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Latest Periphery News

Below is our complete Periphery news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

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Coal Chamber & Down To Headline Dirt Fest

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...

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Carolina Rebellion Performance Times Revealed

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)

Jägermeister Stage

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...

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Periphery Does A Bad Thing

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...

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Periphery Posts "Alpha" Video

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.”

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Rocklahoma 2015 Lineup Announced

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.”

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Periphery Posts Entire New Album "Alpha"

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.

Full album can be streamed here (courtesy of loudwire).

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Nothing More Joining Periphery On Tour

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...

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Periphery Streaming "Graveless"

Periphery has teamed up with MetalSucks.net to premiere the new track "Graveless" online, which can be heard below.

The track comes off the band's new double-album "Juggernaut." Pre-orders are available over at this location. The albums will drop on January 27th, with the track listing is as follows:

"Juggernaut: Alpha"

1. A Black Minute
2. MK Ultra
3. Heavy Heart
4. The Event
5. The Scourge
6. Alpha
7. 22 Faces
8. Rainbow Gravity
9. Four Lights
10. Psychosphere

"Juggernaut: Omega"

1. Reprise
2. The Bad Thing
3. Priestess
4. Graveless
5. Hell Below
6. Omega
7. Stranger Things More...

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Periphery Posts New "Juggernaut" Webisode

Periphery's double album "Juggernaut: Alpha" and "Juggernaut: Omega" is due out on January 27th via Century Media Records.

Today the band releases the fourth in a series of webisodes showcasing the album's creation, which can be seen below. If you missed it, check out the previous third webisode over at this location. The new album's track listing will be:

"Juggernaut: Alpha"

1. A Black Minute
2. MK Ultra
3. Heavy Heart
4. The Event
5. The Scourge
6. Alpha
7. 22 Faces
8. Rainbow Gravity
9. Four Lights
10. Psychosphere

"Juggernaut: Omega"

1. Reprise
2. The Bad Thing
3. Priestess
4. Graveless
5. Hell Below
6. Omega
7. Stranger Things More...

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Periphery Posts 3rd "Juggernaut" Webisode

Part 3 of Periphery's "Juggernaut" webisodes is now available on YouTube. Watch the video below to hear guitarist Mark Holcomb's thoughts on the upcoming double record including some scenes to chuckle about at the end.

"Juggernaut: Alpha" and "Juggernaut: Omega" is due out through Sumerian Records on January 27th, 2015.

Periphery has posted also a new track from the upcoming double album "Juggernaut: Alpha" earlier this week called "22 Faces". Check it out below.

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Periphery Streaming New Track "22 Faces"

Periphery is streaming another new track from the upcoming double album "Juggernaut: Alpha" and "Juggernaut: Omega," which is due out on January 27th via Century Media Records.

The track listing for the release is:

"Juggernaut: Alpha":

1. A Black Minute
2. MK Ultra
3. Heavy Heart
4. The Event
5. The Scourge (streaming here)
6. Alpha
7. 22 Faces
8. Rainbow Gravity
9. Four Lights
10. Psychosphere More...

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Periphery Posts New Webisode

Part 2 of Periphery's "Juggernaut" webisodes is now available on YouTube. Watch the video below to hear guitarist Jake Bowen's thoughts on the upcoming double record.

"Juggernaut: Alpha" and "Juggernaut: Omega" is due out through Sumerian Records on January 27th, 2015. The previously posted first webisode is also available at this location.

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Periphery Posts New Song "The Bad Thing"

Periphery plans to release a double album January 2015 called "Juggernaut: Alpha" and "Juggernaut: Omega". A first track of "Juggernaut: Alpha" titled "The Scourge" was released a few weeks ago. Today the band offers a first taste of "Juggernaut: Omega" as the band released the new clip for the track "The Bad Thing".

You can now check out "The Bad Thing" below.

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Periphery Posts Clip For Juggernaut Alpha/Omega

Progressive metal band Periphery will release dual albums, "Juggernaut: Alpha" and "Juggernaut: Omega", in North America on January 27, 2015 via Sumerian Records and one day earlier internationally through Century Media Records.

The band posted "Webisode #1 - Interview with Matt Halpern - Juggernaut: Alpha/Omega" today.

Explains Periphery founder and guitarist Misha Mansoor: "This is new ground and it's exciting. It's a way to shake things up. Everyone contributed to everything, even if it wasn't his instrument. It wasn’t about confrontation. Everyone was focused on creating a really cool album."

You can now stream the interview below.


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Periphery Posts New Song

Progressive metal band Periphery will release dual albums, "Juggernaut: Alpha" and "Juggernaut: Omega", in North America on January 27, 2015 via Sumerian Records and one day earlier internationally through Century Media Records.

States Periphery drummer Matt Halpern: "Given the nature and complexity of the "Juggernaut" story, we've actually done something different and exciting in regards to the release. "Juggernaut" is a story that is told through our music, and we want our audience to fully digest the whole experience. Because the album is very detailed and dense in terms of character development, peaks and valleys, climaxes and resolutions we've divided the story and music in 2, in the form of 2 separate albums. "Juggernaut: Alpha", the 1st part of the story, focuses on the back story and character development, while "Juggernaut: Omega", focuses on some pretty serious and gut-wrenching events, taking you for a thrill ride along the main character's complex journey."

