Between The Buried And Me Announces New Album Release Date, Specs; New Live Dates Planned

Courtesy: Sumerian Records

Between The Buried and Me will release its next album this summer.

The band is scheduled to release its new album Colors II Aug. 20 through Sumerian Records. It will come more than three years after the release of the band’s then most recent albums, Automata I and Automata II. Those albums were also release through Sumerian Records.

Colors II is the follow-up to the band’s 2007 album, Colors. Pre-orders are open now.

Guitarist Paul Waggoner said the decision to make Colors II a “sequel” to Colors was intentional on the part of the band.

Colors was very much our attempt at a do-or-die statement,” he said. “We had to establish our identity and be who we really wanted to be in order to have a career. This time around, our industry was shutdown for a year. Once tours were cancelled due to the pandemic, we were like, ‘We’ve got to write a record, and it’s got to be good’. We had to do something next level.”

Front man Tommy Rogers echoed Waggoner’s comments in his own statements.

“Especially with 2020, we really wanted to give it all we could and show the world we’re still here,” said Rogers. “That’s part of the reason we named it Colors II. We were in a similar spot when we did the first Colors. Back then, we had just gotten done with Ozzfest. We were wondering, ‘Where do we belong in this music scene?’ We still struggle with that. At both of these moments in our career, we decided to just be ourselves and write the best album we can. We came out guns blazing, and I feel like it’s some of our most creative material in a long time.”

In anticipation of the release of Colors II, BTBAM premiered the album’s lead single, ‘Fix The Error‘ Friday. The single is a unique presentation that is completely unlike anything else that the band has ever crafted. Instead of the heavy, progressive/death metal hybrid sound for which it has come to be known over the years, the band instead opted for something in this arrangement more akin to works from Devin Townsend. That is evidenced in the use of the keyboards vintage shredding alongside Rogers’ more familiar guttural screams. At points, there is a hint of some progressive metal in the guitars, but it is nowhere near as pronounced as in the band’s existing works.

As an added bonus, Mike Portnoy (Sons of Apollo, Transatlantic, Winery Dogs, ex-Dream Theater) makes a guest appearance on the band’s new single.

No information on the song’s lyrical content was provided in the information provided to the press.

The track listing for Colors II is noted below.

Between The Buried And Me

Colors II

1. Monochrome

2. The Double Helix of Extinction

3. Revolution In Limbo

4. Fix The Error

5. Never Seen/Future Shock

6. Stare Into The Abyss

7. Prehistory

8. Bad Habits

9. The Future Is Behind Us

10. Turbulent

11. Sfumato

12. Human Is Hell (Another One With Love)

Courtesy: Sumerian Records

In other news, Between The Buried and Me has announced a new tour in support of its new album. The tour is scheduled to launch Aug. 3 in Atlanta, GA and to run through Sept. 17 in Charlotte, NC. It features performances in cities, such as Denver, CO; Hartford, CT and Las Vegas, NV.

The tour’s schedule is noted below. Tickets and VIP Packages are available now.

Aug 3 Atlanta, Ga At Masquerade

Aug 4 Richmond, Va At Canal Club

Aug 5 Philadelphia, Pa At Tla

Aug 6 Washington, Dc At Black Cat

Aug 8 Nyc, Ny At Gramercy

Aug 9 Nyc, Ny At Gramercy

Aug 10 Worcester, Ma At Palladium

Aug 11 Hartford, Ct At Webster Theater

Aug 13 Poughkeepsie, Ny At The Chance

Aug 14 Rochester, Ny At Anthology

Aug 15 Pittsburgh, Pa At Mr. Smalls

Aug 16 Cleveland, Oh At Beachland Ballroom

Aug 17 Detroit, Mi At Magic Stick

Aug 19 St. Louis, Mo At Old Rock House

Aug 20 Chicago, Il At House Of Blues

Aug 21 Minneapolis, Mn At Lyric Theater

Aug 22 Lawrence, Ks At Granada

Aug 23 Denver, Co At Summit

Aug 25 Salt Lake City, Ut At The Complex

Aug 26 Boise, Id At Knitting Factory

Aug 28 Seattle, Wa At El Corazon

Aug 29 Portland, Or At Bossanova Ballroom

Aug 31 Sacramento, Ca At Ace Of Spades

Sep 1 Garden Grove, Ca At Garden Grove Amp.

Sep 2 Los Angeles, Ca At Teragram

Sep 3 Las Vegas, Nv At Fremont Country Club

Sep 4 Phoenix, Az At Crescent

Sep 6 Dallas, Tx At Trees

Sep 7 San Antonio, Tx At Rock Box

Sep 8 Houston, Tx At Rise

Sep 10 Pensacola, Fl At Vinyl

Sep 11 Tampa, Fl At Orpheum

Sep 12 Fort Lauderdale, Fl At The Culture Room

Sep 15 Nashville, Tn At Marathon Music Works

Sep 16 Charlotte, Nc At Underground

Sep 17 Charlotte, Nc At Underground

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