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Origin San Francisco, California, U.S.
  • D.
  • H.
  • B.
  • M.

Bosse-de-Nage is an American black metal band, formed in San Francisco, California. The band features four anonymous members.[2] Considered as a part of the blackgaze scene,[3][4] the band performs an experimental black metal style that draws from post-rock, shoegaze, post-hardcore, screamo, and indie rock,[5][6][7] with influences from Slint, Mogwai, and Godspeed You! Black Emperor.[8] 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."[5] The band's lyrics touch upon various subjects, such as sex, filth, bodies, perversion, and death.[9] 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.[10]


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.[7] The album caught Profound Lore Records' attention, which released their follow-up III' in 2012.[5][2][7] 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."[11]

The band released its fourth studio album, All Fours, in 2015.[6] They are currently working on a new album. [12]

Band members[edit]

  • D. – bass guitar
  • H. (Harry Cantwell) – drums
  • B. (Bryan Manning)[9] – vocals
  • M. – guitar


Studio albums
  • Bosse-de-Nage (2010)
  • II (2011)
  • III (2012)
  • All Fours (2015)
  • Further Still (2018)

  • Demo I (2006)
  • Demo II (2006)


  1. ^ You Don't Need Maps (2016-11-14). "A Brief History of BLACKENED SKRAMZ – You Don't Need Maps". Retrieved 2018-01-18. 
  2. ^ a b "Mysterious Bosse-De-Nage releasing 'II' (new song debut & older free downloads too)". BrooklynVegan. Retrieved January 22, 2016. 
  3. ^ Walschots, Natalie Zina (February 26, 2014). "The Translator: Blackgaze". Exclaim!. Retrieved January 22, 2016. 
  4. ^ Howells, Tom. "Blackgaze: meet the bands taking black metal out of the shadows". the Guardian. Retrieved 2015-10-05. 
  5. ^ a b c Heaney, Gregory. "Bosse-de-Nage". AllMusic. Retrieved January 22, 2016. 
  6. ^ a b Rancic, Michael (April 14, 2015). "Bosse-De-Nage - All Fours". Exclaim!. Retrieved January 22, 2016. 
  7. ^ a b c Kelly, Kim (July 5, 2012). "Bosse-de-Nage - III". Pitchfork. Retrieved January 22, 2016. 
  8. ^ Hayes, Craig (July 12, 2012). "Bosse-de-Nage - III". PopMatters. Retrieved January 22, 2016. 
  9. ^ a b Kelly, Kim. "Bosse-de-Nage Has Raised The Art Of Metal Lyrics To A Whole New Level (and Their New Album Rips, Too)". Vice. Retrieved January 22, 2016. 
  10. ^ "Bosse-de-Nage". Retrieved March 20, 2018. 
  11. ^ Wilson, Mark (November 27, 2012). "Deafheaven / Bosse-de-Nage - Split EP • Metal Reviews". Exclaim!. Retrieved January 19, 2013. 
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