Dead Star

by King Buffalo

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kriminaldo
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kriminaldo Very different King Buffalo album, and yet easily recognised as one of their own. If one could see this (and previous ones) as a conceptual album, even the "Ecliptic" (which initially sounded to me as one of JMJ work from 70's) is contributing to this cosmic, dark and even apocalyptic piece of art. On the scale from 1 to 10, this album is strong 9 (only to give them a chance to earn a pure 10 with next album :) Favorite track: Red Star Pt. 1 & 2.
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dave ross Essential listening for these stay at home uncertain times
Favorite track: Dead Star.
Rhett Huebschmann
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Rhett Huebschmann I didn't know what to think at first, as Red Star took a turn that I was not expecting. However, after hearing the artist's insight, and giving it a second spin, I was hooked, and applauded the band for pushing themselves. This EP shows the kind of maturity that many bands lack, in that they made some changes, but still kept "their" sound. Excellent work! Favorite track: Red Star Pt. 1 & 2.
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Written and recorded by King Buffalo in Rochester, NY at the Main Street Armory in December of 2019 & January 2020

All arrangements by King Buffalo (c) 2019
Produced & Engineered by Sean McVay
Mixed by Grant Husselman
Mastered by Bernie Matthews
Artwork by Ryan T. Hancock
Cover Fonts by Mike Turzanski
Album Layout by Scott Donaldson

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released March 20, 2020

"COHESIVE... MYSTICAL JOURNEY" - www.paranoidpark.it/2020/01/22/dead-star-king-buffalo/

"THRILLINGLY PROGRESSIVE...PUSHES THE BOUNDARIES" - theobelisk.net/obelisk/2020/01/21/king-buffalo-dead-star-ep-tour/

"AMAZING...EPIC...FANTASTIC" realrockandroll.wordpress.com/2020/01/20/king-buffalo-announce-4th-ep-dead-star-and-supporting-tour-dates/

"EXPLORING NEW MUSICAL BOUNDARIES" - tinyurl.com/vp7fjsh

"TOP-TIER... ASTOUNDING" - headbangerreviews.wordpress.com/2020/01/26/king-buffalo-dead-star/

"STEAMROLLING... BOUNDLESS ATMOSPHERE" - www.premierguitar.com/articles/30016-song-premiere-king-buffalos-eta-carinae

"OUTSTANDING...STIMULATING COSMIC JOURNEY" - www.lahabitacion235.com/musica/noticias/single-y-todos-los-detalles-de-dead-star-el-nuevo-ep-de-king-buffalo.html

"BUILD ON A CATCHY MELODY...AND TAKE OFF" - thegreatoutdoorsman.net/2020/02/14/rock-music-that-doesnt-suck-king-buffalo/

"PROPULSIVE GROOVES AND SMOOTH VOCAL HYPNOSIS" - metalriot.com/news/king-buffalo-to-release-dead-star-ep-3-20-touring-n-america-and-outer-space/

"KING BUFFALO CONTINUE TO BE A BAND TO KEEP A CLOSER EAR ON" - metalinjection.net/news/king-buffalo-get-trippy-in-video-for-red-star-pt-2?mc_cid=d8ad28093a&mc_eid=e3f1f82b92

"STRENGTHENING EVERYDAY LIKE ONE OF THE LEADING BANDS OF THE LANDSCAPE" - tinyurl.com/wf6e7jy

"DYNAMIC... BOLD... BEAUTIFUL" - www.riffrelevant.com/2020/03/07/king-buffalo-4th-ep-dead-star-2020-tour-dates/

"WONDERFUL... BRILLIANT... EPIC" - monsterrockblog.wordpress.com/2020/03/10/king-buffalos-dead-star/

"VIBE FEW BANDS CAN DELIVER" - im-musicmagazine.com/f/album-review-king-buffalo-dead-star

"MASTERS OF THE GENRE... LONG LIVE THE KING" - thesludgelord.blogspot.com/2020/03/review-king-buffalo-dead-star.html

"IMMEDIATE CLASSIC...UNLIKELY TO SEE A BETTER EP IN 2020" - theobelisk.net/obelisk/2020/03/17/king-buffalo-dead-star-review-stream/
AN ESSENTIAL RELEASE" - outlawsofthesun.blogspot.com/2020/03/king-buffalo-dead-star-ep-review.html

"FLOW AND ATMOSPHERE" - www.isrbx.net/3137780268-king-buffalo-dead-star-ep-2020.html

"DEEP INTO THE COSMIC ETHER" - www.soundeffect-records.gr/dead-star

"MAGNIFICENT HEAVY PSYCH" - Doom Heart tinyurl.com/tebo646

"A POWERFUL AND PSYCHEDELIC GROOVE" - desert-rock.com/dr/chrocd/king-buffalo-dead-star.html

"#19 ON DOOMED AND GLOOMED" - www.facebook.com/doomedandgloomed/posts/195754258516827?__tn__=K-R

