Boris (3)

Boris (3)

Japanese sludge/doom metal band formed during the early 90's. Their name is taken from a Melvins song.

Current Lineup:
Takeshi – bass, guitar, lead vocals
Wata – guitar, vocals
Atsuo - drums, vocals

Past Members:
Nagata – drums (1992–1996)

Boris (3) Discography


FAS-001 Boris (3) Absolutego (Album) Fangs Anal Satan FAS-001 Japan 1996 Sell This Version
ROOT-015CD Boris (3) Amplifier Worship (Album) Mangrove ROOT-015CD Japan 1998 Sell This Version
IXCD-0002 Keiji Haino with Boris (3) Keiji Haino with Boris (3) - Black: Implication Flooding(CD, Album) Inoxia Records IXCD-0002 Japan 1998 Sell This Version
IXCD-0003 Choukoku No Niwa / Boris (3) Choukoku No Niwa / Boris (3) - More Echoes, Touching Air Landscape(CD) Inoxia Records IXCD-0003 Japan 1999 Sell This Version
CXCA-1076 Boris (3) -Flood-(CD, Album) Midi Creative, Fangs Anal Satan CXCA-1076 Japan 2000 Sell This Version
IXCD-0004 Boris (3) With Merzbow Boris (3) With Merzbow - Megatone(CD) Inoxia Records IXCD-0004 Japan 2002 Sell This Version
UKQT-005 Boris (3) Heavy Rocks(CD, Album) Quattro/UK Discs UKQT-005 Japan 2002 Sell This Version
PX-111 Boris (3) Boris At Last -Feedbacker- (Album) Diwphalanx Records PX-111 Japan 2003 Sell This Version
PXLP-102 Boris (3) あくまのうた (Album) Diwphalanx Records PXLP-102 Japan 2003 Sell This Version
kult-9 Boris (3) The Thing Which Solomon Overlooked(LP, Ora) Kult Of Nihilow kult-9 Finland 2004 Sell This Version
PXLP-135 Boris (3) Pink (Album) Diwphalanx Records PXLP-135 Japan 2005 Sell This Version
ixlp-0402, IXLP-0402 Boris (3) Sound Track From Film "Mabuta No Ura" (Album) Essence Music ixlp-0402, IXLP-0402 Japan 2005 Sell This Version
archive12 Boris (3) Scott Slimm Presents: Archive (Album) aRCHIVE, aRCHIVE, aRCHIVE archive12 US 2005 Sell This Version
mar008, MAR008 Boris (3) Dronevil (Album) Misanthropic Agenda, Misanthropic Agenda mar008, MAR008 US 2005 Sell This Version
hh666-92, 2xh-011, 2xh-00x Boris (3) With Merzbow Boris (3) With Merzbow - Sun Baked Snow Cave (Album) Hydra Head Records, Double H Noise Industries, Double H Noise Industries hh666-92, 2xh-011, 2xh-00x US 2005 Sell This Version
IXLP-0005 Boris (3) With Merzbow Boris (3) With Merzbow - 04092001(LP, Ltd) Inoxia Records IXLP-0005 Japan 2005 Sell This Version
sunn⁶² sunn O))) & Boris (3) sunn O))) & Boris (3) - Altar (Album) Southern Lord sunn⁶² UK & Europe 2006 Sell This Version
imprec075, imprec-075 Boris (3) Vein Important Records (2), Important Records (2) imprec075, imprec-075 US 2006 Sell This Version
core031 Boris (3) The Thing Which Solomon Overlooked 3 (Album) Conspiracy Records (2) core031 Belgium 2006 Sell This Version
imprec075 Boris (3) Vein (Drone Version) Important Records (2) imprec075 US 2006 Sell This Version
PDL-0601 Boris (3) With Michio Kurihara Boris (3) With Michio Kurihara - Rainbow (Album) Pedal Records PDL-0601 Japan 2006 Sell This Version
core030 Boris (3) The Thing Which Solomon Overlooked 2 (Album) Conspiracy Records (2) core030 Belgium 2006 Sell This Version
sunn88 Boris (3) With Merzbow Boris (3) With Merzbow - Rock Dream (Album) Diwphalanx Records, Daymare Recordings sunn88 US 2007 Sell This Version
DYMV-998 Doomriders vs. Boris (3) Doomriders vs. Boris (3) - Long Hair And Tights (Album) Daymare Recordings DYMV-998 Japan 2007 Sell This Version
SUNN92 Boris (3) Smile (Album) Southern Lord SUNN92 US 2008 Sell This Version

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October 13, 2015
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Probably the best band I've come across in the last 15 years or so. I only wish I had heard of them sooner - so many wasted years! So much variety!! I only own a small but growing number of their releases, but every single one is unique and amazing in its own way.

It probably helps to be open-minded and have a large, varied music collection to really appreciate them, though - if you're the kind of person who looks like an 80s hair metal throwback who says things like "I only listen to the fastest, loudest, heaviest metal, woooarrrgghh" then you would be mostly disappointed.

While they do indeed play some insanely heavy metal at times, there's far more to Boris than that - there's evidence of Throbbing Gristle-style industrial sounds, Bullet For My Valentine-style fairly accessible metal(core?), gentle downtempo/ambient sounds reminiscent of Eno, Lush-like shoegaze, the harder end of guitar-driven 60s psychedelia, almost poppy synth-driven electro/indie rock, Velvet Underground-like feedback-drenched noise, and hard trance/techno synth lines and beats - how many bands could possibly claim to be so varied AND pull it off at the same time?

And, as if that wasn't enough, there is superb musicianship as well - when I read some of the idiotic comments on Youtube, I just have to laugh - No talent? Beginners?? Then again, it's Youtube comments - so what do we expect...

As a musician myself, with involvement in music which has lasted for decades, I should be able to spot talent and musicianship by now, and there is NO doubt in my mind that this band has both.

I'm of an age where many of my peers simply wouldn't be interested in new music, because they've "heard it all before", but I disagree - there's always something new AND good, so every so often, a new band or style of music appears which gives me an adrenalin rush, just like the best artists or the best dr*gs. This band is one which definitely has that effect, making me feel like I'm 15 again, and it's all brand-new.

I've still not heard a disappointing Boris release - and long may it stay that way!


September 22, 2015
Intelligent and very creative. A band that really loves to branch out and try new things. Some truly unique experiences to be had in their discography.


July 15, 2015
Truly one of the best bands in the world! A very exciting band to follow as a fan because you never know what they'll do next!


May 20, 2014
speachless and deaf ,the strangest band ever !!!!
i realy have to listen at lower volume in the nearest future;

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