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Dustie Waring, Lead Guitarist Of Between The Buried And Me, Prepares For Filming Of New DVD With The Latest Gear From PRS Guitars
When progressive metal band Between the Buried and (BTBAM) announced their North American tour and plans for a new studio DVD, lead guitarist Dustie Waring called on PRS Guitars to support the events with their latest gear including the new PRS Archon amp, Dustie’s MD-made Custom “Floyd” 24-fret guitar, and MD-made P22 guitar.
The tour and DVD follow Between The Buried And Me's ambitious concept album, The Parallax II: Future Sequence, which was the North Carolina-based band's highest Billboard chart position (#22) since the band’s inception in the early 2000's. The album landed the #3 spot on Billboard's Hard Music Album chart, #8 on the trade magazine's Rock Album Chart, #5 on Billboard's Indie Label Album chart, and #10 on the Billboard Indie Retail Album chart.
BTBAM’s virtuosic metal guitarist, Waring, who jumps seamlessly from intricate clean lines to death metal growls to thick progressive guitar riffs relies on the new PRS Archon 100-watt amplifier to navigate the demanding catalog of music performed at each venue. Waring offers, “The Archon is a really exciting amp. Whether I need a nice bell like clean, rock crunch, or a super saturated metal tone, it can do it all. Not to mention that it’s as pretty as any PRS guitar!” When asked about his main guitar that features a Floyd Rose Tremolo, Waring responded, "My Custom 24 is the first PERFECT instrument I've ever picked up. It's been a long journey to find a guitar that is the perfect weight, sounds amazing, plays perfectly and looks even better. I feel very fortunate to have this luxury."
Announced BTBAM tour dates include:
03/10 Reno, NV The Knitting Factory
03/11 Oakland, CA Oakland Metro
03/12 Pomona, CA Glasshouse
03/14 Lubbock, TX Jake's Sports Café
03/15 San Antonio, TX White Rabbit
03/16 Grand Prairie, TX South By So What?! Festival
03/18 Sauget, IL Pop's
03/20 Ybor City, FL The Ritz Ybor
03/21 Ft. Lauderdale, FL Revolution
03/22 Athens, GA 40 Watt
03/23 Charlotte, NC Tremont Music Hall
The DVD project will begin filming directly following the tour. The concept behind this project is in contrast with the band's ambitious and impressive live stage productions - this will feature the band in a small studio, an intimate setting in which they will perform "The Parallax II: Future Sequence." Joining the band for this performance will be a small group of auxiliary musicians, including percussionists, saxophone, flute, and string quartet. BTBAM will record at the Fidelitorium just outside Winston-Salem, NC after the conclusion of their upcoming North American tour. Director Justin Reich will be behind the cameras for this project, and longtime BTBAM producer Jamie King will mix and master the audio. The release date is tentatively scheduled for the fall of 2014.
More information about Waring and the band Between The Buried And Me can be found at the following websites:
Waring can be seen demonstrating the his PRS guitar and the new PRS Archon in a video that features Dustie along with other PRS artists, Mark Tremonti (Alterbridge), Emil Werstler (Chimaira), and Zach Myers (Shinedown) at http://www.prsguitars.com/archon/
About PRS Guitars:
Paul Reed Smith Guitars is a leading manufacturer of high quality instruments in Stevensville, Maryland and has provided some of the world’s most renowned musicians with instruments since 1985. The PRS team of highly skilled craftspeople design and build a wide variety of musical instruments and gear for worldwide distribution, including electric, acoustic, and bass guitars as well as boutique-style guitar amplifiers. The PRS SE line of products complements the Maryland-made PRS line by offering highly approachable and more affordable electric and acoustic guitars and guitar amplifiers. Carlos Santana, Neal Schon, John McLaughlin, Linkin Park, Orianthi, Opeth, Zach Myers of Shinedown, Mark Tremonti of Creed and Alter Bridge, Ricky Skaggs, Cody Kilby, Martin Simpson, Tony McManus, Warren Haynes, and Derek Trucks are among the artists currently playing PRS instruments and/or amplifiers.