It’s one thing to dream of going on tour with a band like Metallica, but when the drummer says your band is his new favourite band and invites you to join them personally, that’s next level hype!

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 now on the road supporting the metal icons across Europe.

Speaking to Kerrang!, Lars said: “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.”

A mix of hardcore, punk, rock, and a bit of thrash, Bokassa actually label themselves as stoner rock. Hailing from Trondheim, Norway, BOKASSA are set to release their 2nd album, following their debut, ‘Divide & Conquer’ from 2017.

BOKASSA frontman Jørn comments on their latest video - Captain Cold One:

"The video for ‘Captain Cold One’ takes place after the world takes a collective breath, having just avoided destruction, as is tradition in the universe they live in. A universe not unlike our own I might add. Having come so close to death, people react in different ways - we see an "end of the world party” and that the cult leader from our ‘Mouthbreathers Inc.’ video is still on the loose. Will he get captured by vigilantes or will he, yet again, escape? Watch it and find out!"

Author Bio: AC Speed

Senior Editor

I started my career as a music journalist in 2013 and have been involved in the music industry as a touring musician, studio engineer and artist consultant since 2002, as well as previously being a signed artist. My passion for delivering high quality, informative music-related news is a daily driving force behind the content I create. Also a huge gaming nerd! Born in the United Kingdom and currently living in Sweden. Skål!


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