Prophets of Rage: The Ballot or the Bullet
Prophets of Rage have released a new video called “The Ballot or the Bullet” that teases their upcoming album with a mashup of three unreleased tracks plus the new single “Heart Afire.” Taken from a Malcolm X speech about black voter rights, the video is a reminder of the importance of voting.
“There are people trying to keep many of us from being able to vote,” a band statement read. “Don’t squander the rights we’ve fought so hard to get. Agitate, Organize, resist and rebel before, during and after Election Day. In the words of Malcolm X, ‘It’s got to be the ballot or the bullet.'”
The new Prophets of Rage album (their second) is already completed. Bassist Tim Commerford told Finland’s Kaaos TV that it’s an expansion on their sound. “It’s a different direction, it’s not the same, and I love that… We’re growing and we’re creating and we’re going in a new territory and I feel really good about it.”