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Periphery Continues Track Breakdown Of New Album

Periphery recently released the new album "Periphery II," and guitarist Misha Mansoor has been posting a series of breakdowns for each track. You can read the previous explanation of "Have A Blast" here, and Misha had this to say about the song "Ji:"

"I have owned 8 strings for a while now, but I have found it hard to write with them for 2 reasons. One, it's pretty hard to escape the Nothing era Meshuggah sound, because that is what that range is offering you, and those notes are so low that you can't move around too much, or it all gets lost. Two, I just couldn't figure out a tuning that was inspiring and that would also work well given that anything below an F# is really pushing what you can hear on the bass if you want to maintain the octave relationship of the guitar and bass.

"Funny enough, it was tuning my 8 string to standard that opened up a world for me given that most of the time I'm in dropped tuning. The first few riffs of this song just came out of nowhere while i was watching TV and jamming, and the chorus was a rather strange progression but it worked in an Extolish kind of way. Thinking back, I remember thinking that Spencer was going to have to do something interesting over that chorus because it just didn't sound like it was going to end up being very melodic, at least not in a traditional sense. In actuality, he ended up writing one of my favorite choruses of the album over that section, and it ended up being surprisingly catchy.

"Following that section, I wanted to try something a bit different, I wanted something where the bass would be carrying the rhythm and melody, and the 3 guitars could focus on pretty clean layers and outlining chords that fit the mood I wanted, and ended up with a rather interesting progression. After demoing the song, I told Mark I wanted that section to repeat, but with a rhythm line that kinda just went off, almost like a 'rhythm solo,' and boy did he go to town on that!

"That whole middle section only got better with Spencer's vocal ideas, and I think that is personally one of my favorite moments on the new album, and it covers some ground that Periphery hadn't previously explored. I also think that writing this song opened up a lot of ideas on how an 8 string can be effectively used in a way that a downtuned 6 or 7 string cannot, and I am extremely happy with how this song came out. On a lot of days, it is my personal favorite from this album." More...

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Periphery Explains "Have A Blast" Track

After previously explaining the song "Muramasa," Periphery has now posted the track "Have a Blast" online along with the following breakdown of the song:

"This song was something that I had been sitting on for a while before even demoing it. I had been jamming on the riffs for a while, but sometimes I get worried when I track something for the first time because if the ideas don't inspire enough other riffs/ideas, then the song usually ends up being an incomplete demo that kinda just sits there for a while. I was going for something playful and fun with the riffs i wrote, and it seemed to be developing a very 'video-gamey' sound which I am a fan of, so I ran with that kind of feel for the riffs. I was really happy with the 2 or so minutes that I demoed, but I had no idea where the song should go next, and as a result the song sat there for a little while.

"When we were writing/demoing songs to rework for the album, this one came up, and I invited Jake and Mark to come over to help me work on it and complete it. Mark wrote some riffs which really jumpstarted the song back to life, and we spent some time on the arrangement making sure it would be just right. Thanks to Jan at our management, we managed to get the legendary Guthrie Govan to agree to a guest solo, and the section near the end of the song seemed perfect for his style. When I heard his solo for the first time over the song, I was so giddy, I couldn't wipe the smile off of my face!

"All in all, this track ended up being one of my personal favorites from the album, and we decided that with it's quirky violin intro, it could be a really different way to officially start off the album, because we considered Muramasa to really be more of an intro to ramp things up rather than the first actual song." More...

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Periphery Streaming "Muramasa" Online

Periphery has posted the song "Muramasa" online, which comes off the band's new album "Periphery II" and can be heard in the player below. Periphery's Misha Mansoor also commented on the track:

"This song is the first part of the 'Trilogy' on the album (Muramasa, Ragnarok, Masamune) and shares music, lyrics and themes with the other two songs.

"It was originally demoed a few years back and it was supposed to be a live intro that we were going to play when opening up with Zyglrox which is in a pretty specific tuning (AGCFAD) so this song is also in that tuning. That idea fell through, and the song was forgotten about.

