BISON b.c. – Two Tracks Posted At The Obelisk; Band To Kick Off Euro Tour With Coliseum This Sunday

Today the fine folks over at The Obelisk headquarters posted two tracks off BISON b.c.’s thunderous Dark Ages full-length, issued earlier this year by Metal Blade Records. As if there’s a better way to fire up the weekend. Turn up and tune out HERE.

The stoner metal collective, who recently wrapped up a successful trek through their Canadian homeland, will kick off a near month-long European tour supporting American noise merchants Coliseum and Norwegian powerhouse Kvelertak. Check confirmed dates below:

BISON b.c.. w/ Coliseum, Kvelertak:
11/07/2010 007 – Prague, CZ
11/08/2010 Feierwerk – München, D
11/09/2010 Cassiopeia – Berlin, DE
11/10/2010 Beta – Copenhagen, DK
11/12/2010 Garage – Oslo, NO
11/13/2010 Cafe 44 – Stockholm, SE
11/14/2010 Hafenklang – Hamburg, DE
11/15/2010 MuK – Giessen, DE
11/16/2010 Perron 55 – Venlo, NL
11/17/2010 Underworld – London, UK
11/18/2010 Sugarmill – Stoke on Trent, UK
11/19/2010 Ivory Black – Glasgow, UK
11/20/2010 The Well – Leeds, UK
11/21/2010 The Marquee – Norwich, UK
11/22/2010 013 – Tilburg, NL
11/23/2010 Trix – Antwerp, BE
11/25/2010 Jubez w/Shrinebuilder – Karlsruhe, DE
11/26/2010 Glazart – Paris, FR
11/27/2010 Thope – Brugges, BE
11/28/2010 Garage – Saarbrücken, DE
11/29/2010 Dynamo – Zürich, CH
11/30/2010 Magnolia – Milano, IT
12/01/2010 Locomotiv – Bologna, IT
12/02/2010 Shelter – Vienna, AT
12/03/2010 Juha – Rosswein, DE
12/04/2010 Julius-Leber-Haus – Essen, DE

The bionic power of Dark Ages continues to annihilate unsuspecting listeners with its level of riff urgency. Blistering commented, “These Canucks have this genuine, but we-don’t-give-a-rat’s-ass attitude to them that permeates Dark Ages and the still very imposing Quiet Earth. Two albums into the ‘major’ label career and they’ve yet to misfire. Look the fuck out,” with The Austin Chronicle adding, “BISON b.c. thinks as epic as prehistoric predecessor Mastodon, with Thin Lizzy corollaries and a hardcore fifth gear with vocals to match.” Blabbermouth noted, “Dark Ages is not the sound of the earth moving off its axis; it is the sound of BISON b.c. shoving it off with contemptuous rage,” while said simply but accurately: “Heavy, man. Real heavy. Jean-jacket heavy… If Mastodon had spent more time listening to Anthrax, they might sound like Vancouver’s BISON b.c.”