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

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

Very large update to the BORIS store here at Holy Mountain Printing.
Not only are we bringing all kinds of new clothing and items like slip mats including the incredible Temple of Hatred design by Andrei Bouzikov. We have several BORIS release on CD directly from Japan. You won’t be able to get these anywhere else in the US besides here at Holy Mountain Printing. Check out the store here.

Holy Mountain Printingにて新作マーチの販売が始まりました。
新デザインの、T-shirts 3種・Long Sleeve shirts 2種・Hoodie・ジャケット・スリップマット・ピンバッジのラインナップです。こちらからチェック、購入可能です。

New collaboration between Boris and Trugunpla.
They bringing you three different options with this one,
T-shirt, Long sleeve, and Pullover hood.
Shop the collection link here.

BORIS WITH MERZBOW Announce New Collaboration Album “2R0I2P0 ”
Out December 11th & Share “Away From You” Music Video

Photo : Miki Matsushima

Relapse Records presents 2R0I2P0, the brand new collaborative album from BORIS with MERZBOW. The 10 track album showcases every bit of the excitement and pulse-pounding rock and metal heard throughout the inimitable, expansive BORIS catalog, as it meets the signature harsh noise and soundscapes of the equally prolific MERZBOW.

Watch and listen to 2R0I2P0’s opening track “Away From You” on YouTube HERE and all streaming services HERE.

An album that is at once familiar and unique for its time, melodic and harsh in equal parts, 2R0I2P0 aims to find sonic harmony. After all, 2R0I2P0 translates to “Twenty Twenty R.I.P.” “This year was a period of trial for everyone in the world,” BORIS comments. “This work becomes a monument to the requiem of the previous era. From here, a new world begins again.”

2R0I2P0 is out December 11th on CD/2xLP/Digital via Relapse Records. Physical Pre-Orders are available HERE and Digital Downloads / Streaming HERE.

“Start pre-ordering from today.
It will be on sale all at once on November 11th.”

Click here for pre-order.

Amid lockdown Boris released their most recent album “NO” in digital format to international high praise, now to be issued on CD and vinyl, along with the remastering of 2 early period works, for a total of 3 releases from 3 different labels. Unrelenting heavy music from past to present with an unwavering approach to staying innovative, in physical form.

2020年COVID-19によるロックダウンの只中、Bandcampからデジタルのみで先行リリース、世界中で絶賛されている最新作『NO』を広島の老舗Hard Core/Punkレーベル”BLOOD SUCKER RECORDS”で世界初CD&Vinyl化。1996年、初の単独デビュー作でありながら、60分1曲という当時としてはありえないフォーマットで発表、シーンに爪痕を残したFull-length Single『Absolutego』のリマスターを自身のレーベル”Fangsanalsatan”から24年ぶりに。また、”BorisのPower Violence期”であった1998年発表の1stアルバム『Amplifier Worship』も当時のリリース元である東京の老舗PunkレーベルMANGROVEからリマスターを施し再登場。過去~現在まで止まることなく、Heavy Musicを更新し、世界を映す鏡となって変容と進化を続ける揺るがない姿勢を、フィジカルでリスナーの手元へ。今回の3作同時発売は彼らのルーツミュージックの一つであるHard Core/Punkとの長年に亘る直接的・間接的な関係性と、20年以上に亘るシーンを超えた音楽の遺伝と継承を目の当たりにできる機会である。

The most recent Boris album is coming in CD and vinyl editions along with 2 early works remastered, for a total of 3 releases from 3 separate labels. From the digital version first released to worldwide acclaim on Bandcamp amid lockdown from the COVID-19 pandemic, the latest Boris album “NO” is being issued in CD and vinyl formats from the long-standing Hiroshima hardcore/punk label, “BLOOD SUCKER RECORDS”. Boris’s first independent release from 1996 was a single hour-long song, a format unheard of at the time. This was their full-length single that left a mark on the scene, “Absolutego”, which is being remastered and re-released on the band’s own label, “Fangsanalsatan”, for the first time in 24 years. Also, their first album from the “Boris Power Violence era” in 1998, “Amplifier Worship”, is being remastered and re-released via the long-standing Tokyo punk label MANGROVE, who released the original in 1998. These are physical copies meant for the hands of the listeners of this innovative heavy music, with its unwavering approach to continue to transform and evolve, becoming a mirror that reflects the world, unrelenting from past to present. The simultaneous release of these 3 albums from Boris is a chance for a glimpse at their roots music in hardcore/punk with a direct/indirect relationship spanning many years, as well as the inheritance from the scene they came out of over 20 years ago.

