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Between the Buried and Me

Between The Buried And Me was founded in 2000 in Raleigh, North Carolina by vocalist Thomas Giles Rogers Jr.,guitaristPaulWaggoner, drummer Will Goodyear, guitarist Nick Fletcher (formerly of Empire Falls), and bassist Jason King. Theband'snameis derived from a section of lyrics in the Counting Crows song, 'Ghost Train': "Took the cannonball downtotheocean/Across the desert from the sea to shining sea/I rode a ladder that climbed across the nation/Fifty million feetofearthbetween the buried and me".

Between The Buried And Me's first release was a three-song demo, conta ...read more

Between The Buried And Me was founded in 2000 in Raleigh, North Carolina by vocalist Thomas Giles Rogers Jr.,guitaristPaulWaggoner, drummer Will Goodyear, guitarist Nick Fletcher (formerly of Empire Falls), and bassist Jason King. Theband'snameis derived from a section of lyrics in the Counting Crows song, 'Ghost Train': "Took the cannonball downtotheocean/Across the desert from the sea to shining sea/I rode a ladder that climbed across the nation/Fifty million feetofearthbetween the buried and me".

Between The Buried And Me's first release was a three-song demo, containing the tracks 'Use Of A Weapon', 'WhatWeHaveBecome', and 'More Of Myself To Kill'. These three tracks were re-recorded for the band's self-titled debutalbum,releasedthrough Lifeforce Records in 2002. The album includes the track 'Arsonist', a protest against the beliefs andpracticesof theWestboro Baptist Church in Topeka, Kansas. The song 'Aspirations' became the band's first music video. At thetime,therelease was not widely known, but did manage to catch the attention of Victory Records, to which they latersigned.Victoryreissued the album in 2004 as an enhanced CD.

In 2003, the band released their second studio album, The Silent Circus, featuring the singles'Mordecai','Aesthetic',and'Camilla Rhodes'. 'Mordecai' was produced as their second music video. The album was re-released in2006 witha live DVD ofthe band's performance at The Cat's Cradle in Chapel Hill, North Carolina on July 17, 2005. Mark Castilloplayeddrums on TheSilent Circus, replacing Will Goodyear, though for the live DVD Blake Richardson, Dustie Waring, and DanBriggshad alreadyjoined the band, and recording for the third Between The Buried And Me album, Alaska, was alreadyfinished.

After the release of The Silent Circus, the band went through numerous members before the currentlineupwasassembled for Alaska. On drums,Mark Castillo was replaced by Jason Roe, and later by Blake Richardson. Onguitar,NickFletcher was replaced by Shane Blay, and later by Dustie Waring. And on bass, Jason King (not to be confusedwiththeirengineer/producer Jamie King) was replaced by Kevin Falk, and later by Dan Briggs. This remains the current lineup.

In the summer of 2005, Between The Buried And Me released their third studio album, Alaska. The title trackbecametheirthird music video.The album featured the songs 'Selkies: The Endless Obsession', 'The Primer', and 'BackwardsMarathon'assingles. Then in the following year, the band released The Anatomy Of, a collection of covers of bandsthatinfluencedBetween The Buried And Me, including Metallica, King Crimson, Pantera, Queen, Pink Floyd, Earth Crisis,CountingCrows, andSoundgarden.

In September 2007, the band released their fourth studio album, Colors. Band members have said that "it's a65minuteopus of non-stop, pummeling, beautiful music... we have described this release as 'new wave polka grunge'."Theband hasalso described the album as "adult contemporary progressive death metal".

On November 6, 2008 the song 'Prequel To The Sequel' was made available as downloadable content for thevideogameRockBand 2, for free download to users who redeemed a one-time use code in new copies of the game. Sincethen,thetracks 'Mordecai', 'Obfuscation', 'Alaska' and 'Selkies: The Endless Obsession' have also been made available viatheRockBandNetwork.

On May 31, 2009, the group went into the studio to record their fifth original album, The Great Misdirect.Theyhavedescribed one song as having "a noisy Coalesce breakdown, 3/4 Mastodon groove, 9/8 The Mars Volta,Queenchromaticbuildup, and Megadeth chorus". Tommy Giles Rogers had stated that they planned to "out do Colors".

In early fall 2010, the group confirmed that they were recording an EP, which was cited as being a possible precursorfortheirnext full-length album.In October 2010, they put up a video on their YouTube account with the band in thestudio.January18a second teaser with them in the studio was posted.

On February 21, 2011, Between The Buried And Me stated their move from Victory to Metal Blade Records, onwhichtheyreleased their EP, entitled The Parallax: Hypersleep Dialogues on April 12, 2011. In May, Victory Recordsannouncedtherelease of a greatest hits album as a three-disc set. On January 16, 2012, Between The Buried And Merevealed that workonthe part two to The Parallax has begun and it will be a full-length album rather than an EP.

The band's latest album, The Parallax II: Future Sequence, was released through Metal Blade RecordsonOctober9th,2012. « hide

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LPs
The Parallax II: Future Sequence
10/09/2012

4
1,147 Votes
The Great Misdirect
2009

3.9
2,337 Votes
Colors
2007

4.2
3,858 Votes
Alaska
2005

4.1
2,993 Votes
The Silent Circus
2003

3.9
1,953 Votes
Between the Buried and Me
2002

3.5
1,164 Votes
EPs
The Parallax: Hypersleep Dialogues
2011

3.9
1,184 Votes
Live Albums
Colors_Live
2008

4.4
881 Votes
Compilations
Snapshot
08/20/2013

4
2 Votes
Best Of
2011

3
48 Votes
Alaska [Instrumental]
2007

3.9
210 Votes
The Anatomy Of
2006

3.1
708 Votes

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