March 14, 2024

Norwegian rockers Bokassa will start their tour throughout Norway tomorrow, and following that they’ll embark on a festival tour throughout Europe. Check out the confirmed tour dates below!

Bokassa’s latest album All Out of Dreams is as diverse as ever. The power trio offers everything from riffy stoner metal in “Bradford Death Squadron”, almost progressive skate-punk in “No More Good Days”, 45 seconds of metallic hardcore in “Everyone Fails In The End” to laid-back Izzy Stradlin bottle neck-riffing on the desert rocker “Gung Ho”. Not to mention the hooky and anthemic title track. In other words, the band has not become less fond of mixing genres over the years!

Bokassa are:
Jørn Kaarstad – Lead Vocals, Guitar
Bård Linga – Bass, Vocals
Olav Dowkes – Drums, Vocals

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. Therefore, they have been very conscious of how this record should sound. Where, for example, the debut “Divide & Conquer” had a noisy soundscape and 2021’s “Molotov Rocktail” had a more playful and bigger rock sound, “All Out Of Dreams” has a slightly more raw metallic sound. This can clearly be seen in the 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”, to name a few.

The album was recorded, mixed and mastered by Tue Madsen (Meshuggah, BabyMetal, Madball, Sick Of It All, The Haunted) in Antfarm Studio in Denmark in June 2022. The band also has guest artists for the first time, in the form of Lou Koller from the NYHC legends Sick Of It All and Aaron Beam from the stoner rockers Red Fang. It doesn’t get much better when it comes to famous guests on an album, if you ask us!

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Tour Dates 2024
Norway:
24.02.2024 – NidaRock, Trondheim
08.03.2024 – Lillesand Rockeklubb
09.03.2024 – Arendal Kulturhus
22.03.2024 – Ovenpaa, Karmøy
23.03.2024 – Bryne, Hvelvet
05.04.2024 – Drammen, Kometen
06.04.2024 – Energimølla, Kongsberg
12.04.2024 – Hulen, Bergen
13.04.2024 – TOU, Stavanger
19.04.2024 – Artilleriverkstedet, Horten
20.04.2024 – Aladdin, Halden
26.04.2024 – Hamar Kulturhus, Hamar
27.04.2024 – RIP, Porsgrunn SOLD OUT!

Festival dates:
26.06.2024 – Resurrection Fest, ES
29.06.2024 – Tons Of Rock, NO
26.07.2024 – SørøyRocken, NO
03.08.2024 – Wacken Open Air, DE
10.08.2024 – Elbriot Festival, DE
15.08.2024 – Reload Festival, DE
17.08.2024 – Summer Breeze Festival DE

Recently, Bokassa released two videos about the making of their new album All Out Of Dreams showing footage from the recording sessions at Antfarm Studios in Denmark and at Caliban Studios in Oslo. Check them out here:
Episode 1: https://youtu.be/Qg3MgDyoBEU?si=5X-sjjG22hqoMms4
Episode 2: https://youtu.be/3eeWIfOUrTU?si=crEW-IvG0vkOEun9