Japanese doom rockers Boris have announced physical and digital reissues of their records Absolutego and Amplifier Worship. Both albums have been remastered and will be available to stream for the very first time.
Both reissues come through Third Man Records, who will also be producing limited-edition coloured vinyls for both albums. Release day is 13 November 2020 for both records.
Absolutego, Boris’ debut record and single, was originally released in 1996 through their Fangs Anal Satan label. On the Third Man reissue, the epic 60-minute track will span one-and-a-half vinyl discs. Meanwhile, Side D will include 1997’s Dronevil 2. The record sleeve will also feature brand new artwork.
“Absolutego is a trek over a staggering mountain of sound,” wrote Third Man in a statement. “This song takes notes out of the Melvins playbook and pushes the sound to its absolute logical and visceral extreme. It sets a solid foundation for why Boris is considered to be one of the most important metal bands of the 21st century.”
Amplifier Worship, the band’s second album, was originally released in 1998. Third Man’s reissue will feature the original’s minimalist cover design as opposed to the alternate cover introduced with Southern Lord Records’ first reissue of the record.
Third Man called Amplifier Worship the “most intense and unrelenting album” Boris has put out, and one of their best.
“Not for the faint of heart, the group incorporates mythic doom-drones, up-tempo psych-sludge and even a refreshing ribbit into their signature concoction of celestial and heavy music,” it wrote. “Amplifier Worship is a critical chapter in the Boris canon. The album is a testament to the group’s bullishness in pushing metal to its uncomfortable and unfamiliar edges.”
Learn more about Boris’ new reissues at thirdmanstore.com
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