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Prophets of Rage – “Heart Afire”

INGLEWOOD, CA - DECEMBER 09: B-Real (L) and Tom Morello of Prophets of Rage performs onstage at KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas 2017 at The Forum on December 9, 2017 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Emma McIntyre/Getty Images for KROQ)

Prophets of Rage, the rap-rock supergroup that rose from the ashes of Rage Against the Machine, Cypress Hill, and Public Enemy a couple years ago, has released a typically aggressive, obtusely political new single called “Heart Afire.” Recently, the band confirmed they’re working on a 13-track follow-up to their self-titled 2017 album, but the new album has yet to be formally announced.

Prophets are currently in the final stages of a European tour that took a toll on Tom Morello’s hand, forcing him to get reconstructive surgery and post the gruesome evidence on social media. At a concert in Stockholm, Morello asked a fan to take over the guitar part for Rage Against the Machine’s “Bulls on Parade” so he could give his hand a rest.

Read our op-ed from earlier this year, “Prophets of Rage Depress the Hell Out of Me,” and listen to “Heart Afire” below.