Between the Buried and Me

between_the_buried_and_meBetween the Buried and Me, often abbreviated to BTBAM, is a progressive metal band from Raleigh, North Carolina. The band’s name is derived from a section of lyrics in Counting Crows’ song “Ghost Train”: “Took the cannonball down to the ocean/Across the desert from the sea to shining sea/I rode a ladder that climbed across the nation/Fifty million feet of earth between the buried and me”.

The band was founded in early 2001 in Raleigh, North Carolina by vocalist Tommy Rogers, guitarist Paul Waggoner, drummer Will Goodyear, guitarist Nick Fletcher (formerly Empire Falls), and bassist Jason King. Between the Buried and Me’s first release was a three-song demo, containing the tracks “Use of a Weapon,” “What We Have Become,” and “More of Myself to Kill.” These three tracks were re-recorded for the band’s first full-length album, Between the Buried and Me, released on Lifeforce Records in 2002.

Other Information

  • Origin: North Carolina, United States
  • Genres: Progressive metal, Death metal, Metalcore
  • Years active: 2000-present
  • Labels: Lifeforce Records, Victory Records
  • Associated acts: Oh, Sleeper, Glass Casket, Fear Before, Orbs, Giles, Prayer for Cleansing, Plant Vochestra
  • Website:
  • Members:
  1. Tommy Rogers – vocals, keyboards
  2. Paul Waggoner – guitars
  3. Dustie Waring – guitars
  4. Dan Briggs – bass
  5. Blake Richardson – drums, percussion


  • Between the Buried and Me (2002)
  • The Silent Circus (2003)
  • Alaska (2005)
  • The Anatomy Of (2006)
  • Colors (2007)
  • Colors Live (2008) – Live, DVD
  • The Great Misdirect (2009)



    ~ by molco on May 22, 2009.

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