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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.

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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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Between The Buried And Me Announces December Shows

Between The Buried And Me has lined up a few tour dates this December which will see them be joined by He Is Legend, Advent and Nightbear.

The tour dates are as follows:

December
4 - Charlotte, NC - Amos' Southend
5 - Macon, GA - Macon Venue Project
6 - Wilmington, NC - The Soapbox
7 - Charleston, SC - The Music Farm

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Children Of Bodom Talk About Tour

Children Of Bodom is currently on the road in North America with The Black Dahlia Murder and Between The Buried And Me. Children Of Bodom bassist Henkka Seppälä has issued the following update from the road:

"West Coast is done, so is the plains, and we are now here in the Midwest. San Fran was one of the best I think. Great venue, great crowd, especially right in front of me... Then the warmth ended. Went to Portland and Seattle. So, cooler weather, but good crowds again! Then refreshing dip in the Salt Lake. This venue was new to us, and on the shore of the lake, but it was surprising that there was so many people. Wow, we do have great package here! Then good times in Denver, and crazy sweaty show in Kansas City, and the infamous salsa party after the show. Many blackouts, but we survived. To Illinois. The Pop's, to Minnesota, where the expected happened. The first ones to get sick. No surprise, me, like always and Jaska too. First thing in the morning, hospital, couple of hours there to find out what's wrong. Ten hard medication. So the Myth show was really hard for us. We had good times but physically it was really difficult. House of Blues Chicago is always good, and the sick ones were not so sick any more, but still really hard to pull off a Children Of Bodom show. We try our best. And tonight Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Let's see how the Rave is treating us! Hope nobody's getting sick anymore..."

Children Of Bodom's new album, "Blooddrunk", landed at position No. 22 on The Billboard 200 chart after selling over 19,000 copies in its first week of release.

Henkka Seppälä and Children Of Bodom guitarist/vocalist Alexi Laiho have launched a clothing line by the name of Wildchild Industries. According to a posting on the Children Of Bodom fan site Scythes-Of-Bodom.com, "many ideas for their designs come from Alexi himself, hence the name of the company. Even though Alexi and Henkka are involved with Wildchild Industries and it goes by Alexi's stage name, their products are not Children Of Bodom merchandise or strictly related to the band in other ways."

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Children Of Bodom Bassist Posts Tour Report

Children Of Bodom bassist Henkka Seppälä has posted the following update from the road:

"The first headlining tour in the States since 2006. We are excited!!! Our first time in Baltimore was really cool. Of course we didn't expect anything but there were people and the crowd was great!! Thanks for that. McNulty didn't show up tho...

"And the show in Masquerade in Atlanta was one of the hottest we have experienced ever. Really. It was difficult for us, but I bet it was difficult for the crowd too. But we pulled it off somehow and it was sweaty and intense. Just the way I like it!

"Now we are heading to Texas, hope there are no hurricanes coming our way. Looking forward to play the new venue in Dallas, and also to hang out more with the Black Dahlia and Between guys later on, not enough parties yet, but I m sure we'll fix that!"

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Testament Announces Headlining US Tour Dates

TESTAMENT has announced a string of headlining dates this October with Louisiana metallers Soilent Green. The tour includes TESTAMENT’s appearance at the Hammerstein Ballroom on October 9 in New York City, where they will be direct support to headliners Children of Bodom; also special guests, The Black Dahlia Murder and Between The Buried and Me.

Guitarist Eric Peterson checked in to discuss the Metal Masters tour and the band’s upcoming US headlining dates: "We just finished the Metal Masters tour, and it was a great tour to be on. Unfortunately, it went by too quick. We got to know everyone towards the end, and it started to feel like family. It’s too bad it had to end so soon, especially after getting to know everyone. Hopefully, the Metal Masters will continue next year in Europe."

"In the meantime, we’re heading to Japan and Australia. The last time we played there in ’06, we promised our fans we’d have a new record out the next time we came around. We kept our promise and we’re excited to get back there and play it for them."

"Once we get back, we’ll be headlining some east coast shows, including a one-off with Children of Bodom at the infamous Hammerstein Ballroom in NYC. We’ll have full production, so we’re excited to put on our whole show. This tour is going to focus on secondary markets, so we don’t spoil anything for next year. We plan on having a big year and putting a big package together, wink wink."

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Testament To Support Children Of Bodom In New York

Finnish rockers Children Of Bodom has announced the addition of Bay Area thash legends Testament to the lineup of their show in New York on October 9th at the legendary Hammerstein Ballroom venue. Also on the bill will be The Black Dahlia Murder and Between The Buried And Me.

