Upcoming Bullsh*t


  • Axl Rosenberg

So yeah yeah yeah, Victory is releasing a greatest hits package for Between the Buried and Me on March 29. We have avoided writing about it up ’til now because it’s one of those things where a label goes “We just lost one of our big bands, but we have the contractual right to try and milk some more money from ’em, so let’s slap something together and get it out there.” (BTBAM recently ankled Victory for Metal Blade.) Sad, but this kind of thing happens all the time — hell, Victory did the same thing when they lost Atreyu a few years back. These collections usually aren’t even approved by the band, who legally have no say in the matter.

But so many of you have e-mailed us about the below video, which shows off the packaging for this compilation, and… yeah, it looks killer. Like, Tool-album-packaging-killer. Even though there’s absolutely no new material on this album (there are two CDs and one DVD, the latter showcasing all the band’s music videos), this is an increasingly-rare instance of a label actually giving fans a good reason to purchase a physical copy of an album. Whether or not you think that makes it worth it to pay for music you already own, well… that’s up to every BTBAM fan to decide for him or herself.

Meanwhile, BTBAM will release a NEW (not just recycled material!) three-song, thirty minute EP, The Parallax: Hypersleep Dialogues, on April 12 via Metal Blade. Then they’ll headline a MetalSucks-sponsored tour with The Ocean, Job for a Cowboy, and, on select dates, Cephalic Carnage. Get dates for that trek after the jump.

15-Apr Farmingdale, NY The Crazy Donkey
16-Apr New England Metal & Hardcore Fest The Palladium
17-Apr Lancaster, PA Chameleon Club
18-Apr Pittsburgh, PA Altar Bar
19-Apr Williamsville, NY Club Infinity
20-Apr Montreal, QC Le National
21-Apr Toronto, ONT Opera House
22-Apr Toledo, OH Headliners
23-Apr Pontiac, MI The Crofoot Ballroom
25-Apr Milwaukee, WI Eagles Ballroom
26-Apr Lawrence, KS Granada
27-Apr Denver, CO Summit Music Hall
29-Apr Vancouver, BC Rickshaw Theatre
30-Apr Seattle, WA El Corazon
1-May Portland, OR Hawthorne Theatre
3-May Sacramento, CA Ace of Spades
4-May San Francisco, CA Slim’s
5-May Pomona, CA Glasshouse Music Hall
6-May San Diego, CA Soma
7-May Mesa, AZ Nile Theatre
9-May Dallas, TX The Door
10-May Tulsa, OK The Marquee
11-May Memphis, TN New Daisy Theatre
12-May Atlanta, GA The Masquerade
13-May Nashville, TN Rockettown
14-May Asheville, NC The Orange Peel


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