PROPHETS OF RAGE
(TOM MORELLO, TIM COMMERFORD & BRAD WILK OF RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE, CHUCK D & DJ LORD OF PUBLIC ENEMY, AND B REAL OF CYPRESS HILL)
Tom Morello, Tim Commerford and Brad Wilk of Rage Against The Machine, Chuck D and DJ Lord of Public Enemy and B-Real of Cypress Hill have lived the resistance from day one. So it’s no surprise that in the midst of 2016’s tumultuous election, the revolutionary musicians would join together as Prophets Of Rage to combat the coming storm.
While the fierce independence and enduring influence of their collective lineage is nearly impossible to overstate, these creative kindred spirits knew immediately this was a different beast. 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, and Cypress Hill’s manically playful party energy.
Prophets Of Rage, their internationally acclaimed, self-titled debut LP, released on September 15th, 2017, exemplifies the band’s commitment to creating a more decent and humane world. The 12 explosive tracks, produced by Brendan O’Brien, deftly fuses their diverse styles into an inventive and commanding new musical statement.
After performing headline shows at arenas and festivals around the world, Prophets Of Rage have coalesced into a fiery unit capable of playing with equal parts precision, passion and muscle. The band partners with activists and social justice organizations in cities along the way, contributing a portion of the proceeds to the fight against hunger and homelessness.
Danilla Riyadi (known professionally by the mononym Danilla) is an Indonesian singer. Danilla released what is technically her first album at the age of seventeen. This gleeful, more poppy-sounding album was produced by an uncle's colleague, the businessman Richard Buntario. Danilla despises this album, and never talks about it, as she was forced in to do it, and the said pop sound was not how she wanted to present herself. She was also in several bands, including one called "Orca", an alternative band mostly covering British artists such as Keane and Radiohead. The singer met Lafa Pratomo, a musician and producer, in a studio session with Orion Records in 2012. By this time, she had seen music as something she would want to do seriously. Having had written several rough lyrics, Danilla was struggling to make her words go along with the melodies. Lafa came in and helped with song arrangements and gave her some of his unused materials to use; and later also producing her debut album. Telisik was released in 2014 by Orion Records, with demajors–one of Indonesian most recognizable independent labels–distributing it. The album did not chart but was met with critical acclaim, placing at number #18 on Rolling Stone Indonesia's Albums of the Year. Her second album, Lintasan Waktu, was released in 2017, with two singles accompanying it: "Kalapuna" and "Aaa". The album was nominated for Indonesian Choice Awards 2018's Album of the Year.