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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.

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