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BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME Announces Co-Headlining North American Tour With AUGUST BURNS RED

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, news, rock music with tags , , , on January 10, 2016 by Metal Odyssey

Between The Buried And Me - August Burns Red - promo flyer - Spring 2016 Tour - #MO33ILMFD99099

BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME and August Burns Red will be joining forces for a co-headlining North American tour that kicks off on March 4th in Sayreville, New Jersey at Starland Ballroom. With additional support from The Faceless and Good Tiger, the trek will wrap-up in New York, New York on April 17th at Webster Hall.

Tickets went on sale Friday, January 8th at 10am local time, with VIP Packages including general admission ticket, 18×24 signed poster, VIP laminate/Skip The Line Pass, BTBAM/ABR pintone pin set, and exclusive tour t-shirt, at showstubs.com/abrbtbam. The full tour routing is listed below.

BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME completed an extensive North American headlining tour with Enslaved, Intronaut, and Native Construct this past November and December, in support of their latest album, Coma Ecliptic. Described as, “a 68-minute cosmic opera that’s part Stravinsky, part Queensryche,” by Rolling Stone, Coma Ecliptic can be purchased and previewed at: metalblade.com/btbam.

Between The Buried And Me - Coma Ecliptic - promo album banner - band pic - 2015 - #MNMSSAF

Following their upcoming co-headlining tour with August Burns Red, BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME will appear at premier festivals across the country, including Carolina Rebellion, Rock On The Range and more. For all dates, please visit: facebook.com/BTBAMofficial.

August Burns Red - Found In Far Away Places - promo album cover pic - 2015 - #0417ABRMO

The tour directly follows August Burns Red‘s appearance at the 58th annual Grammy Award Ceremony where the Lancaster, Pennsylvania five-piece is nominated for Best Metal Performance for their song “Identity.” The Grammy Awards ceremony will take place at the Staples Center in Los Angeles on February 15th, 2016. The song is featured on the band’s newest album Found In Far Away Places, which debuted at #4 on the Billboard Top Albums Chart, #9 on the Billboard Top 200, and is available now on iTunes. Since their formation in 2003, the local upstarts have evolved into one of the biggest names among the modern Metal scene. August Burns Red has spent years skillfully crafting a balance between a ferociously heavy sound with empowering lyrical content, while showcasing a rich surplus of inventive guitar riffs, blistering solos, and dynamic drumming.

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BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME w/ August Burns Red, The Faceless, 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
4/01/2016 Garrick – Winnipeg, MB
4/02/2016 Skyway Theatre – Minneapolis, MN
4/03/2016 Wooly’s – Des Moines, IA
4/05/2016 Emo’s – Austin, TX
4/06/2016 Diamond Ballroom – Oklahoma City, OK
4/07/2016 Limelight Eventplex – Peoria, IL
4/08/2016 The Rave – Milwaukee, WI
4/09/2016 Stage AE – Pittsburgh, PA
4/10/2016 Guelph Concert Theatre – Guelph, ON
4/12/2016 Imperial – Quebec City, QC
4/13/2016 State Theatre – Portland, ME
4/14/2016 Lupos – Providence, RI
4/15/2016 Fillmore – Philadelphia, PA
4/16/2016 Upstate Concert Hall – Albany, NY
4/17/2016 Webster Hall – New York, NY
End Tour
5/06/2016 Carolina Rebellion – Concord, NC
5/22/2016 Rock On The Range – Columbus, OH

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Source: Earsplit PR

* For more info on BTBAM:

http://www.facebook.com/BTBAMofficial

http://www.twitter.com/btbamofficial

http://www.instagram.com/btbamofficial

http://www.youtube.com/user/BTBAMofficial

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME.

LONG LIVE AUGUST BURNS RED.

Stone.

BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME JOIN COHEED AND CAMBRIA FOR 2013 TOUR

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, progressive metal, progressive rock, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , on November 5, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

Nov. 5, 2012, LOS ANGELES – Between The Buried And Me embark on their first North American tour since the release of The Parallax II: Future Sequence this February, joining Coheed and Cambria for a six-week tour that kicks off Feb. 4 in Washington, D.C.

The North Carolina band released the enveloping concept album on Oct. 9 via Metal Blade records with the 12-song release becoming the band’s highest-charting album (#22 on the Billboard Top 200) and also marking Between The Buried And Me’s biggest one week sales in their near decade-long history.

