Did the Orange Buffoon awaken the Machine?

The national crisis that is Donald Trump finally has a worthy rival in the rage department. Earlier today the twitter account belonging to Rage Against the Machine sent out this cryptic tweet:

Click the link and it takes you to a countdown that ends Tuesday, May 31 at 7 a.m. PST.

Surprised? The ascendancy of Trump to the top of the GOP ticket might have been enough to get Zack de la Rocha, Tom Morello, Tim Commerford and Brad Wilk back into the studio. As we noted in an article last week, the country is in need of a soundtrack for smashing fascists.

Today, KROQ said they were sent this image by some “friends” telling fans “we thought we’d share with you…. although that’s all we can do at this point.”


Is a new record coming? How about a tour, or a festival slot? I’m not sure, but I left my email address and received a email titled “Clear the Way” that read “Clear the Way for Prophets of Rage” and “The Party is Over Summer of 2016” with the hashtag #takethepowerback. Others took to Twitter to say they had seen similar posters popping up around town.

Rage Against the Machine guitarist also sent out this tweet yesterday, reminding America of RATM’s foreshadowing prowess.

One more thing…..Prophets of Rage is a Public Enemy song (see below). Are Public Enemy and Rage Against the Machine planning to join forces? What is happening? Leave your best guess in the comment section below.