Tuesday 7 June 2022


 Rochester, New York-based trio King Buffalo will issue their fifth full-length, Regenerator, on Sept. 2, 2022, as a self-release in North America and through Stickman Records in Europe. Preorders will be available on June 10th via http://kingbuffalo.bigcartel.com.

Written and recorded by the band with mixing and engineering by guitarist/vocalist Sean McVay and mastering by Bernie Matthews, the seven-song outing is the third in King Buffalo’s stated ‘pandemic trilogy,’ following Two of 2021’s Best Albums in The Burden of Restlessness and Acheron.


Both of those albums – like 2018’s Longing to Be the Mountain, 2016’s debut, Orion, and the various EPs and other offerings they’ve made over the last eight years – made bold declarations about who King Buffalo are as a band, and Regenerator is no different. As McVay, bassist/synthesist Dan Reynolds and drummer Scott Donaldson continue to explore the outer reaches of modern psychedelic songcraft, melding progressive rhythms, drifting atmospheres and accompanying surges of electricity, the new collection only further establishes them as one of the brightest lights shining in underground rock today.


As the third of three, Regenerator seems inherently to tie together the two LPs most immediately before it, and as King Buffalo unfold the leadoff title-track across nine and half minutes, it becomes clear just how truly they have marked out their own sonic presence. The later melodic highlight “Mammoth” – with McVay’s most confident vocal yet – shimmers with hope that somehow doesn’t come across as desperate, and as “Hours” engages classic space rock and the closing “Firmament” summarizes the first, second and third series installments, the final chapter of this trilogy becomes the essential cornerstone of King Buffalo’s work to-date.

Regenerator was written by King Buffalo in Rochester, NY at the Main Street Armory in 2021. Produced, engineered and mixed by Sean McVay, and mastered by Bernie Matthews. The artwork was created by Mike Del Rosario, with the album layout by Scott Donaldson.

Listen to the album title track, just exclusively premiered with Metal Injection HERE!


Regenerator Tracklist:

1. Regenerator
2. Mercury
3. Hours
4. Interlude
5. Mammoth
6. Avalon
7. Firmament

The band returned to live activity late last year, touring alongside Clutch and more recently a full North American spring tour with Uncle Acid and the Deadbeats. By the time Regenerator arrives, they will have completed a UK and European headlining tour with festival appearances in Germany, the Netherlands, Austria, Switzerland, Portugal, Belgium and Denmark.


Tickets for all dates at kingbuffalo.com


2022 European Tour Dates

14.07. Wiesbaden, DE @ Schlachthof

15.07. Riegsee, DE @ Raut Oak Fest

16.07. Erfurt, DE @ Stoned from the Underground

17.07. Deventer, NL @ Burgerweeshuis

19.07. Manchester, UK @ Rebellion

20.07. Bristol, UK @ The Exchange

21.07. London, UK @ Oslo

22.07. Nijmegen, NL @ Valkhof Festival

23.07. Lille, FR @ THE BLACK LAB

24.07. Selestat, FR @ Rock Your Brain fest

25.07. Munich, DE @ Free & Easy

26.07. Passau, DE @ Zauberberg

27.07. Dresden, DE @Chemiefabrik

28.07. Herzberg, DE @ Herzberg Festival

29.07. Hamburg, DE @ Lazy Bones Festival

30.07. Michelau, DE @ Rock Im Wald

31.07. Berlin, DE @ Lido

02.08. Warsaw, POL @ Hydrozagadka

03.08. Krakow, POL @ Klub Alchemia

04.08. Vienna, AT @ Arena

05.08. Waldhausen, AT @ Lake On Fire

06.08. Beelen, DE @ Krach Am Bach

08.08. Karlsruhe, DE @ P8

09.08. Zurich, CH @ Mascotte

10.08. Bruson, CH @ PALP Festival

11.08. Moledo, POR @ Sonic Blast Festival

12.08. Kortrijk, BE @ Alcatraz Festival

13.08. Horsens, DK @ JAILBREAK


2022 North America Tour Dates

9/8 Burlington, VT @ Higher Ground

9/9 Hamden, CT @ Space Ballroom

9/10 Buffalo, NY @ Town Ballroom

9/16 Columbus, OH @ A&R Music Bar

9/17 Cincinnati, OH @ Madison Live

9/18 Louisville, KY @ Zanzabar

9/20 Nashville, TN @ Exit/In

9/22 Dallas, TX @ Club Dada

9/23 Austin, TX @ Antones

9/24 Houston, TX @ White Oak

9/25 New Orleans, LA @ Gasa Gasa

9/27 Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade

9/28 Carrboro, NC @ Cat’s Cradle

9/29 Baltimore, MD @ Ottobar

9/30 Philadelphia, PA @ First Unitarian Church

10/1 Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg

10/13 Toronto, ON @ Velvet Underground

10/14 Ottawa, ON @ Club SAW

10/15 Montreal, QC @ Bar Le Ritz

10/25 Bloomington, IL @ Nightshop

10/26 Kansas City, MO @ Recordbar

10/28 Albuquerque, NM @ Launchpad

10/29 Phoenix, AZ @ Rebel Lounge

10/31 San Diego, CA @ Soda Bar

11/1 Los Angeles, CA @ Teragram

11/2 San Francisco, CA @ The Chapel

11/4 Seattle, WA @ Neumos

11/5 Vancouver, BC @ Rickshaw

11/7 Portland, OR @ Douglas Fir Lounge

11/8 Boise, ID @ The Olympic

11/9 Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge

11/11 Denver, CO @ Gothic Theatre

11/12 Fort Collins, CO @ Aggie Theatre

11/14 Omaha, NE @ Slowdown Front Room

11/15 Minneapolis, MN @ Fine Line

11/16 Madison, WI @ High Noon

11/17 Chicago, IL @ Sleeping Village

11/18 Chicago, IL @ Sleeping Village

11/19 Grand Rapids, MI @ The Stache

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