Boris continue their bountiful output with two monumental vinyl versions of their milestone releases; 2000’s Flood and 2020’s NO.  Third Man Records will release the albums on LP formats on August 27th, and NO will be released digitally through Third Man as well.  Pre-orders for Flood are available here, and pre-orders for NO are available for vinyl here and for digital here .

Hailed as Boris’s “most compelling album in more than a decade” (Pitchfork), NO was was furiously recorded in the early days of the Covid-19 pandemic and “surprise” released in July of 2020.  Initially released digitally (with a very limited vinyl run), the album was met with immediate and widespread praise. Meant to serve as a mirror that redirects the negativity of the global lockdown to something more positive, the content on NO can be characterized as “extreme healing music.”
Musically, NO draws from influential noise-heavy hardcore group Gudon, even including a cover of their song “Fundamental Error.” NO is a classic hardcore thrash record and is one of the band’s strongest efforts from start to finish. August 27th will also serve as the release of NO on streaming services worldwide, for the first time ever.

Additionally, on August 27th, Boris will release the highly-anticipated vinyl version of their essential 2000 album, Flood. The album was originally released in Japan on CD only. Delivered in four equally important movements, Flood is simultaneously delicate, dense, undulating, devastating, emancipating, hypnotic and triumphant. Each season of the album has its own sense of place, best revealed listen-by-listen.
On Flood, Boris broaden their vision of musical possibility, with a notable and imaginative influence from visionary American minimalist Steve Reich, weaving in prog, drone and slowcore into a multifaceted symphony. There simply has never been another piece of music like Flood.
These essential pieces of Boris’s extensive catalogue are a must-have for any vinyl collector and any fan of the band.  Look for limited edition vinyl versions of Flood and NO via independent record stores and Third Man Records on August 27th.

The fifth part of Season 2 includes the digital releases of 3 titles :

Documentary of “Akuma no Uta”
Listening to these tracks and exposing the breath of life and skeletal structure of these compositions, we believe it once again points toward a hint about the core of what “Akuma no Uta” is.

“COSMOS Re-Master + Live”
From the 2012 split release with UK singer songwriter Joe Volk, with an additional live recording from a show during a 2013 US Tour.

“Mr.Shortkill Re-Master“
Originally released only on 12-inch vinyl in 2016. This is a rerecording of the song we wrote and provided for “Ninja Slayer” when the novel series was made into a TV anime series. The 12” cut goes against current standards being produced in monaural sound, with particular attention paid to a thorough analog mix. This time for its first ever digital release it has been given the remastering treatment for digital format.



『Documentary of “Akuma no Uta”』

『COSMOS Re-Master + Live』
2012年に発表したイギリスのSSW、Joe Volkとのスプリット作品に、2013年のアメリカツアーのライブ音源を追加、全編にリマスタリングを施してのリリース。

『Mr.Shortkill Re-Master』

“Documentary of Akuma no Uta” FAS-051

“COSMOS Re-Master + Live” FAS-052

“Mr.Shortkill Re-Master” FAS-053

A really outstanding release in FOAD’s evergrowing discography!
BORIS “No” LP+flexi disc is coming out soon! The most Hardcore-infused BORIS album to date, their 26th full length recorded in self-isolation due to the pandemic… Exclusive F.O.A.D. version with bonus flexi disc including an unreleased version of their cover of “Fundamental Error” by GUDON, featuring Guy (ORIGIN OF M, ex-GUDON) on bass!! Here’s a short trailer to introduce it, more details will be revealed soon!

このFlexiに収録されているのは、ベースにGUY(ex.GUDON)、ドラムにMUCHIOを迎えたGUDON(愚鈍)の”Fundamental Error” カヴァーの完全新録バージョン。

We will postpone our appearance in Psycho Las Vegas to 2022,
along with several other bands.
Check out viva psycho for ticket refunds and the latest information.

The fourth part of Season 2 includes the digital releases of 2 albums :
The live sound source “Live! Amplifier Worship” recorded from 1997 to 1998. And “Kanau” recorded in the split with “Choukoku no Niwa” released in 1999, plus a live sound source in collaboration with Kyoto space rock band Domlock Sandhill leader Ω Yamamoto, ” Kanau Re-master + Live ” has been released. Please enjoy these sound sources that contain the atmosphere of those days.

