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Tokyo, Japan (1992 – present)

There are several artists using this name:
1) Boris (ボリス) are a Japanese band formed in Tokyo in 1992. The band’s original lineup consisted of Atsuo, Takeshi, Wata, and Nagata who was the band’s original drummer. After his departure in 1996, Atsuo took over drums and the lineup has remained consistent to this day. Boris draw influence from a huge variety of styles including, but not limited to, , , , , , , , , and . The band’s name is taken from a song on Melvins’ album, Bullhead.

They released their debut full-length album, Absolutego, on their own label, Fangs Anal Satan, in 1996. Since its formation, Boris have released 19 full-length albums, four live albums, six collaborations with Japanese legend Merzbow among various other collaborations, and one best album Variations which focused more on the rock side of the band.

Boris saw a huge increase in popularity when Southern Lord reissued their works in North America, garnering them critical acclaim and recognition in music press. Pink, originally released in 2005 in Japan via Diwphalanx, was reissued in 2006 by Southern Lord and met with a very positive reception in the US. Blender magazine and SPIN magazine both named it one of the year’s best albums. The album also made the top of the metal section in Canadian magazine Exclaim’s reader’s poll of that year, and was in the top 10 of Pitchfork Media’s top 50 records of the year.

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  • uranutan

    It was earth-shattering for me when I realized that Atsuo is the one who yells WOO! on like half of Boris's rock songs

    3 hours ago Reply
  • D2Synua

    v What the fuck are you going on about?

    12 hours ago Reply
  • jonny_juicebags

    ATSUO YOU DON'T KNOW ME BUT I KNOW YOU AND YOU SPEAK ENGLISH SO YOU SHOULD LOOK AT MY ART

    Yesterday 6:39am Reply
  • jonny_juicebags

    I made friends with Six Organs of Admittance this weekend and now I have an in at drag city aka michio kurihara, o'malley, oren ambarchi, om, fennesz... etc and ben chasny said he'd forward my art to masaki batoh ;D

    Yesterday 6:37am Reply
  • jonny_juicebags

    their best album is smile because its hip and if u knew anything about anything and 2008 was when drone got hip then you'd know. also altar

    Yesterday 6:36am Reply
  • hibernative

    holy shit, time and point of conversation are trapped in static in this shoutbox. inb4 pretentious shit about volume two.

    Yesterday 7:58pm Reply
  • deadgrandma

    Maybe.

    Yesterday 1:25pm Reply
  • EndlessVoid

    Yes.

    4 Mar 6:37am Reply
  • Lobsterdeth

    no

    3 Mar 6:43am Reply
  • uranutan

    We all agree that orange Heavy Rocks is better than purple Heavy Rocks, right?

    2 Mar 5:21pm Reply
  • deadgrandma

    v seconded!

    2 Mar 11:52am Reply
  • geunommi

    OMG Australia Tour, I'M SO PUMPED!

    2 Mar 8:14am Reply
  • TehSpiral

    Time for a Boris bender. Wish I could see them live again...I still remember the Smile tour show I saw quite vividly.

    1 Mar 9:02pm Reply
  • uranutan

    Does anyone have the 2 and a half our bootleg of the full Keiji Haino with Boris Black Implication Flooding show?

    25 Feb 6:40pm Reply
  • Cezrulez

    boris is the kind of band where u put on of their records on and go "dam nigga" [2]

    23 Feb 10:06pm Reply
  • Lobsterdeth

    boris is the kind of band where u put on of their records on and go "dam nigga"

    19 Feb 10:13am Reply
  • hastega

    really starting to appreciate how long it takes for me to really enjoy any boris album. tho, once i do, i ( really ) do. they never blow me away on first listen ( except for feedbacker ) and i rly don't have any idea why. their latest is nice.

    18 Feb 11:22pm Reply
  • JamesHippieKid

    Akuma No Uta is their best [2]

    16 Feb 6:53pm Reply
  • deadgrandma

    Every week is a Flood week unless you're lame

    16 Feb 1:32am Reply
  • Abroxas

    How about a Flood week guys?

    12 Feb 6:59pm Reply
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