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It's Grammy Award nomination time again, which is always an odd experience for metal fans. There's only one actual metal category - Best Metal Performance - and no category for actual metal albums to win.
Best Rock Album occasionally has heavy metal releases, but usually only of the most well known bands that aren't representative of the best metal had to offer in any given year.
In a move that literally left the audience scratching their heads, earlier this year Ghost took home the Best Metal Performance for the 2016 Grammy Awards.
Today the nominees are announced for the upcoming 59th annual 2017 Grammy Awards. These songs are now in the running for Best Metal Performance:
- "Shock Me" by Baroness
- "Silvera" by Gojira
- "Rotting In Vain" by Korn
- "Dystopia" by Megadeth
- "The Price Is Wrong" by Periphery
Alright, it's prediction time: who do you think is going to win the 2017 Grammy Best Metal Performance?
Gojira's "Magma" album also managed to land in the Best Rock Album category alongside the likes of Blink-192, Weezer, and Panic! At The Disco.
First coffee, and now Doom, is there anything Periphery doesn't have its fingers in? Periphery's Matt Halpern joined composer Mick Gordon on stage to perform selections from the Doom 2016 video game soundtrack at this year's Game Awards - check out footage of the insane event below!
Periphery, which released fifth album "Periphery III: Select Difficulty" in July (reviewed here), have partnered with DC-based Vigilante Coffee Company for a special limited edition coffee, dubbed “Flatline.”
“Being the coffee junkies that we are, the band and I jumped at the opportunity to develop and release our own branded coffee with Vigilante, who kept us over-caffeinated for the Periphery III recoding sessions,” explains guitar player Mark Holcomb.
He goes on to say, “When we saw what Vigilante founder Chris Vigilante was doing and tasted the coffee they were brewing, we were floored; it was easily the best coffee I had tried in my years of living in D.C., and the band made it our go-to coffee spot. This past winter, Chris invited us into the shop for a lengthy tasting where we sampled over a dozen coffees and picked what would become 'Flatline' coffee. Aside from being excited to release such a great coffee, we’re also proud to say that a portion of the proceeds from sales of this coffee are going directly to Ecuador’s earthquake emergency relief for the 7.8 magnitude earthquake that struck Ecuador in April 2016. “
Bags of “Flatline” coffee are available now via Periphery’s webstore. The coffee is described as featuring chocolate notes and a lasting mouthfeel. As it cools, its creaminess is almost chewy, with delicate earthy and toasty notes. More...
Ex-Chelsea Grin/Born Of Osiris guitarist Jason Richardson premieres a new mujsic video for "Retrograde", taken from his solo album "I", which is in stores now. The Word Alive drummer Luke Holland guests on the track, as does Periphery vocalist Spencer Sotelo.
Here is "Retrograde", featuring Spencer Sotelo and Luke Holland.
Nail The Mix, the online classroom for audio mixing, has announced Periphery bassist Adam 'Nolly' Getgood will join the community next month and offer an inside look at how he mixed the band's track "Prayer Position," taken from latest studio release, "Select Difficulty" (reviewed here).
Getgood will accompany Nail The Mix founders Joey Sturgis, Eyal Levi and Joel Wanasek for the monthly live mix, a mix competition with prizes courtesy of Aphex, QNA chat, and more. Starting today, all Nail The Mix subscribers will have access to real multi-tracks from Periphery's actual mix session from "Select Difficulty." For more information, and to enroll in Nail The Mix today, head over to this location.
"It's a really awesome opportunity to be involved with Nail The Mix - I wish I'd had a learning resource like this a few years ago!" stated Adam Getgood. "We're going to be mixing 'Prayer Position' together from the ground up, and I'll be showing every trick and process I use to get the Periphery sound. It's going to be fun!" More...
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.