QUARTER OF A CENTURY SPENT RAGING AGAINST THE MACHINE
The debut album from iconic rap-metal band Rage Against The Machine celebrates its quarter-century birthday this year, with the self-titled record skyrocketing to number one on the Billboard Heatseekers Chart as well #45 on the Billboard 200 chart.
The anti-establishment and anti-capitalist lyricism penned by vocalist Zach De La Rocha as well as the heavy yet accessible tone of the record launched the band into mainstream success, garnering countless fans worldwide. The album had four major successful singles ‘Killing In The Name’, ‘Bombtrack’, ‘Bullet In The Head’ and ‘Freedom’ alongside such tracks as ‘Know Your Enemy’ which features Maynard James Keenan of Tool fame.
The cover artwork features self-immolation of Vietnamese Buddhist monk Thích Quảng Đức protesting the president administration’s oppression of Buddhist religion in 1963, which led to then United States President John F. Kennedy to withdraw support for the Vietnamese president’s government.