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Raleigh NC, United States (2000 – present)

Between the Buried and Me is a band from Raleigh, North Carolina, comprised of former members of acts Prayer For Cleansing and Glass Casket. They have released six albums in addition to a covers album and an EP. Their style is diverse, with influences ranging from , , , and , to or artists such as Dream Theater, Mike Patton, King Crimson, Queen, and The Mars Volta.

The ideas introduced in The Parallax: Hypersleep Dialogues are expanded in The Parallax II: Future Sequence, their first full length on Metal Blade Records since switching from Victory Records. “This whole process was a lot of work, and it’s definitely the most rewarding piece of music we’ve ever written,” says vocalist/keyboardist and co-founder Tommy Giles Rogers, Jr. (Thomas Giles; ex-Prayer For Cleansing, Undying, From Here On). Other members include lead guitarist and co-founder Paul Waggoner (ex-Prayer For Cleansing, Undying); Glass Casket guitarist Dustie Waring and drummer Blake Richardson; and bassist Dan Briggs (Trioscapes, ORBS). Combined with the EP, Parallax II creates a sprawling one hundred minute suite that explores the concepts of death and rebirth, astral projection, and the redemption of humanity; and further evolves the sharply intricate and brutally heavy sound which has been developing since the project formed in 2000.


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  • bored1000


    15 Aug 8:40pm Reply
  • aldrignedigen

    v it aint no opteh shoutbox in here, man

    15 Aug 7:57am Reply
  • UMeInThePit

    My favorite classical neo-polka vegan influence band

    14 Aug 10:48pm Reply
  • PlayWithMorFeel

    @Sanity-Theorist Yeah Devin Townsend completely ripped them off on Deconstruction

    12 Aug 12:34pm Reply
  • Nix42

    I wonder what brand of facial moisturizer the boys prefer?? Hmmmm.....

    8 Aug 9:58pm Reply
  • KFLester


    8 Aug 2:10pm Reply
  • Sanity_Theorist

    They were the main innovators of post-progressive cheeseburgercore!

    8 Aug 12:31am Reply
  • AnarchyBrony

    Well that's a first.

    7 Aug 3:20am Reply
  • DDevilized

    post-progressive cheeseburgercore? ha, i posted it again!

    6 Aug 8:53pm Reply
  • BtBaM27

    Queensryche is prog metal. BtBaM is carrot cake.

    5 Aug 9:55pm Reply
  • Sanity_Theorist

    That logic makes sense, perhaps we just agree that either can fit? The drums on Informal Gluttony come to mind for me.

    5 Aug 1:00am Reply
  • soberdosis

    Keyboard isn't a non-traditional instrument in the context of metal music. Prog metal experiments mainly with song structure, odd timings and complex arrangements, which BTBAM does pretty much all.

    4 Aug 5:11pm Reply
  • Sanity_Theorist

    Carnival in Coal is avant-garde metal and they do basically everything bizarre through keyboard. By your logic, does that make them less conventional? Only instrument I know of that is the exception to that is kazoo.

    4 Aug 3:15pm Reply
  • soberdosis

    v No, they're not. Avant garde implies utilizing non-traditional instruments heavily, which BTBAM only does rarely. They're still very much a guitar-based metal band. Same with Dream Theater. They're the definition of good prog-metal. For avant-garde, you're looking at bands like Diablo Swing Orchestra.

    4 Aug 9:02am Reply
  • Sanity_Theorist

    They are very one other band that fuses elements this way. That's basically the definition of avant-garde metal, at the least they fit the term more than bands like Leprous.

    4 Aug 1:48am Reply
  • AnarchyBrony

    Unfortunately most people always seem to disagree whether they're prog metal or not. Honestly, as a guy told me, Just enjoy the music. They're pretty amazing anyway.

    3 Aug 7:49pm Reply
  • DDevilized

    BTBAM are barely avant-garde though. prog metal fits them way better.

    3 Aug 4:19pm Reply
  • aldrignedigen

    v Completely agree. I truly believe that there should be a new genre called btbam. Though, BTBAM will be the only one representing it lol

    1 Aug 11:00am Reply
  • Sanity_Theorist

    You know the range this band covers is truly staggering...I'm surprised that they aren't labelled avant-garde metal. Listening to The Great Misdirect and so far I've heard coutnry,progressive rock, jazz, weird keyboard spazzy synth that reminds me of Gentle Giant, brutal death metal, melodic death metal acoustic guitars, technical death metal, waltz, math metal, and circus music. I rarely say this, but this band might be too over-the-top for me. The fact this band has become relatively famous without the avant-garde metal tag leading them is fucking incredible to me.

    1 Aug 1:48am Reply
  • AnarchyBrony

    V dem piano parts though.

    31 Jul 5:43pm Reply
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