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I've never been to an open air music festival. Mostly since most music fests have only one or two artists who I like and try to jam as many different styles of music into one festival as possible to the point where they have no target audience anymore. Lollapalooza is perhaps the biggest offender in that regard to he point where it appeals to both everyone and nobody simultaneously. But thankfully Chicago finally got a metal festival of its own to compensate for a lot of the directionless festivals that the city is known for that have kept me at bay for so long.
Milwaukee Metalfest closed up around a decade ago so Chicago getting a heavy metal festival was (literally) music to my ears. The Rust Belt had nothing in the way of metal festivals and the only other big metal fests have been Rocklahoma, Maryland Deathfest, New England Metal and Hardcore Fest and 70,000 Tons of Metal. As somebody who doesn't live within driving distance from Oklahoma, Maryland, Massachusetts or Florida, I was incredibly excited for something to hit the Midwest as it was long overdue.
But the part that got me most excited was the potential for the future. Specifically a future where artists who only do festivals and mini-tours can finally hit a big outdoor stage and do so in my hometown. Think Anaal Nathrakh, Samael, Ihsahn, Pig Destroyer and Zardonic being able to not only play a real festival show in the Midwest but also be introduced to a whole new audience who would be coming for the far more mainstream headliner. At the very least, the fest could use some less obscure second stage openers and some more foreign bands who haven't come to America for years like Primordial, Vreid or Orphaned Land. But for a brand new festival, the lineup wasn't bad by any means, particularly when it came to headliners. It's a possible future outlet for all the cool stuff that I would never otherwise get to see in coming years which is what got me psyched more than anything else.
I waited in the mother of all lines upon arriving on Friday for a full 90 minutes. Everyone wanted to be in early to catch the opening band on the opening day of the inaugural festival. And the person in front of me was the evil doppelganger of a friend of mine from college. Same body. Same haircut. Same facial features. Same teeth. It was just completely uncanny, especially since one of them lives in west Iowa and the other in east Nebraska. More...
Periphery premieres a new song entitled "Absolomb", taken from the upcoming new album "Periphery III: Select Difficulty", which will be out in stores today, July 22nd, through Sumerian Records.
Check out now "Absolomb" below.
Periphery premieres a new song entitled "Remain Indoors", taken from the upcoming new album "Periphery III: Select Difficulty", which will be out in stores this Friday, July 22nd, through Sumerian Records.
Check out now "Remain Indoors" below.
Periphery premieres a new song entitled "Prayer Position", taken from the upcoming new album "Periphery III: Select Difficulty", which will be out in stores this Friday, July 22nd, through Sumerian Records.
Check out now "Prayer Position" below.
Periphery will release fifth album, "Periphery III: Select Difficulty," on July 22nd via Sumerian and today the band debuts a new track. Check out "The Way The News Goes..." below. The full track listing is:
1. The Price is Wrong
4. The Way The News Goes…
5. Remain Indoors
6. Habitual Line-Stepper
9. Catch Fire
10. Prayer Position
Periphery will release fifth album, "Periphery III: Select Difficulty," on July 22nd via Sumerian and today the band debuts a first video from the 11-song album, with an animated clip for “Marigold” available bbelow.
“’Marigold’ was written pretty early in the album writing sessions,” guitar player Mark Holcomb explains. “It had been a song that anchored the songwriting direction for P3. The technicality, sense of melody, orchestration and big choruses lend itself to what I feel most of this record is about.”
Wes Richardson directed the video. He had previously worked with the band on the video for “Alpha,” from the band’s 2015 Juggernaut releases.
“Working with Wes has become second nature for the band,” continues Holcomb. “This is his fourth video for us. Not only is he uniquely gifted but he also understands the visual aesthetic of Periphery, as well as having a sense of humor that runs parallel to ours.”
Ex-Chelsea Grin/Born Of Osiris guitarist Jason Richardson premieres a new song entitled "Fragments", taken from his upcoming new solo album "Omni", which will be out in stores July 29th, 2016.
Here is "Fragments", featuring Lukas Magyar of Veil of Maya, Mark Holcomb of Periphery, & Luke Holland of The Word Alive.
Periphery, who recently announced the release of fifth album, "Periphery III: Select Difficulty" (due out July 22nd on Sumerian Records), today shares the first music to be heard from the 11-song album. Check out “The Price is Wrong” below.
