Between The Buried And Me Land Best Billboard Debut in Band History
Between The Buried And Me's ambitious concept album, The Parallax II: Future Sequence, gave the North Carolina-based band their highest one week sales figure and Billboard chart position (17,102 and #22 respectively) since the band's inception in the early 2000's.
The band, who are currently in Gothenburg, Sweden expressed their appreciation: "We are extremely grateful for everyone sticking with us all these years; through all the epic journeys we've put you through, all the style changes and the crazy storylines... you've blown us away and we couldn't be any more excited and thankful."
The album also landed the #3 spot on Billboard's Hard Music Album chart, as well as #8 on the trade magazine's Rock Album Chart. Additionally, The Parallax II charted at #5 on Billboard's Indie Label Album chart and at #10 on the Billboard Indie Retail Album chart. Previously, Between The Buried And Me's highest charting release was 2009's The Great Misdirect, which entered Billboard at #36.
Internationally the band and their brilliant album fared equally well, taking the #1 spot on iTunes Canada's Metal chart upon release and landing at the #5 spot on the Billboard's Canadian Hard Music Chart (#46 on the nation's Top 200 Album chart). In the UK, The Parallax II debuted at #15 on the Rock/Metal Chart and at #30 on the country's Indie Chart. Lastly, in Germany, Between The Buried And Me took the #6 spot on the German Newcomer Chart (as well as #102 on the German Trend Chart).
Alternative Press said the band "continue to dominate progressive metal" with the new album, adding they are "expanding on every already-top-notch aspect" of their previous releases. Spin said The Parallax II is "a 72-minute space voyage that feels like a conceptual odyssey," Metal Sucks dubbed it a "masterpiece, Outburn called the release "otherworldly" and Loudwire described the album as "quintessentially brilliant."
The Parallax II, recorded during the Spring of 2012 at The Basement Studios in Winston-Salem, N.C. , was once again produced by the band and longtime creative partner Jamie King. This is Between The Buried And Me's first full-length release on Metal Blade Records, preceded by The Parallax: Hypersleep Dialogues, an EP that began the story of the two characters: Prospect I and Prospect II. A video for "Astral Body" (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u8Q9DknFFuM&feature=share&list=UUUu7ChMTu0_qQsIZ4YSse-w), the first single from The Parallax II, gives fans their first look at the two characters in a visually-stunning clip.
The band is currently touring Europe with a trek across Japan, Australia and New Zealand to follow. A North American tour will be announced soon.
All dates below w/Periphery and The Safety Fire opening:
Oct. 18 Hamburg, Germany Logo
Oct. 19 Berlin, Germany Lido
Oct. 20 Prague, Czech Republic Rock Cafe
Oct. 22 Bratislava, Slovakia Randall Club
Oct. 23 Budapest, Hungary Durer Kert
Oct. 24 Vienna, Austria Szene
Oct. 25 Munich, Germany Backstage
Oct. 27 Novara, Italy Rock'n'Roll Arena
Oct. 28 Zurich, Switzerland Dynamo
Oct. 29 Stuttgart, Germany Universum
Oct. 30 Frankfurt, Germany Batschkapp
Oct. 31 Paris, France La Maroquinerie
Nov. 2 London, UK Shepherds Bush Empire
Nov. 4 Austin, TX Fun Fun Fun Fest
All dates below w/Animal as Leaders opening:
Nov. 8 Osaka, Japan Avenue A
Nov. 9 Nagoya, Japan 3Star
Nov. 10 Tokyo, Japan Aube
Nov. 11 Tokyo, Kichijoji Club Seata
Nov. 13 Perth, Australia Amplifier
Nov. 14 Adelaide, Australia Fowlers
Nov. 15 Brisbane, Australia The Zoo
Nov. 16 Melbourne, Australia Corner Hotel
Nov. 17 Sydney, Australia The Metro
Nov. 19 Wellington, NZ Bodega
Nov. 20 Auckland, NZ The Kings Arms