本日5月7日BandcampにてリリースのSeason2第4弾は、1997~1998年にかけて収録されたライブ音源『Live! Amplifier Worship』と、1999年にリリースされた彫刻の庭とのスプリットに収録された”Kanau”に、京都のスペース・ロックバンドDomlock Sandhillのリーダー、ΩYamamotoとのコラボレーション編成でのライブ音源をプラスした『Kanau Re-master + Live』をリリース。当時の空気感そのままを封じ込めたこれらの音源を楽しんで欲しい。

“Live! Amplifier Worship” FAS-048

“Kanau Re-master + Live” FAS-049

映像配信期間: 2021年5月1日00:00 ~ 5月10日24:00 日本時間





May 1, 2021, Boris releases to the world the visual soundscape of their release party for their album “NO” that took place in November of last year. This will be a stream of a video shot with a 360 degree camera that allows for audience participation; it is a live show that is only complete when the viewed by the audience. For all viewers, this is a “tour in your head”.

Stream viewing period: May 1 – May 10
May 1st US 8am (PST) & 11am (EST) / Euro 17:00 GMT+2

Stream viewing on Boris official youtube channel

***Recommended Viewing Platform***
Viewing is recommended using the YouTube app on a smartphone or tablet. By moving your device it is possible to view the performance at all visual points in 360 degrees. You can manipulate the view on the screen further by using your fingers to drag or pinch-in/out for zoom-in/out.
Please note that depending on the settings or version of your viewing device some features such as the above zoom may not function.
Please acknowledge this beforehand.
On your handheld device it is also recommended to adjust your viewing settings to the highest quality possible.
In the event the video doesn’t display well, please select the highest image quality setting available for your device from the YouTube app quality settings.
Please check out the trailer.
(On desktop/laptop computers it is also possible to use your mouse to zoom or change the point of view within the 360-degree environment)

Viewing is free. Please support the band via PayPal at the following address:


今回の配信限定のツアーT-シャツをHoly Mountain Printing(US)より受注販売いたします。
詳細はHoly Mountain Printingのサイトにてご確認ください。

***Tour Merchandise***
Holy Mountain Printing is taking orders for limited-edition T-shirts for this stream. Orders will be accepted from the time of this announcement until the streaming period ends. Please see the Holy Mountain Printing website for details.

The third part of Season 2 includes the digital releases of 3 albums :  “SMILE -Live at Wolf Creek-”,“New Album 2009”, and“Japanese Heavy Rock Hits Re-Master”.
“New Album 2009” is an unreleased album and will be released for the first time in the world.

本日4月2日BandcampにてリリースのSeason2第三弾は、『SMILE』(2008年)リリース後のUSツアーで収録されたライブドキュメント『SMILE -Live at Wolf Creek-』、2009年に制作・完成以降12年に渡って未発表となっていたミッシングリンク集『New Album 2009』、2009年9〜11月にかけてリリースされた連作シングルにボーナストラックなどを加え、リマスターを施した『Japanese Heavy Rock Hits Re-Master』の3作品。
『New Album 2009』は世界初公開音源。

“SMILE -Live at Wolf Creek-” FAS-044


“New Album 2009” FAS-045


“Japanese Heavy Rock Hits Re-Master” FAS-046

Boris resumes archive releases on Bandcamp from February 2021.

The second part of Season 2 includes the first digital releases of 3 works: a precious live documentation recorded during Boris’ tour following the release of “New Album” (2011), titled ‘“Hope” Japan Tour 2011’; ‘mabuta no ura’ (2005), with Japanese and overseas versions; and ‘Variations’ (2010), a “best of” compilation featuring Michio Kurihara on new recordings of previously released material. ‘“Hope” Japan Tour 2011’ is a previously unreleased full set live recording.



本日3月5日リリースのSeason2第二弾は『New Album』(2011年)リリース後のツアーで収録された貴重なライブドキュメント『”Hope” Japan Tour 2011』『mabuta no ura』(2005年)の日本盤・海外盤2バージョン、そして栗原ミチオとの再録を含むベスト盤『Variations』(2010)の3作品を初デジタルリリース。『”Hope” Japan Tour 2011』はフルセットライブ音源として世界初公開。

現在、コロナ禍によって多くの公演が延期・中止、ライブハウスやクラブは休業を強いられ、閉店廃業に追い込まれるハコも少なくない厳しい状況。そんな中自らの存続と音楽文化の継承を賭けて、Borisの国内ホームグラウンドである新代田LIVE HOUSE FEVER『made in 新代田』という企画をスタートさせました。「アーティストの T シャツを FEVER の一角にある LUCKY の工房で製作、販売発送までを FEVER が行う。FEVER はプリント代金と発送に関する手数料を売上とし、純利益はアーティストへ渡す」というこの企画に対して、自分達も何か楽しくなれることが出来ないか、と考えました。メンバーで話しながら辿りついたのは「今回の制作販売で得た利益でOrangeのアンプを購入、FEVERに贈り、出演者にガンガン鳴らして使ってもらおう」というものでした。その顛末と詳細が画像・動画とともにnoteにアップされました。ぜひご覧ください。