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Latest Periphery News

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.

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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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Periphery Posts Third "Thrash And Burn" Tour Video

Periphery has posted the third in a series of video tour diaries online from their time on the Thrash and Burn tour. The new video clip can be viewed below.

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Periphery Announces East Coast Tour Dates

Washington DC area progressive metal band Periphery has posted a tour promo video on Youtube and below for their upcoming East Coast US tour.

The tour dates are as follows:

11/08 - Alley Katz - Richmond, Virginia
11/09 - Mojo 13 - Wilmington, Delaware
11/11 - 930 club - w/ Darkest Hour and Lamb of God - Washington, DC
11/12 - Santos Party House - New York, New York
11/13 - The Masquerade in Crocodile Rock - Allentown, Pennsylvania
11/14 - Freehold VFW - Freehold, Pennsylvania
11/15 - The Waterfront Tavern - Holyoke, Massachusetts
11/16 - Club Hell - Providence, Rhode Island
11/24 - The Soapbox - w/ Between The Buried And Me, Veil of Maya, and Animals As Leaders - Wilmington, North Carolina More...

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Periphery Posts Second Thrash and Burn Tour Report

Periphery has posted a second "Thrash and Burn" tour diary Youtube. Keep an eye out for part 3, which is coming out in the next few days.

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Periphery Posts "Thrash And Burn" Tour Diary

Periphery has posted a video tour diary online of their time on the Thrash and Burn tour. The video clip can be viewed below.

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Periphery Working On New Album

Periphery has issued the following update about working on new material:

"Just wanted to let you guys know what we've been up too over the past few months. After we returned home from the Thrash and Burn tour we returned to working on our debut and it's coming along nicely! We have a tour coming up in November that you guys need to check out, we'll be playing a bunch of new tunes! Also we have one show with Darkest Hour and Lamb of God on November 11th at the 9:30 Club in D.C. - You'll definitely want to see this show!"

Periphery's upcoming tour dates are as follows:

11/8 -Richmond, VA @ Alley Katz
11/9 - Wilmington, Delaware @ Mojo 13
11/11 - Washington, DC @ 930 Club (Lamb of God, Darkest Hour, Periphery and This or the Apocalypse - no Mutiny Within)
11/12 - New York City, New York @ Santos Party House
11/13 - Allentown, Pennsylvania @ The Masquerade in Crocodile Rock
11/14 - Freehold, New Jersey @ Freehold VFW
11/15 - Holyoke, Massachusetts @ The Waterfront Tavern
11/16 - Providence, Rhode Island @ Club Hell

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Periphery's Guitarist Posts New Song Online

Guitarist, Misha "Bulb" Mansoor, of Washington DC progressive metal band Periphery, has posted a new song, entitled "Breeze," on his solo artist MySpace page.

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Periphery Signs To Sumerian Records

Washington, DC progressive metal band PERIPHERY has announced that they have signed to Sumerian Records.

The band comments, "We are extremely happy and proud to be members of the Sumerian family. Sumerian is one of the most progressive and forward-thinking labels in this ever-changing industry, and that is why we feel they are the best label for us." More...

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Periphery Offering Music Lessons On Tour

Maryland progressive metallers Periphery have issued the following announcement about offering music lessons while on their upcoming tour:

"Hey Everyone... We are offering music lessons (guitar, bass, drums, and saxophone) on tour this summer... We are going to be teaching in each city, at each venue before the shows! If you're interested in lessons, just message our drummer Matt Halpern here. Let Matt know what kind of lesson you would like to sign up for, (instrument and what you would like to learn) and your location, and we'll see what's up! Thanks! - periphery"

Periphery's currently confirmed tour dates are as follows: More...

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Periphery Posts New Album Preview Clip Online

Maryland progressive metal band, Periphery, has posted an audio clip from their upcoming album on their MySpace page. The clip is of a song entitled, "Letter Experiment." The vocals were produced and mixed by Casey Sabol, who previously sang for the band.

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Periphery Posts Michael Jackson Tribute Online

Maryland progressive metal band, Periphery, has posted a cover of Michael Jackson's "Black or White" in tribute to his death on their MySpace page.

Periphery will be touring with DevilDriver, Emmure, Despised Icon, Veil of Maya, For The Fallen Dreams, Oceano, and Thy Will Be Done on the Thrash and burn Tour. More...

