99Rock & Steve Hall Prod Present

Between The Buried And Me

with Car Bomb

Mon, Mar 28

Doors: 7:00 pm

Show: 8:00 pm
Ages 16 and Up
$30.00 - $55.00
Additional Info

This event is partially seated.

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Between The Buried And Me
Time may move in a circle, but we pick up wisdom along the way. When we face similar situations further down the line, we’re armed with the experience to not only survive, but actually thrive. Between The Buried and Me built their influential 2007 album, Colors, on an unwavering commitment to artistic integrity. They’ve only fortified that commitment on its 2021 sequel, Colors II [Sumerian Records]. The circumstances surrounding both records bear key similarities, yet the North Carolina quintet—Tommy Rogers [lead vocals, keyboards], Paul Waggoner [lead and rhythm guitar, backing and lead vocals], Dustie Waring [rhythm and lead guitar], Blake Richardson [drums], and Dan Briggs [bass, keyboards]—once again stretch the boundaries of their signature sound and heavy music at large.
“Especially with 2020, we really wanted to give it all we could and show the world we’re still here,” explains Tommy. “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.”
Colors was very much our attempt at a do-or-die statement,” recalls Paul. “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 shutdown 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.”
They did so with nearly 20 years of hard-earned experience behind them. Their fourth offering Colors represented the first in a series of high watermarks. It graced numerous tastemaker lists, including KERRANG!’s “The 21 Best U.S. Metalcore Albums of All Time, Prog’s “The 100 Greatest Prog Albums of All Time, ThoughtCo’s “Essential Progressive Metal Albums, and Loudwire’s “Top 25 Progressive Metal Albums of All Time” and “Top 100 Hard Rock and Heavy Metal Albums of the 21st Century.In its wake, 2015’s Coma Ecliptic opened at #12 on the Billboard Top 200 and received a perfect rating from The Guardian. During 2018, they unleashed the two-part Automata I and Automata II to further acclaim. Along the way, the group toured with everyone from Mastodon and Coheed and Cambria to Lamb of God and Devin Townsend in addition to selling out headline shows around the globe.
Throughout 2020, the band members wrote remotely before congregating in Winston-Salem, NC with longtime producer Jamie King. Instead of adhering to a conceptual thread, the conditions gave the concept meaning.
“Musically, it flows like a sequel to Colors, but it wasn’t just another version of that album,” Tommy goes on. “On the original, I was analyzing myself and analyzing humanity. With last year, I was in a perfect position to do that. I wrote lyrics in the same way, but they felt new. It was more of a real-world concept by virtue of making a continuation.”
They introduce the album with the pummeling single “Fix The Error.” Galloping thrash drums collides with a wah-ed bass solo and carnival-esque keys before launching into gritty verses. It twists and turns towards a hardcore chant punctuated by topsy-turvy vocals and mind-numbing fretboard fireworks underpinned by drum solos by an ironclad trifecta of Mike Portnoy, Navene Koperweis, and Ken Schalk.
“The intention was to write a metal song with a big gospel vibe,” smiles Tommy. “It turned into this monster. It’s a small story on the record about this guy who lives in a big apocalyptic city. He retires from his job, but he wants to take down this huge corporation. The song is a celebration of taking down corruption and saying, ‘Fuck you’, to the man. It’s about as punk as we’ll ever get.”
Meanwhile, the nine-minute “Revolution In Limbo” steamrolls through frenetic keys with fascinating guitar movements and a head-spinning vocal ebb-and-flow. “The songs are meant to flow in and out of each other like one big chunk of music, creating a seamless and chaotic musical journey, the frontman observes.
Between The Buried and Me encode various “easter eggs” for fans of the original Colors inside of the opening salvo of “Monochrome” and “The Double Helix of Extinction,” while “Bad Habits” calls back to the lyrics of “Ants Of The Sky” with the line, “Sleep on…fly on.
“There are a lot of fun nuggets,” Paul continues. “You’ll hear certain instrumental parts and lyrics that remind you of Colors. Everything comes full circle.”
In the end, Colors II sees Between The Buried and Me make a similar connection.
“Music’s purpose is to help,” Tommy eaves off. “That’s a big theme of this album. Once our songs are done, they belong to our listeners. Maybe this will help them move forward creatively or in life.”
“I hope audiences get a feeling similar to what they got when Colors came out,” Paul concludes. “This is a full 80-minute album experience. For years, fans have told us how much they loved Colors. I hope they feel the same way about Colors II.”
Car Bomb

Car Bomb first came to be around the year 2000, when Bushwick residents Greg Kubacki and Michael Dafferner of the band Neck shared a rehearsal space under a Rockville Center, New York butcher with Elliot Hoffman and Jon Modell of the band Spooge. Over time, the bands became great friends and frequently visited each other's practices. In 2002, Modell, previously a touring bassist for Soilent Green, unsatisfied with the music his band was making, recruited Kubacki and Dafferner to form a side project called Car Bomb.

The band released a three track demo in 2004 which featured early versions of songs "Rid", "M^6" and "His Eyes". Car Bomb collaborated with a split 7-inch with Burnt by the Sun in 2007, featuring the track "Pieces of You".[2] Their first full-length album Centralia was released on February 6, 2007, via Relapse Records. In 2011, the band was dropped from the Relapse Records label and their subsequent albums were independently released through Bandcamp.[3] According to Doug Moore, writing for Invisible Oranges, "Each member [of the band] works a technologically-inclined professional day job, which restricts their schedules but offers them uncommon financial resources. Some bands build their own studios; Car Bomb built their own microphones from scratch."[3] In addition to buying or making equipment to create their own studio, this means that the band does not depend on the resources of a record label to finance recordings and production costs.

Car Bomb showcased a number of new songs from w^w^^w^w on their May 2009 tour with Gojira and The Chariot, viewable on YouTube.[citation needed]

Singer Michael Dafferner premiered his first independently released film [Why_You_Do_This], a feature-length documentary about "money, touring, and technical metal", at the Queen's World Film Festival in August 2011.[4] The band's New York rehearsal space was flooded in early 2012, with most of the equipment being lost or damaged.

The band released their second full-length album w^w^^w^w in 2012, featuring a guest vocal appearance from Joseph Duplantier of the band Gojiraw^w^^w^w is supposedly pronounced 'w click w', but guitarist Greg Kubacki mentioned "a lot of people are now calling it the 'waveform record,' which works too."[5]

In September 2016, the band released a new track "From the Dust of This Planet" on Bandcamp from their forthcoming album Meta. Through October, the band previewed the tracks "Gratitude" and "Sets", and the video for "Black Blood". Meta was released on October 28, 2016. Duplantier had a guest vocal appearance for the second Car Bomb album in a row, and Frank Mullen from Suffocation joined the band in the studio for the first time.[6]

The band accompanied the release with gigs starting with Gojira and the Dillinger Escape Plan in November 2016, and followed with a world tour including the US, Europe, and the UK supporting Gojira in early 2017.

The album Mordial was released on September 27, 2019. It was recorded at Silvercord Studios, written/produced by Greg Kubacki and mixed by Adam "Nolly" Getgood (Periphery, Devin Townsend, Animals as Leaders). The first single off the album, "Dissect Yourself", was released on May 30, 2019. Two other singles were released prior to the release of the full album: "Scattered Sprites" and "HeLa".

The band headlined their own European tour starting in September 2019, before returning to the US in October to support Periphery and Animals as Leaders.