Feb 212011

The reason we ask that question is because Between the Buried and Me has possessed this poor dog. You’ll see what we mean in a minute.

But first, the breaking news that caused us to add this post today. And yes, the news would be hot enough to warrant a post even if we hadn’t seen what happened to this poor dog.

The news is that Between the Buried and Me has signed a worldwide recording contract with Metal Blade Records, and Metal Blade will be releasing the band’s next album on April 12 of this year. It will be called The Parallax: Hypersleep Dialogues, and it will be the band’s first album since 2009’s The Great Misdirect. Like everything else this ground-breaking band has done, it surely will be talked about far and wide. We will certainly have something to say about it.

And now, back to that poor dog. The image is a frame-shot from a little video teaser for that new album which was released a bit earlier today. It includes a little burst of new BTBAM music — just enough to get us panting for the album (though to be fair, we pant a lot most of the time anyway). Wonder if the album will cause this kind of possessed behavior in listeners?  2011 could be a big year for exorcists.

Now, go watch the video after the jump. You’ll be glad you did. There is no clean singing on it (that’s an understatement).

UPDATE: Dates and places for BTBAM’s headlining tour in support of the album are now out — and available after the jump.

As noted in our update, details of a headlining BTBAM tour have now been released — with support from Job For A Cowboy, The Ocean, and Cephalic Carnage, which is one interesting combo of bands. Here’s the schedule:

4/15 Farmingdale, NY @ The Crazy Donkey
4/16 Worcester, MA @ The Palladium (New England Metal Fest)
4/17 Lancaster, PA @ Chameleon Club
4/18 Pittsburgh, PA @ Altar Bar
4/19 Williamsville, NY @ Club Infinity
4/20 Montreal, QC @ Le National
4/21 Toronto, ON @ Opera House
4/22 Toledo, OH @ Headliners
4/23 Pontiac, MI @ The Crofoot Ballroom
4/25 Milwaukee, WI @ Eagles Ballroom
4/26 Lawrence, KS @ Granada
4/27 Denver, CO @ Summit Music Hall
4/29 Vancouver, BC @ Rickshaw Theatre
4/30 Seattle, WA @ El Corazon
5/1 Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theatre
5/3 Sacramento, CA @ Ace of Spades
5/4 San Francisco, CA @ Slim’s
5/5 Pomona, CA @ Glasshouse Music Hall
5/6 San Diego, CA @ Soma
5/7 Mesa, AZ @ Nile Theatre
5/9 Dallas, TX @ The Door
5/10 Tulsa, OK @ The Marquee
5/11 Memphis, TN @ New Daisy Theatre
5/12 Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
5/13 Nashville, TN @ Rockettown
5/14 Asheville, NC @ The Orange Peel


  1. That dog’s a total freak!

  2. 4/21 Toronto.

    …Close enough for me to go.

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