Norwegian stoner punks BOKASSA are making waves with their latest single "Let's Storm The Capitol," a satirical track that takes a critical look at the ease with which people are manipulated by opportunists.
Accompanying this release is the announcement of their new album All Out Of Dreams, set to drop on February 16th, 2024, through Indie Recordings. The band describes the single as a blend of various musical influences, ranging from Propagandhi-esque metal riffs to Alkaline Trio-like choruses, with a touch of KISS and Pantera.
Recorded by Tue Madsen at Antfarm Studios in Denmark, All Out Of Dreams promises a diverse listening experience over its ten tracks. The album features guest appearances from Aaron Beam of Red Fang and Lou Koller from Sick Of It All, marking the first time BOKASSA has collaborated with other artists on a record. The band's trademark mix of genres remains a key aspect of their sound, with the new album embracing a rawer, metallic edge compared to their previous works.
BOKASSA's approach to each album is to create a distinct sonic identity, and All Out Of Dreams follows this ethos, incorporating '90s metal, rock, and punk influences into its sound. The album's title and themes reflect a sense of resignation and hopelessness, whether related to personal failures, societal disillusionment, or broader systemic issues.
The band, known for their energetic live performances, is currently touring Europe with hard rock band Therapy? and will soon be heading to the UK. BOKASSA consists of Jørn Kaarstad on lead vocals and guitar, Bård Linga on bass and vocals, and Olav Dowkes on drums and vocals.
Their journey from their debut album Divide & Conquer to the present has seen them gain significant recognition, including touring with Metallica and releasing their third album "Molotov Rocktail" to critical acclaim. With All Out Of Dreams, BOKASSA continues to push the boundaries of their sound and maintain their reputation as one of the most exciting bands in the punk and stoner rock scene.
All Out Dreams is due out on February 16th, 2024 via Indie Recordings. Pre-orders are available HERE.
All Out Of Dreams track list
- The Ending Starts Today
- Garden of Heathen (feat. Lou Koller)
- Straight Edgelord
- All Out Of Dreams
- Bradford Death Squadron (feat. Aaron Beam)
- Let's Storm The Capitol
- Everyone Fails In The End
- Gung Ho
- No More Good Days
- Crush (All Heretics)
BOKASSA Live Dates:
Thu 30th Nov - BRIGHTON Concorde 2
Fri 1st Dec - PORTSMOUTH Wedgewood Rooms
Sat 2nd Dec - SHEFIELD O2 Academy 2
Sun 3rd Dec - NORTHAMPTON Roadmender
Thu 7th Dec - BRISTOL The Fleexe
Fri 8th Dec - MANCHESTER Academy 2
Sat 9th Dec - SUNDERLAND Pop Recs
Sun 10th Dec - GLASGOW King Tut's
Thu 14th Dec - LONDON Electric Ballroom
Fri 15th Dec - BRADFORD Nightrain
Sat 16th Dec - BIRMINGHAM O2 Institute 2
Sun 17th Dec - CARDIFF The Globe