New album set for release October 5/8 on Metal Blade Records!
Globally celebrated progressive rock / cutting-edge metal innovators BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME (BTBAM)recently announced that their new album, The Parallax II: Future Sequence, will be released via Metal Blade Records on October 9th, in North America, and October 5th/8th in Europe. As some fans are already aware via live bootlegs on youtube, the first single BTBAM is performing live and releasing is entitled Telos. The song can be heard in its entirety now on metalblade.com/btbam.
At the same address the European pre-order will start soon, there will be Digi-CDs, 2-LPs and an exclusive shirt bundle so keep coming back to metalblade.com/btbam.
The Parallax II: Future Sequence
1. Goodbye To Everything
2. Astral Body
3. Lay Your Ghosts to Rest
5. Extremophile Elite
7. The Black Box
10. Melting City
11. Silent Flight Parliament
12. Goodbye to Everything Reprise
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 Parallax II: Future Sequence, 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. “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,” comments guitarist Paul Waggoner.
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.”
BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME will return to Europe in October 2012 in support of The Parallax II: Future Sequence. Support comes from PERIPHERY and THE SAFETY FIRE.
BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME
+ THE SAFETY FIRE
01/10/12 – UK – Reading – Sub 89
02/10/12 – UK – Wolverhampton – Slade Rooms
03/10/12 – UK – Glasgow – The Garage
04/10/12 – UK – Newcastle – 02 Academy 2
05/10/12 – UK – Manchester – Club Academy
06/10/12 – UK – Leeds – Cockpit
07/10/12 – UK – Bristol – 02 Academy
08/10/12 – UK – Southampton – The Broo
10/10/12 – BE – Antwerp – Trix
11/10/12 – NL – Amsterdam – Melkweg
12/10/12 – DE – Köln – Luxor
13/10/12 – DE – Münster – Sputnikhalle
14/10/12 – DK – Copenhagen – Vega
16/10/12 – SE – Stockholm – Debaser Slussen
17/10/12 – SE – Gothenburg – Sticky Fingers
18/10/12 – DE – Hamburg – Logo
19/10/12 – DE – Berlin – Lido
20/10/12 – CZ – Prague – Rock Café
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