""VELVETY MELODIES... EXPLODING DOWN THE KRAUT BEAT PATH" - denpafuzz.wordpress.com/2020/03/23/resena-king-buffalo-dead-star/

"ATMOSPHERIC SONGCRAFT OF THE THIRD KIND" - www.crypt-guard.com/home/dead-star-king-buffalo

"MELODIC... NEW HORIZONS" - bluemonday97.wordpress.com/2020/03/25/king-buffalo-dead-star/

"#8 BEST ALBUM MARCH 2020" - captain-beyond.blogspot.com/2020/03/my-top-25-albums-for-doom-charts-march.html

"AMAZING... INCREDIBLE... PERFECT" - doomedandstoned.com/tagged/D%26S-Reviews

"IT'S THEIR BEST YET" - www.rochestercitynewspaper.com/rochester/album-review-dead-star/Content?oid=11585962

"MASTERFUL... A SPIRITUAL MEDITATIVE POWER" - www.echoesanddust.com/2020/03/king-buffalo-dead-star/

"#1 ON DOOM CHARTS MARCH 2020" - doomcharts.com/2020/04/01/doom-charts-march-2020/

"MONUMENTAL... EFFICIENCY LIKE FEW CAN ACHIEVE" - www.lahabitacion235.com/musica/noticias/dead-star-la-supernova-de-king-buffalo.html

"EFFERVESCENT, VOLCANIC, TITANIC AND EUPHORIC" - velho-coyote.blogspot.com/2020/04/review-king-buffalo-dead-star-ep-2020.html

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King Buffalo Rochester, New York

“King Buffalo is a psychedelic trio in the classic format, whose expansive and thunderous music is a powerful concoction of heavy psych, blues, and stoner rock. Texturally rich and oozing with psychedelic goodness, yet honed and driving in the next blink of an eye. Their efforts coupled with their impressive live show, quickly gained them an international audience.” - Sludgelord ... more

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Track Name: Red Star Pt. 1 & 2
Red Star Pt. 1

Waking up in crimson glow
Vultures gathering on the ridge
Wondering what’s this place become
Shadows swallowing the sky

Arid dunes give way to jagged stone
Embers quivering in the mist
Burning flames dance across the sand
Blood and ashes on your lips

Sitting on an ivory throne
An iron hand glares down with lust
The fettered masses cry for gentle hands
Silence echoes from the sky

Red Star Pt. 2

Built with the backs of the destitute
The monolith stands wicked and red
Its cold black eyes gaze down shrouded in obsidian

Reaping the blood of the innocent
The obelisk demands a sacrifice
The times come for the shackled ones
To bring the tower, down down down

It’s getting late for the demagogues
Dispensing misery to the populous
Bellowing screams shout enough is enough

No more blood for the opulent
Damnation to the citadel
Nothing to lose but the weight of the chains
Burn the castle, down down down
Track Name: Echo of a Waning Star
Here a star falls down
Drifting slowly to the ground
Calloused fingers stained with rust
Heavy with ash and dust

Evening sky looks down
Shadows crawling to the ground
Weary fingers worn to the bone
Harrowed by distant throne
Marching over the barren fields
Bound by shackles of iron and steel
No salvation for wandering eyes
Toiling on the line
Withering on the vine

Here a star falls down
Drifting slowly into the ground
Calloused fingers chained to the stone
Praying for morning sun
Track Name: Eta Carinae
Gazing to the emanating light
Blinded by piercing crimson rays
Comets raining by penetrating night
Breaking through the darkening malaise

Haunting smell of sulfur in the air
Radiating through the crimson castle
Gamma rays of light, blistering and white
Shakes the granite chapel down to nothing

Echoes ringing as the tower comes down
Everything left has turned to dust
Scattering flashes through the dead of the night
A jubilant glow flows from your eye
Viridian rays align
Viridian rays align

Shades of violet creeping over the sky
Solar wind sweeps away the dust
Shattering anchors under crumbling stone
Beaming brightly from your eye
Viridian rays align
Viridian rays align
Track Name: Dead Star
Under a darkening sky
A floundering albatross fluttering by
Sullen and closing its eye
Tumbling downward it falters and dies
Solemnly fading to stone
Dead star calling it home

Bound to a withering star
Burdened with anchors of feather and bone
Dimming and wilting to gray
Crumbling slowly and breaking away
Solemnly fading to stone
Dead star calling you home

Eager and green, you stripped everything
Cut to the bone, and left it to bleed
Drowning in dust, you’re standing alone
Wasting away, dying

Dead Star calling me home
Track Name: Red Star Pt. 2 (Radio Edit)
Red Star Pt. 2

Built with the backs of the destitute
The monolith stands wicked and red
Its cold black eyes gaze down shrouded in obsidian

Reaping the blood of the innocent
The obelisk demands a sacrifice
The times come for the shackled ones
To bring the tower, down down down

It’s getting late for the demagogues
Dispensing misery to the populous
Bellowing screams shout enough is enough

No more blood for the opulent
Damnation to the citadel
Nothing to lose but the weight of the chains
Burn the castle, down down down

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