Professionally filmed video footage of PROPHETS OF RAGE‘s entire November 10 performance at Le Zénith in Paris, France can be seen below.
PROPHETS OF RAGE is the supergroup featuring Chuck D, Tom Morello and other members of RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE alongside CYPRESS HILL‘s B-Real.
PROPHETS OF RAGE‘s self-titled debut album was released on September 15. The disc was recorded with legendary producer Brendan O’Brien who has done notable work with RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE and AUDIOSLAVE.
“Prophets Of Rage” scored top chart entries in multiple countries across the globe in its first week. The album sold more than 21,000 copies in the U.S., entering Billboard’s Top 200 Album chart at No. 16. The set’s strong international chart showings include a No. 6 debut in the U.K., No. 8 in France, No. 14 in Germany, No. 4 in New Zealand and NO. 11 in Australia.
Formed amid 2016’s tumultuous election, PROPHETS OF RAGE have toured extensively in the U.S. and Europe and coalesced into an explosive unit capable of playing with equal parts precision, passion and muscle. The new album, with bold cover art created for the band by renowned street artist, Shepard Fairey, fuses the diverse styles, sonic firepower and hard-hitting social consciousness of their previous work into an inventive, compelling and timely new musical statement. Michael Moore, who directed the blistering, politically charged video for the track “Unfuck The World” declared: “PROPHETS OF RAGE is the right band, saying the right shit, at this very critical moment.”
“When we put this band together a year ago, I don’t think any of us knew what to expect or how it would be received by the people,” stated B-Real. “From that time to now, it’s been amazing to see the growth of this new amazing band and to see the effect it has had on the fans we’ve played for. I feel blessed to be a part of it. Our chemistry is undeniable when we are on stage, and to finally bring forth a new album with that same powerful chemistry is exciting and we can’t wait to see what the future brings.”
At its core, PROPHETS OF RAGE functions not only on a love of music, but a deep belief in its power as a tool and a weapon. Woven into the band’s DNA are influences as varied as THE CLASH, KRS-One and Johnny Cash, as well as the undeniable ideals and aesthetics of its predecessors: PUBLIC ENEMY‘s frenzied, racing textures, RAGE‘s jaw-melting riffs, and CYPRESS HILL‘s manically playful party energy.