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Bison b.c.

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Below is our complete Bison b.c. 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.

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Bison b.c., Coliseum and Kvelertak to Tour UK

Vancouver's Bison b.c. will be touring the UK this November with Coliseum and Kvelertak. Here are the tour dates:

Nov. 17 London - Underworld
Nov. 18 Stoke on Trent - Sugarmill
Nov. 19 Glasgow - Ivory Blacks
Nov. 20 Leeds - The Well
Nov. 21 Norwich - The Marquee

Bison b.c. will be touring the west coast of North America with Helmet this September. Tour dates can be found at this location.

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Bison b.c. and Helmet to Tour West Coast

Riff monsters Bison b.c. and alt-metal rockers Helmet have gotten together for a West Coast Tour This September. The tour has 13 total dates ranging from the southern part of the West Coast (San Diego, CA) to the middle of nowhere (Calgary, AB).

Bison b.c. Guitarist and vocalist James Farwell commented on the tour: " I first started listening to Helmet when I was doing bonelesses and acid drops wasted in back alleys with big pants and small wheels; a long fucking time ago. Now my body is a jerk, but I still think of them when I drop tune - it is a fucking god damn honor to tour with Helmet."

Of course more info can be found at the MySpace pages: click here for Bison b.c. and here for Helmet.

Tour Dates:
Sept. 8 Sacramento, CA Harlow's Night Club
Sept. 10 Oakland, CA The Uptown
Sept. 11 San Jose, CA The Blank Club
Sept. 13 Portland, OR Dante's
Sept. 14 Seattle, WA Showbox at The Market
Sept. 16 Vancouver, BC Venue
Sept. 18 Edmonton, AB The Starlite Room
Sept. 19 Calgary, AB Dickens Pub
Sept. 21 Casper, WY Downtown Grill & Venue
Sept. 23 Tempe, AZ The Clubhouse
Sept. 24 Santa Ana, CA Galaxy Theatre
Sept. 25 San Diego, CA The Casbah
Sept. 26 Redondo Beach, CA BriXton

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The Cool Tour 2010 Download Pack Released

The COOL TOUR download pack has been released. The package is full of merchandise and goodies, listed below. You can get it at the COOL TOUR Facebook page.

The download pack includes:

As I Lay Dying merch coupon for $3 off a purchase over $30 at asilaydyingstore.com
Underoath merch coupon for 15% off a purchase over $20 at underoathmerch.com
Cancer Bats MP3 "Sabotage"
Invisible Children Video
Atticus Coupon for 25% off anything in the Atticus Black Webstore
Alt Press Coupon for a 1 year digital subscription for only $5
The Acacia Strain: "Dr. Doom (live)," taken from their recently released 2DVD "The Most Known Unknown."

War Of Ages MP3 "Collapse"
Ding! Coupon for 20% off anything at dinglife.com
Facedown Records coupon for 10% off merch and music at facedownrecords.com
Blessthefall MP3 "To Hell And Back"
Fearless coupon for 10% off http://fearless.merchnow.com/
Free Fearless Records Summer 2010 sampler
2010 Cool Tour New Artist Sampler (provided by Metal Blade Records & Good Fight Records).

Here's the Cool Tour 2010 sampler tracklisting:

1. The Absence - "Enemy Unbound"
2. Aeon - "Kill Them All"
3. Allegaeon - "The God Particle"
4. Barn Burner - "Holy Smokes"
5. Bison b.c. - "Two-Day Booze"
6. Brain Drill - "Monumental Failure"
7. Charred Walls Of The Damned - "Ghost Town"
8. Dawn of Ashes - "Seething the Flesh in the River of Phlegethon"
9. Fatal Embrace - "Wake the Dead"
10. Fleshwrought - "Mental Illness"
11. Istapp - "Vinterrket"
12. Kings Of Asgaard - "Vamods Tale"
13. Lightning Swords Of Death - "Nihilistic Stench"
14. The Ocean - "Swallowed By The Earth"
15. Return To Earth - "Back Of My Hand"
16. Skyforger - "In The Underworld"
17. System Divide - "Vagaries of Perception"
18. Valkyrja - "Oceans to Dust"
19. Woe Of Tyrants - "Creatures of the Mire"
20. Cancer Bats - "Dead Wrong"
21. Son of Aurelius - "Mercy For Today"
22. I Am Abomination - "Since 1776"
23. This Or The Apocalypse - "Charmer"
24. Rosaline - "London Lost Its Fog"

UPDATE: There is some confusion about this whole thing and a redirect not working, but you can download the sampler directly from Amazon.com (U.S. only). More...