"When we were putting the 'Trilogy' together, we were listening to old demos that we hadn't heard in a while and this popped up. Listening to it then, it hit us all that this song absolutely had to open the album, and that we had something very special and a little different from our usual fare." More...

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Periphery Posts New Music Video

Periphery has released a new music video for "Make Total Destroy," which is taken from the new album "Periphery II." You can check out the clip below, and the band also commented:

"Ladies and gentlemen, our new music video for 'MAKE TOTAL DESTROY' is up streaming on Metal Hammer UK - go give it a gander and share it around! Special thanks to the evil genius Wes Richardson and Justin Reich for making such a sick video!"

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Periphery Streams New Track "Scarlet"

Periphery is streaming the new song "Scarlet." The track appears on the new album, "Periphery II," which is set for release on July 3, 2012 through Sumerian Records. Samples from the entire release can be heard at Amazon.com.

Periphery is scheduled to perform on the Summer Slaughter starting July 20, 2012. For more information, head over to this location.

The track listing for "Periphery II" is as follows:

1. Muramasa
2. Have a Blast - Guthrie Govan guest solo
3. Facepalm Mute
4. Ji
5. Scarlet
6. Luck as a Constant
7. Ragnarok
8. The Gods Must Be Crazy!
9. Make Total Destroy (streaming over at this location)
10. Erised (Feat. John Petrucci Guest Solo)
11. Epoch
12. Froggin' Bullfish
13. Mile Zero (Feat. Wes Hauch Guest Solo)
14. Masamune

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Between The Buried And Me Adds U.K. Tour Dates

Between the Buried and Me will return to Europe in October 2012 in support of the band's new, yet untitled longplayer. Support comes from Periphery and The Safety Fire. U.K. dates have been added to the tour and Periphery is now officially confirmed for the show in Antwerp.

Comments BTBAM bassist Dan Briggs: "I'm excited Europe wants to have us again! On this tour we'll celebrate the release of our new album, so you'll be some of the first to hear new songs…if we can actually play them by then!"

01/10/12 – UK – Reading – Sub 89
02/10/12 – UK – Wolverhampton – Slade Rooms
03/10/12 – UK – Glasgow – The Garage
04/10/12 – UK – Newcastle – 02 Academy 2
05/10/12 – UK – Manchester – Club Academy
06/10/12 – UK – Leeds – Cockpit
07/10/12 – UK – Bristol – 02 Academy
08/10/12 – UK – Southampton – The Broo
10/10/12 – BE – Antwerp – Trix
11/10/12 – NL – Amsterdam – Melkweg
12/10/12 – DE – Köln – Luxor
13/10/12 – DE – Münster – Sputnikhalle
14/10/12 – DK – Copenhagen – Vega
16/10/12 – SE – Stockholm – Debaser Slussen
17/10/12 – SE – Gothenburg – Sticky Fingers
18/10/12 – DE – Hamburg - Logo
19/10/12 – DE – Berlin – Lido
20/10/12 – CZ – Prague – Rock Café
22/10/12 – SK – Bratislava – Randall Club
23/10/12 – HU – Budapest – Dürer Kert
24/10/12 – AT – Wien – Szene
25/10/12 – DE – München - Backstage
27/10/12 – IT – Novara – Rock´n´Roll Arena
28/10/12 – CH – Zürich – Dynamo
29/10/12 – DE – Stuttgart – Universum
30/10/12 – DE – Frankfurt – Batschkapp
31/10/12 – FR – Paris – La Maroquinerie
02/11/12 – UK – London – Shepherds Bush Empire

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Bands Talk Best/Worst Stage Moves

Everybody has stage moves, but does that mean they are good? As part of Metal Injection's ongoing "Ask The Artist" series, the question of best and worst stage moves was posted to members of Dragonforce, Black Dahlia Murder, All Shall Perish, Fit For An Autopsy, Obey The Brave, The Acacia Strain, Skeletonwitch, Last Chance To Reason, The Contortionist, Holy Grail, Periphery, iwrestledabearonce, Hung, Overkill, God Forbid and Unearth.