Periphery founder and guitarist Misha Mansoor adds: "This is new ground and it's exciting. It's a way to shake things up. Everyone contributed to everything, even if it wasn't his instrument. It wasn’t about confrontation. Everyone was focused on creating a really cool album."

You can now stream the song "The Scourge", taken from "Juggernaut: Alpha" below.

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Periphery Releasing Two Albums

Periphery will release "Juggernaut: Alpha" and "Juggernaut: Omega" this coming January 27th, 2015 via Sumerian Records. The track listings will be as follows:

"Juggernaut: Alpha"
1. A Black Minute (4:16)
2. MK Ultra (2:50)
3. Heavy Heart (4:22)
4. The Event (1:45)
5. The Scourge (5:36)
6. Alpha (5:31)
7. 22 Faces (3:52)
8. Rainbow Gravity (4:39)
9. Four Lights (2:18)
10. Psychosphere (6:16)

"Juggernaut: Omega"
1. Reprise (1:25)
2. The Bad Thing (5:54)
3. Priestess (5:04)
4. Graveless (3:56)
5. Hell Below (3:43)
6. Omega (11:44)
7. Stranger Things (7:35) More...

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Wovenwar To Tour With Periphery

Wovenwar will be embarking on a North American tour in January of 2015. The band will be supporting Periphery, along with Nothing More, and Thank You Scientist.

The tour is scheduled to begin on January 10th, kicking off a five-week North American trek at Cat's Cradle in Carrboro, N.C. Wovenwar is also posting video updates from its current European tour with In Flames. Part 1 is available below, followed by a listing of upcoming tour dates.

Wovenwar's introductory, self-titled album (reviewed here) debuted at #36 on the Billboard Top 200 charts upon its release in 2014. More...

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Pit Stories: Friends Don't Let Friends Stage Dive

Gather around metal heads: it's Pit Story time again!

This week Dave Davidson from Revocation shares a tale of trying to get a fellow musician to stage dive, who wisely turns the offer down.

Undeterred, Dave decides to show the fans in the mosh pit how it's done, with some unfortunate consequences. He tells the story thusly:

We were playing Cleveland at Peabody’s on the Darkest Hour Legacy tour and I was drinking at the bar with Misha from Periphery. The subject of mosh pits and stage diving came up and he said that he had never stage dived before. I was pretty drunk at that point so I was kind of teasing him about not doing it and challenging him to stage dive. He wasn’t into it so I went up and stage dove during Darkest Hour’s set and came out unscathed.

I came back to the bar and Misha was still not having it so I went for round two to prove my point… but then things didn’t go quite as planned. I dove off the stage backwards but I kind of over shot my jump so instead of catching my whole body the crowd only caught my legs which flipped my body around so that my head came crashing to the concrete floor.

I stood up in a daze after basically “piledriving” myself in the middle of the pit and felt a wetness on the back of my head. I soon realized that wet feeling was actually blood and one of the dudes who worked at the club was nice enough to take me to the ER. 8 staples later I was sent on my way. Misha got the aftermath of the stage dive gone awry on video for your viewing pleasure.

Revocation's forthcoming fifth album "Deathless" will drop on October 14th via Metal Blade. Get a taste of the release by hearing "Madness Opus" here or check out the title track at this location. Check out the end result of Dave's mistimed stage leap in the player below: More...

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Devin Towsend Announces Tour With Periphery

Following the announcement of the new Devin Townsend Project album "Z²" and the subsequent lightning-fast sell out of London’s prestigious Royal Albert Hall venue for his show on the 13th of April next year, the band can now reveal an extensive run of European shows for 2015, which will include support from Periphery and Shining.

Devin had this to say: "Now that the recording and mixing for Z2 is finished, it’s time to gear up for touring again! There’s a bunch of events coming up, and one of them that I'm extremely proud to announce is a European headlining tour with support from the incredible Periphery and the insane Shining!

"That’s a heck of a line-up I think, each band is doing something unique from each other, yet are really well defined. It will be an opportunity for us to explore our back catalog as well as the Z2 albums, Sky Blue and Dark Matters (from the upcoming double album, Z2).

"One of the greatest things about doing this for as long as I have is that we get to do these sorts of awesome events. I can’t even begin to express how honored I am to share the stage with these incredible bands, and to have such overwhelming support from the audience lately. It’s honestly just an absolute pleasure to do this.

"So it is with great pride I invite you to the show! Hopefully we come near you, let’s do this!" More...

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Bleed The Dream Recruits Periphery Drummer

After a Spring announcement that the band would be returning with a new record this year - effectively ending an 8 year hiatus - Bleed the Dream officially confirms that Periphery drummer Matt Halpern will be joining to play drums on this new record.

Late drummer Scott Gottlieb, who passed away from Cancer on April 10th, 2005, will be there in spirit and is the main motivation of the reunion. The remaining band members had this to say:

“We have a really special surprise for fans. We are going to record a new album in tribute to Scott and have a special replacement planned to take his seat. We tried our best to find someone who played similar to Scott, as well as someone that’s playing was what Scott would have enjoyed. This album will be the darkest, most passionate, and heaviest to date, with a fall release and tours to follow.”

In honor of Scott, Bleed The Dream will donate a percentage of the profits from the new album to cancer research and to family members with loved ones currently fighting cancer. You can keep in touch with the band, check for tour dates and stay up to date with record release info at the Bleed The Dream Facebook profile.

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