Progressive metal band Periphery have just announced via their Facebook that they have been confirmed as the direct support for Deftones on their upcoming Spring tour. The full touring schedule can be seen below (curse you for not coming closer to Detroit!).
Guitarist Misha Mansoor states, “Deftones have been one of my favorite bands of all time since I discovered them when I was about 14 or so. That was around when I first started playing drums and guitar, and they were such a huge influence on my approach to music, writing and even the kinds of tones and sounds I was after. What is even more amazing is that in the 14 years since, they have consistently put out some of my favorite albums of all time, with Koi No Yokan being no exception to that. I can’t even put into words how excited I am that Periphery is going to be touring with them in March. This is a bucket list tour for me.”
Drummer Matt Halpern adds, “We couldn’t be more excited to be direct support for the Deftones. As a band, they have inspired each one of us and it’s truly an honor to be able to share the stage with them. We can’t wait to get back out and see our current fans and hopefully make some new ones with on of our absolute favorite bands!”
Both bands will be touring in support of albums released in 2012. Deftones will be supporting Koi No Yokan (review) and Periphery will be supporting Periphery II: This Time It’s Personal (review). READ MORE
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
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.
You can watch both videos below. 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.
Okay people, would you pay $8.99 for 48 tracks over three CD’s? The answer had better be a resounding “YES!” because Metal For The Masses Vol. 9 is full of amazing metal goodness that you should keep you headbanging for weeks! The compilation will be available at all Hot Topic retail stores as well as their website and features music from Century Media Records and Nuclear Blast artists (who both incidentally have some of my favorite bands signed).
“We’re very excited to be putting out the 9th installment of the Metal For The Masses series,” says Century Media President, Don Robertson. “This low priced Hot Topic exclusive has been a very important sampler of our artists for the last decade and has proven to be a great way to give the metal community a chance to discover new music.”
Check after the jump for the full track list.