Check out the clip of metal bands talking the best and worst on-stage moves at this location or in the player available below. More...

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Periphery Streaming Samples From New Album

Periphery, which is headed out on the Summer Slaughter tour next month, is set to release new album "Periphery II" this coming July 3rd. Samples from each song off the release are now available for streaming online through Amazon.com.

The track listing is as follow:

1. Muramasa
2. Have a Blast - Guthrie Govan guest solo
3. Facepalm Mute
4. Ji
5. Scarlet
6. Luck as a Constant
7. Ragnarok
8. The Gods Must Be Crazy!
9. Make Total Destroy
10. Erised (Feat. John Petrucci Guest Solo)
11. Epoch
12. Froggin' Bullfish
13. Mile Zero (Feat. Wes Hauch Guest Solo)
14. Masamune

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Periphery Streams New Track "Make Total Destroy"

Periphery is streaming the new song "Make Total Destroy." The track appears on the new album, "Periphery II," which is set for release on July 3, 2012 through Sumerian Records. Pre-orders are available at this location. A trailer was previously posted over here.

Periphery will also be headed out on the Summer Slaughter starting July 20, 2012. For more information, head over to this location.

The track listing for "Periphery II" is as follows:

1. Muramasa
2. Have a Blast - Guthrie Govan guest solo
3. Facepalm Mute
4. Ji
5. Scarlet
6. Luck as a Constant
7. Ragnarok
8. The Gods Must Be Crazy!
9. Make Total Destroy
10. Erised (Feat. John Petrucci Guest Solo)
11. Epoch
12. Froggin' Bullfish
13. Mile Zero (Feat. Wes Hauch Guest Solo)
14. Masamune

Check out "Make Total Destroy" here: More...

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Periphery Posts New Album Trailer

Periphery's new album, "Periphery II," is set for a July 3rd release. A promo video for the impending release has now been posted online and can be viewed below. Pre-orders are available at this location.

Misha Mansoor (guitars) states: "We are very happy to announce the full track listing (see below) and show you guys the artwork for our sophomore release. We put so much hard work and time into this album and we thank all of you for your continued support and patience. The album clocks in at sixty-nine minutes exactly and has tons of brand new material, so I assure you it is well worth the wait. Make sure to keep on the lookout for the first track which we will be releasing in the coming weeks."

Periphery will also be headed out on the Summer Slaughter tour this July, with more details available here.

1) Muramasa
2) Have a Blast - Guthrie Govan guest solo
3) Facepalm Mute
4) Ji
5) Scarlet
6) Luck as a Constant
7) Ragnarok
8) The Gods Must Be Crazy!
9) MAKE TOTAL DESTROY
10) Erised - John Petrucci guest solo
11) Epoch
12) Froggin' Bullfish
13) Mile Zero - Wes Hauch guest solo
14) Masamune More...

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Summer Slaughter Tour Trailer Posted Online

The 6th annual Summer Slaughter Tour, presented by Indie Merch Store, Peavey, Ibanez and SoundCheck Hollywood, is now officially slated to run from July 20th through August 25th. Check out the tour poster here.

It features such heavyweights as Cannibal Corpse, Between The Buried and Me, The Faceless, Periphery, Veil of Maya, Job For A Cowboy, Goatwhore, Exhumed, and Cerebral Bore, with special guests TBA in each city such as The Contortionist, Rings of Saturn, Fallujah and more.

A teaser for the tour has been posted online, which can be viewed below. Dates and venues on the run are also available after the jump. More...

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Mayhem Festival Cruise Details Revealed

From the creators of the country’s largest touring heavy music festival experience and presented in conjunction with Hal Roseman of Rose Tours comes the first annual Mayhem Festival Cruise, taking place aboard the Carnival Imagination.

The maiden voyage sets sail on Friday, December 7th, 2012 from the Port of Miami, FL and travels to the Bahamas, returning to the mainland on Monday, December 10th. Tickets go on sale Thursday, May 3rd at 12pm EST with payment plans available. Get them before they’re “lost at sea” by heading over to this location.

