Norwegian rock trio Bokassa are thrilled to announce the release of new album, “Crimson Riders” on June 21st.

The band have just dropped first single ‘Mouthbreathers Inc.’

When asked about the song, the band explain,

“‘Mouthbreathers Inc.’ is written from the perspective of a dictator/cult leader when everything starts going south – which it inevitably always does. The track makes for classic Bokassa with a pummeling lead riff, angry vocals, breakdowns, and a hooky chorus to sing along to while the throne crumbles. Watch out for the sneaky saxophone lick!”

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.

“Crimson Riders” was recorded 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. Releasing via independent label MVKA in Europe (who are also home to the extraordinary Zeal & Ardor).

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.”

You can pre-order “Crimson Riders” here.

Bokassa - Crimson Riders

Track listing for “Crimson Riders”:

Charmed & Extremely Treacherous
Mouthbreathers Inc.
Wrath Is Love
Crimson Riders
Captain Cold One
Blunt Force Karma
Immortal Space Pirate 2

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