Canadian doom metal outfit Bison B.C.
(the "B.C." was added as a precautionary measure to avoid any potential legal problems with bands that were inspired to name themselves after the same beast) grew out of the fertile ground of popular Vancouver "skate-thrash" band S.T.R.E.E.T.S.
The quartet, which features guitarist/vocalist James Farwell
, guitarist/vocalist Dan And
, bass player Masa Anzai
, and drummer Brad MacKinnon
, brought its punk and hardcore roots to the sludge metal slab for its debut album, Earthbound, which eventually caught the ear of Metal Blade Records. The resulting Quiet Earth
, produced by Jesse Gander
(3 Inches of Blood
), was released in 2008, followed by Dark Ages