“It’s like handing somebody a grenade,” guitar player Jake Bowen says of the song, which serves as the album opener. “It’s so in-your-face and brutal for us. It was a great way to start.”
“Every one of our albums has a nice long intro, and we were like, ‘Let’s kick this off with a drum fill and a pissed-off riff,’” laughs guitar player Misha Mansoor. “It’s something we haven’t done. It was fun.”
The new album's track listing is as follows:
1. The Price is Wrong
4. The Way The News Goes…
5. Remain Indoors
6. Habitual Line-Stepper
9. Catch Fire
10. Prayer Position
11. Lune More...
Periphery returns this summer with a new album, "Periphery III: Select Difficulty" (due out July 22nd via Sumerian Records) and a U.S. tour, dubbed the Sonic Unrest tour, which launches on August 4th.
“'Periphery III: Select Difficulty' is finally complete and we’re extremely excited to show everyone,” said guitar player Jake Bowen. “For the past couple of years we’ve been refining our collaborative process as a band and we feel that it’s only getting better with the completion of this album. We spent two months writing songs that are not only representative of the Periphery sound but also reflect where all of us are as musicians, working together has helped us tread new ground musically and creatively. In support of Periphery III you’ll see us hit the road in the States this summer with SikTh, Chon, and Toothgrinder on the Sonic Unrest tour, it’s going to be a blast! See you on the road!”
Periphery’s own Adam “Nolly” Getgood oversaw production for the album as he did with the "Juggernaut" releases. Nolly will no longer be a touring member of Periphery, as he will be expanding his production work in his native UK. He remains an integral part, and a member, of Periphery. At this time no decision has been made about a touring bassist. More...
Haunted Shores, the blackened death and progressive metal project helmed by Periphery axeman Mark Holcomb and and Misha Mansoor, premieres a new bonus track entitled "Feed the Wolf", which will be made available as a Viscera bonus track on iTunes starting today, April 05 2016. Canadian vocalist, musician and songwriter Devin Townsend is lending his vocals to the track.
Check out now "Feed the Wolf" below.
Periphery has posted a second studio update-clip from the band's ongoing recording sessions for the upcoming new album, which will arrive later in the year.
States Misha Mansoor: "We are making a new album. This video will also tell you everything and leave you with no questions."
Check it out now below:
Calling all Rick And Morty fans! Periphery's Misha and Axel Mansoor covered the "Get Schwifty" track from the episode of the same name.
The brothers comment: "Just…two brothers…covering…a schwifty song. It’s going to be epic. But you don’t want to hear about that here."
Periphery, the DC-based technical metal band whose double album "Juggernaut: Alpha" and "Juggernaut: Omega" debuted at #15 and #16 on Billboard’s Top Albums’ chart, has also returned to the studio to record a fourth album. Stay tuned for more info.
Periphery, the DC-based technical metal band whose double album "Juggernaut: Alpha" and "Juggernaut: Omega" debuted at #15 and #16 on Billboard’s Top Albums’ chart, has returned to the studio to record a fourth album.
“I’m really stoked to be back writing and recording new material with the band,” said bass player/production wizard Adam “Nolly” Getgood. “It feels like everyone is really on the same wavelength. I can’t wait for people to hear the new songs – we’re exploring a lot of new territory for Periphery, I’m very excited to hear the results once the whole process is finished.”
The as-of-yet untitled album will arrive in early summer via Sumerian Records. Stay tuned for more info coming soon.
Periphery also recently announced the “Periphery Summer Jam,” a four-day immersive experience (July 25 to 29) featuring instrument and production clinics, songwriting tutorials and exclusive live performances set amidst the mountains off the Hudson Valley at the Full Moon Resort in Big Indian, New York.
“We’re going to give you an in-depth look at our songwriting process, what we do in the studio and on tour,” said guitar player Mark Holcomb. “We also just kind of wanted to hang out with our fans.”
Just For Fun
From First To Last - showcasing Periphery’s Spencer Sotelo on vocals - are out to ruin Christmas for you this year with the band's brand new holiday dedication "Santapocalypse". The track also includes a nice Disturbed and Slipknot parody.
Check out now "Santapocalypse" below.
