Bokassa unveil new single & album plans ahead of Metallica tour
Norwegian rock trio Bokassa are thrilled to announce the release of new album, ‘Crimson Riders’ on June 21st, via a freshly inked deal with Brighton-based record label, MVKA (home to Zeal & Ardor).
Bokassa fuse stoner rock riffs and groove with the energy and volatility of punk and hardcore, into their own unique brand of stoner punk. Their 2017 debut album, ‘Divide & Conquer’ was lauded by critics across the globe. Metal Hammer UK hailed it as one of the best debuts of 2017, describing them as “intense, unpretentiously creative, and relentlessly rhythmic.”
‘Crimson Riders’ was recorded back home in Trondheim’s Brygga Studio, with production by the band together with Yngve Andersen (Blood Command), mixing by Simon Jackman, and mastering by the legendary Brian ‘Big Bass’ Gardener. The record is set for a 21st June release on CD, vinyl, and digital formats.
Bokassa enthuse, “We are very excited to release ‘Crimson Riders’. Nine songs which revolve around everything from cults, religion, and border patrols to beer-drinking anti-heroes and immortal space pirates! Sonically, the album gives the listener everything from classic stoner-punk tracks, groovy desert songs, and high speed thrash metal, to hardcore-oriented sing-a-longs. This time we also played around with both cellos and saxophone in the studio so expect a few curve-balls here and there.”
Track listing for ‘Crimson Riders’:
Charmed & Extremely Treacherous
Wrath Is Love
Captain Cold One
Blunt Force Karma
Immortal Space Pirate 2
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