After recently signing with Napalm Records, irrepressible Norwegian power trio BOKASSA are fully charged and ready to set everything ablaze on their upcoming album, Molotov Rocktail, out September 3rd, 2021 via Napalm Records.
The follow up to Crimson Riders (2019), released during their tour with METALLICA, displays their trademarked brand of stoner punk at its best throughout all 11 tracks. Today, the band kicks things off with their raucous first single “Careless (In The Age Of Altruism)”, during which the three-piece unites heavy stoner rock riffs with a melodic singalong chorus, alongside an energetic video!
Norway’s most exciting export and Lars Ulrich’s “new favourite band” brings the noise and delivers energy like THE BRONX, RED FANG, BILLY TALENT and QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE. Hundreds of thousands of streams and fans across the world can attest: BOKASSA are on their way to becoming the elite of stoner punk!
BOKASSA adds, “‘Careless (In The Age Of Altruism)’ was one of the first tracks written for Molotov Rocktail and a single candidate from the get go because of its crunchy riffage and affective hook.
As with ‘So Long, Idiots!’ our protagonist has become more and more disillusioned with the world, and tries his best to avoid it, while existing comfortably in his own bubble. We also think it may be the only song that includes the word ‘Didjeridon’t’?”
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!
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 with every second!
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
Don’t miss the rambunctious 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
Jørn Kaarstad – Lead Vocals,Guitar
Bård Linga – Bass, Vocals
Olav Dowkes – Drums, Vocals
Pre-Order “Molotov Rocktail” now: https://smarturl.it/MolotovRocktail
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