It has already been announced that Periphery will be releasing two new albums, Juggernaut: Alpha and Juggernaut: Omega, both due out in January. Well, the band is now teasing us with some of their amazing new music. We all saw how incredible and inventive the band can be with their Clear album and I think they have evolved even more with the Juggernaut series. The band is streaming their track “The Scourge” right now and you HAVE to hear this. It’s incredible. Continue reading
Periphery have announced that their upcoming concept album, Juggernaut, will be split into two separate, interconnected albums. The albums will bear the titles Juggernaut: Alpha and Juggernaut: Omega and will both released through Sumerian Records on January 27th. Drummer Matt Halpern had the following to say about the forthcoming efforts:
“Given the nature and complexity of the Juggernaut story, we’ve actually done something different and exciting in regards to the release. Juggernaut is a story that is told through our music, and we want our audience to fully digest the whole experience. Because Juggernaut is very detailed and dense in terms of character development, peaks and valleys, climaxes and resolutions we’ve divided the story and music in two, in the form of two separate albums.
Juggernaut: Alpha, the first part of the story, focuses on the back story and character development, while part two/album two, Juggernaut: Omega, focuses on some pretty serious and gut-wrenching events, taking you for a thrill ride along the main character’s complex journey. Although the albums are split in two physically, the story is only complete when the albums are digested consecutively, allowing the listener to recognize and hear the lyrical and musical overlapping themes, foreshadowing, and connected ideas.”
Guitarist Misha Mansoor adds:
“This is new ground and it’s exciting. It’s a way to shake things up. Everyone contributed to everything, even if it wasn’t his instrument. It wasn’t about confrontation. Everyone was focused on creating a really cool album.”
Periphery will be embarking on an early 2015 tour in support of the records with Wovenwar, Thank You Scientist and Nothing More in tow. Those dates can be found after the break and special VIP packages can be found here.
I have really liked Periphery for a while now and I thought their last album was heavier than their previous and now it seems the band is progressing to become even heavier. Spencer Sotelo’s voice is harsher than ever and it sounds incredible. Could this possibly be because of his recent addition to From First To Last? Who knows? But seriously, check out the video after the jump and see what you think. Continue reading
I have a soft spot deep in my heard for good screamo and also for some less than good screamo. I hold Alexisonfire and From Autumn To Ashes in high regard and I also listened to From First To Last quite bit back in the day although not nearly as much as the former two. I was interested to learn that From First To Last were coming out of hibernation and that they would not have Skrillex as their singer. Continue reading
Well, Sumerian Records has always been a slightly-left-of-center-thinking label and I guess the announcement of their new compilation stand by that. Sumerian Records and their artists are putting together a compilation in tribute to Florence + The Machine. Bands like Periphery, Stick To Your Guns and more have signed on for the compilation and a few tracks have been released already. Click on over after the jump to get a taste of Sumerian Ceremonials: Florence + The Sphinx.
Humanity’s Last Breath is definitely on the heavier side of the “djent” things. Keeping it heavy like their brothers Vildhjarta and Meshuggah, the band proves that they can hang and crush the world with their style of metal. HLB has created a new lyric video for the song “Human Swarm”, their first lyric video. The song is off of their self-titled album that released last year on Rogue Records America. Check out the song and leave feedback! Continue reading
All week Veil Of Maya have been teasing that they would release a new track at midnight on October 30th and, right on the dot, they did. The new track is called “Subject Zero” and it destroys. I have stated in the past that I was not a fan of Veil Of Maya before they released their last album Eclipse last year and, after hearing this track, I can say that the band still has my attention. Check out the track after the jump. The song will be available to download on November 11th. Continue reading
If you haven’t followed our coverage on Glass Cloud lately, the band has released two tracks from their new EP Perfect War Forever titled “Trapped Like Rats” and “How To Survive Suicide” and now the band has unleashed their entire new EP upon you all! That’s right, Glass Cloud is currently streaming the EP in full over on Guitar World! So head on over and stream it! It’s pretty radical, if I do say so myself.
You can check out “Trapped Like Rats” after the jump just as a little incentive. Continue reading
Glass Cloud are yet another example of bands I didn’t care for before this year. The list keeps growing and growing and GCloud joined the list when I heard the first single from their new EP, “Trapped Like Rats.” That song captured my imagination and really surprised me. I had listened to a few tracks by the band before, but it didn’t hit me like that song did. I can honestly say that it’s not just the one track either. The band has just released another new track through Alt Press called “How To Survive Suicide” and it’s a destructive slab as well.
Glass Cloud have released a new track entitled “Trapped Like Rats” from their forthcoming EP and follow up to The Royal Thousand, Perfect War Forever. The track features a tremendous amount of low-end and is ten times heavier than the majority of the material on The Royal Thousand. Perfect War Forever will be released on October 22nd and pre-orders can be purchased here. You can stream the new track after the break.
I got into Veil Of Maya with the release of their 2012 album Eclipse, which almost landed on my Best of 2012 List last year. It’s a phenomenal album that I still listen to consistently because I don’t tire of it. The band has unveiled a new music video for the songs “20/200″ and “Divide Paths.” The video is strange, but very cool. I really dig these songs and seeing them in a cinematic fashion just makes it better. Check out the video after the jump. Continue reading
I know there are more than a handful of you who hit up the Summer Slaughter festival every year, even if it’s for a single band. Every metal site looks forward to this tour for the simple reason of wanting to see who has been announced will be a part of Summer Slaughter. This years line-up looks fucking killer, if I say so myself. Check out the full line-up and poster below. Continue reading
Emerging beyond the derivative shadow of eight string dullness comes Emissary, a progressive metal group based out of Orange County, CA I first introduced at the beginning of this month with the teaser track, “Like Clockwork”. With the 25th of February now at hand, the group have unleashed their debut self-titled effort. Coalescing together the promising aspects of overloaded genres such as metalcore and death metal, the new batch of tracks present an exemplary, shredtastic and fun effort, that while not paradigm-shifting, I deem well worth a listen. Stream Emissary below and pick up a copy here if you end up enjoying it. Continue reading
Periphery have released a brand new music video for their song, “Scarlet”, from their most recent effort Periphery II. The aforementioned song is set to a futuristic video depicting mustard loving peoples torturing a ketchup loving prisoner and eventually vice versa. It’s a fairly humorous video and makes me want a hot dog very, very badly. Periphery also apparently plan on cashing in on this Condiment Wars gimmick with this line of new Ketchup Vs. Mustard merchandise. I’m still waiting on the Mayo and BBQ Sauce themed merch however. Anyway, check out the cheesy video below.
Meshuggah have partnered with good ol’ Scion A/V to bring you a new two track EP entitled Pitch Black. The EP features the previously unreleased title track and a live recording of “Dancers to a Discordant System”, which was recorded live at Distortion Fest, Eindhoven, Netherlands in 2012 “Pitch Black” is a six minute, hypnotic and atmospheric track that was recorded back in 2003 at Fear and Loathing in Stockholm by guitarist Fredrik Thordendal. I personally do not care for the track but my opinion doesn’t matter to you Meshuggahnauts. You can check out both tracks below and pick up the EP for free at this location.