Between the Buried and Me is proud to announce a co-headlining tour with friends August Burns Red ! After extensively touring for Coma Ecliptic [ review ] in 2015, the ride isn’t slowing down in 2016 as the North Carolina band will embark on a fourth North American leg in support of their most recent release. As support, we have the tumultuous The Faceless —who recently solidified a lineup Brandon Giffin on bass, Derek “Demon Carcass” Rydquist on vocals, and Justin McKinney on guitar to support Michael Keene—and the very strong-out-of-the-gate favorites Good Tiger ! If you’re not familiar with Good Tiger, make sure to check out our review of their debut, A Head Full of Moonlight , because it’s excellent and you should really be jamming it. Tour dates below! Between The Buried And Me | August Burns Red co-headline tour dates w/ The Faceless & Good Tiger Mar. 4 – Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom Mar. 5 – Richmond, VA @ The National Mar. 7 – Ft Lauderdale, FL @ Revolution Mar. 8 – Tampa, FL @ Jannus Landing Mar. 9 – Birmingham, AL @ Iron City Mar. 10 – Mobile, AL @ Soul Kitchen Mar. 11 – Memphis, TN @ Minglewood Theater Mar. 12 – St Louis, MO @ Pageant Mar. 14 – Denver, CO @ Summit Music Hall Mar. 15 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Complex Mar. 16 – Las Vegas, NV @ Brooklyn Bowl Mar. 17 – Tucson, AZ @ Rialto Mar. 18 – San Diego, CA @ House Of Blues Mar. 19 – San Bernardino, CA @ Self Help Festival | NOS Event Center Mar. 21 – San Francisco, CA @ Regency Mar. 22 – Sacramento, CA @ Ace of Spades Mar. 23 – Portland, OR @ Roseland Mar. 24 – Seattle, WA @ Showbox SoDo Mar. 25 – Spokane, WA @ Knitting Factory Mar. 26 – Vancouver, BC @ Vogue Mar. 28 – Edmonton, AB @ Union Hall Mar. 29 – Calgary, AB @ MacEwan Hall Mar. 30 – Saskatoon, SK @ O’Brians Event Centre Apr. 1 – Winnipeg, MB @ Garrick Apr. 2 – Minneapolis, MN @ Skyway Theatre Apr. 3 – Des Moines, IA @ Wooly’s Apr. 5 – Austin, TX @ Emo’s Apr. 6 – Oklahoma City, OK @ Diamond Ballroom Apr. 7 – Peoria, IL @ Limelight Eventplex Apr. 8 – Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave Apr. 9 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE Apr. 10 – Guelph, ON @ Guelph Concert Theatre Apr. 12 – Quebec City, QC @ Imperial Apr. 13 – Portland, ME @ State Theatre Apr. 14 – Providence, RI @ Lupos Apr. 15 – Philadelphia, PA @ Fillmore Apr. 16 – Albany, NY @ Upstate Concert Hall Apr. 17 – New York, NY @ Webster Hall Between The Buried And Me tour dates May 6 – Concord, NC @ Carolina Rebellion May 22 – Columbus, OH @ Rock on the Range See you on the road!
