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Below is our complete Bison news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

Bison Streams Full New Album

"You Are Not The Ocean You Are The Patient" is the imminent new full-length from Vancouver sludge-bringers Bison.

Set for release in Europe on June 23rd, followed by a North American release on July 7th, "You Are Not The Ocean You Are The Patient: follows Bison's 2014-issued "1000 Needles" EP and serves as the band's first full-length to include bassist Shane Clark, former lead guitarist of 3 Inches Of Blood.

In advance of its release, you can stream the entire new record in full via the YouTube player below. "You Are Not The Ocean You Are The Patient" was captured in the band's hometown with longtime friend Jesse Gander at Rain City Recorders. The record will be available on CD, vinyl, and digital formats. More...

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Bison Debuts New Song "Water Becomes Fire"

Vancouver metal band Bison debuts a new song entitled "Water Becomes Fire", taken from the forthcoming new album "You Are Not The Ocean You Are The Patient", which will be released on July 07th through Pelagic Records.

Check out now "Water Becomes Fire" below.

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Bison Premieres "Until The Earth Is Empty"

Vancouver metal band Bison premieres a new song entitled "Until The Earth Is Empty", taken from the forthcoming new album "You Are Not The Ocean You Are The Patient", which will be released on July 07th through Pelagic Records.

Check out now "Until The Earth Is Empty" below.

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Bison Premieres New Song "Tantrum"

Vancouver metal band Bison premieres a new song entitled "Tantrum", taken from the upcoming new album "You Are Not The Ocean You Are The Patient", which will be released on July 07th through Pelagic Records.

Check out now "Tantrum" below.

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Bison Unveils New Studio Album

Vancouver metal band Bison makes a devastating return with brand-new album,"You Are Not The Ocean You Are The Patient."

Set for release in Europe on June 23rd followed by a North American release on July 7th, the crushing new offering follows the 2014-issued "1000 Needles" EP and serves asa first full-length offering to include bassist Shane Clark, former lead guitarist of 3 Inches Of Blood.

"It was important that the songs fit together to tell a bit of a story," relays guitarist and vocalist James Farwell, "a story of a new life and escaping the city, while still being tethered to it. Life is a constant fight, and though I have taken the fight to a more natural and beautiful place, that struggle persists. This is an album of daily living. It is for everyone."

Bison's "You Are Not The Ocean You Are The Patient" was captured in the band's hometown with long time friend Jesse Gander at Rain City Recorders.

"I wanted to also steep myself in music that was not necessarily heavy in the obvious sense," Farwell continues, "so I was listening to lots of blues while writing the album: Peter Green, Muddy Waters, and Howlin' Wolf. There was also lots of instrumental rock music playing on my long commutes to Vanceouver for work and rehearsals." More...

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Loud As Hell 2017 Lineup Revealed

Western Canada's decibel-breaking heavy metal festival Loud As Hell returns for its sixth consecutive year presented by Semchuk Productions, Jurassic Ink Custom Tattoo, Prairie Fire Events, and Asher Media Relations.

Hosted in the Alberta badlands in Drumheller, this year's three day festival from August 4th-6th features 40 bands from across Western Canada and beyond. Ready to resurrect the roaring echoes of the dinosaurs that once ruled the area millions of years ago, the 2017 headliners Battlecross will be melting the faces off headbangers and sure to stir a massive pit along with stoner rockers Black Wizard, fellow sludge riffers Bison, and Canadian 80's thrash group Aggression. More...

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Red Fang Adds More Tour Dates

Portland's Red Fang has announced a new run of North American dates this coming April, which will see the band playing venues across the U.S. West Coast and British Columbia with support from Golden Void, Bison, and Black Wizard on select dates.

Red Fang recently celebrated its tenth anniversary with a trio of Northwestern U.S. performances. The also band returns to the studio later this month, recording the follow-up to "Whales & Leeches" with famed producer Ross Robinson (At The Drive In, The Cure, Sepultura) and with mixing handled by Joe Barresi (Queens of the Stone Age, Kyuss, Melvins, Tool).

Red Fang will trek from Portland to Robinson's Venice, California studio with two shows en route: Feb. 17 at Jub Jub’s in Reno and Feb. 18 at The Catalyst in Santa Cruz. See these upcoming Red Fang tour dates: More...

