btbam jens bogren

Any time Between the Buried and Me works on a new record, it immediately jumps to the top of the year’s most anticipated albums. Their track record speaks for itself; they’ve never released a bad album, and depending on who you ask, each record is better than the last.

This time around, the group are doubling down the hype of their new opus of a rock opera. Instead of taking up residence in Jamie King’s Basement Studio to record their eighth studio album, the band revisited The Fidelitorium (where they recorded their recent Future Sequence live release) for much of the tracking. It looks like that won’t be the only change the band are making for their new record, either; thanks to bassist Dan Briggs on Twitter, we now know that Jens Bogren (The Ocean, Opeth, Katatonia) will be handling mixing duties.

Biggs posted the above photo to his Twitter page with the caption, “It’s a good feeling to know we’re so close.” The placeholder album title “Jens Mix II” is pretty telling in itself, but Briggs confirmed the Swedish producer’s involvement by replying we ain’t fucking around to an inquiring fan. The band aren’t completely stepping out of their comfort zone, however. Judging by photos the band took from the experience, it appears that Jamie King (bottom center in the linked photo) has stayed on as the producer of the record, if not as an engineer.

In other good news, in response to impatient fans, Briggs tweeted, “we’ll play a new song in April, everyone be cool.” Good news for those of us attending their upcoming tour with The Atlas Moth! In case you missed it, check out the dates below.

4/5 Asheville, NC – The Orange Peel
4/6 Charleston, SC – Music Farm
4/8 Pensacola, FL – Vinyl Music Hall
4/9 New Orleans, LA – The Howlin Wolf
4/10 Austin, TX – Texas Independence Fest
4/11 Dallas, TX – Atomic Music Fest
4/13 Lawrence, KS – The Granada
4/14 St Louis, MO – The Ready Room
4/15 Indianapolis, IN – Old National Center
4/17 Worcester, MA – New England Metal Fest
4/18 Portland, ME – Port City Music Hall
4/19 Lancaster, PA – The Chameleon Club

See you folks in Asheville! More news as we get it.

– JR

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