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Periphery Splits With Guitarist

Periphery has checked in with the following announcement about parting ways with guitarist Alex Bois:

"Hey Guys! We have some sad news to share. Alex Bois and Periphery have decided to part ways. This is truly a sad day for Periphery, because Alex has been with us since the beginning, and he is like a brother to us. We're going to do everything we can to make the most out of this unfortunate situation, and soldier on like we always have in the past when faced with setbacks.

"In regards to all of our upcoming shows and tours, worry not! We will have special guest artists filling in for Alex, so our touring plans will not be changing whatsoever. Throughout all of this, we really appreciate your support and understanding.

"See you soon."

Periphery will be embarking on the "Frak the Gods" tour with The Human Abstract this coming September. Details on the run of shows are available at this location.

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"Frak The Gods" Tour Dates Announced

Periphery has issued the following update about the dates for the band's upcoming "Frak the Gods" tour, which features support from The Human Abstract:

"We're very excited to announce the dates for our very first headline tour in Northern America. And as the cherry on top, we'll be offering a VIP ticket package on this tour. The link to the ticketing page is here.

"Make sure to register and you'll then get access to more information and the pre-sale for the tickets. Please Note: If you do not see your market below don't worry, more shows will be added shortly. Please check back soon for pre-sale tickets and exclusive VIP Packages."

The currently announced dates are as follows:

9/2/11 - TBA - Richmond, VA
9/3/11 - The Brewery - Raleigh, NC
9/4/11 - The State Theater - St Petersburg, FL
9/5/11 - The Masquerade - Atlanta , GA
9/7/11 - Warehouse Live - Houston, TX
9/8/11 - Trees - Dallas, TX
9/9/11 - House Of Rock - Corpus Christi, TX
9/10/11 - White Rabbit - San Antonio, TX
9/11/11 - El Paso Convention Center - El Paso, TX
9/12/11 - Launchpad - Albuquerque, NM
9/14/11 - Martini Ranch - Scottsdale, AZ
9/15/11 - The Rock - Tucson, AZ
9/16/11 - Chain Reaction - Anaheim, CA
9/17/11 - Epicenter - San Diego, CA
9/18/11 - Key Club - West Hollywood, CA
9/20/11 - The New Parish - Oakland, CA
9/21/11 - Branx - Portland, OR
9/22/11 - Studio Seven - Seattle, WA
9/23/11 - The Venue - Boise, ID
9/24/11 - The Complex - Salt Lake City, UT
9/25/11 - The Marquis Theatre - Denver, CO
9/27/11 - Fubar - St Louis, MO
9/28/11 - The Bluestone - Columbus, OH
9/29/11 - MoJoe's - Joliet, IL
9/30/11 - Rave Bar - Milwaukee, WI
10/1/11 - MXTP - Grand Rapids, MI
10/2/11 - Wreck Room - Toronto, ON
10/3/11 - La Tulipe - Montreal, QC
10/5/11 - The Palladium - Worcester, MA
10/6/11 - Gramercy Theater - New York, NY
10/7/11 - First Unitarian Church - Philadelphia, PA
10/8/11 - TBA - Baltimore, MD

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Periphery Announces U.S. Tour

After years of touring as a supporting band, Periphery has finally attained headlining status. The group will embark on the "Frak The Gods" tour in September and has put together a stunning package. Head over to the Periphery Facebook page for additional information and VIP Ticketing info, which will be announced in the coming weeks.

Misha Mansoor (guitars) states: "Hey guys. 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 dates are still being worked out but the tour will be from early September to early October and it will also hit a few Canadian locations as well because we love you guys too. Needless to say, this is definitely a tour by musicians for musicians. With that said, all fans of progressive music, musician or not, will enjoy this tour greatly. We hope to see you guys at the shows."

The band also recently announced several Australian shows, with details available at this location.

