Premiere: Mr. Bison ‘The Promise’ – New Album ‘Echoes From The Universe’ Drops 16th Feb

It’s all change in Mr. Bison land as the Tuscan psych rockers have not only revamped their lineup with the addition of multi-instrumentalist Davide Salvadori and new drummer Lorenzo Salvadori, who join long-standing members Matteo Barsacchi and Matteo Sciocchetto, they’ve also signed with fellow Italian luminaries Heavy Psych Sounds to release their new album Echoes From The Universe.

Mr. Bison
Mr. Bison

But before the now quartet’s latest sonic journey featuring seven hypnotic tracks hits the streets on 16th February, we at The Shaman are beyond chuffed to be able to bring you the next single, following The Child Of The Night Sky and Collision, in the form of the seven-minute astral trip that is The Promise.

Now click play below and let Mr. Bison take you to the promised land…

More On Mr. Bison & ‘Echoes From The Universe’

Mr. Bison is a rock band that melts heavy psychedelic sounds with progressive elements and evocative soundscapes. Formed in a small coastal town in Tuscany, Italy, the band has reinvented their sound over the course of four albums from stoner and psych sounds to heavy psychedelic progressive sounds, firmly establishing themselves in 2018 with the acclaimed Holy Oak and the latest concept album Seaward. The band has toured Europe and North America several times, and played various festivals such as Desertfest Berlin, London and Antwerp, Krach am Back and Duna Jam.

Mr. Bison
Mr. Bison

Their upcoming fifth album Echoes From The Universe invites the listener to a prismatic voyage that explores the notion of freedom and destiny through Norse mythology and weaves together a vivid and majestic sonic tapestry that brims with liquid riffs, graceful psychedelia, progressive grandeur and vibrant vocals. A modern and fulfilling space trip that should please fans of the likes of Elder, King Buffalo, Howling Giant.

And about the album, the band says, ‘The theme of Echoes From The Universe is the attempt, as human and temporal beings, to escape the idea of an alleged destiny predetermination by managing to build one’s own individual life path through willpower. Its concept is based on the Norse Norns myth, who weave the threads of universal destiny on a tapestry, in which all existence, in a continuous mix of past, present, and future, intersect and influence each other, thereby generating a kaleidoscopic vortex of infinite and unpredictable possibilities. For this reason, we have used them as a symbol of freedom of choice, which never excludes but indeed implies, the element of chance’.

Mr. Bison 'Echoes From The Universe' Artwork
Mr. Bison ‘Echoes From The Universe’ Artwork

It was produced by guitarist Matteo Barsacchi, mixed by Nicola Giorgetti at the Indipendente Recording Studio, mastered by Carl Saff at Saff Mastering in Chicago and features artwork by Django Nokes.

Echoes From The Universe Tracklist:
01. The Child Of The Night Sky
02. Collision
03. Dead In The Eye
04. Fragments
05. The Promise
06. The Veil
07. Staring At The Sun 

Mr. Bison is:
Matteo Barsacchi – Guitar, Bass, Synth
Matteo Sciocchetto – Guitar, Bass, Voice
Lorenzo Salvadori – Drums
Davide Salvadori – Acoustic Guitars, Synth, Hammond, Mellotron, Bass

Additional Instrumentation:
Fabio Cuomo – Synth, Keyboards on Collision
Dominik Wichrobrody – Bass on The Fragments

Echoes From The Universe, the new album from Mr. Bison releases 16th February through Heavy Psych Sounds. Pre-orders are now live for various vinyl pressings and digipak compact disc on the labels webstore, and for digital downloads, head over to Bandcamp.

Label: Heavy Psych Sounds
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