The Summer Slaughter 2013 Tour lineup has been announced and it’s full of some amazing acts! Headlining the tour will be The Dillinger Escape Plan with prog-metal masters Animals As Leaders and Periphery also on the bill. You’ll also get a chance to see Norma Jean, The Ocean, Cattle Decapitation, and 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.
Give the ridiculous yet awesome video a view below! READ MORE
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
Readers, mark your calendars for Sept. 4th. On that date, Bloody-Disgusting will be premiering what might be one of the greatest music videos of all time: Nekrogoblikon‘s “No One Survives”. Yeah, I went there. “Big words,” you say? I’m holding firm and standing my ground. I’ve seen more music videos than I care to think about, so I feel pretty confident in this claim. Below is a teaser for the video.
The band will also be playing at the The Grove in Anaheim, CA on Aug. 25th as part of the Summer Slaughter tour, which features Cannibal Corpse, Periphery, Between The Buried And Me, The Faceless, and many more. Tickets can be found here. READ MORE
Bloody-Disgusting has teamed up with Metal Blade Records artist Job For A Cowboy to bring you an amazing, intense music video for their song “Tarnished Gluttony”, which comes off their latest album Demonocracy. Directed by Michael Panduro (the man behind the fantastic Cephalic Carnage “Ohrwurm” video), the video is deceptively subtle, almost poetic. Suddenly, everything changes in one horrific moment. Featuring strong Lovecraft-ian elements, this music video is definitely NSFW, so take heed and be careful where you watch it.
Job For A Cowboy are currently on tour on the Summer Slaughter Festival. Remaining tour dates are below. READ MORE
Metal Blade Records artist Between The Buried And Me are gearing up for the release of their latest studio album The Parallex II: Future Sequence (pre-orders available here). To whet the appetite of fans, the band is now streaming the song “Telos”, a near 10-minute epic track of progressive metal brutality. You can listen to the song below.
BTBAM are currently touring on The Summer Slaughter Tour. All dates are below. READ MORE
Metal Blade Records artist Between The Buried And Me will be releasing The Parallax II: Full Sequence, their seventh full-length studio album, on October 9th. Jamie King, friend of the band and producer, engineered, mixed, and mastered the album while Chandler Owen has taken care of the artwork.
The album is a continuation of the story of their 2011 EP, The Parallax: Hypersleep. Guitarist Paul Waggoner further explains, “The two main characters of the story take on a journey through space and time with the unenviable task of having to cure the flaws of humanity by any means necessary. While the EP served mostly as an introduction to the characters, Future Sequence contains the action of the story. The lyrics are written in the stream of consciousness style, which really helps to capture the perspective and emotion of the characters. We really enjoyed the challenge of writing this record, and I think we were all pleasantly surprised with how well the music and lyrics jived with one another. I couldn’t be happier with how Future Sequence turned out.”
Read on for more information from vocalist/keyboardist Tommy Rogers as well as the official artwork for the album and tour dates for The Summer Slaughter Tour, which sees BTBAM touring with bands such as Cannibal Corpse, Periphery, Veil of Maya, and many more. READ MORE
Nick Schendzielos, bassist of Job For A Cowboy, will be forced to sit out the first few weeks of the Summer Slaughter Tour due to his girlfriend being involved in a head-on collision on her scooter. Mike “Gunface” McKenzie from The Red Chord will be taking his place during that time. All tour dates for the festival, which is headlined by Cannibal Corpse and features bands such as Periphery, Between The Buried and Me, The Faceless, and more, can be seen below.
Comments Schendzielos: “Hey friends: On June 28, immediately after landing in Boston to rehearse for Puerto Rico/Summer Slaughter, my girlfriend was in a head-on collision on her scooter. She sustained very serious head and bodily injuries. I flew right home, and we’ve been in the ICU for a week and are still in the hospital to make sure everything is okay. She needs 24/7 supervision for at least two weeks once we get out of here, so I’m very grateful to announce that Gunface from The Red Chord is going to help me out filling in on Summer Slaughter until I can meet back up with it. We love the dude very much and it’s going to be really cool for both JFAC and TRC fans to see. Enormous thanks for understanding this difficult situation and I’ll be back as soon as possible!”