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Metal Bands Express Support For Paris

Since the ISIS-led terrorist attacks in Paris that have left at least 129 dead, bands from across the globe have come come online to express their support for the people of France.

It's no surprise that many metal band actually played the same venue (the Bataclan) that was assaulted Friday night in the attack at the Eagles Of Death Metal show. Below are several longer messages left by metal and hardcore bands about the situation.

For those with strong stomachs, footage has also come online shot just outside the venue during the attack as show-goers fled from the terrorist gunmen.

Xandria: "Hand in hand for love, not hate. Today we wanted to share news and updates about our music with you - but like you all we too are left speechless. When a scene of terror hits you so close to home you truly feel how fragile the world is and how scarce mankind being united has become. As touring musicians, we had been playing yesterday's scene of terror, 'Le Bataclan' in Paris, multiple times ourselves. Today it's hard to imagine that a place where we found happiness in numerous occasions, within minutes became a house of horror. Violence and war are never an answer! " More...

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Bison Drops B-Side From New EP

Bison is gearing up to release a new EP titled "1000 Needles" this coming June, 2014 via War On Music Records.

In anticipation of the release, today the band has dropped a B-side from the EP titled "Calm, Friendly and Euthymic." Check out the incredibly inappropriately titled song below.

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Baroness Announces Tour w/ Genghis Tron, Opeth

BARONESS has announced two fall tours in support of their most recent release, "Red Album."

BARONESS will first team-up with label-mates GENGHIS TRON and Vancouver's BISON for the Exclaim Aggressive Tendencies Tour 2008. This cross-Canada tour will kick-off on September 23rd in Montreal, QC before heading west, concluding the tour in Portland, OR.

Immediately following, BARONESS will join OPETH and HIGH ON FIRE for a three-week U.S. tour starting in San Francisco, CA on October 6th. This tour will take BARONESS to the east coast where they will break-off after the Baltimore, MD date to embark on their own headlining tour in the Northeast. A complete listing of confirmed BARONESS tour dates can be found below. More...

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Bison Signs To Metal Blade Records

Vancouver thrashers Bison have inked a deal with Metal Blade records. The band is currently recording their Metal Blade debut "Quiet Earth" with Jesse Gander (3 Inches of Blood, Subhumans, Mass Grave, S.T.R.E.E.T.S.) at The Hive Studios in Burnaby, BC which is currently slated for a fall 2008 release.

In regards to their new record deal, the band stated "We are pleased that our newly forged alliance with the dark lords of the blade has come to fruition. We shall slay with honor and wasted servitude. Using the awesome power of the riff, we shall lay waste, in solidarity with the legions of the righteous soldiers of metal. Now as one, we look to the future to conquer for generations to come."

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CBC Radio 3 Launches First Full Metal Podcast

Canada's CBC Radio 3 has launched the first Full Metal Podcast, hosted by Lisa Christiansen. The podcast features new music from Arapacis, Bison, Cursed, Cryptopsy, Derelict, Divinity, Forty Birds, Gross Misconduct, Penetrator, Protest the Hero, Rammer and Sequoia.

"We play a lot of great music here at Radio 3, and for one radio station we do play an unbelievable number of different genres, from hip hop to folk; electronica to pop and hard rock. But there is one genre that is sadly under-represented - metal.

"But not anymore. Today marks the first Full Metal Podcast for CBC Radio 3. And I couldn't be more um, filled with unholy joy.

"For the past few months a crack team of producers and one eager host, have listened to literally hours of metal tunes from our collection here at New Music Canada. We then sought out the opinions of a few serious metal heads and created this podcast.

"You'll hear music from Protest the Hero, Cursed, Bison, and Cryptopsy. I check in with a touring Cam Pipes of 3 Inches of Blood and ponder the why behind Montreal's metal capital of North America status with legendary drummer Flo Mounier of Cryptopsy.

"It's a cross-country journey through some of the hardest and loudest music being made in Canada today, and it's all in one easy to enjoy package. So kick back and get ready and watch where you bang that head. Neck injuries are not covered by Radio 3."

To listen to the podcast, visit CBC Radio 3.

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