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WAKRAT Announce Self-Titled Debut Album Out Election Day (11/8)

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

Follow The Republic Of Wakrat on Twitter www.twitter.com/republicwakrat 

@RepublicWakrat

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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