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Initial Thrash and Burn 2009 Tour Dates Announced

The second annual THRASH & BURN TOUR will be headlined by California metallers DevilDriver, with direct support from New England hardcore outfit Emmure. The North American tour kicks off July 24 in San Diego. The full list of tour dates can be found below. The THRASH & BURN TOUR 2009 will be offering a very special presale starting early next week.

Check out MetalInjection.net for a brand-new THRASH & BURN tour video produced by DevilDriver frontman Dez Fafara.

The THRASH & BURN TOUR 2009 showcases a diverse mix of underground metal bands and features many of today’s heaviest hitters and up-and-comers including Despised Icon, MyChildren MyBride, Veil of Maya, For the Fallen Dreams, Oceano, Periphery, and Thy Will Be Done. Several stops on the tour will see the addition of a special guest band, for a total of 10 national acts each night.

DevilDriver frontman Dez Fafara commented on the upcoming tour and his band’s headlining slot: “The time could not be better for DEVILDRIVER and THRASH & BURN to come together to support the UNDERGROUND! We are elated to bring our first full headlining tour of major markets and combine it with THRASH & BURN’s pick of new, up and coming, heavy bands. Affordable tickets, combined a full package of amazing bands with a wide range of different styles and sounds, will make for an insanely killer time for those who come out to the shows. Raise your glasses; this will be a tour to remember! Hail.”
Here are the latest THRASH & BURN 2009 tour dates, with more to be announced:

July 24 – San Diego, CA – Soma
July 25 – West Hollywood, CA – House of Blues
July 26 – Las Vegas, NV – House of Blues
July 27 – Tucson, AZ – Rialto Theatre
July 29 – Odessa, TX – Dos Amigos
July 30 – San Antonio, TX – White Rabbit
July 31 – Corpus Christi, TX – House of Rock
August 1 – Dallas, TX – House of Blues
August 2 – Houston, TX – Java Jazz
August 4 – Jacksonville, FL – Plush
August 5 – St. Petersburg, FL – The State Theatre
August 6 – Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade
August 7 – Raleigh, NC – Lincoln Theatre
August 8 – Allentown, PA – Crocodile Rock
August 9 – Baltimore, MD – Sonar
August 12 – Poughkeepsie, NY – The Chance
August 13 – Rochester, NY – Water Street Music Hall
August 14 – Toronto, ON – The Opera House
August 15 – Worcester, MA – The Palladium
August 16 – Montreal, QC – Club Soda
August 18 – Cleveland, OH – Peabody’s
August 19 – Toledo, OH – Headliners
August 20 – Louisville, KY – Headliners Music Hall
August 21 – Mokena, IL – The Pearl Room
August 22 – Detroit, MI – Harpo’s Concert Theatre
August 23 – Milwaukee, WI – The Rave
August 28 – Salt Lake City, UT – Club Vegas

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Periphery Posts Second Studio Video Blog

Maryland progressive metal band, Periphery, has posted an update video from the studio on youtube. The band describes the video, "Second Periphery update, get familiar with all sides of Periphery guitarist Alex Bois among other things! Meet Xander as well!" More...

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Devildriver To Headline Thrash And Burn Tour

The 2009 Thrash and Burn Tour will be running from July 24th to August 30th with Devildriver as the headlining band. Other confirmed bands for the tour include Despised Icon, My Children My Bride, Veil of Maya, Emmure, For the Fallen Dreams, Oceano, Red River Revival, and Periphery. The official listing of dates and cities during the tour has not yet been announced.

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Periphery Issues Update From The Studio

Periphery has posted an update video from the studio on youtube. The band comments on the recording process:

“Hey guys, we be working hard here in the studio aka my apt makin good progress! We are currently working on guitars and bass for the 12 tracks that will be on the album! So here is an update to show that we are working hard (but not too hard of course/unfortunately haha)” More...

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Periphery Welcomes New Drummer, Matt Halpern

Maryland progressive metal band, Periphery, has issued the following message welcoming their new drummer, Matt Halpern:

"We have found our drummer for good and now our lineup is now compreet! His name is Matt Halpern (formerly of the amazing Animals As Leaders) and yes he was the drummer who was filling in for us recently. When we jammed with him, everything meshed and felt just right like fleshjustice in a meatwrut, in a way that had never been felt befoooooh. He really took things to the next level for us both drumming wise and getting to know our bodieswise. And so we asked him if he would be interested in joining. When he said no, we beat him up until he said yes. Now we have a full time drummer, and Matt's mouth doesnt need to taste like alex's farts anymore!"

Periphery will be releasing their debut album this summer.

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