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Thomas Giles

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Below is our complete Thomas Giles 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.

Thomas Giles Streaming "I Appear Disappear"

Thomas Giles, the solo project from Between the Buried and Me front man Tommy Rogers, has unveiled a brand new track from his forthcoming album, "Modern Noise."

Track #4 from the record, "I Appear Disappear," is streaming below, thanks to GuitarWorld.com. The track also features a guitar solo from Between the Buried and Me guitarist Paul Waggoner.

When asked about the lyrical content of the song, Tommy Rogers simply replied: "It's a story about a man who has another head attached to his… he decides to kill both of them."

You can also hear the previously posted song "Mutilated World" at this location. Tommy Roger explains the album's title and music:

"This record was an outcome of me creating songs while not wanting to over evaluate the music. I wanted to record things that naturally came to me and because of this, the record feels like an accurate extension of myself. I took a more rock approach and really focused on writing simple yet dynamic songs. Lyrically, I feel it's a great mix of storytelling and personal experience. 'Modern Noise' is basically just saying this is my current noise on the earth. We all are here for a short amount of time and the noise we make is our memory." More...

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Thomas Giles Posts Song From Upcoming Album

Between the Buried and Me vocalist/keyboardist Tommy Rogers is set to release his second solo album on Metal Blade Records.

The new album, which will again be released under the Thomas Giles moniker, is entitled “Modern Noise.” You can hear the new song "Mutilated World" below, and pre-orders are now available at this location. The following press release was also issued about the album:

"Testing the limits of what he can do naturally with his voice, Rogers' strikingly beautiful falsetto and dynamic range conjures tales of anxiety, collapse, end-times and strength against swelling, heart-lifting arrangements and pristine backdrops of ambient loops, digital burbles, analog hiss and woozy drones. Exploring combinations of the outré genres of both post-rock and electronic, the music's emotionally resonant yet textural sounds draw reference to artists such as Radiohead, Smashing Pumpkins, the Verve, Beck, Oasis and Spiritualized, balancing both rock and electronic impulses.

"Though Rogers is an accomplished multi-instrumentalist (he recorded most everything himself on the previous album), for this new album he enlisted the talents of a former band mate. Fans will surely recognize percussionist Will Goodyear, who performed drums on 'Modern Noise.' Goodyear, who is currently in Grohg, previously played with Tommy on the self-titled Between the Buried and Me album, as well as their previous band, Prayer for Cleansing. The two have a natural synergy, and that was only enhanced while working with longtime Between the Buried and Me producer, Jamie King, at The Basement Studios in North Carolina." More...

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Thomas Giles Announces New Album Details

Thomas Giles (Between The Buried and Me) will release a new album this fall, which will be the follow up to 2011's prop-pop experiment "Pulse" (reviewed here).

The new album, "Modern Noise," is being tracked with Jamie King at The Basement Studios, with former Between the Buried and Me drummer Will Goodyear handling drum tracking. The release will expand upon what Alternative Press called "post-rock mastery" in their review for "Pulse."

Thomas Giles comments: "I'm very happy announce that I'm back recording another record with Jamie King. Can't explain how excited I am about this material. We are about 60% done and it's sounding above and beyond. Drummer Will Goodyear is a perfect addition to the session and has really helped bring these songs to life. I'm anxiously awaiting for the world to hear this Modern Noise."

You can also watch the music video for "Sleep Shake" taken off the last album in the player below. More...

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Thomas Giles Working On New Album

Thomas Giles - the solo project from Between The Buried and Me's Tommy Giles Rogers - is now working on a new album and follow-up to 2010's "Pulse" (reviewed here). The project's mastermind comments:

"Hello people of the Earth. This is Tommy and I wanted to give you an update on some projects of mine.

"I’m currently writing another Thomas Giles record. The record will be called Modern Noise and will be out later this year on Metal Blade Records. I'll be in the studio with Jamie King in July and his magic will be present as always. I am also getting BTBAM’s first drummer, Will Goodyear to play drums on the record. He is a very talented man and I can't wait to see what he adds to the songs.

"I have also finished my first score for a movie titled Dutch Book and it will be released hopefully by the end of the year. More updates soon on that.

"I will not bombard BTBAM’s sites with news, so if you want to keep up with everything please like my Facebook page.

