New Track Is Zane Lowe’s WORLD RECORD Premiere

on BEATS 1 Today





  Today, Prophets Of Rage: Tom Morello, Tim Commerford, Brad Wilk, Chuck D, B-Real and DJ Lord have shared “Strength In Numbers,” the fourth track unveiled in advance of their forthcoming self-titled debut album, which is set for release on September 15th, 2017 via Fantasy Records. Listen to “Strength In Numbers” at  Apple Music.


The song made its worldwide premiere, with an accompanying band interview, today on BEATS 1 as Zane Lowe’s WORLD RECORD at 9:30am Pacific Time. Later today the show will be available ON DEMAND and the PLAYLIST will be posted to APPLE MUSIC.


With its staccato intro, crunching riffs, quick-fire lyrical delivery and wall-of-sound reprise, “Strength In Numbers” is a call for unity to all those divested of the American Dream and exhausted by what gets served up in its place:


High crimes

Does it make you wonder?

Stand together

Because there’s strength in numbers


Unify or it’s do or die.


“‘Strength In Numbers’ is a Molotov Marshall Stack Manifesto,” stated Tom Morello. “We stand together or we fall apart. The world is in chaos, but if we’re gonna go down we’re gonna go down together…AND we’re gonna go down swinging. The question remains: can we be as united in the streets as we are in the mosh pit? Let’s find out.”


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. “The music is the passport to the world,” Chuck D says, describing the unique bond the group shares. “It’s not always a given to have members who want to go where few have gone.”


Prophets Of Rage will mark the release of their new album with a limited run of club shows on the east coast including the Paradise Rock Club in Boston, the Stone Pony in Asbury Park, the Theatre of Living Arts in Philadelphia, the Apollo Theater in New York City and the 9:30 Club in Washington D.C.




Sept. 7: Boston, MA – Paradise Rock Club

Sept. 9: Asbury Park, NJ – Stone Pony

Sept. 10: Philadelphia, PA – Theatre of Living Arts

Sept. 12: New York, NY – Apollo Theater

Sept. 14: Washington, DC – 9:30 Club

Sept. 17: Riot Fest – Douglas Park, Chicago, IL

Oct. 1: Louder Than Life – Louisville, KY

Oct. 14 Houston Open Air – Houston, TX

Oct. 27-29: Voodoo Music + Arts Experience – New Orleans, LA

Nov. 4: Ozzfest – San Bernardino, CA



About The Author Kris Engelhart

I am a small business owner, freelance writer, and part-time piano instructor in Charlotte, NC. My musical career started at the age of five when I was forced into taking piano lessons. I played flute in the school band and added the guitar as a young teen. There is nothing I would rather do than be at a live show. My first concert was Shaun Cassidy at the Memorial Auditorium in Buffalo in 1978.
My top five live shows ever are:

1. Bruce Springsteen and the E-Street Band – Memorial Auditorium, Buffalo, NY 1984- They played for 3 ½ hours and it was awesome.

2. Carolina Rebellion- Metrolina Expo Grounds, Charlotte, NC, May, 2011 – The first ever Carolina Rebellion featured over 15 bands with Avenged Sevenfold headlining. Non-stop music for over 12 hours.
3. Chevelle- Food Lion Speed Street, Charlotte, NC, May, 2008 – The first time I ever saw Chevelle live and I was hooked!
4. Skillet with Red- Bojangle’s Coliseum, Charlotte, NC, April, 2010 – Skillet is one of my favorite bands and they totally kick it live.
5. 106.5 The End’s Weenie Roast #9- Verizon Wireless Amiptheater, Charlotte, NC , October, 2003- Featured Staind, Shinedown, Three Days Grace.