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Between The Buried And Me

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

Background

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 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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Meshuggah Announces 25th Anniversary Shows

Meshuggah is returning to North America this summer to celebrate its 25th year of musical deviance with festival appearances, Canadian dates, and clubs bound to fill to capacity.

Opening on all but two festival dates will be North Carolina’s Between The Buried And Me.

Meshuggah aims to play a very special 25th anniversary set by performing selections from the band's entire discography. Fans have the opportunity to vote for the songs they want to hear at Facebook here (voting ends April 2nd).

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Metalunderground.com Official Podcast, Episode 9

This week certainly could've gone better for metal. Most of us woke Monday morning to the startling news that Dave Brockie, aka Oderus Urungus - visiting alien, hilarious aficionado of all things offensive, and lead singer of costumed shock metallers GWAR - had died in his sleep of unknown causes Sunday, March 23rd.

Naturally, co-hosts Kevin Perez (n0thinghead) and Mike Smith (OverkillExposure) felt it only right to devote a nice, twitching, juicy slab of this week's podcast to Dave/Oderus. [00:50:45] His sudden death will likely have a massive, throbbing, aching impact on the future of metal culture, an impact as understated and yet as ever-present as his three-decade influence while alive and killing.

It's not all bummer news, though. We have some live concert adventures to share as well. Kevin caught performances by two renowned progressive metal bands: The Ocean [00:08:58] and Between The Buried And Me. [00:37:15] Mike saw thrashers Destruction [00:00:44] and experienced a unique, unexpected, trend-bucking grassroots event dubbed Annihilation Fest, held in Lynchburg, Virginia. [00:27:01]

We'd like to thank Metal Blade Records for their permission to use GWAR's "Zombies, March!" to open up this special episode, which you can check out here.

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BTBAM To Film New DVD

Between The Buried And Me will be recording a new DVD in March. BTBAM's Tommy Rogers comments:

"We are very happy to announce that we are finally doing a DVD for The Future Sequence. In this age we live in you can watch us play any of our songs live online. So we wanted to give our fans something a little different... an intimate live performance of us playing in a studio. It will be a wonderful experience and I hope you all enjoy it as much as we enjoy playing these songs."

Metal Blade Records also adds: "The concept behind this project is in contrast with the band's ambitious and impressive live stage productions - this will feature the band in a small studio, an intimate setting in which they will perform 'The Future Sequence' in its entirety.

"Joining the band for this performance will be a small group of auxiliary musicians, including percussionists, saxophone, flute, string quartet. BTBAM will record at the Fidelitorium outside Winston-Salem, NC after the conclusion of their upcoming North American tour.

"Director Justin Reich will be behind the cameras for this project, and longtime BTBAM producer, Jamie King, will mix and master the audio. The release date is tentatively scheduled for the Fall." More...

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BTBAM Gearing Up For North American Tour

Between The Buried and Me will be returning to the road in 2014 with a headlining tour of North America.

Joining BTBAM on this trek will be Deafheaven, Intronaut, and The Kindred. In anticipation of the journey, the band recently released a short video recorded during its most recent North American excursion at the end of 2013.

The video, as the band describes is, "The process. The preparation. A small glimpse into the beginnings of a BTBAM show. Let's switch off together." The video was produced, filmed and directed by Raymond McCrea Jones and Wes Richardson, with editing by Raymond McCrea Jones, and visual effects by Wes Richardson. Check it out below, with full dates on the tour available after the jump. More...

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BTBAM Posts Behind The Scenes Footage

Between the Buried and Me has posted a behind-the-scenes clip online, which can be viewed below, and the band also comments:

"We just launched a new video on our YouTube, giving a little insight into the 'behind the scenes' of a live show. This was taken on our fall headline tour. We're heading out on another headline tour in 13 days, hitting parts of US and Canada, and hope to see you all out there!

"The video was produced, filmed and directed by Raymond McCrea Jones & Wes Richardson, with editing done by Raymond McCrea Jones, and visual FX by Wes Richardson."

