Between The Buried And Me announce Colors II; stream first single “Fix The Error” feat. Mike Portnoy, Navene Koperweis, & Ken Schalk; announce “An evening with…” tour

Official press release:

Grammy Award nominated progressive metallers Between The Buried And Me have announced their highly anticipated new album, Colors II today. The album will be released on Friday, August 20th via Sumerian Records with pre-orders available now from

To celebrate the announcement, Between The Buried And Me have dropped the first single Fix The Error. The track premiered on SiriusXM’s Liquid Metal and features drum solos from an ironclad trifecta of Mike PortnoyNavene Koperweis, and Ken Schalk. Find Fix The Error on streaming platforms here.

Between The Buried and Me built their influential 2007 album, Colors, on an unwavering commitment to artistic integrity. They’ve only fortified that commitment on its 2021 sequel, Colors II [Sumerian Records]. The circumstances surrounding both records bear key similarities, yet the North Carolina quintet—Tommy Rogers [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]—once again stretch the boundaries of their signature sound and heavy music at large. Tommy explains:

“Especially with 2020, we really wanted to give it all we could and show the world we’re still here. 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.”

Paul recalls:

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.”

Between The Buried And Me will also be hitting the road later this summer for their An Evening With Between The Buried And Me Tour. In celebration of their 21 years as a band, Between The Buried And Me will play two special sets each evening, the first consisting of a career spanning set-list and the second, playing their album, The Great Misdirect in full. Tickets are available now from and VIP Package are available from Full dates listed below.

Colors II track listing:

  1. “Monochrome”
  2. “The Double Helix of Extinction”
  3. “Revolution In Limbo”
  4. “Fix The Error”
  5. “Never Seen/Future Shock”
  6. “Stare Into The Abyss”
  7. “Prehistory”
  8. “Bad Habits”
  9. “The Future Is Behind Us”
  10. “Turbulent”
  11. “Sfumato”
  12. “Human Is Hell (Another One With Love)”

8/03 Atlanta, GA – Masquerade
8/04 Richmond, VA – Canal Club
8/05 Philadelphia, PA – Tla
8/06 Washington, DC – Black Cat
8/08 Nyc, NY – Gramercy
8/09 Nyc, NY – Gramercy
8/10 Worcester, MA – Palladium
8/11 Hartford, CT – Webster Theater
8/13 Poughkeepsie, NY – The Chance
8/14 Rochester, NY – Anthology
8/15 Pittsburgh, PA – Mr. Smalls
8/16 Cleveland, OH – Beachland Ballroom
8/17 Detroit, MI – Magic Stick
8/19 St. Louis, MO – Old Rock House
8/20 Chicago, IL – House Of Blues
8/21 Minneapolis, MN – Lyric Theater
8/22 Lawrence, KS – Granada
8/23 Denver, CO – Summit
8/25 Salt Lake City, UT – The Complex
8/26 Boise, ID – Knitting Factory
8/28 Seattle, WA – El Corazon
8/29 Portland, OR – Bossanova Ballroom
8/31 Sacramento, CA – Ace Of Spades
9/01 Garden Grove, CA – Garden Grove Amp.
9/02 Los Angeles, CA – Teragram
9/03 Las Vegas, NV – Fremont Country Club
9/04 Phoenix, AZ – Crescent
9/06 Dallas, TX – Trees
9/07 San Antonio, TX – Rock Box
9/08 Houston, TX – Rise
9/10 Pensacola, FL – Vinyl
9/11 Tampa, FL – Orpheum
9/12 Fort Lauderdale, FL – The Culture Room
9/15 Nashville, TN – Marathon Music Works
9/16 Charlotte, NC – Underground
9/17 Charlotte, NC – Underground