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Craft Recordings Announce LP Re-Issue of Between The Buried and Me Debut

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Fans of the band Between The Buried and Me who are also vinyl collectors will be super-stoked for the special re-issue of the bands eponymous debut album. More about this smoldering circle can be found down below. Check it out.

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The Press Release:
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.
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Announcing The 2018 “Summer Slaughter Tour”

Hey my fiends, the announcement was just recently made about this year’s “Summer Slaughter” Tour and you can check out the brief statement and dates so far along with the bands down below. I’ll close out with additional editorial at the end. Let’s go.

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The Press Release:
We are excited to announce The Summer Slaughter Tour 2018 with Between The Buried And Me, Born of Osiris, Veil Of Maya, Erra, The Agony Scene, Allegaeon, Terror Universal, Soreption, & Entheos! What date will we see you at?

The Tour Dates:
7/13 – Raleigh, NC @ The Ritz Raleigh
7/14 – Myrtle Beach, SC @ House of Blues
7/15 – Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
7/17 – Lynchburg, VA @ Phase 2
7/18 – Baltimore, MD @ Baltimore Sound Stage
7/19 – New York City, NY @ Irving Plaza
7/20 – Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom
7/21 – Worcester, MA @ The Palladium
7/22 – Philadelphia, PA @ Theater of Living Arts
7/24 – Chicago, IL @ Concord Music Hall
7/26 – Detroit, MI @ Majestic Theater
7/28 – Montreal, QC @ Heavy Montreal (No Terror Universal)
7/30 – Columbus, OH @ Express Live
8/02 – Kansas City, MO @ Uptown Theater
8/03 – Minneapolis, MN @ Skyway Theater
8/05 – Denver, CO @ Ogden Theatre
8/09 – Sacramento, CA @ Ace of Spades
8/10 – Berkeley, CA @ The UC Theater
8/11 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Novo
8/12 – Anaheim, CA @ Grove of Anaheim
8/14 – Phoenix, AZ @ The Marquee
8/17 – Dallas, TX @ Gas Monkey Live!
8/18 – Houston, TX @ House of Blues
8/19 – Austin, TX @ Empire Garage & Control Room

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PiercingMetal Thoughts: I have to admit that outside of BTBAM, BOA and VOM there are not many bands that I am chomping at the bit to see during this year’s go round. I guess some of the super Extreme stuff has worn me down and let’s remember that this event is a super long one. What do you readers think about this one? Does it raise the blood pressure inside your Metal core and find you scribbling the dates down in whatever you do that on nowadays? Let me know in the comments down below. I will return with more soon for sure.

Official Websites:
Summer Slaughter Tour
Between The Buried And Me
Veil Of Maya
Born Of Osiris
The Agony Scene
Terror Universal

ProgPower USA XVIII Day Two Musings (9/7/2017)

Contributor Steven Stolper was on point enjoying the findings at the annual ProgPower USA Festival that takes place in Atlanta, Georgia at the Center Stage Atlanta theater. Historically speaking, PiercingMetal has NEVER been to the event but we’ve occasionally had interest in going based on the lineup for the year. I asked for a quick briefing of the acts that he saw and here are his transmissions to the High Command from the field about Day Two.

ProgPowerUSA XVIII Day 2: Sadly, I was a tad bit hungover from the previous day’s festivities which would cause me to miss the first band of the day – Next to None. This is the band that features the son of Mike Portnoy on drums so perhaps another time. That said, there was still plenty more music to see and hear over the course of the day so onward we march.

Twilight Force (Sweden):
This was the perfect way to start the night. Light happy fairy tale themed power metal with tales of dungeons, dragons, elves, and other creatures set to galloping Helloween style tunes. Hands were held high and choruses repeated. (Plastic) swords were unsheathed and brandished. Smiles all around. Band performed a very competent set of jolly songs, slaying the dragons of self-doubt and banishing negative emotions to distant realms, and all was right in the world.

Vanden Plas (Germany):
Back to the prog portion of the event. This veteran German band plays very smooth Dream Theater style melodic prog metal. Great dramatic singing. I seem to recall the singer also does musical theater productions back in Germany. Sounds about right. Songs are not super technical though there is a good amount of keyboards. Fans of recent Fates Warning albums would definitely appreciate Vanden Plas. This is an exclusive US appearance for Vanden Plas . I believe the only other time they performed here was at an earlier ProgPower some years ago. This is what this festival is truly about – bringing over groups who would otherwise remain unseen by the North American audiences.
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Between The Buried and Me Announce “Colors” Ten Year Anniversary Tour

As I’ve got too much on the creative docket today I cannot offer up much more than a simple “hey look it’s another awesome tour” as my preamble to the news at hand and with that said please dig into the official press copy, poster and rundown of dates for the BTBAM “Colors” Ten Year Anniversary Tour. Here we go.

The Press Release:
To celebrate the ten year anniversary of their classic album, Colors, Between The Buried And Me will embark on a special tour this September/October, which will see the band perform the record in its entirety! Dubbed the “Colors Ten Year Anniversary Tour”, the trek also features The Contortionist, Polyphia, and Toothgrinder as support.

Between The Buried And Me comments: “‘Colors’ was our statement of rebellion. We were challenging how others identified us in the context of heavy metal, and ultimately we were challenging how we identified ourselves. It was some kind of musical manifesto, in which we found new purpose and direction simply by throwing caution to the wind and purging every ounce of creative energy we had, regardless of how unhinged it may have seemed at the time. Ten years have passed and we are lucky enough to be able to play this album from front to back on stage for our amazing fans. See you all soon!”
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Between The Buried and Me Sets Sights On Spring 2016 w August Burns Red

Hopefully you have simmered down from all the excitement that has been going around today about Guns N Roses and their beginning stages of a reunion go round because now it’s time to get to other Metal matters that need your attention. It’s super cold today but deal with it, its December and supposed to be this way – Thanks to this recent news you only have to suffer through it until March when some solar super power comes care of Between The Buried and Me and August Burns Red who are pairing up for a new tour. Check out the press release below along with the poster and dates and then I’ll come back to discuss.

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The Press Release:
BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME and August Burns Red will be joining forces for a co-headlining North American tour that kicks off on March 4th in Sayreville, New Jersey at Starland Ballroom. With additional support from The Faceless and Good Tiger, the trek will wrap-up in New York, New York on April 17th at Webster Hall. Tickets go on sale starting Friday, January 8th at 10am local time, with VIP Packages including general admission ticket, 18×24 signed poster, VIP laminate/Skip The Line Pass, BTBAM/ABR pintone pin set, and exclusive tour t-shirt, at showstubs.com/abrbtbam. The full tour routing is listed below.
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