Bison was born in Vancouver in 2006 and was soon described as stoner metal. Bison had evolved from skate-thrash band S.T.R.E.E.T.S. The group changed its name to Bison BC in order to avoid conflict with the other Bison roaming the land. The Earthbound disc of 2007 lead to a contract with Metal Blade Records and the band’s debut in 2008. The album was recorded with producer Jesse Gander at The Hive Studios in Burnaby, British Columbia. Vancouver's Bison B.C. released its album, entitled Dark Ages, on April 13th and was preparing for its upcoming tour with High On Fire, Priestess and Black Cobra by playing a batch of dates with Shadows Fall and Baptized In Blood including two shows at the SXSW festival. Canada’s Bison B.C. was touring Europe in support of Coliseum and Norwegian band Kvelertak in late 2010. Vancouver band Bison B.C. would release its next album, Lovelessness, on October 22nd, 2012 through Metal Blade Records. The album was recorded with producer Sanford Parker at Soma and Electrical Audio Studios in Chicago. Matt Wood was on drums. Mackinnon had supposedly tired of the road.
The band was dropped by Metal Blade in the first half of 2013. Dan And admitted to having had a nervous breakdown and the group had curtailed its live activity. This may have aided Metal Blade’s decision to drop the act. Bison BC also announced its intention to revert to just being a 'Bison' claiming it was the label’s pressure to adopt 'BC.'