Boris & Merzbow To Release Collaborative Album “2R0I2P0” In December

Boris and Merzbow will be releasing a new collaborative album titled “2R0I2P0” on December 11. A video for the first single “Away From You” can be found below:

“2R0I2P0” Track Listing:

01. “Away From You”
02. “To The Beach”
03. “Coma”
04. “Love”
05. “Absolutego”
06. “Journey”
07. “Uzume”
08. “Evol”
09. “Boris”
10. “Shadow Of Skull”

The following was said about the album:

“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.

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.'”

Boris themselves added:

“This year was a period of trial for everyone in the world. This work becomes a monument to the requiem of the previous era. From here, a new world begins again.”

Boris Digitally Release “The Thing Which Solomon Overlooked” Series

Boris have digitally released their “The Thing Which Solomon Overlooked“ series via Bandcamp. Most of those releases were previously made available on limited edition vinyl before being released as a compilation in 2013 with a bonus volume.

[via The PRP]

Boris To Launch Series Of Archive Material

Boris have announced that they will be launching a series of archive material via Bandcamp. The first release will be available tomorrow (August 7).

More info on the series can be found in the below press release [via The PRP]:

“In July, among the turmoil of the Coronavirus sweeping the world, Boris suddenly dropped their new album “NO” as a Bandcamp-only release, which garnered a tremendous response as the band themselves are trying to find a new means of communication with listeners in times of the Coronavirus.

Tomorrow, and over the course of several months, the archiving of Boris past limited releases will take place on their Bandcamp. They’ll start off appropriately with the “Archive” series, 3 live album CD’s released in 2005 from the US label, “aRCHIVE”, limited to 600 copies that sold out immediately.

These 3 live albums were reissued as “Archive I” (Vol. 1, 2, & 3) along with “Archive II” (Vol. 4, 5, & 0) in 2014. Both sets of 3 CD’s each were limited rereleases of 1,000 copies, and thus quite difficult to obtain.

Boris’s early demo tape recordings, as well as a compilation of at the time unreleased live recordings spanning “Heavy Rocks,” “Akuma no Uta,” “Droneevil“, ”mabuta no ura,” up through “PINK” can be found on “Archive II”.

These 6 CD’s worth of material, labeled as Boris “Archive” Volume Zero to Five, are a total of 6 releases. Getting a glimpse at a piece of the band from the Boris Book of Genesis to the present, these are some precious recordings indeed.

As a result of the current COVID-19 situation, long-term overseas tours are postponed with no sign of resuming, and the continuation of music culture is in critical condition. Thank you all for your understanding and backing of cultural activity. Your continued support to artists is much appreciated. Please look forward to further successive releases going forward.

Details for each Archive release can be found below. Look for more news and music from Boris in the near future.


Boris Archive Volume Zero “Early Demo”

9 songs selected and compiled from 3 independently produced demo tapes, from the early period of Boris’s formation.
The final 10th track, “Soul Search You Sleep,” was recorded in 1996 during Boris’s first tour of the US west coast, and has been brought out of a long slumber to complete Volume Zero.
(Originally released on March 5, 2014. Included in Archive 2, limited to 1,000 copies)

1. Loudd
2. AYA
3. Spell Down
4. Nods
5. Scar Box
6. Mosquito
7. Matozoa
8. Deep Sucker
9. Water Porch
10. Soul Search You Sleep

Track 1,2 from 1st Demo 1993
Track 3,4 from 2nd Demo 1993
Track 5-9 from 3rd Demo 1994

Recording Engineered by Kokage
Mixed by fangsanalsatan

Track 10 Recorded at Capitol Theater, Olympia, WA. Mar 1st & 2nd 1996

Takeshi: Bass & Vocal
Wata: Guitar & Echo
Atsuo: Drums & Vocal
Nagata: Drums(Track 2,3,4,6,7,8,9)

Mastering: Soichiro Nakamura
Design: fangsanalsatan
Produced by Boris

Boris Archive Volume One “Live 96-98”

Originally released in 2005 from the US label “aRCHIVE,” limited to 600 copies which sold out immediately. Compiled from live recordings during Boris’s “Power Violence” period 1996 – 1998, including songs from the 1998 studio album “Amplifier Worship” and Archive Volume Zero “Early Demo.”
(Reissued as part of Archive 1 on March 5, 2014. Limited to 1,000 copies)

1. Huge
2. In Hush
3. Soul Search You Sleep
4. Vacuuum
5. Mosquito
6. Mass Mercury
7. Scar Box
8. Hama

Track 1,2 Recorded at Koenji 20000V 21st Dec 1996
Track 3,4,5 Recorded at Koenji 20000V 21st June 1996
Track 6,7 Recorded at Shinjuku Loft 4th Oct 1997
Track 8 Recorded at Koenji 20000V 2nd Aug 1998

