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Tommy Rogers is a busy man. From working on the new Thomas Giles record, to scoring a film and doing some guest work on the new Safety Fire record, the man has his plate full in 2013! Tommy posted the following to BTBAM's Facebook page: Hello folks. This is Tommy and I’m writing to update you all …

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Metal Injection hung out with Dan Briggs (BTBAM) and Matt Lynch. of the jazz fusion band Trioscapes at Foodswings, a vegan fast food restaurant in Brooklyn, NY and talked about the vegan/vegetarian lifestyle that they lead. Who’s hungry?

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Date: 2012-10-12

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After an extremely busy summer playing Download Festival, Brutal Assault, Hevy Festival and supporting Gojira overseas, The Safety Fire is excited to be joining Periphery and Between The Buried and Me for a month-long tour of Europe. In regards to the tour, guitarist Derya ‘Dez’ Nagle comments:

“It has been a while since we last toured Europe and the UK and quite frankly, we can’t wait for it. Between the Buried and Me are one of our favourite bands and to share a stage with them every night for over a month is just awesome. Then to be reunited with our brüs in Periphery after our US stint with them will no doubt be a fun time for all. We shall see you at the shows, come by the merch stand and get involved in the jokes!”

The Safety Fire will be touring in support of debut album, “Grind The Ocean,” which was released to critical acclaim at the beginning of April this year through InsideOut Music. Watch a new track by track video commentary for “Grind The Ocean” (featuring guitarist Dez and vocalist Sean McWeeney), through Metal Injection here or in the player below.

6th October // Leeds – Cockpit – UK
7th October // Bristol – O2 Academy – UK
8th October // Southampton – The Brook – UK
10th October // Antwerp – Trix – Belgium
11th October // Amsterdam – Melkweg – Netherlands
12th October // Cologne – Luxor – Germany
13th October // Muenster – Sputnikhalle – Germany
14th October // Copenhagen – Lille Vega – Denmark
16th October // Stockholm – Debaser Slussen – Sweden
17th October // Gothenburg – Sticky Fingers – Sweden
18th October // Hamburg – Logo – Germany
19th October // Berlin – Lido – Germany
20th October // Prague – Rock Café – Czech Republic
22nd October // Bratislava – Randall Club – Slovakia
23rd October // Budepest – Durer Kert – Hungary
24th October // Vienna – Szene – Austria
25th October // Munich – Backstage Halle – Germany
27th October // Novara – Rock N Roll Arena – Italy
28th October // Zuerich – Dynamo – Switzerland
29th October // Stuttgart – Universum – Germany
30th October // Frankfurt – Batschkapp – Germany
31st October // Paris – La Maroquinerie – France
2nd November // London – Shepherds Bush Empire – UK

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Between the Buried and Me‘s trippy video “Astral Body” from the album “The Parallax II: Future Sequence”. Watch the recent studio updates the band has released. This video was directed by Wes Richardson. Pre-order the new BTBAM CD on

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Date: 2012-09-27

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Performed in St. Louis on July 17th, Originally found at this [link] – From BTBAM’s new album, The Parallax II: Future Sequence, out October 9 on Metal Blade

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Date: 2012-07-18

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Alright! Fuck yeah! WOOOOO!

Okay…time to compose myself to write a review. THIS, my friends, THIS is what progressive deathcore should be! Arsonists Get All the Girls have often been overlooked as second rate amongst purists I think, but you know what? BTBAM had the same damn stigma amongst the same group forever, and still do amongst some! Motherland though, is Arsonists latest offering, and it’s heads above the other material they’ve released. Containing all the aggression necessary to appease scenesters, but with enough progressive flair to create not only one of the best breakout prog albums of the deathcore genre, but also a bend to allow advancement beyond meaningless stereotypes for those bands that excel so far beyond everyone else.

Arsonists is still relatively young, with their first album Hit From the Bow being released in 2006,  with two further releases prior to Motherland‘s inception, with each culminating in further progressive elements. However, nothing has been has seen advances as much as Motherland within the Arsonists discography, or arguably, deathcore as a whole. I am grinning ear to ear while I listen to Motherland, because it represents the satisfaction of the band’s choice in their sound, not that of the fans or the scene itself. Motherland actually reminds me a lot of Dead to Fall before they called it quits a few years ago, which is a good thing, because was seeing progression similar to BTBAM at the time, and I think if they had maintained their path, they would have evolved into a less serious sounding side of progressive death opposite of BTBAM.

