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 8th in the UK. 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.
Also available on metalblade.com/btbam are exclusive pre-order bundles, including a pre-order only t-shirt and a limited edition BTBAM spacesuit. Quantities on the deluxe bundles are limited, so order yours early.
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, which clocks in at approximately 72 minutes, features artwork from Charlotte, North Carolina artist and designer Chandler Owen (Underoath, Shai Hulud, and Hopesfall). The group ˆ TOMMY ROGERS (vocals / keyboards), PAUL WAGGONER (guitar), DUSTIE WARING (guitar), BLAKE RICHARDSON (drums / percussion) DAN BRIGGS (bass) – are currently touring as direct support to Cannibal Corpse on The Summer Slaughter Tour 2012, which kicked off with a sold out show at the House of Blues in Hollywood on July 20th.
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.”
Catch BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME live:
BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME + Periphery + The Safety Fire
1st READING – Sub 89
2nd WOLVERHAMPTON – Slade Rooms
3rd GLASGOW – The Garage
4th NEWCASTLE – O2 Academy 2
5th MANCHESTER – Club Academy
6th LEEDS – Cockpit
7th BRISTOL – O2 Academy
8th SOUTHAMPTON – The Brook
2nd LONDON – Shepherds Bush Empire