Between the Buried and Me
Gojira picked up their first win this week in our Death Match after defeating thrash legends Testament. Gojira's track 'L'Enfant Sauvage' is proving to be one of the most exciting songs of the year, but another band with a sterling reputation for composition and musicianship is ready to challenge the French metallers with a spacey new jam.
Slip into something more comfortable and proceed into space -- because progressive metal masters Between the Buried and Me have announced that their next album, 'The Parallax II: Future Sequence,' will be released on Oct. 9. The full-length effort, which follows the 2011 EP, 'The Parallax: Hypersleep Dialogues,' will see BTBAM continue their streak of monstrous concept albums that both pummel and captivate.
Contrary to the Between the Buried and Me track, 'Swim to the Moon,' all you really have to do is check out one of the band's live shows, because they may just bring the "moon" to you. In a recent video on the band's YouTube channel, guitarist Paul Waggoner shares how he bet frontman Tommy Rogers $100 to bare his cheeks to a Los Angeles crowd, as well as the aftermath to the metal mooning.
Rejoice metalheads! Between the Buried and Me have just finished writing their next full-length album. As the follow-up to 2011's 'Parallax' EP and their 2009 full-length, 'The Great Misdirect,' BTBAM fans have come to expect smoldering musicianship with off-the-wall experimentation -- and according to bassist Dan Briggs, that's exactly what we'll get.