Following the announcement of their feisty new album Molotov Rocktail (out September 3rd) and sharing its first single “Careless (In The Age Of Altruism)”, boisterous Norwegian power trio BOKASSA continue their stoner punk rampage, revealing their latest single “Burn It All (P.T.S.D.E.A.D.)” today.
Airtight, dense production and raspy, unmistakable vocals by singer/guitarist Jørn Kaarstad make this heavy rock banger a runaway joyride. Strap in, BOKASSA are on top of their stoner punk game! BOKASSA adds, “‘Burn It All’ is just a great song in our opinion. A perfect up-tempo Bokassa track.
Everything from the stoney lead riff, the melodic verses and choruses to the metal riffage in the bridge makes this song pop. One of our favourites on the record.
And it probably includes our coolest solo yet. The video was really fun to shoot as well, although we wouldn’t recommend dressing in corpse paint with fake blood when it’s 30 degrees and there are a hell of a lot of mosquitos around!” Watch the video for “Burn It All (P.T.S.D.E.A.D.)” HERE or by clicking below.
BOKASSA have made a name for themselves with their brand of hard-hitting, melodic, catchy punk and stoner rock, right from the first full length, Divide & Conquer (2017).
During the Worldwired tour with METALLICA, the band released the critically acclaimed Crimson Riders (2019). Following that, the group were nominated for the prestigious Spellemann-Award as Breakthrough of the Year in 2020.
Now, BOKASSA are ready to enter the next explosive chapter with Molotov Rocktail! Pre-Order Molotov Rocktail NOW. Vocalist/guitarist Jørn Kaarstad’s unmistakably raspy voice and crushing guitar riffs hit satisfyingly hard with the snappy drumming and fat bass tone of drummer Olav Dowkes and bassist Bård Linga.
Songs like “Hereticules” effortlessly pull off the transition between melodic choruses and punishing breakdowns, while the title track “Molotov Rocktail” is two minutes of pure stoner punk paradise with dense songwriting and dynamic production.
The album closer’s intro riff (“Immortal Space Pirate 3 Too Old For This Sith”), meanwhile, could be lifted straight off a BEHEMOTH album. On Molotov Rocktail, BOKASSA’s daring but cohesive tightrope act of singalongs and neck breaking grooves is highly contagious – mixed and mastered by Machine (CLUTCH, THE BRONX, EVERY TIME I DIE), the powerhouse from Trondheim misses no chance to entrance the listener.
Molotov Rocktail Tracklisting: 1. Freelude 2. So Long Idiots! 3. Pitchforks R Us 4. Hereticules 5. Low (And Behold) 6. Godless 7. Molotov Rocktail 8. Burn It All (P.T.S.D.E.A.D) 9. Careless (In The Age Of Altruism) 10. Code Red 11. Immortal Space Pirate 3 Too Old For This Sith
Molotov Rocktail will be available in the following formats: 1 CD Digipak + Shirt 1 LP Gatefold Pink – limited to 300 copies worldwide 1 LP Gatefold Yellow – limited to 200 copies worldwide 1 LP Gatefold Violet Transparent 1 LP Gatefold Black Digital Album [1 LP Gatefold Pink – limited to 300 copies worldwide]
Catch the rowdy Norwegians when they take the party back on the road, bringing along special guests, hotly-tipped Welsh rockers FLORENCE BLACK. Tickets are on sale now and include the following UK/Irish dates: Wed 13th Oct – SOUTHAMPTON Engine Rooms Thu 14th Oct – MANCHESTER Rebellion Sat 16th Oct – DUBLIN Grand School Sun 17th Oct – BELFAST Voodoo Tue 19th Oct – GLASGOW Audio Wed 20th Oct – WOLVERHAMPTON KK’s Steel Mill Thu 21st Oct – CARDIFF The Globe Fri 22nd Oct – LONDON Underworld
BOKASSA are: Jørn Kaarstad – Lead Vocals,Guitar Bård Linga – Bass, Vocals Olav Dowkes – Drums, Vocals
PRESS PRAISE FOR PREVIOUS RECORD ‘CRIMSON RIDERS’ Kerrang!, 4K “Their groovy stoner-punk is perfectly pitched to get this party started.” “A staggering exploration of just how many ways there are to make a sonic attack without sacrificing an ounce of momentum.
Metal Hammer, 8/10 “The riffs are huge, the energy is infectious, and Jørn Kaarstad does a much more convincing cockney accent than Dick Van Dyke.” “A cross-genre, hook-laden, charismatic statement made for your attention.” Rock Sound “Crushing together the carefree mayhem of punk and the weight of hardcore while throwing in a hell of a lot of personality for good measure, the Norwegian trio are making friends and inciting pits everywhere they shred.
Distorted Sound, 10/10 “A sonic equivalent of downing an entire crate of beer, crushing the cans on your forehead and jumping straight into a mosh pit.” Total Guitar “Bokassa’s bulldozer rock recalls the kind of punk-metal bounce that you get with Cancer Bats, albeit loosened with a little stoner slack!” Powerplay, 8/10 “A shit load of riffs and hooks.
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