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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...
Dutch symphonic death metal act Epica announced its very own festival dubbed the "Epic Metal Fest." The lineup includes a headline performance by Epica along with Eluveitie, Fear Factory, Moonspell and Periphery, with more acts expected to be announced soon.
The event takes place on November 22, 2015 at Klokgebouw in the Netherlands. It will mark the final date in support of the current release "The Quantum Enigma" (see review here) as the band states:
"This will be our party of the year, the ultimate Dutch show we'll do before entering the studio to record the follow-up for 'The Quantum Enigma.' You really don't want to miss this!"
Tickets will go on sale Friday at 10am CET at this location.
Coal Chamber & Down will both return to Michigan to headline the Dirt Fest 2015 on August 7th - 8th.
Down will make Dirt Fest 2015 the band's exclusive Michigan performance of 2015, joined by Pop Evil, Kottonmouth Kings, & more on Saturday August 8th. Down will close the night performing new and classic cuts spanning its 20+ year career.
For the first time since its history, Dirt Fest 2015 has expanded its event to 2 full days of music performances with Coal Chamber headlining Friday, August 7th along with Mushroomhead, Fear Factory, King 810, & more. More...
A limited number of tickets for the Monster Energy Carolina Rebellion festival are still available for purchase at this location, with the fest set to take place from May 1st - May 3rd. The full lineup and performance times have also been announced and will be as follows:
Friday, May 1 — Friday Night Campground Party (for those with hotel and camping packages)
7:30 PM 21st Century Goliath
8:40 PM Failure Anthem
9:50 PM Brown Sabbath
Saturday, May 2 Doors open at 11am
Monster Energy Rebellion Stage
12:30 PM We Are Harlot
2:00 PM Of Mice & Men
4:00 PM Hollywood Undead
6:10 PM Papa Roach
7:40 PM Sammy Hagar & The Circle
9:50 PM Korn More...
Following the "Alpha" music video (available here), Periphery just launched a new clip for "The Bad Thing" as the band gears up for the second leg of a North American tour supporting the "Juggernaut" albums. Check out the video below, courtesy of Billboard.com.
Jeff Holcomb directed the clip, which features a montage of live footage from the DC-based prog-metal outfit’s early 2015 tour. Drummer Matt Halpern explained to Billboard, “We thought that a live performance for ‘The Bad Thing’ video was a great way to show the intensity of the song, and to show our direct expression of how it makes us feel on stage.”
Periphery released "Juggernaut: Alpha" and "Juggernaut: Omega" simultaneously in late January via Sumerian Records. More...
Periphery's dual albums "Juggernaut: Alpha" and "Juggernaut: Omega" arrive today via Suemrian Records and to mark the release, the band has released a video for title track, “Alpha."
Wes Richardson, who also collaborated with the band on the “Make Total Destroy” video, directed the clip. Check it out below.
The DC-based band began recording what would become "Juggernaut: Alpha" and "Juggernaut: Omega" in the early Summer of 2014, with the band’s own Adam “Nolly” Getgood serving as producer for the ambitious undertaking.
Once word of the dual, conceptual releases surfaced drummer Matt Halpern gave listeners insight into the themes behind the albums and the reason they are two distinct albums: “Juggernaut is a story that is told through our music, and we want our audience to fully digest the whole experience. Because Juggernaut is very detailed and dense in terms of character development, peaks and valleys, climaxes and resolutions we've divided the story and music in two, in the form of two separate albums.
"Juggernaut: Alpha, the first part of the story, focuses on the back story and character development, while part two/album two, Juggernaut: Omega, focuses on some pretty serious and gut-wrenching events, taking you for a thrill ride along the main character's complex journey. Although the albums are split in two physically, the story is only complete when the albums are digested consecutively, allowing the listener to recognize and hear the lyrical and musical overlapping themes, foreshadowing, and connected ideas.”
After a record-breaking 2014 with over 60,000 fans in attendance, Rocklahoma - presented by Bud Light - returns to “Catch the Fever” Festival Grounds in Pryor, OK for its ninth year on May 22nd, 23rd, and 24th with a lineup featuring top current rock artists and classic bands.
The three-day camping festival features music on three stages each day. In addition, the campground stage hosts performances during the Thursday night campground party and in the afternoon and late night hours on Friday, Saturday. and Sunday. The current band lineup for Rocklahoma 2015 is as follows:
Linkin Park, Tesla, Godsmack, Slayer, Volbeat, Breaking Benjamin, Papa Roach, Halestorm, Queensrÿche, Live, Anthrax, Ministry, The Pretty Reckless, Scott Weiland and the Wildabouts, Of Mice & Men, In This Moment, Apocalyptica, The Winery Dogs (featuring Billy Sheehan, Mike Portnoy & Richie Kotzen), Motionless In White, In Flames, Aranda, Nonpoint, We Are Harlot, Young Guns, You Me At Six, Periphery, Jake E. Lee’s Red Dragon Cartel, Starset, Shaman’s Harvest, Upon A Burning Body, Sabaton, Like A Storm, Crobot, Islander, Sons of Texas, Wayland, Gypsy Pistoleros, Nasty Habit, Lynam, Bai Bang, Black Tora, ASKA, Kingdragon, BabyJane, Chaotic Resemblance, Firstryke, Dead Metal Society, Ratchet Dolls, Diamond Lane, Mystery, Ragdoll, Mycah, Delta Rose, Loveblast, Ruff Justice, Warlock Texas, Mach22, Dellacoma, Station, Tempt, Project Terror, London's Dungeon, Ivy Stone, Lamp Shade Betty, We The Ghost, Well Hung Heart, NICNOS, Even the Dogs, SONS, A Course Of Action, DREK, and Lovebettie, and will be hosted by Eddie Trunk.
“We literally spend months and months piecing together the exact right mix of artists for Rocklahoma each year,” commented Joe Litvag, co-executive producer of the festival for AEG Live. “Linkin Park and Slayer happen to be two of the most requested artists by the fans of Rocklahoma to play, so to get them both at the same time is a major coup. But surrounding them with the exact right element of bands that span the spectrum of classic to current and metal to lighter rock, that’s the key. This year’s lineup has that perfect balance with a little something for everyone.”
In anticipation of their new double album - "Juggernaut: Alpha" and "Juggernaut: Omega" - Periphery is streaming the entire new album "Alpha".
Explains guitarist Misha Mansoor: "Part of the reason that we did do the separate albums, because it is a long haul, even as we were writing it and everything, we were like, 'Man, this is a lot of material'. I think it makes it a lot more digestible that we had 2 separate albums because that way, it is sort of treated that way. Movies and things that really have to set an ambience. A big part of it was that we wanted this to be really cinematic. We wanted there to be a definite vibe to certain parts and to the album in general. It was a dark cinematic vibe and I think a lot of our video game and movie influences probably came through on those."
Listen to Periphery’s new song "MK Ultra" and the full "Juggernaut: Alpha" album after the clip.
Nothing More has signed on as direct support for Periphery’s North American tour, having just wrapped up a stint on the road with Five Finger Death Punch, Volbeat and Hellyeah.
Periphery guitarist Misha Mansoor states, “I first saw Nothing More play in London after the Metalhammer Golden Gods awards and was instantly blown away by their performance. I am so happy that we have the opportunity to take out such a unique and original band on our headliner.”
Nothing More vocalist Jonny Hawkins adds, “We've been Periphery fans for a long time now - their recordings were a benchmark of quality when we were making our album and we are honored to be sharing the road with them!”
Catch Nothing More live on these dates: More...