Between The Buried And Me 2011 tour with support from Job For A Cowboy, The Ocean, and Cephalic Carnage on the The Hypersleep Dialogues Trek North American tour.

May 3rd, 2011 at the Ace of Spades in Sacramento, CA

Between The Buried and Me

About Between The Buried And Me

In 2000, the members Tommy Giles Rogers Jr., Paul Waggoner, and Nick Fletcher formed Between The Buried And Me (BTBAM). The group came together in Raleigh, NC after their previous metalcore bands, “From Here On” and “Prayer for Cleansing,” disbanded. Jason King later joined on bass. Additionally, the band’s name came from a line in the Counting Crows song “Ghost Train.”

Their first release was a demo with three songs. The three songs were later re-recorded for their 2002 self-titled album, and released through Lifeforce Records. “Aspirations” was the first video from the album. The video was slow to catch on but it caught the attention of Victory Records who re-released it in 2004.

After shifting from Victory Records to Metal Blade in 2011, BTBAM released their first extended play “The Parallax: Hypersleep Dialogues,” followed by the full-length album “The Parallax II: Future Sequence.” Moreover, the band released the album “Colors II” in August 2021, a sequel to 2007’s “Colors.” The band currently consists of Rogers (vocals, keyboards), Waggoner (guitar, backing vocals), Dustie Waring (guitar), Dan Briggs (bass, keyboards), and Blake Richardson (drums).

Job For A Cowboy
Cephalic Carnage

About Job For A Cowboy

In 2003, Jonny Davy, Ravi Bhadriraju, Andrew Arcurio, Chad Staples, and Andy Rysdam formed Job for a Cowboy, an American death metal band in Glendale, Arizona. At just 15 and 16 years old, they created a MySpace profile and posted songs, quickly gaining fans worldwide.

In 2004, Staples and Rysdam left and were replaced by Brent Riggs and Elliott Sellers. In addition, their EP Doom attracted the attention of Arizona’s King of the Monsters record label in 2015. The label then distributed the disc and helped the band win the award for Best Metal Band. Conversely, the band released their debut album Genesis In 2007, peaking at No. 54 on the US Billboard 200. Their second album, Ruination, released in 2009, sold 10,600 copies in its first week to debut at No. 42 on the Billboard 200. Jonny Davy is the only remaining founding member. In 2019, Jonny formed a new group, Serpent of Gnosis. Additionally, in 2020, Job for a Cowboy hinted at a reunion, with plans for new music slowed by COVID-19. In September 2020, Navene Koperweis was revealed as the session drummer on their upcoming album.

About Cephalic Carnage

In 1992, Cephalic Carnage formed in Denver, Colorado as an American death metal band. Lenzig Leal provides vocals, while Steve Goldberg, Brian Hopp, John Merryman, and Nick Schendzielos handle guitar, drums, and bass respectively. The band has released six studio albums and toured in North America, Europe, and Japan.

Cephalic Carnage combines deathgrind with progressive elements, experiments with other genres, and includes joke songs like parodies of black metal and metalcore. They describe themselves as “rocky mountain hydro grind.” In 2022, they toured with Cavalera Conspiracy and in 2023 performed at the Hell In The Harbor Festival.

Between The Buried And Me 2011 tour poster flyer
Between The Buried And Me 2011 tour

About The Venue

Ace of Spades, a music venue located in the bustling R Street Corridor of downtown Sacramento, opened its doors in 2011. It has played a crucial role in the growth of R Street as an entertainment district. Additionally, the venue offers a wide range of concerts alongside a vibrant collection of bars, restaurants, shops, and lofts.