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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.,guitarist Paul Waggoner, drummer Will Goodyear, guitarist Nick Fletcher (formerly of Empire Falls), and bassist Jason King. The band's name is derived from a section of lyrics in the Counting Crows song, 'Ghost Train': "Took the cannon ball down to the ocean/Across the desert from the sea to shining sea/I rode a ladder that climbed across the nation/Fifty million feet of earth between the buried and me".

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

Between the Buried and Me was founded in 2000 in Raleigh, North Carolina by vocalist Thomas Giles Rogers Jr.,guitarist Paul Waggoner, drummer Will Goodyear, guitarist Nick Fletcher (formerly of Empire Falls), and bassist Jason King. The band's name is derived from a section of lyrics in the Counting Crows song, 'Ghost Train': "Took the cannon ball down to the ocean/Across the desert from the sea to shining sea/I rode a ladder that climbed across the nation/Fifty million feet of earth between the buried and me".

Between The Buried And Me's first release was a three-song demo, containing the tracks 'Use Of A Weapon','What We Have Become', and 'More Of Myself To Kill'. These three tracks were re-recorded for the band's self-titled debut album, released through Lifeforce Records in 2002. The album includes the track 'Arsonist', a protest against the beliefs and practices of the Westboro Baptist Church in Topeka, Kansas. The song 'Aspirations' became the band's first music video. At the time,the release was not widely known, but did manage to catch the attention of Victory Records, to which they later signed.Victory reissued 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 with a live DVD of the band's performance at The Cat's Cradle in Chapel Hill, North Carolina on July 17,2005. Mark Castillo played drums on The Silent Circus, replacing Will Goodyear, though for the live DVD Blake Richardson, Dustie Waring, and Dan Briggs had already joined the band, and recording for the third Between The Buried And Me album, Alaska,was already finished.

After the release of The Silent Circus, the band went through numerous members before the current lineup was assembled for Alaska. On drums,Mark Castillo was replaced by Jason Roe, and later by Blake Richardson. On guitar, Nick Fletcher was replaced by Shane Blay, and later by Dustie Waring. And on bass, Jason King (not to be confused with their engineer/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 track became their third music video. The album featured the songs 'Selkies: The Endless Obsession', 'The Primer', and 'Backwards Marathon' as singles. Then in the following year, the band released The Anatomy Of, a collection of covers of bands that influenced Between The Buried And Me, including Metallica, King Crimson, Pantera, Queen, Pink Floyd, Earth Crisis, Counting Crows, and Soundgarden.

In September 2007, the band released their fourth studio album, Colors. Band members have said that "it's a 65 minute opus of non-stop,pummeling,beautiful music... we have described this release as 'new wave polkagrunge'."The band has also 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 the videogame RockBand 2, for free download to users who redeemed a one-time use code in new copies of the game. Since then, the tracks 'Mordecai', 'Obfuscation', 'Alaska' and 'Selkies: TheEndless Obsession' have also been made available via the Rock Band Network.

On May 31, 2009, the group went into the studio to record their fifth original album,The Great Misdirect. They have described one song as having"a noisy Coalesce breakdown, 3/4 Mastodon groove, 9/8 The MarsVolta, Queen chromatic buildup,and Megadeth chorus". Tommy Giles Rogers had stated that they planned to "outdo Colors".

In early fall 2010, the group confirmed that they were recording an EP, which was cited as being a possible precursor for their next full-length album. In October 2010, they put up a video on their YouTube account with the band in the studio. January18 a 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, on which they released their EP, entitled TheParallax: Hypersleep Dialogues on April 12, 2011.

In May, Victory Records announced the release of a greatest hits album as a three-disc set.On January 16, 2012, Between The Buried And Me revealed that work on the 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 Records on October 9th, 2012. « hide

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

4
1,243 Votes
The Great Misdirect
2009

3.9
2,409 Votes
Colors
2007

4.2
3,968 Votes
Alaska
2005

4.1
3,075 Votes
The Silent Circus
2003

3.9
2,010 Votes
Between the Buried and Me
2002

3.5
1,209 Votes
EPs
The Parallax: Hypersleep Dialogues
2011

3.9
1,237 Votes
Live Albums
Future Sequence: Live at the Fidelitorium
2014

4.5
43 Votes
Colors_Live
2008

4.4
904 Votes
Compilations
Best Of
2011

3
48 Votes
Alaska (Instrumental)
2007

3.9
212 Votes
The Anatomy Of
2006

3.1
716 Votes

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