Japanese drone metal trio Boris have issued a brief but hopeful statement about the recent earthquake and tsunami that devastated their native country last week.

"Boris expresses our condolences to everyone who passed away because of [the] current unexpected earthquake and tsunami disaster in Japan, and also our deepest sympathies for all of the people who have a hard time. Our thoughts and prayers are with them."

Boris' statement continued:

"All Boris members, our families and staff are safe now. Thank you very much for [the] kind words and thoughtful messages.

Hope,

Boris"

In other Boris news, the band has had to push back the release date for its upcoming pair of full-length albums. 'Attention Please' and 'Heavy Rocks' will both be released on May 24th via Sargent House.