Between the Buried and Me is a band from North Carolina which focus heavily on a progressive musical style as well as a variety of extreme metal elements.
The band was founded in early 2000 by vocalist Tommy Giles Rogers, Jr. and guitarist Paul Waggoner, whose prior project was metalcore band Prayer for Cleansing. Since that time, the band has undergone many lineup changes. Currently, the band contains two members from fellow North Carolina band Glass Casket, Dustie Waring on guitar and Blake Richardson on drums. This has caused some question as to the future of Glass Casket, although both deny claims that Glass Casket will break up anytime soon, as the band’s other members are currently busy with college and jobs.
They have released five full length albums to date:
Between The Buried And Me (2002)
The Silent Circus (2003)
The Great Misdirect (2009)
They also released a cover album, “The Anatomy Of…” in 2006, which pays homage to a number of bands that have influenced them.
An instrumental version of Alaska also exists, containing 8 of the 11 tracks from the original version, unmentioned on their official web site.
On October 14, 2008, the band released a full-length live DVD and CD, Colors Live, a live version of their album Colors.