BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME’s Tommy Rogers: “We Are Very Grateful to Have the Freedom to Be Able To Write Songs That Aren’t Normal”

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One of progressive metal’s most ground-breaking and innovative artists is unquestionably BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME, a band which after 15 years as a band continues to push themselves to new dimensions with their song-writing. The newest accomplishment, adding to their vast catalog, is the conceptual, two-part, epic album, Automata, which now has Part II officially slated for a July 13th release through their new label Sumerian Records.

Talking about the album, founder and singer Tommy Rogers said:  “Holding our tongues for Automata II was challenging. We worked so hard on these songs and finally we get to release the other half of this material to the world! I think this is some of the best material we’ve ever released. It’s a result of everything we’ve been striving for up to this point. There are plenty of twists/turns and bizarre moments, but there is also a lot of beauty in the music and the story. Automata is now complete and our antagonist found his version of home and peace. We are all in this together.”

Sonic Perspectives‘ contributor, reviewer and interviewer Gonzalo Pozo took the opportunity to talk to Rogers to get a glimpse at how the inventive process behind the creation of the album as a whole came to form, and some other interesting topics including his guest singing duties with Ayreon and his upcoming solo album. Check out their conversation in the video below, or subscribe to our Podcast in several platforms to listen and be notified about new interviews and contents we publish on daily basis.


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