Rage Against the Machine (often abbreviated as RATM or shortened to Rage) is an American rock band from Los Angeles, California. Their songs express revolutionary political views. As of 2010, they have sold over 16 million records worldwide. fter an eight-year hiatus, Rage Against the Machine announced in November 2019 that they were reuniting for a world tour, which initially scheduled to start in 2020 but was ultimately postponed to 2021 and again to 2022, due to the COVID-19 pandemic.