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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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Devin Townsend Project Premieres New Song

Devin Townsend Project premieres a new song entitled "Secret Sciences", taken from the upcoming new album "Transcendence", which will be out in stores September 09th through InsideOut Music.

Check out now "Secret Sciences" below.

Next month you can catch Devin Townsend Project out with Between The Buried And Me and Fallujah on the following tour dates: More...

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Blastfest 2017 Announces 14 More Bands

It's just over eight months until one of the highlights of the metal festival calendar is upon us once again... Blastfest!

The festival is held in Norway's Bergen, a city steeped in metal culture and famed for its natural beauty with its location between seven mountains and seven fjords. Blastfest takes place right in the heart of winter on 22nd - 25th February, 2017.

Now on the lead up to its fourth incarnation, acts such as Devin Townsend Project, Dying Fetus and Hell have already been announced. Today 14 more groups are confirmed, with the current linup as follows:

Devin Townsend Project / Dying Fetus / Between The Buried & Me / Hell / Peste Noire / Memoriam / Batushka / Akercocke / Ajattara / Horna / Benighted / Hour Of Penance / Angelcorpse / The Monolith Deathcult / Hatesphere / Misþyrming / Zhrine / Trident / Emptiness / IXXI / Regarde Les Hommes Tomber / Lucifers Child / Deluge / Auðn / Nordjevel / Darkend / Beneath / Avslut / Doomas / Aspherium / Ade / Plus More TBA More...

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BTBAM Announces Tour With Devin Townsend

Two of progressive metal's most influential bands will join forces for the "Transcending the Coma Tour" this fall: Between the Buried and Me and Devin Townsend Project have plotted a co-headlining run, with Fallujah as support.

Tickets will be on sale on Friday, May 20th at 10:00am local time online or through local venue ticket outlets; see below for all dates.

Between the Buried and Me tour dates
May 22 - Columbus, OH - Rock on the Range

Between the Buried and Me tour dates
w/ Devin Townsend Project, Fallujah
Sept. 9 - Nashville, TN - Marathon Music Works
Sept. 10 - Charleston, SC - Music Farm
Sept. 11 - Orlando, FL - The Plaza
Sept. 12 - Charlotte, NC - Amos' Southend
Sept. 13 - Silver Spring, MD - The Fillmore Silver Spring
Sept. 15 - Philadelphia, PA - Theatre Of Living Arts
Sept. 16 - New York, NY - Playstation Theater
Sept. 17 - Worcester, MA - The Palladium +Sabaton
Sept. 21 - Columbus, OH - Newport Music Hall
Sept. 22 - Detroit, MI - St. Andrews Hall
Sept. 23 - Chicago, IL - House of Blues
Sept. 24 - Grand Rapids, MI - The Intersection
Sept. 25 - Louisville, KY - Mercury Ballroom
Sept. 27 - New Orleans, LA - The Joy Theater
Sept. 29 - Dallas, TX - Gas Monkey Live
Oct. 5 - San Francisco, CA - The Regency Ballroom
Oct. 6 - Los Angeles, CA - The Novo
Oct. 7 - Tempe, AZ - The Marquee
Oct. 8 - Las Vegas, NV - Brooklyn Bowl * no DTP
Oct. 9 - Sacramento, CA - Ace of Spades
Oct. 11 - Boise, ID - Knitting Factory * no DTP
Oct. 12 - Spokane, WA - Knitting Factory
Oct. 13 - Portland, OR - Crystal Ballroom
Oct. 14 - Seattle, WA - Studio Seven

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BTBAM Posts "The Ectopic Stroll" Video

Currently on the road with August Burns Red and Good Tiger, Between The Buried And Me has now launched a new live video from this tour for "The Ectopic Stroll."

Filmed at the Roxy Theater in Los Angeles (an intimate venue for this massive trek!), "The Ectopic Stroll" can be viewed below. The track is taken from the band's latest album, "Coma Ecliptic."

Following this current co-headlining run with August Burns Red, Between The Buried And Me will appear at festivals across the country, including Carolina Rebellion and Rock On The Range.

w/ August Burns Red, Good Tiger
Apr. 7 - Peoria, IL @ Limelight Eventplex
Apr. 8 - Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave
Apr. 9 - Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE
Apr. 10 - Guelph, ON @ Guelph Concert Theatre
Apr. 12 - Quebec City, QC @ Imperial
Apr. 13 - Portland, ME @ State Theatre
Apr. 14 - Providence, RI @ Lupos
Apr. 15 - Philadelphia, PA @ Fillmore
Apr. 16 - Albany, NY @ Upstate Concert Hall
Apr. 17 - New York, NY @ Webster Hall

Between The Buried And Me festivals:
May 6 - Concord, NC @ Carolina Rebellion
May 22 - Columbus, OH @ Rock on the Range More...

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BTBAM Kicking Off New Tour Run

Between The Buried And Me will kick off a co-heading North American tour with August Burns Red later this week.

Set to commence on March 4th in Sayreville, New Jersey at Starland Ballroom, the lengthy trek will traverse over three dozen cities, coming to a close on April 17th in New York, New York at Webster Hall. Additional support will be provided by The Faceless and Good Tiger.

