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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.
BANDHAPPY, the brand new and first live online and in-person music education service, has announced the launch of registration abilities as of 11am ET today (Thursday, January 5th, 2012). Lessons will begin on Monday, January 9th as students are activated into the system. The site has received thousands of requests from students seeking lessons so far, so be patient as BANDHAPPY is approving students on a rolling basis.
Teachers are still able to apply and can continue to apply at any time. Rules for application are currently on the BANDHAPPY teacher registration page. Hundreds of teachers have already signed on and are ready to teach. Teachers that have already signed on include Tosin Abasi (Animals as Leaders), Rich Redmond (Jason Aldean Band), Gil Sharone (Stolen Babies), Jeff Loomis (Nevermore), Ben Weinman (Dillinger Escape Plan), Mike Mowery (Outerloop MGMT), Chris Adler (Lamb of God), Willie Adler (Lamb of God), AJ Minette (The Human Abstract), Evan Brewer (The Faceless), Paul Waggoner (Between the Buried and Me), Rody Walker (Protest the Hero), Peter Wichers (Soilwork), Louis Cato (Marcus Miller Band), Spencer Sotelo (Periphery), and more.
There are two new tutorial videos available now on YouTube, one for teachers and one for students. The videos assist in walking new students and teachers through the registration process, as well as other important individual points like setting up a lesson, creating your profile, etc. You can view the teacher and student tutorials below. New features will be announced soon.
BandHappy Student Tutorial:
BandHappy Student Tutorial:
Founded by Periphery drummer Matt Halpern, BANDHAPPY will reshape how music teachers and students connect in a first-of-its-kind music community. BANDHAPPY will offer either in-person lessons or online lessons anywhere on the planet via a custom-built, in-house video chat system.
BANDHAPPY offers access to one-on-one lessons – in person or online -- with the teacher of your choice, chosen from an impressive roster of professionals in every possible genre. BANDHAPPY is not specifically focused on just instrument lessons either; lessons will also include all areas of music business and production, as well. Anyone can apply to teach or take lessons with BANDHAPPY.
Musicians can use BANDHAPPY for instant access to a readily available pool of potential students, so they can teach whatever they want, whenever they want, wherever they want. BANDHAPPY makes it easy for musicians to manage their teaching schedules effortlessly, while still doing what they love to do and earn income even when they’re out on the road. The touring musicians who created BANDHAPPY have made the entire process hassle-free for both students and teachers. Everything from scheduling to payment is handled seamlessly in one place on the site.
Periphery has released yet another brief video clip online showcasing the band's time working on new material. Check out the most recent footage in the player below, or head over here to watch the last studio clip.
Periphery has released more footage from the band's time in the recording studio, which can be viewed below. In typical nonsensical Periphery fashion, the band commented on the clip:
"In this video we demonstrate how to fluff a nut! Enjoy each other often! With happiness to all - Spock"
You can also check out the band's last studio video blog posted online by heading over to this location.
Continuing the trend of posting bizarre and nonsensical studio updates, Periphery is at it again with another totally random studio clip. Check out the band's latest release from its time recording new material below.
Periphery has checked in from the studio with another brief recording video update. Check out the latest bass recording video in the player below. You can also find the band's last studio video update by navigating your browser over to this location.
Periphery has posted another new studio update online from the band's time working on new material, which can be viewed below. Periphery also commented on the clip:
"Really sorry guys, we know everyone absolutely LOVED the last few studio updates, but we ran out of heroin today so we decided to do some lame shitty serious stuff.
"In other news, if anyone knows where we can score some sweet hezza, feel free to hit us up! Watch in HD or your knees will pay the price."
You can also check out Periphery's last studio update posted online by heading over to this location.
Periphery has checked in from the studio with a bizarre new video clip simply titled "We Finished the Album!" Check out the wackiness below, and for bonus weirdness, head over to the video's YouTube page and read through the random Final Fantasy 7 fan fiction in the video description.
Further details on Periphery's upcoming release will be announced as they are made available. In the mean time, you can check out more on Periphery by heading over to the band's Facebook profile.
Periphery is currently holed up in the studio recording a new album, and the band has now checked in with a new video update showing off the drum recording process. Check out the clip below, or find Periphery's last studio video blog clicking here.
Periphery is currently in the process of working on a new album, and the band has now checked in with a brief studio video update, which can be viewed below. Periphery also commented, "Working on guitars and bass tones at the moment, really happy with how things are shaping up so far!" For more details on Periphery, head over to the band's Facebook profile.
Periphery, which recently split with the band's bassist, is gearing up to record a sophomore full-length release.
The group will enter the studio today to begin tracking the aforementioned new effort and will be visually documenting the entire process to give everyone an inside look into the recording process. Be sure to stay tuned to the Periphery Facebook profile over the coming weeks for new studio webisodes and frequent updates.
