Boris is a Japanese musical group formed in 1992 in Tokyo. As of 2010, their lineup consists of: Atsuo - Drums, Vocals; Takeshi - Bass, Rhythm Guitar, Vocals; Wata - Lead Guitar, Vocals. Michio Kurihara - Live session guitarist. Boris is an extremely prolific band and is known to regularly switch musical genres between albums, drawing from a wide variety of musical styles including psychedelic rock, punk, sludge, doom metal, drone, pop, noise, shoegaze, ambient and more. Boris music can be wildly diverse and experimental. Boris takes its name from a song on Bullhead by Melvins.