At the Philadelphia stop of the band's most recent tour, drummer Blake Richardson of the Raleigh, North Carolina-based progressive metalcore quintet BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME was interviewed by The Alliaphagist of "The Metal Machine" show which airs on LION 90.7fm, Penn State University's multiformat student radio station. Blake talked about the band's new album, touring with Devin Townsend, and rumors of a feud with PROTEST THE HERO (which Richardson denies).
The full audio interview was broadcast on February 16 and a podcast is available for streaming using the audio player below. (Note: The interview begins around the 16:50 mark.)
"The Metal Machine" show airs live Mondays-Thursday from 11 p.m. to 3 a.m. Tuesdays from 11 p.m. to 1 a.m. focus on mostly experimental or progressive music.
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BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME's "Obfuscation" video can be viewed below. The song comes off the band's new album, "The Great Misdirect", which sold 13,400 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 36 on The Billboard 200 chart.
"The Great Misdirect" was released on October 27 via Victory Records.
BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME vocalist Tommy Rogers recently told Noisecreep about the group's Jamie King-produced follow-up to 2007's "Colors", "It's definitely a step forward for us, I think. I don't know ... when we write records, we never want to repeat ourselves, and we definitely have done that. So, I was worried when we started writing this record that we were just going to end up with something that sounds like 'Colors', and that's definitely not the case."
According to Rogers, "The Great Misdirect" is "more dynamic than we've ever been." The band, he said, tried "different things" on this record, resulting in a rather equal mix of "mellow stuff and more intense stuff. It's definitely BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME," Rogers added. "That's the coolest thing about our records. No matter what we do, it still sounds like us."
He continued, "It's a little over an hour of material, and it's definitely a lot of music. The thing with us is — yeah, we do have long songs, but we just try to never have a lot of filler. Some bands will have long songs, but half of the song will be a lot of filler. On 'Swim to the Moon' [the last track on the disc, which clocks in at over 18 minutes], there's no downtime. We try to pack everything with music, because we like to give people their money's worth."