Between the Buried and Me's Dustie Waring and Paul Waggoner Break Down Their Sprawling, Multi-Part 'Automata'

Never let it be said that the members of North Carolina progressive metal outfit Between the Buried and Me aren’t fully committed to mathy complexity, even when they’re far away from the studio or the stage. To wit, when Guitar World catches up with guitarists Dustie Waring and Paul Waggoner, the latter proudly proclaims that he’s currently “at home, installing some weird thing on my garage door so I can open it using my phone.” Waggoner laughs. “We’re getting very techy over here!”

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Richard Bienstock

Rich is the co-author of the best-selling Nöthin' But a Good Time: The Uncensored History of the '80s Hard Rock Explosion. He is also a recording and performing musician, and a former editor of Guitar World magazine and executive editor of Guitar Aficionado magazine. He has authored several additional books, among them Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck, the companion to the documentary of the same name.