North Carolina progressive metallers Between the Buried and Me have outlined details of their new studio album, with the band’s record label Metal Blade setting October 9 as the official release date.
Entitled ‘The Parallax II: Future Sequence‘ the full-length is a follow-up to 2009’s ‘The Great Misdirect‘ and picks up from 2011 EP ‘The Parallax: Hypersleep Dialogues’.
"The new album, which clocks in at approximately 72 minutes…The Parallax II: Future Sequence was recorded at The Basement Studios in Winston-Salem, NC with longtime friend of the band and producer Jamie King. Jamie engineered, mixed and mastered The Parallax II: Future Sequence, which makes this the sixth release Jamie and BTBAM have worked together on," a press release notes.
Guitarist Paul Waggoner elaborated on the themes behind the album.
"The two main characters of the story take on a journey through space and time with the unenviable task of having to cure the flaws of humanity by any means necessary. While the EP served mostly as an introduction to the characters, Future Sequence contains the action of the story. The lyrics are written in the stream of consciousness style, which really helps to capture the perspective and emotion of the characters," Waggoner said.
Additionally, vocalist and keyboardist Tommy Rogers offered his own insights.
"This album is BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME on steroids. I feel like we have created an album that perfectly mirrors the band we’ve been trying to create since day one. An album that has sounds that will stimulate many genres and music fans alike. A conceptual journey that takes the listener to worlds that seem familiar and worlds that make you scratch your head. From start to finish this is music we want to create, not music we think people want us to create. We create songs that keep us (and hopefully you) excited about heavy music. Keep listening… something new will be there each time. Enjoy the music… we enjoyed writing it."