A slew of positive reviews heralded the arrival of the album with Alternative Press saying Between The Buried And Me expanded “on every already-top-notch aspect of its conceptual predecessor,” Decibel Magazine declaring the band “one of progressive metal’s most singular, unique and genuinely progressive bands” MetalSucks calling The Parallax II a “masterpiece” and Loudwire awarding the album a perfect score and saying it is “quintessentially brilliant” and “a contender for the best metal album of 2012.”

North American tour dates with Coheed and Cambria (Russian Circles open):

The band, who performed a set at this weekend’s Fun Fun Fun Fest, recently wrapped up an extensive European tour and head out this week for a trek across Japan, Australia and New Zealand.
All dates below w/Animal as Leaders opening:

Tickets for all North American dates are on-sale Friday, Nov. 9 at noon local time with the exception of the Mar. 16 date at Radio City Music Hall in New York City, which will go on-sale the following Friday, Nov. 16.

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(Source: Speakeasy PR)

For more info, click on the links below!

www.facebook.com/BTBAMofficial

www.metalblade.com/btbam

www.twitter.com/btbamofficial

www.facebook.com/metalbladerecords

http://www.coheedandcambria.com

LONG LIVE BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME.

LONG LIVE COHEED AND CAMBRIA.

Stone.

BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME’S THE PARALLAX II: FUTURE SEQUENCE AVAILABLE TODAY – BAND EXPERIENCES MINOR BUS FIRE IN ENGLAND

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, progressive metal, progressive metal albums, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , on October 9, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

Oct. 9, 2012, LOS ANGELES – Between The Buried And Me’s critically-lauded, 72-minute opus, The Parallax II: Future Sequence, is available today via Metal Blade Records.

Between The Buried And Me’s bus caught fire this morning in England.  There are no injuries and no equipment was damaged.  There is no effect on the band’s tour.  Tour manager Courtney Warner adds: “As of now, we are at a service area awaiting transportation to a hotel.  A new bus is on its way.  We shouldn’t miss any shows because of this.  All gear, luggage, personal items and most importantly, people, are all good.  We just stink like smoke.”

The 12-track album was described by Tommy Rogers (vocals, keyboards) as: “A conceptual journey that takes the listener to worlds that seem familiar and worlds that make you scratch your head.”   The band’s 2011 predecessor, The Parallax: Hypersleep Dialogues EP, laid the groundwork for the story behind the Parallax releases, Prospect I and Prospect II.

Loudwire described The Parallax II as ” quintessentially brilliant,” while awarding the release a perfect score.  Alternative Press said the band “continue to dominate progressive metal” and are musically “expanding on every already-top-notch aspect.”  Outburn called the album “otherworldly,” while Decibel added that BTBAM are “one of progressive metal’s most singular, unique and genuinely progressive bands.”

A number of aural and visual clips have been released leading up to the release with the most recent addition audio clips from the entire release, which can be found here:  http://youtu.be/HFTbp3UFmyE.  The band has also released a stunning, effects laden video for “Astral Body“:  http://youtu.be/u8Q9DknFFuM and a series of instructional videos (guitar, bass and drums) for “Telos“: http://youtu.be/qQZmTXCSO00.

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(Source: Speakeasy PR & Marketing)

For more info on Between The Buried And Me, click on the links below!

www.facebook.com/BTBAMofficial

www.metalblade.com/btbam

www.twitter.com/btbamofficial

www.facebook.com/metalbladerecords

LONG LIVE BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME.

Stone.

BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME’S Final THE PARALLAX II: FUTURE SEQUENCE Studio Footage Available Now Via REVOLVER Website

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, progressive metal, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on September 24, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

Photo Credit: Justin Reich

NEW ALBUM AVAILABLE OCT. 9, PRE-ORDERS AVAILABLE NOW

Sept. 24, 2012, LOS ANGELES – The final studio footage from Between The Buried And Me’s The Parallax II: Future Sequence recording sessions is now available via Revolver Magazine’s website: (http://www.revolvermag.com/?p=37153).

The clip opens with singer Tommy Rogers working on keyboard parts with co-producer Jamie King and follows Rogers as he works on vocals, including playfully wielding a pocket knife during one of the clips, for the 12-track release which Metal Sucks has already deemed a “masterpiece.”

