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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.
Kenosha, WI's Lazarus A.D. have come a long way in the last year, having re-released The Onslaught through Metal Blade and touring US and Canada with the likes of Amon Amarth, Goatwhore, Skeletonwitch and most recently Testament and Unearth. Lazarus A.D. will now be taking their energetic and enthralling stage show overseas to the fans at Japan's infamous Loud Park festival! Bassist/vocalist, Jeff Paulick, describes being invited to play as “an unbelievable honor” and the band is unanimous in their excitement about doing a festival of this magnitude this early in their career. Also confirmed so far for this year's Loud Park also are Poison The Well, Napalm Death, Arch Enemy, Megadeth, Rob Zombie, Slayer and the legendary Judas Priest.
Lead guitarist Dan Gapen sums it up: “All I can say is wow. I am so honored to play a festival of such magnitude. I can't wait to experience the Japanese culture…Sake anyone?!?!”
Lazarus A.D.'s touring onslaught will continue in just a few short weeks with label mates, Bison b.c. and Woe of Tyrants, on the Baptized In Beer tour.
Baptized In Beer
Tour w/ Bison b.c., Barnburner
07/08 Vancouver, BC Biltmore no Barnburner w/ Bogus Tokus
07/09 Kelowna, BC Habitat
07/10 Edmonton, AB The Starlite Room
07/11 Calgary, AB Dickens
07/13 Banff, AB Wild Bills
07/14 Saskatoon, SK Amigo's
07/15 Regina, SK The Exchange
07/16 Winnipeg, MB Royal Albert Hotel
Tour w/ Bison b.c.
07/17 St. Paul, MN Triple Rock
07/18 Mokena, IL Pearl Room
07/19 Sandusky, OH Underground
Bison b.c., Woe Of Tyrants
07/21 Raleigh, NC Volume 11
07/22 Nashville, TN The Muse
07/23 Jackson, MS Club Fire
07/24 Fayetteville, AR The Gypsy
07/25 Amarillo, TX War Legion Underground
07/26 Ft Worth, TX Ridglea Theater
07/27 Window Rock, AZ Day Customs
07/28 Tempe, AZ Club 910
07/29 Las Vegas, NV Cheyenne Saloon
07/30 Anaheim, CA Chain Reaction
07/31 San Jose, CA VooDoo Lounge
08/01 Portland, OR Ash St Saloon
08/02 Seattle, WA El Corazon
Vancouver four-piece Bison b.c. have just announced they're heading out on tour with fellow thrashers Lazarus A.D. for the Baptized in Beer tour, which will take them across both the U.S. and Canada.
“We can't wait to crawl back into the blue bitch and drive from town to town melting faces and damaging livers - so lock up yer liquor cabinets, we will see you in the future,” Bison b.c. said in a statement released through their record label, Metal Blade.
Support on select dates will come from Barnburner, and label-mates Woe of Tyrants. More...
James Farwell of Vancouver-based Bison b.c. has posted the following message:
"hey buds... we need to rent a trailer for our next tour... if you have one you are not using, lets talk... if you know us, you know how much gear we have... if not, lets talk anyway. we will pay top dollar, we want to avoid uhaul at all costs.... thank you people."
Upcoming Bison b.c. tour dates: More...
The New England Metal and Hardcore Festival will introduce an additional stage this year dedicated to up and coming bands.
The third stage, sponsored by Deathcote Records, will be located at Chasers Nightclub, located behind the Palladium on the corner of Martin Luther King and Commercial streets. The main festival will be taking place at the Palladium.
“There are so many great bands and not enough time to get all of them on during the course of two days,” said festival co-organizer Sott Lee. “Adding a third stage is a great way for us to showcase some of the developing bands and it’s a terrific opportunity for these bands to play alongside some of today’s top metal and hardcore bands.”
The New England Metal and Hardcore Festival will take place on Friday, April 17 and Saturday, April 18, with the Atticus pre-party on Thursday, April 16. This year’s event is presented by Randall Amplifiers, Washburn Guitars and Eden Electronics. Metal Blade Records will present the main stage. Prosthetic Records will present the second stage.