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Periphery Announces Australian Shows

This July will see Periphery heading to Australia as part of the "The League of Extraordinary Djentlemen" tour and joining the bill will also be fellow metallers Tesseract. The currently announced dates are as follows:


You can also find a video clip of Periphery discussing the band's new "Icarus" EP by navigating over here. Periphery's cover of the Metallica track "One," which is part of the "Homefront" video game soundtrack, is available to be heard at this location.

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Periphery Posts Video Clip Discussing EP

Periphery has now released the band's new "Icarus" EP in stores everywhere. This offering features a brand new unreleased track, bonus tracks from previous album, as well as a series of remixes and video clips. A video clip of guitarists Misha Mansoor and Jake Bowen describing how the EP came together can be viewed below.

Bowen states: “We are very excited to unleash the new Icarus EP on the world. It's been a very busy year for us so far and we hope the EP will hold everyone over until we finish writing and recording our new record. In show news, we're excited to say that we've been given the great opportunity to play this year's Sonisphere Festival in the UK. Needless to say, we're very stoked to go back to the UK to play for fans old and new, and to share the stage with some of the world's greatest bands.

"We're also extremely grateful to have such strong support from all of our friends at Guitar World - make sure you check out the newest issue to see what gear we're using and read what they have to say about the 'Djent' movement. Matt Halpern, our drummer, will also be appearing and performing live on drumchannel.com with Terry Bozzio on April 29th at 4pm PST, so make sure to log on for that.

"It's crazy to see 2011 is moving so fast, but there is plenty more in store for PERIPHERY coming soon. Keep your eyes peeled and ears open! Talk soon.”

Halpern further comments: “I couldn't be more excited for this amazing opportunity to hang out and jam with one of the best drummers that has ever lived. I've followed drumchannel.com and Terry Bozzio for a long time now, and I'm humbled to be performing in the same studio as some of the greatest drummers who have ever lived. Terry, who will be hosting the broadcast, is one of the most well known, super creative and insanely well respected drummers in the world. I've sat down and traded licks with tons of amazing drummers over the years, but I gotta say, i'm REALLY looking forward to this one! Make sure you tune in to drumchannel.com, next Friday, April 29th at 4PM PST (7PM EST) for the free live performance.”

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Periphery Drops Out Of Fair To Midland Tour

Progressive metal act Periphery has posted the following statement online, announcing it has decided to cancel its remaining dates on the Fair To Midland North American tour.

"We are undergoing some very serious personal emergencies. The show at Jaxx in Springfield, VA tonight was the last one for us on the tour with Fair To Midland. We are really sorry for the inconvenience we are causing any of our fans, but also the bands that we have been on tour with for the past couple of weeks. Please don’t be upset, we really need your support! Thank you for understanding"

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Periphery Covers Metallica's "One"

Audio has been posted online featuring Periphery's cover of the classic Metallica track "One." The song is featured on the "THQ Homefront" soundtrack. You can check out the cover in the player below.

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THQ Offering Free Homefront Soundtrack

THQ is giving away 25,000 digital promotional copies of the exclusive soundtrack for the new video game Homefront on a first come / first served basis. Submit your email address here to receive an email confirmation with a link to download your copy.

The track listing is as follows:

War Ensemble - As I Lay Dying
Fight the Power - The Dillinger Escape Plan feat. Chuck D
Uprising - iwrestledabearonce
War Pigs - The Acacia Strain
One - Periphery
Fortunate Son - The Ghost Inside
For What It's Worth - Winds of Plague
Us and Them - Misery Signals
Masters of War - Arsonists Get All the Girls
War - Oceano
Sunday Bloody Sunday - Veil of Maya

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Periphery Comments On North American Tour

Maryland based six-piece Periphery is embarking on a North American tour alongside Fair To Midland and Scale The Summit.