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Black Dahlia Murder Joins Children Of Bodom Tour

Children Of Bodom announced today that in addition to the already confirmed support act of Between The Buried And Me, they will also be joined by The Black Dahlia Murder on their North American tour. The trek is scheduled to kick off on September 11th in Baltimore, Maryland.

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Between The Buried And Me Announces DVD Release

Blabbermouth.net reports: Raleigh, North Carolina-based progressive metalcore quintet BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME will film its August 2 concert at Rocket Town in Nashville, Tennessee for a forthcoming DVD. The band will perform its latest album, "Colors", in its entirety along with a fan-voted "greatest hits" set. The disc, tentatively titled "Colors Live", is scheduled for release on October 18, 2008.

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Children Of Bodom Posts Tour E-Card Online

Children Of Bodom recently announced a headlining North American tour and to help promote it, they've posted a special tour E-Card online which you can check out below. Also on the tour will be Between The Buried And Me and an unannounced special guest.

Tour dates are as follows:

September
11 - Baltimore, MD - Rams Head Live
12 - Norfolk, VA - The NorVa
13 - Atlanta, GA - Masquerade
14 - Orlando, FL - Hard Rock Live
16 - Dallas, TX - House of Blues
18 - Tucson, AZ - Rialto Theatre
19 - Los Angeles, CA - Wiltern
20 - Las Vegas, NV - House of Blues
21 - San Francisco, CA - The Warfield
22 - Portland, OR - Roseland Theater
23 - Seattle, WA - Showbox Market
25 - Salt Lake City, UT - Salt Air
26 - Denver, CO -Gothic
27 - Kansas City, MO - Beaumont Club
28 - St.Louis, MO - Pop's
30 - Minneapolis, MN - Myth

October
1 - Chicago, IL - House of Blues
2 - Milwaukee, WI - The Eagles Club
3 - Columbus, OH - Newport Music Hall
4 - Detroit, MI - Clutch's Cargo
6 - Cleveland, OH - House of Blues
7 - Rochester, NY - Water Street Music Hall
8 - Philadelphia, PA - Electric Factory
9 - New York, NY - Hammerstein
10 - Worcester, MA - Palladium More...

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Headliners Announced For Rock and Shock Fest

While no real news has surfaced about the 5th annual Rock and Shock festival, which takes place at The Palladium in Worcester, MA, the headliners have quietly been added to the venue's website. The festival will go from Friday, October 10th to Sunday October 12th. The bands announced for Friday are: Children Of Bodom, Between The Buried And Me, and Obituary. The bands for Saturday are GWAR and Mushroomhead. The only band listed for Sunday is Insane Clown Posse.

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Between The Buried And Me To Film Live DVD

BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME have posted the following update:

“Ok…the rumours are true. We are going to be filming a live DVD on August 2nd in Nashville, TN. The show will be at Rocket Town…more info to come. We will be playing two sets (one ‘Colors’ set, and one ‘other songs’ set). Soon a website will be available for all of you to vote on which songs you want to hear and see for the second set. Lots of info to come! For our DVD show we are going to do a limited run of ‘Colors’ t-shirts. We want to do a shirt for each song (eight shirts total)…we want YOU to design these shirts for us. Send any ideas or art to btbamdvd@gmail.com. We are very excited to see what you all come up with!”

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Dream Theater Drummer Checks In

Dream Theater drummer Mike Portnoy has posted the following message regarding the end of the Progressive Nation tour with Opeth, Between The Buried And Me and 3:

"Well, I guess all good things must come to an end...

"I am happy to report that the inaugural run of Progressive Nation has indeed been an undisputed success in every respect!

"The ticket sales were great all across the board, the fans all seemed to really enjoy themselves at all of the shows and all four bands had a great time playing together and hanging out everyday and night.

"It all went by so fast....I guess time really does fly when you're having fun!! More...

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Dream Theater Slays Calgary Fans

Progressive Nation 2008 swung by Calgary, AB this weekend for a two-night musical extravaganza, featuring Dream Theater, Opeth, 3 and Between the Buried and Me.

While much of the sold-out crowd was still working its way through the doors at Friday’s show, the Woodstock, NY-based 3 kicked things off in MacEwan Hall. A wild blend of acoustic and electric guitars and a keyboardist pulling double duty as a second drummer fired up the crowd and a lot of people who came just for Opeth or Dream Theater were drawn into the hall, rather than going straight for the beer gardens – a rare feat for opening bands at shows of this caliber. A high energy stage presence and an increasing heaviness and rapidity to their music left the crowd wanting more – and 3’s frontman Joey Eppard probably wanting some new guitar strings as they snapped up from his acoustic at the end of their final song, “Amaze Disgrace.” When I caught up with him after the show and commented on the serious string breakage going on up there, he gleaned proudly and stated “I broke all of them!” Turns out the guy plays so hard, his Knucklehead strings can’t always keep up. Sometimes they stand up to the abuse, sometimes they don’t. Somebody get this guy an endorsement! More...

