Rage Against The Machine

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Rage Against The Machine (often abbreviated RATM) is an American alternative rock band that formed in California in 1991. They are well known for their anarchist political lyrics, protests, and vocal opposition to censorship. The group is made up of four members; guitarist Tom Morello, vocalist Zach de la Rocha, bassist Tim Commerford and drummer Brad Wilk.

One characteristic of RATM's lyrics is the repetition of fighting words, which has resulted in vandalism and riots surrounding their concerts.

For the past two years, the group has sporadically toured the US and some other countries such as Australia and Japan. However, there has been no word on an official reunion tour or album being in the works as of yet.


Rage Against the Machine are outspoken socialists both directly and indirectly. The guitarrist Tom Morello was a supporter of the Occupy Wall Street-movement.


Rage Against The Machine's studio albums are:

  • Rage Against The Machine (1992)
  • Evil Empire (1996)
  • The Battle of Los Angeles (1999)
  • Renegades (2000)