“ア バオ ア ク -boris performing fade-”

A live recording of boris performing all of the songs from their album “fade” will be released.

The album “fade” was released under their all-lowercase moniker “boris” as the 3rd of three albums released in the Boris 30th Anniversary Year of 2022. In commemoration of this double-vinyl release, boris performed a special show of all the songs on the album on April 2, 2023.
With a stack of amps far exceeding any usual amount projecting mega volume that those in witness could feel through all of their organs, in a natural sense the live performance was akin to a “ritual” of becoming one with the music— a night that widely opened the audience’s doors of perception. This live recording fully captures and translates that ultimate dynamism as a documentary work. The range of a “thunderous roar” beyond description— you will now come to know a part of it and its meaning.

“ア バオ ア ク -boris performing fade-”



Membership has started on Boris’s Youtube Official channel.
Videos that can only be seen within membership, such as official video works and valuable past live footage, will be added from time to time. There are two membership ranks “Standard” and “Heavy”. Limited videos will be released at the “Standard” rank and archived at the “Heavy” rank.
Please join and register for membership.
Boris Youtube Official channel内にてメンバーシップがスタートしました。
公式映像作品、過去の貴重なライブ映像など、メンバーシップでしか見られない映像が随時追加されていきます。 メンバーシップのランクは『Standard』と『Heavy』の二種類。

Just announced.
The Boris with Merzbow albums “04092001” and “Klatter” have been reissued after being previously released in analog-only format and long out of print.
The specially printed artwork has been faithfully reproduced, just like the originals.
Don’t miss this opportunity!

We are going to launch the Patreon
“Wata of Borisheavyrocks”.
Let’s join to us!

The split with BAREBONES, originally released independently in 1996, is being reissued as a 12″,remastered from the CD version of that time.
The release is once again a team effort with Dog Knights Productions.
More details regarding the specifications and preorders for this 12″ will be announced soon.

Dog Knights Productionsと再びタッグを組んでのリリースです。
Originally art work by Uechi (just play design)

The album, never-before-released on vinyl or digital formats, will be available 8/18 (DL) and 9/8 (CD/LP).

21 years since it first surfaced, Boris’ landmark album Heavy Rocks (2022) will finally be reissued. Its original release in 2002 circulated only domestically in Boris’ home base of Japan, leaving worldwide listeners eager for physical copies of the album.  At the time, as record pressings were in production, a fire broke out at the plant and the stamper was lost, rendering the album out-of-print for many, many years — and it quickly became a cult classic.

Now, Boris and Third Man Records are excited to present Heavy Rocks (2022) on LP and digital formats for the first time ever (+ a CD format re-press).  The reissue, out digitally on August 18th and physically on September 8th, was restored from the original TD master.

“Heavy Rocks” is a consistent theme and symbol for Boris, so it is all-too fitting that the now-classic album that first used the term has now come again, at long last.

2002年にリリースされた『Heavy Rocks』(通称・オレンジバージョン)が21年の時を経て、世界初アナログ&デジタル、CDでリイシュー。当時は日本国内のみの流通だったため、海外へは耳ざとい一部のリスナーに届いただけであり、早々にカルトクラッシックと化していたアルバムである。その後プレス工場が火災に遭い、スタンパーが消失するなどの諸事情も重なり長らく廃盤となっていた。今回のリイシューではTDマスターまで遡り音像を一新。今年8月下旬から行われるMelvinsとのスプリットツアーに合わせ、Third Man Recordsからリリースされる。Borisの象徴であり、一貫したテーマでもある“Heavy Rocks”が初めて掲げられた歴史的名盤が今再び。

The release of Heavy Rocks (2022) will coincide with the newly-announced Boris + Melvins U.S. tour this summer and fall.  The bands have circled each other with reverence for many years; they first played a show together in 1999 during Melvins’ first time in Japan, and ever since they have deepened their friendship and enjoyed opportunities to play together whenever possible. This time, for their first ever tour together, Boris and Melvins will be playing a full set of songs from their classic albums: Bullhead from Melvins and Heavy Rocks (2022) from Boris. 

Tickets for the Boris + Melvins “Twins of Evil Tour” will go on sale Friday, June 9th at 10am


今回行われる2ヶ月近くに及ぶツアーではお互いがそれぞれのクラシックアルバム(Melvinsは『Bullhead』、Borisは『Heavy Rocks (オレンジバージョン)』)を全曲披露、Borisはこのツアーに合わせ21年ぶりに『Heavy Rocks (オレンジバージョン)』をThird Man Recordsからリイシュー&リリース。

“Twins of Evil Tour”と名付けられたこの歴史的なツアーは単に過去を振り返るものではない。

On June 16th, Boris and Uniform will unleash their ferocious collaborative LP Bright New Disease.  The album captures the fearless exploration and unbridled power of both bands’ live performances.  Boris’s rock heroics, lysergic sprawl, and monolithic sludge are met by Uniform’s mechanized bombardments and frenzied assaults.  “It sounds like the crystalized essence of both bands at the heights of their creative abilities,” says Uniform’s Michael Berdan. “It is a testament of friendship and hope in the face of a world on fire.

