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Between the Buried and Me Releases Concept Album

Between the Buried and Me: Coma EclipticBetween the Buried and Me’s seventh album, Coma Ecliptic, is a full-on rock opera, according to Dan Briggs, bassist and songwriter for the progressive metal group.

As he told Metal Insider, “Roughly, it’s a story about a guy who’s in a self-induced coma and ends up traversing these different worlds that manifests themselves over the course of three different songs on the album that are all pretty different, trippy environment that he ends up in. How it unfolds from there – we’ll leave until everybody can experience the record. It’s a pretty good story. I’m pretty excited about it.”

The album also includes a greater focus on melody and leaner vocals, Briggs told Metal Insider. “…there’s less of an abrasive metal influence. It’s more of an outwardly progressive musical statement – a melodic statement.”

Time to check it out — here’s “The Coma Machine”:

Coma Ecliptic is available on CD, vinyl and as a digital download (iTunes and Amazon MP3).

Coma Ecliptic Track List:

  1. Node
  2. The Coma Machine
  3. Dim Ignition
  4. Famine Wolf
  5. King Redeem/Queen Serene
  6. Turn on the Darkness
  7. The Ectopic Stroll
  8. Rapid Calm
  9. Memory Palace
  10. Option Oblivion
  11. Life in Velvet