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Periphery Announces U.K Tour With TesseracT

Bethesda, Maryland progressive metal act Periphery has revealed the dates for its forthcoming tour of the United Kingdom. The tour will also feature performances from progressive metal newcomers Tesseract and Monuments. You can view the full list of dates, cities and venues below:

01/31 Bristol, UK – Academy 2
02/01 Birmingham, UK – Academy 2
02/02 Manchester, UK – Academy 2
02/03 Newcastle, UK – Academy 2
02/04 Glasgow, UK – Cathouse
02/05 Leeds, UK – TJ’s
02/06 Sheffield, UK – Corporation
02/08 Portsmouth, UK – Wedgewood Rooms
02/09 Reading, UK – The Face Bar
02/10 Nottingham, UK – Rock City
02/11 London, UK – Underworld

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Periphery Comments On Upcoming Tour Dates

PERIPHERY will be embarking on a North American tour alongside Darkest Hour, labelmates Veil of Maya and Revocation this Nov/Dec. Guitarist Misha Mansoor checks in with his thoughts on the upcoming tour and future plans:

“Hey everyone, it's been an amazing whirlwind of a year for PERIPHERY and there are no signs of slowing down anytime soon. We are currently preparing for a long tour with Darkest Hour, Veil of Maya and Revocation, which is going to be a blast and we can't wait to get back out there to play for everyone. Also, we encourage everyone to come and meet us at our merch booth after each and every show to come and hang with us. We love hearing feedback from our fans and getting a chance to meet new people."

“We also will have a fresh new, longer setlist with a BRAND SPANKIN' NEW SONG and a few fun surprises just for this tour. We are also giving lessons on our respective instruments (a lot of days are already booked!), so please come out early to see us and jam with us. Contact us on myspace or facebook if you are interested in lessons."

“I am also really happy to announce that PERIPHERY is well into the writing process for our upcoming EP. We have tracked most of the instrumentation and vocals and are making final tweaks on everything but you guys are in for a treat. There will be some re-tweaked material, some rare material and some brand new material on it so there will be something for everyone." More...

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Periphery Has Guitars Stolen

Bethesda, Maryland progressive metal act Periphery has posted the following message on Facebook concerning the recent theft of 3 guitars from the band's transport trailer:

"Our trailer got broken into. Someone stole 3 of Alex’s guitars. Ibanez RGD 2120z 6 string in satin black. A super rare black Epiphone Genesis with EMG 81/85 pickups. Schecter Blackjack 7 String. Please let us know if you have any info that can help recover these guitars."

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Veil Of Maya Comments On Tour With Darkest Hour

Chicago's VEIL OF MAYA will be embarking on a massive North American tour alongside Darkest Hour, labelmates Periphery and Revocation in November and December.

Drummer Sam Applebaum comments, "We are definitely stoked to tour with darkest hour, I've been a fan for awhile and am excited to be part of the legacy tour with them! I'm also excited to be back out with our friends in Periphery it's always exciting to watch them play!"

Vocalist Brandon Butler comments, "We are all pumped to be on the Darkest Hour legacy tour... We met the dudes awhile back and they're so awesome to be around! We are playing a couple new songs from [id] and we can't wait to re-visit some of the great places we came through on Summer Slaughter! It's a great tour with a lot of awesome bands, and friends new and old! We hope to see everyone there, and we'll of course be hanging around our merch booth everynight so come say what's up!" More...

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New Metal Songs Added To The Rock Band Network

Everybody needs a little metal on the weekends, and the Rock Band Network has got new songs available to make sure you get your fix. This week the Xbox 360 edition has seen new songs from Graveyard BBQ, The Agonist, Amberian Dawn, Periphery, and I Am Abomination. On October 12th the PS3 edition gets new music from Amberian Dawn and Heaven Ablaze, while the Wii version gets songs from Despised Icon and Asking Alexandria. The newly added Xbox 360 tracks, including the non-metal songs, are as follows:

Andy Timmons - "Headed for the Ditch"
Graveyard BBQ - "BBQ Nation"
Last Day Off - "Mrs. Right"
The Agonist - "Thank You, Pain."
Rose of Jericho - "Midnight Eyes"
Rose of Jericho - "Signed With Love"
Mile Marker Zero - "Laceration"
Amberian Dawn - "Saga"
Gomez - "How We Operate"
Rain Dogs - "Dirt"
Shelly Rastin feat. Randy Bachman - "High Class Trailer Trash"
Confide - "Now Or Never"
Steam Powered Giraffe - "Electricity is in My Soul"
Shylo Elliott - "Far Wanderings"
Periphery - "Buttersnips"
New Rising Son - "Rain"
Widespread Panic - "Chilly Water (Live)"
Children of Nova - "Arcaedion"
I Am Abomination - "The Deceiver"
Dash Rip Rock - "Johnny Ace 2010"
Public Radio - "Forgot Love"
Single White Infidel - "Right to the Apex" More...

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Periphery Posts Rock Band Video

The Periphery track "Buttersnips," which is off the band's self-titled album, is now available as a download for the Xbox 360 edition of the Rock Band 2 video game. Periphery has posted a video clip online of the song being played, which can be found below. More...