Adds McKenzie: “I’m excited to be playing with JFAC on this tour. Great dudes in this band as well as in the bands on Summer Slaughter. Playing bass is a little different for me but definitely an interesting challenge. I’m definitely looking forward to getting out on the road again. Nick’s bass work is incredible and I’m working hard to get all of his parts down. Sending positive vibes out to him and his lady.”
My best wishes go out to Schendzielos’ girlfriend on a speedy recovery. 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.
Prog/djent metal band Periphery have released a video teaser for their upcoming album Periphery II: This Time It’s Personal. Due for release on July 3rd via Sumerian Records, the album will see Periphery expanding their combination of brutal tech metal with beautiful progressive elements. The album also features guest solos from Guthrie Govan (The Aristocrats), John Petrucci (Dream Theater), and Wes Hauch (The Faceless). Pre-orders are available here.
Misha Mansoor (guitars) states: “We are very happy to announce the full track listing [see below] and show you guys the artwork for our sophomore release. We put so much hard work and time into this album and we thank all of you for your continued support and patience. The album clocks in at sixty-nine minutes exactly and has tons of brand new material, so I assure you it is well worth the wait. Make sure to keep on the lookout for the first track which we will be releasing in the coming weeks.”
BANDHAPPY is a website that offers live, on-line music instruction in all sorts of different areas, such as instruments (guitar, bass, drums, vocals, etc…) to sound production and engineering, and much more. Many of the teachers that have committed to the site are from such bands as Periphery, TesseracT, Textures, Lamb Of God, Animals As Leaders, Soilwork, and more.
Prog-metal giants Dream Theater have personally invited prog/djent metal band Periphery to open up for them on two dates: Oct. 15th in Albany, NY and Oct. 16th in Philadelphia, PA. Dream Theater will be touring in support of their upcoming album, A Dramatic Turn Of Events.
A lot of times these YouTube mash-ups are complete failures. But sometimes they are just incredible. Below is an example of how two completely different styles can work together with the right touch. My only complaint is that Katy Perry’s vocals are way too loud in the mix, overpowering Periphery. Otherwise, it’s something I would definitely rock on my iPod.
With the recent release of Nola sludge legends Crowbar’s much anticipated new album, Sever The Wicked Hand, I started to think about what other huge albums 2011 has to offer the metalheads among us. With new albums from genre heavyweights like Atheist, Fear Factory, and Agalloch turning last year into a seriously stellar year for metal, 2010 is going to be hard to top, but here are 10 (+2) albums that I think will give 2011 more than just a fighting chance. READ MORE
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!
Progressive/djent metal band Periphery will be touring the US this March with Fair To Midland and Scale The Summit. I personally am really excited for this tour and will definitely be at the Flint, Michigan show. Their self-titled album from last year is an incredible album and is worth every penny, so go and buy it! Also, keep an eye out for an upcoming exclusive interview with guitarist Misha Mansoor in the near future.
Bloody-Disgusting has scored some exclusive before and after shots of TesseracT’s upcoming music video ‘Nascent’. The song comes from their upcoming album, ‘One’, which hits stores March 22nd. Also after the jump are some quotes from singer Daniel Tompkins and bassist Amos Williams. I’m personally loving the look and those weird octopus brain things are kinda badass. Check ‘em out after the jump!
Periphery has announced a contest for all you audio techs and DJ’s out there: Remix their song ‘Icarus Lives’ and it might just appear on their upcoming EP, Icarus Lives!, which is scheduled to be released in early 2011. Here is what guitarist Misha Mansoor has said about this contest: ”Hey guys, since all of us in PERIPHERY are such huge electronic music fans, we came up with a fun idea. We want to do a remix contest for our song ‘Icarus Lives!’ just to see what all you talented folk out there could do with it. We will give you just the vocals and let you go to town on it, be it a trance, house, dubstep, electronica, glitch, drum & bass or whatever your flavor is remix. Make it as crazy or as true to the original as you want, or anything in between, we want to hear what you guys can do, but originality and creativity are always well appreciated. The best part is that the winner’s song will be on our upcoming EP that is due early next year. Have at it.”