Tim Commerford's New Band WAKRAT Signs with Earache Records, Releases New Song

RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE bassist and founding member Tim Commerford has signed a worldwide record deal with legendary UK-based independent label Earache Records for his new band WAKRAT.
Image placeholder title
Image placeholder title

RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE bassist and founding member Tim Commerford has signed a worldwide record deal with legendary UK-based independent label Earache Records for his new band Wakrat.

As part of Rage Against The Machine, Commerford has sold tens of millions of albums, played to to countless fans across the globe and won two Grammy Awards. Commerford then went on to form another hugely successful act, AUDIOSLAVE, with his former RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE bandmates Tom Morello and Brad Wilk, along with SOUNDGARDEN frontman Chris Cornell.

RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE would briefly return in 2007 for another stint which led to some of the most legendary shows of the bands career. They scored the UK Christmas Number 1 single in 2009, with their track 'Killing In The Name" taking the top spot on the charts from the X Factor for the first time in five years due to a fan led facebook campaign.

To celebrate the number one single, the band held a free concert for fans dubbed "The Rage Factor: in 2010. Watch footage of the band performing "Killing in The Name" from the triumphant show at Finsbury Park.

Tim Commerford is now returning in 2016 with WAKRAT, a brand new project that features Commerford on vocals and bass, Mathias Wakrat on drums and Laurent Grangeon on guitar and vocals. The band's debut album is due to be released later this year on Earache Records.

Tim Commerford comments: "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?"

Commerford this week promised to #MakeAmericaRageAgain with one of the most anticipated groups of the year PROPHETS OF RAGE - reuniting with two of his former RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE band mates Tom Morello and Brad Wilk with Chuck D (PUBLIC ENEMY) and B-Real (CYPRESS HILL) on vocals. 

Earache's Tom Hadfield adds: "We are so excited to be working with Tim Commerford and Wakrat. Since Rage Against The Machine there has been a distinct lack of politically charged bands around. Corruption is everywhere and those responsible for inequality need to be held accountable. What better place than here, what better time than now."

Earache Records is one of the true independent pioneers of music and is famous for raging against the mainstream with many controversial and politically charged acts, launching the career of genre-leading names such as NAPALM DEATH, CARCASS, GODFLESH, THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN and more recently RIVAL SONS. 

Official site - http://wakratband.com

Facebook - http://www.facebook.com/Wakrat

Twitter - http://twitter.com/wakrat

Instagram - http://www.instagram.com/wakrat


Image placeholder title

Tim Commerford and Prophets Of Rage's New Album Makes Big Impact

At its core, Prophets Of Rage functions not only on a love of music, but a deep belief in its power as a tool and a weapon. Woven into the band’s DNA are influences as varied as The Clash, KRS-One, and Johnny Cash, as well as the undeniable ideals and aesthetics of its predecessors: Public Enemy’s frenzied, racing textures, Rage’s jaw-melting riffs, and Cypress Hill’s manically playful party energy.

Image placeholder title

Tim Commerford: Raging On

What happens when you mix two parts rap revolutionaries with three parts of the most politically driven, riot-instigating rock groups of the past three decades? The members of Prophets Of Rage will gladly answer that question with firm fist raised in the air.

Image placeholder title

Why Tim Commerford Will Never Give Up His Ampeg SVTs

Malibu, CA—November 2017… Best known for his work in Rage Against the Machine, Audioslave, and more recently with the Prophets of Rage, bassist Tim Commerford has a truly distinctive sound. Although he used to slap on occasion, nowadays he’s entirely a fingers-only player, often using just one or two fingers. He’s heavily focused on how his sound is affected by things like where he holds his bass (higher today than in his early years with Rage) and the type of strings he uses (nylon strings, recently). But one thing that has remained a constant for Commerford is Ampeg amplification.