Between The Buried And Me
From: Raleigh, NC, United States
Last Known Status: Active
Between the Buried and Me is an American heavy metal band from Raleigh, North Carolina.
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Between The Buried And Me are currently finishing up the writing process for their next album, the title of which has yet to be solidified. According to the band, "the songs are sounding killer and we can't wait to unleash them on everyone." BTBAM will be in the studio with Jamie King in North Carolina in May/June recording the effort, with Matthew Ellard (Weezer, Converge) then slated to mix the material in Massachusetts. The record will hit stores later this year through Victory Records.
Thomas Rogers, frontman for Between The Buried And Me, has started an electronic project, called Giles (Rogers' middle name). Victory Records will release his new self-titled album, which was recorded and mixed by Jamie King, on April 19th. Here's how the label describes the material:
"Giles is an amalgamation of Tommy's love for electronic music and desire to do something creative and fresh. Giles can be described as a combination of electroclash and industrial music written with a metal mindset. Tommy wrote the self-titled debut album as he would?ve written songs for Between The Buried And Me, except this time, he wrote and programmed them on a keyboard. Giles sounds like a hodgepodge of Fischerspooner meets Diesel Boy meets Mike Patton."
Between The Buried And Me have announced the addition of Erie, PA bassist Dan Briggs to their lineup. Briggs replaces Kevin Falk, who left the group a few weeks ago.
Between The Buried And Me have parted ways with bassist Kevin Falk and drummer Jason Roe. According to the group, "there's no bad blood between anyone, and we wish them all the best in the their future endeavors." BTBAM have subsequently added drummer Blake Richardson (Glass Casket) to their lineup, however no bassist replacement has been named yet. Meanwhile, the band recently began writing their next full-length for Victory Records. They plan to demo a new song, entitled "Alaska," in early February.
Darkest Hour, Between the Buried and Me and Fear Before the March of Flames will be on tour with Kylesa and Cattle Decapitation joining for a brief amount of dates. Here are the tour dates:
11/12 Harisonburgh, VA Captin T's
11/13 Spartenburg, SC Ground Zero
11/14 Atlanta, GA Hell/Masquerade
11/15 Tampa, FL The Orphuem
11/16 W/ Palm Beach, FL The Factory
11/17 Orlando, FL Screamers
w/ Cattle Decapitation: More...
Between the Buried and Me have officially filled the space left by former guitarist Shane Blay with Dustie Waring of Glass Casket. The band's reports that Glass Casket is still together and Dustie will continue in both bands.
The following dates for the upcoming Darkest Hour and Between the Buried and Me tour have been confirmed:
11/12 Harrisonburg, VA @ Captain Tee's
11/13 Spartanburg, SC @ Ground Zero
11/14 Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
11/15 Tampa, FL @ The Orpheum
11/16 Fort Lauderdale, FL @ The Factory
11/17 Orlando, FL @ Screamers
11/19 Houston, TX @ Fat Cat's (formerly Mary Jane's)
11/20 San Antonio, TX @ Sin 13
11/21 Austin, TX @ Emo's
11/23 Albuquerque, NM @ Launchpad
12/02 Vancouver, BC @ Mesa Luna
12/03 Seattle, WA @ Graceland
Bands experimenting with or utilizing multiple genres is nothing new in popular music, but the North Carolina ensemble Between The Buried and Me does blend two styles not commonly considered compatible. The five-member group, who play tonight at the Blue Sky Court, call their sound "metalcore," a surging, sonically powerful combination of heavy metal and hardcore.
Vocalist and keyboardist Tommy Rogers acknowledges that this isn't exactly an everyday occurrence on the music front, but said that linking these two approaches hasn't proven that difficult.
"Part of it comes from the fact that everyone in the band has been very influenced by both heavy metal and hardcore groups," Rogers said. "When I sit down to write along with (guitarist) Paul (Waggoner) we don't consciously think OK, we've got to have so much heavy metal in the licks or so much hardcore in the arrangement. We have to make sure that in the songs the transitions make sense, and the songs really flow rather than just becoming extreme. But I think there's more similarity between heavy metal and hardcore and easier to write songs using these than doing a song with a heavy metal foundation and then trying to put a jazz part in the middle."
Read the full article at Nashvilly City Paper.
DARKEST HOUR will be hosting MTV2's "Heabanger's Ball" on Saturday, September 18.
