Rap metal supergroup Prophets of Rage have shared new material from their upcoming self-titled debut album, which lands September 15 via Fantasy Records.
“Radical Eyes” rings in as the band’s newest offering, with commentary from POR member Chuck D (Public Enemy) relaying the concept behind the song via a statement from NME.
“The Western world has created biased structures and stereotypes,” he said. “Opposing viewpoints and movements are seen as radical rather than diversity. ‘Radical Eyes’ is the lens everything is viewed through, any life movement in opposition is considered radicalized.”
Back in July, Prophets of Rage shared another single titled “Living on the 110,” a song about homelessness.
“‘Living on the 110’ is a song that speaks to the issue of homelessness,” member Tom Morello (Rage Against the Machine) said. “The 110 is a freeway in Los Angeles and living beneath it are thousands of homeless people. Bentleys and Rolls Royces roaring by are literally driving on top of the poor and their makeshift homes, a picture perfect analogy for the grotesque economic inequality that plagues our times.”
Earlier in June, the band announced the coming of their debut LP with the tease of their song “Unf**k The World.” Award-winning filmmaker, Michael Moore, directed the video for the song.
The band features members of Public Enemy, Cypress Hill, and Rage Against the Machine. The incredible six-piece have already been opening ears ‘round the globe after their live debut this summer in Poland at Open’er Festival.
Member B-Real addressed the crowd with the band’s ultimate message, saying:
“We came together as a band to talk about and against injustice and f**kery. We hope we connected with you today to make a change in the world. Dangerous times call for dangerous songs. Here’s a dangerous f**king song.”
You can pre-order Prophets of Rage’s debut album here.
Listen to “Radical Eyes” below.