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BTBAM Announces Headlining Tour

Between the Buried and Me (BTBAM) will be returning to the road in 2014 with a headlining tour of North America. Joining BTBAM on this trek will be Deafheaven, Intronaut, and The Kindred. Dates are as follows:

02/20 West Springfield, VA Empire
02/21 Huntington, NY Paramount Theater
02/22 Clifton Park, NY Upstate Concert Hall
02/23 Boston, MA Royale Nightclub
02/24 Burlington, VT Higher Ground
02/26 Montreal, QC Corona Theater
02/27 Quebec City, QC Imperial De Quebec
02/28 Toronto, ON Phoenix Concert Theatre
03/01 London, ON London Music Hall
03/02 Syracuse, NY Lost Horizon
03/04 Grand Rapids, MI Intersection
03/05 Palatine, IL Durty Nellie's
03/06 Milwaukee, WI The Rave
03/07 Lawrence, KS Granada Theatre
03/08 Omaha, NE The Waiting Room
03/10 Reno, NV The Knitting Factory
03/11 Oakland, CA Oakland Metro
03/12 Pomona, CA Glasshouse
03/14 Lubbock, TX Jake's Sports Café
03/15 San Antonio, TX White Rabbit
03/16 Grand Prairie, TX South By So What?! Festival
03/18 Sauget, IL Pop's
03/20 Ybor City, FL The Ritz Ybor
03/21 Ft. Lauderdale, FL Revolution
03/22 Athens, GA 40 Watt
03/23 Charlotte, NC Tremont Music Hall More...

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BTBAM Tour Ends Heavy In Tennessee

Between The Buried and Me have done some crazy things, such as playing "Colors" live in its entirety and following the hour-long album with a second complete set of fan-picked favorites. They've also been selling bundles of their latest album, "The Parallax II: Future Sequence," that include a full-size BTBAM NASA-themed space suit. It's safe to say that the bar on what constitutes 'crazy' for this band is set rather high. For the whole 35-date tour, which had started on September 13th in North Carolina, the band decided to go full crazy again and perform "Future Sequence," their longest album to date, in its entirety.

Moreover, they were bringing a slew of other near-virtuoso-level bands with them to add even more moments of jaw-dropping to the mix for the show. The Faceless, modern kings of start-stop melodic death metal, The Contortionist, a band pushing the boundaries of metal as much as they push the boundaries of jazz and djent, and The Safety Fire, groove-centric prog lads from overseas, rounded out the lineup. These Herculean feats of skill were all to close out the tour in Nashville, TN on October 25th at The Cannery Ballroom. More...

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The Faceless To Tour With BTBAM

The Faceless is currently preparing to embark on a massive North American tour as direct support to Between The Buried and Me, which kicks off on September 13th.

The band is still touring in support of latest effort, "Autotheism." A new tour promo and music video for the track "Ten Billion Years" is available below, and tour dates can be found after the jump.

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BTBAM Comments On Unapproved Releases

In what is apparently a reference to previous label Victory Records releasing the "Snapshot" 10 track compilation, Between the Buried and Me has posted the following message online about only buying releases directly from the band:

"Just so everyone knows, we have a merch button at the top of our page that is a listing of all our official merch stores. Please don't bother buying from anywhere else as it does not in any way filter through to us, nor do we have control over the quality of the product.

"Also, I know our fans are smart enough to know that if there is a new release coming out that we haven't advertised, then we obviously have nothing to do with it and again it is only profiting some third party that has no association with the band. We'd be more than happy if you just downloaded our old (ie: pre-Parallax) music and just continue coming to see us live.

"THANK YOU! See you all soon."

Between the Buried and Me left Victory Records several years ago and signed on with Metal Blade in 2011.

The band will also be touring with The Faceless and The Safety Fire in September. Dates are available at this location. More...

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BTBAM To Tour With The Faceless

Between the Buried and Me will be embarking on a headlining tour across North America this Fall. This tour will be the first time the band will be performing "The Parallax," both parts I and II, in their entirety (check out our reviews of part I and part II).

Joining the band for this tour will be The Faceless, The Contortionist, and The Safety Fire. The tour is scheduled to begin on September 13th in North Carolina and will wind its way across the U.S. and Western/Central Canada before wrapping up in Tennessee on October 25th. More...

