Tuesday, August 23, 2016


Punk rock trio WAKRAT are on a mission to deliver this year's most unapologetic, uncensored and outspoken album of 2016!

Recorded at BlakCole Studio over the last year and produced by the band along with co-producer Erik Colvin, the self-titled, debut LP features new single "Sober Addiction" which is now streaming on RollingStone.com.  Listen to the track at http://rol.st/2buFq5e

'Wakrat' will be digitally released on November 8th to coincide with the date of the US General Election Day, with the album being made available physically (CD and vinyl with several limited edition packages) worldwide on November 11th on Earache Records.

Tim Commerford (RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE, PROPHETS OF RAGE) fronts the trio on vocals and bass, along with Laurent Grangeon (guitar and vocals) and band namesake Mathias Wakrat (drums) to formulate a solid mix of punchy, rhythmic and dynamic punk rock.  The 9-track collection hits its apex of bruising assault lyrics that battled cry of societal angst within songs like "Generation Fucked" [LINK TO VIDEO].  The song and #GenerationFucked helped to establish the Republic of Wakrat [INSERT LINK] - as the band recently claimed Parliament Square in London as their own sovereign state, which took place last month in an audacious protest designed to expose the failings of the current political system.  Hundreds of supporters descended on what was formerly known as Parliament Square to join in the protest with WAKRAT.  On the flip side of the album being fueled by political dissent and questioning of authority, the project also captures some heartfelt personal issues at the forefront of tracks like current single "Sober Addiction", that is lyrically about missed opportunities.  The debut's raw delivery is surely set to shock the system of its listeners.

Pre-order 'Wakrat' now on ultra-limited, hand-stencilled and signed vinyl, signed CD and coloured vinyl, regular CD and vinyl, and t-shirt bundles at http://www.earache.com/wakrat

The album is also available to pre-order now on iTunes, including an instant download of "Generation Fucked", at http://bit.ly/wakrat-itunes

'Wakrat' track listing:

1. Sober Addiction
2. The Number
3. Generation Fucked
4. Nail in the Snail
5. La Liberté ou la Mort
6. The Thing
7. Knucklehead
8. New Clear
9. Pigs in a Blanket

Don't miss WAKRAT supporting PROPHETS OF RAGE on the Make America Rage Again tour:

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 - Bonner Springs, KS - Providence Medical Center Amphitheater
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 - Inglewood, CA - The Forum
Sep. 17 - Phoenix, AZ - Ak-Chin Pavilion
Sep. 25 - Dallas, TX - Gexa Energy Pavilion
Sep. 27 - Nashville, TN - Bridgestone Arena
Sep. 30 - St. Augustine, FL - St. Augustine Amphitheatre
Oct. 01 - Tampa, FL - MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre
Oct. 02 - West Palm Beach, FL - Perfect Vodka Amphitheatre
Oct. 04 - Alpharetta, 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
Oct. 11 - El Paso, TX - El Paso County Coliseum
Oct. 14 - Las Vegas, NV - Mandalay Bay Events Center
Oct. 15 - San Diego, CA - Sleep Train Amphitheater

View the tour flyer at http://bit.ly/2b4bIsZ

Get more WAKRAT news and info:

Official site - http://wakratband.com
Facebook - http://www.facebook.com/Wakrat
Twitter - http://twitter.com/wakrat
Instagram - http://www.instagram.com/wakrat

E-mail: tasya@pressherepublicity.com

E-mail: kas.mercer@mercenarypublicity.com

No comments: