Los Angeles, CA (September 19, 2019) —Craft Recordings is pleased to announce a vinyl reissue of Between the Buried and Me’s critically-acclaimed fifth studio album, The Great Misdirect. Set for a November 22nd release date, this 10th anniversary edition has been newly remixed and remastered. The band, who are currently playing shows across Europe, are also excited to embark on an extensive, 31-date North American tour, kicking off November 7th in Los Angeles. In addition to the standard black double-LP release, a special edition color variant (disc one in translucent orange and disc two in opaque white) will be available exclusively via the official Between the Buried and Me store.

Reflecting on the album, front-man Tommy Rogers. says, “The Great Misdirect was, in my opinion, one of our greatest achievements up until this point. We really started to hone-in on our more experimental, adventurous sound and showed the world that we are very comfortable in our own musical skin. As a group, we came together in a new way and created a genuine album that holds up a decade later. Now, I’m very excited to have it re-mixed by Jamie King and hear how far we have all come. Hopefully, our fans will enjoy the new mix as we have.”

The Great Misdirect found the progressive metal group continuing their sonic journey, following the success of their ambitious 2007 album, Colors. Working with their longtime producer, Jamie King, the NC quintet recorded a six-song album that was wildly challenging, both technically and aurally. The Great Misdirect truly displayed the formidable musical abilities of Tommy Giles Rogers, Jr. (lead vocals, keyboards), Paul Waggoner (lead and rhythm guitar, backing and lead vocals), Dustie Waring (rhythm and lead guitar), Blake Richardson (drums), and Dan Briggs (bass, keyboards), as they blended speed metal, hardcore, jazz, and chamber pop. Despite the short track listing, The Great Misdirect’s playing time is almost an hour and includes the nine-minute single “Obfuscation,” as well as the band’s longest song to date, “Swim to the Moon,” which clocks in at nearly 18 minutes.

Released in October of 2009, The Great Misdirect debuted at No. 36 on the Billboard 200 (the band’s highest debut at the time on the album chart). Alternative Press praised that the LP was “Brilliantly performed,” while Loudwire included The Great Misdirect on their “15 Best Metal Albums of 2009” list. Metal Underground called The Great Misdirect “easily one of the best albums of the year,” declaring that “Between The Buried And Me are the new leaders of progressive metal.”

Often referred to as a “thinking man’s metal band,” Between the Buried and Me continue to push the boundaries of their musical and technical abilities, even as they near their 20th anniversary together. Formed in 2000, the band has released nine studio albums, including 2007’s watershed Colors, The Parallax II: Future Sequence (2012), as well as 2015’s Coma Ecliptic—which not only peaked at #12 on the Billboard Top 200 (a career-high for the band), but also garnered widespread acclaim from Noisey, Revolver, Alternative Press, and The Guardian, who welcomed the album with a rare perfect score. The group has launched countless sold-out headline tours and support runs with the likes of Mastodon, Dream Theater, and Coheed and Cambria. Most recently, Between the Buried and Me released a two-part studio album, Automata I and Automata II in 2018, and have spent much of the last two years on tour. Currently playing dates across Europe, the band will tour North America in November and December.

Click here to pre-order The Great Misdirect 2-LP now.


Side A:

1. Mirrors (3.38)

2. Obfuscation (9:15)

Side B:

1. Disease, Injury, Madness (11:13)

Side C:

1. Fossil Genera (A Feed From Cloud Mountains) (12:11)

2. Desert of Song (5.34)

Side D:

1. Swim To The Moon (17.54)


November 7: Los Angeles, CA: The Wiltern

November 8: Ventura, CA: The Majestic Ventura

November 9: San Francisco, CA: The Fillmore

November 11: Portland, OR: Crystal Ballroom

November 12: Vancouver , BC: Commodore Ballroom

November 13: Seattle, WA: Showbox SoDo

November 15: Salt Lake City, UT: The Depot

November 16: Denver, CO: Fillmore Auditorium

November 17: Kansas City, MO: The Truman

November 19: Minneapolis, MN: Varsity Theater

November 20: Milwaukee, WI: Turner Hall Ballroom

November 21: Columbus, OH: The Athenaeum Theatre

November 22: Detroit, MI: The Fillmore Detroit

November 23: Chicago, IL: House of Blues

November 24: Toronto, ON: Phoenix Concert Theatre

November 26: Montreal, QC: Corona Theatre

November 27: Worcester, MA: Palladium

November 29: Sayreville, NJ: Starland Ballroom

November 30: Brooklyn, NY: Brooklyn Steel

December 1: Philadelphia, PA: The Fillmore Philadelphia

December 3: Washington, DC: Fillmore Silver Spring

December 4: Raleigh, NC: The Ritz

December 5: Asheville, NC: The Orange Peel

December 6: Nashville, TN: Marathon Music Works

December 7: Atlanta, GA: Buckhead Theatre

December 8: Orlando, FL: The Beacham

December 10: Houston, TX: House of Blues

December 11: Dallas, TX: House of Blues

December 13: Phoenix, AZ: The Van Buren

December 14: San Diego, CA: The Observatory North Park

December 15: Anaheim, CA: House of Blues

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