Periphery we’re already becoming a massive force in the publicly branded djent genre, but ‘Periphery III: Select Difficulty’ has solidified that notion.
With support coming from the Italians in Destrage and The Contortionist.
Returning this year with one of the band’s most compelling albums since their inception, Periphery are set to level their past with the absolutely brilliant Select Difficulty. Known for their near faultless live performances, we caught the band at their Encore Stage slot delivering the goods with pin point accuracy. Fortunately we were able to speak to guitarist and one sixth of the musical entity that is Periphery, Jake Bowen. Illuminating what is to be expected on the new album, the bands inner workings and how after releasing their double album coup Juggernaut the band are straight back at it once again with their brand new album.
Work ethic can be a band’s true secret weapon. A relentless touring schedule, bountiful ideas and a diligent approach can be just some of a band’s most essential tools. Harnessing the power of the modern day, innovators Periphery return once again a mere year after delivering their conceptual tour de force Juggernaut. Building on their understanding both within music itself and the band dynamic Periphery return with what could be arguably their most cohesive record to date, Select Difficulty.
For one of their best songs yet!
Previously showing us their heavier side with their first single from their upcoming album Periphery III : Select Difficulty with “The Price Is Wrong“we are now able to hear even more examples of what is to come from the Bethesda bunch.
The sense of anticipation seen for England’s Download Festival from its fans is something that many will never truly understand unless you were there to witness it first hand. The master of the “you just had to be there” quote. Formerly the host to the gargantuan Monsters of Rock has since become hallowed ground in the realm of the Metal world. Barricading ourselves away from the modern world for yet another three days Download 2016 might not have had the kindest of weather but with a spirit as tenacious as that of a Metal head it’s no matter. Across three days varying with four stages we were treated to some of the pedigree acts of both the modern and timeless classics creating a beautiful tapestry of classic influences to the likes of the forward thinking band’s leading the charge on modern Metal. Welcome to Download 2016.
The arrival of June signals the imminent release of summer, at last the sun has come to sparingly greet our British Isles and though the forecast might be slightly murkier than perhaps we wanted, I for one am in high spirits that the fields in Donington this weekend will weather the storm. For anyone heading down to the eponymous festival this weekend we have picked ten band’s that among the Demi God status of our headliners truly demand your attention. Whether in a tent or on main stage these bands are the ones to watch.
Listen to the first example of brand new material from the band’s forthcoming album Select Difficulty.
Despite their monolithic undertaking last year Periphery seem to be able to churn out albums fairly easily, announcing that the band would be relaesing Select Difficulty this year.
Not only that but the band will be embarking on a huge US tour this summer as well as some not so great news.
Bringing 2015 to fittingly dramatic end, Periphery went on a monumental European tour. Supporting their critically acclaimed brand new double album released at the beginning of the year Juggernaut : Alpha and Juggernaut : Omega. In the ready to access day and age of music, a bold move to release something as lengthy as a double album. Prior to Periphery absolutely blinding London with their headline show, we were lucky enough to be able to speak to vocalist Spencer Sotelo. Understanding exactly how the band tackled such a daunting task of a double album, what the album’s cryptic storyline alludes to and how the singer has truly come into a world of his own we find out just what life is like for these Juggernaut’s.