Pre-order bundles are available now at: http://www.merchconnectioninc.com/btbam and www.metalblade.com/btbam with digital pre-orders available via iTunes (http://itunes.apple.com/preorder/id556666908). Between The Buried And Me recently wrapped the Summer Slaughter tour and will kick off a European trek on Oct. 1 followed by Japanese, Australian and New Zealand tour dates with Animals as Leaders opening in November.

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(Source: Speakeasy PR & Marketing)

For more info on BTBAM, click on the links below!

www.facebook.com/BTBAMofficial

www.metalblade.com/btbam

www.twitter.com/btbamofficial

www.facebook.com/metalbladerecords

LONG LIVE BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME.

Stone.

BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME – Announce Japanese, Australian And New Zealand Tour Dates

Posted in Heavy Metal, heavy metal albums, metal music, Music, progressive metal, progressive rock, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , on August 15, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

(Photo credit: Justin Reich)

CURRENTLY ON SUMMER SLAUGHTER, BAND PREP FOR OCT. 9 RELEASE OF THE PARALLAX II: FUTURE SEQUENCE

Aug. 15, 2012, LOS ANGELES — Between The Buried And Me have confirmed a fall tour spanning Japan, Australia and New Zealand with the kick-off date on Nov. 8 in Osaka, Japan.

The announcement comes as the Charlotte, North Carolina band are in the midst of a North American tour, co-headlining Summer Slaughter with a handful of headlining dates later this month.  Between The Buried And Me follow the U.S. dates with an extensive European tour, which begins on Oct. 1 in Reading.

The Parallax II: Future Sequence marks the quintet’s most ambitious release to date and their first-full length release on Metal Blade arrives on Oct. 9.   The 12-track, conceptual release was described by Tommy Rogers (vocals, keyboards) as: “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.”   The first single from the release, “Telos,” can be streamed at www.metalblade.com/btbam.

Between The Buried And Me have sold in excess of 400,000 records since their 2002 self-titled debut.   “The group’s ability to layer long, melodic arcs over squibs of dissonance has never been more surgical and soulful,” said Alternative Press of the band’s prequel to The Parallax II (2011 EP The Parallax: Hypersleep Dialogues).  Revolver described the set as “a cohesive piece of art” and added “Between The Buried And Me are on a level of songwriting skill that few bands hope to reach…”

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(Source: Speakeasy PR & Marketing)

For more info on BTBAM, click on the links below!

www.facebook.com/BTBAMofficial

http://www.youtube.com/btbamofficial

http://www.twitter.com/btbamofficial

http://www.indiemerch.com/BTBAM

http://www.metalblade.com

LONG LIVE BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME.

Stone.

Between The Buried And Me – To Headline 2011 Saints & Sinners Tour: Beginning October 27th!

Posted in Heavy Metal, heavy metal news, metal music, metal odyssey, Music, progressive metal, progressive rock, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , , , , , on August 6, 2011 by Metal Odyssey

Globally celebrated progressive rock / cutting-edge Metal innovators BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME (aka BTBAM) has announced a fall North American headlining tour in support of its new LP The Parallax: Hypersleep Dialogues. The award winning band will headline the 2011 “Saints & Sinners” Tour and launch the six week trek on 10/27 in Charlotte, NC. Support on the BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME tour will come from Animals as Leaders and TesseracT with tickets available for advance purchase now at this location. The tour’s official admat can be viewed at this location.

“It will be so exciting to get back out on the road and play some tunes for all our wonderful fans,” said BTBAM guitarist Paul Waggoner. “Our anticipation for this tour is massive and I hope that sentiment is shared by all the metal geeks out there. The bill is loaded with some of the most forward-thinking, virtuosic musicians in the genre and the audience can expect to hear all 12 notes in every humanly audible octave many times during the course of the evening!”

Released on April 12 via Metal Blade Records, The Parallax: Hypersleep Dialogues is a three-song strong, 30 minute tour de force of modern heavy music. Produced and engineered by the Grammy award–winning David Bottrill (Tool, Muse, King Crimson, Dream Theater, etc.) with BTBAM, the record soared to #54on the Billboard Top 200 chart in its first week of release while landing the #5 spot on the Hard Music chart, and #8 on the Independent Albums chart in its first week of release. The Parallax: Hypersleep Dialogues also debuted in Canada charting at #62 on the Top 200 Current chart, #6 on the Hard chart, and #14 on the Independent chart.

