Heavy Metal from U.S.
Formed in 1979 in Cleveland, Ohio, although they didn't take the name Bison until after a couple of years. In the mid and late 80s some of local publications (and even a concert flyer for a co-headling show with Battery that included original art by Screamer of Absolute Zero) misspelled the bands name as "Byson". In 1980, before the band had a name, Richard Carr, Mike Moran, and Kevin Buttner went into a studio to record the track "Possession" which would later recieve some plays on Cleveland college radio stations, including Bill Peters's "Metal on Metal" show on WMMS. In 1982, Bison recruited lead singer Buddy McCormack, who had just split from Shok Paris. They also recieved some attention from the local Heavy Metal Zine The Iron Planet, which had previously reported on Buddy's split from Shok Paris, and his recruitment into Bison, and would later heavily feature and follow his future bands Stryker and Sabre. However, after playing some very well-recieved shows and recording a 5 song rehearsal, Buddy split from the band and joined Stryker, and Mike Moran took over on vocal duties. All songs written by Moran, Carr, Warner, 1982, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, Bison Music Inc. Tracks 7 through 10 were recorded live at No Excuses, North Olmsted, Ohio, June, 2002 with Pete Herholz on Percussion. All songs copyright protected, 1996 Bison Music Inc.