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BT-SHA-ZAM! Between the Buried and Me Announce New Album, Tour with Animals as Leaders and The Contortionist

  • Axl Rosenberg

btbam-coma-tourWhy bury the lede? Between the Buried and Me, leaders of the modern prog metal scene, have announced that they’ll release a new album, the awesomely-titled Coma Ecliptic, on July 7 via Metal Blade. They’ll support the album with a summer headlining run, with support coming from Animals as Leaders and The Contortionist. Which is a sweet bill. Whomever put it together should pat him or herself on the back. 

The first single from Coma Ecliptic will be released on April 3 (although we dunno what it’s called yet), the same day they’ll begin taking pre-orders for the album. In the meantime, whet your appetite with this description of the record, from the official Metal Blade press release:

“Once again, the band has returned with an ambitious concept album. This time, the story follows the wanderings of an unidentified man, stuck in a coma, as he journeys through his past lives. Each song is its own episode in a modern day, sort of The Twilight Zone-esque fashion. The unidentified man enters each world and is offered a choice: stay, or move on to the next in search of something better, something more ‘perfect.’”

In other words: as per usual, BTBAM are gonna give fans a lot to chew on. Righteous.

Dates for the trek with Animals as Leaders and The Contortionist are below. Don’t forget that BTBAM will also do a mini-tour with The Atlas Moth starting next month; you can get those dates here.

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

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