“The response to the new album has been absolutely amazing!”, commented BTBAM‘s Tommy Rogers. “It’s always a rewarding experience to hear excitement about the music we create. These days it’s hard to judge what people think of new music, and the feedback on tour and the Internet has really motivated us to create an even more bad ass record for the second part of ‘The Parallax’. See you all on tour!”

The 2011 “Saints & Sinners” Tour featuring BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME
With Animals as Leaders and TesseracT
Brought to you by Live Nation, Metal Blade Records, Prosthetic Records, Century Media Records, Good Fight Entertainment and ACTION! PR:

10/27 Charlotte, NC – The Fillmore
10/28 Silver Springs, MD – The Fillmore Silver Springs
10/29 Asbury Park, NJ – The Stone Pony (* Saints & Sinners Festival)
10/30 Boston, MA – House of Blues (* Dillinger Escape Plan support)
11/01 Richmond, VA – The Hat Factory
11/02 Myrtle Beach, SC – House of Blues
11/03 Tampa, FL – The Ritz Ybor
11/04 Ft. Lauderdale, FL – Revolution
11/05 Orlando, FL – The Beacham
11/06 Birmingham, AB – Zydeco
11/08 Indianapolis, IN – Egyptian Room
11/09 Cleveland, OH – House of Blues
11/10 Detroit, MI – St. Andrews Hall
11/11 Chicago, IL – House of Blues
11/12 Cincinnati, OH – Bogart’s
11/13 St. Louis, MO – The Pageant
11/15 Little Rock, AR – Juanita’s
11/16 New Orleans, LA – House of Blues
11/17 Houston, TX – House of Blues
11/18 Dallas, TX – House of Blues
11/19 Austin, TX – Emo’s (outside)
11/20 San Antonio, TX – Backstage Live
11/22 Tucson, AZ – Rialto Theatre
11/23 Las Vegas, NV – House of Blues
11/25 Anaheim, CA – House of Blues
11/26 Los Angeles, CA – House of Blues (* Saints & Sinners Festival)
11/27 San Francisco, CA – The Fillmore
11/29 Boise, ID – The Knitting Factory
11/30 Spokane, WA – The Knitting Factory
12/01 Calgary, AB – The Republik
12/02 Edmonton, AB – Starlite Room
12/03 Saskatoon, SK – Louis’ Pub
12/04 Winnipeg, MB – Garrick Center
12/07 Toronto, ON – Phoenix Concert Theatre
12/08 Montreal, QC – Club Soda
12/09 Clifton Park, NY – Northern Lights
12/10 Philadelphia, PA – Theatre of the Living Arts

* In select markets the band is offering a limited number of bundles for fans which include a ticket to the show, a limited edition tour poster and a meet ‘n’ greet before the show. Bundles are available through LiveNation.com.

(Source: Metal Blade Records – News Update)

* For more info on BTBAM, click on the links below:

Between The Buried And Me – facebook

Between The Buried And Me – myspace music

METAL BLADE RECORDS

LONG LIVE BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME.

Stone.

Between The Buried And Me – The Parallax: Hypersleep Dialogues is Divergent and Exceptional

Posted in Extreme Metal, Heavy Metal, heavy metal albums, metal music, metal odyssey, Music, progressive metal, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , , , , , on May 2, 2011 by Metal Odyssey

BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME: Released on April 12th, 2011, via Metal Blade Records, The Parallax: Hypersleep Dialogues is the seventh studio album released by BTBAM and first on the legendary Metal Blade Records. This new album from BTBAM may contain just three songs, only each song is a Progressive Metal epic to behold. The total playing time for all three songs is just around thirty minutes. This is thirty minutes of listening to a Metal band that takes song structure, lyrics and musicianship very, very, seriously.

While listening to the tempered down guitar and vocals on Lunar Wilderness, along with it’s rhythmic deceleration, I admittedly hear a progressiveness from the Classic Rock era of YES and very early RUSH. It’s the resonance of that classic tone that spills out from the vocals of Tommy Rogers, with Dustie Waring and Paul Waggoner giving that feel of a long ago Progressive Rock era that they have brought to relevance in this song. Lunar Wilderness can certainly be pointed out as having it’s Extreme vocal and Metal moments, qualities that BTBAM manifest brilliantly.