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BTBAM Announces European Tour

Between the Buried and Me has announced the band's return to European stages for June for a run of festival and club shows. Dates are available below. Comments guitarist Paul Waggoner:

“We are really excited to get across the pond this summer and play for all of our loyal European fans, as well as hopefully gracing the ears of some folks who aren't familiar with what we do.”

Between the Buried and Me's concept album, "The Parallax II: Future Sequence" (reviewed here) released in October of 2012, and gave the North Carolina-based band its highest one week sales figure and Billboard chart position (17,102 and #22 respectively) since the group's inception in the early 2000's. More...

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Between The Buried And Me Announces Tour Dates

Between The Buried And Me will embark on the band's first North American tour since the release of "The Parallax II: Future Sequence" this February, joining Coheed and Cambria for a six-week tour that kicks off February 4 in Washington, D.C. Dates are as follows:

Feb. 4 Washington, DC 9:30 Club
Feb. 5 Washington, DC 9:30 Club
Feb. 7 Pittsburgh, PA Stage AE
Feb. 8 Detroit, MI The Fillmore
Feb. 9 Chicago, IL Congress Theatre
Feb. 10 Minneapolis, MN First Avenue
Feb. 12 Des Moines, IA Val Air Ballroom
Feb. 14 Denver, CO Ogden Theatre
Feb. 15 Salt Lake City, UT SaltAir
Feb. 17 Portland, OR Roseland Theater
Feb. 18 Vancouver, BC Vogue Theatre
Feb. 19 Seattle, WA Showbox SoDo
Feb. 21 San Francisco, CA Warfield Theater
Feb. 22 Los Angeles, CA The Wiltern
Feb. 25 San Diego, CA House of Blues
Feb. 26 Tempe, AZ The Marquee
Feb. 27 Albuquerque, NM Sunshine Theatre
Mar. 1 Austin, TX Stubb's Waller Creek Outdoor Amphitheater
Mar. 2 Houston, TX Bayou Music Center
Mar. 3 Dallas, TX Palladium Ballroom
Mar. 5 Atlanta, GA The Tabernacle
Mar. 6 St. Petersburg, FL Jannus Live
Mar. 7 Lake Buena Vista, FL House of Blues
Mar. 8 Miami, FL The Fillmore
Mar. 10 Charlotte, NC The Fillmore
Mar. 11 Philadelphia, PA Electric Factory
Mar. 14 Boston, MA House of Blues
Mar. 16 New York, NY Radio City Music Hall More...

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BTBAM Posts Instructional Videos For "Telos"

With the release of Between The Buried And Me's new album, "The Parallax II: Future Sequence" (Oct. 9, Metal Blade Records), just days away, the band has now released a collection of instructional videos for the new song "Telos."

Loudwire is featuring clips of guitar players Dustie Waring and Paul Waggoner's performances of the song, Modern Drummer has Blake Richardson's drum clip, and the Dan Brigg's bass video can be viewed on the band's official YouTube page. The clips are also all available below. More...

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Between The Buried And Me Posts New Video

Between The Buried And Me has unveiled the first official video from the North Carolina band's new album, "The Parallax II: Future Sequence" (out Oct. 9th on Metal Blade Records), for "Astral Body." The video is premiering today via Alternative Press' website right here.

The four-minute clip was directed by Wes Richardson and builds upon the story laid out in "The Parallax: Hypersleep Dialogues" (2011 EP) and the forthcoming, 12-track concept album "The Parallax II: Future Sequence." The band's upcoming tour dates are: More...

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Between The Buried And Me Posts Studio Footage

The final studio footage from Between The Buried And Me's "The Parallax II: Future Sequence" recording sessions has now been posted online. You can check out the clip via Revolver Magazine's website here or in the player below.

The clip opens with singer Tommy Rogers working on keyboard parts with co-producer Jamie King and follows Rogers as he works on vocals, including playfully wielding a pocket knife during one of the clips, for the 12-track release which Metal Sucks has already deemed a "masterpiece."

Pre-order bundles are available now here with digital pre-orders available via iTunes. More...