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Darkest Hour Announces Headlining Tour Dates

Washington, D.C. metalcore act Darkest Hour have revealed the dates for their headlining tour of North America with Veil Of Maya and Periphery. The tour will be in support of Darkest Hour's 2009 release "The Eternal Return."

Darkest Hour tour dates:
November 12 – Worcester, MA - The Palladium
November 13 – New York, NY - Gramercy Theatre
November 14 – Allentown, PA - Crocodile Rock
November 15 – Quebec City, QC - Dagobert
November 16 – Montreal, QC - Tulipe
November 17 – Toronto, ON - Mod Club
November 18 – Detroit, MI - Majestic Theatre
November 19 – Cleveland, OH - Peabody’s
November 20 – West Dundee, IL - Clearwater Theatre
November 21 – Des Moines, IA - People’s Court
November 22 – Denver, CO - Marquis Theatre
November 23 – Salt Lake City, UT - In The Venue
November 24 – Las Vegas, NV - Area 702
November 26 – San Diego, CA - Soma
November 27 – Pomona, CA - The Glasshouse
November 28 – San Francisco, CA - DNA Lounge
November 29 – West Hollywood, CA - The Whisky
November 30 – Mesa, AZ - Nile Theatre
December 1 – Albuquerque, NM - The Launchpad
December 2 – Lubbock, TX - Tequila Jungle
December 3 – Austin, TX - Emo’s
December 4 – Dallas, TX - Trees
December 5 – Houston, TX - Warehouse Live
December 7 – St. Petersburg, FL - State Theatre
December 8 – Atlanta, GA - The Masquerade
December 9 – Wilmington, NC - The Soapbox
December 10 – Philadelphia, PA - Starlight Ballroom
December 11 – Baltimore, MD - Ottobar
December 12 – Richmond, VA - Hat Factory

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Periphery To Offer Drum Lessons On Tour

Periphery has checked in with the following update about offering drum lessons on the upcoming Thrash and Burn tour:

"I'm very excited because once again, I'll be offering drum lessons on this summer's Thrash and Burn tour! if you're interested in taking a lesson with me while i am in your city, all the info you need is below! Lesson Details: 1. Lessons will take place at the venues in each city. 2. You do not need a ticket to the Thrash and Burn tour to take the lesson. Depending on the city, guest-list spots may be available to my students. 3. Beginners, intermediate, and advanced drummers are welcome! 4. Lessons will either be 1-on-1 or in a group format for up to 3 people at most. 5. Reservations for the lessons are on a first-come, first-serve basis.

"6. The lessons will last 2 hours and will cost $50 per person. 7. What I teach in the lessons will be determined by YOU! 8. I recommend bringing drumsticks, a drum pad, snare stand, and a drum throne. 9. To sign up for the lessons check out the tour dates on our profile, then shoot me a private message here or at this location. Make sure to include which city/show you'll be attending. Looking forward to the tour and teaching! Thanks! PS - other members of Periphery will be offering music lessons this summer as well, so if you're interested hit me up at the links provided and we can take it from there!"

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Thrash And Burn Tour 2010 Announces Dates, Bands

The Thrash and Burn Tour 2010 has announced a full slate of dates and bands. The Lists of both are below, and more details are at the Thrash And Burn Tour's MySpace Page.


7/16-Louisville, KY @ Headliners
7/17-Nashville, TN @ Rockettown
7/18-Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave
7/19-Indianapolis, IN @ Emerson Theatre
7/21-Denver, CO @ Summit Music Hall
7/22-Salt Lake City, UT @ In The Venue
7/23-Las Vegas, NV @ Rock The Block
7/24-San Diego, CA @ Soma
7/25-Pomona, CA @ The Glasshouse
7/26-Fresno, CA @ The Crest Theatre
7/27-Los Angeles, CA @ House of Blues
7/28-Phoenix, AZ @ Nile Theatre
7/30-Albuquerque, NM @ Sunshine Theatre
7/31-Lubbock, TX @ Lonestar Event Center
8/01-San Antonio, TX @ White Rabbit
8/02-Dallas, TX @ House of Blues
8/03-Houston, TX @ House of Blues
8/05-Tampa/St. Petersburg, FL @ State Theatre
8/06-Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
8/07-Richmond, VA @ Hat Factory
8/08-Long Island, NY @ Crazy Donkey
8/09-Asbury Park, NJ @ Stone Pony
8/10-Montreal, QC @ Club Soda
8/11-Buffalo, NY @ Xtreme Wheels
8/12-Pittsburgh, PA @ Ches Arena
8/13-Cleveland, OH @ Peabody's
8/14-Detroit, MI @ Harpos
8/15-Chicago, IL @ Metro

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Periphery Premieres First Music Video Online

Periphery has premiered their first music video for the song "Icarus Lives!." Watch it below:

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Periphery Posts New Song, "Insomnia," Online

Maryland progressive death metal band Periphery has posted a new song, "Insomnia" on their MySpace page. The song comes off their debut selftitled album, which will be released on April 20th. The band has previously posted "The Walk" on their MySpace from the new album.

