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

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ANNOUNCE SELF-TITLED DEBUT ALBUM

OUT NOVEMBER 8th DIGITALLY AND NOVEMBER 11th PHYSICALLY VIA EARACHE RECORDS

Rollingstone.com Premieres New Single “Sober Addiction”

Music Video For Track “Generation Fucked” Released

On North American Arena Tour With Prophets Of Rage Now!

(Photo Credit: Travis Shinn) 

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

Recorded at BlakCole and Soundcheck Studios, produced by the band along with co-producer Erik Colvin, and mixed by Brendan O’brien, the self-titled, debut LP features new single “Sober Addiction” that is now streaming on RollingStone.com. PRESS HERE to listen. 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.” The song and #generationfucked helped to establish The Republic of Wakrat –  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 Commerford said was his “knee-jerk denial of opportunities in his life.” He explains, “All the things that I said no to, that I should have given a shot, tried out, said yes. Tried it different. Done it differently. And then where would I be today?” Plus, previously released track “Knucklehead,” which is about feeling trapped and alone. The debut’s raw delivery is surely set to shock the system of its listeners.
Don’t miss WAKRAT supporting PROPHETS OF RAGE on the Make America Rage Again North American headline tour. All tour dates listed below.
PRESS HERE to pre-order Wakrat
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Get more WAKRAT news and info at:
Official site – http://wakratband.com 
Facebook – http://www.facebook.com/Wakrat 
Twitter – http://twitter.com/wakra t
Instagram – http://www.instagram.com/wakrat  

Wakrat Track Listing:
1. “Sober Addiction”
2. “The Number”
3. “Generation F-ed”
4. “Nail in the Snail”
5. “La Liberté ou la Mort”
6. “The Thing”
7. “Knucklehead”
8. “New Clear”
9. “Pigs in a Blanket”

WAKRAT 2016 TOUR DATES (w/ Prophets of Rage)

Aug 19  Fairfax, VA @ Eagle Bank Arena
Aug 20  Camden, NJ @ BB&T Pavilion
Aug 21  Mansfield, MA @ Xfinity Center
Aug 23  Montreal, Canada @ Bell Centre
Aug 24  Toronto, Canada @ 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  Québec, Canada @ Centre Videotron
Sep 01   Clarkston, MI @ DTE Energy Music Theatre
Sep 03   Tinley Park, IL @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
Sep 04   Saint 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 Amphitheater
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   Saint 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   The Woodlands, 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

 

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