Boris unleashed their crushing new album NO earlier this year and now they're looking toward the past. Boris is streaming six albums under the Archives series name, which document a ton of limited releases the band has put out over the years. The releases are:
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.”
- 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).
- 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.
Stream all six below and grab 'em here (along with NO).