Bokassa drop new song “Captain Cold One”

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Stoner punks Bokassa have shared infectious new single, “Captain Cold One”, taken from their forthcoming album, “Crimson Riders”, set for release on June 21st, 2019.

Bokassa frontman Jørn elaborates: “"Captain Cold One" is another character in Bokassa’s ever growing character universe. "Captain Cold One" follows in the footsteps of the Hellbilly Handfisher, the Crocsodile Dundee, and our ever mythical Immortal Space Pirate. The Captain is a man who lives for the weekend, and every day is a weekend for "Captain Cold One"! He’s your friend with a devil on his shoulder, he’s the lovable anti-hero, he’s the person voted most likely to not succeed at his graduation, and he is (most importantly) a man who lives like it’s Friday even though it’s only Monday! Musically it’s everything from a hardcore Beastie Boys verse to a pop-punk woah-extravaganza-chorus to a Slayer-esque metal breakdown. I wrote the song after hearing a radio special about songs with woooahs in them, and decided to write the most epic woooah song out there”.

Listen to “Captain Cold One” below.

Bokassa fuse stoner rock riffs and groove with the energy and volatility of punk and hardcore, into their own unique brand of stoner punk. 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”.

“Crimson Riders” was recorded back home in Trondheim’s Brygga Studio, with production by the band together with Yngve Andersen (Blood Command), mixing by Simon Jackman, and mastering by the legendary Brian “Big Bass” Gardener. The record is set for a 21st June release on CD, vinyl, and digital formats.

Bokassa enthuse: “We are very excited to release "Crimson Riders". Nine songs which revolve around everything from cults, religion, and border patrols to beer-drinking anti-heroes and immortal space pirates! Sonically, the album gives the listener everything from classic stoner-punk tracks, groovy desert songs, and high speed thrash metal, to hardcore-oriented sing-a-longs. This time we also played around with both cellos and saxophone in the studio so expect a few curve-balls here and there”.

Pre-order “Crimson Riders” here.

1. Brologue
2. Charmed & Extremely Treacherous
3. Vultures
4. Mouthbreathers Inc.
5. Wrath is Love
6. Crimson Riders
7. Captain Cold One
8. Blunt Force Karma
9. Immortal Space Pirate 2
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, so I don’t think we can even imagine how big and awesome this is going to be, but we are insanely excited for this opportunity!”...
Catch the band at the following dates.

European Tour Dates 2019:
June 8 - Dublin, Slane Castle (Ireland)
June 11 - Amsterdam, Johan Cruiff Arena (Netherlands)
June 13 - Cologne, Rheinenergiestadion (Germany)
June 16 - Brussels, Koning Boudewijnstadion (Belgium)
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)
(supporting Metallica)