Don’t hold your breath on a 10th anniversary edition of Between The Buried And Me’s Alaska

It is not news that Between The Buried And Me, among other artists, had issues with Victory Recordds. Which is why it is no surprise that you shouldn’t expect a 10th anniversary edition of the band’s 2005 release Alaska. The topic was addressed during a recent AMA session the band had on Reddit. A fan asked about the possibility of an anniversary release to which frontman Tommy Rogers responded:

“I doubt Victory records would let us know do anything like that… fun stuff”

That’s unfortunate but then again how often are these anniversary releases really amazing? It’s usually a fancy-looking version of the original cover art or new art, some live tracks or demos, or a bonus CD of tour footage from the era. If I don’t have the album already I opt for special/anniversary editions but I’d only repurchase if it had some really sweet limited content or something.

Anyway, fans also made sure to ask about new material, to which bassist Dan Briggs said:

“we’re writing a big gnarly conceptual work of music. reference “the wall”, “scenes from a memory”, “quadrophenia”.”

The bassist also provided some information on what his project Orbs has been up to:

“orbs 7″ with two new songs out in a month or so! the LP is finishing being mixed and will be out in 2015.”

Next week, on September 30th, the band will be releasing their live BluRay/DVD Future Sequence: Live At The Fidelitorium.