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Melvins and Boris released »Twins Of Evil« split EP; out now via Amphetamine Reptile Records!

After their co-headlining tour last year, Japanese heavy rock trio Boris and US godfathers of grunge Melvins released »Twins Of Evil« split EP on June 14th, 2024 via Amphetamine Reptile Records.

01. Boris – Cry 狂叫
02. Melvins – Funny Equals Pain

Tom from AmRep says: “This is a good ‘un! Plans were hatched last fall during the»Twins Of Evil« tour, and now this long playing memento exists!! Boris and Melvins each turning in a 20 minute masterpiece, to say I’m stoked is an understatement. Cover art was a linocut originally done for a tour poster but I thought it wasn’t immediate enough for that use and it got tossed aside. Turns out it makes for pretty swank 12″ sleeve that reflects the mood set by the bands. Melvins side recorded by Toshi Kasai.”

2023 brought you the Melvins / Boris »Twins Of Evil« tour.

2024 brings you the Melvins / Boris »Twins Of Evil« album.

2 songs, 1 from Melvins, 1 from Boris & each of the songs are about 20 minutes long on a no-frills cheapy CD for only 5 bucks.

Get your copy here:

Cover art by HAZE XXL.

Photo by Yoshihiro Mori

The Melvins are one of modern music’s most influential bands. Having formed in 1983 Montesano, Washington, the group founded by singer/guitar player Buzz Osborne (with stalwart drummer Dale Crover joining the following year), has been credited with merging the worlds of punk rock and heavy music, forming a new subgenre all its own. Over the band’s 40-plus-year history, they’ve released over 30 original albums, numerous live full-lengths and far too many to count singles and rarities. Recent releases include 2022’s »Bad Mood Rising«, a really good collection of what the Melvins do, what they can do and what they want to do, and 2021’s 36-track acoustic collection »Five Legged Dog«, featuring reinterpretations of some of the band’s heaviest songs as well as covers from their favorite artists.

In the course of their discography, they’ve partnered with Jello Biafra, Mudhoney, and Fantômas for individual releases and toured the world many times over. In fact, the band had the misfortune to be in both Christchurch and Tokyo for their 2011 earthquakes. In 2012, the Melvins completed the “51 States in 51 Days” (50 states +DC) tour, which was chronicled in the film »Across The USA in 51 Days«.

Photo by Chris Casella

The current incarnation of the band is Osborne, Crover, and Steven McDonald (Redd Kross). Previous line-ups include a pairing of Osborne and Crover with Big Business band members Jared Warren and Coady Willis, a four-piece featuring the current trio plus Butthole Surfers’ Jeff Pinkus, as well as Melvins Lite, which partners Osborne and Crover with Mr. Bungle’s Trevor Dunn. Sometimes, if you’re extra lucky, one version of the Melvins will open for the Melvins.

Bojan Bidovc // music enthusiast, promoter, misanthrop and sometimes a journalist as well

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