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Between the Buried and Me

Between the Buried and Me is a thinking man's hardcore unit hailing from Raleigh, North Carolina. The band began in 2000 after the dissolution of vocalist Tommy Rogers and guitarist Paul Waggoner's previous group, Prayer for Cleansing. Rogers and Waggoner completed their new lineup with the addition of guitarist Nick Fletcher, bassist Jason King (ex-Azazel), and drummer Mark Castillo, formerly of Bury Your Dead. An eponymous debut soon appeared, issued through the German indie Lifeforce, and the band supported its release with an avid tour schedule. Between the Buried and Me signed with Chicago hardcore powerhouse Victory in the summer of 2002 and began work on their debut for the label. The Silent Circus appeared in late October of the following year and showcased a more focused fusion of the group's math rock, heavy metal, and post-hardcore influences. Several lineup changes ensued that saw Rogers and Waggoner rounded out by guitarist Dusty Waring, bassist Dan Briggs, and drummer Blake Richardson. Joining forces with producer Jamie King, who had recorded their self-titled effort, Between the Buried and Me released Alaska in September 2005. Various tour dates with the Dillinger Escape Plan, Every Time I Die, Bleeding Through, and Haste the Day followed. The band next paid tribute to many of their influences -- from Pantera to Queen to Pink Floyd -- on the covers album The Anatomy Of, which surfaced in June 2006, before hitting the road on a subsequent headlining tour. That fall, Victory reissued The Silent Circus with an additional bonus DVD of material. In 2007, they went into the studio with producer Jamie King and recorded Colors, which was released that September through Victory Records and described as "new wave polka grunge" by the band. The Great Misdirect, the band's fifth studio album, appeared two years later. Victory put out a Between the Buried and Me greatest-hits album in 2011, just weeks before the band released their first EP on Metal Blade, The Parallax: Hypersleep Dialogues, the first entry in a two-part concept album. The second part, The Parallax II: Future Sequence, followed in 2012. In 2013, they embarked on The Future Sequence Tour, where they played The Parallax II in full. Between the Buried and Me re-entered the studio in late 2014 to begin work on a new concept recording -- Metal Blade referred to it as a "rock opera." Coma Ecliptic was produced by Jamie King and mixed by Jens Bogren. The set's pre-release single, "Memory Palace," appeared in April of 2015; the album followed in July. In 2017 the band released the concert LP Coma Ecliptic Live, which featured the band playing the album live in its entirety at The Observatory North Park in San Diego, California. ~ Johnny Loftus
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Between the Buried and Me

  1.   Song
  2.   Alaska
  3.   Mordecai
  4.   Kickstart My Heart
  5.   Dim Ignition
  6.   Selkies: The Endless Obsession
  7.   More of Myself to Kill
  8.   Laser Speed
  9.   Arsonist
  10.   Naked by the Computer
  11.   Cemetary Gates
  12.   Rapid Calm
  13.   (B) The Decade of Statues
  14.   Viridian
  15.   Ants of the Sky
  16.   Aspirations
  17.   Blackened
  18.   The Day I Tried to Live
  19.   Geek U.S.A.
  20.   Sun of Nothing
  21.   Autumn
  22.   Fossil Genera (A Feed From Cloud Mountain)
  23.   Use of a Weapon
  24.   Life in Velvet
  25.   Memory Palace
  26.   The Ectopic Stroll
  27.   Famine Wolf
  28.   The Coma Machine
  29.   Silent Flight Parliament
  30.   Parallax
  31.   Astral Body
  32.   Goodbye to Everything
  33.   Swim to the Moon
  34.   Mirrors
  35.   Foam Born, Pt. A: The Backtrack
  36.   White Walls
  37.   Prequel to the Sequel
  38.   Informal Gluttony
  39.   Little 15
  40.   Autodidact
  41.   Medicine Wheel
  42.   Backwards Marathon
  43.   All Bodies
  44.   Colorblind
  45.   The Need for Repetition
  46.   Aesthetic
  47.   Ad a Dglgmut
  48.   (Shevanel, Take 2)
  49.   Lost Perfection: Anablephobia
  50.   Us and Them
  51.   Camilla Rhodes
  52.   Three of a Perfect Pair
  53.   What We Have Become
  54.   Option Oblivion
  55.   Turn on the Darkness
  56.   King Redeem/Queen Serene
  57.   Node
  58.   Melting City
  59.   Bloom
  60.   Lay Your Ghosts to Rest
  61.   Selkies: The Endless Obsession
  62.   Foam Born B: The Decade of Statues
  63.   Specular Reflection
  64.   Lunar Wilderness
  65.   Desert of Song
  66.   Foam Born A: The Backtrack
  67.   Foam Born, Pt. B: The Decade of Statues
  68.   Viridian
  69.   Foam Born [A] The Backtrack
  70.   Malpractice
  71.   Territory
  72.   The Primer
  73.   Shevanel Cut a Flip
  74.   Breathe in, Breathe Out
  75.   Croakies and Boatshoes
  76.   Change
  77.   Obfuscation
  78.   Fire for a Dry Mouth
  79.   Telos
  80.   The Black Box
  81.   Extremophile Elite
  82.   Augment of Rebirth
  83.   Forced March
  84.   Bicycle Race
  85.   Roboturner
  86.   Destructo Spin
  87.   Disease, Injury, Madness
  88.   Reaction
  89.   Lost Perfection A. Coulrophobia