In other news, DARKEST HOUR will tour Canada with CURSED in October. Confirmed dates are as follows:
Oct. 07 - London, ON @ Embassy
Oct. 08 - Toronto, ON @ Kathedral
Oct. 09 - Kingston, ON @ Clark Hall Pub
Oct. 10 - Ottawa, ON @ Mavericks
Oct. 11 - Montreal, QC @ El Salon
Oct. 12 - Trois-Rivieres, QC @ Café Rock
Oct. 13 - St. John, NB @ Studio 112
Oct. 14 - Charlottetown, PEI @ The Arts Guild
Oct. 15 - Halifax, NS @ Pavilion
Oct. 15 - Halifax, NS @ The Attic
Oct. 16 - Sydney, NS @ Pit Lounge
Oct. 16 - Sydney, NS @ Maple Leaf Lounge
Oct. 17 - Fredericton, NB @ Elk's Club
Oct. 18 - Quebec City, QC @ L'Anti
Oct. 19 - Barrie, ON @ Foundation
Oct. 20 - St. Catharines, ON @ L'3
Following the Canadian tour, Darkest Hour will tour the U.S. one last time before taking a break to complete their new record. The tour will run from November 12 to December 12 and will also include Between The Buried And Me, Kylesa, Cattle Decapitation, and Fear Before The March Of Flames. Exact cities and dates will be announced soon. Darkest Hour will also be releasing a DVD filmed on Ozzfest that will include footage of them beating Bleeding Through in dodge ball.
Darkest Hour are continuing to tour in support of their latest album, "Hidden Hands of A Sadist Nation", which was released in May 2003 through Victory Records. The CD includes guest appearances from Tomas Lindberg (At The Gates, The Crown), Anders Björler (At The Gates, The Haunted), Peter Wichers (Soilwork) and Marcus Sunesson (The Crown).
On July 23rd, the Cannot Afford Hellfest Fest will be taking place at Captain Tees in Harrisonburg, VA. Tickets are $12 and the show begins at 7 PM. The following bands are slated to perform:
Between The Buried And Me
Scars Of Tomorrow
I Killed The Prom Queen
Burnt By The Sun has now lined up additional tour dates, primarily on the West Coast, for August. Premonitions Of War will be joining them, as will, on August 19th, Between The Buried And Me. Here's the latest:
8/14 Pittsburgh PA @ Garfield Artworks
8/15 Cleveland OH @ StrHessFest
8/18 Albuquerque, NM @ Launch Pad
dates w/ Between The Buried And Me
8/19 Phoenix AZ @ Modified
8/20 San Diego CA @ Che Café
8/21 Bakersfield CA @ Jerry's Pizza
8/22 Corona CA @ Showcase Theatre
8/23 San Francisco CA @ Pound SF
8/25 Seattle WA @ Studio Seven
8/27 Denver CO @ Rock Island
8/28 Kansas City MO @ El Torreon
8/29 St. Louis MO @ Creepy Crawl
Converge, Cave In and Between The Buried And Me have announced the "You Fail Me Tour 2K4" tour to take place September. The following dates have leaked with a full list on the way:
10/02 St. Petersburg, FL State Theater
10/06 San Antonio, TX Sin 13
10/08 Phoenix, AZ Old Brickhouse
10/12 West Hollywood, CA Troubadour
10/20 Omaha, NE Ranch Bowl
10/22 Chicago, IL The Bottom Lounge
10/26 Pittsburgh, PA Nick's Fat City
On May 2nd, A Day At The Park Fest will be taking place at the Newburgh Skatepark in Newburgh, NY. The show will start at noon and include the following bands:
Burnt By The Sun
Most Precious Blood
All Out War
Walls Of Jericho
Between The Buried And Me
The Red Chord
North Carolina's Between The Buried And Me has officially added former Evelynn drummer Jason Roe to their lineup, effectively replacing the recently departed Mark Castillo. Additionally, Shane Blay (ex-Evelynn) and bassist Kevin Falk (This Day In Age) have joined the group. Blay replaces Nick Fletcher while Falk replaces Jason King, who recently left the band to focus on school. Meanwhile, BTBAM will begin touring full-time once again at the end of March. They're now being booked by Matt Pike at The Kenmore Agency, so send an email here you'd like to book them.
BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME has updated their official site with the following message:
"Hello all... we have lots of news at this moment. First off, we finally found a guitarist. Secondly, we lost our drummer Mark Castillo because we weren't "fun" enough for him to stay in the band. So once again we are looking for a new full time drummer. Please email email@example.com if you want to tryout. You need to be very motivated and willing to dedicate your life to our band. Serious musicians only... we're tired of flakes honestly. We are still planning to tour constantly when we get this lineup situation figured out. Sorry to those wanting to see us live on the 10th of january in charlotte, nc... we had to cancel to due to this problem. We'll be back soon, we promise."