Scientists Name a Newly Discovered Species After Between the Buried and Me


A couple of years back, the metal community attempted — unsuccessfully — to have a newly discovered element named after the late, great Lemmy. The 113th element ended up being donned Nihonium, which has way less of an appealing ring to it than Lemmium, especially given its very heavy nature.

But: huzzah, success! Score one for metal, finally! A newly discovered marine species, which lived 67 million years ago and was unearthed in fossil form by paleontologists Drs John Jagt, Lea Numberger-Thuy and Ben Thuy from the Natural History Museum in Luxembourg, has been named Amphilimna intersepultosetme, the Latin translation of Between the Buried and Me. The fossil was discovered in South Carolina which is, of course, very close to Between the Buried and Me’s native North Carolina.

BTBAM bassist Dan Briggs tells Lambgoat, “We are honored to have been thought of alongside this little magical creature who swam in the waters of the Carolinas many years before us and we’ll be linked together for many years to come.”

Subject matter of BTBAM’s next concept album? Make it so, boys. Although I suppose The Ocean already have that particular lyrical field on lockdown.

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