BETWEEEN THE BURIED AND ME ist zweifellos eine der bahnbrechendsten und innovativsten Progressive-Metal-Bands. Auch nach 15 Jahren Bandgeschichte dringen sie mit ihrem Songwriting noch immer in neue Dimensionen vor – so auch mit ihrem neuen, zweiteiligen Konzeptalbum „Automata“! Der erste Teil wird am 9. März via Sumerian Records erscheinen; einen ersten Eindruck liefern BTBAM schon jetzt mit dem Video zu „Condemned To The Gallows“.
Sänger und Keyboarder Tommy Giles Rogers, Jr. zum neuen Album:
„Every single week music comes and goes. We can get music instantly and with this luxury, the listener has a hard time sitting down with albums and exploring their every twist and turn. Because of this, we have decided to release our new album in two parts. Our music is dense and our albums are very long, so we want to give people two separate moments to dive in this year and explore new music that we’ve put our entire being into. We hope you enjoy the creation as much as we’ve enjoyed the process.“
AUTOMATA I – TRACKLIST
01. Condemned To The Gallows
02. House Organ
03. Yellow Eyes
05. Gold Distance
COMING SUMMER 2018
What if dreams could be broadcast for the purpose of entertainment? Could you consume the innermost thoughts of another person on screen? If you could, what does that say about an attention-starved audience? More importantly, what would become of the dreamer?
Between The Buried and Me pose those questions and more on their two-part eighth full-length and introductory offering for Sumerian Records, Automata. The North Carolina quintet—Tommy Giles Rogers, Jr. [lead vocals, keyboards], Paul Waggoner [lead and rhythm guitar, backing and lead vocals], Dustie Waring [rhythm and lead guitar], Blake Richardson [drums], and Dan Briggs [bass, keyboards]—explore these themes by personally smashing boundaries once again. Automata marks the band’s first proper double LP-spanning concept. Moreover, they continue to expand their ever-evolving style, upholding a tradition of progression in the process.
“We never want to repeat ourselves,” affirms Paul. “We’re always trying to do something different, and this album fell right into that sort of pattern. We push ourselves into new places, while retaining our basic sound. Musically, we go somewhere that’s fun and challenging. We never know how it’s going to turn out. These are uncharted waters for us. We’ve never written an entire piece and presented it in separate parts like this.”
“All of our music should build up to the newest record,” Tommy leaves off. “That’s what happens with Automata. You can take little snippets from our past throughout this album. It sounds like Between The Buried And Me, but it’s still new. We hope to keep the music industry on its toes. This is part of doing that.”
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