Between the Buried and Me Interview

Interview with vocalist Tommy Rogers.

Which do you think got the better phase, the Colors CD or the DVD?

I think the cd did. I feel it was a big step for us and it really let everyone know that we are ready to take our music to the next level.

Going into The Great Misdirect, did the band want to branch off of Colors or go in a whole different direction?

Our main goal was to write the best record we could possibly write, and i think we did. We like each of our records to be stepping stones from one another and I feel its not a repreoduction of colors. Its a very dynamic dark heavy record, and i couldnt be happier with it.

Did you feel any pressure in following up Colors?

There is always a natural pressure, but you can't let it control how you write. We didn't ever think about colors during the writing process... it's a new record and thats all we focused on. That's how it will always be.

How was the recording process this time around for The Great Misdirect?

It was very similar to Colors. We recorded at the same studio with the same engineer/producer (Basement Studios, Jamie King). But this was the first record we've ever recorded where NOTHING went wrong at all. it was such a comfortable environment and everything ran very smoothly. We record right down the street from our practice space so that helped make things relaxing as well. Couldn't ask for a better recording experience.

Do you have any personal favorites off the album?

My favorite is Fossil Genera... i just feel it's a very unique song for us, and it really show how dynamic the record is.

How about the current tour, have any tour stories you'd like to share?

Hahaha... we are so bad with that! Honestly hardly anything ever happens. We do the same thing everyday, and focus on hanging out with the other bands and playing well. Other than robbing some banks we didn't really do much else. By the way, that would be a sweet story for a movie. A kick ass band that robs banks and gets away with it cause they are in a different city every night. You could also incorporate zombies in there as well... fuck vampires.

What are some of your more memorable concert moments?

My biggest moment would be Mexico City with Dream Theater. It was our first show with them and it was just us two playing in front of 10,000 people. i was so fucking nervous... hahahah... a great moment overall. The dvd shoot was amazing as welll... all of our family and loved ones watching us attempt to play as best as we can. Hahaha.

With The Great Misdirect being the last album under contract to Victory Records, does the band have any idea what the future holds in this aspect?

No clue yet. we are just focusing on touring and promoting this record. We'll worry about that when the time is right.

If there was one band you could tour with, past or present, who would it be and why?

Pantera.... the stories and visuals alone would make up for our bad "crazy tour moments" questions. That band changed my life... I would have loved to share the stage with them.

What is the most underrated Between The Buried And Me song?

Hmmmm...that's tough. I think there is one on every record... for Colors i would say 'Ants Of The Sky.' One of my favorite songs.

What do you hope to accomplish come 2010 as a band?

Tour EVERWHERE! Oh yeah, and sell a billion records. That would be cool. Hahaha.

Anything else you'd like to add?

I hate math. Thanks for the questions!! Stoked on this kick ass January tour!

Originally posted via KillerTours Website.

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