I won’t say that Motherland is perfect, because it’s still stuck in the deathcore rut with little option for maneuvering in that respect, but the progresssive elements on this album are special, and could definitely spell a serious contender for BTBAM’s hold on the scene as the upper echelon in progressive “core” sounding music. I sincerely cannot wait for the release of this album, because it’s going to instantly blow up, and I look forward to finally going out to see yet another worthy band play live.


Similar Artists: Dead to Fall, Between the Buried and Me, Born of Osiris

1. Rise to Fall
2. Neck of the Contrast
3. Gooseknuckle
4. It Was a Memoir
5. Dr. Teeth
6. Avdotya
7. Waiting for the War to Die
8. West Cliffs
9. Hemlock Like This
10. Woebegone
11. Our Super Symmetry
12. Will Someone Please Turn Down the Ocean?
13. Tempest

Greg Howell : Bass
Garin Rosen : Drums
Arthur Alvarez : Guitar
Jared Monette : Vocals
Sean Richmond : Vocals, Keyboard
Jaeson Bardoni : Guitar

Century Media Records

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Since 2003, my friends and I have frequented the New England Metal and Hardcore Festival without missing a year…until 2011. I have seen some amazing performances, comebacks, first performances at Metalfest, and as a result, it was the go to festival in the North East. However, for the last couple of years, I have noticed a gradual decline in the quality of the festival, with it being marked by heavy doses of scene-related standouts like Emmure, the entirety of the deathcore scene, Iwrestledabearonce, etc. The inclusion of mainstream metal and hardcore music isn’t surprising to me, as Scott Lee (one of the founders of Metalfest) and his cohorts, have always been leaders in promoting up and comers. I may not enjoy all the bands Scott has put together in the past, but what kept me and my friends going, was the knowledge that if we didn’t like one band, there would always be bands that we really wanted to hear, or some acts that sparked our curiosity. If there was some down time, no problem, we could make a run to grab a beer or go grab some lunch, this is the nature of the festival scene, you aren’t supposed to spend all 12 hours a day glued to each and every band. Last year should have been the straw that broke the camel’s back for me, but the headliners saved the show from being completely drowned out by a torrent of deathcore. This year, with the likes of Attack Attack! (as headliners nonetheless), A Bullet For Pretty Boy, Dr. Acula, *insert deathcore/slam band here* and Hatebreed, Job For A Cowboy and BTBAM headlining…again, amongst other bands that have played time and time again, I couldn’t bring myself to go. Where is the originality Scott? Why must the festival devote an entire day to scenester bullshit that legit metal and hardcore fans (you know, the ones that have frequented the festival for years?) could care less about?

Now, I’ll be the first to admit that Friday’s line up was legit in terms of hardcore with the re-uniting of Blood For Blood and the original line-up of Bury Your Dead amongst other quality acts (Trapped Under Ice anyone?). It’s been awhile since Metalfest provided a real, quality helping of back to back hardcore, new and old, featured on the main stage. With that said though, this is the Metal AND Hardcore Festival, not the “Let’s Throw Scene BS on Thurs, Hardcore on Friday and Metal on Saturday” Festival. I respect Scott for pulling out all the stops for the hardcore community, but now me, primarily a metal fan, am reduced to attending Saturday only, whereas in previous years, I’d always buy weekend long passes for all days. Now though, there’s no diversity, I have nothing to look forward to. So Saturday would be my only option, but Saturday is loaded with bands that have played this festival so many damn times. Yeah, there are some stand outs that I would have liked to have seen like Lazarus A.D., Cephalic Carnage, Dying Fetus and Withered, but I am not going to attend a “festival” to see a handful of bands on one day. In a word, it’s a waste.

I actually had the opportunity last month to speak with Scott on the phone about this very festival after I told him about my displeasure with this year’s line up. I won’t get into what was discussed as it was a casual conversation and not an interview, but while I respected the man for facing up to his criticisms and wanting to hear me out, I just wasn’t satisfied with the answers I was given. Now, Scott doesn’t have to answer to me, clearly he knows the ins and outs of this festival far better than I do, as an attendee, but as a paying customer, I wanted to voice my dis-satisfaction then, as I am doing now, because what once was a fantastic yearly getaway, has turned into a tide of partisan musical tastes, with a complete ignorance to the rest of the wonderful local, national and international artists that are burgeoning, which may not fit into the tidy, convenient stereotypes of the mainstream aggressive music scene that Lee tends to covet.

I’ll be honest, I thought I’d be disappointed when this weekend rolled around that I wouldn’t be attending this year, but I’m really not. Maybe next year will hold some surprises, but unlike previous years, I won’t be waiting in anticipation.

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Between the Buried and MeThe Best of Between the Buried and Me
2011 Victory Records
Ray Van Horn, Jr.