Hosted by Jose Mangin of Sirius XM Liquid Metal, fans will experience a blistering 90-minute set from each one of these killer heavy metal bands: Lamb of God, Machine Head, Anthrax, Hatebreed, Suicide Silence, and Kingdom of Sorrow - as well as additional showcase sets from Century Media, Metal Blade Records, Roadrunner Records and Sumerian Records artists including Gojira, Periphery, Born of Osiris, Battlecross, Otherwise, Girl on Fire, Anti Mortem, and Gypsyhawk. Mayhem veterans JDevil (Jonathan Davis of Korn) and DJ Starscream (Sid of Slipknot) will also perform full DJ sets each night. More...

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Summer Slaughter 2012 Lineup Revealed

The 6th annual Summer Slaughter Tour, presented by Indie Merch Store, Peavey, Ibanez and SoundCheck Hollywood, is now officially slated to run from July 20th through August 25th. Check out the tour poster here.

It features such heavyweights as Cannibal Corpse, Between The Buried and Me, The Faceless, Periphery, Veil of Maya, Job For A Cowboy, Goatwhore, Exhumed, and Cerebral Bore, with special guests TBA in each city such as The Contortionist, Rings of Saturn, Fallujah and more.

Ash Avildsen (Summer Slaughter Founder) states: "Without a doubt, this is the biggest year in the history of the tour. We are honored to have such an incredible, diverse group of musicians all on the same bill. It's brutal, classic, progressive, fresh and still the most extreme tour of the year. Drink lots of water before you show up and get ready to rage!"

General admission tickets go on sale Friday April 27th. Be sure to visit Facebook for all up-to-date news and ticketing information. Dates are as follows: More...

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Emmure Added To NEMH Festival Lineup

Victory recording artists Emmure will join the already-stacked lineup of the 14th Annual New England Metal and Hardcore Festival on Sunday, April 22nd.

"We couldn't be more excited and grateful to be a part of this year's NEMHF," said vocalist Frankie Palmeri. "Some of my favorite bands are playing and I think this is the best line up it's had in years."

Emmure will join a lineup of more than 75 bands, from Billboard-charting artists and festival veterans to new acts and future stars of the genre, as the 14th Annual New England Metal and Hardcore Festival takes over the Palladium in Worcester, Mass., the weekend of April 20th through April 22nd.

A camera crew will be on hand this year to document the show for an upcoming film focusing on the history of the festival, behind the scenes footage and the development of the show. The documentary will be produced by Manny Santiago from Crimson Media and sponsored by Shook Clothing. More...

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Between The Buried And Me Announces Tour Dates

Metal innovators Between The Buried And Me will return to Europe in October 2012 in support of their new album, the details of which are forthcoming. Support comes from Periphery and The Safety Fire.

The Rave Live will be rebroadcasting the Between The Buried And Me concert from April 25th, 2011 to celebrate the one year anniversary of the band's CD "The Parallax:Hypersleep Dialogues." The concert was recorded at The Rave in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

The webcast is scheduled for Thursday, April 12th at 9pm ET / 8pm CT / 6pm PT and will be available for free to all fans at this location. The band's upcoming tour dates are as follows:

10/10/12 – BE – Antwerp – Trix*
11/10/12 – NL – Amsterdam – Melkweg
12/10/12 – DE – Köln – Luxor
13/10/12 – DE – Münster – Sputnikhalle
14/10/12 – DK – Copenhagen – Vega
16/10/12 – SE – Stockholm – Debaser Slussen
17/10/12 – SE – Gothenburg – Sticky Fingers
18/10/12 – DE – Hamburg - Logo
19/10/12 – DE – Berlin – Lido
20/10/12 – CZ – Prague – Rock Café
22/10/12 – SK – Bratislava – Randall Club
23/10/12 – HU – Budapest – Dürer Kert
24/10/12 – AT – Wien – Szene
25/10/12 – DE – München - Backstage
27/10/12 – IT – Novara – Rock´n´Roll Arena
28/10/12 – CH – Zürich – Dynamo
29/10/12 – DE – Stuttgart – Universum
30/10/12 – DE – Frankfurt – Batschkapp
31/10/12 – FR – Paris – La Maroquinerie
*no Periphery

Comments BTBAM bassist Dan Briggs: "I'm excited Europe wants to have us again! On this tour we'll celebrate the release of our new album, so you'll be some of the first to hear new songs…if we can actually play them by then!"

