Earlier this week, Prophets of Rage bassist Tim Commerford promised the band would release a new single today. He’s true to his word: “Heart Afire” is now available.
On the track, B-Real of Cypress Hill takes the lead vocals, with Public Enemy frontman Chuck D coming on toward the end. The music, provided by three-fourths of Rage Against the Machine, switches from heavy rock in the chorus to hip-hop in the verse.
You can check it out below.
As Commerford had said, the group’s ability to move between genres has given Prophets a lot of creative freedom this time around.
“We wanna make a rock record? We make a rock record,” he said. “We wanna make a hip-hop record? We can make a hip-hop record. There’s so many things that we can do, and so I’m excited about just the future of making new music and what that means. And, like I said, we just finished our new musical outlook, and it’s a beautiful one.”
He noted that “it’s a different direction, it’s not the same, and I love that,” adding that he grew up “listening to bands that made records, and you were waiting at the record store to hear what it might sound like. … And so that’s the way I feel like we’re doing it right now. We’re growing and we’re creating and we’re going in a new territory – and I feel really good about it.”
Prophets of Rage and Avenged Sevenfold will begin a six-week tour of outdoor venues across North America beginning on July 22 at the Xfinity Center in Mansfield, Mass. You can see all the dates below and get full details at Prophets of Rage’s website.
Prophets of Rage and Avenged Sevenfold 2018 North American Tour
July 22 — Mansfield, MA @ Xfinity Center
July 25 — Wantagh, NY @ Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater
July 26 — Hartford, CT @ The XFINITY Theatre
July 31 — Holmdel, NJ @ P.N.C. Bank Arts Center
Aug. 1 — Bristow, VA @ Jiffy Lube Live
Aug. 3 — Pittsburgh, PA @ KeyBank Pavilion
Aug. 4 — Cincinnati, OH @ Riverbend Music Center
Aug. 6 — Cuyahoga Falls, OH @ Blossom Music Center
Aug. 7 — Detroit, MI @ DTE Energy Music Theatre
Aug. 9 — Toronto, ON @ Budweiser Stage
Aug. 11 — Chicago, IL @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
Aug. 12 — Noblesville, IN @ Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center
Aug. 16 — Phoenix, AZ @ Ak-Chin Pavilion
Aug. 17 — Las Vegas, NV @ T-Mobile Arena
Aug. 19 — Albuquerque, NM @ Isleta Amphitheater
Aug. 21 — San Diego, CA @ Mattress Firm Amphitheatre
Aug. 22 — Los Angeles, CA @ The Forum
Aug. 24— Concord, CA @ Concord Pavilion
Aug. 28— Salt Lake City, UT @ USANA Amphitheatre
Aug. 30 — Denver, CO @ Pepsi Center
Sept. 1 — Dallas, TX @ Starplex Pavilion
Sept. 2 — Houston, TX @ Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion presented by Huntsman