I hold Between the Buried and Me in the same regard I do as The Police. Albeit nothing in common genre-wise (though it’s surprising BTBAM didn’t take a crack at “Invisible Sun” on their dynamic covers album The Anatomy Of), neither band can be contained to singular “Best Of” compilations, try as one might. Zenyatta Mondatta and Colors are considered signature albums for each respective group. While Between the Buried and Me hardly contains the potential to cross over, they are one of the most important metal acts of the past 15 years. A hits package from BTBAM and The Police is hardly comprehensive, no matter how astute you are as a record label. Sorry to say, but even in these cash-strapped times, if you care about music from a craftsmanship point-of-view, you damn well ought to own the entire catalog of both bands.

But these are tough economic times and Victory Records has to grudgingly let go of their flagship act as Between the Buried and Me joins Metal Blade Records for the release of their Parallax: Hypersleep Dialogue EP next month. You can understand why Victory is releasing The Best of Between the Buried and Me, but the gross understatement is, you cannot be a casual fan of this group. Hence, the casual nature of a two album, one DVD greatest hits mentality does impair its overall consumption experience–particularly when a band is this gifted.

Even though The Best of Between the Buried and Me grabs five of the eight compositions from the band’s masterpiece Colors, it feels absolutely naked remiss of “Sun of Nothing” and “Ants of the Sky,” particularly if you want to remind listeners this album is Pink Floyd interpreted through grind. Four songs apiece from The Silent Circus and Alaska check in on this comp and two from BTBAM’s most recent full-length, The Great Misdirect. Nothing from The Anatomy Of, which is forgivable since there’s a ton of ground to cover with these masters of prog-grind. Though it would’ve been a hell of fun way to accentuate the point of Colors by including Between the Buried and Me’s take on Floyd’s “Us and Them.”

While the selections from The Silent Circus (“Mordecai,” “Ad a Dglgmut,” “Aesthetic” and “Shevanel Take 2”) are more spread out from the album’s track listing, the Alaska tracks are hedged more from the beginning. Yes, most fans yell out for “All Bodies,” “Backwards Marathon” and “Selkies: The Endless Obsession,” but Alaska is such a deep album you’re missing a big part of the picture without “Medicine Wheel,” “Autodidact” and “Breathe In, Breathe Out.” In a way, it’s like presenting a Mr. Bungle hits package without “Egg,” “Travolta” or “My Ass is On Fire,” since Bungle is essentially the silver-haired ancestor to Between the Buried and Me and their brain-stewed contemporaries.

The good news, however, is Victory has assembled some of Between the Buried and Me’s most refined songs, thus this hits album is a powerful overview of the crunk side to the band as well as their expressive, layered side. The Best of Between the Buried and Me also benefits from a series of in-progress live songs on the second disc and a very cool bonus DVD featuring the thought-provoking videos for “Obfuscation,” “Alaska” and “Mordecai.” Add to the pot a terrific long film credited as “Synesthesia,” which is the entire Colors album set to a whirlygig flicker-fly of film splices spanning from the 1920s to the 1960s. You won’t soon think the same way about Colors if you make it through the sensory overload of social commentary Between the Buried and Me tosses out for assimilation as quickly-delved as their polyrhythm.

Better yet, the packaging of The Best of Between the Buried and Me features a digipak of foldout holograms, which gives you something to trip out on during “Aesthetic,” “Viridian” and “From Born A: The Backtrack.” Fuck you, iPod, hard copy still rules.

Is the best yet to come for Between the Buried and Me? We’ll find out beginning this April and with all luck, they’ll continue their trend of “must own” albums, which does include The Best of Between the Buried and Me. Victory is sending their math metal maestros out with an appreciative thank you note to all this band has achieved for them and for tech metal as its own clarified form of art.

Rating: ****1/2

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Between The Buried And Me frontman Tommy Rogers will play a handful of East Coast dates in support of his Thomas Giles solo project alongside Stephen Brodsky (Cave In) and Braveyoung. Dates follow:

Mar 30 Charlotte, NC @ Casbah at Tremont Music Hall
Mar 31 Norfolk, VA @ Jewish Mother
Apr 01 Philadelphia, PA @ North Star Bar
Apr 02 New York, NY @ Santo’s Party House
Apr 03 Providence, RI @ The Met

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Having posted the new clip of Tommy Rogers’ new album Thomas Giles — Pulse here, on our new Tumblr news page, I thought it necessary to also feature the new music video for “Sleep Shake” which is, perhaps surprising, quite different from his BTBAM material, but still just as good. Check it out and leave a comment!

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