Rage Against The Machine hint at upcoming announcement with online countdown

Countdown will end on June 1

Rage Against The Machine look set to make an announcement after launching an online countdown and advertising campaign.

New website Prophets Of Rage has launched, showing a countdown that will end on June 1. It comes along with the hashtag #TakeThePowerBack. Posters showing the same message have also been spotted in Los Angeles.

The hashtag refers to RATM’s song of the same name, which featured on their 1992 self-titled debut album, while it has been pointed out that ‘Prophets Of Rage’ is the name of a Public Enemy song.

Public Enemy’s Chuck D has been sharing live clips of Rage performances on Twitter, which has led to fans speculating that the two acts may tour together.

Rage Against The Machine have not played together since 2011.

Last year, Rage Against The Machine bassist Tim Commerford indicated that the band may tour again.

He told Rolling Stone: “We are still a band, and we still might play again. We don’t have anything scheduled right now, but you never know what the future will bring.”