Guitarist Alex Bois states: “This tour couldn't have come at a better time! We are fresh off of our first UK/EU tour and hungry to return to our home crowds. We've all been HUGE fans of both bands for a while now and it will be great to finally share the road/stage with them. I think our styles compliment each other in such a way that this tour will be educational, as it is exciting. Our new Icarus Lives EP will also be released on April 19th, so we're also stoked to be showcase some tracks from it.

“We just drove over 1,400 miles to Houston to start our tour with Fair to Midland and Scale the Summit. Unfortunately, FTM and STS had to pull-out of the first four dates in Texas due to an illness but fear not, we are still playing those venues on those dates as a headliner with a go-go-gadget extendo set-list for all to enjoy. Well, all except today in Houston where we decided to find our own venue (house of creeps) and do a completely free show! Yes, our show is cheaper than Walmart or Target.

“We'll meet up with our boys in FTM and STS on Tuesday in Arizona and begin bamboozling North America. Both of these bands are amazing and were stoked to see everyone's reactions to such a tasty line-up. See you all soon.”

The band's upcoming dates are as follows:

3/4 Dallas, TX @ Trees
3/5 Austin, TX @ Emo's Inside
3/6 Lubbock, TX @ Jake's Sports Cafe
PERIPHERY w/Fair To Midland, Scale The Summit
3/8 Mesa, AZ @ The Underground
3/9 Victorville, CA @ VVEC
3/11 West Hollywood, CA @ Whisky A Go-Go
3/12 Bakersfield, CA @ Jerry's Pizza
3/13 Sacramento, CA @ Aces of Spades
3/15 Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theatre
3/16 Seattle, WA @ Studio Seven
3/17 Spokane, WA @ The A Club
3/18 Boise, ID @ The Venue
3/20 Colorado Springs, CO @ Black Sheep
3/21 Denver, CO @ Marquis Theater
3/23 Cedar Falls, IA @ The Wheelhouse
3/24 St. Paul, MN @ Station 4
3/25 Flint, MI @ The Machine Shop
3/26 Madison, WI @ The Annex
3/28 Chicago, IL @ Bottom Lounge
3/29 Toronto, ON @ Mod Club
3/30 Pittsburgh, PA @ Smiling Moose
4/1 Hartford, CT @ The Webster Underground
4/2 Worcester, MA @ The Palladium
4/3 Philadelphia, PA @ The Barbary
4/6 New York, NY @ Santos Party House
4/7 Springfield, VA @ Jaxx
4/8 Knoxville, TN @ The Cider House
4/9 Asheville, NC @ The Orange Peel
4/10 Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
4/12 New Orleans, LA @ The Parish - House of Blues
4/13 Little Rock, AR @ Juanita's
4/14 Tulsa, OK @ The Marquee
4/15 Oklahoma City, OK @ The Conservatory

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Periphery Comments On Sonisphere Appearance

Periphery has issued the following announcement about performing at the upcoming 2011 Sonisphere festival:

"To say that we are pumped to play Sonisphere in the UK is an understatement. Not only do we get to come back and play for some of the best fans anywhere, but we get to do it at the UK's premier summer music festival!"

Additional details on the festival can be found at this location. Periphery is also set to release a new EP titled "Icarus Lives" on April 19th, 2011. Details on the release are available here.

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Eight More Bands Confirmed For Sonisphere UK

The organisers of the British leg of the Sonisphere festival has announced eight more bands for this year's event. Amongst the new confirmations are rap legends House Of Pain, Swedish metal outfit Arch Enemy and Fozzy, the band fronted by wrestling superstar Chris Jericho and featuring members of Stuck Mojo. Also newly confirmed for the bill are Youmeatsix, Sum 41, All Time Low, Periphery and Grinspoon. The festival will be held at Knebworth from July 8th-10th and features the following lineup:

Diamond Head
Biffy Clyro
All Time Low
Arch Enemy
House Of Pain
In Flames
Kids In Glass Houses
Limp Bizkit
One Minute Silence
Parkway Drive
Protest The Hero
Sum 41
Sisters Of Mercy

