WAKRAT Announce Self-Titled Album Out Election Day 11/8; Release New Single "Sober Addiction"

Photo Credit: Travis Shinn

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. 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.  

Listen to "Sober Addiction" Below:

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 AgainNorth American headline tour. All tour dates listed below.  

PRESS HERE to pre-order 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