Norway’s hottest upstarts BOKASSA will finally release their long-awaited new album, Molotov Rocktail, this Friday, September 3 via Napalm Records! Their eclectic and catchy mix of stoner, sludge, metal and catchy punk rock has earned them die-hard fans all over the world, as well as hundreds of thousands of streams across all platforms.
Jørn Kaarstad – Lead Vocals,Guitar
Bård Linga – Bass, Vocals
Olav Dowkes – Drums, Vocals
BOKASSA are fully charged up and ready to set everything ablaze on their upcoming new album, revealing the new single and video for “Hereticules” today – a final taste of what’s to come on Molotov Rocktail!“Hereticules” balances melodic choruses and punishing guitar riffs, BOKASSA’s crisp, dense production and a punishing breakdown that’ll leave listener’s necks sore for days!
“Hereticules” is one of our favourite songs on the record. From the hardcore punk intro, the sludgy lead riff, the big bombastic horn and choir filled rock chorus to the punishing metal breakdown outro it’s quite a ride for the listener. Such a wacky genre fused song deserves a wacky video with choreographed dance moves. So that’s what it got!”
Watch the music video for “Hereticules” HERE:
Hailing from Trondheim, Norway, hard rock trio BOKASSA have recently made a name for themselves with their brand of hard-hitting, melodic, catchy punk and stoner rock, right from the first full length, Divide & Conquer (2017). During the Worldwired tour with METALLICA, the band released the critically acclaimed Crimson Riders (2019). On top of this, the Norwegians were nominated for the prestigious Spellemann-Award as Breakthrough of the Year in 2020. Now, BOKASSA are ready to enter the next explosive chapter with their exciting new album, Molotov Rocktail!
Vocalist and guitarist Jørn Kaarstad’s unmistakably raspy voice and crushing guitar riffs hit satisfyingly hard with the snappy drumming and fat bass tone of drummer Olav Dowkes and bassist Bård Linga. Songs like “Herticules” effortlessly pull off the transition between melodic choruses and punishing breakdowns, while the title track “Molotov Rocktail” is two minutes of pure stoner punk paradise with its dense songwriting and dynamic production. The album closer’s intro riff (“Immortal Space Pirate 3 Too Old For This Sith”), meanwhile, could be lifted straight off a classic BEHEMOTH album. On Molotov Rocktail, BOKASSA’s daring but cohesive tightrope act of singalongs and neck breaking grooves is highly contagious – mixed and mastered by Machine (CLUTCH, THE BRONX, EVERY TIME I DIE) the powerhouse from Trondheim misses no chance to entrance the listener with every second of runtime!
Molotov Rocktail Tracklisting:
2. So Long Idiots!
3. Pitchforks R Us
5. Low (And Behold)
7. Molotov Rocktail
8. Burn It All (P.T.S.D.E.A.D)
9. Careless (In The Age Of Altruism)
10. Code Red
11. Immortal Space Pirate 3 Too Old For This Sith
Molotov Rocktail will be available in North America in the following formats:
CD DigipakDigital Album1LP Gatefold Black1LP Gatefold Pink [300x]
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Catch BOKASSA on their Molotov Rocktail Tour 2021!