Bassist of Rage Against The Machine and former Audioslave member Tim Commerford is gracing us with his presence once again. Now, by way of a new punk-hardcore trio named WAKRAT, including drummer Mathias Wakrat and guitarist Laurent Grangeon.

Planning to make their UK debut at Reading and Leeds festivals, WAKRAT are also putting the finishing touches on their debut album. Additionally, they’ve just released a dizzying new video for ‘Knucklehead’ off the aforementioned album. Commerford says of the new song,

It’s the ray of sun at the end of the day. I went through some deep s–t that I hope I never go through again, but look what came from it: this incredible opportunity in music that I love. The scream at the end of the song makes me feel like I’m just putting my face in a pillow and screaming my guts out.”

Having already played a few shows in LA, the band are set to cross the pond this August. Watch the video for ‘Knucklehead’ below and be sure to keep an eye for this highly emotional and aggressive trio.

August 2016
Thurs 18  Vienna, Frequency Festival
Sat 20        Belgium, Pukkelpop Festival
Sun 21       Holland, Lowlands Festival
Fir 26         Paris, Rock en Seine Festival
Sat 27        UK,Reading Festival
Sun 28      UK, Leeds Festival

By Jaclyn O'Connell

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