Boris & Uniform announce new album, ‘Bright New Disease’

Listen to lead track, ‘You Are The Beginning’.

Japanese drone titans, Boris, team up with and Sacred Bones lifers, Uniform, in what will be their debut collaboration album.

Bright New Disease is set for release via Sacred Bones on June 16, and today Boris and Uniform share the lead single, You Are The Beginning, which you can listen to below.

Having teamed up for a US tour back in 2019, as a part of their encore, Boris invited Uniform to onstage for a reimagined version of their classic Akuma no Uta. The idea of a collaborative album came up shortly after, and the bands spent the next year swapping song ideas and recordings from their home-base studios until Boris and Uniform had an album that captured the fearless exploration and unbridled power of their live performances.

“On tour, we learned more about the depth of their musicality, which we felt was compatible with our own expression,” says Atsuo and Takeshi of of their tour mates. “They are a band that can be described in many ways – punk, metal, industrial – but they truly excel because they are not locked into any style. They are always experimenting and innovating.”

The feeling was mutual, according to Uniform vocalist, Michael Berdan.“Uniform have been long-time fans and admirers of Boris. Supporting them on tour was a dream come true.”

Guitarist and producer, Ben Greenberg, was equally excited by the opportunity to team up with Boris and shape the recording of Bright New Disease in his studio. “Wata is one of my favourite guitar players ever, so I’m very stoked we got two duelling solo tracks on this record,” he says.

“The first time I met Atsuo he was wearing a Gastunk shirt, and Takeshi has schooled me harder on Burning Spirits than any fetishist westerner could ever hope for,” says Berdan.

Boris & Uniform - Bright New Disease

Bright New Disease track list:

  1. You are the Beginning
  2. Weaponized Grief
  3. No
  4. The Look is a Flame
  5. The Sinners of Hell (Jigoku)
  6. Narcotic Shadow
  7. A Man from the Earth
  8. Endless Death Agony
  9. Not Surprised

Bright New Disease is out June 16 via Sacred Bones. Pre-order from Bandcamp.

By Simon Kirk

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