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Tim Commerford Introduces New Power Trio

Tim Commerford

Rage Against the Machine’s Tim Commerford has introduced a new power trio called Wakrat. Filled out by drummer Mathias Wakrat and guitarist Laurent Grangeon, the punk and hardcore-influenced band is working on a debut album that is described as rooted in the Minutemen, Bad Brains, and Fugazi.

The music is dark and very personal to Commerford, who wrote all the lyrics. “I’ve been dealing with some very deep, dark family stuff in the last year, stuff that left me in tears,” he told Rolling Stone. “I spent a lot of time crying in the last year and feeling trapped and alone. Sometimes the dark side spawns incredible things, and the music came from that. It’s the ray of sun at the end of the day. I went through some deep shit that I hope I never go through again, but look what came from it: this incredible opportunity in music that I love.”

The bassist also says the project is different from his other fledgling project, Future User, which released several music videos this year. “There are a lot of Rage fans that didn’t really get what I was doing with Future User, but I really feel that they’re going to get this,” Commerford said. “This is some [expletive] I have not done before. I haven’t played in a band that’s this uptempo and punk and furious, but this is me.”

Get a taste of what’s to come with the video for Wakrat’s premier, “Knucklehead”:

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saisixstring

saisixstring

Well, here’s an album to miss. Timmy, stick to the bass, bro.

timbob

timbob

Lyrics suck… Not a song writer this guy

Honza Hrbek

Definitely has done his homework. Looking forward to the full album.

Anaughtybear

Anaughtybear

If only this dude had quit when he had our respect. Now he’s just a loony who takes steroids and kanyes up awards shows.

Doc.Hoc.

Doc.Hoc.

I thought this sounded okay but the lyrics where bad and my head is still spinning.

Jeff Hovendon

I dig the sound, but the lyrics are pretty bad (and I don’t even usually pay that much attention). And yeah, that video…

Dean

Dean

Really cant believe some of the comments on this. You guys are taking the piss out of this guys attempt to vent emotions which he is struggling with.

Everyone is entitled to an opinion of course, but imagine if it was one of your proudest achievements after coming out of the darkest periods of your life that someone else was hating on. Nice work Mr. Commerford, i wish you the best of luck.