Norwegian (Not Danish) trio Bokassa are back with their latest album Crimson Riders that lands Friday 21st June. Currently on tour with Metallica and Ghost no less travelling through Europe winning over a host of fans, this hard rocking, stoner-punk infused trio have delivered a beauty for all to enjoy.
Having just caught Bokassa live recently at Slane Castle (Ireland) it was with great pleasure that I had the chance to review Crimson Riders, I like to capture a band live and in the raw before hitting up the studio material where possible as the live experience tells you far more about who they are, in this case so does the album. Intense, gnarly and like a short sharp shock each track hits you like a slap to the face. Straight to the point they grab you and demand your attention, with slamming riffs and a tight feel, you feel the rhythms and backbone to each song pull you in before the hook, which you find yourself singing along too.
There is a raw quality to the recording, which suits their style; you get hints of influences from across a wide spectrum of bands, yet each song is their own. ‘Crimson Riders’ itself at on 2 minutes 8 seconds speaks of the band’s individuality that has to be applauded, Bokassa is taking on the music industry on their own terms and this album is a shot across the bow to all who shall challenge them.
A gnarly, twisted mother-fucker of an album Crimson Riders is released Friday, June 21stvia MVKA. Get in early so you can pretend to be one of the cool kids and say you were there…
Check out our review of Bokassa from Slane Castle Supporting Metallica & Ghost here:
Crimson Riders Tracklisting:
- Charmed & Extremely Treacherous.
- Mouthbreathers Inc.
- Wrath Is Love.
- Crimson Riders.
- Captain Cold One.
- Blunt Force Karma.
- Immortal Space Pirate 2
Dates remaining supporting Metallica:
June 18 – Manchester, Etihad Stadium (UK)
June 20 – London, Twickenham Stadium (UK)
July 6 – Berlin, Olympiastadion (Germany)
July 9 – Gothenburg, Ullevi (Sweden)
July 11 – Copenhagen, Telia Parken (Denmark)
July 13 – Trondheim, Granasen (Norway)
July 16 – Hämeenlinnam, Kantolan Tapahtumapuisto (Finland)
July 18 – Raadi, Airfield (Estonia)
July 21 – Moscow, Luzhniki Stadium (Russia)
August 14 – Bucharest, Arena Nationala (Romania)
August 16 – Vienna, Ernst-Happel-Stadion (Austria)
August 18 – Prague, Airport Letnany (Czech Republic)
August 21 – Warsaw, PGE Narodowy (Poland)
August 23 – Munich, Olympiastadion (Germany)
August 25 – Mannheim, Maimarktgelande (Germany)
Stay tuned for more BOKASSA news soon and meanwhile, find them online at: