Vintage 1996 Rage Against the Machine 'Evil Empire' t-shirt. 'Evil Empire' is the second studio album by Rage Against the Machine, released on April 16, 1996, its title refers to a term used in the early 1980s by President Ronald Reagan and many American conservatives to describe the former Soviet Union. Art by
rock photographer Lisa Johnson who has worked with Reel Big Fish, Nirvana and Smashing Pumpkins. Art direction and text by Aimee Macauley famous for working with Nas, Korn and Soul Asylum.