BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME: New Album Details Revealed

By on March 1, 2011
Raleigh, North Carolina-based progressive rock/cutting-edge metal band BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME will release its new album, “The Parallax: Hypersleep Dialogues”, on April 12 via Metal Blade Records. The three-song, 30-minute tour de force was recorded at Canada’s Metalworks Studios and Rattlebox Studios and helmed by the Grammy award–winning producer David Bottrill (TOOL, MUSE, KING CRIMSON, DREAM THEATER).

“The Parallax: Hypersleep Dialogues” represents BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME‘s musical and conceptual masterwork; the record showcases both the quintet’s vivid execution and ambitious vision. The otherworldly conceptual thread linking each of the songs is mobilized around two human characters that live in different planes of existence and are separated by millions of light years, each confronted with similar personal issues. Subsequently, both characters make decisions that will change their lives, and perhaps the course of the universe, forever. Musically, the release presents aura-rich atmospheres rife with roaring volumes, corrugated rhythms and trance-inducing intricacies. Cerebral and visceral, soft and heavy, melodic and abrasive, tender and brutal, familiar and strange and taut yet sprawling and epic, BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME has crafted a sound that is musically sophisticated yet primal and a disc where every new passage leads to the culmination of an epic adventure.

“The Parallax: Hypersleep Dialogues” track listing:

01. Specular Reflection
02. Augment of Rebirth
03. Lunar Wilderness

“The Parallax: Hypersleep Dialogues” cover art can be viewed below.

A special landing page for the release has been designed and hosts a six-minute edit of the new BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME song “Specular Reflection”. The hub, which also allows fans to pre-order “The Parallax: Hypersleep Dialogues” is now live at this location.

“Specular Reflection” audio stream: 

Between the Buried and Me “Specular Reflection” (Sample) by Metal Blade Records

BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME guitarist Paul Waggoner recently stated about the band’s new CD, “‘The Parallax: Hypersleep Dialogues’ will introduce two human characters who live in different planes of existence, separated by millions of light years. We find that each is confronted with similar personal issues that they need to reckon with. Both characters make decisions that will change their lives, and perhaps the course of the universe, forever. Musically, it sounds like BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME. The record has elements of aggression, beauty, quirkiness, and pure cacophony. For ‘Part 1’, we establish several themes which I’m sure will be revisited in the lengthier ‘Part 2’, which is something we really look forward to. We love to expand on simple ideas and see where they take us.”

Immediately upon the release of “The Parallax: Hypersleep Dialogues”, BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME will kick off a full-scale North American headlining tour. The trek will launch on April 15 and feature support from special guests JOB FOR A COWBOY, THE OCEAN and CEPHALIC CARNAGE (on select dates).

“The Parallax: Hypersleep Dialogues” will contain the first new music from BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME since the release of 2009’s “The Great Misdirect”, which sold 13,400 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 36 on The Billboard 200 chart. The CD was released on October 27, 2009 via Victory Records.

BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME supported “The Great Misdirect” with a full-scale North American headlining tour and live dates across Europe, Australia and Japan as well as a U.S. tour as hand-picked support for like-minded rockers MASTODON.

DaveHHM

Author: DaveHHM

Dave Luttrull: Owner/Editor in Chief of Hellhound Music. Star Wars nerd, Gamer, Destiny homer, blogger, writer and lover of all things music.

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