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Periphery Announces New Album Release Date

Periphery has issued the following update about the release of the band's upcoming self-titled album:

"Ladjies and Djentlemen, it is here! After years of anticipation, the album is done, packaged, ready to be mailed to your doorstep/iPod! We've been busy - touring with great bands/friends such as Kittie, Veil of Maya, Structures - and we are currently out with Fear Factory! But it doesn't stop there. The record is filled with surprises - one of which we'll share with you here: We are honored to have Jeff Loomis of Nevermore on our record, who performed a guest solo!!

"There's more where that came from, so keep your eyes peeled. We have a special treat for all of the amazing fans who have been pre-ordering the record, and we'll have another special announcement coming soon! In the meantime, go get that record! NORTH AMERICA - APRIL 20TH 2010, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 16TH 2010, UK/EUROPE/JAPAN - COMING SOON!"

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Periphery Signs To Roadrunner Records Australia

Periphery has announced that they have signed a deal with Roadrunner Records for release of their debut album in Australia on April 16. Pre-orders can be taken here.

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Periphery Posts New Song, "Light," Online

Maryland progressive metal band Periphery has posted a new song, "Light," which comes off their upcoming self-titled debut album, on their MySpace page. The song features new vocalist Spensor Sotelo. Their debut album will be released on April 20th via Sumerian Records.

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Fear Factory Announces U.S. Tour Dates

American industrial metal legends Fear Factory has announced a string of headlining shows in the United States with more expected to be announced shortly. Joining them on the tour will be Winds Of Plague, Dirge Within and Periphery.

The tour dates are as follows: More...

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Veil of Maya Completes Tracking New Album

Chicago's Veil of Maya has issued the following update:

"We have completed the tracking on our new album titled [id]. The album was produced by Michael Keene (The Faceless), and is expected to see an April 2010 release date. A brand new song from the album will premier the second week of February on this Myspace page. Until then, you can hear a couple new songs live on our headline tour with support from Animals As Leaders, Circle Of Contempt and Periphery. Following the headliner we will take part in this year’s Atticus Metal Tour II w/ Unearth, Stick To Your Guns, The Ghost Inside and Carnifix." More...

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Periphery Comments On Vocalist Situation

Maryland metallers Periphery have issued the following statement about parting ways with their previous vocalist:

"Hey Guys, we thought it would be appropriate to clear the air a little bit in regards to our singer situation. There's no bad blood between the members of Periphery and Chris, it just wasn't working out for a number of reasons all of which will remain private to the band and Chris. We wish him the absolute best because he is a talented front man and a great dude. Our hope is that our fans embrace this decision and realize things like this happen for a reason and not because we're trying to change our sound or for any arbitrary reasons."

Samples of Periphery's music can be found at their MySpace page.

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Periphery Posts New Album Sampler Online

Progressive metal band Periphery has posted an album sampler on their MySpace page. The band has also issued the following announcement about their new singer, Spencer Sotelo, on Metal Injection, which can be seen below:

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Animals As Leaders To Support Veil of Maya on Tour

Washington DC progressive instrumental band ANIMALS AS LEADERS, the solo project of 7- and 8-string guitar virtuoso Tosin Abasi, has announced dates in January and February supporting VEIL OF MAYA, along with CIRCLE OF CONTEMPT and PERIPHERY. This marks the second tour for the former REFLUX axe man's new project.

The tour dates are as follows:

1/29 - East Ridge, TN @ The Warehouse
1/30 - Nashville, TN @ The Muse
1/31 - Memphis, TN @ Hi Tone Cafe
2/02 - Austin, TX @ Emo's
2/05 - Albuquerque, NM @ Warehouse 508
2/06 - Mesa, AZ @ UB's
2/07 - Los Angeles, CA @ The Whisky
2/17 - St. Louis, MO @ Fubar
2/18 - Des Moines, IA @ Vaudeville Mews
2/19 - Evansville, IN @ Boney Junes
2/20 - South Bend, IN @ Elva's

Abasi commented, ""We're very excited to be touring with Veil of Maya again and to be joined by Periphery couldn't make us happier!"

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Periphery Comments On Canceled Show

Periphery has issued the following statement about canceling their Holyoke, Massachusetts tour date on November 15th:

"Hey everyone, Matt here. Unfortunately we've had to cancel our last show in Holyoke, Mass. I've had a pretty serious gash on my thumb since the beginning of tour, and over the past couple dates it's gotten progressively worse. I consulted a doctor and was advised to take off a week from playing. Doc said if I didn't, I would absolutely need to get stitches, instead of just some butterfly band aids and rest. It's sucks big time, and we are all super bummed not to be playing today. However, we spoke as a band and after serious consideration decided it was in everyone's best interest to stop before my hand got any worse. We all promise to give our all, and truly hope nothing like this happens again. We are sincerely sorry for the inconvenience, and we will undoubtedly make it up to everyone that was planning to come out to the show in Holyoke. Make sure you still go to check out This or the Apocolypse and Mutiny Within - both awesome bands and great dudes! Thanks for reading. Healin' up! Matt and Periphery."

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