BOKASSA – new album out

BOKASSA – new album out

photo: Troll Toftenes

After a massive touring fall 2023 and 4 hefty single releases with rave reviews Bokassa is finally releasing their much-anticipated album “All Out of Dreams”.

Bring the Noise (UK) noted their new singles “Let’s Storm The Capitol” and “Garden of Heathen” as highlights of the set in their live-review of the band (Dec. 10th 2023), and Dagsavisen (NO) has crowned the upcoming album to be 1 out of 24 to “impact the Norwegian music scene in 2024”

And the time is here!

Today, February 16th Bokassa is finally presenting their brand new album “All Out of Dreams” showing off a Bokassa as diverse as ever!
This time they´ve also invited guest, and the record features songs with legendary artist Aaron Beam from Red Fang, and Lou Koller from Sick of it All.

Listen to the album here:

All Out Of Dreams was recorded by Tue Madsen (Meshuggah, The Haunted, Halford) at Antfarm Studios in Denmark. Over its ten songs and an all-killer, no-filler 30 minutes, BOKASSA remain as fond of mixing genres as ever! In an age where everything sounds the same, it has also always been important to BOKASSA that each record is sonically different.

Fans got their first taste of new music earlier this year via heavy-hitting belter,Garden Of Heathen. A melodically-driven, stoner punk track that’s unmistakably BOKASSA, its hefty drums, smooth riffs, and catchy lyrics are only enhanced further by guest vocals from New York hardcore legend, Lou Koller.

Follow-up single, the stoner punk title track All Out Of Dreams was filled to the brim with attitude and frustrated, pissed-off pessimism.

And this was only the beginning, on the new album the power trio offers everything from riffy stoner metal in “Bradford Death Squadron”, featuring special guest Aaron Beam, to almost progressive skatepunk in “No More Good Days,”.

And even though the record itself has an altogether full sound, and a clear musical and lyrical theme, the intoxicating genre blend doesn’t stop there.

From 45 seconds of metallic hardcore in “Everyone Fails In The End,” to laid-back Izzy Stradlin bottleneck-riffing on the desert rocker “Gung Ho”, this is an album hits hard and fast and leave no room for boredom.

On “All Out of Dreams” Bokassa has truly mastered the art of hitting fans across genres and at the same time staying true to their own sound and renowned eccentric quirks.

BOKASSA about “All Out of Dreams”:
“All Out Of Dreams is an album where the feeling of resignation is present on several of the album’s tracks. Whether it deals with one’s own failures, maybe you feel the system failed you, perhaps because of failed government policies, or that you’ve just given up on it all.

The common denominator is that everyone you encounter, or hear from in the lyrics have lost hope, which is something the album’s title – All Out Of Dreams – alludes to.

The name of the album could also be seen as a direct reference to our own career, and the dream of owning our own private island in the Pacific. Unfortunately the masses have yet to develop good taste in music, so that dream is rather non-existent at this time.”


BOKASSA have made a name for themselves with their brand of hard-hitting, melodic, catchy punk and stoner rock, right from their attention-getting, first full length, Divide & Conquer (2017). During the Worldwired tour with METALLICA (for which they were handpicked by Lars Ulrich), the band released the critically acclaimed Crimson Riders (2019). In 2020, they followed up by releasing a digital EP, Live At The BBC, from their BBC Radio 1 live session at London’s legendary Maida Vale studio, and were nominated for a Norwegian Grammy as “Breakthrough Of The Year”. In 2021, BOKASSA won the Norwegian “Bendiksprisen” award and released their explosive third album Molotov Rocktail. The record shot immediately to on the Norwegian chart, their highest spot to date. The album was met with critical acclaim from Kerrang, Rock Hard, Adresseavisen, and Metal Hammer among others, with the latter boldly declaring, “With such eminent replayability, Molotov Rocktail threatens to burst the bubble separating ‘classic – sounding’ records and straight – up classics, easily delivering the most fun stoner record since Monster Magnet’s Powertrip in the process.”

With extensive further touring under their belt with the likes of Mastodon, Baroness, and Judas Priest and Therapy?, not to mention performing at some of the world’s biggest festivals (Wacken, Hellfest, Download, Rockfest, Øya, Stavern, Tons of Rock and more), BOKASSA have continued to capture the hearts and minds of thousands across the world.
With the new album in the bag and a big Norwegian headliner tour alongside festival dates across Europe coming up in 2024, BOKASSA are taking no prisoners and show no signs of slowing down!


Jørn Kaarstad – Lead Vocals,Guitar

Bård Linga – Bass, Vocals

Olav Dowkes – Drums, Vocals


Norwegian tour dates:
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

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