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.
The new experimental recording project from Periphery, Clear, can now be streamed in full two weeks ahead of schedule. The effort will officially be released through Sumerian Records on January 28th but you can jam the album after the break if you so wish. Pre-orders for the album are still being offered at this location.
Periphery recently announced the release of a new project entitled Clear, that will see the light of day on January 28th. The band states that Clear shouldn’t be seen as an EP nor should be confused with the band’s forthcoming third full length album. The band states that Clear is an experiment in which the band explores the different writing styles of each individual member. The album starts off with Overture, a track in which a melodic themed is established and is utilized in some form or another in each subsequent track. Each member will have complete control over their own track, as well. The full statement from the band and an audio teaser can be found after the break.
Oh, Sleeper have released a new track from their upcoming Titan EP; one of two successfully crowdfunded EP’s. The song in question is entitled the “The Pitch” and features guest vocal contributions from Ex-Periphery vocalist Casey Sabol. You can check out the new track and its accompanying lyric video below.
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
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.
It looks as if progressive metal act Periphery have been recruited to support the mighty Deftones on their upcoming Spring North American tour. The trek will see both bands travel from Canada to Texas in March to spread awesomeness all over your face. Below is the full schedule and you’d be just plain silly not to attend.
Periphery are fucking huge, man. I enjoyed their new album and then kinda fell away from it. When they released Periphery II, I got back into them because the band was more mature and way heavier. It was great. I know this band is always working on music, so I knew it wouldn’t be long until they started working on new material. Well, it seems the band has been doing just that. Continue reading
Similar to the conflicted state of mind the character Jules Winnfield Of Pulp Fiction was in when he decided not to execute the characters of Honey Bunny and Ringo like “fucking fried chicken”, my American Aftermath writership came at a period in my life of transition, a time of both fleeting and returning tastes. In short, my idea of “music” was flipped upside down. What was once a streamlined process of music listening and discovery was overloaded and overridden by my previous months exploration into a multitude of realms and genres previously unexplored, most notable among that being my new found discovery of hardcore and the cascading effects of that discovery, which led to realms from sludge metal to pop punk.
The following thirty album list reflects the few difficultly chosen releases that stuck with me the most throughout both the bombarding ocean of releases this year and the aforementioned musical overturn. Before we actually begin, I’d like to thank the American Aftermath crew especially Ross Gnarly, Lane Oliver, and Josh Huddleston for allowing me to be a part of their team. I would also like to thank the musicians and bands that have created music for me to write about and those that have helped out in interviews and features. Last but not least I want to thank you, the readers, for giving a shit. See you all after the jump.
According to a recent Facebook update, Periphery guitarist Misha Mansoor looks to be working with Animals as Leaders on new material. Misha states that they have six new songs down. For those that do not know, Misha provided the drum programming and helped produce their debut self titled record. I am very curious as to how this little puppy will turn out. Until then, check out their song “New Eden” below.
It’s Sunday and you should all know what that means by now. This week we are featuring the “documentary” Summer’s Laughter made by Periphery‘s touring bassist Jeff Holcomb. The film chronicles the band’s journey on this years edition of the summer slaughter tour.
Summer’s Laughter features guest appearances, interviews and live footage fromPeriphery and all the Sumerian Records bands on the tour.
– Josh Huddleston