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Rage Against the Machine launch mysterious countdown clock

‘The party’s over SUMMER 2016. #TAKETHEPOWERBACK,’ the band says

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Rage Against the Machine are up to something. The beloved Los Angeles rock band revealed a new website, ProphetsOfRage.com, on Tuesday night that features a new logo and a countdown clock ticking toward June 1.

When fans head to the website and input their email address, they receive an email displaying the logo and the words, “Clear the way for the prophets of rage,” a lyric from the Public Enemy song “Prophets of Rage.” Below that, the message says, “The party’s over SUMMER 2016. #TAKETHEPOWERBACK.”

The band has yet to reveal what the site and the countdown mean, but fans have been posting photos of posters with the same logo plastered around Los Angeles.


Rage haven’t released a new studio album since 2000’s Renegades, though they continued touring. In 2011, they announced their own festival L.A. Rising, and in 2014 drummer Brad Wilk said that that show may have been their final performance.