Los Angeles, CA (September 19, 2019) —Craft Recordingsis pleased to announce a vinyl reissue of Between the Buried and Me’s critically-acclaimed fifth studio album, The Great Misdirect. Set for a November 22 release date, this 10 anniversary edition has been newly remixed andremastered. The band, who are currently playing shows across Europe, are also excited to embark on an extensive, 31-date North American tour, kicking off November 7 in Los Angeles. In addition to the standard black double-LP release, a special edition color variant (disc one in translucent orange and disc two in opaque white) will be available exclusively via the official Between the Buried and Mestore.
Reflecting on the album, front-man Tommy Rogers. says, “The Great Misdirect was, in my opinion, one of our greatest achievements up until this point. We really started to hone-in on our more experimental, adventurous sound and showed the world that we are very comfortable in our own musical skin. As a group, we came together in a new way and created a genuine album that holds up a decade later. Now, I’m very excited to have it re-mixed by Jamie King and hear how far we have all come. Hopefully, our fans will enjoy the new mix as we have.”
The Great Misdirect found the progressive metal group continuing their sonic journey, following the success of their ambitious 2007 album, Colors. Working with their longtime producer, Jamie King, the NC quintet recorded a six-song album that was wildly challenging, both technically and aurally. The Great Misdirect truly displayed the formidable musical abilities of Tommy Giles Rogers, Jr. (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), as they blended speed metal, hardcore, jazz, and chamber pop. Despite the short track listing, The Great Misdirect’s playing time is almost an hour and includes the nine-minute single “Obfuscation,” as well as the band’s longest song to date, “Swim to the Moon,” which clocks in at nearly 18 minutes.
Released in October of 2009, The Great Misdirect debuted at No. 36 on the Billboard 200 (the band’s highest debut at the time on the album chart). Alternative Press praised that the LP was “Brilliantly performed,” while Loudwire included The Great Misdirect on their “15 Best Metal Albums of 2009” list. Metal Underground called The Great Misdirect “easily one of the best albums of the year,” declaring that “Between The Buried And Me are the new leaders of progressive metal.”
Often referred to as a “thinking man’s metal band,” Between the Buried and Me continue to push the boundaries of their musical and technical abilities, even as they near their 20th anniversary together. Formed in 2000, the band has released nine studio albums, including 2007’s watershed Colors, The Parallax II: Future Sequence (2012), as well as 2015’s Coma Ecliptic—which not only peaked at #12 on the Billboard Top 200 (a career-high for the band), but also garnered widespread acclaim from Noisey, Revolver, Alternative Press, and The Guardian, who welcomed the album with a rare perfect score. The group has launched countless sold-out headline tours and support runs with the likes of Mastodon, Dream Theater, and Coheed and Cambria. Most recently, Between the Buried and Mereleased a two-part studio album, Automata I and Automata II in 2018, and have spent much of the last two years on tour. Currently playing dates across Europe, the band will tour North America in November and December.
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TRACK LISTING: Side A:1. Mirrors (3.38)2. Obfuscation (9:15)
Side B:1. Disease, Injury, Madness (11:13)
Side C:1. Fossil Genera (A Feed From Cloud Mountains) (12:11)2. Desert of Song (5.34)
Side D:1. Swim To The Moon (17.54)
NORTH AMERICA TOUR DATES: November 7: Los Angeles, CA: The WilternNovember 8: Ventura, CA: The Majestic VenturaNovember 9: San Francisco, CA: The FillmoreNovember 11: Portland, OR: Crystal BallroomNovember 12: Vancouver , BC: Commodore BallroomNovember 13: Seattle, WA: Showbox SoDoNovember 15: Salt Lake City, UT: The DepotNovember 16: Denver, CO: Fillmore AuditoriumNovember 17: Kansas City, MO: The TrumanNovember 19: Minneapolis, MN: Varsity TheaterNovember 20: Milwaukee, WI: Turner Hall BallroomNovember 21: Columbus, OH: The Athenaeum TheatreNovember 22: Detroit, MI: The Fillmore DetroitNovember 23: Chicago, IL: House of BluesNovember 24: Toronto, ON: Phoenix Concert TheatreNovember 26: Montreal, QC: Corona TheatreNovember 27: Worcester, MA: PalladiumNovember 29: Sayreville, NJ: Starland BallroomNovember 30: Brooklyn, NY: Brooklyn SteelDecember 1: Philadelphia, PA: The Fillmore PhiladelphiaDecember 3: Washington, DC: Fillmore Silver SpringDecember 4: Raleigh, NC: The RitzDecember 5: Asheville, NC: The Orange PeelDecember 6: Nashville, TN: Marathon Music WorksDecember 7: Atlanta, GA: Buckhead TheatreDecember 8: Orlando, FL: The BeachamDecember 10: Houston, TX: House of BluesDecember 11: Dallas, TX: House of BluesDecember 13: Phoenix, AZ: The Van BurenDecember 14: San Diego, CA: The Observatory North ParkDecember 15: Anaheim, CA: House of Blues