Jake Bowen (guitars) states: “We've got a ton of new songs ready that we can't wait for you guys to hear. We'll spend the winter in the studio with Taylor Larson (our good friend Nolly Getgood is co-producing with Misha Mansoor). We've decided to go a new direction with our music and we're calling this new genre DjentSlam! JUST KIDDING! Get stoked!”
Periphery has issued the following announcement about parting ways with bassist Tom Murphy:
"We have some sad news to announce, unfortunately Tom Murphy has decided to leave the band. We're very saddened by this but wish him the best of luck in his future endeavors. Fortunately this will not effect our upcoming touring plans as Nolly from will be filling in on bass and Mark Holcomb will take up his position as full-time guitarist."
Tom also commented:
"I'm sorry to announce that as of today I will no longer be playing bass for Periphery. I have had so many unforgettable experiences and have met so many wonderful people while playing with the band and just want to say thank you to all the fans for making that possible.
"I am leaving to pursue something new. If you are interested following up with me, feel free to add my personal page at this location."
If you've ever wondered what happens before a show starts, Misha Mansoor, founding guitarist of Periphery, has teamed up with Metal Injection to walk you through the backstage area of NY stop of the Frak The Gods Tour.
The tour also featured Stray The Path (subbing for The Human Abstract), Textures, The Contortionist, and local openers The Binary Code. You can check out the video clip below.
As was previously announced, Periphery will be touring as direct support to the legendary Dream Theater throughout Europe from January 23rd through February 26th. Today the band members announced that they will play two headlining shows amidst those dates. Brussels, Belgium, and Prague, Czech Republic, have been added to the band's schedule.
Following the "Frak The Gods" North American tour, the group has now officially announce its newest member Mark Holcomb (he had a project with Misha Mansoor called Haunted Shores and filled in on the "Frak The Gods" tour) on guitars.
Misha Mansoor states: "We are happy to announce that Mark Holcomb (Haunted Shores) will be joining the Periphery ranks as a full time guitarist! He toured with with us our headlining run of Australia, our Frak The Gods US headliner and our 2 shows opening for Dream Theater, and we feel that we have found a perfect fit for us both live and in the studio. We are extremely excited to have him on board, and cant wait to show you all the cool new music we have been working on together! Since we made arrangements for the tour before Mark was inducted, our good friend Nolly (Red Seas Fire) will be filling in on the European tour opening for Dream Theater. However that will be the last tour we do with a fill-in guitarist, as Mark will join on full time after that!"
Thomas Murphy (bass) adds: "The most important thing about a band is the chemistry between its members. We've all known Mark for years and are very proud to announce him as our newest member. Not only is he an amazing writer and guitarist, but also an amazing person. We can't wait to see what the future holds for the band now that he has joined."
Mark Holcomb further comments: "I couldn't be more excited as not only have these guys been great friends of mine for a long time, but I consider every last one of them musical siblings in a sense. Each of us brings something different to the table and I can't wait to see what we can accomplish."
Periphery has the following upcoming tour dates: More...
Fan-filmed footage has been posted online of Periphery on Toronto stop of the "Frak the Gods" tour. You can check out the clip of the show at The Annex Wreck Room in the player below.
Periphery guitarist Misha Mansoor has posted the following statement online, in response to the news that the band will be opening for Dream Theater on its upcoming tour.
"To say that the chance For Periphery to open for Dream Theater is a dream come true would be a gross understatement. Dream Theater has been one of my favorite bands for about as long as I can remember. I started taking guitar seriously and bought my first 7 string because of John Petrucci. If it weren’t for Dream Theater, Periphery simply would not exist. I can’t express in words just how excited we are for the opportunity to share the stage with them."
American progressive metal legends Dream Theater have announced that they will be embarking on a headlining tour in January of next year, in support of their forthcoming new album, "An Unexpected Turn Of Events," which will be released through Roadrunner Records on September 13th. Backing the group on the tour will be Periphery.
The tour dates are as follows: More...
Not new, but it's never too late to get free music: Like Hails and Horns on Facebook to download their 27-song "Screams of Summer Comp 2011."
