The legendary Boris are greeting their 30-year career as one of experimental music's most forward-thinking, heavy, and innovative bands. Continuing to expand their prolific catalog, the group returns with Heavy Rocks (out August 12, 2022 via Relapse Records) and once again channels the classic proto-metal sounds of the '70s into something all new.

Boris formed in 1992 and eventually arrived at the band’s current lineup of Takeshi, Wata, and Atsuo in 1996. In the years since, Boris has tirelessly explored their own rendition of what is heavy through methods entirely their own. Though the depths of their “heaviness” may intensify, their unique musicianship defies classification in any one genre or style, so let’s just call it real “heavy music” in extreme color. Their music has been called a “game changer” regarding the leading edge of the world’s rock scene, and that influence is limitless. They enter realms that cannot be described simply in terms of the “explosive sound” or “thunderous roars” that have become their trademark.

Recently, the group ramped up during the pandemic and released the most extreme album of their long and widely celebrated career, NO. Boris self-released the album, desiring to get it out as quickly as possible but intentionally called the final track on the album "Interlude" while planning its followup. Its successor came with W, their 2022 release for Sacred Bones Records. NO and W weave together to form NOW, a duo of releases that respond to one another.

In following their hardest album with this sensuous thundering masterpiece they are creating a continuous circle of harshness and healing, one that seems more relevant now than ever and shows the band operating at an apex of their musical career. Additionally, Boris guitarist Wata released her own signature fuzz pedal, "Hizumitas,” via the EarthQuaker Devices, and the band continues to increase their output from their own unique standpoint.

Upcoming Shows


Sep
12
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Fine Line

Past Shows


Oct
21
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2017
Triple Rock Social Club
Oct
21
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2017
Triple Rock Social Club

Boris

with Helms Alee and ENDON
Aug
17
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2016
Fine Line
Aug
17
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2016
Fine Line

Boris

with Earth
Aug
12
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2014
Triple Rock Social Club
Aug
12
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2014
Triple Rock Social Club

Boris

with THE ATLAS MOTH and SubRosa

More Shows

Sep
26
th
Amsterdam Bar & Hall

Pale Waves

with Gatlin
Oct
31
st
Turf Club

An Evening with
Local H

Sep
3
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Turf Club

Caroline Jones (of Zac Brown Band)

Aug
31
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7th St Entry

Soda Supreme and Keny Grey

with Kid $wami, Bloodline, XO and more!