3/04/2016 Starland Ballroom - Sayreville, NJ
3/05/2016 The National - Richmond, VA
3/07/2016 Revolution - Ft Lauderdale, FL
3/08/2016 Jannus Landing - Tampa, FL
3/09/2016 Iron City - Birmingham, AL
3/10/2016 Soul Kitchen - Mobile, AL
3/11/2016 Minglewood Theater - Memphis, TN
3/12/2016 Pageant - St. Louis, MO
3/14/2016 Summit Music Hall - Denver, CO
3/15/2016 Complex - Salt Lake City, UT
3/16/2016 Brooklyn Bowl - Las Vegas, NV
3/17/2016 Rialto - Tucson, AZ
3/18/2016 House Of Blues - San Diego, CA
3/19/2016 Self Help Festival | NOS Event Center - San Bernardino, CA
3/21/2016 Regency - San Francisco, CA
3/22/2016 Ace Of Spades - Sacramento, CA
3/23/2016 Roseland - Portland, OR
3/24/2016 Showbox SoDo - Seattle, WA
3/25/2016 Knitting Factory - Spokane, WA
3/26/2016 Vogue - Vancouver, BC
3/28/2016 Union Hall - Edmonton, AB
3/29/2016 MacEwan Hall - Calgary, AB
3/30/2016 O'Brians Event Centre - Saskatoon, SK More...

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BTBAM Announces Tour With August Burns Red

Between The Buried And Me and August Burns Red are joining forces for a North American tour that kicks off on March 4th in Sayreville, NJ at Starland Ballroom. With additional support from The Faceless and Good Tiger, the tour will wrap up in New York, NY on April 17th at Webster Hall.

Between The Buried And Me completed an extensive North American headlining tour with Enslaved, Intronaut, and Native Construct this past November/December in support of latest album, "Coma Ecliptic."

The tour directly follows August Burns Red's appearance at the 58th annual Grammy Award Ceremony where the Lancaster, PA five-piece is nominated for Best Metal Performance for the song "Identity." More...

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Death Goat Launches Through Steam

The indie twin-stick shooter Death Goat just landed on Steam and is available now for $2.99.

While actually a feature complete casual game, Death Goat is currently in "early access" mode as new features are being added (funded by gamers picking up this version early).

Why should metal heads give a shit (besides the name "Death Goat" of course)? Glad you asked - it's got an all-metal soundtrack including music from:

Between The Buried And Me
Byzantine
Holy Grail
God Forbid
Bloodshot Dawn
I Legion
Tyrant of Death
The Raven Autarchy
Dethlehem
Warforged
Konkeror
Lorelei
Vanisher
Immortal Guardian More...

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BTBAM Partners With "10 Bands One Cause"

After the success of 2014's "Ten Bands One Cause" effort - which raised $28,046.50 for Gilda's Club NYC, an organization that provides free support to people with cancer - ten new artists joined the program in 2015: Between The Buried And Me, Run The Jewels, Sturgill Simpson, Joey Bada$$, Al Green, Chet Faker, Pierce The Veil, Primus, Clutch, and Ingrid Michaelson.

In conjunction with RED, the aforementioned bands released a limited pink vinyl edition of their latest album, with all proceeds going to Gilda's Club NYC. To date, the program has brought in an impressive $36,758 for the cause - which also includes donations from several companies (such as Metal Blade Records, which gave a skinned ASG guitar for auction).

For more information about "Ten Bands One Cause" and how you can help, please visit this location. GCNYC was founded in 1995 in memory of Gilda Radner, the comedian and original cast member of Saturday Night Live who passed away in 1989 from ovarian cancer. GCNYC's mission is to support, educate and empower cancer patients and their families.

Set to kick off a North American tour later this month (see below for all dates), Between The Buried And Me released latest album, "Coma Ecliptic," this past summer via Metal Blade Records. More...

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BTBAM Announces Tour With Enslaved

Between the Buried and Me will return to the road this fall to headline North America with support from Norway's Enslaved plus progressive masters Intronaut and prog newcomers Native Construct.

Between the Buried and Me's Dan Briggs comments: "This is a package that we handpicked each band, which doesn't always happen. It shows off the diversity of the progressive music universe and we couldn't be more excited to have a young band like Native Construct, Intronaut who are great friends of ours already, and the legends in Enslaved, along with us."

Ivar from Enslaved offered the following statement: "When we ended our highly successful tour just this March, it was with an outspoken 'we sure hope there's another trip across the pond already this year.' And wouldn't you know it; there IS going to be just that! The gods heard our call. OR; it could have been the booking agents and Between the Buried and Me - this tour coming up from November 18th 2015 will see us supporting them on a trek throughout USA for the following month. We will add our extreme flavour to the prog-metal package; to make sure our own faithful American fans (which we will never be able to thank enough for their relentless support), as well as the new listeners we'll meet on the way gets the full-blown Enslaved-experience!"

To know what you're getting into, check out our reviews for the latest albums from Native Construct, Enslaved, and BTBAM. More...

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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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