Using blunt and startling imagery, ‘Radical Eyes’, the new video from Prophets Of Rage draws a straight line between the civil rights era struggle of the 60’s and the ugly events that unfolded last week in Charlottesville, Virginia.
Flashes of ‘radicals’ such as Barry Goldwater, Malcolm X, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Roger Stone, George Carlin, Paul Manafort, David Duke, Noam Chomsky, Jeff Sessions, Osama Bin Laden, Maya Angelou, Theresa May and Steve Bannon redefine the meaning of resistance while making one thing crystal clear: equality and human rights require active, persistence participation; ‘justice for all’ is a real live contact sport.
‘Radical Eyes’, is the third track to be unveiled in advance of the band’s new, self-titled album, set for release on September 15th, 2017 via Fantasy Records (Caroline International in the UK).
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, Cypress Hill’s manically playful party energy.
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