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Bossk announce new record, .4, out on May 10th via Deathwish Inc.

One of the shining beacons of the UK post-metal scene, Bossk have steadily built up an unrepentantly loyal following since their inception back in 2005. As they approach 20 years as a band, Bossk are taking this opportunity to take pause and reflect on their past and all the hard graft that has led them to become one of the most lauded bands in the genre. .4, the latest in a series of numbered releases that presents material outside the remit of Bossk’s full-length record output, is a celebration of those 20 years and provides an enticing aperitif for their third proper record, to be released sometime in 2026. As is tradition with these numbered releases, .4 is not a Bossk record in the conventional sense, instead forging a more experimental path by presenting re-worked versions of some old favorites, as well as a smattering of re-recorded songs that only the most obsessed Bossk fan will be familiar with.

The band were keen to re-visit “Truth”, a song they identify as one of the most important in their early repertoire. Plans to record an acoustic version of the track were soon abandoned when the band were tagged in a vocal cover of the song on Instagram by Dubai-based composer Sheenagh Murray. Her rendition galvanized Bossk to re-write the song entirely from scratch with her vocals in mind, which has resulted in the rendition heard on .4, imaginatively titled “Truth II”, which sounds almost unrecognizable from the original, showing the growth the band have made in these past years. On the track, Bossk comment, “When we heard Sheenagh’s version, it completely changed our idea for ‘Truth II’, and we practically wrote the song around the vocals she had done and just kept adding elements as we went. The original version of ‘Truth’ is a hugely important song to us, it felt like such a progression from the first 2 songs we had released and was in our live set for many shows in the early years. We recorded this new edition of the song with Joe Clayton in Manchester and was such a great experience getting to come up with a completely new version of the song with him. A slightly unknown fact about this song is that it is named in part to the Halo mission titled ‘Truth and Reconciliation’ with the second element already written for the next full-length album we have planned for 2026. Stay tuned for its sequel….”. With .4, Bossk fully intend to put a full stop on one era, before beginning a new chapter in 2026, a year which will see the release of a brand new full-length album of original material, their 3rd in total, and the recorded debut of vocalist Simon Wright, who has been playing with the band for the past 4 years and is now fully integrated into the band. Below you can listen to “Truth II”.

.4 will be released on May 10th via Deathwish Inc. Pre-orders are now available here.

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