Takeshi: Bass & Vocal
Wata: Guitar & Echo
Atsuo: Drums & Vocal

Re-Mastering: Soichiro Nakamura
Design: fangsanalsatan
Produced by Boris

Boris Archive Volume Two “Drumless Shows”

Originally released in 2005 from the US label “aRCHIVE,” limited to 600 copies which sold out immediately. Includes 2 songs recorded live from Boris’s 1998 studio album “Amplifier Worship” and 1 song from “Early Demo,” all arranged for a drumless performance. The beginning of Drone Metal history in 1997.
(Reissued as part of Archive 1 on March 5, 2014. Limited to 1,000 copies)

1. Huge
2. Mosquito
3. Vomitself

Track 1 Recorded at Nagoya Music Farm 9th Aug 1997
Sound Engineer: Yukihito Okazaki (from ETERNAL ELYSIUM)

Track 2,3 Recorded at Koenji 20000V 8th Aug 1997

Takeshi: Bass & Vocal
Wata: Guitar & Echo
Atsuo: Drums & Vocal

Re-Mastering: Soichiro Nakamura
Design: fangsanalsatan
Produced by Boris

Boris Archive Volume Three “2 Long Songs”

Originally released in 2005 from the US label “aRCHIVE,” limited to 600 copies which sold out immediately. A precious live recording from their early days, of Boris’s 1996 debut single song release, “Absolutego,” and “flood,” released in 2000, performed live together as “1 song, 1 production.”
(Reissued as part of Archive 1 on March 5, 2014. Limited to 1,000 copies)

1. Absolutego
2. flood

Recorded at Koenji 20000V 3rd May 2001

Takeshi: Bass & Vocal
Wata: Guitar & Echo
Atsuo: Drums & Vocal

Re-Mastering: Soichiro Nakamura
Design: fangsanalsatan
Produced by Boris

Boris Archive Volume Four “Evil Stack Live”

Full set live recording that was broadcast on Japanese government-owned radio. The setlist is compiled from songs representative of their “Uppercase BORIS” distinction, including tracks from “Heavy Rocks” (2002) and “Akuma no Uta” (2003).
(Originally released on March 5, 2014. Included in Archive 2, limited to 1,000 copies)

1. Heavy Friends
2. Korosu
3. Ibitsu
4. Death Valley
5. Naki Kyoku
6. Furi
7. Akuma no Uta
8. Dyna-Sore
9. 1970

Recorded at NHK Tokyo 15th May 2003
Sound Engineer: Yasuaki Satake

Takeshi: Bass, Guitar & Vocal
Wata: Guitar & Echo
Atsuo: Drums & Vocal

Mastering: Soichiro Nakamura
Design: fangsanalsatan
Produced by Boris

Boris Archive Volume Five “Pink Days”

Recorded live in New York during Boris’s 2006 US tour. Selections from “dronevil” “mabuta no ura” and “Akuma no Uta” combined with songs from “PINK,” during the period of its release that transmits wild enthusiasm; the songs in this full set recording could even be called their greatest hits.
(Originally released on March 5, 2014. Included in Archive 2, limited to 1,000 copies)

1. Blackout
2. PINK
3. Woman on the Screen
4. Nothing Special
5. ibitsu
6. Electric
7. A Bao A Qu
8. the evilone which sobs
9. Akuma no Uta
10. Just Abandoned My-Self
11. Farewell

Recorded at New York 31st May 2006
Sound Engineer: Randall Dunn

Takeshi: Bass, Guitar & Vocal
Wata: Guitar & Echo
Atsuo: Drums & Vocal

Mixing: fangsanalsatan
Mastering: Soichiro Nakamura
Design: fangsanalsatan
Produced by Boris“

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Boris Premiere New Song “Loveless”, Reveal Details For New Album “NO”

Boris have premiered a new song titled “Loveless.” This track is from the band’s new album “NO,” which will be released on July 3.

“NO” Track Listing:

01. “Genesis”
02. “Anti-Gone”
03. “Non Blood Lore”
04. “Temple Of Hatred”
05. “Zerkalo”
06. “HxCxHxC -Parforation Line-”
07. “Kikinoue”
08. “Lust”
09. “Fundamental Error” (Gudon cover) (feat. Katsumi)
10. “Loveless”
11. “Interlude”

Lineup Confirmed For 2021 Psycho Las Vegas Festival

The lineup has been confirmed for the 2021 Psycho Las Vegas festival. Most of the artists that were set for the cancelled 2020 edition have been rebooked for the event, which is set to take place at the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino on August 20-22, 2021.

