For the 3rd installment of the Boris Season 4 archive on Bandcamp we have two titles: our “tears e.p” released from TRASH-UP!!RECORDS in 2019 and “EROS”, our collaboration with the Tokyo extreme band, ENDON, released in 2015 on cassette.
This is the first digital release of “EROS”.

BandcampアーカイブSeason4 第3弾は、2019年にTRASH-UP!!RECORDSからリリースした『tears e.p』と、2015年にカセットでリリースされた東京のエクストリームバンドENDONとのコラボレーション作『EROS』の2タイトル。

tears e.p   FAS-060

The “tears e.p” was released in 2019 by TRASH-UP!!RECORDS, a label whose releases focus on idol groups like SAKA-SAMA and others. Around this time Atsuo worked on sound production for Erieza Royal & The Summary Lynch, whose drummer runs the label. The ambitious actions of TRASH-UP!! are not limited to only music, but also spread into the realms of film and more. As we are always in pursuit of “heavy, and yet with just a sense of fun” in a DIY manner, it was a very natural flow for us to resonate with the label beyond musical genres. Kotao, an up-and-coming oil painter, served as model for the cover and booklet. She also has released through TRASH-UP!! and from this connection it also led to us asking her to do the artwork for the cover of our latest album, “W”. Narasaki of COALTAR OF THE DEEPERS, as well as his own mentor, Shinobu Narita, both joined for sound production. In addition to Boris originals, covers by COALTAR OF THE DEEPERS and D-Day were also recorded, reflecting the succession of Boris’s sound, fate, and connections more deeply through this release.
The original version of “どうしてもあなたをゆるせない -tears-” was added to Bandcamp the other day as part of the “1985” release, and we hope you can enjoy the differences between the two versions. This time we are releasing the high resolution master.

2019年に『tears e.p』をリリースしたTRASH-UP!!RECORDSは、SAKA-SAMA他アイドルグループを中心にリリースするレーベル。このころAtsuoがサウンドプロデュースを手掛けたイライザ・ロイヤル&ザ・総括リンチのドラマーがこのレーベルの主宰者でもある。音楽だけにとどまらず映画など幅広いカルチャーの領域で意欲的な活動を行うTRASH-UP!!。固定したレーベルに所属することなく、DIYで「Heavyで、なおかつ楽しいと感じることだけ」を追求してきた自分たちが、ジャンルを越えて共鳴したのはごく自然な流れだったと思う。今作のジャケットとブックレットでモデルを務めたKotao(現在は新進気鋭の油絵画家として活躍している)はかつてTRASH-UP!!からリリースも行なっており、最新アルバム『W』のジャケットを依頼する流れの始点にもなっている。サウンドプロデュースにCOALTAR OF THE DEEPERSのNARASAKI、その師でもあるShinobu Narita両名が参加。Borisの楽曲に加えCOALTAR OF THE DEEPERSとD-Dayのカヴァー曲も収録し、Borisの継承する音、縁、つながりが色濃く反映された作品。


Originally released in 2015 on cassette tape by ENDON vocalist Taichi Nagura’s label, G.G.R.R.
This had limited availability, handed out at shows during our joint tour of the same year, “New Noise Literacy 001 ‘Engage’ Tour”.
ENDON is a band centered on extreme music such as grind, hardcore and noise. They carry out diverse activities including artistically inclined exchange as well as the operation of M.A.S.F., the effects pedal brand of member Taro Aiko. We ended up collaborating with them on this work as we felt a mutual understanding with their style of not being imprisoned by any set concept as well as the aesthetic sense of their expression. Simply put, rather than being a split release by two like-minded fellow bands, this release was created by one band called BORIS + ENDON. At shows on the tour we performed both on the floor and stage to surround the audience, and with added intense lighting provided by Rokapenis, it evolved into a live experience of extreme sensations. The artwork was done by Kazumichi Maruoka. In addition to 4 songs written in collaboration, a cover of “Painkiller” by Judas Priest was also recorded. We hope you enjoy this metal anthem that has been thoroughly dismantled and newly constructed through new noise literacy. The high resolution master is now available to the public for the first time digitally.

