BOKASSA release new single/video Let’s Storm The Capitol; launch album pre-order
BOKASSA RELEASE NEW SINGLE “LET’S STORM THE CAPITOL” & ITS OFFICIAL VIDEO
PRE-ORDER NEW ALBUM ALL OUT OF DREAMS – OUT FEBRUARY 16, 2024
UK TOUR WITH THERAPY? STARTS NOVEMBER 30
Norway’s wryest export BOKASSA are back and ready to drag you kicking and screaming into their dystopian future. As they launch the pre-order for their upcoming new album All Out Of Dreams, BOKASSA have unveiled another brand new single and its official video, the feisty “Let’s Storm The Capitol.”
BOKASSA comment, “Let’s Storm The Capitol is kind of a satirical look, at how rarely people form their own opinions even though they might think they do. Thus, making them useful idiots for opportunists who prey on uninformed people, and use them to accomplish their own agendas.
The song’s title is also a nod to Neil Young’s “Let’s Impeach The President” from the mid-2000s, so you can’t accuse us of being particularly hip and trendy this time either.
According to drummer Olav’s mother, this is also the best song we’ve ever made, which is quite the endorsement! For me the song is a musical melting pot, like most of our songs, consisting of a kind of Propagandhi-esque metal riff into an Alkaline Trio-like chorus before it turns into a cowbell groove ala KISS or Pantera. Vocally, we took some notes from the book of Rob Halford after supporting Judas Priest last year, and in the song, we reach some of our highest pitched notes ever, which might prove to be a challenge as we are not metal gods.”
Watch the official video for ‘Let’s Storm The Capitol’ here or by clicking below. Get the single here.
BOKASSA’s new album All Out Of Dreams is set for release on February 16th, 2024, via Indie Recordings and was recorded by Tue Madsen (Meshuggah, The Haunted, Halford) at Antfarm Studios in Denmark.
Over ten songs and an all-killer, no-filler 30 minutes, BOKASSA is as diverse as ever. The power trio offer everything from riffy stoner metal in “Bradford Death Squadron” (that also features special guest Aaron Beam from stoner rockers Red Fang), almost progressive skatepunk in “No More Good Days”, 45 seconds of metallic hardcore in “Everyone Fails In The End”, to laid-back Izzy Stradlin bottleneck-riffing on the desert rocker “Gung Ho”. Fans got their first taste of new music earlier this year via heavy-hitting belter, “Garden Of Heathen“. A melodically-driven, stoner punk track that’s unmistakably BOKASSA, its hefty drums, smooth riffs, and catchy lyrics are only enhanced further by guest vocals from New York hardcore legend, Lou Koller (Sick Of It All); this album marking the first time the group have had guests on a record. Follow-up single, the stoner punk title track “All Out Of Dreams” is filled to the brim with attitude and frustrated, pissed-off pessimism.
In other words, the band has not become less fond of mixing genres over the years! In an age where everything sounds the same, it has also always been important to BOKASSA that each record is sonically different from the previous one. Where, for example, their debut Divide & Conquer had a noisy soundscape and 2021’s Molotov Rocktail had more playful, bombastic rock sonics, All Out Of Dreams embraces a slightly more raw, metallic sound. It was a conscious choice to go for a snare drum sound that brings to mind ’90s metal, rock, and punk ala Clutch, Helmet, Therapy?, or The Vandals’ Live Fast, Diarrhea.
The album will be available in multiple formats including digipack CD, magenta vinyl, black vinyl, and purple with blue jay splatter vinyl, as well as digitally. Pre-order here (from Indie Recordings) or here (from Plastichead).
All Out Of Dreams track list
The Ending Starts Today
Garden of Heathen (feat. Lou Koller)
All Out Of Dreams
Bradford Death Squadron (feat. Aaron Beam)
Let’s Storm The Capitol
Everyone Fails In The End
No More Good Days
Crush (All Heretics)
BOKASSA sum up, “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 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.”
The live dynamos are currently on the road with hard rock squad Therapy? across Europe and steamroll into the UK from the end of the month.
Tickets are on sale now and include the following UK 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
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, 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 a new album on the horizon and a new tour with Therapy? the first of many dates to come, BOKASSA are taking no prisoners and show no signs of slowing down.