I’m a huge fan of covers that are done on different instruments from the original. It has the ability to give the song a breath of fresh air, giving it a simple clever twist that would’ve otherwise been missed. It also demonstrates the musicians ability to take a song and transpose it to a different instrument, which is sometimes not the easiest of feats. This cover of Periphery‘s “Make Total Destroy” does just that. Already recognized by the band, the cover features Zombie Frogs members Joey Izzo (piano) and Erik Huang (drums) tackling this behemoth of a track and nailing it right on the head. The chorus is something especially awesome and well worth dedicating four and half minutes of your time for. READ MORE
Prog-metal band Periphery have released an official video for “Scarlet”, which comes off their sophomore album Periphery II: This Time It’s Personal (review). The video opens with a futuristic statue that looks suspiciously like the destructive robot from the “Make Total Destroy” video. From there, five of the band members begin eating a smorgasbord of hamburgers and hot dogs using only mustard as a condiment (all while being in a spaceship that is shaped and colored like a restaurant mustard container). Meanwhile, the sixth member (Adam “Nolly” Getgood”) is tied up and beaten brutally for being Team Ketchup, blood spraying everywhere. Upon his escape…well, let’s just say that the mustard and ketchup sh!tstorm hits the fan.
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Today sees new music videos from both 10 Years and Periphery. From 10 Years, we’ve got a video for their song “Knives”, which comes off their upcoming album Minus The Machine (out July 31st). The video shows the life of the guys on the road, from the shenanigans they get into on the tour bus to their eating habits at radio stations to their energy during live performances.
The second video is Periphery’s “Make Total Destroy”, which comes off their sophomore album Periphery II: This Time It’s Personal (out tomorrow). The video is a highly stylized, CGI-heavy mix of band performance takes (complete with a microphone flying at the viewer) and what appears to be a gigantic version of the mechanical creature from Thor. All in all, it looks almost more like a video game than a music video. Make sure to check out our review here.
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Periphery is one of those bands that exploded upon arrival. Fast, melodic, engaging, and outrageous amounts of fun, they have amassed a strong following that grows with each passing moment. Formed in 2005, their self-titled debut album came out in 2010 to much acclaim. Now, two years later, their second album, Periphery II: This Time It’s Personal, is set for release. But has the group managed to maintain that same irresistible blend of intensity and melody that their debut held or have they lost their touch? READ MORE
The monster realm has recently been in serious need of a revolution. In literature, vampires have become glittery and angsty. In film, monsters are so digitized that they should be placed in a Nickelodeon animated series. So, this fresh, new comic could not have dropped at a better time. Mark L. Miller, of Ain’t It Cool News, has written his first comic, Luna: Order of the Werewolf. He’s reintroduced werewolves as monsters, but with a very original twist: they’re intelligent, they’re religious, and they’re organized. The comic is available in stores now. Hit the jump for an exclusive interview with Mark himself!