オリジナルは2015年、ENDONのヴォーカルTaichi NaguraのレーベルG.G.R.Rからカセットテープでリリース。
同年行われたBorisとENDONのカップリングツアー「New Noise Literacy 001 “Engage” tour」の会場限定で配布された。
ENDONはグラインド、ハードコア、ノイズといったエクストリームミュージックを軸に、アート方面との交流も深く、メンバーのTaro AikoはペダルブランドM.A.S.F.を運営するなど多角的な活動を行なっている。彼らの固定概念にとらわれない活動様式と、表現に対しての美意識に自分たちと相通ずるものを感じ、共に作品を作り上げる流れとなった。単に気の合うバンド同士のスプリットではなく、BORIS + ENDONというバンドとして作品を作り上げた。ツアーではフロアとステージで観客を包囲する形で演奏、Rokapenisによる強烈なライティングも加わり極限の体感ライブを展開。アートワークはKazumichi Maruokaを起用。共作の書き下ろし4曲に加え、Judas Priestの「Painkiller」のカバーを収録。新たなノイズリテラシーで徹底的に解体、新構築されたメタルアンセムをぜひ楽しんでほしい。今回初デジタル、ハイ・レゾリューション・マスターでの公開となる。



Just announced Psycho las Vegas 2022 full lineup.
We will play on stage at Resorts World Las Vegas on August 20th.
Tickets purchase on here.

For the 2nd installment of our Season 4 Bandcamp archive, we bring you two special vinyl releases.

BandcampアーカイブSeason4第2弾はヴァイナルでのスペシャルリリースを2枚お届けする。Kanau Re-master  FAS-049

Boris 12″  FAS-021

One is a limited analog release of “Kanau Re-master + Live” which we released digitally last May. This is the first release on vinyl since the original release in 1999. Clear x Opaque Orange special color vinyl, limited to 500 copies.

Originally released in August 2020, the other is the second pressing of our “Boris” 12-inch that sold out immediately. This is our cover of Melvins’ “Boris”, which is also the origin of our band name. This time, it’s been given a new look on green vinyl, released in a limited edition of 500 copies. One side of the vinyl is an etching of an illustration by Mami Saito.

昨年5月デジタルリリースした“Kanau Re-master + Live”を限定アナログ化。1999年のオリジナルリリース以来、初のVinylでのリリース。
Clear x Opaque OrangeのスペシャルカラーVinyl。500枚限定。

もう一枚は2020年8月リリース、即時ソールドアウトした“Boris”12 inchのセカンドプレス。自分たちのバンド名の由来である、MELVINSのカヴァー”Boris”を収録。今回は装いも新たにGreen Vinyl 500枚限定リリース。片面は斉藤マミによるイラストをエッチング。

*Both of these releases will only be available from our Bandcamp merchandise page.

Just announced, The new Todo Muere SBXV compilation celebrates the disparate threads that Sacred Bones has cultivated over these past 15 years by asking artists on the label to cover one another’s songs. It’s an exhilarating, adventurous collection that emphasizes the spiritual unity of the roster. Boris’ cover of “Funnel of Love” by Jim Jarmusch’s band, SQÜRL. The original is an oldies classic by Wanda Jackson.
Pre-orders start today at
The wonderful album art is by British legend Nick Blinko (Rudimentary Peni).


6月10日発売のBoris30周年シングルシリーズ第1&第2弾は、アルバム『Heavy Rocks』(2002年)、『PINK』(2006年)から。今回の新規カッティングにあたって、TDマスターまで遡ってリマスタリング。各アルバムの代表曲を2曲づつ、改めて7inchフォーマットでシングルカット。


Boris / Heavy Rocks 7inch
1,650円 税込
Side A : Heavy Friends
Side B : Korosu

Boris / PINK 7inch
1,650円 税込
Side A : PINK
Side B : スクリーンの女  ーWoman on the Screenー

This year, 2022, marks the 30th year anniversary of Boris as a band. The band’s first live event to commemorate this occasion will also be their first show in front of a live audience in one year and three months. The band will perform their cult-classic album “Heavy Rocks” live with TOKIE, one of Japan’s leading bassists.
After their collaborations on last year’s single “Reincarnation Rose” and Boris’s latest album “W” earlier this year, Boris and TOKIE team up again to give a fresh, new perspective to a batch of songs from 20 years prior. This event will certainly be a special night, fitting of the Boris 30th anniversary year.

Borisの結成30周年にあたる2022年、様々なイヴェントが計画されている。コロナ禍で思い通りのライブ活動が出来ない昨今、今年初の国内ライブを発表。彼らのカルト・クラッシックス・アルバム『Heavy Rocks』を日本を代表するベーシストのTOKIEと共に披露する。昨年のシングル『Reincarnation Rose』、新作アルバム『W』とコラボレートした両者が再びチームアップし、20年を経た楽曲群を新たに描く。世界のロック史と日本のロック史が交差するスペシャルライブ、お見逃しなく。

Boris 30th Anniversary Show
Performing “Heavy Rocks Set” with TOKIE

高円寺 HIGH
OPEN 17:00 / START 18:00

チケット : 限定100名前売 6000円(+d 600円 別途)
3月26日(土)21:00 販売開始
※当日『Heavy Rocks』『PINK』の7インチの先行販売を予定しています。

May 5th, 2022 (Sun)
OPEN 17:00 / START 18:00
at Koenji HIGH

Tickets: *Limited to 100 people
ADV ¥6000 / DOOR ¥6500, + drink fee (¥600)
Tickets go on sale March 26 (Sat) at 21:00
*Those who wish to purchase advance tickets will need to create a ZAIKO account beforehand.
* On this show day, 7 inches of “Heavy Rocks” and “PINK” will be sold in advance at the venue.

