Misha Mansoor, the guitarist and mastermind behind Periphery, has teamed up with blistering fusion metal guitarist Tosin Abasi of Animals As Leaders to record two tracks for Guitar World as part of their “Ultimate Subscription Offer”. The tracks, entitled “Optimist” and “Pessimist”, are part of a four-track instant download pack that also features music from Ben Weinman (The Dillinger Escape Plan) with Kim Thayil (Soundgarden) and Ben Weinman with Dweezil Zappa.
Even though they released Periphery II: This Time It’s Personal (review), Periphery are not resting on their laurels. In fact, the boys are already working on their third full length studio effort. To give fans a taste of the new material, guitarist/producer Misha Mansoor has uploaded a short video clip from inside the studio. In the video, singer Spencer Sotelo introduces the short clip, which lasts less than 40 seconds. Listen below and lend your thoughts! READ MORE
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
Alright Periphery fans, here you go! The band has uploaded their entire new album, Periphery II: This Time It’s Personal, to YouTube as one uncut track. While I would normally be somewhat irritated by this (I like to know when a track ends and another begins), this is the type of album where it actually works really well. Having already listened to the album several times (clarification: legally obtained review copy), I do recommend that you check it out. Just load up the video, put on some headphones, and ease back.
The new album comes out July 3rd via Sumerian Records. You can pre-order it on iTunes.
Bloody-Disgusting has an exclusive audio interview with Misha Mansoor, guitarist/programmer/producer of progressive metal/djent band Periphery. We chat about the upcoming tours with TesseracT and Monuments (The League Of Extraordinary Djentlemen Tour), and Fair To Midland with Scale The Summit, what the next Periphery release is going to be like and we even manage to sneak some possible exclusives out of Misha. What are they you might ask? Well, I guess you’ll just have to listen to the interview after the jump!