One piece of juicy information revealed in the official press release is that Periphery's new album will indeed be self-titled and will be released in May. Of course, this is only one of two albums the band have been working on.
Earlier this year, Down announced that they will record four new EPs instead of a full-length album, setting off a ton of speculation about how the album's days may be numbered, thanks to any number of culprits from our download-centric culture to the impatience of fans.
If there's a fall tour that's got the Guitar World office abuzz, it's got to be the Frak The Gods tour -- a month-long run of shows which kicks off this Friday in Baltimore, Maryland. The mini-tour will serve as a studio break for headliners Periphery, who will be joined on the tour by The Human Abstract and The Contortionist.
Periphery guitarist -- and Guitar World columnist -- Misha Mansoor seems just a tad ticked off in a post he wrote for Metal Sucks yesterday. In a very well-written diatribe on the state of the music industry -- and the state of the fans that inhabit the dark corners of metal forums and comment sections everywhere -- "Bulb" took on the "musical elitists" who make life all the more frustrating for aspiring musicians. You can check out an excerpt below.