KING BUFFALO – Rochester, NY.
Psychedelic / Heavy Blues / Stoner Rock.
Formed in September of 2013.
King Buffalo invade your ears with heavy driving riffs and a familiar groove. Psychedelic, blues and stoner overtones combine with thunderous bass and drums, reminiscent of heavy 70’s rock. A wall of sound, a trio of soaring progressions, and an unrelenting pace merge to form their own musical styling. King Buffalo is committed to being a unique and progressive recording artist, while performing live with an unapologetic heavy groove.
King Buffalo’s full-length debut Orion has been highly anticipated, since the release of their 3 Song Demo in November of 2013. Numerous reviewers praised it for it’s heavy psych fluidity and professional production value. They did a soft release of Orion in March of 2016 to recoup recording and mixing costs. They sold out of CD's in 3 days. The full North American release transpired this past August to rave reviews.
"MASTERFUL" - Ripple Music
"SONICALLY... EUPHORIC" - Heavy Planet
"AMONG THE BEST DEBUTS OF 2016" - The Obelisk
Following this acclaim, King Buffalo signed with Stickman Records to release a European Version of Orion on December 2nd. Plans for full US tours are currently underway via Tone Deaf Touring as well as European Tours via Community Promotion. Stay tuned friends...
HENDRIX RELEASE - King Buffalo was asked to record “House Burning Down” as part of a Jimi Hendrix Electric Ladyland Compilation. This release by Magnetic Eye Records, raised over $25,000 dollars on kickstarter and featured a 180-gram Double Gatefold Vinyl LP, A CD Box Set and artwork done by David Paul Seymour. Other bands included on the release were Earthless, All Them Witches, Heavy Eyes, Mothership, Wo Fat, Elder, Mos Generator and many more. The album was released in November of 2015.
STB SPLIT - King Buffalo released their 12″ split with Sweden’s Le Betre on STB Records in February of 2015. The highly anticipated album sold out in days; selling 350 copies on the first day alone. The 2nd pressing pressing which followed months later; sold out in four days.
FLEXI - "Amazing melodies, heavy riffs that massage the brain rather than pummel it. Dextrous playing and above all else... damn good songs! These are the first two tracks from King Buffalo's Demo put on a Clear Flexi 7" Vinyl. These tracks were Remastered for vinyl and sound killer." - Ripple Effect
DEMO - "For a demo recorded over the course of two days, in their practice space, King Buffalo have some finely recorded tunes that put even some professionally recorded material to shame." - The Evil Engineer
Dan Reynolds – Bass & Lights
Scott Donaldson – Drums & Vocals
Sean McVay – Guitar & Lead Vocals
King Buffalo has played with:
Lou Gramm, All Them Witches, Windhand, The Midnight Ghost Train, The Well, Mars Red Sky, Death Alley, Eye, Kings Destroy, Snail, Irata, Funeral Horse, Electric Citizen, Mondo Drag, Slow Season, Aqua Nebula Oscillator, Ponitak, Handsome Jack, Roz and The Rice Cakes, Steve Augeri, Geezer, The Golden Grass, Killer Moon, Iron Butterfly, New Madrid, Pinkish Black, Sisters of Your Sunshine Vapor, Heavens Gateway Drugs, Dead Leaf Echo and many more.
King Buffalo's Live Performance from 4.16.16 at The Living Room in Stroudsburg, PA.