According to a published report by Lambgoat, an anonymous woman has come forward with allegations that Between The Buried And Me/Glass Casket guitarist Dustie Waring raped her in a bar bathroom five years ago, resulting in an unwanted pregnancy that she ultimately terminated. Using an anonymous Reddit account, the woman posted a detailed account of the alleged incident and her subsequent struggle with the aftermath, including text messages between her and Waring. This news comes just months after Dustie was forced to miss touring with the band in Europe earlier this year. Waring has denied these allegations against him are true and was “shocked” by them. The band has also commented that Dustie has been removed from the tour and will be replaced live by a fill-in performer.
I was elated to hear the announcement of Trivium’s “Deadmen and Dragons” tour because it screamed nostalgia to me: three of four bands emerged in my personal golden era of musical discovery (early 2000s); add to that Khemmis, spirited doom-metallers who I’ve never seen live, I knew it would be spectacular. Continue reading →
Progressive metal legends Between The Buried And Me previously announced their highly anticipated new album Colors II, the sequel to their aclcaimed Colors album from 2007. The album will be released on Friday, August 20th via Sumerian Records with pre-orders available now at the link below. The band also shared a new single and video for their new single – “Fix The Error” which you can watch now! The track premiered on SiriusXM’s Liquid Metal and features drum solos from an ironclad trifecta of Mike Portnoy, Navene Koperweis, and Ken Schalk. Watch it now!Continue reading →
Progressive metal legends Between The Buried And Me have announced their highly anticipated new album Colors II, a sequel to their aclcaimed Colors album from 2007. The album will be released on Friday, August 20th via Sumerian Records with pre-orders available now at the link below. The band also shared a new single and video for a new track – “Fix The Error” which you can watch now! The track premiered on SiriusXM’s Liquid Metal and features drum solos from an ironclad trifecta of Mike Portnoy, Navene Koperweis, and Ken Schalk. Find “Fix The Error” on streaming platforms here.Continue reading →
Between The Buried And Me have announced a series of livestream events on Twitch covering their acclaimed Automata I and Automata IIalbums, as well as a discussion with the band. The dates will be March 19th and 20th and will be free to fans on their Twitch channel. The band also shared a message to fans about the event, organized since the band is still off the road due to the pandemic. The band recently completed work on their new album with their longtime producer and collaborator Jamie King. You can check out a conversation we have with the band here discussing new music and old reissues.
Progressive Metallers Between The Buried and Me have entered the recording studio to begin work on a new album, due out in 2021. The band was coy about the post saying they had acted like they weren’t working on new music, but we know that is not the case. After the cancelation of their 25th-anniversary tour, the band has been busy writing new BTBAM jams and releasing remixed and remastered versions of their classic early albums on Craft Recordings. The new version of Colors drops next month.
The first time I saw Between the Buried and Me live was at The Gramercy Theatre in New York City, during a tour for their then-newly released Colors(Victory Records) album; it was a pivotal period for the group who had, at that time, seen a series of lineup changes in short order. Five drummers, four guitarists, and three bassists later, the band was shaping their sound to dull the edges from the ever-aggressive Silent Circus (Victory Records) and Alaska (Victory Records) albums to an arguably more technically complex, albeit at times mellower, Jazzy era that would set the tone for the rest of their musical trajectory as we know it today. Continue reading →
Ghost Cult’s chief editor Keefy caught up with Tommy Rogers of Between the Buried and Me recently to discuss their upcoming remastered and remixed version of their debut album, due out on May 15th via Craft Recordings. We chatted with Tommy about the formation of the band, the post-hardcore, metalcore, and Death Metal scene the band came from in Raleigh North Carolina in their previous band Prayer for Cleansing and peers such as Code 7, Undying, Day of Suffering, recording with Jamie King on his first significant release and Jamie’s impact on the band, how the debut telegraphs elements of music the band would incorporate later, the process of remixing and remastering, what shaped Tommy as a singer and lyricist on the first album, taking “creative risks” as an artist, how the lineup change for the Alaska release shaped the future, how the band looked like nerds in their first photos, being a “keyboard” act in heavy music, his favorite song now from back then, and much more. You can order the album in several different bundles here https://found.ee/btbam-st-r and listen to our chat now.
With 2018 coming to a close, Greg Blachman and Rob Rom of Static Tension took some time to collectively reflect on their Top 10 releases of the year. The below are their picks, listed in no particular order.Continue reading →