LIVE: Between the Buried and Me

Progressive metalheads, eat your hearts out: Between the Buried and Me put on one of the heaviest shows of the year at Observatory North Park on July 22. Animals as Leaders opened.

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Between the Buried and Me brought the prog-metal boom to San Diego on July 22.
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The show at the Observatory North Park was packed full of the band's rabid fans.
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Animals as Leaders opened.
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Between the Buried and Me originally hail from Raleigh, North Carolina.
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The band has released seven studio albums, as well as an EP, a cover album and two live DVDs.
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Their latest album, "Coma Ecliptic," was released on July 10, 2015.
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The group actually owes their band name to the Counting Crows song "Ghost Train."
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The song's lyrics read, "Took the cannonball down to the ocean/Across the desert from the sea to shining sea/I rode a ladder that climbed across the nation/Fifty million feet of earth between the buried and me."
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Between the Buried and Me's general musical style has been stated by critics to be primarily a blend of progressive metal, death metal and metalcore.
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On the band's cover album, "The Anatomy Of," they pay tribute to many of their diverse influences.
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Covers include songs by Metallica, Mötley Crüe, Queen, King Crimson, Soundgarden, Faith No More, Pantera, Pink Floyd, Earth Crisis and the Smashing Pumpkins, among others.
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Animals as Leaders are an instrumental prog-metal band from Washington, D.C.
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The name Animals as Leaders was inspired by Daniel Quinn's 1992 novel "Ishmael," which addresses anthropocentrism.
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The band released an "Encore Edition" of their 2009 self-titled debut album this year.
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