Having left a seriously lasting impression on Aussie fans after their 2010 tour Down Under, Between the Buried and Me have announced their return, bringing with them their latest and seventh studio album The Parallax II: Future Sequence, out November.
You’d be hard-pressed to find a metalhead who hasn’t found something about BTBAM to obsess about, be it their ruthless pace, their meticulous instrumental proficiency or their progressive sensibilities. For the most part you’ll find it’s the way all three blend together. The North Carolina-based 5-piece will be stopping off at all major cities, bringing the madness with them each time.
The tour is of course in support of the release, which is the band’s first through Metal Blade. Having sold more than 400,000 albums so far, the release had big shoes to fill, though the band always had high hopes. Tommy Rogers (vocals, keyboards) sums up the releases as: “A conceptual journey that takes the listener to worlds that seem familiar and worlds that make you scratch your head. From start to finish this is music we want to create, not music we think people want us to create. We create songs that keep us (and hopefully you) excited about heavy music.”
Supporting BTBAM on the Aus tour dates will be seminal US instrumental metal act Animals As Leaders. The trailblazing trio really need no introduction. They’ve had a bit of a tough run of it lately, though they will be coming down for their first Aussie tour ever.
Tuesday 13 November – Amplifier Bar, Perth (18+)
Tickets: www.heatseeker.com.au, 78’s, Mills, Planet Video or Star Surf
Wednesday 14 November – Fowlers, Adelaide (Lic/AA)
Tickets: Moshtix on 1300 438 849 or www.moshtix.com.au,
Venue*Tix on (08) 8225 8888 or www.venuetix.com.au
Thursday 15 November – The Zoo, Brisbane (18+)
Tickets: Oztix on 1300 762 545, www.destroyalllines.oztix.com.au, and Oztix Outlets
Friday 16 November – The Corner Hotel, Melbourne (18+)
Tickets: Corner Box: 57 Swan St Richmond 10am-8pm Mon-Sat, 03 9427 9198 www.cornerhotel.com or Fist2Face (03) 9095 7911
Saturday 17 November – The Metro, Sydney (18+)
Tickets: Ticketek on 132 849 or www.ticketek.com.au
Metro Theatre Box Office 02 9550 3666 or www.metrotheatre.com.au