want to die because everything is a fucking impossible chore. Tired of getting fucked over by society.

Also, another supergroup, ugh. We need Rage.

JAV
May 19th 2016
3088 Comments


Give us one more rage album then you should do this.

CaliggyJack
May 19th 2016
2750 Comments


"He's basically locked up in his home studio trying to finish the One Day As A Lion album"

[2]

"countdown until RATM announce their endorsement of the Trump campaign."

[2]

Pajolero
May 19th 2016
1047 Comments


This has the potential to suck all the dicks. But B-Real's cool, yea.

PlasticRadioBand
May 19th 2016
409 Comments


Chuck D and B-Real fronting RATM is so fucking badass jesus christ

indigonowhere
Emeritus
May 19th 2016
10727 Comments


y'all Chuck D is kinda different from Chris Cornell lol

this should be damn sick

MotokoKusanagi
May 20th 2016
1737 Comments


"You can thank the left wingers for going too far left too quickly for the right wing backlash/rise."

i'd like to think this is sarcasm

Digging: DJ Central - Li'ud

DatsNotDaMetulz
May 31st 2016
3808 Comments


Band is official. Think they're playing in LA now (IDK what LA time is so couldn't tell)

onionbubs
May 31st 2016
11038 Comments


i guess you could say the band b real



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