‘The Parallax II: Future Sequence’ enters Top 200 at # 22!
BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME’s ambitious concept album, The Parallax II: Future Sequence, gave the North Carolina-based band their highest one week sales figure and Billboard chart position (17,102 and #22 respectively) since the band’s inception in the early 2000’s.
The band, who are currently in Europe expressed their appreciation: “We are extremely grateful for everyone sticking with us all these years; through all the epic journeys we’ve put you through, all the style changes and the crazy storylines…you’ve blown us away and we couldn’t be any more excited and thankful.”
The album also landed the #3 spot on Billboard’s Hard Music Album chart, as well as #8 on the trade magazine’s Rock Album Chart. Additionally, The Parallax II charted at #5 on Billboard’s Indie Label Album chart and at #10 on the Billboard Indie Retail Album chart. Previously, BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME’s highest charting release was the 2009 release of The Great Misdirect, which entered Billboard at #36.
Internationally the band and their brilliant album fared equally well, taking the #1 spot on iTunes Canada’s Metal chart upon release and landing at the #5 spot on the Billboard’s Canadian Hard Music Chart (#46 on the nation’s Top 200 Album chart). In the UK, The Parallax II debuted at #15 on the Rock/Metal Chart and at #30 on the country’s Indie Chart. Lastly, in Germany, BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME took the #6 spot on the German Newcomer Chart.
Alternative Press said the band “continue to dominate progressive metal” with the new album, adding they are “expanding on every already-top-notch aspect” of their previous releases. Spin said The Parallax II is “a 72-minute space voyage that feels like a conceptual odyssey,” Metal Sucks dubbed it a “masterpiece, Outburn called the release “otherworldly” and Loudwire described the album as “quintessentially brilliant.”
The Parallax II, recorded during the Spring of 2012 at The Basement Studios in Winston-Salem, N.C., was once again produced by the band and longtime creative partner Jamie King. This is BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME’s first full-length release on Metal Blade Records, preceded by The Parallax: Hypersleep Dialogues, an EP that began the story of the two characters: Prospect I and Prospect II. A video for “Astral Body,” the first single from The Parallax II, gives fans their first look at the two characters in a visually-stunning clip.
The band is currently touring Europe with a trek across Japan, Australia and New Zealand to follow. A North American tour will be announced soon.
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22/10/12 – SK – Bratislava – Randall Club
23/10/12 – HU – Budapest – Dürer Kert
24/10/12 – AT – Wien – Szene
25/10/12 – DE – München – Backstage
27/10/12 – IT – Novara – Rock’n’Roll Arena
28/10/12 – CH – Zürich – Dynamo
29/10/12 – DE – Stuttgart – Universum
30/10/12 – DE – Frankfurt – Batschkapp
31/10/12 – FR – Paris – La Maroquinerie
02/11/12 – UK – London – Shepherds Bush Empire