BOKASSA are incredibly fucking good. The songs they write, their whole energy and vibe is such a breath of fresh air. When I heard their music a year ago, they blew my head off. Getting a chance to introduce them to a wider audience is going to be super cool." Lars Ulrich (Metallica) talking to Kerrang! in Jan 2019 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.
BOKASSA fuse stoner rock riffs and groove with the energy and volatility of punk and hardcore, into their own unique brand of stonerpunk. 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."
In early 2018, Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich played Bokassa on his radio show, 'It's Electric', calling them "insanely fucking cool" and his "favourite new band". Fast forward to 2019, and BOKASSA are set to hit the road with Metallica this summer, declaring, "We are extremely excited to support the legendary Metallica alongside Ghost - over 25 concerts in Europe. We are an underground rock band from Norway,
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