Specular Reflection clocks in at 11:21 and is progressively enriched with all things great about BTBAM. The piano key intro accompanied with orchestration and chorus, only leads me into the mind blowing, Extreme Metal journey that this ultra-talented band is so vastly known for creating. BTBAM fans won’t be disappointed while new fans shall be mesmerized and pulled into the Progressive and Extreme circle of sound that they’ll hear from Specular Reflection.

Augment Of Rebirth from the onset is a furious Metal assault onto the senses. Easily the heaviest song of the three. With unyielding Extreme vocals, the raging tempo subsides with soothing vocals for a few intervals, beginning at the three quarter mark. Is Augment Of Rebirth a dream? A Nightmare? A daydream? Lyrically, this song casts a melancholy image of battling oneself within the framework of one’s own mind. Be it sub-conscious or conscious, BTBAM sets the mood musically around the lyrics of Tommy Rogers which culminates in a surreal and yet still, Extreme way.

When I listen to an uncommon Progressive Metal band such as BTBAM, I come to the realization that barriers are meant to be torn down within the framework of any Rock genre. Any BTBAM album needs to be absorbed for hours in order to hear almost everything that is happening within the layers of it’s music. This is what thrills me about remarkable Progressive Metal, when I have to dive into an album such as The Parallax: Hypersleep Dialogues and actually discover sounds and/or parts of songs that I’ve missed after the first ten listens.

Being one who grew up with the profoundness of Pink Floyd and their Dark Side Of The Moon and The Wall masterpieces of Progressive Rock art, I tend to chuckle to myself as I think of BTBAM as a Metal metamorphosis of this iconic band. Seriously, BTBAM are as unique as The Periodic Table Of The Elements itself. Just like this same Periodic Table, BTBAM encompasses a level of discipline and conclusiveness that is Metal meritorious. BTBAM takes this discipline and arranges their songs with an uncanny and explicit manner, to take you on their Progressive Metal exploration. BTBAM may very well be unparalleled, within this exceptional genre known as Progressive Metal.

BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME:

Dan Briggs – bass

Blake Richardson – drums & percussion

Tommy Rogers – vocals, keyboards & lyrics

Paul Waggoner – guitar

Dustie Waring – guitar

Track Listing For The Parallax: Hypersleep Dialogues:

Specular Reflection

Augment Of Rebirth

Lunar Wilderness

* For more info on BTBAM, click on the links below:

Between The Buried And Me – facebook

Between The Buried And Me – myspace music

METAL BLADE RECORDS

LONG LIVE BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME.

Stone.

THE OCEAN – Kick Off North American Tour On April 11, 2011!

Posted in Extreme Metal, Heavy Metal, heavy metal tours, metal music, metal odyssey, Music, progressive metal, progressive rock, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 11, 2011 by Metal Odyssey

German atmospheric Progressive Metal collective and Metal Blade Recording artists, THE OCEAN,  today kick off a month-long North American tour! The band will perform three headlining shows beginning tonight at Jaxx in Springfield, VA before joining “The Hypersleep Dialogues Trek, ” with headliners Between The Buried And Me, Job For A Cowboy and Cephalic Carnage on select dates. Presented by Peter Says Denim, in association with Guitar World & MetalSucks.net, “The Hypersleep Dialogues Trek”will begin in Farmingdale, New York at The Crazy Donkey, include a stop at this year’s New England Metal And Hardcore fest in Worcester, Massachusetts and hit over two dozen cities before making a final stop in Ashville, North Carolina at The Orange Peel.

Said guitarist Robin Staps of the tour: “We’re excited to be back in the U.S. It’s been three years since our last tour over here with Kylesa, Intronaut, Lair Of The Minotaur and Withered. We’ve been wanting to come back ever since, but it’s just so difficult for a European band to work out tour logistics and working visas are really expensive for us… But we finally made it! Looking forward to these three upcoming headlining shows where we’re gonna play full 90-minute sets, and I’m sure the BTBAM tour afterwards will be equally great, though shorter set times for us. Looking forward to see you all out there somewhere!”

