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BOKASSA ricochets into 2024 with the release of sardonic new single “The Ending Starts Today.

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Norway’s wryest export BOKASSA welcomes the new year by dropping possibly their most sardonic single yet.

After touring with Therapy? right up to the Christmas festivities, BOKASSA barely pauses for breath, ricocheting into 2024 with the release of bold new single “The Ending Starts Today.

BOKASSA states: 
“What better than to start 2024 with a brand new “demotivational poster” in song form? Why not accept failure already, instead of clinging on to that last bit of hope? Say no more, friend! Bokassa’s here with a rifftastic new barnburner that will fulfill all your pessimistic needs for the new year!”

Check out the video for “The Ending Starts Today here.

The track is taken from their upcoming, new album All Out Of Dreams, due out February 16th via Indie Recordings.

The album was recorded, mixed and mastered by Tue Madsen (Meshuggah, BabyMetal, Madball, Sick Of It All, The Haunted) in Antfarm Studio in Denmark in June 2022. 

The band also has guest artists for the first time, in the form of Lou Koller from the NYHC legends Sick Of It All and Aaron Beam from the stoner rockers Red Fang!

BOKASSA about “All Out of Dreams”:
“All Out Of Dreams is an album where the feeling of resignation is present on several of the album’s tracks. Whether it deals with one’s own failures, maybe you feel the system failed you, perhaps because of failed government policies, or that you’ve just given up on it all.

The common denominator is that everyone you encounter, or hear from in the lyrics have lost hope, which is something the album’s title – All Out Of Dreams – alludes to.

The name of the album could also be seen as a direct reference to our own career, and the dream of owning our own private island in the Pacific. Unfortunately the masses have yet to develop good taste in music, so that dream is rather non-existent at this time.

BOKASSA have made a name for themselves with their brand of hard-hitting, melodic, catchy punk and stoner rock, right from their attention-getting, first full length, Divide & Conquer (2017).

During the Worldwired tour with METALLICA (for which they were handpicked by Lars Ulrich), the band released the critically acclaimed Crimson Riders (2019). In 2020, they followed up by releasing a digital EP, Live At The BBC, from their BBC Radio 1 live session at London’s legendary Maida Vale studio, and were nominated for a Norwegian Grammy as “Breakthrough Of The Year”.

In 2021, BOKASSA won the Norwegian “Bendiksprisen” award and released their explosive third album Molotov Rocktail. The record shot immediately to #18 on the Norwegian chart, their highest spot to date.

The album was met with critical acclaim from Kerrang, Rock Hard, Adresseavisen, and Metal Hammer among others, with the latter boldly declaring, “With such eminent replayability, Molotov Rocktail threatens to burst the bubble separating ‘classic – sounding’ records and straight – up classics, easily delivering the most fun stoner record since Monster Magnet’s Powertrip in the process.”

With extensive further touring under their belt with the likes of Mastodon, Baroness, and Judas Priest and Therapy?, not to mention performing at some of the world’s biggest festivals (Wacken, Hellfest, Download, Rockfest, Øya, Stavern, Tons of Rock and more), BOKASSA have continued to capture the hearts and minds of thousands across the world. 

With the new album in the bag and a big Norwegian headliner tour alongside festival dates across Europe coming up in 2024, BOKASSA are taking no prisoners and show no signs of slowing down!

BOKASSA are:
Jørn Kaarstad – Lead Vocals,Guitar
Bård Linga – Bass, Vocals
Olav Dowkes – Drums, Vocals


TOUR DATES 2024Norwegian tour dates:
24.02.2024 – NidaRock, Trondheim
08.03.2024 – Lillesand Rockeklubb
09.03.2024 – Arendal Kulturhus
22.03.2024 – Ovenpaa, Karmøy
23.03.2024 – Bryne, Hvelvet
05.04.2024 – Drammen, Kometen
06.04.2024 – Energimølla, Kongsberg
12.04.2024 – Hulen, Bergen
13.04.2024 – TOU, Stavanger
19.04.2024 – Artilleriverkstedet, Horten
20.04.2024 – Aladdin, Halden
26.04.2024 – Hamar Kulturhus, Hamar
27.04.2024 – RIP, Porsgrunn SOLD OUT!


Festival dates:
26.06.2024 – Resurrection Fest, ES
29.06.2024 – Tons Of Rock, NO
26.07.2024 – SørøyRocken, NO
03.08.2024 – Wacken Open Air, DE
10.08.2024 – Elbriot Festival, DE
15.08.2024 – Reload Festival, DE
17.08.2024 – Summer Breeze Festival DE 

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