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US psychedelic rockers King Buffalo stream their fourth full-length album »Acheron«

Rochester, New York based psychedelic rockers King Buffalo stream their fourth full-length album, »Acheron«, which was just released this Friday, December 3rd, 2021.

01. Acheron
02. Zephyr
03. Shadows 10:34
04. Cerberus

Recorded and filmed live at Howe Caverns on April 26th, 2021.
Produced by King Buffalo.
Mixed and engineered by Grant Husselman.
Mastered by Bernie Matthews.
Artwork by Ryan T. Hancock.
Cover fonts by Mike Turzanski.
Layout by Scott Donaldson.

King Buffalo is the trio of vocalist/guitarist Sean McVay, bassist Dan Reynolds, and drummer Scott Donaldson. Since forming in 2013, the self-proclaimed “heavy psych” band has made its name via 4 EPs, 3 full-lengths, and tours with the likes of Clutch, The Sword, All Them Witches, and Elder.

Rochester, NY – King Buffalo’s fourth full-length record, »Acheron«, will be released on December 3, 2021. The widely-hailed heavy psych outfit will have vinyl and CD pre-orders available on October 22, via

What will inevitably be known as ‘the cave record’, »Acheron« is the second King Buffalo LP of 2021. It follows Spring’s »The Burden Of Restlessness« and finds the Rochester, New York, trio of guitarist/vocalist Sean McVay, bassist Dan Reynolds and drummer Scott Donaldson expanding their sound once again.

Photo by Mike Turzanski

Both records – and an intended third in the series to follow in 2022 – were born of the pandemic-era touring shutdown, and »The Burden Of Restlessness« showed that in a grim theme and last-minute daring to hope for something better. »Acheron« – named for the “river of woe” in Greek mythology – brings the tension and disquiet of the prior offering into a new context.

To put the four extended songs of »Acheron« to tape, the band traveled three hours east from Rochester to Howe Caverns in NY, recording with trusted engineer Grant Husselman and videographer Adam Antalek – who worked on their »Quarantine Sessions« early in 2020 – to document a day-long live session in a cave. In the cave. “Underground” in the most literal sense.

King Buffalo is:
Sean McVay – Guitar, Vocals
Dan Reynolds – Bass
Scott Donaldson – Drums

Bojan Bidovc // music enthusiast, promoter, misanthrop and sometimes a journalist as well

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