In case you missed it, last month Between The Buried And Me announced that they would be releasing their cover of Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody” on 7″ vinyl. The record, which has the track “Vertical Beta 461” on the b-side and is also their version of Paul Waggoner’s “Boot Dagger Boogie”, is the latest vinyl release from the North Carolina based prog metal band. The EP was first released as one of the items received from buying a VIP ticket to one of the shows on the Between The Buried And Me and Devin Townsend tour. The latest BTBAM project has since been released to the public, and can now be purchased on vinyl.
After listening to the two tracks I can actually say that I enjoyed the cover EP. Usually I am not a fan of covers of any Queen songs, but BTBAM did a great job of mixing in their signature sound to write this cover that I actually found it to be pretty enjoyable. Also, if you didn’t know that “Vertical Beta 461″ was a reworked version of a Paul Waggoner song, then it would be easy to think that this track is a brand new Between The Buried And Me song. The instrumentation and vocals heard on this cover are so similar to the unique song structure and sound heard on past BTBAM projects that its hard to distinguish that they didn’t actually write this song. In conclusion, both of these tracks are great and I highly encourage picking up a copy of this 7″!
The link to purchase the vinyl 7″ is attached below with the stream of the EP. If you are unfamiliar with BTBAM I definitely recommend listening to literally anything from their discography. Between The Buried And Me is one of the great modern progressive metal acts and if you like any artists in the prog metal scene, then you need to give Between The Buried And Me a listen. As stated in earlier blogs, a ton of posts for vinyl and cassette news will be released this week so be sure to check in frequently for more updates about vinyl and cassette releases!
Between the Buried and Me – Bohemian Rhapsody 7" Vinyl
“Bohemian Rhapsody” Cover:
“Vertical Beta 461”:
About a month ago, Tommy Rodgers, the vocalist of Between The Buried And Me (BTBAM) announced that his solo project, titled “Thomas Giles”, had signed to Sumerian Records and that a new album would be released on November 4th. With the announcement for the upcoming record, “Velcro_Kid”, Giles included his first single “Strangers in a Paranoid Mind”. This single featured a more aggressive, Nine Inch Nails inspired sound which resulted in a weird, but very good track. The second single, “Slow Gold Becoming”, was released earlier today and features a totally different sound than that of “Strangers in a Paranoid Mind”. “Slow Gold Becoming” showcases a rock influenced, almost spacey sounding, trance/edm track that even has some very slight but noticeable Bassnectar influences. This new song is both interesting and extremely catchy and has caused my anticipation for this record to grow exponentially!
I’ve attached the video for this new single below for those who want to give it a listen and I’ve also posted the link for the blog about the first single and album announcement. Give these two stellar tracks a listen and preorder the new Thomas Giles album, “Velcro_Kid”!
Last week I previewed this new segment where I listen to each of the ten albums listed 1-2 times through and give them a quick, numerical rating out of 10. The ratings are always a whole number rating that do not include any other description besides the rating I have given them. If you would like to have an album receive a more in depth review, or think an album should have a different rating, let us know in the comments or contact us! Here is this week’s “The Thursday Ten”:
- Opeth – Sorceress: 5/10
- KILL SURF CITY – Wreckage: 8/10
- Between The Buried And Me – Coma Ecliptic: 7/10
- Good Tiger – A Head Full Of Moonlight: 8/10
- Cruel Hand – Your World Won’t Listen: 8/10
- Fit For An Autopsy – Absolute Hope Absolute Hell: 8/10
- I See Stars – Treehouse: 4/10
- Drake – Views: 5/10
- Pouya – Underground Underdog: 8/10
- Erra – Drift: 8/10
Like I’ve mentioned before, there are too many releases to have links to every single record discussed, but if you would like to check out any of the releases mentioned, they are all available on most of the most prominent music streaming sites! Also check out last week’s “The Thursday Ten” below and check in next week to see who we give ratings to next!
Between The Buried And Me’s frontman Tommy Rodgers has just signed with Sumerian Records under his solo project, “Thomas Giles”. His new album, “Velcro_Kid”, will be released November 4th and a single, “Strangers in a Paranoid Mind”, has been released to promote it.
Based off the single it seems like the project will have an industrial electronic sound, very similar to Nine Inch Nails. The single itself also had some similar aspects to Marilyn Manson, however I believe that will only be seen on this single and that the album itself will keep this NIN theme as a main inspiration throughout the project. The single itself sounded odd in a good way. It was very experimental, and at some points, keyboard sections and vocal parts even sounded as if they were taken off “Colors” or “The Parallax II”. Overall the single is very interesting and I am definitely looking forward to the release of this new album! Check out the new track below: