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BTBAM drop classic prog-tinged new track from forthcoming album

Between The Buried And Me - Come Ecliptic album art

The advent of a new Between The Buried And Me album is by now a bit of an event. If you like your progressive metal varied, yet able to turn on the br00tz at the drop of a hat, they’re likely your band of choice, and even if not, it’s hard to deny their talent. Across six LPs and one term-defying EP, the Tar Heel cosmic travellers have built a sound quintessential to the genre and entirely their own.

The recent announcement of their forthcoming seventh album was met with excitement, and earlier this week the band promised us all a preview of the record – titled Coma Ecliptic – with a song called “Memory Palace“. The band have long had a penchant for the expansive, and so that this new track almost tops 10 minutes is hardly surprising. It’s also immediately recognisable, and a worthy addition to their catalogue:

What stands out is the liberal use of organs throughout. In their time, BTBAM have utilised a vast array of instruments and styles, with bluegrass breakdowns, jazzy interludes and the like. Here’s they’ve gone full 70s prog – as Opeth did recently – with added wah on the guitars and a scattering of auditory nods to influences like Rush and Pink Floyd - but it’s always definitely them.

It’s certainly not something you should be surprised about finding on one of their records – and it fits their mould well. The track is relentless and chock full of their trademark elements – wandering lead-driven riffs, vocalist Tommy Rogers’ crooning and deathy roars, and an outstanding rhythm section in Blake Richardson and Dan Briggs. Colour us intrigued for this one.

Coma Ecliptic will be available in North America on July 7th, and worldwide from July 10th, via Metal Blade Records. If you like the single as much as us, you can pick it up from iTunes.

Between The Buried And Me have a hell of a lot of touring coming up – mostly the North America, but with other countries thrown in too. Full list below:

w/ The Atlas Moth
Apr 05 @ The Orange Peel, Asheville, NC
Apr 06 @ Music Farm, Charleston, SC 
Apr 08 @ Vinyl Music Hall ,Pensacola, FL
Apr 09 @ The Howlin Wolf, New Orleans, LA 
Apr 10 @ Texas Independence Fest Austin, TX 
Apr 11 @ Atomic Music Festival Dallas, TX 
Apr 13 @ The Granada, Lawrence, KS
Apr 14 @ The Ready Room, St Louis, MO 
Apr 15 @ Deluxe @ Old National Centre, Indianapolis, IN 

** Apr 17 @ New England Metal and Hardcore Festival Worcester, MA ** no The Atlas Moth

Apr 18 @Port City Music Hall, Portland, ME Tickets RSVP Share
Apr 19 @ Chameleon Club, Lancaster, PA Tickets RSVP Share

May 29 @ Temples Festival, United Kingdom

w/ Animals As Leaders, The Contortionist
Jul 07 @ Georgia Theatre, Athens, GA
Jul 08 @ Sidebar Theater, Tallahassee, FL
Jul 09 @ Venue 578, Orlando, FL
Jul 10 @ Revolution,Fort Lauderdale, FL
Jul 11 @ Freebird Live, Jacksonville Beach, FL
Jul 13 @Warehouse Live, Houston, TX
Jul 14 @ Juanita’s, Little Rock, AR
Jul 15 @ Diamond Ballroom, Oklahoma City, OK
Jul 17 @ Mesa Theater and Club, Grand Junction, CO
Jul 18 @ Brooklyn Bowl, Las Vegas, NV
Jul 19 @ Club X’s, Tucson, AZ
Jul 21 @ The Observatory, Santa Ana, CA
Jul 22 @ Observatory North Park, San Diego, CA
Jul 23 @ The Catalyst, Santa Cruz, CA
Jul 24 @ Ace of Spades, Sacramento, CA
Jul 25 @ Knitting Factory Concert House, Boise, ID
Jul 27 @ The Complex, Salt Lake City, UT
Jul 29 @ Wooly’s, Des Moines, IA
Jul 30 @ Mojoes, Joliet, IL
Jul 31 @ Newport Music Hall, Columbus, OH
Aug 01 @ The Intersection, Grand Rapids, MI
Aug 02 @ The Castle Theatre, Bloomington, IL
Aug 04 @ London Music Hall, London, Canada
Aug 06 @ The Town Ballroom, Buffalo, NY
Aug 07 @ Stage AE, Pittsburgh, PA
Aug 08 @ The Norva, Norfolk, VA
Aug 09 @ Ziggys by the Sea, Wilmington, NC
Aug 11 @ Upstate Concert Hall, Clifton Park, NY
Aug 12 @ Lupo’s Heartbreak Hotel, rovidence, RI
Aug 13 @ Starland Ballroom, Sayreville, NJ
Aug 14 @ Ziggys, Winston Salem, NC
Aug 15 @ Marathon Music Works, Nashville, TN