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Heavy MTL Fest 2012 Lineup Announced

The organizers of the Heavy MTL festival have now announced the lineup for the 2012 edition, which will take place on August 11th and 12th in Montreal. Further details on the festival are available here, and the currently announced lineup is as follows:

Saturday August 11th

SYSTEM OF A DOWN
FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH
KILLSWITCH ENGAGE
CANNIBAL CORPSE
BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME
JOB FOR A COWBOY
KATAKLYSM
PERIPHERY
THE FACELESS
VEIL OF MAYA
GOATWHORE
FLESHGOD APOCALYPSE
ROSE FUNERAL
ORIGIN
EXHUMED More...

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N.E. Metal And Hardcore Festival Announces Line Up

The New England Metal And Hardcore Festival 14 has announced the line-up for all three days of the event, which will occur from April 20-22nd at the Worcester Palladium. This is the longest running festival in the U.S., and the acts scheduled for each of the days follow below. More acts are being confirmed for this 14th annual festival as we speak. For ticket information head over to the festival's website.

FRIDAY, APRIL 20th:

The Black Dahlia Murder
The Acacia Strain
Oceano
All Shall Perish
Nile
Skeletonwitch
Lionheart
Fleshgod Apocalypse
First Blood
Molotov Solution
The Contortionist
Reign Supreme
Conducting From The Grave
Fit For An Autopsy
Incendiary
Palehorse
Hour Of Penance
Legion and Relentless More...

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Obey The Brave To Play NEMHF 2012

Canadian metal/hardcore band Obey The Brave will make its U.S. debut at the 14th Annual New England Metal and Hardcore Festival on Friday, April 20th.

The new band features former members of Century Media recording artists Despised Icon and Mediaskare's Blind Witness.

"Some of my favorite touring memories took place at the Palladium," said vocalist Alex Erian. "So stoked to be back and can't wait to play Obey The Braves' first US show ever at the NEMHF. Shit's about to get real, fellas."

Obey The Brave is managed by Good Fight Entertainment and is now working on its debut album for a label to be announced.

The 14th Annual New England Metal and Hardcore Festival will take place Friday, April 20 through Sunday, April 22 at the Palladium in Worcester, Mass. More...

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Periphery Comments On Re-Recorded Track

Periphery has released a new re-recording of the track “Passenger” now exclusively on iTunes at this location.

Mark Holcomb (guitars) states: “Hey everyone, I hope you guys dig the re-recording of 'Passenger.' We wanted to include a bonus song specifically for the reissue of the self-titled record, and since I had just joined the band at the time we were deciding which song to include.

"Basically, it made a ton of sense to go ahead and re-record this one and release it as a Periphery song. Stylistically it always made a ton of sense to do so, and since the song was originally written by myself, Misha and Spencer, it always kind of felt like a Periphery song anyways! So enjoy it.

"And remember, this isn't a track from the new album session - it's only for the re-release of the self-titled record. Get pumped for the new stuff!! Much love.

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Unearth To Play New England Metal Festival

Massachusetts' own Unearth, which recently posted a music video online for the song "Watch it Burn," will join the all-star lineup already announced for the 14th Annual New England Metal and Hardcore Festival on Saturday, April 21st.

"It's been five years since we've taken the stage at the New England Metal and Hardcore Festival and we couldn't be happier to make our return this April 21," said singer Trevor Phipps. "This fest gave us a shot as an up and coming band over a decade ago and was one of the springboards for our career in heavy music. This year's lineup looks to be an amazing one and we are looking forward to hitting that stage." More...

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