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Between The Buried And Me Announce Co-Headlining Tour With August Burns Red; Good Tiger And The Faceless Supporting
Liz Ramanand, Loudwire In Flames kicked off the year with a headlining trek with Trivium and Kyng , and they are currently on a major U.S. tour with Lamb of God , Hatebreed and Sylosis . Loudwire recently had the chance to catch up with In Flames guitarist Bjorn Gelotte before the band played New York City’s Roseland Ballroom. Gelotte talked all about his relationship with the bands on the bill, as well as offering his view on Lamb of God frontman Randy Blythe ‘s incarceration in the Czech Republic. He also spoke about owning a pub with his bandmate, what In Flames will be up to in 2013 and much more. Describe your relationship with the bands on this bill? Lamb of God is a fantastic band to work with — we’ve toured with them before and all the other guys as well. We didn’t know Sylosis before, I didn’t know them before but they are perfect English gentlemen and they’re really good at what they do and of course Hatebreed [laughs], who doesn’t love Hatebreed? When you heard about Randy Blythe’s arrest, what did you think about this whole situation? I had such a mixed feeling — of course you feel really sad about somebody getting hurt as bad as dying from it, at the same time you know how it is onstage. I highly doubt he did anything in rage; I just think that was a very unfortunate accident. I felt really bad, at the same time I felt like [Blythe] handled it really well — he stood up for it and said, “I’m here, you know where to find me if there’s anything, I won’t hide. If you guys find a case around this I’ll be there,” and that’s a standup thing to do. Whether you crowd surf or not, there’s always a possibility of getting injured at metal shows … It’s sometimes surprising that it doesn’t happen more often. I’ve seen some really crazy pits, circle pits and it could get really violent. Most of the time I think people in the pits try to take care of each other – if somebody falls down they try to pick them up and seem friendly about it. It’s a weird thing – you would never find me in a circle pit or mosh pit. Does the experience of what Randy went through affect the way you perform onstage or your mindset of what a fan might do when you are onstage? No. We’re really aware of the audience and we try obviously to spur them to stage dive, well maybe not stage dive but to crowd surf and run around a bit. At the same time we have big confidence in the security working because they’re not there to save us from the fans, they’re there to save the fans – maybe from each other sometimes but they’re actually doing a really good job. It’s a lot of big men taking care of small kids, it’s really funny sometimes — they just carry them up with one arm. ‘Sounds of a Playground Fading’ is only a year and a half old, but has there been any progress on material for a new album? Not really. I know it sounds weird but being on tour, it’s not very inspirational. It’s a great forum to talk about music, it’s a forum to meet other musicians but to create it’s not — it’s also very impractical. It’s a bunch of gear that you need, the right software to work and I’m just like “F— it, I’ll just wait until I get back home.” I have a studio at home so I just push the power button and I’m rolling. What do you usually find inspiration from, when creating music? I don’t look for a theme or story or anything, I just go with whatever melodies seems to be bouncing around in this empty head of mind — melodies and riffs and when you just warm up or noodle around, ideas come up. Throughout this year, what has been the funniest moment on tour or the funniest thing a fan has said to you? We hear all sorts of s—t. [Laughs] One funny moment was on this tour actually. I came into the dressing room in San Antonio and I saw this big stuffed bear in the dressing room and at that moment I knew how this tour was going to be. Sure enough, the bear ended up on the bus and stays with us. Where did the bear come from and where is it now? It’s still here – he was a hazard being up in the front lounge so we had to have him in the merch trailer but he’s all dressed up and nice. He joins us for walks and stuff, it’s funny if you’re on the road. What are your touring plans for 2013? We have lots of plans actually, there’s going to be a lot of touring – hopefully coming back over here, fairly soon, right after New Year’s. We’re doing the 70,000 tons of metal Caribbean Cruise thingy – weather wise it should be fantastic but I don’t know about the stage conditions and all that. We’ll try to link that to some more touring. We, of course, have the summer festival season coming up and we’re going to try to hit a lot of festivals – nothing really confirmed yet. Most of that will be confirmed by a month or two. [Editor’s note: Shortly after the interview, In Flames did in fact confirm a 2013 U.S. tour with Demon Hunter, All Shall Perish and Battlecross.] You and your bandmate, bassist Peter Iwers, have a restaurant in Sweden 2112, how is that venture going? It’s great, it’s a lot of fun, it’s a lot of different things to think about. We’ve been talking about it for years — he wanted a restaurant , I wanted a bar. I like beer, he likes food. It was hard in the beginning to mix the two because it was really fine dining, great menus, a fantastic chef but now we’ve tried to relax it