Enlarge Featuring guest drums from Mike Portnoy, Navene Koperweis and Ken Schalk. From the new album, 'Colors II.'

Between the Buried and Me Drop New Track, “Fix the Error”


Between the Buried and Me, who yesterday announced their new album, Colors II — a sequel to the widely-loved 2007 masterpiece, Colors — have unveiled that album’s first single, “Fix the Error.” It features a drum solo in the middle with contributions by three world-renowned all-stars (in addition to BTBAM mainstay Blake Richardson): Mike Portnoy (Winery Dogs, ex-Dream Theater), Navene Koperweis (Entheos, ex-Animals as Leaders) and Ken Schalk (ex-Candiria). Wowza!

The new single arrives with some more info about the album as well. Here’s vocalist Tommy Rogers on why BTBAM chose to write a sequel to Colors:

“Especially with 2020, we really wanted to give it all we could and show the world we’re still here. That’s part of the reason we named it ‘Colors II.’ We were in a similar spot when we did the first ‘Colors.’ Back then, we had just gotten done with Ozzfest. We were wondering, ‘Where do we belong in this music scene?’ We still struggle with that. At both of these moments in our career, we decided to just be ourselves and write the best album we can. We came out guns blazing, and I feel like it’s some of our most creative material in a long time.”

Guitarist Paul Waggoner adds:

“’Colors’ was very much our attempt at a do-or-die statement. We had to establish our identity and be who we really wanted to be in order to have a career. This time around, our industry was shut down for a year. Once tours were cancelled due to the pandemic, we were like, ‘We’ve got to write a record, and it’s got to be good’. We had to do something next level.”

Did they achieve that goal? You be the judge! Listen to “Fix the Error” below. Colors II comes out August 20; pre-order here.

Catch BTBAM on tour later this summer on a special two-set “evening with” run. Dates:

08/03 Atlanta, GA – Masquerade [Tickets]
08/04 Richmond, VA – Canal Club [Tickets]
08/05 Philadelphia, PA – TLA [Tickets]
08/06 Washington, DC – Black Cat [Tickets]
08/08 New York, NY – Gramercy [Tickets]
08/09 New York, NY – Gramercy [Tickets]
08/10 Worcester, MA – Palladium [Tickets]
08/11 Hartford, CT – The Webster Theatre (new date) [Tickets]
08/13 Poughkeepsie, NY – The Chance (new date) [Tickets]
08/14 Rochester, NY – Anthology (new date) [Tickets]
08/15 Pittsburgh, PA – Mr. Smalls [Tickets]
08/16 Cleveland, OH – Beachland Ballroom [Tickets]
08/17 Detroit, MI – Magic Stick [Tickets]
08/19 St. Louis, MO – Old Rock House [Tickets]
08/20 Chicago, IL – House Of Blues [Tickets]
08/21 Minneapolis, MN – Lyric Theater [Tickets]
08/22 Lawrence, KS – Granada [Tickets]
08/23 Denver, CO – Summit [Tickets]
08/25 Salt Lake City, UT – The Complex [Tickets]
08/26 Boise, ID – The Knitting Factory (new date) [Tickets]
08/28 Seattle, WA – El Corazon (new date) [Tickets]
08/29 Portland, OR – Bossanova Ballroom [Tickets]
08/31 Sacramento, CA – Ace Of Spades [Tickets]
09/01 Garden Grove, CA – Garden Grove Amp [Tickets]
09/02 Los Angeles, CA – Teragram [Tickets]
09/03 Las Vegas, NV – Fremont Country Club [Tickets]
09/04 Phoenix, AZ – Crescent [Tickets]
09/06 Dallas, TX – Trees [Tickets]
09/07 San Antonio, TX – Rock Box [Tickets]
09/08 Houston, TX – Rise [Tickets]
09/10 Pensacola, FL – Vinyl [Tickets]
09/11 Tampa, FL – Orpheum [Tickets]
09/12 Fort Lauderdale, FL – The Culture Room [Tickets]
09/15 Nashville, TN – Marathon Music Works [Tickets]
09/16 Charlotte, NC – Underground [Tickets]
09/17 Charlotte, NC – Underground [Tickets]

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