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Periphery Posts More Touring Footage Online

Behind the scenes touring footage has been posted online featuring Periphery, Tesseract and Monuments. The footage was captured during the "League Of Extraordinary Djentlemen" 2011 tour. You can view the second and third videos in the series below:

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Periphery Posts Rehearsal Footage Online

American progressive metal act Periphery has posted some new rehearsal footage online. The video features a performance of the track "The Walk." You can view the rehearsal below:

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Periphery And Tesseract Posts Tour Footage Online

Behind the scenes touring footage has been posted online featuring Periphery, Tesseract and Monuments. The footage was captured during the "League Of Extraordinary Djentlemen" 2011 tour. You can view the first video in the series below:

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More Metal Songs Available On Rock Band

When the day is finally over and the weekend has begun, there's nothing like a little head banging to get things started right. For all the button mashers out there, new metal tracks have been added to the Rock Band Network that are available to play this weekend. On the rock and metal side of the Xbox 360 edition comes new songs from Arkaea, Amberian Dawn, Firewind, Deadlock, Architects, Periphery, MyChildren MyBride, and Cephalic Carnage.

The complete list of newly added songs, including all the non-metal tracks, is as follows:

Raven Quinn - "Decadence"
Fiction Reform - "Whites In Their Eyes"<
Arkaea - "Years in the Darkness (2x Bass Pedal)"
Six-Stringed Flamberge - "Abrogator"
The Waking Hours - "New Revolution"
Mafia Track Suit - "Samiam"
Fake Problems - "5678"
Chaotrope - "XIV (2x Bass Pedal)"
Mystic Syntax - "Blasphemous"
Molehill - "On the Wall"
C&O - "Step on the Throat"
KickBend - "Goin' Home"
Daryle Stephen Ackerman - "One-Night-Stand Man"
Jeff Orr - "Hanging By a Thread"
Amberian Dawn - "Sons of Seven Stars"
Glitzy Glow - "Black and Sunny Day"
Poets of the Fall - "Lift"
Firewind - "The Fire and the Fury (2x Bass Pedal)"
The Pinstripes - "Come On In"
Deadlock - "The Brave / Agony Applause (2x Bass Pedal)"
Evile - "Metamorphosis"
Evile - "My Parasite"
Children of Nova - "The Order"
of Montreal - "An Eluardian Instance"
Architects - "Learn to Live"
Sleeping with Sirens - "If I'm James Dean, You're Audrey Hepburn"
MyChildren MyBride - "Lost Boys"
Slightly Stoopid - "Closer to the Sun"
Dark From Day One - "New Addiction"
Bright Midnight - "Hotel Saigon"
Bright Midnight - "Killers of the Worst Type"
Nova - "California"
Cephalic Carnage - "Abraxas of Filth"
Periphery - "Icarus Lives" More...

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Periphery Announces New EP Details

Periphery has announced the release of a new EP titled "Icarus Lives," which is set to drop on April 19th, 2011. Thomas Murphy (bass) states: “Hello to all of our fans out there. We wanted to let you in on some exciting news! We will be releasing our second effort in the form of The Icarus Lives EP later this spring. We like to think of it as a supplement to our first album. It will contain a version of 'Icarus Lives!' with newly recorded vocals and the fantastic music video by Ian McFarland and Mike Pecci of Killswitch Productions, alongside several remixes of the song by the band, winner of our Icarus remix contest (Pete Graves from the UK) and a special guest to be named at a later date. We have also included a tweaked version of our song 'Jetpacks Was Yes' and the brand new music video by Eric Haviv at FUGO studios.

“In addition, the songs 'Captain On' and 'Eureka' (available only through digital download until now) will be made available in physical format with newly re-recorded vocals. To sweeten the deal, we have added a new song, 'Frak the Gods,' to give our fans a taste of whats to come as we enter the studio later this year to record our second full length. As you can tell, we tried to make this EP worth your time and money. We have put a ton of time into these songs to deliver to you an exciting and polished product. Thank you for all the support and hopefully see you out on the road.”

