Acclaimed progressive metal band Between the Buried and Me have announced a sequel to their influential 2007 album, Colors. The new LP, Colors II, will arrive on August 20th, and is being previewed with the single “Fix the Error”, featuring three guest drummers.

Between the Buried and Me’s Colors marked the North Carolina band’s fourth full-length studio effort, and was met with worldwide praise. After releasing five more albums since then, BTBAM are finally set to unleash its sequel 14 years later.

“Especially with 2020, we really wanted to give it all we could and show the world we’re still here,” explained BTBAM singer-keyboardist Tommy Rogers in a press release. “That’s part of the reason we named it Colors II. We were in a similar spot when we did the first Colors. Back then, we had just gotten done with Ozzfest. We were wondering, ‘Where do we belong in this music scene?’ We still struggle with that. At both of these moments in our career, we decided to just be ourselves and write the best album we can. We came out guns blazing, and I feel like it’s some of our most creative material in a long time.”


Singer-guitarist Paul Waggoner added, “Colors was very much our attempt at a do-or-die statement. We had to establish our identity and be who we really wanted to be in order to have a career. This time around, our industry was shutdown for a year. Once tours were cancelled due to the pandemic, we were like, ‘We’ve got to write a record, and it’s got to be good.’ We had to do something next level.”

Along with announcing Colors II, BTBAM have released the first single, “Fix the Error”, which features guest drum solos from Mike Portnoy (ex-Dream Theater, Winery Dogs), Navene Koperweis (Entheos, ex-Animals as Leaders, ex-Animosity), and Ken Schalk (ex-Candiria).

Between the Buried and Me will also hit the road this summer for a U.S. tour in which they’ll play two sets each night, one a career-spanning setlist and the other a complete performance of their 2009 album The Great Misdirect. The outing, dubbed “An Evening with Between the Buried and Me”, kicks off August 3rd in Atlanta and runs through a two-night stand September 16th and 17th in Charlotte, North Carolina.


Pre-order Colors II at BTBAM’s website or Amazon, and pick up tickets for the band’s summer tour via Ticketmaster. Check out the single “Fix the Error” below, followed by the album art, tracklist, and tour dates.

Colors II Artwork:

Between the Buried and Me Colors II

Colors II Tracklist:
01. Monochrome
02. The Double Helix of Extinction
03. Revolution in Limbo
04. Fix the Error
05. Never Seen/Future Shock
06. Stare Into the Abyss
07. Prehistory
08. Bad Habits
09. The Future Is Behind Us
10. Turbulent
11. Sfumato
12. Human Is Hell (Another One With Love)

Between the Buried and Me 2021 US Tour Dates:
08/03 – Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade
08/04 – Richmond, VA @ Canal Club
08/05 – Philadelphia, PA @ TLA
08/06 – Washington, DC @ Black Cat
08/08 – New York, NY @ Gramercy
08/09 – New York, NY @ Gramercy
08/10 – Worcester, MA @ Palladium
08/11 – Hartford, CT @ Webster Theater
08/13 – Poughkeepsie, NY @ The Chance
08/14 – Rochester, NY @ Anthology
08/15 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Mr. Smalls
08/16 – Cleveland, OH @ Beachland Ballroom
08/17 – Detroit, MI @ Magic Stick
08/19 – St. Louis, MO @ Old Rock House
08/20 – Chicago, IL @ House of Blues
08/21 – Minneapolis, MN @ Lyric Theater
08/22 – Lawrence, KS @ Granada
08/23 – Denver, CO @ Summit
08/25 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The Complex
08/26 – Boise, ID @ Knitting Factory
08/28 – Seattle, WA @ El Corazon
08/29 – Portland, OR @ Bossanova Ballroom
08/31 – Sacramento, CA @ Ace of Spades
09/01 – Garden Grove, CA @ Garden Grove Amp.
09/02 – Los Angeles, CA @ Teragram
09/03 – Las Vegas, NV @ Fremont Country Club
09/04 – Phoenix, AZ @ Crescent
09/06 – Dallas, TX @ Trees
09/07 – San Antonio, TX @ Rock Box
09/08 – Houston, TX @ Rise
09/10 – Pensacola, FL @ Vinyl
09/11 – Tampa, FL @ Orpheum
09/12 – Fort Lauderdale, FL @ The Culture Room
09/15 – Nashville, TN @ Marathon Music Works
09/16 – Charlotte, NC @ Underground
09/17 – Charlotte, NC @ Underground