We’ve known for some time now that Between The Buried And Me were working on the sequel to The Parallax: Hypersleep Dialogues EP. But yesterday, the band confirmed when fans will actually get to hear it.
Along with the cover artwork (seen off to the side), BTBAM revealed that The Parallax II: Future Sequence will be released on (drum roll please) October 9 via Metal Blade Records. Paul Waggoner previously explained both albums concepts to us when we spoke with him last year, but here’s a little more information about it from the guitarist himself:
“The two main characters of the story take on a journey through space and time with the unenviable task of having to cure the flaws of humanity by any means necessary. While the EP served mostly as an introduction to the characters, Future Sequence contains the action of the story. The lyrics are written in the stream of consciousness style, which really helps to capture the perspective and emotion of the characters. We really enjoyed the challenge of writing this record, and I think we were all pleasantly surprised with how well the music and lyrics jived with one another. I couldn’t be happier with how Future Sequence turned out.”
Singer Tommy Rogers had the following to add about their new album:
“This album is Between The Buried And Me on steroids. I feel like we have created an album that perfectly mirrors the band we’ve been trying to create since day one. An album that has sounds that will stimulate many genres and music fans alike. A conceptual journey that takes the listener to worlds that seem familiar and worlds that make you scratch your head. From start to finish this is music we want to create, not music we think people want us to create. We create songs that keep us (and hopefully you) excited about heavy music. Keep listening… something new will be there each time. Enjoy the music… we enjoyed writing it.”
It should go without saying that we’re extremely stoked to hear The Parallax II: Future Sequence. And considering that Summer Slaughter is just a few days away, there’s always a chance that we’ll get to hear Between The Buried And Me perform a new song soon.