Reno is in store for a taste of North Carolina prog-metal Friday, when Between the Buried and Me descends on the Knitting Factory with its aggressive blend of thrash and death metal.
Between the Buried and Me first formed in 2000, when Tommy Rogers (vocals) and Paul Waggoner (guitar) decided to form a new group after the breakup of their former act, Prayer for Cleansing. The band went through a number of members during its early years, before the lineup solidified with the addition of Dustie Waring (rhythm guitar), Dan Briggs (bass) and Blake Richardson (drums) in 2005. The group also released “Alaska” that year, its first studio album with the new lineup, and the band’s third studio album overall.
In 2006, Between the Buried and Me released “The Anatomy Of” a collection of covers paying tribute to many of the band’s influences, including Metallica, Pantera, Pink Floyd, Soundgarden and Counting Crows, among others. The group’s name is a phrase from the Counting Crows song “Ghost Train.”
Between the Buried and Me has toured the United States and Europe extensively, including runs with Cannibal Corpse and Coheed and Cambria in recent years. This year the band has been on tour in support of its most recent release, “Coma Ecliptic.” The act’s seventh studio album was released in July; it is a concept album representing the experience of a man stuck in a coma, revisiting his past and faced with a momentous decision, the band said in an interview with Metal Injection website.
The band has made multiple runs across the country this summer and fall, and is playing a slate of shows around the West Coast and Southwest before swinging back east in December. Between the Buried and Me is joined on its current run by Norwegian metal band Enslaved, Intronaut from Los Angeles, and Boston’s Native Construct.
Between the Buried and Me, Enslaved, Intronaut, Native ConstructWhen: 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 27
Where: Knitting Factory Concert Hall
Tickets: $20 – $40
ABOUT Josh Sweigert
Josh grew up on the California coast with a deep appreciation for bluegrass and string band music as well as the great outdoors. A guitarist and singer, he plays solo acoustic gigs in South Lake Tahoe.
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