Between The Buried And Me Announces New Album Title As "The Parallax II: Future Sequence"
Between the Buried and Me (aka BTBAM) has announced the name of the band's upcoming full-length album as "The Parallax II: Future Sequence." The new album, which clocks in at approximately 72 minutes, will be released October 9th and features artwork from Charlotte, North Carolina artist and designer Chandler Owen (Underoath, Shai Hulud, and Hopesfall).
"The Parallax II: Future Sequence" was recorded at The Basement Studios in Winston-Salem, NC with longtime friend of the band and producer Jamie King. Jamie engineered, mixed, and mastered the album, which makes this the sixth release Jamie and BTBAM have worked together on.
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. Guitarist Paul Waggoner comments, "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."
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."
The group is currently preparing for a direct support slot on the Summer Slaughter tour that kicks off in Los Angeles, CA at the House of Blues on Friday, July 20. The band's upcoming tour dates are:
w/ Periphery, Job For a Cowboy
07/16 Sauget, IL Pops
07/18 Farmington, NM Top Deck
The Summer Slaughter Tour w/ Cannibal Corpse, The Faceless, Periphery, Veil Of Maya, Job for a Cowboy, Goatwhore, Exhumed, and Cerebral Bore
07/20 Los Angeles, CA House of Blues
07/21 San Diego, CA SOMA
07/22 Las Vegas, NV House of Blues
07/23 Scottsdale, AZ Venue of Scottsdale
07/25 Dallas, TX House of Blues
07/26 San Antonio, TX White Rabbit
07/27 Mission, TX Pharr Events Center
07/28 Houston, TX House of Blues
07/30 Tampa, FL The Ritz
07/31 Ft. Lauderdale, FL Revolution
08/01 Atlanta, GA The Masquerade
08/02 Knoxville, TN The Valarium
08/03 Charlotte, NC Amos Southend
08/04 Richmond, VA The National
08/05 Philadelphia, PA The Trocadero
08/07 Sayreville, NJ Starland Ballroom
08/08 New York, NY Irving Plaza
08/09 Albany, NY Northern Lights
08/10 Worcester, MA The Palladium
08/11 Montreal, QC Heavy MTL
08/12 Toronto, ON Heavy TO
08/14 Cleveland, OH House of Blues
08/15 Detroit, MI St. Andrew's
08/16 Chicago, IL House Blues
08/17 Milwaukee, WI The Rave
08/18 Louisville, KY Expo Five *No Cannibal Corpse
08/20 Denver, CO Summit Music Hall
08/22 Seattle, WA Showbox SODO
08/23 Portland, OR Roseland Theater
08/24 San Francisco, CA The Fillmore
08/25 Anaheim, CA The Grove
w/ Periphery, Job For a Cowboy
08/27 Tucson, AZ The Rock
08/29 Oklahoma City, OK Diamond Ballroom
08/30 Springfield, MO Remington's
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