Periphery premieres a new live video for the track "Psychosphere". The clip was shot by JP Kaukonen of Circle Of Contempt.
Check out now "Psychosphere" below.
Members of Metallica, Pantera, In Flames, Testament, AC/DC, Kiss, Slipknot, Mötley Crüe, Slash, Warbringer, Aborted, Periphery, Killswitch Engage, August Burns Red, Raising The Veil, Born Of Osiris, All Shall Perish, Carnifex, Textures and Anthrax etc. are among the musicians who have (so far) reacted with shock and pledges of solidarity for France following the killing of scores of people in attacks in Paris on Friday night. Some of their views can be seen below.
Our hearts are with Paris tonight. pic.twitter.com/ZRDD8BmhvM— Robert Trujillo (@RobertTrujillo) November 14, 2015
Haunted Shores - the new project spearheaded by Periphery's guitarists Mark Holcomb and Misha Mansoor - premieres its first brand new track "Norway Jose" taken from the upcoming EP "Viscera".
Check out now "Norway Jose" below.
CreativeLive Music & Audio has announced an upcoming "Studio Pass" recording workshop to be hosted by Periphery bassist/producer Adam "Nolly" Getgood and drummer Matt Halpern.
In this free class, set to stream live on August 26th and 27th from 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. PDT / 1:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. EDT, viewers will get an exclusive, behind-the-scenes look at exactly how Periphery self-produced the band's double album "Juggernaut."
Getgood and Halpern will track drums live in the studio, showcasing some of the techniques they used on "Juggernaut" - everything from tuning, mic selection, mic positioning and some of their own tricks for handling mic bleed and other common challenges.
They'll then walk through a complete mix using an actual session from "Juggernaut" and the drum tracks they just recorded. Head over to this location for more information and to enroll for the "Studio Pass: Periphery" livestream for free. More...
Periphery’s "JuggerDoc: The Making of Juggernaut," the 45-minute documentary that captures the making of the band’s dual albums "Juggernaut: Alpha and Omega," is available now via iTunes here.
The documentary had been previously only available as a bonus item with physical purchases of "Juggernaut: Omega."
Periphery released "Juggernaut: Alpha and Omega" simultaneously in late January via Sumerian Records, with the pair of releases landing at #22 and #25 on Billboard’s Top 200 (#15 and #16 on the Top Albums chart as well as #2 and #3 on Billboard’s Hard Rock Chart).
The band also recently announced a European tour for the fall with Veil of Maya opening. See Periphery live on these upcoming dates: More...
Periphery and Veil Of Maya just announced they will embark on an extensive tour of Europe and the UK together end of this year. Check out all confirmed dates below.
11/13 Bristol, UK – Marble Factory
11/14 Manchester, UK – Academy 2
11/15 Glasgow, UK – The Garage
11/16 Birmingham, UK – The Library
11/17 Norwich, UK – Waterfront
11/19 London, UK – Koko
11/20 Hasselt, BEL – Muziek-O-Droom
11/21 Köln, GER – Essigfabrik
11/22 Eindhoven, NET – Epic Fest (@ Klokgebauw)
11/23 Hamburg, GER – Markthalle
11/25 Gothenburg, SWE – Sticky Fingers
11/26 Oslo, NOR – John Dee
11/27 Stockholm, SWE – Debaser Strand
11/29 Helsinki, FIN – Tavastia
12/01 Copenhagen, DEN – Lille Vega
12/02 Berlin, GER – C-Club
12/03 Warsaw, POL – Proxima
12/04 Krakow, POL – Fabryka
12/05 Prague, CZE – Rock Café
12/06 Vienna, AUT – Szene
12/08 Münich, GER – Backstage Halle
12/09 Wiesbaden, GER – Schlachthof
12/10 Karlsruhe, GER – Substage
12/11 Aarau, SWI – Kiff
12/12 Romagnano Sesia, ITA – R’N’R Arena
12/14 Lyon, FRA – CCO
12/15 Barcelona, SPA – Razzmatazz 2
12/16 Madrid, SPA – Caracol
12/17 Bordeaux, FRA – Rock School Barbey
12/18 Paris, FRA – Divan Du Monde
Both bands will be performing some of their brand new tracks of their recently released albums. More...