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Between the Buried and Me
5/4/2011 @ Slim’s
San Francisco, CA
By Jeff Longo, Josh Kutras

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Stubble sit down with Paul Waggoner (lead guitar) and Dustie Waring (rhythm guitar) of progressive metal band Between the Buried and Me at Slim’s in San Francisco to discuss their new EP, touring in a RV, and death metal potatoes. BTBAM signed to Metal Blade Records in early 2011 and a few short months later released concept EP ‘Parallax: Hypersleep Dialogues’, a three song, thirty minute conceptual journey across space and time that rocketed to #54 on the Billboard Top 200 chart, the #5 spot on the Hard Music chart, and #8 on the Independent Albums chart in its first week of release. The Parallax: Hypersleep Dialogues story will continue with a full length release due out later this year on Metal Blade Records. BTBAM are currently on tour with Job for a Cowboy, Cephalic Carnage, and The Ocean.

Stubble: You recently signed with Metal Blade Records and released a new EP?
Paul:
New EP on Metal Blade, “Parallax: Hypersleep Dialogues”
Stubble: Tell me a little bit about it.
Paul:
It’s an EP. Part one of a two part concept. It’s thirty minutes long. A typical record for us is an hour, so it’s about half that, exactly. Its our first release on Metal Blade. We’re stoked and we’re touring on it right now. Playing the whole thing.

Stubble: What’s it about?
Paul:
The first part is really just an introduction to two characters. One of them is actually from the last song on our last record (‘Swim to the Moon’ off 2009’s The Great Misdirect), so it starts with him. He is on this suicidal mission, sorta fed up with life, decides drifts off to sea never to be seen again. Drifts in and out of consciousness, while he is floating around he becomes subconsciously aware of this other character who exists millions of light years away on another planet, perhaps in another universe. It kinda goes back and forth between those two characters dealing with their own personal situations, and that other character, far far away, becomes subconsciously aware of our earthly character. So there is some kind of weird connection there that we speak vaguely about in the first part (2011 The Parallax: Hypersleep Dialogues) of the two part series. In part two we can only assume they will meet one another in a physical way, in some kind of space time travel kinda thing. Its going to get crazy but we can’t divulge just yet.

Stubble: That sounds fucking crazy.
Paul:
Its awesome.

Stubble: So is there a comic book or something that is going to guide me through this shroom trip?
Paul:
No, just music and words.

Stubble: I’ve heard some of it and you guys incorporate a lot of different things in there. You have some piano and a mandolin?
Paul:
We try. There is a dobro in there.
Dustie: This particular one is a square neck, resonator guitar.
Paul: It has a earthy kinda vocal kinda sound.
Stubble: Earthy sounds hippie.
Paul:
We’re a little bit hippie. There is a little bit hippieness.

Stubble: Where are you guys from?
Paul:
We’re from North Carolina.
Stubble: Caught my first fish in North Carolina.
Dustie: That’s bad ass

Stubble: How is the tour coming so far?
Dustie:
Its killer.
Paul: We are getting fucking rich.
Stubble: Well by the looks of the ride.
Paul: This is all paid off. We’re in the black bro.

Stubble: Thanks for taking time to talk to us before your dinner.
Dustie:
Really good potatoes
Paul: This guy here can cook his ass off.
Dustie: And he listens to death metal at full volume while he cooks.
Paul: You can taste the death metal in the food.
Dustie: Its delicious.

http://www.metalblade.com/
http://www.metalblade.com/btbam
http://www.slimsf.com

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