9/22にKOENJI HIGHで開催を予定していたZ.O.A × Borisの2マン振替公演 (DJに掟ポルシェ)ですが、新型コロナウイルスの影響により開催の目処が立たず、3度目の延期(無期延期)となりました。Z.O.A × Borisによるコンセプチュアル・アルバム『リフレイン』をVinyl化し、当日販売する準備もしていましたので、非常に残念です。今まで通りに公演が行なえると判断出来次第、必ず開催したいと思っていますので、待っていてください。

Regarding the Z.O.A x Boris show at Koenji High that was rescheduled to September the 22nd, due to the impact of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, plans are up in the air and the show has been indefinitely postponed.
As soon as it is deemed reasonable to have the show it will absolutely be held, so please wait until that day.
Please check here for details regarding the ticket refund process.
We appreciate your understanding and cooperation.

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**

「Boris」 “Phenomenons Drive” and「Z.O.A x Boris」”Refrain” launch today.
Released from Dog Knights Productions.
Pre-orders have also started.

*Boris – “Phenomenons Drive” MLP/TS PO’s
180 gram orange crush (in jaket) , ltd 200.
165 gram picture disc (in thick pvc sleeve), ltd 500.

*Z.O.A x Boris “Refrain” LP/LS PO’s and Digital release
Green/ltd 100, Red/ltd 100, Black/ltd 500.
All pressed on heavyweight 180 gram vinyl,
350 gram triple-fold reverse-board jacket w/full black inner flood and fancy
black poly-lined inners.



**Bandcamp Link**


03.Non Blood Lore
04.Temple of Hatred
05.鏡 -Zerkalo-
06.HxCxHxC -Parforation Line-
07.キキノウエ -Kiki no Ue-
09.Fundamental Error

Takeshi: Vocals, Guitar & Bass
Wata: Vocals, Guitar & Echo
Atsuo: Vocals, Percussion & Electronics

Guest Guitar: Katsumi on Track 09
Recording: Fangsanalsatan at Sound Square 2020
Mix & Mastering: Koichi Hara (

“Fundamental Error” Originally Perfomed by GUDON

Logo Type: Kazumichi Maruoka
Design: Fangsanalsatan


Holy Mountain Printing has started ordering and selling “Akuma no Uta (VENOM version)” T-shirts and hoodies. Check out here!!

“Refrain”, the first conceptual collaboration album from Z.O.A x Boris, is complete.
It is a musical suite from both bands that surpasses space and time in a single 33-minute composition.

Z.O.A burst into existence in the 1990s, sweeping the scene instantly with their inventive and radical musicality before vanishing just as quickly.
Boris emerged right around the same time, almost as if stepping in to fill the void they left.
Though the two bands sadly never crossed paths at the time, there was still an undeniably collusion between the two deep beneath the surface.
Due to Z.O.A bandleader Morikawa’s participation in Boris recordings in recent years, as well as core members of both bands forming the collective A/N, Z.O.A rose once again, making a complete revival in February 2019. The band swiftly embarked on a solo live tour, which was then followed up with a new DVD and album produced by Atsuo of Boris, who has never been shy about stating how big of an influence Z.O.A has been on him. Z.O.A and Boris only grew more and more tightly connected, and the time was truly ripe for the two bands to perform together.
Unfortunately, any such plans were put on hold not once but twice, first due the natural disaster back in October of last year, and again by the global pandemic this March.

This album is a recording that was planned for an early release on sale at the the venue to Z.O.A x Boris show scheduled for Sunday March 8, 2020 at Koenji High.
“Refrain” is a conceptual collaboration album by both bands that contains a single 33-minute musical suite that transcends space and time.
The long, sonic pilgrimage of these two bands of unrelenting heretics resonates here as advance testament to the “inevitability” that has been promised.
It is proof of the existence of both bands that have been tossed about once more by the cruel whims of fate.
But, their time will surely come again.

“「Z.O.A x Boris」によるコンセプチュアル・コラボレーション・アルバム『リフレイン』完成。33分ワントラック、両者による時空を越えた組曲。”


– nyd –
inoxia Records

近年の、「Z.O.A」の中心である森川の「Boris」音源への参加、両バンドの主要メンバーによるコレクティブ「A/N」の結成などの動きを経て、2019年2月に「Z.0.A」は再始動・完全復活。ワンマンライブツアーを敢行し、予てから「Z.O.A」からの影響を公言して憚らないAtsuo(Boris)のプロデュースにより新作アルバムとDVDを同時発売するなど、両者の関係性は目に見えて密度を増し、正にこの機が熟したタイミングで「Z.O.A x Boris」2マンライブを行うはずであった。

両者によるコンセプチュアル・コラボレーション・アルバム 『リフレイン』。

Just announcement of the full lineup for Psycho Las Vegas 2020.
Boris will be performing at this festival.
More detailed and information will be announced soon.

昨年10月台風19号の影響により、2020年3月8日に延期・振替のアナウンスがされていた『Z.O.A x Boris』の高円寺HIGHでの2マン公演のチケットが、1/19日からHIGH店頭とe+で販売再開されます。尚、昨年10/13日のチケットはそのままご利用可能です。