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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...
Periphery has posted footage online of Matt Halpern holding a Drummer Magazine sponsored clinic from the Sonisphere festival. You can check out the first part of the video in the clip below, with the second half available after the jump.
American metalcore act Darkest Hour has posted some new behind-the-scenes footage from its recent "Legacy" tour. The video features the band visiting the Fender and Dean warehouses as well as partying backstage with members of Revocation, Veil of Maya, and Periphery. You can check out the footage by using the player located below.
New fan-filmed footage has made its way online featuring American progressive metal act Periphery performing a new song live. The track, which is titled "Face Palm Mute," is to be featured on the group's forthcoming full-length album which is currently in the writing process. You can check out the footage in the player below.
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.
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
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.
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:
Friday 29 JULY BRISBANE, THE ZOO
Saturday 30 JULY SYDNEY, THE ANNANDALE
Sunday 31 JULY MELBOURNE, NORTHCOTE SOCIAL CLUB
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.
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.”
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"