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Bison B.C. Announces Homecoming Gig

Bison B.C have just announced a homecoming gig set to take place on July 23rd, 2010 at the Biltmore Cabaret in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Bison B.C, who have just wrapped up a successful tour of the United States, are currently touring their way back across Canada.

June 30th - Edmonton - New City
July 1st - Calgary - Sled Island Fest
July 2nd - Calgary - Sled Island Fest
July 3rd - Kamloops - Pogue Mahone's
July 16th - Tofino - Tofino Legion
July 17th - Victoria - Sugar Night Club
July 23rd - Vancouver - Biltmore Cabaret

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Bison b.c. Posts Live Bootleg Video

Bison b.c., a jean jacket clad riff outfit, has a live bootleg video from a show in Thunder Bay, ON, in March of 2010. The song is "Stressed Elephant" which is off of their most recent full length, "Dark Ages," released in April of 2010 on Metal Blade Records. You can see the "Stressed Elephant" video below and more at Metal Blade TV.

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Bison b.c. Premieres New Song, "Two-Day Booze"

Vancouver's Bison b.c. is set to release their 3rd album, and 2nd with Metal Blade Records, "Dark Ages," on April 13th. Stereogum.com, in addition to sponsoring their current tour with High On Fire, will also be exclusively premiering the new Bison b.c. track, Two-Day Booze. You can hear the track now on Stereogum.com.

A bison is "a big, hairy, strong animal," says James Farwell, who plays guitar and sings for Bison b.c. That could as just as well describe the band, which rose from the ass-end of the continent in Vancouver, Canada, to utter its doomed, plaintive call, and tramples through the constellations on its four shaggy limbs (James, Dan And, Masa Anzai, and Brad Mackinnon). Ghostly, windswept prairies, the mythical haunts of native lore: it is all there. Self-described "Canadian dirtbags" and veterans of Vancouver's deep thrash and indie scenes, they are hitting their stride and offering up a new soundtrack for our last party before certain extinction. There is illness, abuse, apocalypse, and French horn.

"Dark Ages" was recorded by Jesse Gander, who also recorded Quiet Earth, at The Hive Creative Labs in Burnaby, British Columbia and was mastered by Alan Douches at West West Side Music.

Catch Bison b.c. on tour this spring at the following dates: More...

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Bison B.C. Posts New Song Online

BISON B.C. has revealed a new track from their upcoming album, entitled "Dark Ages," which will be released on April 9th in Europe through Metal Blade Records. Check out the new song, "Stressed Elephant," on Explore Music.

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Bison B.C. Reveals New Album Details

Vancouver's BISON B.C. is set to release their third album, "Dark Ages," on April 13. Dark Ages was recorded by Jesse Gander, who also recorded Quiet Earth, at The Hive Creative Labs in Burnaby, British Columbia and was mastered by Alan Douches at West West Side Music.

The tracklisting for BISON B.C.'s "Dark Ages" is as follows:

1. Stressed Elephant
2. Fear Cave
3. Melody, This is for You
4. Two-Day Booze
5. Die of Devotion
6. Take the Next Exit
7. Wendigo Pt. 3 (Let Him Burn)

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Zoroaster Added To SXSW Showcase Line-Up

The 2010 edition of the South by Southwest (SXSW) showcase, presented in part by Decibel magazine and Stereogum, will be held on Wednesday, March 17th at Mohawk (912 Red River St., Austin, TX) and will feature High on Fire in its only SXSW appearance of 2010. This all ages event will be open to the public as well as SXSW badge and wristband holders.

In addition to High on Fire the showcase will feature live sets from Priestess (Montréal, QB), Bison B.C. (Vancouver), Zoroaster (Atlanta, GA), The Gates of Slumber (Indianapolis, IN) and Naam (Brooklyn, NY). Additional details, including set times, will be announced shortly.

