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Periphery to release dual albums in January

Wednesday, November 05, 2014 6:43 PM PT

Official press release:

Periphery, the D.C. based prog outfit whose music Rolling Stone described as "instrumentally vigorous" and whose members have graced the covers of Guitar World and Modern Drummer, release dual albums Juggernaut: Alpha and Juggernaut: Omega, on January 27 via Sumerian Records.

"Given the nature and complexity of the Juggernaut story, we've actually done something different and exciting in regards to the release," explains drummer Matt Halpern. "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."

"This is new ground and it's exciting," band founder and guitarist Misha Mansoor says of the band's approach to writing and recording Juggernaut, which saw all six members work collectively for the first time in Periphery's history. "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 hit the road in support of the forthcoming album on Jan. 10, kicking off a five-week, North American tour at Cat's Cradle in Carrboro, N.C.

"We are ecstatic to be out of the studio and touring on Juggernaut," said vocalist Spencer Sotelo. "The band is planning on performing a good amount of tracks from that record on this tour and we are beyond excited to share this experience with all of our fans. It's going to be a killer tour and we feel very strongly about the diverse line-up of bands that we were able to bring together for this."


11/5/2014 6:55:03 PM
i keep hoping this band stops sucking so bad but i have a feeling they will just continue to suck

11/5/2014 7:42:54 PM
Noodleheads are stoked.

11/5/2014 7:46:26 PM
one of the few decent bands left. rare to find a band where every member really understands their instrument and song writing in general, even though not every single thing they put out is good. mark's custom guitars are f*kn sweet tho.

11/5/2014 7:46:57 PM
Coheed is not stoked

11/5/2014 7:51:16 PM
regardless if the album blows or not, their studio updates for this are gold.

11/5/2014 7:53:12 PM
looking forward to the production aspect at least... the two guys that oversee it do a damn good job.

11/5/2014 8:24:19 PM
those two are in the band u f*k. its the bassist and guitarist that do the production. the guitar guy also has his line of overpriced effects pedals out. LOL

11/5/2014 9:56:08 PM

11/5/2014 10:47:57 PM
character development

11/5/2014 11:17:50 PM
Band is terrible

11/6/2014 1:28:08 AM

11/6/2014 4:19:02 AM
Bitch now, buy the album later.

11/6/2014 4:21:25 AM
All sweaty nerds sitting behind computers who want to blow Bulb are stoked. Can this band stop pretending that they're going to be anything more than a "metalcore" band that djents.

11/6/2014 6:09:01 AM
"All sweaty nerds sitting behind computers who want to blow Bulb are stoked."

Dude, you just described yourself. Not sure if you're aware.

11/6/2014 6:37:06 AM
Saw this band live once by mistake....most boring shit i ever saw. So unentertaining. Go suck your own dcks offstage.

11/6/2014 8:42:17 AM
Rather drink milk through my ass.

11/6/2014 8:47:13 AM
alpha... omega... how creative

11/6/2014 4:17:11 PM
this band has BTBAM disease. taking themselves way too seriously, trying to achieve things they aren't capable of.

11/7/2014 8:40:17 AM
BTBAM can and will do anything including filling all of your mom's holes at once thus creating a black hole which they will also fill creating the Parallax dimension.

11/8/2014 3:55:32 AM
I like how the first paragraph explains all the magazines they've been in...I've still never heard them. I don't think I wanna listen to a band that needs two albums ensure proper "character development"

...like someone else said, fckING PRETENTIOUS

11/8/2014 5:18:40 PM
The LGBT community is not stoked.