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It wasn’t but 2 days ago that the remarkable Melt Banana came through Seattle to unleash their ridiculous Japanese fury all over the Chop Suey club and now we’re already preparing for a visit from the fellow experimental rock powerhouse from the land of the rising sun known simply as BORIS.  Taking their name from a MELVINS track, BORIS has been pumping out a prolific amount of material since 1996.  A decade and a half into their careers, they’ve released a total of 17 studio efforts, 3 live albums, 4 re-issues, 7 collaborations with noise musician Merzbow, and have teamed up for additional full-lengths with the likes of such artists as Sunn O))), Keiji Haino, Michio Kurihara (aka: White Heaven), and Ian Astbury (The Cult).  These guys are relentless and show no signs of slowing down ever.  In fact, they just dropped 3 new albums, this year alone, not to mention another album with Merzbow (originally intended for release in 2007).  The trio isn’t just pumping out the same album over and over again, either -although they did just release an album with the exact same name and cover design as a previous 2002 effort, save a color change- they blend just as many influences and styles into their sound as they have releases.  Psych, sludge, stoner rock, noise, drone, doom metal… even ambient and pop elements.  The obvious influences like SLEEP and MELVINS are undoubtedly present, but BORIS continues to move forward by focusing on progress and refusing to limit themselves.  They’ve even given nods to inspirations so varied as influential metal pioneers VENOM to sombre 70s singer/songwriter, suicide casualty, Nick Drake (dig that Bryter Layter parody on Akuma No Uta).

An acclaimed live act, BORIS is currently on tour and our friends at NEUMOS have offered us up a pair of tickets to next weeks show so as we can give it away to one of yooz jerk offs, absolutely free.  Check out the details for the giveaway after enjoying this classic BORIS romance groove…
(or just buy tickets here)



*One winner will receive a a pair of tickets to see Boris, Tera Melos, and Master Musicians of Bukkake perform live @ Neumos in Seattle on Wednesday October 12, 2011


This contest will revolve around the amazing name of the BORIS-formed record label, “Fangs Anal Satan” that they released their first album, Absolutego, on.


Using your “absolute ego“, please explain why you deserve to win the tickets above anyone else.  Your entry can be as short and minimal or as long and detailed as you want, but make sure to use ALL 3 of the following words in your entry somewhere: “Fangs“, “Anal“, and “Satan“.


Post your answer in the comment section below.


There is no part 3.  That’s all there is to the contest.  It’s pretty easy… but you should probably read the fine print.

The Fine Print:

All entries must be received by Monday October 10th at 11:59 pm to be eligible.

You can enter as many times as you want but, use a valid email so that we can contact you.
Winner will be chosen arbitrarily, based on our personal “favorite”, so try to be interesting.
If we are unable to contact the winner in a reasonable amount of time, a new winner will be chosen.

[If you have any intentions to post comments asking us to pick you, or asking when the winner will be announced… how about, just don’t do it?  It’s pretty fucking obnoxious and it won’t help your chances.]


Dead C

Located in Seattle, Dead C is the founder/editor, as well as the principal writer and photographer, of Monster Fresh. Creating the site in 2007, he did so with a specific dream in mind. Unfortunately, being a muscle relaxer-fueled fever dream, it's hard to recall all of the details. "I remember that my mom was there, but it wasn't actually her in the dream, it was actually 70s heart throb, Jan Michael Vincent. And everything took place here, in this room... but it wasn't actually here... it was different. The colors were washed out and, for some reason, there was a raccoon kicking it with us and it was wearing a holographic monocle."

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