Between the Buried and Me's The Parallax II: Future Sequence Available Today
BAND EXPERIENCES MINOR BUS FIRE IN ENGLAND
Oct. 9, 2012, LOS ANGELES - Between The Buried And Me's critically-lauded, 72-minute opus, The Parallax II: Future Sequence, is available today via Metal Blade Records.
Between The Buried And Me's bus caught fire this morning in England. There are no injuries and no equipment was damaged. There is no effect on the band's tour. Tour manager Courtney Warner adds: "As of now, we are at a service area awaiting transportation to a hotel. A new bus is on its way. We shouldn't miss any shows because of this. All gear, luggage, personal items and most importantly, people, are all good. We just stink like smoke."
Paul Waggoner elaborates: "Fuel line done broke. Dadgum flame come shootin out. Peeewwww eeehhhhh sometin' stank. Crazy British feller come hollerin, "Bus on fire, ya'll git." Climb up the ol' hill barefoot and look back at them flames shootin sky high. Firemen folk come rushin up real quick like and squirt that fire plum out. It was lucky nobody was hurt, not even a stubbed toe. Luggage stank like a Mississippi cow pie on a mid-July heat.
Hopefull, come tomorra, a new horse n' buggy come. We'll giddy on up to Belgium town for a good ol' fashioned hootnanny.
The 12-track album was described by Tommy Rogers (vocals, keyboards) as: "A conceptual journey that takes the listener to worlds that seem familiar and worlds that make you scratch your head." The band's 2011 predecessor, The Parallax: Hypersleep Dialogues EP, laid the groundwork for the story behind the Parallax releases, Prospect I and Prospect II.
Loudwire described The Parallax II as "quintessentially brilliant," while awarding the release a perfect score. Alternative Press said the band "continue to dominate progressive metal" and are musically "expanding on every already-top-notch aspect." Outburn called the album "otherworldly," while Decibel added that BTBAM are "one of progressive metal's most singular, unique and genuinely progressive bands."
A number of aural and visual clips have been released leading up to the release with the most recent addition audio clips from the entire release, which can be found here: http://youtu.be/HFTbp3UFmyE. The band has also released a stunning, effects laden video for "Astral Body": http://youtu.be/u8Q9DknFFuM and a series of instructional videos (guitar, bass and drums) for "Telos": http://youtu.be/qQZmTXCSO00.
North American tour dates for 2013 are forthcoming.
All dates below w/Periphery and The Safety Fire opening:
Oct. 10 Antwerp, Belgium Trix
Oct. 11 Amsterdam, Netherlands Melkweg
Oct. 12 Cologne, Germany Luxor
Oct. 13 Munster, Germany Sputnikhalle
Oct. 14 Copenhagen, Denmark Vega
Oct. 16 Stockholm, Sweden Debaser Slussen
Oct. 17 Gothenberg, Sweden Sticky Fingers
Oct. 18 Hamburg, Germany Logo
Oct. 19 Berlin, Germany Lido
Oct. 20 Prague, Czech Republic Rock Café
Oct. 22 Bratislava, Slovakia Randall Club
Oct. 23 Budapest, Hungary Durer Kert
Oct. 24 Vienna, Austria Szene
Oct. 25 Munich, Germany Backstage
Oct. 27 Novara, Italy Rock'n'Roll Arena
Oct. 28 Zurich, Switzerland Dynamo
Oct. 29 Stuttgart, Germany Universum
Oct. 30 Frankfurt, Germany Batschkapp
Oct. 31 Paris, France La Maroquinerie
Nov. 2 London, UK Shepherds Bush Empire
Nov. 4 Austin, TX Fun Fun Fun Fest
All dates below w/Animal as Leaders opening:
Nov. 8 Osaka, Japan Avenue A
Nov. 9 Nagoya, Japan 3Star
Nov. 10 Tokyo, Japan Aube
Nov. 11 Tokyo, Kichijoji Club Seata
Nov. 13 Perth, Australia Amplifier
Nov. 14 Adelaide, Australia Fowlers
Nov. 15 Brisbane, Australia The Zoo
Nov. 16 Melbourne, Australia Corner Hotel
Nov. 17 Sydney, Australia The Metro
Nov. 19 Wellington, NZ Bodega
Nov. 20 Auckland, NZ The Kings Arms