Here’s the lineup:

– Danzig (performing “Danzig II: Lucifuge“)
– Mercyful Fate
– Emperor
– The Flaming Lips
– Blue Öyster Cult
– Down (performing “NOLA“)
– Mayhem
– Satyricon
– Obituary
– Warpaint
– Blonde Redhead
– HEALTH
– Watain
– Ulver
– Katatonia
– At The Gates (“Slaughter Of The Soul” 25th anniversary show)
– Poison The Well
– Paul Cauthen
– Amigo The Devil
– Exhorder
– Wolves In The Throne Room
– Thursday
– Pinback
– Zola Jesus
– Drab Majesty
– Boris
– Eyehategod
– Repulsion
– Immolation
– Midnight
– MGLA
– Windhand
– Cursive
– TSOL
– King Dude
– Pig Destroyer
– Brutus
– Profanatica
– Lower Dens
– Cult Of Fire
– Intronaut
– Boysetsfire
– Death By Stereo
– Curl Up And Die
– Adamantium
– This Will Destroy You
– Khemmis
– Mothership
– Guantanamo Baywatch
– Dengue Fever
– Kaelan Mikla
– Black Joe Lewis
– Fatso Jetson
– Wino
– Creeping Death
– Mephisofeles
– Frankie And The Witch Fingers
– Toke
– Foie Gras
– Flavor Crystals
– Silvertomb
– Lord Buffalo
– Warish
– Alms
– Bömbers
– Glacial Tomb
– Relaxer
– Black Sabbitch
– Hippie Death Cult
– Vaelmyst
– Mother Mercury
– “Two Minutes To Late Night”

Old Man Gloom, Elder, Polyrhythmics, Death Valley Girls, The Skull, Blackwater Holylight, Here Lies Man, and DJ Scott Seltzer will also perform during a “Psycho Swim” event at the Daylight Beach Club on August 19.

Danzig, Mercyful Fate, Emperor, Etc. Set For 2020 Psycho Las Vegas Festival

More artists have been added to the 2020 Psycho Las Vegas festival. The event will take place at the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino on August 14-16 and it will feature: Danzig (performing “Danzig II: Lucifuge“), Mercyful Fate, Emperor, The Flaming Lips, Blue Öyster Cult, Down (performing “NOLA“), Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Ty Segall & The Freedom Band, Mayhem, Satyricon, Obituary, Warpaint, Blonde Redhead, HEALTH, Watain, Ulver, Katatonia, At The Gates (“Slaughter Of The Soul” 25th anniversary show), Poison The Well, Paul Cauthen, Amigo The Devil, Exhorder, Wolves In The Throne Room, Thursday, Pinback, Zola Jesus, Drab Majesty, Boris, Eyehategod, Repulsion, Immolation, Midnight, MGLA, Windhand, Cursive, TSOL, Crowbar, King Dude, Pig Destroyer, Brutus, Profanatica, Lower Dens, Cult Of Fire, Intronaut, Boysetsfire, Death By Stereo, Curl Up And Die, Adamantium, This Will Destroy You, Khemmis, Mothership, Guantanamo Baywatch, Dengue Fever, Kaelan Mikla, Black Joe Lewis, Fatso Jetson, Wino, Creeping Death, Mephisofeles, Frankie And The Witch Fingers, Toke, Foie Gras, Flavor Crystals, Silvertomb, Lord Buffalo, Warish, Alms, Bömbers, Glacial Tomb, Relaxer, Black Sabbitch, Hippie Death Cult, Vaelmyst, Mother Mercury, and “Two Minutes To Late Night.” A pre-show “Psycho Swim” party will also be held at the Daylight Beach Club on August 13 and it will feature: Old Man Gloom, Elder, Polyrhythmics, Death Valley Girls, The Skull, Blackwater Holylight, Here Lies Man, and DJ Scott Seltzer.

More Bands Added To 2020 Psycho Las Vegas Festival

More bands have been added to next year’s Psycho Las Vegas festival. The event will take place at the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino on August 14-16 and the newly announced acts include: Warpaint, Thursday, Cursive, Pinback, Boysetsfire, Brutus, and This Will Destroy You. Previously announced acts include: Blue Öyster Cult, Ty Segall & The Freedom Band, Mayhem, Satyricon, At The Gates (“Slaughter Of The Soul” 25th anniversary show), Blonde Redhead, Poison The Well, Ulver, Boris, Windhand, MGLA, Kaelan Mikla, Mephistofeles, and Bömbers.