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Boris full-length “Heavy Rocks” out August 12

The legendary Boris celebrate a 30 year career as one of experimental music’s most forward-thinking, heavy, and innovative bands with the new album “Heavy Rocks” (2022). Continuing their series of “Heavy Rocks” records, Borisonce again channels the classic proto-metal sounds of the 70’s into something all new.

Watch the new video for “She is Burning” below.

Boris comments on the new album:

“The world has changed over the last two years. Everyone’s thinking is simpler and pragmatic. Now, it is easier for everyone to grasp what is important to each of us.

We leave it to the future and pass it on. The soul of rock music is constantly evolving. A soul that transcends words and meaning to reach you – instinct, intuition, and fangs.

This is the heavy rock of Boris now.

As we land on our 30th anniversary, Boris continues to evolve, accelerating the latest and universal.

Boris does not lead anyone anywhere.
We just keep showing this attitude.”

“Heavy Rocks” (2022) is out August 12 on LP/CD/CS/Digital. Physical pre-orders are available via Relapse.

1. She is Burning
2. Cramper
3. My Name Is Blank
4. Blah Blah Blah
5. Question 1
6. Nosferatou
7. Ruins
8. Ghostly Imagination
9. Chained
10. (Not) Last Song

“Heavy Rocks” (2022), 10 pulse-pounding tracks, highlight the very trajectory of Boris and their storied career – from the driving, fuzzed out Rock N’ Roll opener “She is Burning”, to the punk, raucous “My Name Is Blank”, Boris are heavier than ever before. “Question 1” is just kickass – D-beats give way to a doomed, spaced out and heavier-than-anything guitar wailing and feedback, before diving back into their Metal, sending the listener into a complete frenzy. This is unmistakably Boris, and this is the band at the height of their powers.

Elsewhere on the record, a more daring, “out there” side of the band begins to shine on tracks such as the aptly titled “Blah Blah Blah”, the industrial “Ghostly Imagination” and the truly wild “Nosferatou”. Noisy passages (not unlike prior collaborations with legendary artists like Merzbow,) collide with visceral vocal howls while a relentless, almost Zornian-saxophone shreds harder than any guitar solo ever could.

In 2022, Boris cement what “Heavy Rock” means to them, and release one of their most captivating records to date.