Between the Buried and Me is a progressive metal band from Raleigh, North Carolina, comprised of former members of metalcore acts Prayer For Cleansing and Glass Casket. They have released six albums in addition to a covers album and an EP. Their style is diverse, with influences ranging from thrash, death metal, jazz, math rock and melodic hardcore, to progressive or experimental artists such as Dream Theater, Mike Patton, King Crimson, Queen, and The Mars Volta.
The ideas introduced in The Parallax: Hypersleep Dialogues are expanded in The Parallax II: Future Sequence, their first full length on Metal Blade Records since switching from Victory Records. "This whole process was a lot of work, and it's definitely the most rewarding piece of music we've ever written," says vocalist/keyboardist and co-founder Tommy Giles Rogers, Jr. (Thomas Giles; ex-Prayer For Cleansing, Undying, From Here On). Other members include lead guitarist and co-founder Paul Waggoner (ex-Prayer For Cleansing, Undying); Glass Casket guitarist Dustie Waring and drummer Blake Richardson; and bassist Dan Briggs (Trioscapes, ORBS). Combined with the EP, Parallax II creates a sprawling one hundred minute suite that explores the concepts of death and rebirth, astral projection, and the redemption of humanity; and further evolves the sharply intricate and brutally heavy sound which has been developing since the project formed in 2000.
Former members include: guitarists Marc Duncan (ex-Prayer For Cleansing), Nick Fletcher (ex-Empire Falls, Azazel), and Shane Blay (Oh, Sleeper; ex-Evelynn, Die Trying); bassists Jason King (ex-Azazel), and Kevin Falk (The Material, ex-Every Time I Die); and drummers Will Goodyear (Voids; ex-Prayer For Cleansing, Lobbyist), Jason Roe (ex-Evelynn, Mauled by a Cougar), and Mark Castillo (Emmure; ex-Crossfade, The Acacia Strain, Bury Your Dead, Hamartia).
Their material consists of the following albums:
Between the Buried and Me (2002)
The Silent Circus (2003)
The Anatomy Of (2006, covers album)
Colors (2007, plus live DVD)
The Great Misdirect (2009)
The Parallax: Hypersleep Dialogues EP (2011)
The Parallax II: Future Sequence (2012)