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Between The Buried And Me

Formed: 2000
From: Raleigh, NC, United States
Last Known Status: Active

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Between the Buried and Me is an American heavy metal band from Raleigh, North Carolina.

Latest Between The Buried And Me News

Below is our complete Between The Buried And Me news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

Note: We began associating news directly with bands in late 2003. Therefore, earlier band news may not be listed on this page.

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BTBAM Drummer Comments On Walking Off Stage

Drummer Blake Richardson from Between The Buried And Me has issued the following statement online about walking off the stage in Salt Lake City:

"Hey everybody! First off I want to thank everyone for coming out to our show in Salt Lake City last night. It was, by far, one of the biggest gigs we have ever played there and we can't thank you enough for your support!

"With that, I would like to apologize to my band, crew, Animals as Leaders, The Contortionist, and especially to everyone who came out to watch us play. I've been battling with a nerve issue in my left leg this entire tour.

"The pain in my leg, coupled with a night full of technical difficulties caused me to lash out in frustration towards the end of the set. It was inappropriate, unprofessional, and extremely regrettable. In my eleven years of touring, up until last night, I have never acted in that manner... ever. I hope that those who were in attendance can forgive my actions. The support and kindness y'all showed when we came back on to finish our set is something I will never forget. I promise that we will come back and give you all a proper BTBAM experience!

"As for the rest of the tour, we WILL be performing at all the remaining dates. My playing may not be 100%, but we figure that a BTBAM show is better than no BTBAM show! I sincerely appreciate the support from our fans, band mates, crew, and tour mates. You all have made this such an amazing tour for me!

"I'd also like to send a big thank you to everyone who has come out to see this tour. We would not have means to support ourselves and our families without YOU. We are forever grateful for your support."

Between The Buried And Me is touring in support of latest album "Coma Ecliptic" (reviewed here), which dropped earlier this month via Metal Blade Records. More...

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BTBAM Streaming Full "Coma Ecliptic" Album

Progressive metal band Between the Buried and Me is streaming the full "Coma Ecliptic" album online, which can be heard below. "Coma Ecliptic" is set to drop via Metal Blade Records on Friday, July 10th worldwide and can still be pre-ordered at this location.

Tomorrow, July 7th, Between The Buried And Me will celebrate the release of "Coma Ecliptic" by kicking off a headlining tour with support from Animals as Leaders and The Contortionist.

Between The Buried and Me is composed of vocalist/keyboardist Tommy Rogers, guitarist Paul Waggoner, guitarist Dustie Waring, bassist Dan Briggs and drummer Blake Richardson. The new album's track listing is:

1. Node
2. The Coma Machine
3. Dim Ignition
4. Famine Wolf
5. King Redeem / Queen Serene
6. Turn on the Darkness
7. The Ectopic Stroll
8. Rapid Calm
9. Memory Palace
10. Option Oblivion
11. Life in Velvet More...

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Between The Buried And Me Premieres New Song

Between The Buried And Me premieres a new song titled "Famine Wolf" taken from the upcoming new album "Coma Ecliptic" which will be released on July 10th via Metal Blade Records.

Check out now "Famine Wolf" below.

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BTBAM Releases "The Coma Machine" Video

Progressive metal band Between the Buried and Me today premieres a music video for "The Coma Machine." This is the second single off of the band's upcoming album "Coma Ecliptic" - be sure to also check out the previously posted "Memory Palace" at this location.

About the "Coma Machine" music video, vocalist Tommy Rogers shared: "This video is special to me because it looks beyond the story that is on the record. It showcases the character preparing for his journey and is him basically saying bye to his old demons/life. This footage adds dialogue to the story and I think that is very unique. Wes and crew did a wonderful job creating a world that works well with the song and uniquely showcases the depth of this unstable character."