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FFF 2012 Announces Day Lineup Schedule

AUSTIN, TX (SEPTEMBER 5, 2012) – FUN FUN FUN FEST announced today the daily schedule for the 7th annual festival with Single Day Tickets now on sale for the Fest to be held November 2-4, 2012 at Auditorium Shores in Austin.

Recently reunited legendary hip-hop outfit Run-D.M.C will headline opening night, along with performances from Santigold, seminal L.A. punk group X, Dillon Francis and Twin Sister. Saturday night will feature Girl Talk, Johnny Lydon’s PiL, Refused, A$AP Rocky, Diamond Rugs and more. Closing out the final day of the Fest are sets by Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros, Turbonegro, Etienne De Crecy, and Black Moth Super Rainbow. Check out the complete schedule by day with performance times below. More...

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BTBAM Posts Pre-Production Video Clip

Between The Buried And Me take fans inside the pre-production sessions for what would become "The Parallax II: Future Sequence" in a video clip available now via Metal Sucks here.

The footage shows the Charlotte, North Carolina band working on arrangements and song titles while preparing to enter the studio to record the 12-track, conceptual album which is set for an October 9threlease via Metal Blade Records.

Pre-order bundles are available now at this location. Between The Buried And Me recently wrapped the Summer Slaughter tour and will kick off a European trek on October 1st followed by Japanese, Australian, and New Zealand tour dates with Animals as Leaders opening in November. More...

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Between The Buried And Me Touring Australia

Between the Buried and Me has announced a run of Australian tour dates in November alongside Animals As Leaders. The tour poster can be viewed below, and dates are as follows:

Tuesday 13 November – Amplifier Bar, Perth (18+)
Wednesday 14 November – Fowlers, Adelaide (Lic/AA)
Thursday 15 November – The Zoo, Brisbane (18+)
Friday 16 November – The Corner Hotel, Melbourne (18+)
Saturday 17 November – The Metro, Sydney (18+)

Between the Buried and Me will also be releasing new album "The Parallax II: Future Sequence" via Metal Blade Records on October 9th in North America, and October 5th/8th in Europe. You can listen to a new song off the album, titled "Telos," at this location. More...

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Between The Buried And Me Streaming New Song

Between the Buried and Me (BTBAM) recently announced that new album, "The Parallax II: Future Sequence," will be released via Metal Blade Records on October 9th, in North America, and October 5th/8th in Europe. The first single BTBAM is performing live and releasing is entitled Telos. The song can be heard in its entirety now in the player below. The album's track listing is:

1. Goodbye To Everything
2. Astral Body
3. Lay Your Ghosts to Rest
4. Autumn
5. Extremophile Elite
6. Parallax
7. The Black Box
8. Telos
9. Bloom
10. Melting City
11. Silent Flight Parliament
12. Goodbye to Everything Reprise

Regarding the concept of The Parallax II: Future Sequence, the new full-length album picks up where the 2011 EP, The Parallax: Hypersleep Dialogues, left off. "The two main characters of the story take on a journey through space and time with the unenviable task of having to cure the flaws of humanity by any means necessary. While the EP served mostly as an introduction to the characters, Future Sequence contains the action of the story. The lyrics are written in the stream of consciousness style, which really helps to capture the perspective and emotion of the characters. We really enjoyed the challenge of writing this record, and I think we were all pleasantly surprised with how well the music and lyrics jived with one another. I couldn't be happier with how Future Sequence turned out," comments guitarist Paul Waggoner.

Vocalist and keyboardist Tommy Rogers adds his thoughts on the musical direction of The Parallax II: Future Sequence. "This album is Between the Buried and Me on steroids. I feel like we have created an album that perfectly mirrors the band we've been trying to create since day one. An album that has sounds that will stimulate many genres and music fans alike. A conceptual journey that takes the listener to worlds that seem familiar and worlds that make you scratch your head. From start to finish this is music we want to create, not music we think people want us to create. We create songs that keep us (and hopefully you) excited about heavy music. Keep listening… something new will be there each time. Enjoy the music… we enjoyed writing it." More...

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