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8PM - Doors
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From Rochester, New York, King Buffalo is the trio of vocalist/guitarist Sean McVay, bassist Dan Reynolds, and drummer Scott Donaldson. Since forming in 2013, the self-proclaimed “heavy blues” band has made its name via 3 EPs, 2 Full-lengths, and tours with the likes of The Sword, All Them Witches, and Elder.
They will release their fourth EP, Dead Star, on March 20th via self-release throughout North America and European issue by Stickman Records.
Self-recorded in late 2019 and early 2020 Dead Star continues to push King Buffalo’s psychedelic aspects deep into the cosmic ether, and basks in elements of ambient drone, space rock, prog, mantra-style heavy and synthesizer soundtracking, as well as the bluesy, classic riffing and creative urgency that has underscored their particular style since their 2013 demo and 2016 debut album, Orion.
“In the early stages of Dead Star, we made the decision to make a strong commitment to experimentation,” explains guitarist/vocalist Sean McVay. “From exploring different time signatures, tunings and textures, to tweaking the song writing processes themselves. We’re extremely proud of these recordings, and feel it’s some of our most ambitious work yet.”
Dead Star continues the risk-taking that fueled Repeater, honoring the core dynamic of King Buffalo as a band while boldly introducing new ideas and sides of their sound to their audience. When it was released ahead of their second full-length, Longing to Be the Mountain, it was an opportunity for the trio to explore new ideas and adventure into what at the time was new sonic terrain for the band. It smoothed the transition between 2016’s Orion and the follow-up LP, and complemented both works.
Heavy Temple are a trio of doom metal deviants determined to take you on a wild, heavy psychedelic expedition. Since its inception nearly a decade ago and several member changes, the band have finally released their first album, Lupi Amoris on Magnetic Eye Records, a collection of songs that spans nearly 7 years. After the first two EPs were released through Van Records, Heavy Temple set out to bring their live energy to the masses, touring with Corrosion of Conformity, Ruby the Hatchet, Mothership, Ecstatic Vision and Pilgrim.
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