Between the Buried and Me recently wrapped a headlining tour with support from The Atlas Moth. On July 7th, the band will celebrate the release of "Coma Ecliptic" by continuing the headlining run and kicking off a tour with support from Animals as Leaders and The Contortionist. More...

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BTBAM Posts "Making Of Coma Ecliptic"

Progressive metal band Between the Buried and Me has premiered an exclusive clip from the "Making of Coma Ecliptic" DVD today. In the clip, lead singer Tommy Rogers discusses the concept of the band's upcoming album "Coma Ecliptic."

Between the Buried and Me recently wrapped a headlining tour with support from The Atlas Moth. On July 7th, the band will celebrate the release of "Coma Ecliptic" by continuing a headlining run and kicking off a tour with support from Animals as Leaders and The Contortionist. Full dates are available after the video clip.

Between The Buried and Me is composed of vocalist/keyboardist Tommy Rogers, guitarist Paul Waggoner, guitarist Dustie Waring, bassist Dan Briggs and drummer Blake Richardson. More...

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Metalunderground.com Official Podcast, Episode 46

The 46th episode of the MetalUnderground.com Official Podcast opens up with "Save Me" by Australia's band of the week EnemyThrottle.

This week co-hosts Kevin Perez (n0thinghead), Dustin Beaudrey ("F.A.N.") and Ollie Hynes (Diamond Oz) discuss hot new songs from upcoming releases by Slayer, August Burns Red, Between The Buried And Me, and Veil of Maya.

Then they dish out some band dirt within the posthumous controversies of Gwar and Twisted Sister. We conclude with EnemyThrottle's "Breathe No More" playing us out.

Check out the new podcast at this location and feel free to leave us your feedback!

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Texas Independence Fest Day 1: BTBAM

Come and Take It Productions founded Texas Independence Fest in 2008 as a way to bring fans of heavy music together and to celebrate Texas pride. This was my second time attending the annual event held in Austin, Texas. Last year I covered sets by Behemoth, 1349, Wayne Static and more. The previous year consisted of only a day, while this year was expanded to three days. Several vendors offered their goods and services for sale. One of these was Gibroni’s Texitalican Kitchen, which offered Tex-Mex meets Italian sandwiches. More...

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BTBAM Streaming "Memory Palace"

Progressive metal band Between the Buried and Me has released a brand new song from upcoming seventh full-length album "Coma Ecliptic."

Fans can listen to "Memory Palace" now below. "Coma Ecliptic" will be officially released worldwide on July 7th, 2015. Coma Ecliptic boasts a series of emotive peaks and valleys that drive the narrative along with the lyrics. Singer Tommy Rogers shares:

"Coma Ecliptic is a new life for BTBAM. Throughout the process we worked harder than we ever have and really pushed the BTBAM sound to a new identity. In a world of repetition, I'm very proud to be a part of something that is extremely rewarding, as well as frightening. When you don't push yourself you will never know what the outcome is. The outcome is Coma Ecliptic."

The album was recorded in January and February of 2015 with longtime Between the Buried and Me producer Jamie King at Basement Recordings in North Carolina. Drums and piano were recorded with King and Kris Hilbert at the Fidelitorium. Final mixing and mastering was placed in the capable hands of Jens Bogren (Opeth, Katatonia, Amon Amarth, Devin Townsend) at Fascination Street Studios in Sweden. More...

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Pit Stories: Anything To Be At The Front

The pit is where the action is, and that's why every week we check in with metal bands from across the entire planet to get their most memorable Pit Stories.

Today Myles Yang from Metal Blade Records outfit Native Construct shares this story of showing up to a Between The Buried and Me show early, only to have another show goer try to pry him away from the front of the crowd:

About five years ago, I was at a Between the Buried and Me concert in North Carolina with some friends. We were huge fans, so we made sure to arrive at the venue several hours before the doors opened in order to secure spots at the very front row of the main floor, right up against the barricade between the stage and the audience.