THE OCEAN Headlining Shows

4/11/2011 Jaxx – Springfield, VA

4/12/2011 Sonar – Baltimore, MD

4/13/2011 Public Assembly – Brooklyn, NY

Peter Says Denim Presents Between The Buried And Me In association with Guitar World & MetalSucks.net With Job For A Cowboy, The Ocean & Cephalic Carnage (*on select dates)

4/15/2011 The Crazy Donkey – Farmingdale, NY

4/16/2011 The Palladium – Worcester, MA (New England Metal And Hardcore Festival)

4/17/2011 Chameleon Club – Lancaster, PA

4/18/2011 Atlar Bar – Pittsburgh, PA

4/19/2011 Club Infinity – Williamsville, NY

4/20/2011 Le National – Montreal, QC

4/21/2011 Opera House – Toronto, ON

4/22/2011 Headliner’s – Toledo, OH

4/23/2011 The Crofoot Ballroom – Pontiac, MI

4/25/2011 Eagles Ballroom – Milwaukee, WI

4/26/2011 Granada – Lawrence, KS

4/27/2011 Summit Music Hall – Denver, CO *

4/29/2011 Rickshaw Theatre – Vancouver, BC

4/30/2011 El Corazon – Seattle, WA *

5/01/2011 Hawthorne Theatre – Portland, OR *

5/03/2011 Ace Of Clubs – Sacramento, CA *

5/04/2011 Slim’s – San Francisco, CA *

5/05/2011 Glasshouse Music Hall – Pomona, CA *

5/06/2011 Soma – San Diego, CA *

5/07/2011 Nile Theatre – Mesa, AZ *

5/09/2011 The Door – Dallas, TX

5/10/2011 The Marquee – Tulsa, OK

5/11/2011 New Daisy Theatre – Memphis, TN

5/12/2011 The Masquerade – Atlanta, GA

5/13/2011 Rockettown – Nashville, TN

5/14/2011 The Orange Peel – Asheville, NC

THE OCEAN will be touring in support of their 2010 separately-issued double album: Heliocentric and Anthropocentric (released in April and November 2010 respectively). This mammoth conceptual effort took almost two years to complete. From a lyrical and artistic point of view, the albums represent a fundamental and philosophical critique of Christianity. Both albums scored rave reviews worldwide, including Album Of The Month in Metal Hammer Germany, Italy and Greece, and a cover feature in the December issue of Metal Hammer UK’s/Subterranea (their Extreme Metal supplement).

(Source: Earsplit PR)

* For more info on THE OCEAN, click on the links below:

http://www.theoceancollective.com/heliocentric

http://www.metalblade.com/theocean

http://www.facebook.com/theoceancollective

http://www.myspace.com/theoceancollective

http://twitter.com/OceanCollective

http://www.youtube.com/theoceancollective

http://www.metalblade.com

LONG LIVE THE OCEAN.

Stone.

Between The Buried And Me – “The Parallax: Hypersleep Dialogues” Releases April 12, 2011! Some Metal Info and Thoughts…

Posted in Death Metal, Extreme Metal, Heavy Metal, metal music, metal odyssey, Music, progressive metal, progressive rock, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , , , , , on March 26, 2011 by Metal Odyssey

BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME – Here is some excellent news for all of you fellow Between The Buried And Me, Progressive Metal and Metal fans… The Parallax: Hypersleep Dialogues is being released on April 12th, 2011 on Metal Blade Records! This will be the seventh studio album released by BTBAM and their first on Metal Blade Records.

Currently, as of March 26th, 2011, a brand new track (Specular Reflection) from The Parallax: Hypersleep Dialogues is streaming right here: Between The Buried And Me – myspace music and here: METAL BLADE RECORDS. This new BTBAM song is worth every Metal micro-second of listening to and absorbing!

Specular Reflection clocks in at 11:21 and is progressively enriched with all things great about BTBAM. The piano key intro accompanied with orchestration and chorus, only leads me into the mind blowing, Extreme Metal journey that this ultra-talented band is so vastly known for creating. BTBAM fans won’t be disappointed while new fans shall be mesmerized and pulled into the Progressive and Extreme circle of sound that they’ll hear from Specular Reflection. Without a Metal doubt, I’m buying this new BTBAM album.

I have listened to this new song called Specular Reflection many, many, times now and I’m going to continue listening… and listening. I’ve always felt that Between The Buried And Me have been slightly ahead of their Metal time, now I feel they have arrived at being labeled “a Metal measuring stick” for their sub-genre. Metal be thy name.

BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME:

Tommy Rogers – vocals & keyboards

Dustie Waring – guitar

Paul Waggoner – guitar

Dan Briggs – bass

Blake Richardson – drums & percussion

Track Listing For The Parallax: Hypersleep Dialogues:

Specular Reflection

Augment of Rebirth

Lunar Wilderness

* The Parallax: Hypersleep Dialogues was produced and engineered by Grammy award winning David Bottril alongside BTBAM.

