BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME Announces 'Colors II' Album
June 25, 2021
Grammy Award-nominated progressive metallers BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME will release a new album, "Colors II", on August 20 via Sumerian Records.
To celebrate the announcement, BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME has dropped the first single, "Fix The Error". The track premiered on SiriusXM's Liquid Metal and features drum solos from an ironclad trifecta of Mike Portnoy, Navene Koperweis and Ken Schalk.
BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME built its influential 2007 album, "Colors", on an unwavering commitment to artistic integrity. They've only fortified that commitment on "Colors II". The circumstances surrounding both records bear key similarities, yet the North Carolina quintet — Tommy Rogers (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) — once again stretch the boundaries of their signature sound and heavy music at large.
"Especially with 2020, we really wanted to give it all we could and show the world we're still here," explains Tommy. "That's part of the reason we named it 'Colors II'. We were in a similar spot when we did the first 'Colors'. Back then, we had just gotten done with Ozzfest. We were wondering, 'Where do we belong in this music scene?' We still struggle with that. At both of these moments in our career, we decided to just be ourselves and write the best album we can. We came out guns blazing, and I feel like it's some of our most creative material in a long time."
"'Colors' was very much our attempt at a do-or-die statement," recalls Paul. "We had to establish our identity and be who we really wanted to be in order to have a career. This time around, our industry was shutdown for a year. Once tours were canceled due to the pandemic, we were, like, 'We've got to write a record, and it's got to be good.' We had to do something next level."
"Colors II" track listing:
01. Monochrome 02. The Double Helix of Extinction 03. Revolution In Limbo 04. Fix The Error 05. Never Seen/Future Shock 06. Stare Into The Abyss 07. Prehistory 08. Bad Habits 09. The Future Is Behind Us 10. Turbulent 11. Sfumato 12. Human Is Hell (Another One With Love)
BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME will be hitting the road later this summer for the "An Evening With Between The Buried And Me" tour. In celebration of their 21 years as a band, BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME will play two special sets each evening, the first consisting of a career spanning set-list and the second, playing their album, "The Great Misdirect" in full.
Aug. 03 - Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade Aug. 04 - Richmond, VA @ Canal Club Aug. 05 - Philadelphia, PA @ Tla Aug. 06 - Washington, DC @ Black Cat Aug. 08 - New York, NY @ Gramercy Aug. 09 - New York, NY @ Gramercy Aug. 10 - Worcester, MA @ Palladium Aug. 11 - Hartford, CT @ Webster Theater Aug. 13 - Poughkeepsie, NY @ The Chance Aug. 14 - Rochester, NY @ Anthology Aug. 15 - Pittsburgh, PA @ Mr. Smalls Aug. 16 - Cleveland, OH @ Beachland Ballroom Aug. 17 - Detroit, MI @ Magic Stick Aug. 19 - St. Louis, MO @ Old Rock House Aug. 20 - Chicago, IL @ House Of Blues Aug. 21 - Minneapolis, MN @ Lyric Theater Aug. 22 - Lawrence, KS @ Granada Aug. 23 - Denver, CO @ Summit Aug. 25 - Salt Lake City, UT @ The Complex Aug. 26 - Boise, ID @ Knitting Factory Aug. 28 - Seattle, WA @ El Corazon Aug. 29 - Portland, OR @ Bossanova Ballroom Aug. 31 - Sacramento, CA @ Ace Of Spades Sep. 01 - Garden Grove, CA @ Garden Grove Amp. Sep. 02 - Los Angeles, CA @ Teragram Sep. 03 - Las Vegas, NV @ Fremont Country Club Sep. 04 - Phoenix, AZ @ Crescent Sep. 06 - Dallas, TX @ Trees Sep. 07 - San Antonio, TX @ Rock Box Sep. 08 - Houston, TX @ Rise Sep. 10 - Pensacola, FL @ Vinyl Sep. 11 - Tampa, FL @ Orpheum Sep. 12 - Fort Lauderdale, FL @ The Culture Room Sep. 15 - Nashville, TN @ Marathon Music Works Sep. 16 - Charlotte, NC @ Underground Sep. 17 - Charlotte, NC @ Underground