‘Dan Briggs’ Talks Forthcoming Album In New Interview


Raleigh, North Carolina-based progressive rock/cutting-edge metal band Between The Buried And Me will enter The Basement Recording NC in Winston-Salem, North Carolina on May 14 with producer Jamie King to begin recording its new album for a fall release via Metal Blade Records.

In a March 30 interview with Absolute PunkBetween The Buried And Me bassist Dan Briggs stated about the forthcoming CD, “We’ll be at Jamie‘s [studio] for five or six weeks tracking and a little bit longer mixing. We’ll be doing all of that before we leave for [the] Summer Slaughter[tour] in July.”

When asked if it feels good to be back making the band’s first full-length since 2009 after releasing last year’s The Parallax: Hypersleep Dialogues EP, Briggs said, “Absolutely. Before we had done ‘The Great Misdirect’, we knew that was going to be our last record with Victory. After that, we wanted to do something different, an EP or whatever. That thought was out there for a long time. Coming into this record, this has been the easiest writing process because we only focused on a half-hour’s worth of material a year and a half or so ago, we came into this with so much material and a good idea of what we wanted to do. We’d gotten up, not every week since the new year, but every week that we’ve gotten up, we’ve completed a new song in three or four days time, working at a million miles an hour. Just really psyched on it.”

Regarding what fans can expect from the sound of the forthcoming album, Briggs said, “I feel like it doesn’t have much in common soundwise with ‘Parallax’. It’s pretty fucking out there. It’s got stuff that maybe we’ve touched on a little bit style-wise on previous records. We went there this time. Stretched that out for a whole song or whatever. I’d say, maybe not the most focused, but the most cohesive from song to song and throughout the album. We kind of did this concept writing with ‘Colors’, but this one is even more so feels like an actual solid piece of music within the confines of an hour or whatever. I haven’t been able to sit down and listen to it from start to finish yet, but we’re all really excited about it.”

Between The Buried And Me will tour Europe in October. Support on the trek will come from Periphery and The Safety Fire, dates are listed below.

Between The Buried And Me‘s latest album, The Parallax: Hypersleep Dialogues, was released on April 12, 2011 via Metal Blade Records. The three-song, 30-minute tour de force was recorded at Canada’s Metalworks Studios and Rattlebox Studios and helmed by the Grammy award–winning producer David Bottrill [Tool, Muse, King Crimson, Dream Theater].

The Parallax: Hypersleep Dialogues represents Between The Buried And Me‘s musical and conceptual masterwork; the record showcases both the quintet’s vivid execution and ambitious vision. The otherworldly conceptual thread linking each of the songs is mobilized around two human characters that live in different planes of existence and are separated by millions of light years, each confronted with similar personal issues. Subsequently, both characters make decisions that will change their lives, and perhaps the course of the universe, forever. Musically, the release presents aura-rich atmospheres rife with roaring volumes, corrugated rhythms and trance-inducing intricacies. Cerebral and visceral, soft and heavy, melodic and abrasive, tender and brutal, familiar and strange and taut yet sprawling and epic, Between The Buried And Me has crafted a sound that is musically sophisticated yet primal and a disc where every new passage leads to the culmination of an epic adventure.

The dates are as follows:

Oct. 10 – Antwerp, Belgium – Trix *
Oct. 11 – Amsterdam, Netherlands – Melkweg
Oct. 12 – Köln, Germany – Luxor
Oct. 13 – Münster, Germany – Sputnikhalle
Oct. 14 – Copenhagen, Denmark – Vega
Oct. 16 – Stockholm, Sweden – Debaser Slussen
Oct. 17 – Gothenburg, 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 – Dürer Kert
Oct. 24 – Wien, Austria – Szene
Oct. 25 – München, Germany – Backstage
Oct. 27 – Novara, Italy – Rock´n´Roll Arena
Oct. 28 – Zürich, Switzerland – Dynamo
Oct. 29 – Stuttgart, Germany – Universum
Oct. 30 – Frankfurt, Germany – Batschkapp
Oct. 31 – Paris, France – La Maroquinerie

* No Periphery

Band members:
Dan Briggs: Bass
Blake Richardson: Drums
Tommy Rogers: Vocals, Keyboards
Paul Waggoner: Guitar
Dustie Waring: Guitar

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