Boris (ÒÒ¬Ò╣, Borisu?) is a Japanese experimental rock band, known for often combining and switching between different music genres including drone metal, sludge metal, noise rock, psychedelic rock, ambient and pop. Currently, the band''s personnel consists of drummer-vocalist Atsuo, bassist-guitarist-vocalist Takeshi, and guitarist-vocalist Wata. Boris takes its name from a song on the Melvins'' Bullhead, and released its first album, Absolutego, on the group''s own label, Fangs Anal Satan, in 1996. Since then, they have released 17 studio albums (including such acclaimed works as Pink, Heavy Rocks and "Akuma No Uta"), a number of EPs, 7" singles, and full-length collaborative recordings, on various record labels around the world.