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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 PaulWaggoner,drummer WillGoodyear, guitarist Nick Fletcher (formerly of Empire Falls), and bassist Jason King. The band's name is derived froma sectionof lyrics in the CountingCrows song, 'Ghost Train': "Took the cannon ball down to the ocean/Across the desert from the sea toshiningsea/I rode a ladder that climbed acrossthe 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 ...read more

Between the Buried and Me was founded in 2000 in Raleigh, North Carolina by vocalist Thomas Giles Rogers Jr.,guitarist PaulWaggoner,drummer WillGoodyear, guitarist Nick Fletcher (formerly of Empire Falls), and bassist Jason King. The band's name is derived froma sectionof lyrics in the CountingCrows song, 'Ghost Train': "Took the cannon ball down to the ocean/Across the desert from the sea toshiningsea/I rode a ladder that climbed acrossthe 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 OfMyself To Kill'. These three tracks were re-recorded for the band's self-titled debut album, released through Lifeforce Recordsin2002. The albumincludes 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 catchtheattention of Victory Records, to whichthey 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'CamillaRhodes'.'Mordecai' was produced as their second music video. The album was re-released in2006 with a live DVD of the band'sperformanceat The Cat's Cradlein Chapel Hill, North Carolina on July 17,2005. Mark Castillo played drums on The Silent Circus, replacingWillGoodyear, though for the live DVDBlake Richardson, Dustie Waring, and Dan Briggs had already joined the band, and recording for thethirdBetween 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 assembledforAlaska. Ondrums,Mark Castillo was replaced by Jason Roe, and later by Blake Richardson. On guitar, Nick Fletcher was replacedbyShane Blay, and later byDustie Waring. And on bass, Jason King (not to be confused with their engineer/producer Jamie King) wasreplacedby Kevin Falk, and later by DanBriggs.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 thirdmusicvideo. Thealbum featured the songs 'Selkies: The Endless Obsession', 'The Primer', and 'Backwards Marathon' as singles. Then inthefollowing year, the bandreleased The Anatomy Of, a collection of covers of bands that influenced Between The Buried And Me,includingMetallica, 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 " adultcontemporary progressive death metal". On November 6, 2008 the song 'Prequel To The Sequel' was made available as downloadable content for the videogame RockBand 2, forfreedownloadto 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 onesongashaving"a noisy Coalesce breakdown, 3/4 Mastodon groove, 9/8 The MarsVolta, Queen chromatic buildup,and Megadethchorus".Tommy GilesRogers 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- lengthalbum.In October 2010, they put up a video on their YouTube account with the band in the studio. January18 a second teaser withthem inthe studio wasposted. On February 21, 2011, Between The Buried And Me stated their move from Victory to Metal Blade Records, on which they released theirEP,entitledTheParallax: 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 AndMerevealedthat 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
Automata I
2018

3.7
374 Votes
Coma Ecliptic
2015

3.5
855 Votes
The Parallax II: Future Sequence
10/09/2012

4
1,702 Votes
The Great Misdirect
2009

3.9
2,819 Votes
Colors
2007

4.2
4,652 Votes
Alaska
2005

4.1
3,554 Votes
The Silent Circus
2003

3.9
2,307 Votes
Between the Buried and Me
2002

3.4
1,421 Votes
EPs
Vertical Beta 461
2016

3.9
32 Votes
The Parallax: Hypersleep Dialogues
2011

3.9
1,466 Votes
Live Albums
Coma Ecliptic: Live
2017

4.3
26 Votes
Future Sequence: Live at the Fidelitorium
2014

4.5
111 Votes
Colors_Live
2008

4.4
986 Votes
Compilations
Best Of
2011

2.8
69 Votes
Alaska (Instrumental)
2007

3.9
233 Votes
The Anatomy Of
2006

3.1
796 Votes
2001 Demo
2001

5
1 Votes

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