The second show in Australia has been announced.
From June 1st to 12th, 2022, we will perform at the art and music ceremony “RISING 2022″ in Melbourne.
Boris will perform “Heavy Rocks Special Set” with Japan’s leading bassist TOKIE at MAX WATT’S on June 10th. Get your ticket here.

Boris celebrated its 30th anniversary in 2022.
To commemorate this, the overseas performance will be decided for the first time in two years.
We will be performing at VIVID LIVE 2022 in Sydney on June 5th.
Boris’s cult classics album “Heavy Rocks” will be unveiled with Japan’s leading bassist TOKIE.
Both teams up again after collaborating with last year’s single “Reincarnation Rose” and new album “W”.
Draw a new song 20 years after the original release.
It’s a special night for the Boris 30th Anniversary Year.

From March 2022 Boris resumes archive releases on Bandcamp.

The first installment of the 4th season of the Boris Bandcamp archive is “1985”, which was sold only in limited vinyl format for members of the then-newly established Boris fan club in 2019, “heavy rock party”. Now the album is available digitally for the first time.

BandcampアーカイブSeason4第一弾は、2019年にオープンしたBorisファンクラブ”heavy rock party”のメンバーに向け、限定Vinylのみで販売していた音源『1985』をデジタルで解禁。

“1985” is an original album that remained unreleased for a long time. It was recorded during the same period as our 2011-released “New Album”.

In 2011 we announced 3 separate albums, each layering various trials of what we imagined as “heavy”. With these various expressive styles, it was a time when we expanded the possibilities of our own Heavy Rock. After completing the 3 albums, we made use of methods outside of our usual environment of amplified sound resonating in the room. We experimented with direct recording that made use of MIDI, synth guitar, electric drums, and so on. We remember that clearly.
“1985” is the 4th album of ours that was unreleased.

In 2019 we launched our first official fan club, “heavy rock party”, and “1985” was only sold as a limited edition vinyl release around Christmas time as a present to fan club members. Now it is available for the first time in high-resolution digital format.

This is a work that gave us a sense of having expanded the map of sound, discovering another layer, and opening up an unseen passage that was not known to the outside world. We’d also like you to listen to this electronic inclination that has accumulated in Boris as a connection to our latest album, “W”.

『1985』は2011年にリリースした『New Album』と同時期にレコーディングを行い、長い間未発表となっていたオリジナル・スタジオアルバム。

2011年は3枚のアルバムを発表した年であり、自分たちの思い描く”Heavy”をキーワードに様々な試みをを重ね、その表現方法を更新、Heavy Rockの可能性を拡張していった時期だった。3枚を完成させた後に、MIDI、シンセギター、電子ドラム等を用いながら、空気を介さない音楽実験に取り組んでいた、そんな記憶がある。

2019年、初のオフィシャル・ファンクラブ”heavy rock party”が発足し、『1985』はクリスマスに”ファンクラブ・メンバーへのプレゼント”として限定Vinylのみで販売。今回はハイレゾリューション・デジタルフォーマットでの解禁となる。


Special Announcement. Bongzilla and Boris have released a new 7 Inch Split Record. It’s out now and available for order today! This 7 inch will be co-released by Gungeon Records and Totem Cat Records in the US and Europe. The Bongzilla track is an alternate mix of their song – “Weedsconsin.” The Boris track is a cover song called “Down the Road,” by an old band from Iowa called “Truth and Janey.” This release is dedicated to the memory of John Hopkins.
US Pressing will be available at – Limited 666 Copies – 150 Green, 150 Purple, 200 White, 166 Clear
European Pressing will be available at – Limited 500 Copies – 150 Neon Green, 150 Neon Purple, and 200 Exclusive Split Color (Blue / Red)


両バンドの友人であり、2020年に他界したサウンドエンジニアJohn Hopkinsに捧げられたSplit 7inch.
BongzillaはJohnのレコーディングによる楽曲。Borisは互いが敬愛したバンド”Truth and Janey”の楽曲をカヴァー。
US バージョンとEUROバージョンでは、プレス枚数、ジャケット仕様、ヴァイナルの仕様、カラーが異なる。

[US version]
Boris Purple 150 / Bongzilla Green 150 / White 200 / Clear 166  (Total 666 limited press)
*– nyd –では全色販売

[Euro version]
Boris edition neon purple limited 150/ Bongzilla edition neon green limited 150, Totem cat edition sky blue & maroon limited 200
*– nyd –ではBoris edition neon purpleのみ販売