The show was going great at first, and the crowd was becoming increasingly rowdy, as expected with music like BTBAM’s. There was the usual light pushing and scuffling, and people trying to weasel their way to the front of the crowd. One girl who was standing directly behind us, however, was absolutely hell-bent on getting our spot in the front.

This girl – I’ll just call her Lisa for now – started off with some unremarkable tugging on my arms and clothes in an attempt to pry me off the barricade. I did my best to ignore it and enjoy the show. As BTBAM’s set went on, Lisa became more and more determined, and her tactics escalated to clawing, pulling, and shoving with all her might to remove me from the front row. I wasn’t having it.

Eventually, Lisa’s boyfriend got involved. I was still trying to just focus on the show as much as possible at this point, but all of the sudden, I felt a sharp pain in the back of my left shoulder. I immediately turned my head to see what was happening behind me, and found myself staring directly into the crazed face of Lisa’s boyfriend, whose mouth was currently clamped down on my shoulder. He had bitten me. He was still biting me. It was as difficult to believe in that moment as it is now. As the reality of the magnitude of savagery I was dealing with in these people was sinking in, I managed to struggle out of the clutches of his blood-soaked jaw.

By this time, surrounding audience members had noticed that something abnormal was going on, and many people intervened and pulled Lisa and her boyfriend off of us. The venue security also got involved. Of course, they had no information about the nature of the conflict, and their job is to simply end any conflicts as swiftly as possible in order to keep everyone safe. So they understandably rounded up Lisa, her boyfriend, and myself, and began escorting us all the way back across the main floor and through the crowd, in order to eject us all from the venue. Needless to say, though, I was rather unhappy about having to miss the rest of the show due to the behavior of a couple of strangers.

But, to my great fortune, as I was passing through the center of the crowd with my respective security guard escort, Between the Buried and Me began their next song, “Augment of Rebirth.” If you’ve heard this tune, you know that it has a fairly intense start. The crowd instantly erupted into a rambunctious hurricane, and I was quickly separated from the security guard and lost in the dense and chaotic sea of people. There was no chance of security finding me again, and so I was able to see the rest of the show after all – from the pit.

Let us know if you've ever had to deal with overly aggressive fans at the front of the show through the comments section.

Native Construct signed to Metal Blade Records earlier this year and will release debut album "Quiet World" on April 21st. Check out a video playthrough off the album below. More...

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BTBAM Announces New Album, Tour

Between the Buried and Me is excited to announce the "Coma Ecliptic" tour, named after the band's forthcoming new album, and set to take place July through August in North America.

The tour features support from Animals As Leaders along with openers The Contortionist. The tour will be the group's first official set of dates following the release of "Coma Ecliptic" on July 7th. A first single from the album will also be landing in early April.

"Coma Ecliptic" will launch via Metal Blade Records worldwide. Once again, the band has returned with an ambitious concept album: this time, the story follows the wanderings of an unidentified man, stuck in a coma, as he journeys through his past lives. Each song is its own episode in a modern day, sort of The Twilight Zone-esque fashion. The unidentified man enters each world and is offered a choice: stay, or move on to the next in search of something better, something more "perfect." More...

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BTBAM Announces Tour With The Atlas Moth

By the time fans in the United States see Between the Buried and Me live this April, the band will have completed a brand new album.

The album will see a release later this Summer, but fans will be able to experience BTBAM live beginning April 5th in Asheville, NC at The Orange Peel through April 19th in Lancaster, PA at The Chameleon.

The tour includes appearances at New England Metal and Hardcore Festival and Texas Independence Fest. Joining Between the Buried and Me on this tour will be Chicago, IL's The Atlas Moth. The confirmed list of dates are below. More...

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Between The Buried And Me Issues Album Update

Between the Buried and Me has been writing, rehearsing, and compiling ideas for an eighth full-length album over the last several months.

Finally, BTBAM has begun tracking with producer Jamie King in North Carolina, with this new album following previous full-length "The Parallax II: Future Sequence" (reviewed here).