"Tour is going great and the band and myself are very excited to film our new DVD for all of you later this month. See you on the stage/in your ears." More...

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The Safety Fire Reveals New Album Details

London progressive metallers The Safety Fire are excited to announce the release of their forthcoming second album, "Mouth Of Swords," on September 3rd in North America via InsideOut Music.

The band has been hard at work on the album for the past few months, and vocalist Sean McWeeney had this to say about the completion of the record: "Since our first album we've all concentrated more on having awesome haircuts and facial hair. Does that go some way to explaining why 'Mouth of Swords' is shit hot? Some may suggest so. But all I know is I'm on it and that's enough for most people. This album is pure gold, and will be priced accordingly."

Guitarist and producer Derya "Dez" Nagle had this to add about the release announcement and album recording: "I must have said 'there is no topping Winger's 1988 classic 'Winger' on a daily basis during the recording process. I've never been wrong about anything in my whole life, so it was a rather humbling experience to realize that what we were creating was in fact better than Winger's 1988 classic, 'Winger.' I felt like a bozo deluxe. After awhile I came to accept that we had created the best album of all time, ever, in the history of known time. The burden of holding such musical gold was too much for us to handle and the band agreed to release it through InsideOut Music, on September 3rd. I'd like to think the music can speak for itself, but music can't speak, so I'll speak on its behalf. Hello. I hope you enjoy me." More...

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MetalSucks Fan Packs Available At FYE Stores

MetalSucks has their own fan pack containing a shirt and twenty song sampler coming to FYE stores everywhere. With this coupon, it's running at under $7.

Here's the tracklisting for the sampler.

1. Goes Cube - “Thunderheads” from In Tides And Drifts”
2. TesseracT - “Nascent” from “One”
3. Trap Them - “The Fact” from “Darker Handcraft”
4. Kvelertak - “Mjød” from “Kvelertak”
5. Napalm Death - “Diktat” from “Time Waits For no Slave”
6. Last Chance To Reason - "Temp Files" from “Level 2”
7. Deicide - “Into the Darkness You Go” from “To Hell With God”
8. Blackguard - “Firefight” from “Firefight”
9. As Blood Runs Black - “Resist” from “Instinct”
10. Thomas Giles - “Sleep Shake” from “Pulse”
11. Arch Enemy - “Beast of Man” from “The Root Of All Evil”
12. Believer - “Lie Awake” from “Transhuman”
13. Within The Ruins - “Red Flagged” from “Invade”
14. Triptykon - “Shatter” from “Shatter”
15. Nachtmystium - “Ruined Life Continuum” from “Addicts”
16. Novembers Doom - “Harvest Scythe” from “Aphotic”
17. Daath - “Deconstruction/Restoration” from “Daath”
18. Nevermore - “Emptiness Unobstructed” from “The Obsidian Conspiracy”
19. Pathology - “Code Injection” from “Legacy Of The Ancients”
20. Wretched - “My Carrion” from “Beyond The Gate”

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Thomas Giles Live Footage Posted Online

Quality video footage has made its way online featuring Between the Buried and Me frontman Thomas Giles performing his debut solo single "Sleep Shake" live for the first time. The song is taken off of Thomas Giles' latest album "Pulse" which was released in February of 2011 through Metal Blade Records. You can view the live footage below.

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BTBAM To Tour North America With The Ocean

American progressive metal act Between the Buried and Me has revealed the dates for its forthcoming headline tour of North America. Support on the trek will come from label mates Job For A Cowboy and The Ocean. Between the Buried and Me will be touring in support of its forthcoming album "The Parallax: Hypersleep Dialogues" which is due for release through Metal Blade Records on April 12th, 2011. You can view the full list of dates, cities and venues below:

04/15 Farmingdale, NY – The Crazy Donkey
04/16 Worcester, MA – The Palladium (New England Metal And Hardcore Festival)
04/17 Lancaster, PA – Chameleon Club
04/18 Pittsburgh, PA – Altar Bar
04/19 Williamsville, NY – Club Infinity
04/20 Montreal, QC – Le National
04/21 Toronto, ON – Opera House
04/22 Toledo, OH – Headliners
04/23 Pontiac, MI – The Crofoot Ballroom
04/25 Milwaukee, WI – Eagles Ballroom
04/26 Lawrence, KS – Granada
04/27 Denver, CO – Summit Music Hall
04/29 Vancouver, BC – Rickshaw Theatre
04/30 Seattle, WA – El Corazon
05/01 Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theatre
05/03 Sacramento, CA – Ace of Spades
05/04 San Francisco, CA – Slim’s
05/05 Pomona, CA – Glasshouse Music Hall
05/06 San Diego, CA – Soma
05/07 Mesa, AZ – Nile Theatre
05/09 Dallas, TX – The Door
05/10 Tulsa, OK – The Marquee
05/11 Memphis, TN – New Daisy Theatre
05/12 Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade
05/13 Nashville, TN – Rockettown
05/14 Asheville, NC – The Orange Peel

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BTBAM Vocalist Announces Solo Tour

Between the Buried nnd Me Vocalist Tommy Rogers/Thomas Giles has revealed the dates for his forthcoming solo tour in support of his newly released studio album, "Pulse." Support on the mini-tour will come from Steven Brodsky of Cave In as well as Braveyoung. You can view the dates below.

Mar. 30 - Charlotte, NC - Casbah @ Tremont Music Hall
Mar. 31 - Norfolk, VA - Jewish Mother
Apr. 01 - Philadelphia, PA - North Star Bar
Apr. 02 - New York, NY - Santos Party House
Apr. 03 - Providence, RI - The Met

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BTBAM Frontman Posts New Music Video Online

Thomas Giles Rogers, vocalist and keyboardist for progressive death metallers Between the Buried and Me, has posted his new music video online. The video, courtesy of PopMatters, was filmed for the track "Sleep Shake" which is taken from Thomas Giles' forthcoming solo album "Pulse." "Pulse" is set for release on February 1st, 2011 through Metal Blade Records. You can view the video below:

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BTBAM Frontman Posts New Solo Song Online

Thomas Giles Rogers, vocalist and keyboardist of Between the Buried and Me, has posted a new song online taken from his forthcoming solo album "Pulse." "Pulse" is set for release on February 1st, 2011 through Metal Blade Records. Thomas Giles self-produced the record, which was recorded with Jamie King at The Basement Studios in Winston-Salem, NC. You can stream the song "Hypoxia" below:

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Owen Hart Performs Pantera Songs With BTBAM Singer

Tommy Rogers, vocalist of the progressive death metal act Between the Buried and Me, has posted bootleg footage online from his recent appearance joining Washington grind act Owen Hart on stage for a special Pantera covers set. The setlist included the following tracks:

1. Mouth For War
2. Domination
3. Fucking Hostile
4. The Great Southern Trendkill/I’m Broken

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BTBAM Frontman Reveals Solo Album Tracklisting

Thomas Giles Rogers, vocalist and keyboardist of Between the Buried and Me, has revealed the tracklisting for his forthcoming solo album "Pulse." "Pulse" is set for release on February 1st, 2011 through Metal Blade Records. Thomas Giles self-produced the record, which was recorded with Jamie King at The Basement Studios in Winston-Salem, NC.

Here is the "Pulse" tracklisting:
1. Sleep Shake
2. Reverb Island
3. Mr.Bird
4. Catch & Release
5. Hamilton Anxiety Scale
6. Scared
7. Reject Falicon
8. Medic
9. Suspend the Death Watch
10. Armchair Travel
11. Hypoxia

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BTBAM's Thomas Giles To Release Solo Album

Thomas Giles Rogers, vocalist and keyboardist of Between the Buried and Me, is set to release his debut solo album "Pulse" on February 1st, 2011 through Metal Blade Records. Thomas Giles self-produced the record, which was recorded with Jamie King at The Basement Studios in Winston-Salem, NC.

"Creating this album was a very unique experience for me," comments Rogers. "I honestly never thought I would get a lot of this music recorded. This record was a way for me to step back, focus on simplified song structures and really build off of melodies. Even though I love fucking my throat up by screaming, it was very nice to sit back and chill out a bit. I named the record 'Pulse' because it is a collection of thoughts and experiences I've had through the years. It's a very personal record and I hope the songs help people evaluate their lives and make the best of their time here. Find your pulse.

"I hope everyone enjoys this record, as I feel there is something for everyone on it. And don't you all worry; BTBAM is writing new material as I type. We have a very busy year 2011 planned which includes lots of new music and touring. Stay tuned."

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