* The Parallax: Hypersleep Dialogues was recorded at Metalworks Studios and Rattlebox Studios.

* For more info on Between The Buried And Me, click the links below:

Between The Buried And Me – myspace music

Between The Buried And Me – facebook

METAL BLADE RECORDS

LONG LIVE BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME.

Stone.

BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME – “THE GREAT MISDIRECT” IS A PROGRESSIVE & HEAVY MIND ADVENTURE

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BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME – The Great Misdirect is a Progressive Metal album that was released on October 26, 2009, on Victory Records. I received this CD as a Christmas gift from my wife and daughters, therefore, my first listen to The Great Misdirect was in the final days of last year. Metal truth be told, this is my very first Between The Buried And Me album that I have ever owned… or listened to. Stagnant, same-old, status quo and ho-hum are words that DO NOT describe The Great Misdirect. Heavy, progressive, semi-psychedelic, retrospective, layered and mind adventure are words THAT DO describe this dynamic album. As I listened intently to The Great Misdirect, I swear that this is a band that has taken a time machine from the mid 1970’s to present day… and they have been kidnapped and forced to create heavier music than they are used to, while still being able to incorporate their own style of Classic Rock into the structure of the songs. Call this thought nutty, call it science fiction, still, this is the type of mind wandering that Between The Buried And Me are all about with their lyrics anyways! It’s not just a fascination with this band being different that gets me… it’s the sheer fascination that this band is damned good at writing Heavy Progressive Music and playing it too.

Just by reading the lyrics to Fossil Genera – A Feed From Cloud Mountain, I realize that BTBAM’s vocalist Tommy Rogers is open minded and embraces the science fiction side of thought and conspiracy theories, (where his actual views stand on such topics, I do not know). Needless to say, just reading the lyrics found within the liner notes is an adventure. As goes Progressive Metal, the moment I sit back and chill to a lengthy interlude of mellow musical interplay, the quicker I have to sit up/get up to the heavy guitar riffs and leads, the bombastic rhythm section and/or the Extreme Metal vocals. (Pssst… I don’t mind it one Metal bit).

Yes, Grand Funk Railroad and any other Classic Rock band of legend should be proud of the astute usage of keyboards found within The Great Misdirect. Once again, Tommy Rogers is at the helm on the keys, raising such a familiar 1970’s sound that actually seems to resonate above the heaviness. Tommy Rogers also seems to go back and forth from extreme to traditional vocals rather effortlessly. As a unit, BTBAM are smart as they are talented with their playing, improvisation with this band in a live setting should never pose a problem.

Mirrors opens The Great Misdirect in a solemn, ultra mellow and quaint way. Lyrically, Mirrors exhibits a person who is without question, disassociated with the world around him/her… both people and things included. Ah, don’t let the opener of Mirrors fool you however, Obfuscation burrows right into my Metal soul… almost without warning, then subsides into a legitimate progressive pattern that BTBAM have indeed succeeded at. Metal Odyssey Note: Obfuscation means to be unclear, evasive or confusing. I actually had to look this word up, yeah, I did. Using a dictionary is cool.

Disease, Injury, Madness is over eleven minutes long, basically a Progressive Metal epic. Too bad this song wasn’t an hour long… it’s that good for me. As being an admirer of Mastodon, DaathDream Theater, Yes and The Electric Light Orchestra, my progressive Rock fan roots are as diverse as the Universe itself. Then again, when I think about it, isn’t the word diverse a major characteristic of Progressive Metal to begin with? Between The Buried And Me have recruited a NEW fan, I will gleefully dig into their back catalog without blinking a Metal eye.

Track Listing for The Great Misdirect:

Mirrors and Obfuscation – Metal Odyssey Note: (Mirrors plays out as an introduction to Obfuscation)

Disease, Injury, Madness

Swim To The Moon

Desert Of Song

Fossil Genera – A Feed from Cloud Mountain

Between The Buried And Me, as they appear on The Great Misdirect:

Tommy Rogers – vocals, keys and lyrics

Dan Briggs – bass, fretless bass

Dustie Waring – electric guitar, slide guitar, acoustic guitar and guitar effects

Paul Waggoner – electric guitar, steel string acoustic guitar, classical guitar and lap steel guitar

Blake Richardson – drums and percussion

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