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Seattle Gets Progressive with Progressive Nation

The Progessive Nation Tour’s headlining acts are a match made in heaven for prog fans. Combining Opeth and Dream Theater on the same bill is something that should have happened a long time ago, and sweetening the pot with prog newcomers Three and the more experimental Between the Buried and Me created a perfect storm of progressive metal. To further set this tour apart from similar acts the bands chose to use almost entirely fully seated venues instead of the typical standing setup. More...

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Loads More Bands Confirmed For Download 2008

The following acts have been confirmed for the UK's Download festival : ARMY OF FRESHMAN, BEAT UNION, BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME, BIG LINDA, BLACK HOLE, CAIMBO, CRY FOR SILENCE, FALL OF TROY, FIGHTING WITH WIRE, FINGER ELEVEN, FROM FIRST TO LAST, THE GALVATRONS, GLAMOUR OF THE KILL, THE HAZE, LAST SUPPER, MALEFICE, MEXICOLAS, SONS OF ALBION, STONE GODS, ROLO TOMASSI and VOODOO SIX

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Meshuggah, DEP And BTBAM To Tour Europe

BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME have updated their tour schedule to announce a string of dates with MESHUGGAH and THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN.

Confirmed dates for the trek include:

June
17 - Rohre - Stuttgart, Germany
18 - Roxy - Aschaffenburg, Germany
20 - VK - Brussels, Belgium
21 - 013 - Tilburg, Holland
22 - Hellfest - Clisson, France
24 - Salzhaus - Winterthur, Switzerland
25 - Roxy - Prague, Czech Republic
27 - Club Vaudeville - Lindau, Germany
30 - Palasport - Bolzano, Italy

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Between The Buried And Me Announce Tour Dates

BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME have lined up the following upcoming headling tour dates with GIANT and LYE BY MISTAKE:

March 30 - Lancaster, PA @ Chameleon Club
March 31 - T.B.A.
April 1 - Montreal, ON @ Le Studio
April 2 - Ottowa, ON @ T.B.A.
April 3 - Toronto ON @ Reverb
April 4 - Guelp, ON @ Vinyl
April 5 - London, ON @ Salt Lounge
April 7 - Louisville, KY @ Uncle Pleasants
April 8 - Knoxville, TN @ Valarium
April 9 - Greensboro, NC @ Greene Street Club
April 10 - Carrboro, NC @ Cat’s Cradle
April 11 - Charlotte, NC @ Amos’ Southend

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Ozzfest 2008 Rumours Begin To Surface

Bands for the limited run dates which will make up OZZFEST 2008 have started to surface. Like 2007, a shortened tour is expected, with rumored artists for this year’s lineup possibly featuring the likes of:

OZZY OSBOURNE
STONE TEMPLE PILOTS
SERJ TANKIAN
KILLSWITCH ENGAGE
CAVALERA CONSPIRACY
BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE
FILTER
THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN
BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME
TESTAMENT
FAIR TO MIDLAND

…more rumors TBA

It’s presently unclear whether the ‘freefest’ model will be adopted for this year or whether or not Ozzy will ship out by his lonesome or be joined by his fellow Birmingham compatriots for another BLACK SABBATH run.

Press from October of last year points to the likelihood of the former, rather than another reunion. The aging rocker was quoted as saying, “as far as I know” when quizzed over his headlining the summer roadshow. Regarding Sabbath he simply stated, “I’m the last person to be told anything. I’d love to do another [Black] Sabbath album. There are a bunch of things written. But the problem I’m having is it’s got to be at least on the same level as when we departed. If it’s not, then what’s the point in doing it?”

OZZFEST 2007 featured the following criterion:

1. Tickets/Entrance was free
2. Ozzy Osbourne headlined (…and debuted new music from Black Rain)
3. It was a 25-date haul that kicked off in LA on July 7

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Dream Theater Announce Dates With Opeth And More

New York progressive metal pioneers DREAM THEATER are set to unveil their maiden voyage of "Progressive Nation", a package tour they will headline that will also feature the talents of OPETH, 3 and BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME.

