Between The Buried And Me To Release Two-Disc Concept Album ‘Automata’

Between The Buried And Me, which, after 15 years as a band, continues to push itself to new dimensions with its songwriting. The group’s newest accomplishment, adding to its vast catalog, is the conceptual epic two-part album “Automata”, part one of which will be released on March 9 through the band’s new label, Sumerian Records.

Between The Buried And Me will embark on a North American headlining tour on March 2, with support from The Deer Hunter and Leprous.

Between The Buried And Me lead vocalist and keyboardist Tommy Giles Rogers, Jr.states: “Every single week, music comes and goes. We can get music instantly, and with this luxury, the listener has a hard time sitting down with albums and exploring their every twist and turn. Because of this, we have decided to release our new album in two parts.

“Our music is dense and our albums are very long, so we want to give people two separate moments to dive in this year and explore new music that we’ve put our entire being into. We hope you enjoy the creation as much as we’ve enjoyed the process.”

Sumerian founder Ash Avildsen adds: “I first toured with Between The Buried And MeĀ in early 2000s when they were on Lifeforce. Since then, we remained friends and I have watched their career grow nonstop through eras on Victory and Metal Blade. I am very grateful such a seminal, influential and progressive group of musicians have chosen to partner with Sumerian for their next chapter. It’s days like this that remind me of my roots and excite me about our future.”

“Automata I” track listing:

01. Condemned To The Gallows (6:35)
02. House Organ (3:41)
03. Yellow Eyes (8:45)
04. Millions (4:43)
05. Gold Distance (1:02)
06. Blot (10:27)

“Automata II” will be released in the summer.