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
2. The Double Helix of Extinction
3. Revolution In Limbo
4. Fix The Error
5. Never Seen/Future Shock
6. Stare Into The Abyss
8. Bad Habits
9. The Future Is Behind Us
12. Human Is Hell (Another One With Love)
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.
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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