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BOKASSA Signs Worldwide Record Deal with Napalm Records

Explosive Norwegian Punk Trio Will Smash Your Ears in 2021!

[Photo Credit: Ole Ekker]

 

Napalm Records is gearing up for a raucous punk rock attack, welcoming Norwegian power trio BOKASSA to its growing roster. Since releasing their ferocious debut album, 2017’s Divide & Conquer, the Norwegian Grammy-nominated band has gripped major attention by fusing polished punk, hardcore and metal riffage, stoner rock grooves and hooky lyricism – forming their own self-proclaimed brand of gritty stoner punk. Upon release, their aforementioned debut was urgently hailed by critics all over the world and placed prominently on several “Best Of” lists.

From there, BOKASSA performed on some of Norway's biggest festivals like Øya, Stavern, Pstereo and Malakoff, just to name a few, and toured throughout Europe and Norway. In 2019, the band set a massive milestone when they were handpicked by Lars Ulrich to support Metallica alongside Ghost on their summer stadium tour across Europe, the UK and Russia. The legendary drummer hailed them as "his favorite new band" and described them as "Insanely fucking cool" after hearing the first album.

The band’s sophomore full-length, Crimson Riders (2019), was critically acclaimed by respected magazines all around the globe. Kerrang´s Sam Law described the output as follows: "It’s not southern-fried licks or black-eyed breakdowns that set this lot apart. It’s a zero-bullshit mindset that sees everything inauthentic, non-essential and not nailed down cast to the wind. True grit, see, is tough to fake."

BOKASSA already found their own way out of the seething underground, and with Napalm Records, the high-voltage Norwegian outfit is now ready to enter a new, promising chapter in their budding career, taking their energizing, boisterous punk to the next level!

BOKASSA on the signing:     
“We are extremely excited and proud to have signed with Napalm Records and to join the roster of such a legendary label. We can’t wait to show the world our new music and feel that Napalm is a perfect fit for our unholy mix of everything awesome in rock, punk and metal.”

Fasten your seatbelts and get a glimpse of what lies ahead with the mind blowing, official video for “Mouthbreathers Inc.”, taken off the rumbling Crimson Riders:

 
BOKASSA is:
Olav Dowkes - vocals, drums
Jørn Kaarstad - vocals, guitar, banjo
Bard Linga - vocals, bass

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NAPALM RECORDS und die SPV GmbH bündeln ihre Kräfte

Ende November wurde die Übernahme der SPV GmbH durch die Napalm Records Handels GmbH besiegelt. Das traditionsreiche, 1984 von Manfred Schütz gegründete Unternehmen mit seinen heutigen Labels wie Steamhammer (u.a. Sodom, Running Wild, Magnum, Axel Rudi Pell, Rage) und Long Branch Records (u.a. Agent Fresco, The Intersphere, The Hirsch Effekt, Silvertomb, A Pale Horse Named Death), gehört ab sofort zur „Napalm-Familie“. Der bisherige Standort Hannover und das SPV-Team, um Geschäftsführer Frank Uhle, bleiben auch in der künftigen Struktur erhalten und sollen – auch im Hinblick auf neue Vertriebspartner und -labels – ausgebaut werden. Für Napalm Records stellt der Zusammenschluss mit SPV einen logischen Schritt in der globalen Strategie des österreichischen Unternehmens dar.

Markus Riedler, CEO Napalm Records:
„Das Fortbestehen und der Ausbau der SPV GmbH als Vertrieb und die Stärkung der hauseigenen Labels sind unsere großen Anliegen. Wir werden alle Kräfte bündeln, mit der Power und dem weltweiten Netzwerk von Napalm Records verknüpfen, um so gemeinsam zu versuchen die Zukunft positiv zu gestalten. Die Mitarbeiter der SPV GmbH sind musikaffine, äußerst erfahrene Experten, die man gerade in diesen turbulenten Zeiten am internationalen Markt zum Bestehen mehr denn je benötigt. Gemeinsam mit Geschäftsführer Frank Uhle und seinem Team werden wir die sich aktuell bietenden Chancen ergreifen und uns den stetig wachsenden Herausforderungen, die der moderne Musikmarkt mit sich bringt, stellen. Das bedeutet auch, dass wir trotz und auch wegen des digitalen Wandels den Vertrieb von physischen Produkten weiterhin mit einem starken Setup für unsere Handelspartner und via Mailorder für die Fans in den kommenden Jahren weltweit bedienen wollen. Hinzu kommt die globale digitale Aufstellung von SPV mit unserem Partner The Orchard/Sony.
Wir haben dieses große Projekt zielstrebig, unter erschwerten Bedingungen im Jahr 2020 angeschoben und sodann umgesetzt. Das war eine großartige Teamleistung, für die ich mich bei allen Beteiligten ausdrücklich bedanke, insbesondere auch bei den Rechtsanwälten Prof. Pascal Charles Amann (Napalm Records) und Joris Brandt (SPV). Für Napalm Records ist dieser Zusammenschluss ohne Zweifel ein außerordentlicher historischer Moment!"

