Between the Buried and Me to release ‘Colors II’ on Aug. 20

Grammy-nominated progressive metal band Between the Buried and Me will release its new album, “Colors II,’ on Aug. 20, 2021, via Sumerian Records. Pre-orders are available now from betweentheburiedandme.com.

BTBAM also has released the new album’s first single, “Fix the Error.” the track features drums solos from Mike Portnoy, Navene Koperweisand Ken Schalk. Find “Fix the Error” on streaming platforms here.

BTBAM released its original “Colors” album in 2007. 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 its signature sound.

“Especially with 2020, we really wanted to give it all we could and show the world we’re still here,” Rogers said. “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,” Waggoner  said. “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.”

“Colors II” track listing:

1. Monochrome
2. The Double Helix of Extinction
3. Revolution in Limbo
4. Fix the Error
5. Never Seen/Future Shock
6. Stare into the Abyss
7. Prehistory
8. Bad Habits
9. The Future Is Behind Us
10. Turbulent
11. Sfumato
12. Human Is Hell (Another One With Love)

BTBAM also will hit the road later this summer for it “An Evening with Between the Buried and Me” tour. In celebration of 21 years as a band, BTBAM will play two sets each evening, the first consisting of a career spanning set list and the second, playing its album “The Great Misdirect” in full. Tickets are available from www.betweentheburiedandme.com, and VIP packages are available from btbamvip.com.

Tour dates:

Aug 3 Atlanta, Ga At Masquerade
Aug 4 Richmond, Va At Canal Club
Aug 5 Philadelphia, Pa At Tla
Aug 6 Washington, Dc At Black Cat
Aug 8 Nyc, Ny At Gramercy
Aug 9 Nyc, Ny At Gramercy
Aug 10 Worcester, Ma At Palladium
Aug 11 Hartford, Ct At Webster Theater
Aug 13 Poughkeepsie, Ny At The Chance
Aug 14 Rochester, Ny At Anthology
Aug 15 Pittsburgh, Pa At Mr. Smalls
Aug 16 Cleveland, Oh At Beachland Ballroom
Aug 17 Detroit, Mi At Magic Stick
Aug 19 St. Louis, Mo At Old Rock House
Aug 20 Chicago, Il At House Of Blues
Aug 21 Minneapolis, Mn At Lyric Theater
Aug 22 Lawrence, Ks At Granada
Aug 23 Denver, Co At Summit
Aug 25 Salt Lake City, Ut At The Complex
Aug 26 Boise, Id At Knitting Factory
Aug 28 Seattle, Wa At El Corazon
Aug 29 Portland, Or At Bossanova Ballroom
Aug 31 Sacramento, Ca At Ace Of Spades
Sep 1 Garden Grove, Ca At Garden Grove Amp.
Sep 2 Los Angeles, Ca At Teragram
Sep 3 Las Vegas, Nv At Fremont Country Club
Sep 4 Phoenix, Az At Crescent
Sep 6 Dallas, Tx At Trees
Sep 7 San Antonio, Tx At Rock Box
Sep 8 Houston, Tx At Rise
Sep 10 Pensacola, Fl At Vinyl
Sep 11 Tampa, Fl At Orpheum
Sep 12 Fort Lauderdale, Fl At The Culture Room
Sep 15 Nashville, Tn At Marathon Music Works
Sep 16 Charlotte, Nc At Underground
Sep 17 Charlotte, Nc At Underground

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