As their avid fans might have already known, Japanese band Boris named themselves after a Melvins song called “Boris”, which is on the American sludge rock originators’ 1991 album “Bullhead”.

After all these 28 years, the Japanese heavy rock trio are going back to where they started and releasing a cover of this song as a record.

This isn’t the first time they play it; the song itself was played live many times during the LφVE & EVφL world tour in 2019 – 2020. However, this coming 12-inch vinyl is the first studio recording.

It was first intended to be exclusively sold at their shows during the North American tour which was due to start in July 2020, but the coronavirus pandemic forced the tour to be postponed, and thus, the record’s release plan got suspended.

The pandemic created uncertainty for everyone. Boris say they are more than grateful that so many people, most of whom have been hardly relaxed about anything themselves, continue to support the band. That’s why they decided to revive the suspended plan of the Boris cover release as something special to show their gratitude to their fans who have been firmly with them in this difficult time.

The record comes out as an etched vinyl disc, with the song on one side and an exclusive art of a charming cat on the other. The art is done by Mami Saitou, who you’ve probably known for the highly impressive sleeve art of “LφVE & EVφL” (2019).

While the record is completely done by Boris on their own, it is cut and pressed by Third Man Records, with whom the band have put out three albums: “LφVE & EVφL”, “boris at last -feedbacker-” (reissue) and “Akuma no Uta” (reissue). In short, your satisfaction is guaranteed.

Of the limited pressing of 900 copies, 800 are on purple vinyl and will be available through Holy Mountain Printing, while 100 copies are on red vinyl and will be exclusively available to the Boris fan club members. You’ll never want to miss out on it.


[Side 1]
01. Boris (a Melvins’ song cover)
*An etching is on Side 2.



カヴァー自体は2019~2020年にかけて行なわれた『LφVE & EVφL』のワールドツアー中、既に世界各地で幾度も披露されていますが、この12inchが初のスタジオレコーディング音源となります。
片面1曲収録、もう片面はエッチングとなっており、この愛らしい猫のイラストは、2019年リリースのアルバム『LφVE & EVφL』のジャケットアートワークを手がけたMami Saitouによるもの。今回も『NO』に引き続きバンド自身による自主リリース。
カッティング&プレスは、そのクオリティに定評のあるThird Man Recordsで行なわれました。
900枚限定プレスのうちパープル盤800枚はHoly Mountain Printingを通しての販売。


[Side 1]
01. Boris(Melvins”Boris”のカヴァー)
※Side 2はエッチング加工。


NO is more than the new album by Boris. It is their reaction and comment on the current state of the world as they see it. It would be all but impossible to deny that almost every aspect of human life has been impacted. No matter where you’re from or how you’re living, things are different than they used to be.
The collective uncertainty, anger, frustration, confusion and sheer life on the edge existence is reflected in NO.
All Boris albums are memorable listening experiences and we fans are continually gratified by this excellent and thankfully prolific band. NO is an eleven track/40 minute explosion of ultra hectic, crushing brilliance. If you’re a Boris fan, this an absolute must have. The level of energy is on full from start to finish. It’s as if Boris inhaled everything bad that’s happening in the world and exhaled their great disagreement onto NO. As the band says in their press statement: This is “extreme healing music”.
Boris is doing NO on their own, so it’s implicit we fans support the group without hesitation. You just do it. Countless bands all over the world are experiencing scrapped tours, delayed releases and futures put into very real uncertainty. For decades, Boris has been there for us with great records and shows, so we will of course be there for them.
Things are bad out there but Boris has uploaded these awful ingredients and made something truly good. They have taken a global crisis, flipped the overwhelming negativity it has engendered and turned it into positive artistic expression. Of course they did. Wata, Atsuo and Takeshi are Boris. They’re quite incredible. Release after release finds them in a constant state of morphing, exploratory evolution which seems to show no signs of slowing. NO, this protest-as-art album is yet another great Boris record. A stand out in an already monster body of work. I feel lucky to be a Boris fan and am so glad you’re one too.

Henry Rollins

–  新作アルバム『NO』について、ヘンリー・ロリンズ氏からメッセージが届きました –









Boris "Anti-Gone" new music video has just released.


新作アルバム『NO』より、収録曲"Anti-Gone"のMusic Videoが公開されました。
東京・新代田のLive House FEVERでの撮影を敢行。
アルバムはBandcampにて、7/3(金)日本時間16:00~ にリリースされます。

Boris New Album 『NO』
2019年から2020年2月に掛け、のべ12週間に及ぶ北米・欧州・日本で行われた『“LφVE” & “EVφL”』ツアー。 


また、同楽曲には「OUTO」「CITY INDIAN」の元ギタリストであり、 

**Bandcamp Link**