The Atticus-sponsored pre-party will be a unique event that will be combining film and music, kicking off with a screening of official film sponsor Anchor Bay's film "Crowley," co-written by none other than Iron Maiden vocalist Bruce Dickinson. The provocative supernatural thriller is the tale of a virtual reality experiment gone wrong, sending the soul of the British occultist Aleister Crowley into the body of a shy university professor. But even as Crowley creates all-new orgies of depraved pleasures and black magic, he is now preparing to unleash the ultimate occult event upon the world. Also showing is "Anvil! The Story of Anvil," a sometimes revealing, sometimes hilarious documentary about the legendary Canadian metal band. The movie follows best friends Robb Reiner and Lips as they make a pact to rock together forever. Their band, Anvil, hailed as the "demi-gods of Canadian metal, " influenced a musical generation that includes Metallica, Slayer, and Anthrax, despite never hitting the big time. Following a calamitous European tour, Lips and Robb, now in their fifties, set off to record their 13th album in one last attempt to fulfill their boyhood dreams. The film will be followed by a performance by the band itself. The pre-party will also be held at the Palladium. Admission is free with a weekend pass or $15 for non-ticket holders.
Prices this year are $40 for Friday, $45 for Saturday or $79 for a 2-day ticket that also includes free admission to the kick off party on Thursday. Tickets are available at all Strawberries, FYE Stores, online at tickets.com or by calling (800) 477-6849. Tickets are available now.
Bands scheduled to perform this year include: More...
Metal Blade Records will be releasing a limited edition gatefold vinyl version of Bison b.c.'s "Quiet Earth" on April 14, 2009.
Also, more Bison b.c. tour dates have been confirmed for North America. Dates are as follows:
Apr. 09 Saskatoon, SK - Amigo’s Cantina
Apr. 10 Regina, SK - The Distrikt w/ Fucked Up
Apr. 11 Winnipeg, MB - Royal Albert Arms
Apr. 12 Winnipeg, MB - The Park Theatre
Apr. 14 Dekalb, IL - Ottos
Apr. 15 Buffalo, NY - Mohawk
Apr. 17 Worcester, MA - The Palladium (New England Metal & Hardcore Festival)
Apr. 18 Brooklyn, NY - TBC
Apr. 20 Montreal, PQ - Il Motore w/Barnburner
Apr. 21 Ottawa, ON - Babylon w/NoMeansNo
Apr. 22 Toronto, ON - Annex Wreck Room
Bison b.c. will be embarking on a European tour with Burst, The Ocean and Medeia. Dates for this tour is as follows: More...
Just For Fun
Decibel Magazine's site has an entry that poses the question "What If Bands Were Beers?" where they mesh band names and logos/album artwork with beers and beer labels. It's nothing amazing but is pretty well done.
Read the full article at Decibel Magazine.
Sweden's Burst has announced extra tour dates on their tour with Bison B.C., Medeia, and The Ocean. The band issued the following statement about the tour:
"So, the European tour we have tried to tell you people about a bunch of times is now complete. Please note that there are new additions in Germany and Switzerland, not to mention some extra tail dates in Scandinavia! Oh, Motherland!"
The full tour schedule can be viewed below. More...
Berlin’s very own THE OCEAN will embark on a headlining tour through Europe in February and March. The hand-picked touring package is high-class and includes Swedens BURST, Metal Blade recording artists BISON B.C. from Canada and Finnish newcomers MEDEIA.
The routing is not completed yet, so stay tuned for updates.
Here are the latest THE OCEAN, Burst, BISON B.C., and Medeia tour dates: More...
2008 was a great year for metal releases. What's more, it was a great year for real metal. Never before have I seen a "best of" poll with so few mentions of trendy and mainstream metal bands. Despite a slew of hugely anticipated releases by bands such as Metallica, Guns N Roses, AC/DC, Testament, and more, it was the many other intriguing metal releases that made 2008 special.
That said, let's get down to the details and talk about those bands that made 2008 such a good year for heavy metal by announcing the Metalunderground.com staff picks for 2008. As in previous years, I've polled the entire staff here at Metalunderground.com about their favorite albums and performances of the year.