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High On Fire Announces U.S. Headlining Tour

California's High On Fire will be embarking on a headlining U.S. tour in celebration of their upcoming album "Snakes for the Divine." The three week trek will launch in March in Minneapolis, MN and will include support from Priestess, Black Cobra, and Bison B.C. The currently confirmed dates are as follows:

3/13 St Augustine, FL Harvest of Hope
3/17 Austin, TX Mohawk
3/31 Minneapolis, MN Triple Rock Social Club
4/1 Madison, WI High Noon Saloon
4/2 Chicago, IL Lincoln Hall
4/3 Columbus, OH Skully's Music Diner
4/5 Morgantown, WV 123 Pleasant St
4/6 Philadelphia, PA First Unitarian Church
4/7 Cambridge, MA Middle East
4/8 Milford, CT Daniel St
4/9 New York, NY Gramercy Theater
4/11 Washington, DC Black Cat
4/13 Charlotte, NC Tremont Music Hall
4/14 Atlanta, GA Masquerade
4/15 New Orleans, LA One Eyed Jack’s
4/16 Houston, TX Walter’s on Washington
4/17 Austin, TX Emo's
4/18 Dallas, TX The Loft
4/20 Boulder, CO Fox Theater
4/22 Tempe, AZ Club House
4/23 Los Angeles, CA El Rey Theatre
4/24 Costa Mesa, CA Detroit Bar
4/25 San Diego, CA Casbah

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Shadows Fall Announces Canadian Tour

Shadows Fall has issued the following update about a headlining Canadian tour:

"We are very excited to finally be heading to Canada for a full headlining tour!! We look forward to rocking with all the metalheads in the great white north and sharing a few extra strong beers with you all!!

"The tour starts on Wednesday February 24th in Calgary, Alberta. Support on the tour will come from Bison B.C. and Baptized in Blood. Special guest Goatwhore will be on the first six west coast dates only. We will also be playing a headlining show before crossing the border to the Great White North. The show is in Spokane, WA at The Knitting Factory and support will come from Bison BC, Baptized in Blood and Goatwhore. A list of the dates can be found below."

The currently announced dates are as follows (*With Goatwhore):

2/23 Spokane, WA @ Knitting Factory*
2/24 Calgary, AB @ Republik*
2/25 Edmonton, AB @ Starlite*
2/26 TBD
2/27 Regina, SK @ The District*
3/1 Winnipeg, MB @ WECC*
3/2 Thunder Bay, ON @ The Roxy*
3/4 Toronto, ON @ Opera House
3/5 London, ON @ Music Hall
3/6 TBD
3/7 Ottawa, ON @ Mavericks
3/8 Montreal, QC @ National
3/9 Quebec City, QC @ Imperial

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Bison b.c. Recaps U.S. Fall Tour

Vancouver's Bison b.c. has checked in with a fairly extensive blog recapping the tour with Kylesa, Tombs, Saviours and Red Fang this fall. Here's an exerpt from the blog:

"Sep 11 '09 (Vancouver BC @ Commodore):
I always love kicking off a tour with a show in Vancouver. It's great to have one last chance to get completely loser pissed with our friends before we hit the road for however long. This time we were fortunate enough to finally share the stage with local good 'ol boys The Golers and old pals 3 Inches of Blood. The Golers have been around forever and everyone should fucking hear them. They're basically Vancouver's Venomous Concept: relentless, break-neck speed pummeling. Is grind-punk a genre?

"Show was fucking fun as all hell. It was 3 Inches record release show for 'Here Waits Thy Doom' (which may or may not feature all of us doing back ups on the song 'Preacher's Daughter') and the place was packed! The cap of the Commodore is somewhere between 950 and 1000 and apparently it was like 15 tickets away from being sold out. Jesse from local grinders Zuckuss pointed out how fucking crazy it is that three local bands brought that many metal heads out of the woodwork. The night was bitter sweet though because not only was our good friend Ian unable to be there because of surgery but that night would also be my last chance to ever set foot in local punk/metal institution the Cobalt. I can't even describe how awesome that bar and the staff are. The thought that it's getting shut down by the fucking slum lords that own the building so they can cash in on Olympic fever makes me wanna tear someone's head off. I'm consoled by the fact that i know bar legend/honcho Wendy 13 will soon enough have a new venue i can crawl out of at 5am reeking of jager bombs. COBALT FOREVER!"

