|Origin||San Francisco, California, U.S.|
Bosse-de-Nage is an American black metal band, formed in San Francisco, California. The band features four anonymous members. Considered as a part of the blackgaze scene, the band performs an experimental black metal style that draws from post-rock, shoegaze, post-hardcore, screamo, and indie rock, with influences from Slint, Mogwai, and Godspeed You! Black Emperor. AllMusic critic Gregory Heaney wrote that the band "crafts a sound that's as comfortable expanding outward as it is contracting into a suffocating mass of needling guitars and frantic drumming." The band's lyrics touch upon various subjects, such as sex, filth, bodies, perversion, and death. Their name is taken from French symbolist Alfred Jarry's book The Exploits and Opinions of Dr. Faustroll, Pataphysician; it is the name of a monkey which may or may not have been a hallucination of the narrator.
After releasing a set of demos in 2006, Bosse-de-Nage signed to The Flenser record label and released its self-titled debut album, which featured recordings from 2007, in 2010. The band's second album, II was released in 2011. The album caught Profound Lore Records' attention, which released their follow-up III' in 2012. In the same year, Bosse-de-Nage also released a split with San Francisco-based fellow black metal band Deafheaven, Deafheaven / Bosse-de-Nage, contributing the original track, "A Mimesis of Purpose."
- D. – bass guitar
- H. (Harry Cantwell) – drums
- B. (Bryan Manning) – vocals
- M. – guitar
- Studio albums
- Demo I (2006)
- Demo II (2006)
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