Saturday, January 11, 2014

American progressive metal band, Periphery, returns to Manila for a one night only major concert on February 6, 2014, 8:00 p.m., at Skydome, SM City North Edsa. Their upcoming EP album, "Clear", set tor release on January 28, 2014.

The band is known for their heavy, modern, and progressive sound that includes polyrhythmic patterns and soaring melodies. They are regarded as one of the pioneers of the djent movement in progressive metal.

After several lineup changes during its history, the band now consists of vocalist Spencer Sotelo, drummer Matt Halpern, bassist Adam Getgood, and guitarists Misha Mansoor, Mark Holcomb and Jake Bowen. Periphery released their self-titled debut in 2010 and their follow-up, Periphery II: This Time It's Personal, on July 3, 2012. On December 3, 2013 Periphery released a teaser for their upcoming EP/mini-album Clear, which is set for release on January 28, 2014. All Periphery material is self produced by the members.

Periphery was formed by guitarist Misha Mansoor in 2005, who slowly gained a reputation on the Internet via a regularly-updated Soundclick account, the Meshuggah and John Petrucci forums, and the message boards. Before and during Periphery's tenure in the metal scene, Mansoor developed a reputation for doing his own audio production, the majority of which was performed with a home computer and a Pod XT. Mansoor has continued to update his personal project, Bulb, often transferring songs between the two projects. Mansoor also continues to be involved in a number of other musical projects, including Haunted Shores, Four Seconds Ago, and Of Man Not of Machine.

Periphery went through a number of lineup changes during its early history. Originally, Misha played drums and guitar in the band, but began scoping out local talent and found local drummer Jason Berlin, and then switched permanently to guitar. Berlin was planning to pursue interests in Los Angeles, and ultimately was released from the band by Alex Bois before his departure, and then subsequently replaced by Travis Orbin "The Orbinator." Between 2005 and 2009, Periphery worked with vocalists Jake Veredika, Casey Sabol and Chris Barretto, gradually moving from a Meshuggah-influenced sound to a more ambient, melodic sound, with a focus on innovative production.

Periphery has toured extensively since 2008, supporting artists including DevilDriver, Emmure, and Veil of Maya, Animals as Leaders, God Forbid, Darkest Hour, The Dillinger Escape Plan, Fear Factory, Between the Buried and Me, and Fair to Midland.

In June 2013, Misha announced that he was starting work on a solo album, which would be self-released under a "pay-what-you-want" business model.

Spencer Sotelo hinted in 2 tweets in September 2013 that Periphery were planning to release a new EP, the writing for which was already well under way, to tide their fans over until the release of Juggernaut, the band's much anticipated third full-length album.

In October, it was announced that Misha Mansoor and Jake Bowen were having signature pickups released; the Bare Knuckle Pickups Juggernaut and DiMarzio Titan pickups respectively. It was also announced that Bowen's Ibanez LACS "Titan" would be made as a signature guitar and that Nolly was developing a signature bass with Dingwall. In November 2013, former singer Chris Barretto made a surprise appearance during an encore of "Icarus Lives!" at the Gramercy Theater. As well as ending the long standing feud between Chris and Periphery, it also marked the end of Periphery's "This Tour is Personal" headlining tour.

In December, Periphery announced a new release entitled Clear, set for release on January 28, 2014. Clear is a separate project from Juggernaut and was built around a unique concept: each track apart from the opener "overture" was assigned to a different member of the band, who acted as the "creative director" for their respective song, and every track shares the theme from "overture" to link each track in the release together. The band insisted that it should not be considered an EP as at 30 minutes in length it is longer than most EPs, but should not be classified as an album.

Ticket Price

Standing Only - P1,150

Tickets available at SM Tickets outlets and at Call 470-2222 for ticket inquiries

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