Today, the album’s harrowing second single “Not Surprised” has surfaced.  The track— the album’s closer— was written with its position on a setlist in mind. “I thought it would be appropriate for the last song on the album,” says Boris’s Atsuo, “and I imagined that it would be just as cathartic if we played it at the end of the show as well.”  On “Not Surprised,” the amps are on ten; the sparring drums collide and collapse; everything vibrates to the same gut-liquifying frequency.

Also, 1st single music video You are the Beginning here.

6月16日、Boris x UniformはコラボレーションLP「Bright New Disease」を発表する。

今日、このアルバムのセカンドシングル「Not Surprised」が公開。  この曲はアルバムのクローザーの位置づけを念頭に置いて書かれており、BorisAtsuoも「アルバムの最後の曲としてふさわしいと思った」と述べている。1st single You are the BeginningのMVはこちら。




2023年4月22日(土)Record Store Dayに、Sunn O))) / Boris “Altar”がLP2枚組デラックスバージョンで復活。

このアルバムは2006年10月31日にSouthern Lord Recordsからリリース。
SunnO)))とBorisのメンバーに加え、Kim Thayil (Soundgarden)、Joe Preston (Earth, Thrones, Melvins, High on Fire)、Dylan Carlson (Earth)、Phil WandscherとJesse Sykes (Jesse Sykes and the Sweet Hereafterの両名)といったシアトル音楽シーンの主要人脈をはじめとする、多くのゲストミュージシャン/コラボレーターが参加。
現代におけるDrone Metalの概念を確立した、記念碑的作品を是非この機会に。

Out of print for over 15 years, Altar will finally return on double LP. The album is a collaboration between experimental music groups Boris and Sunn O))), originally released on October 31, 2006 through Southern Lord Records. In addition to major players Sunn O))) and Boris, Altar also boasts an extensive roster of guest musicians/collaborators such as Kim Thayil (Soundgarden), Joe Preston (Earth, Thrones, Melvins, High on Fire), Dylan Carlson (Earth), Phil Wandscher and Jesse Sykes (both of Jesse Sykes and the Sweet Hereafter) as well as long time Sunn O))) collaborators TOS Niewenhuizen and Rex Ritter.

“We had a lot of fun making Altar— we transcended all barriers and boundaries to create our own sonic language that still strongly resonates. It was incredibly adventurous for us at that point in time. We played in the moment without a preconceived direction then arrived at a beautifully heavy place together. Altar is a monumental documentation of some early experiments with collaboration. We learned a lot from working with Boris and engineer/producer: Randall Dunn as well as Bill Herzog, Jesse Sykes, Joe Preston etc. We definitely carried those ideas and spirit into recordings that followed Altar.”

最近ではWataとTakeshiが、Sunn O)))とEarthQuaker Devicesのコラボレーションペダル「Life Pedal」のためのセッションを行い、こちらで視聴することができます。(日本語版)

Boris and Sunn O))) continue to circle each other with reverence; most recently, Boris’s Wata and Takeshi did a session with Sunn O)))’s “Life Pedal” which you can watch now courtesy of EarthQuaker Devices.
Watch / share the Boris Life Pedal session on YouTube(English version)

Melvins and Boris on Desertfest NYC !!
We will be performing at the Knockdown Center main-stage on September 16.
Click here for tickets.


Leading independent stoner rock, doom, psych & heavy rock festival Desertfest returns toNew York this September. Hot off the heels of their largest US event to date in May ‘22, theglobally renowned festival will return to the unique space of the Knockdown Center inQueens, alongside an exclusive pre-party at heavy metal institution, Saint Vitus Bar from 14thto 16th September 2023.Headlining the 3rd edition of the festival will be genre-defining trailblazers the MELVINS.With King Buzzo & Dale Crover at the helm ensuring their 40-year status as icons of theunderground, Desertfest attendees can expect a MELVINS performance unlike any other, asthey are treated to the bands’ expansive & iconic back catalogue.Joining them on the Knockdown Center main-stage, with a rare New York performance, willbe Japan’s own BORIS. An exercise in auditory marksmanship for any whom are luckyenough to bear witness, BORIS continue to redefine heavy on their own terms.