Between The Buried And Me Announce New Rock Opera Album via Twitter

Between the Buried and Me announced a new album via Twitter. Known for their experimental approach, the band stated that their next release--to hit shelves in 2015--would be a "rock opera."

Their fans were quick to respond in an approving manner.

The North Carolina- native band is known for tinkering with different genres; "Prequel to the Sequel" has a polka-esque interlude while "Specular Reflection" has a soaring vocal melody reminiscent of Pink Floyd.

And, on "The Anatomy Of"-- a cover album-- the band proved that they have an aptitude for rock opera. "Bicycle Race" by Queen was among the songs covered on their 2006 release.

Other songs covered were: "Blackened" by Metallica, "The Day I Tried to Live" by Soundgarden, "Geek U.S.A" by Smashing Pumpkins, and "Three of a Perfect Pair" by King Crimson.

But, with guttural vocals and distorted guitars pervading their sound, the band's eclectic taste becomes most evident when it is seen that their name comes from a lyric in the Counting Crows song, "Ghost Train."

The band, however, has been busy with other endeavors; they will release "Future Sequence: Live at the Fidelitorium" on September 30.

A DVD where they perform their latest release, "The Parallax II: Future Sequence" live in studio, drummer Blake Richardson commented, " We've always been fans of DVDs where it's just the band, you don't have any other distractions."

With two releases on the horizon, the progressive metal band has excited their fan base.