Very rarely does a band come along that just defies the boundaries of conventionality, but the experimental, progressive metal outfit PERIPHERY have done just that and have blazed a trail of originality that has sent a shockwave throughout the metal world. This Maryland based six-piece are one of the few who actually feature three guitar players and are led by the virtuoso Misha Mansoor, whose unique ability and style has him quickly being mentioned as one of the most gifted new players to come along in years. The group’s highly acclaimed debut, self-titled album is a work of sheer precision packaged with a propulsive blend of melody, intensity and undeniable songwriting prowess.
PERIPHERY will be embarking on a massive North American tour alongside Darkest Hour, labelmates Veil of Maya and Revocation this Nov/Dec, so be sure to either see below or head over now to www.myspace.com/periphery to view their entire tour schedule. Also, be sure to check out their new eye-popping video clip for the track “Icarus Lives!” shot by acclaimed directors Ian McFarland and Mike Pecci of Killswitch Productions.
Mansoor checks in with his thoughts on the upcoming tour and future plans: “Hey everyone, it’s been an amazing whirlwind of a year for PERIPHERY and there are no signs of slowing down anytime soon. We are currently preparing for a long tour with Darkest Hour, Veil of Maya and Revocation, which is going to be a blast and we can’t wait to get back out there to play for everyone. Also, we encourage everyone to come and meet us at our merch booth after each and every show to come and hang with us. We love hearing feedback from our fans and getting a chance to meet new people.
“We also will have a fresh new, longer setlist with a BRAND SPANKIN’ NEW SONG and a few fun surprises just for this tour. We are also giving lessons on our respective instruments (a lot of days are already booked!), so please come out early to see us and jam with us. Contact us on myspace or facebook if you are interested in lessons.
“I am also really happy to announce that PERIPHERY is well into the writing process for our upcoming EP. We have tracked most of the instrumentation and vocals and are making final tweaks on everything but you guys are in for a treat. There will be some re-tweaked material, some rare material and some brand new material on it so there will be something for everyone.
“We have also been working on material for our second full-length now, so that we can have as much time to refine it before we record the final product. Be sure to check our MySpace and Facebook pages regularly for our updates. Our goal with our music is to cover as much ground as possible while staying true to our sound, and hopefully evolve from previous work all at once. It’s a tall order but a fun challenge nonetheless, and we are doing our best to ensure that the new material will fulfill that goal.
“We want to thank all of our fans for their love and support. We would be nowhere without you and we want to be able to meet you all and thank you in person, so be sure to come out to the shows and hang out with us. We also want to thank Darkest Hour for giving us the opportunity to be on this very special tour with them and it is such an honor for us. You guys are in for a treat. See you there.”
In 2011, PERIPHERY will further expand upon the unique path they are carving out within the metal genre and deliver an offering of epic proportion.
11/12/10 Worcester, MA @ The Palladium w/ Darkest Hour
11/13/10 New York, NY @ Gramercy Theatre w/ Darkest Hour
11/14/10 Allentown, PA @ Crocodile Rock w/ Darkest Hour
11/15/10 Quebec City, Canada @ Dagobert w/ Darkest Hour
11/16/10 Montreal, Canada @ Tulipe w/ Darkest Hour
11/17/10 Toronto, Canada @ Mod Club w/ Darkest Hour
11/19/10 Cleveland, OH @ Peabody’s w/ Darkest Hour
11/20/10 West Dundee, IL @ Clearwater Theatre w/ Darkest Hour
11/21/10 Des Moines, IA @ People’s Court w/ Darkest Hour
11/22/10 Denver, CO @ Marquis Theatre w/ Darkest Hour
11/23/10 Salt Lake City, UT @ In The Venue w/ Darkest Hour
11/24/10 Las Vegas, NV @ Area 702 w/ Darkest Hour
11/26/10 San Diego, CA @ Soma w/ Darkest Hour
11/27/10 Pomona, CA @ The Glasshouse w/ Darkest Hour
11/28/10 San Francisco, CA @ DNA Lounge w/ Darkest Hour
11/29/10 West Hollywood, CA @ The Whisky w/ Darkest Hour
11/30/10 Mesa, AZ @ Nile Theatre w/ Darkest Hour
12/01/10 Albuquerque, NM @ The Launchpad w/ Darkest Hour
12/02/10 Lubbock, TX @ Tequila Jungle
12/03/10 Austin, TX @ Emo’s w/ Darkest Hour
12/04/10 Dallas, TX @ Trees w/ Darkest Hour
12/05/10 Houston, TX @ Warehouse Live w/ Darkest Hour
12/07/10 St. Petersburg, FL @ State Theatre w/ Darkest Hour
12/08/10 Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade w/ Darkest Hour
12/09/10 Wilmington, NC @ The Soapbox w/ Darkest Hour
12/10/10 Philadelphia, PA @ Starlight Ballroom w/ Darkest Hour
12/11/10 Baltimore, MD @ Ottobar w/ Darkest Hour
12/12/10 Richmond, VA @ Hat Factory w/ Darkest Hour