Wednesday, August 10, 2016


Tim Commerford is kicking up a storm in both the musical and political worlds with his new politically-charged punk rock trio WAKRAT (pronounced wôk•rat).

Surrounding the band's damning political statements is a devastating new sound which features the notorious RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE bassist on both vocals and bass over a tight mix of punchy, rhythmic and dynamic punk rock.

Watch the new video, "Smashing the Grid" - an introduction to the band which takes you inside their world as they talk about their formation, the creation of their self-titled debut album, their use of different effects and sounds, and much more - on Louder Than War at

WAKRAT guitarist Laurent Grangeon comments: "We need to do something completely opposite of that boxed-in, overproduced, gutless type of music that's hammered every day."

Along with drummer Mathias Wakrat, the group recently led a protest through the streets of London, declaring a brand new micronation in what was formerly known as Parliament Square in an audacious effort to expose the failings of the current political system.

The 'Republic of Wakrat' proudly "welcomes everyone of all ethnicities, backgrounds, genders, generations, sexualities, dis/abilities and faiths, and offers a fresh alternative to the current system."  Arriving to a legion of fans, media and bewildered tourists in an iconic red London bus decorated with the words #GenerationFucked - taken from the band's new single - the protest created headlines across the UK and beyond, striking a chord in the current climate of political unrest.  Everyone is invited to join the Republic of Wakrat at

WAKRAT's self-titled debut album is due to be released on November 11th on physical formats and November 8th on digital formats to coincide with the US election.

Pre-order the album now on ultra-limited, hand-stencilled and signed vinyl, signed CD and coloured vinyl, regular CD and vinyl, and t-shirt bundles at

The album is also available to pre-order now on iTunes, including an instant download of the track "Generation Fucked", at

Don't miss WAKRAT on tour with Tim Commerford's other new band PROPHETS OF RAGE:

Aug. 19 - Fairfax, VA - EagleBank Arena
Aug. 20 - Camden, NJ - BB&T Pavilion
Aug. 21 - Mansfield, MA - Xfinity Center
Aug. 23 - Montreal, QC - Bell Centre
Aug. 24 - Toronto, ON - Molson Canadian Amphitheatre
Aug. 26 - Holmdel, NJ - PNC Bank Arts Center
Aug. 27 - Brooklyn, NY - Barclays Center
Aug. 28 - Uncasville, CT - Mohegan Sun Arena
Aug. 30 - Quebec City, QC - Centre Videotron
Sep. 01 - Clarkston, MI - DTE Energy Music Theatre
Sep. 03 - Tinley Park, IL - Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
Sep. 04 - St. Louis, MO - Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
Sep. 05 - Kansas City, MO - PMCA
Sep. 07 - Morrison, CO - Red Rocks Amphitheatre
Sep. 10 - Auburn, WA - White River Amphitheatre
Sep. 11 - Ridgefield, WA - Sunlight Supply Amphitheatre
Sep. 13 - Mountain View, CA - Shoreline Amphitheatre
Sep. 15 - Los Angeles, CA - The Forum
Sep. 17 - Phoenix, AZ - Ak-Chin Pavilion
Sep. 25 - Dallas, TX - Gexa Energy Pavilion
Sep. 27 - Nashville, TN - Bridgestone
Oct. 01 - Tampa, FL - MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre
Oct. 02 - West Palm Beach, FL - Perfect Vodka Amphitheatre
Oct. 04 - Atlanta, GA - Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
Oct. 05 - Cincinnati, OH - Riverbend Music Center
Oct. 08 - Houston, TX - Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
Oct. 09 - San Antonio, TX - AT&T Center

See a photo of the band at

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