[Napalm Records CEO Markus Riedler]

Frank Uhle, SPV Geschäftsführer:
„Mit Napalm Records haben wir einen synergetisch perfekt passenden Partner für unsere Künstler, Bands und Labels gefunden. Das internationale Setup und die zusätzliche Reichweite und Schlagkraft der Vermarktungsmöglichkeiten von Napalm bedeuten für SPV ein wichtiges Upgrade bei der Bewältigung der künftigen Aufgaben. Ich freue mich auf die Zusammenarbeit mit Markus Riedler und den angeschlossenen Teams, die unsere Position im Markt weiter stärken und ausbauen wird.“

[SPV Geschäftsführer Frank Uhle]

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INFECTED RAIN Enters the Studio
+ Issues Update on Upcoming Music


New Singthrough Video of “Taphephobia” Posted | Watch HERE

[Frontwoman Lena Scissorhands in the studio | Photo Courtesy of INFECTED RAIN]

International modern metal band INFECTED RAIN is thrilled to announce that they have entered the studio to begin recording their upcoming fifth full-length album! Frontwoman Lena Scissorhands has issued an official update from the studio, hinting at what’s coming next with their music and conceptual themes.

INFECTED RAIN’s Lena Scissorhands says:
"Working on the new album is like a breath of fresh air for us! We needed this like never before! So much to say, so much to talk about... This challenging year gave us a lot to think about on a personal and social level. Every song here is painfully sincere and raw, digesting it might take you a minute."

In anticipation of the upcoming music, the Moldovan frontrunners have revealed a brand new “singthrough” video featuring a passionate studio performance by Lena Scissorhands of the hard-hitting track “Taphephobia”, cut from their most recent full-length album, Endorphin.

Watch the singthrough video of “Taphephobia” HERE:
 
INFECTED RAIN’s next release will follow their aforementioned latest full-length album, Endorphin, released in 2019 and featuring multi-faceted fan favorites such as “The Earth Mantra”, “Passerby”, “Lure”, “Storm”, “Black Gold” and more. Fierce screams and growls, heavy riffs and pounding beats combined with ingenious samples make INFECTED RAIN’s style an energetic blend of the best modern metal styles the heavy music scene currently has to offer. Formed in 2008, the band made their first appearance on stage in the same year, performing a concert dedicated to Slayer. Countless shows all over Europe and Russia followed, alongside headlining slots at some of Europe's biggest festivals, until they gained the well-deserved attention of leading rock and metal label Napalm Records. INFECTED RAIN has released two EPs, several singles and four critically acclaimed full-length records to date.
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Watch more recent videos from INFECTED RAIN here:
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“Lure” lyric video
“Storm” lyric video
“Black Gold” music video

INFECTED RAIN is:
Lena – Vocals
Vova – Bass
Sergey – Guitar
Vidick – Guitar
Eugene – Drums

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Adventure Rockers HÄLLAS Reveal New Official Video for
Carry On” | Watch
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Nominated for P3 Guld Adward in the Rock/Metal Category

Acclaimed Latest Album, Conundrum, Out Now via Napalm Records
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[Photo Credit: K. Bengtsson]

 

Swedish psychedelic adventure rock quintet HÄLLAS have been turning heads and taking names in the scene for years, but 2020 saw their undisputed breakout with the stunning album Conundrum, out now via Napalm Records.

One of the album’s catchiest tracks, "Carry On" – featuring a timeless, stardust-like scattering of infectious guitar lines and booming, yet haunting vocal performances – can now be experienced in a whole new light via a brand new music video. Straight from the studio, this new video showcases the band up close and personal, providing a window into their passion and unique musical insight. Get ready for another cosmic journey through their vintage-inspired sound spectrum!

The release of Conundrum showcased the band as one to watch, and now, their acclaim and success has been cemented even further: HÄLLAS were recently nominated for a P3 Guld Award in the Rock/Metal category! Initiated by Swedish radio stations, P3 Guld is THE Swedish award, highlighting the most standout talent in Swedish popular music every year. You can vote for HÄLLAS HERE!

Watch the new video for “Carry On” HERE:
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Conundrum is the final installment of HÄLLAS’ mysterious trilogy of albums, inviting listeners on a cosmic ride through a parallel world! The band flexes their sonic muscles amid massive soundscapes and spacey 70’s rock riffs, channeling influences ranging from Pink Floyd to The Devils Blood. HÄLLAS evokes a bizarre, intriguing world that reincarnates elements of progressive art rock and psychedelic prog and folk, but in an entirely authentic way. HÄLLAS invites listeners into a cosmic adventure accompanied by music forged on tales of sorcery and courage.
Catch HÄLLAS on their European Tour!
 
HÄLLAS are ready to conquer your mind (and Europe!) with a full headline tour, hitting many major cities and beginning in autumn 2021. See below for all dates.

HÄLLAS European tour:
19.11.2021 Hanover (GER), Chez Heinz
20.11.2021 Berlin (GER), Cassiopeia
22.11.2021 Amsterdam (NL), Melkweg
23.11.2021 Aarschot (BE), De Klinker
24.11.2021 Leipzig (GER), UT Connewitz
25.11.2021 Nuremberg (GER), Der Cult
26.11.2021 Munich (GER), Strom
27.11.2021 Vienna (AT), Arena
28.11.2021 Prague (CZ), Strahov 007
29.11.2021 Cologne (GER), Club Volta
30.11.2021 Paris (FR), La Maroquinerie
01.12.2021 Lyon (FR), Rock 'N Eat Live
02.12.2021 Tilburg (NL), Little Devil
03.12.2021 Wiesbaden (GER), Kesselhaus
04.12.2021 Stuttgart (GER), Club Zentral
HÄLLAS are:
Tommy Alexandersson: vocals / bass
Marcus Petersson : guitar
Kasper Eriksson: drums / percussion
Nicklas Malmquist: organ / synthesizer
Alexander Moraitis: guitar

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