BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME BIOGRAPHY
Between The Buried And Me, often abbreviated BTBAM, are a progressive metal quintet from North Carolina, infusing a wide array of genres that include both soft rock and jazz. This is duly noted in their name choice, a section of lyrics from the Counting Crows’ song "Ghost Train," which proceed as follows: "Took the cannonball down to the ocean, Across the desert from the sea to shining sea, I rode a ladder that climbed across the nation, Fifty million feet of earth between the buried and me."BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME GENRES
The band was founded in early 2000 by vocalist Tommy Giles Rogers, Jr. and guitarist Paul Waggoner: whose prior project was a melodic death metal/straight edge band Prayer for Cleansing. Since that time, the band has undergone many lineup changes. Currently, the band contains two members from fellow North Carolina band Glass Casket, Dustie Waring on guitar and Blake Richardson on drums. This has caused some question as to the future of Glass Casket, although both deny claims that Glass Casket will break up anytime soon, as the band's other members are currently busy with college and jobs.
They are avid animal rights enthusiasts, 3 of them vegan and 1 vegetarian.
They have released four full length albums to date:
Between The Buried And Me (2002)
The Silent Circus (2003)
as well as a cover album, The anatomy of... (2006) which pays homage to a number of bands that have influenced them.
An instrumental version of Alaska also exists, containing 8 of the 11 tracks from the original version, unmentioned on their official web site.
BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME LYRICAL THEMES
Life, relationship struggles, emotions
BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME ORIGIN
United States of America (Charlotte, Winston-Salem, NC), formed in 2000
BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME CURRENT RECORD LABEL
BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME STATUS
BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME CURRENT LINE-UP
Thomas Giles Rogers Jr. - Vocals, Keyboards (Prayer for Cleansing, From Here On, Undying, Giles)
Paul Waggoner - Guitars (Prayer for Cleansing, ex-Undying (US))
Dusty Waring - Guitar (Glass Casket, Das War (Guest))
Dan Briggs - Bass
Blake Richardson - Drums (Glass Casket)
BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME PREVIOUS LINE-UP
Nick Fletcher (Azazel)
Shane Blay (ex -Evelynn, now in Oh Sleeper)
Jason King (Azazel)
Kevin Falk (Every Time I Die)
Will Goodyear (Prayer for Cleansing, The Voids)
Michael Howard Reig
Mark Castillo (Bury Your Dead, ex-Hamartia, Piecemeal)