Here are the Metalunderground.com staff picks for the following categories: Best Metal Album of 2008, Best Metal DVD of 2008, Best Metal Newcomer of 2008, Best Live Act of 2008, and Most Anticipated Release for 2009. More...
The Ocean, Burst, Bison b.c. and Medeia have announced dates for an upcoming European tour in 2009.
Dates are as follows:
Feb. 26 Dortmund, Germany - FZW
Feb. 27 Leipzig, Germany - Conne Island
Feb. 28 Warsaw, Poland - Progresja
Mar. 01 Prague, Czech Republic - Exit Chmelnice
Mar. 02 Wien, Austria - Arena
Mar. 03 Budapest, Hungary - Dürer Kert
Mar. 04 München, Germany - Feierwerk - Hansa 39
Mar. 05 Zürich, Switzerland - Dynamo 21
Mar. 06 Brescia, Italy - Latte + Club
Mar. 07 Pinarella di Cervia, Italy - Rock Planet
Mar. 08 Karlsruhe, Germany - Die Stadtmitte
Mar. 13 Nijmegen, Netherlands - Dornrosje
Mar. 14 Sneek, Netherlands - The Legend
Mar. 15 Bruxelles, Belgium - VK
Mar. 16 Germany Hamburg Logo
Mar. 17 Darmstadt - Mühltal, Germany - Steinruch Theater
Mar. 18 Esch, Lux - Kulturfabrik
Mar. 20 Zedtwitz, Germany - Fernverkehr
Mar. 21 Berlin, Germany - Lido
Calgary grindcore act Exit Strategy recently announced their current vocalist, Shane Hawco, will give his final performance with the band will take place Dec. 12 at The Velvet Underground in Edmonton, AB. This show also marks the second of two official release performances in support of the band’s self-produced DVD companion to “The United State of Amnesia,” their debut album released last February.
“Due to Shane's increasing work obligations/schedule, our mighty front man & very good friend has elected to step down from his role in ES, which we fully understand and support,” Exit Strategy bassist Greg Musgrave said in a written statement on Alberta Metal. “Shane's ideology has really been the heart of Exit Strategy and will always be the voice that brought this band on to the scene and really stood for what the band is all about. He will be missed by his band members & ES fans alike, but we wish him all the best in his future endeavors.”
Bison B.C. guitarist Dan And handed out some mad props to the independent band in a Dec. 10 interview with Metal Sucks. “That was a band that just absolutely floored me. I couldn’t believe it. It was tech/grind but not over the top, not the kind of tech where you don’t know what’s going on,” he told the webzine.
So, if you miss out on Hawco’s final performance, there will technically be one final last appearance by Hawco, tentatively scheduled for February or March 2009. “We will be doing a passing of the guard show so to speak when we formally introduce our new vocalist and have both Shane and our new vocalist do a show together showcasing the first era of the band as, well as the future of ES,” Musgrave concluded. The location for this show is still to be determined.
GENGHIS TRON, who are currently on tour across Canada as part of the Exclaim Magazine Aggressive Tendencies Tour 2008 alongside label-mates BARONESS, has recently announced more dates for their headlining European tour this fall. This tour will kick-off on October 28th in Berlin, Germany and will include support from BEHOLD...THE ARCTOPUS for the duration.
GENGHIS TRON will also headline two-week's worth of dates in the U.S. immediately following their current Canadian run. This tour will also include YIP YIP as well as CLIPD BEAKS and BLACK COBRA on various dates. A complete listing of GENGHIS TRON tour dates can be found below with more to be announced shortly.
GENGHIS TRON is touring in support of their critically acclaimed Relapse debut, "Board Up The House." The band is currently two volumes in of their five volume 12” remix series of "Board Up The House" tracks. A host of artists ranging from Rob Crow, Justin Broadrick, Scott Hull, Danny Lohner, Dntel, and more have contributed remixes for this limited edition series. For more information and audio samples, visit this MySpace page dedicated to the remix series.
Here are the latest GENGHIS TRON tour dates: More...