Written and Captured By | Jessica Gomez
Well-known progressive metal band Between the Buried and Me (BTBAM) announced early March that they would be performing 2012’s The Parallax II: Future Sequence in its entirety. This week, BTBAM brought this much-anticipated tour to the Studio at The Factory in Dallas. Die-hard lined up hours before doors opened in Texas’ scorching heat for a night to remember.
Before BTBAM took the stage, the audience was energized by two bands, Rivers of Nihil and Thank You Scientist.
Pennsylvania’s Rivers of Nihil got the night started with their progressive death metal sounds led by bassist and lead-vocalist Adam Biggs. Biggs and company shredded through their set while the crowd asked for more.
See more photos of River of Nihil HERE
Thank you Scientist followed with their own unique sound to the progressive rock scene, which included electric violin, saxophone, and trumpet. This variation of this seven-piece band gave this band many layers and kept the audience guessing throughout their set. Thank You Scientist kept the energy flowing as they commanded the stage with their funky notes and dynamic sounds that kept the crowd entertained. Safe to say, Thank You Scientist gained quite a few new fans after this Dallas show.
See more photos of Thank You Scientist HERE
As the fog began to fill the stage, the lights started to dim and the crowd started to scream. It was almost as if Between The Buried and Me just appeared on stage out of thin air. The started with the first song off the album, which is very slow and somber but then flowed into huge drum sounds and amazing guitar and bass riffs that had the crowd jumping and yelling. The building was going crazy. Lead singer, Tommy Giles Rogers Jr. commanded the crowd as he sang and moved about the stage throughout their nearly 75-minute set. The energy of the audience never wavered as Rogers and company kept the songs rolling. As always, this veteran band gave an incredible show and reminded Dallas what prog-metal is all about.
See more photos of Between The Buried and Me HERE
Photos By | Jessica Gomez