Friday, 2 June 2017

PROPHETS OF RAGE – SINGLE REVIEW

Prophets of Rage – Unfuck The World 
Prophets of Rage - Unfuck the World

Release Date: Out Now

It’s at times like these, crazy, messed up times like these that the world needs a voice. An angry voice. A voice that speaks honestly and passionately and without compromise. In the past, that voice has had many accents but that voice belonged to Rage Against The Machine for a while. Now, in the void left by those behemoths of political rock, we find a new voice – Prophets of Rage. Sure, I’ve covered them before and, yes, they’ve been pissed off before but new single ‘Unfuck the World’ is not just a protest song, this is a rallying cry. The opening air-raid siren over the top of classically stabbing drums and guitars warns of impending doom and the bass fuelled build that follows is all about saying “fuck this shit, I’m not standing for this anymore, it’s time to make a stand”. Soon enough that Morello guitar funk kicks in alongside the razor sharp lyrics of the combined forces of Cyrpess Hill and Public Enemy come at you full force. Fists in the air and heads down like rock’n’roll versions of John Carlos, this supergroup to beat all supergroups closes this song with some ominous notes and the Michael Moore directed video (well worth a watch) just lingers on some white words hovering over a black background – “The world is not going to change itself. That’s up to you”. So yeah, get angry, get funky, have a mosh for a bit but then go back and listen to those lyrics one more time and act on them. Do something. Hate less. Love a little more. Call someone out when they’re spreading hate instead of just turning away. The bad times are here but we can get back to the good days if we want to. I do, do you?



Live Dates:

3rd June – Rock Im Park, Nurnberg
4th June – Rock Am Ring, Mendig
5th June – Pinkpop 2017, Landgraaf
7th June – Zitadelle, Berlin
9th June – Download Festival, Derby
11th June – Download Festival, Paris
13th June – O2 Academy, Brixton
15th June – Festi’Neuch, Neuchatel
16th June – Nova Rock Festival, Nickelsdorf
18th June – Hellfest Open Air Festival, Clisson
20th June – Rockhal, Esch Sur Alzette
22nd June – Copenhell, Copenhagen
24th June – Download Festival, Madrid
25th June – Firenze Rocks, Florence
26th June – Zagreb Rockfest, Zagreb
29th June – Rock Werchter, Werchter
30th June – Open’er Festival, Gdynia
1st July – Bravalla Festival, Norrkoping
15th September – Riot Fest @ Douglas Park, Chicago
1st October – Louder Than Life Festival, Louisville

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