Tim Commerford has formed new band Wakrat
The track, called “Generation Fucked”, is one of the first offerings from Commerford’s new band, and features the RATM founding bassist on vocals, alongside guitarist Laurent Grangeon and eponymous drummer Mathias Wakrat.
The band are now shaping up to release their debut album after signing a deal with Earache Records, and it’s set to be released later this year.
Describing the new album, Commerford said: “We are gearing up to be on the offensive, assaulting the populous with our debut album on Earache Records. We have put a shit load of blood and sweat into this and we want it back! Our mission is to attack modern music and smash the grid. Unapologetic, unrelenting, unbridled and uncensored. Understood?”
Earache Records’ Tom Hadfield added: “We are so excited to be working with Tim Commerford. Since Rage Against The Machine there has been a distinct lack of politically charged bands around. Corruption is everywhere and those responsible for the inequality and suffering need to be held accountable. What better place than here, what better time than now?”
But it’s not just the only new group that Commerford is involved with, after joining Prophets of Rage – the newly joined supergroup featuring members of Public Enemy, Cypress Hill and Rage Against The Machine.
The group made their debut at the Whiskey a-Go-Go in Los Angeles on Tuesday, and now say that they’re planning on taking their politically-charged tunes to the Republican National Convention in July.