We knew it was coming, but few could have expected what Prophets Of Rage have delivered with their latest single, ‘Pop Goes The Weapon’.

Back in 2016, Prophets Of Rage – a supergroup comprising of members of Rage Against The Machine, Cypress Hill, and Public Enemy – unleashed their debut EP, When The Party’s Over. Following it up with their self-titled album the following year, fans have been eagerly waiting for new music ever since.

While the band noted in 2018 that they had finished their new record, fans finally received a taster of fresh music back in June, when the group returned with ‘Made With Hate’.

Earlier this month though, Tom Morello revealed that “in light of the recent gun violence, we’ve got a very timely song that we’re gonna put out hopefully in the next couple of days.”

Now, we’ve received that new piece of music, with Prophets Of Rage releasing ‘Pop Goes The Weapon’ over the weekend.

A furious, timely track, the clip features footage of gun manufacturing and violence, while a scrolling list of those who lost their lives in shootings in the US this year appears throughout.

“‘Pop Goes The Weapon’ reflects the ongoing gun violence happening in America,” explains B Real of the track.

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“Guns are both the subject of religious worship and huge profits in the United States,” adds Tom Morello. “Combined with emboldened white nationalism, the recent epidemic of massacres is little surprise.

“‘Pop Goes The Weapon’ channels our ‘thoughts and prayers’ through Marshall stacks and microphones.”

Although no new details have been released in regards to the band’s new record, one can only assume that ‘Pop Goes The Weapon’ is just another taster of what’s to come from the group.

Prophets Of Rage made their Australian debut back in 2018 when they appeared as part of the inaugural Download Festival lineup. Here’s hoping their next record comes alongside a return visit to the country.

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