With album number eight, the band promises to continue to challenge itself and expand on the elements that makes BTBAM one of the finest progressive bands operating today. Front man Tommy Rogers adds:

"I’m very proud to say that we are now recording a brand new BTBAM record. We have really pushed and challenged ourselves more than ever with this material. It is a perfect representation of where we stand as musicians and as people. This is our voice in the current age of music. Evolution is a must. We now enter the coma and we will see you on the other side… hopefully."

The new album is tentatively scheduled for a Summer 2015 release via Metal Blade Records. Updates from the studio are being posted across the band’s social media sites, as well as the artist’s personal profiles. For updates from vocalist / keyboardist Tommy Rogers, guitarists Paul Waggoner and Dustie Warring, bassist Dan Briggs, and drummer Blake Richardson, follow the band online here.

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The Red Chord And Allegaeon Added To NEM&H Fest

The New England Metal and Hardcore Festival today announces additional acts for the 2015 edition: The Red Chord, Allegaeon, Rivers of Nihil, Overcast, and more. This year's edition takes place at The Palladium in Worcester, MA on April 17th, 18th, and 19th.

Headliners already announced include Testament, Between The Buried and Me, and Motionless In White. The currently revealed lineup is as follows:

Friday April 17th
Between The Buried And Me
The Red Chord
Code Orange
Overcast
The Atlas Moth
The Banner
Black Mask
Homewrecker
Discourse
Phinehas
Downpour More...

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Between The Buried And Me Recording New Album

Prog metal band Between The Buried And Me will soon be recording the follow-up to "The Parallax II: Future Sequence" (reviewed here). The band issued the following brief announcement online:

"In two more weeks we will be reunited with the master Jamie King to record our 7th full length album together. Until then, enjoy the holidays!"

Further details are forthcoming, and in the mean time check out the "Lay Your Ghosts To Rest" video taken off "The Parallax II: Future Sequence" below.

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BTBAM Announces Mexican Shows

Between The Buried And Me has confirmed two headlining shows in Mexico for next year. The band will be heading to Guadalajara and Mexico City on the 20th and 21st of February, respectively.

This will be the band's first time back in Mexico since 2008: fans south of the border might recall BTBAM's show that year in Mexico City with Dream Theater in front of a crowd 10,000 strong.

2/20/15 - Guadalajara, Mexico - C3 Stage
2/21/15 - Mexico City, Mexico - Lunario

Between the Buried and Me's first ever blu-ray release, "Future Sequence: Live at the Fidelitorium" was released in September and debuted at #2 on the Billboard Top Music Video chart. A sample of the video, "Extremophile Elite," in its 10:03 entirety can be seen now on YouTube. More...

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BTBAM Front Man To Host CreativeLive Class

Tommy Rogers - vocalist for progressive metal band Between the Buried and Me and mastermind of the solo project Thomas Giles - and producer Jamie King will host a free, two-day CreativeLive "Studio Pass" workshop next month on December 8th and 9th.

In this class, Rogers and King will share their signature approach to production: how things should run in a studio to get a final track that sounds like the band on their best day, but not over-produced.

Viewers will also get a behind-the-scenes look as Rogers and King track drums, bass, vocals and guitar for a song from Rogers's latest solo album "Modern Noise." Head over to CreativeLive Music & Audio at this location for more information and to enroll for free today.

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BTBAM Posts "Extremophile Elite" Video

Between the Buried and Me is set to launch the band's first ever blu-ray release "Future Sequence: Live at the Fidelitorium" next week via Metal Blade Records worldwide.

The video (also available on DVD) features interviews with each band member and a live recording of "The Parallax II: Future Sequence" performed in its entirety. Additionally, both the DVD and blu-ray versions include an audio CD of the performance.

To whet the appetite of fans who may be wondering just how the in-studio performance with guest musicians looks, "Extremophile Elite" has been released in its entirety. Check it out below. You can also pre-order the release at this location.

