2R0I2P0 (Twenty Twenty RIP, Relapse Records) is a collaboration album from two luminaries of the Japanese experimental music scene, Boris and Merzbow. Boris has released a vast number of albums over the past 25 years, and their sound ranges from psychedelic post-rock to crushing metallic doom riffery. Noise artist Merzbow (the brainchild of Masami Akita) has been even more prolific, having released hundreds of records over a 40-year career.
Growing out of great avant-garde scene bands like Tombstones and Hymn, Norwegian proggy post-Metal power trip Sâver will release their debut album this spring. They Came With The Sunlight will release from Pelagic Records on March 8th and pre-orders have jost gone live at the links below. Sâver’s brutal, thoughtful riffs and harsh vocals are the perfect palate cleanser for frigid winter nights and doldrum days. Watch the video for their new single ‘I, Vanish’ right now!