“….their take on boogie rock is presented with an energy and an edge of its own … and though acts like Kadavar, Graveyard, and half the population of San Diego have cut their teeth on ’70s riffage over the last decade, the grit BISON MACHINE bring to the proceedings… is well on display throughout these songs.”” — The Obelisk
Stream BISON MACHINE’s Seas Of Titan HERE
The Obelisk is currently streaming Seas Of Titan, the forthcoming full-length from Michigan heavy rock troupe BISON MACHINE, in its entirety! The premiere comes in advance of the record’s release day this Friday, September 27th, via Small Stone.
Writes The Obelisk, “…everything on Seas Of Titan feels fresh in listening to it, which is something of an accomplishment for a band so readily paying homage to the heavy ’70s in atmosphere and method. Brought together by a stellar recording job from Al Sutton and Steve Lehane, the latter of whom also co-produced with the band and handled mixing duties – Chris Goosman mastered, which is how it goes for most Small Stone releases – Seas Of Titan comes across as natural to a clearly purposeful degree, taking that organic vibe and using it to bolster a live-feeling sound that further adds to the already considerable chemistry between BISON MACHINE as players. The tones are warm, the balance of instruments and vocals in the mix just right, and the flow between the songs enough to carry through the eight-track/forty-two-minute run even before you know it’s over….their take on boogie rock is presented with an energy and an edge of its own on Seas Of Titan, and though acts like Kadavar, Graveyard, and half the population of San Diego have cut their teeth on ’70s riffage over the last decade, the grit BISON MACHINE bring to the proceedings… is well on display throughout these songs.”
Read more and stream Seas Of Titan, exclusively at The Obelisk, HERE.
Progressive and intense, the eight smoking tracks that comprise Seas Of Titan find BISON MACHINE melding the best of classic heavy rock a la Led Zeppelin, Black Sabbath, Captain Beyond, and MC5 with a forward-thinking style that is as much class as it is likely to show up in a loincloth. Rooted now in Hamtramck, Michigan, the band are hungry to the point of starving and bring a spirit to their latest work that serves to remind why they made guitars electric in the first place. Seas Of Titan was recorded by Al Sutton (Five Horse Johnson, Don Cabellero) and Steve Lehane (Sasquatch, Luder, The Black Dahlia Murder) at Rustbelt Studios, mastered by Chris Goosman (La Chinga, Gozu, Acid King, The Glasspack) at Baseline Audio Labs and features artwork by Alan Forbes (The Black Crowes, Lucifer, Earthless, Ghost). Wrote Live In Michigan of the group’s output, “The music of BISON MACHINE moves from sweaty fist pumping riffs to grooves full of trippy bliss.” Fans of Kadavar, Graveyard, Blues Pills, and the like, pay heed.
BISON MACHINE’s Seas Of Titan will be released on CD and digitally via Small Stone. A limited-edition vinyl edition will also be released through Kozmik Artifactz in conjunction with Small Stone. Preorders are available at the label’s Bandcamp page at THIS LOCATION.
Since 2010, BISON MACHINE has been plying their trade in the dank, vinyl-smelling basements of Detroit, Michigan, the birthplace of a rock tradition for brashness and all-in physicality to music that the group lovingly upholds. Seas Of Titan is the band’s first album for Small Stone and a record years in the making. Since getting their start in early 2015 with the critically-lauded Hoarfrost, the four-piece have spent time putting out material in drips and drabs – a video here, a split there – all the while honing their craft on stages throughout the greater Midwest and beyond. This has all been in the name of chipping away at the marble that would become an awaited sophomore outing; a long-player from a band whose reputation already precedes them among the converted and who leave nothing unsaid in their sweating-blood approach to rock and roll.
“…the entire album feels like a ride around an interstellar roller-coaster, hitting us with riff after riff.” – Heavy Blog Is Heavy