a little bit, so it’s not that white table cloth setting. It’s more like burgers and beer which works really good with the rock, metal attitude – for grownups. Would you ever think about bringing it to the States? I would love to, that’s a whole different ball game. We’re really strict in Sweden when it comes to alcohol and there’s a lot of bulls—t you have to deal with in order to get the license. I have no idea whatsoever how to get a liquor license here but that’s probably in the future. Have you learned any cooking techniques from being in the restaurant / bar business? Yes, to make an awesome coleslaw for instance. It’s not as easy as you think. I’ve learned to not be afraid to try out things – it’s not science, it’s very much feeling when you season food and the right temperatures and everything. When you see the [workers in the kitchen] they have a stove on all day and it’s really inspiring to see them cooking for 50 people and they do it in no time. I haven’t been in the kitchen working – I’ve just seen them and it’s like, “Okay I’ll stay in the bar,” and I’m not even working there, I’m on the outside of the bar drinking beers – one of the perks of being the owner. [button href=”http://loudwire.com/lamb-of-god-in-flames-hatebreed-sylosis-rock-new-york-city-with-vigorous-show/” title=”Check Out Photos of In Flames Performing in New York City” align=”center”]
Bazillion Points Books Last week saw the release of ‘ We Got Power! Hardcore Punk Scenes From 1980s Southern California,’ a massive book packed with photos and essays chronicling the second generation of Los Angeles punk bands. Loudwire has teamed up with our friends at Diffuser.fm to offer a sneak preview, and what follows are 22 of the more than 400 photos included in the volume. All were snapped by David Markey and Jordan Schwartz, the scene vets behind the era’s ‘We Got Power!’ fanzine. Click through the collection of gritty images — then be sure check out Bazillion Points Books to learn more about this essential punk history. ? ? Jordan Schwartz Marlon Whitfield in leather cap and Joe Baiza in fedora, Mari Castelli caught somewhere in the middle, Santa Barbara. ? Jordan Schwartz Punk mom with injured son and daughter—the family that stage dives together stays together. ? David Markey Left to Right, Greg Ginn, Henry Rollins, and Chuck Dukowski of Black Flag, SST Phelan office, on Phelan St. in Redondo Beach. ? Jordan Schwartz The Minutemen, Grandia Room, Hollywood, CA, 1982. Most of the few people in the crowd played in other SST bands. At left is Earl Liberty from Saccharine Trust, center is Henry Rollins, and at right (in trucker hat) is Chuck Dukowski from Black Flag. ? David Markey Fresh ink on Henry Rollins, the birth of an icon, 1984. ? David Markey Youth of America Unite! The rear of the Punk Shack during demolition. Local anti-punk surfers crossed out our Black Flag graffiti as part of an ongoing war. A year or two later, these same culprits would cut their long surfer hair and don Suicidal Tendencies shirts. ? Jordan Schwartz Snickers from the Simpletones and the Stain gets the last dance, Dancing Waters, 1982. ? Jordan Schwartz Mike Ness, Social Distortion, playing the kitchen of Meg and Becca’s apartment, Silver Lake, 1982. He had stitches in his mouth from some sort of fight accident. ? Jordan Schwartz Janet Housden, the newly rechristened Redd Kross, Dancing Waters, July 30, 1982. ? Jordan Schwartz Vox Pop, Cathay de Grande, January 20, 1982. ? David Markey Mike Roth in the Punk Shack during demolition, 1982. [button href=”http://diffuser.fm/we-got-power-hardcore-punk-photos/” title=”Next: More ‘We Got Power!’ Photos” align=”center”]
Victory Records In our recent in depth interview with Taproot frontman Stephen Richards, he spoke candidly about his bout with seizures and how his medical issues have affected touring and his performance onstage. The band released their fifth studio album, ‘The Episodes,’ earlier this year, and Richards tells Loudwire that his health condition will likely influence the songwriting on Taproot’s future music releases. “I think from now on, unless they give me some miracle pill that fixed everything, it will definitely lend itself to upcoming material.” He goes on to speak about ‘The Episodes’ by saying, “The crazy thing is, this record we wrote in late 2006 early 2007 and then we put it on the back burner to release our fourth record, ‘Our Long Road Home,’ so we’ve been sitting on it for a while. We wanted to make sure we got it out and Victory Records was totally on board and really supportive of us.” Richards continues, “It’s kind of weird that literally at the beginning of the record is a guy waking up not knowing where he is and what the hell is going on, and then when we released the record I collapsed in the kitchen and woke up in a hospital around people I wouldn’t expect to see, not sure if I had made it through alive or what was going on. So it’s been kind of a trip with the parallel of my own situation personally. I’m just hoping I’m still alive and everything’s real. [Laughs]” Despite his condition, Richards out on the road with the rest of Taproot. For a full list of dates and cities, including a handful left on the band’s current trek with Nonpoint, click here . [button href=”http://loudwire.com/exclusive-taproot-singer-stephen-richards-reveals-battle-with-seizures/” title=”Next: Taproot’s Stephen Richards Reveals His Battle With Seizures” align=”center”] ?