Last night, Rage Against the Machine—who last played together in 2011– launched a new website, prophetsofrage.com, with a countdown leading to June 1. Visitors upon entering their email address receive an image that reads “Clear the way for the prophets of rage,” a lyric from the Public Enemy song “Prophets of Rage.”
The image features the hashtag “TakeThePowerBack,” which is the title of a Rage Against the Machine song. Whatever this ends up being is pure speculation at this point. Reunion? New album? Shows? The timing of it, though, could not be more perfect given that we’re in the middle of a volatile and hotly contested presidential election.