The track listing is as follows:

1. New groove (instrumental)
2. Icarus lives
3. Icarus Lives - Fan/Contest Winner Remix
4. Icarus Lives - Zedd RemixIcarus Lives - Bulb Remix
5. Jetpacks was Yes v2.0
6. Captain on
7. Frak the gods
8. Eureka

Icarus Lives
Jetpacks Was Yes v2.0
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Periphery Posts New Music Video Online

"Jetpacks Was Yes," the new music video from American progressive metal act Periphery, has been posted online. The song is taken from the band's self-titled debut album and was produced by Eric Haviv, Richard Webb, and Brandon Morris of FUGO Studios. You can view the video below:

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Periphery Drummer Posts Jam Footage Online

Matt Halpern, drummer of American progressive metal act Periphery, has posted some new drum cam footage online. The footage features Halpern performing a technical improvised jam. Matt Halpern commented on the video by saying:

"So, this one is an improvised jam I did for fun. I'm just messing around and having fun with some random groove ideas here... I've been teaching on this make-shift Mapex kit with the single kick Mapex Falcon Pedal, and I really dig the sound contrast of the drums, and the wallet on the snare makes the attack dry.

"The cymbals are all Meinl Soundcaster Customs... The one on the right is a 20" crash, and the hi-hats are 14.

"Oh [yeah], and this video is for Brandon of Impending Doom!"

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Periphery And Scale The Summit Announces Tour

Progressive metal newcomers Periphery and Scale The Summit have revealed the dates for their forthcoming support tour opening for Fair To Midland. You can view the full list of dates, cities and venues below:

03/03 Houston, TX – Warehouse Live
03/04 Dallas, TX – Trees
03/05 Austin, TX – Emo’s
03/06 Lubbock, TX – Jake’s Sports Cafe
03/08 Mesa, AZ – The Underground
03/09 Victorville, CA – VVEC
03/11 West Hollywood, CA – Whisky A Go-Go
03/12 Bakersfield, CA – Jerry’s Pizza
03/13 Sacramento, CA – Ace Of Spades
03/15 Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theatre
03/16 Seattle, WA – Studio Seven
03/17 Spokane, WA – The A Club
03/18 Boise, ID – The Venue
03/20 Colorado Springs, CO – Black Sheep
03/21 Denver, CO – Marquis Theater
03/23 Cedar Falls, IA – The Wheelhouse
03/24 St. Paul, MN – Station 4
03/25 Flint, MI – The Machine Shop
03/26 Madison, WI – The Annex
03/28 Chicago, IL – Bottom Lounge
03/29 Toronto, ON – Mod Club
03/30 Pittsburgh, PA – Smiling Moose
04/01 Hartford, CT – The Webster Underground
04/02 Worcester, MA – The Palladium
04/03 Philadelphia, PA – The Barbary
04/06 New York, NY – Santos Party House
04/07 Springfield, VA – Jaxx
04/08 Knoxville, TN – The Cider House
04/09 Asheville, NC – The Orange Peel
04/10 Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade
04/12 New Orleans, LA – The Parish (House Of Blues)
04/13 Little Rock, AR – Juanita’s
04/14 Tulsa, OK – The Marquee
04/15 Oklahoma City, OK – The Conservatory

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Of Legends Signs With Season Of Mist Records

Season Of Mist records has announced the signing of progressive "djent" metal act Of Legends. Of Legends are preparing to release its debut album in the spring of 2011. Of Legends is the metal side project from Luis Dubuc of the electronic pop group The Secret Handshake. Of Legend's current lineup is rounded out by Travis Orbin of Periphery on drums and Zack Ordway on guitar. Video footage from the studio has been posted online, as well as a stream featuring music from The Secret Handshake - for comparison purposes only.

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