The tour is the brainchild of DREAM THEATER drummer Mike Portnoy, who explains, "I've been wanting to assemble a package tour like this for many years now. With all of the festivals and package tours that go through America, I've been talking with our manager and agent for over 10 years now about doing something that focuses on the more progressive, musician-oriented side of hard rock and metal. I decided it was time to stop talking the talk, lace up and finally walk the walk."

While DREAM THEATER co-headlined 2005's Gigantour alongside MEGADETH, as well as embarking on previous co-headlining runs with both QUEENSRŸCHE and JOE SATRIANI, they have primarily built their 22-year career on the road playing solely to their own audience. Portnoy comments: "I've always prided myself on personally hand picking new and exciting opening acts for DREAM THEATER in the past. Bands such as PORCUPINE TREE, SYMPHONY X, SPOCK'S BEARD, FATES WARNING, PAIN OF SALVATION and KING'S X. In all of these cases, it was important for me to pick bands that I admire and respect but also ones that I know our fans will enjoy. And I think playing with DT has helped expand all of those band's fanbases as a direct result. I am hoping Progressive Nation will continue to do the same thing in offering an audience for more daring and experimental acts that otherwise may not get the mainstream exposure they so rightly deserve."

Joining the bill for this inaugural run is Sweden's legendary OPETH who have been enjoying an ever-growing and expanding audience of their own for many years now. DT's Roadrunner Records labelmates will be ready to unleash their new album come next spring and Progressive Nation should be a great launching pad for their next world tour cycle. Guitarist/Vocalist Mikael Åkerfeldt comments: "We're very excited about this upcoming tour with DREAM THEATER. It will be the first tour that we're doing in support of our upcoming record, and also somewhat of a dream come true personally as I've been a fan of theirs for a long time. It's quite intimidating to be on the bill with such amazing musicians but obviously we'll try and give them a run for their money and pull out a few nice licks of our own. I guess we'll need to practice a little bit for this....how boring! Yet, I can't wait for this tour to start and I'm sure we'll have a blast with the DT guys as well as together with the other bands on the bill!"

Also on the bill with their unique blend of pop, funk and hard rock is upstate New York's 3 who issued the following statement: "3 is very pleased to announce its participation in the Progressive Nation tour. For well over a decade DREAM THEATER has been the vanguard of progressive rock and we are completely psyched to flex with these heavyweights, playing much of our new record 'The End is Begun'. This package will rock and awe fans everywhere as one of the most important tours of the year. It's a progressive way of music, a progressive way of life....welcome to the Progressive Nation tour."

North Carolina's BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME are enjoying rave reviews and critical acclaim for their latest CD "Colors" and are looking forward to sharing the stage each night with both DREAM THEATER and OPETH. Vocalist/keyboardist Tommy Rogers comments: "We are very excited to be touring with two bands that have been such an integral part of our musical upbringing. It is a wonderful opportunity to have our music heard by new ears." More...

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BTBAM Frontman Launches Clothing Line

Between the Buried and Me vocalist Tommy Rogers and friend Jake Troth have announced a new clothing line. The official press release follows:

Music and fashion are a common partner, that's why it was a no-brainer for Tommy Rogers, vocalist for Between the Buried and Me (amongst other things), to join up with longtime friend and fellow artist/musician Jake Troth and develop their new artistic endeavor, Jacob Rogers. Jacob Rogers is a new apparel/music project that blends music and everyday fashion, with each clothing design having its own unique soundtrack. All Jacob Rogers apparel is very limited and each article comes with a free five-song Jacob Rogers EP.

Tommy Rogers said, "The music and the clothing share the same thought process. They represent our feelings of simplicity and tastefulness."

See for yourself - check out music and designs here and spread the word.

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DEP's "Milk Lizard" Video To Premiere This Weekend


THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN sees the world premiere of their video for “Milk Lizard”, the first from their acclaimed new album "Ire Works," today via ‘Headbanger’s Blog’, the online blog for MTV2’s "Headbanger’s Ball" program. The “Milk Lizard” video will then see its televised premiere on this weekend’s (1/26) edition of "Headbanger’s Ball" on MTV2. The video was shot in Los Angeles, CA with Ilan Sharone of Pneuamtic Pictures.

THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN is currently on tour in support of "Ire Works," on the last stretch of their U.S. tour alongside KILLSWITCH ENGAGE and EVERY TIME I DIE. Immediately following, THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN will embark on a headlining U.K. and European tour. This will be the band’s first visit to the U.K. in over two years and will include support from BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME and STOLEN BABIES. The European portion of the tour will also include STOLEN BABIES along with POISON THE WELL. A complete listing of THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN tour dates follows, with more to be announced soon.

Here are the latest THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN tour dates: More...

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