Between The Buried And Me 20th Anniversary Vinyl Reissue of their formative self titled 2002 debut album




Los Angeles, CA (March 24, 2020) – Craft Recordings is pleased to announce a vinyl reissue of the scorching, 2002 eponymous debut from progressive hardcore outfit Between the Buried and Me. The album, which has been remixed and remastered by its original producer, Jamie King, is set for a May 15th release date and is currently available for pre-order. A limited-edition version of Between the Buried and Me, pressed on clear-colored vinyl, can be found exclusively on the band’s website and is also available to pre-order today. These reissues are both part of the band’s 20th anniversary celebrations, which will be marked by special releases and extensive touring.

Praised as “One of the fiercest albums in the hardcore community” by AllMusic, Between the Buried and Me set the North Carolina five-piece up to become a key player in the scene – catching the ears of fans and music critics alike with their impressive musicianship, sharp lyricism, and unique blend of progressive metal and math rock. Produced by Jamie King, who would go on to collaborate with Between the Buried and Meon numerous projects to come, the 10-track album was cerebral yet aggressive, and included some of the band’s earliest material, re-worked from their 2001 three-song demo – “What We Have Become,” “More of Myself to Kill,” and “The Use of a Weapon.” The group also wrote and recorded seven new songs, including “Arsonist,” a scathing statement against the Westboro Baptist Church, “Aspirations,” a melody-forward tune which highlights the guitar chops of Nick Fletcher and Paul Waggoner, and the epic, nine-minute long “Shevanel Cut a Flip,” which closes the album.

Reflecting on Between the Buried and Me 18 years later, guitarist Paul Waggoner said, “It’s always a strange feeling when you bring faded memories back into focus and find yourself reflecting on an adventure that started two decades ago and somehow still continues to this day. All the daily ups-and-downs and side-to-sides of being in a band can sometimes blur the past and make you forget where you came from, and why you started doing this thing in the first place. So it’s nice to dig up the bones of our humble beginnings, make them sound a little better, and present them to the people that have made this all possible.”

Frontman Tommy Rogers added, “If you told me in 2001 that this album, we recorded in five days would eventually turn into a career that’s lasted 20 years, I would think you were absolutely mad. Here we are in 2020 getting to remix and remaster what started it all. It’s been a great experience listening back and giving this original Between the Buried and Me album a new life. We hope the fans enjoy this new mix by Jamie King as much as we have.”

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 celebrate their 20th anniversarytogether. 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 theBillboard Top 200 (a career-high for the band), but also garnered widespread acclaim from NoiseyRevolverAlternative 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, Opeth, and Coheed and Cambria. Most recently, Between the Buried and Me released a two-part studio album,Automata I and Automata II in 2018. Currently, the band is gearing up for an extensive, North American retrospective tour, where they will perform the entirety of their epic, 2009 LP, The Great Misdirect, as well as a set of career-spanning material.

Click here to pre-order/pre-save Between the Buried and Me (remixed and remastered).

TRACKLIST: Between the Buried and Me

Side A

1. More Of Myself To Kill

2. Arsonist

3. Aspirations

4. What We Have Become

Side B

1. Fire For A Dry Mouth

2. Naked By The Computer

3. Use Of A Weapon

4. Shevanel Cut A Flip

Between The Buried and Me’s ‘The Great Misdirect’ set for 10th anniv. vinyl reissue


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.
Click here to pre-order The Great Misdirect 2-LP now.

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

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