Tomorrow, each member of Between the Buried and Me will be hanging out on reddit for an AMA! Ask the band anything from 1pm-3pm ET.

"Future Sequence: Live at Fidelitorium" was recorded at Fidelitorium Recordings outside of Winston-Salem, North Carolina. The video was directed and edited by Justin Reich, with director of photography Ismail Abdelkhalek, and audio engineers Jamie King and Kris Hilbert.

Guest musicians include: Walter Fancourt (tenor saxophone, flute), Julian Hinshaw (Tuba), Will Goodyear (marimba, glockenspiel), Taya Ricker (violin), David Parks (violin), Leigh Dixon (viola), and Socrates Razo (cello). Artwork and layout were completed by Owen Chandler, along with band photos by Chuck Johnson. More...

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Between The Buried And Me Announces DVD Release

Progressive powerhouse Between the Buried and Me will be releasing "Future Sequence: Live at the Fidelitorium" next month on Metal Blade Records.

The September 30th release will be the band and label's first ever Blu-ray release. The video will also be available on DVD and via digital retailers. Pre-orders are available at this location.

"Future Sequence: Live at Fidelitorium" was recorded at Fidelitorium Recordings outside of Winston-Salem, North Carolina. In the video, fans will see Between the Buried and Me performing 2012 album "The Parallax II: Future Sequence" (reviewed here) in its entirety.

Drummer Blake Richardson comments on the approach to recording this release: "We've always been fans of DVDs where it's just the band, you don't have any other distractions."

Vocalist/keyboardist Tommy Rogers explains further: "We wanted to give the fans something that made them feel a little closer to us, and made them almost feel like they're at practice with us." More...

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Between The Buried And Me Posts New Video

Between the Buried and Me (BTBAM) has launched a brand new video, which was filmed at the Baltimore Soundstage in Asheville, NC, and The Cannery Ballroom in Nashville, TN.

"Lay Your Ghosts to Rest" was produced, filmed, and directed by Raymond McCrea Jones and Wes Richardson. The video is a surreal look at the band's live show, and the detailed light show and production that accompanies the aural experience that fans have come to know and love. Check it out below.

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BTBAM Announces Headlining Shows

Between the Buried and Me previously announced the band will be joining Meshuggah's 25th anniversary tour across North America.

Now, in addition to those shows, BTBAM will be performing a select few headlining shows on the way out to kick off the Meshuggah tour in Los Angeles, CA. Beginning on May 29th, fans will see BTBAM make its way to the west coast with Trioscapes serving as direct support.

Trioscapes features BTBAM bassist Dan Briggs and released a debut album on Metal Blade Records last year. The band also features Walter Fancourt (saxophone) and Matt Lynch (drums). See Between The Buried and Me live on these dates:

w/ Trioscapes
05/29 Atlanta, GA The Masquerade
05/30 Little Rock, AR Stickyz
05/31 Houston, TX Fitzgerald's
06/01 Austin, TX The Mohawk
06/03 Mesa, AZ The Nile
06/04 San Diego, CA House of Blues

MESHUGGAH - 25 Years of Deviance
06/06 Los Angeles, CA The Wiltern
06/07 San Francisco, CA The Regency Ballroom
06/09 Denver, CO Ogden Theater
06/11 Dallas, TX House of Blues
06/12 Columbia, MO The Blue Note *no Meshuggah
06/13 Indianapolis, IN The Irving Theater *no Meshuggah
06/14 Sauget, IL Pop's
06/15 Chicago, IL Vic Theatre
06/17 Silver Spring, MD The Fillmore
06/18 Boston, MA House of Blues
06/19 Toronto, ON Sound Academy
06/20 Montebello, QC Amnesia Rock Fest
06/21 New York, NY Best Buy Theater
06/23 Philadelphia, PA Theatre of Living Arts *no Meshuggah

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