Boss confirms an HM-2 Heavy Metal reissue is in the works

Boss HM-2 Heavy Metal
(Image credit: Boss)

A firm favorite of David Gilmour and Swedish death-metal fans alike, the HM-2 Heavy Metal is one of the most-requested reissues in the Boss back catalogue – and now the iconic Japanese pedal company has officially confirmed that it will return.

During the firm’s Talk with Boss series, Boss president Yoshi Ikegami confirmed a Waza Craft version of the HM-2 is in the works, and for the first time, the company will be seeking input from fans of the pedal.

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Michael Astley-Brown

Mike is Editor-in-Chief of, in addition to being an offset fiend and recovering pedal addict. He has a master's degree in journalism from Cardiff University, and over a decade's experience writing and editing for guitar publications including MusicRadar, Total Guitar and Guitarist, as well as 20 years of recording and live experience in original and function bands. During his career, he has interviewed the likes of John Frusciante, Chris Cornell, Tom Morello, Matt Bellamy, Kirk Hammett, Jerry Cantrell, Joe Satriani, Tom DeLonge, Ed O'Brien, Polyphia, Tosin Abasi, Yvette Young and many more. In his free time, you'll find him making progressive instrumental rock under the nom de plume Maebe.