The "Screams of Summer Comp 2011" tracklisting is as follows:
1. SUICIDE SILENCE – “You Only Live Once”
2. ARCH ENEMY – “Yesterday Is Dead And Gone”
3. JUNGLE ROT – “Rise And Revolt”
4. RED FANG – “Wires”
5. ROTTEN SOUND – “Self”
6. ALL SHALL PERISH – “Divine Illusion”
7. WARBRINGER – “Living Weapon”
8. AFTER THE BURIAL – “Sleeper”
9. AMORPHIS – “You I Need”
10. BLACKGUARD – “Firefight”
11. PATHOLOGY – “Code Injection”
12. OBSCURA – “Euclidean Elements”
13. RINGS OF SATURN – “Seized And Devoured”
14. THE FRANCESCO ARTUSATO PROJECT – “Gardens Of Yama”
15. PERIPHERY – “Frak The Gods”
16. CYNIC – “Wheels Within Wheels”
17. FINNTROLL – “Solsagan”
18. WORLD UNDER BLOOD – “God Amongst The Waste”
19. LOCK UP – “Life Of Devastation”
20. EXHUMED – “Funereality”
21. TOXIC HOLOCAUST – “Judgment Awaits You”
22. BENIGHTED – “Let The Blood Spill Between My Broken Teeth”
23. SEPTIC FLESH – “The Vampire From Nazareth”
24. DECAPITATED – “Homo Sun”
25. GENERAL SURGERY – “The Succulent Aftermath Of A Subdural”
26. WATAIN – “Reaping Death”
27. HAMMERFALL – “One More Time”
The Rave will be streaming the "Frak The Gods" tour featuring Maryland's own Periphery on Friday September 30th, 2011. Joining the webcast will be The Human Abstract (LA), Textures (Netherlands) and The Contortionist (Indianapolis).
Periphery Guitarist Misha Mansoor states: "We are really excited to be announcing our very first North American headlining run. It is called the 'Frak The Gods' tour. We feel so lucky to be able to have our buddies in The Human Abstract as direct support to us. They will be followed by Textures, whom we all love dearly, and who will be coming to the U.S. for the first time ever! Last, but definitely not least, we have the wonderful dudes from The Contortionist rounding off this fun little package."
The webcast is scheduled for Friday, September 30, 2011 (7:15pm ET / 6:15pm CT / 4:15pm PT) and will be available on a live pay-per-view for $2.99 in advance, and $3.99 on the day of the show.
This concert will be streamed live from The Rave/Eagles Club in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and will be available for viewing at this location. Each webcast will be shot with up to six cameras.
Haunted Shores, which features members of Periphery, has posted a new song online titled "Immaterial." You can check out the track below. "Immaterial" also includes guest vocals by Elliot Coleman.
The band commented on its history and upcoming plans:
"Haunted Shores is a Washington DC-based studio project consisting of Mark Holcomb and Misha Mansoor (Periphery). The two collaborate and write the entirety of the project's music while enlisting a multitude of their favorite singers to round out the compositions. Vocal contributors thus far include Spencer Sotelo (Periphery), Elliot Coleman (Sky Eats Airplane), Dan Tompkins (TesseracT), Casey Sabol (ex-Periphery), Mike Semesky (Vestascension) and Greg Pope (Monuments). The duo released a split EP in April of 2010 and aim to have their full-length debut completed by summer of 2011."
Indianapolis, Indiana’s The Contortionist is kicking off a co-headlining run with the Slaughter Survivors Tour this Thursday in Hollywood, CA. The tour also features Conducting From The Grave, Scale The Summit, Rings Of Saturn, Volumes, and Structures.
The Contortionist also recently announced its inclusion in the upcoming Frak the Gods North American summer tour with Periphery, The Human Abstract, and Textures. Tour dates are now available, so see below for the complete listing.
The Slaughter Survivors tour dates with Conducting From The Grave:
7/21 Hollywood, CA @ Key Club
7/22 Tucson, AZ @ The Rock
7/23 Gallup, NM @ The Juggernaut
7/24 Lubbock, TX @ Jake's
7/25 Austin, TX @ Emo's
7/27 Orlando, FL @ Firestone
7/28 St Petersburg, FL @ State Theatre
7/29 Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade
7/30 Springfield, VA @ Jaxx
7/31 Trenton, NJ @ Backstage at Champs
8/03 Wilmington, DE @ Mojo 13
8/04 Amityville, NY @ Broadway Bar
8/05 Holyoke, MA @ Waterfront Tavern
8/06 Amsterdam, NY @ Elks Hall 101
8/07 Jermyn, PA @ Eleanor Rigby's
8/08 Covington, KY @ The MadHatter
8/10 Indianapolis, IN @ Emerson Theater
8/11 Steger, IL @ Another Hole In the Wall
8/12 St. Paul, MN @ Station 4
8/13 Des Moines, IA @ People's Court
8/14 Omaha, NE @ Sokol Underground
8/15 Denver, CO @ Marquis Theater
8/16 Salt Lake City, UT @ In The Venue
8/18 Anaheim, CA @ Chain Reaction
8/19 Sacramento, CA @ The Boardwalk
8/20 South Lake Tahoe, CA @ The Skatehouse More...