An American rock band that was founded in 1991 in California. Zack de la Rock, Tom Morello, Tim Commerford and Brad Wilk have created a group that uniquely combines hip hop, punk, funk and metal and lyrics full of political message.
“Rage Against The Machine”, the band’s debut released in 1992, is one of the most important rock albums of the 90s. The album contains such famous singles as “Killing In the Name”, “Bombtrack” and “Bullet In the Head”. The album achieved triple platinum status, and the musicians became rock stars. The band soon went on a concert tour of America and Europe to promote the album and the message of social equality and justice they included in the lyrics.
After several years of work on new songs, Rage Against The Machine returned in 1996 with the album “Evil Empire”, which debuted at number one on the Billboard album list. The release brought the group the big hit “Bulls On Parade”. In the following years, the band toured a lot, including opening U2 performances during their PopMart tour and performing with guest Wu-Tang Clan.
The band’s next album was “The Battle of Los Angeles” from 1999. The album gained double platinum status. The song “Wake Up” from this album was used in the soundtrack of the movie “Matrix”, and another song “Calm Like a Bomb” was used in the second part of the story “Matrix: Reactivation” in 2003.