Read the rest of it on Bison b.c.'s MySpace blog.

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Bison b.c. Posts Live Video of "Medication" Online

Vancouver, Canada's metal band Bison b.c. has posted a video that features various footage from their recent "Baptized In Beer" tour with Lazarus A.D., Barn Burner, and Woe Of Tyrants across Canada and the US. Fans will get a glimpse of what it's like to tour with Bison b.c. in their infamous van, the "Blue Bitch." watch the video at this location or below. More...

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Tombs Gearing Up For U.S. Tour Dates

Brooklyn's Tombs has issued the following update about preparing for an upcoming tour:

"We're gearing up for hitting the road with Kylesa and Bison BC for some dates in the Southeast and Texas. The second date is this rad fest in Asheville called Planet Caravan. We'll be playing with Clutch, Wino and a bunch of other really cool bands. Check out this link for advance ticket purchase."

Tomb's currently confirmed tour dates are as follows: More...

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Planet Caravan Line-up Solidified

The Planet Caravan line-up has been solidified and tickets are on sale now.

FRIDAY - Buy Tickets Here
SATURDAY - Buy Tickets Here

Here's the line-up:

Friday, September 18
Bison b.c.
Pick Up The Snake

Saturday, September 19
Orange Goblin
Taddy Porter
The Gates of Slumber

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Saviours Issues Post Tour Update

Saviours has issued the following post tour update:

"Just got back from tour. Much thanks to Skeletonwitch, Trap Them, Sourvein, Clutch everyone who participated in putting together the shows and most importantly all who came out and partied with us. We had a killer time and really appreciate all the support."

”We will be back in NYC this weekend to play with DINOSAUR JR. in Central Park. The show is free but its recommended to show up around 1pm if you want to see our set at 3pm.” More...

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Kylesa Comments On Upcoming U.S. Tour Dates

Kylesa has issued the following statement about their upcoming tour dates:

"It's been a long time since we've posted a blog...

"We've been home from Europe for a few weeks now and it was seriously a killer time. Thanks so much to our good friends Torche for doing the majority of the shows with us. Thanks also to Coalesce whom we met for the first time and played a handful of shows with. They are such a killer band and great people as well. Thanks to all of the promoters and all of the fans who came out to support the tour. We just uploaded a ton of tour photos so check them out and leave us amusing comments : )

"We're doing about a month of US headlining shows this Fall (Sept 17- Oct 14) with some killer support bands (Saviours, Tombs, Red Fang, Bison BC, Lionize). Saviours are taking the place of Doomriders since Converge had a schedule change. We are stoked to have Saviours aboard as they are a killer band and have new record coming out this fall. Check the dates below to see which bands are supporting in your region.

"There's talk amongst us to play Static Tensions in its entirety. We'll have more time then usual to play so if we do decide to play the record, we'll also play some old songs. Let us know what you think and what you want to hear."

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Tombs Announces U.S. Tour Dates With Kylesa

Brooklyn metallers Tombs have announced the following tour dates alongside Bison B.C. and Kylesa:

9/17 - Wilmington, NC - Soapbox Laundrolounge
9/19 - Charlotte, NC - The Milestone
9/20 - Nashville, TN - The End
9/21 - Memphis, TN - Hi Tone
9/23 - Birmingham, AL - Bottletree
9/24 - Austin, TX - Red 7
9/25 - San Antonio, TX - Rock Bottom
9/26 - Denton, TX - Rubber Gloves
9/27 - Oklahoma City, OK - The Conservatory

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Baptized In Beer Show Streaming Live Tonight

Tonight's stop of the Baptized In Beer Tour will be streaming live from The Muse in Nashville, Tennessee tonight. The show will be starting shortly, so head over to themusenashville.com and keep an eye on the player for the show to start. Make sure to hit refresh to make sure you’re looking at the most current view of the page. Playing live tonight will be Woe Of Tyrants, Lazarus A.D., followed by Bison b.c.

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3 Inches Of Blood Plans Hometown CD Release Show

3 INCHES OF BLOOD will play a CD release show in their hometown of Vancouver, BC, Canada on Fri, September 11, 2009. The show will also be the kickoff for their North American tour and feature special guests Bison B.C. and others to be announced. Tickets go on sale to the general public on July 17. More...

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