Periphery http://www.guitarworld.com/taxonomy/term/416/all en Periphery Premiere New Song, "22 Faces" http://www.guitarworld.com/periphery-premiere-new-song-22-faces <!--paging_filter--><p>Periphery have premiered another song off their upcoming double concept record, <em>Juggernaut</em>, which is being released across two albums, <em>Juggernaut: Alpha</em> and <em>Juggernaut: Omega.</em></p> <p>You can check out "22 Faces" below.</p> <p>Periphery singer Spencer Sotelo calls "22 Faces" "a very schizophrenic track in nature as far as the structure and instrumentation goes. One minute it is ambient and pretty, and the next minute it is assaulting you from every which way.</p> <p>The new albums, which will be released January 27 via Sumerian Records, features some of the band's most accessible music.</p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/pUeWJjZB_nQ" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> http://www.guitarworld.com/periphery-premiere-new-song-22-faces#comments Periphery News Tue, 16 Dec 2014 15:54:49 +0000 Guitar World Staff http://www.guitarworld.com/article/23122 Periphery Premiere New Song, "The Bad Thing" http://www.guitarworld.com/periphery-premiere-new-song-bad-thing <!--paging_filter--><p>Periphery have premiered another new song. </p> <p>Check out "The Bad Thing" below and let us know what you think in the comments or on Facebook!</p> <p>The band will release their dual album, <em>Juggernaut,</em> January 27 via Sumerian Records.</p> <p><iframe src="//www.youtube.com/embed/0sNIbcqxYL0" width="620" height="365" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen"></iframe></p> http://www.guitarworld.com/periphery-premiere-new-song-bad-thing#comments Periphery News Thu, 04 Dec 2014 23:05:29 +0000 Guitar World Staff http://www.guitarworld.com/article/23029 Periphery Premiere New Song, "The Scourge" — Listen http://www.guitarworld.com/periphery-premiere-new-song-scourge-listen <!--paging_filter--><p>Periphery have announced the release date of their dual albums, <em>Juggernaut: Alpha</em> and <em>Juggernaut: Omega,</em> as January 27 via Sumerian Records. </p> <p>In anticipation, the band has teamed up with <em>Revolver</em> to premiere a new song, "The Scourge." Check it out below and let us know what you think in the comments!</p> <p>To get <em>Juggernaut,</em> visit Sumerian's <a href="http://sumerianmerch.com" target="_blank">webstore</a>. For more on Periphery, follow them on <a href="https://www.facebook.com/PeripheryBand" target="_blank">Facebook</a> and <a href="https://twitter.com/peripheryband" target="_blank">Twitter</a>.</p> <p><iframe src="//www.youtube.com/embed/9VURtvVKyGU" width="620" height="365" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen"></iframe></p> http://www.guitarworld.com/periphery-premiere-new-song-scourge-listen#comments Periphery News Thu, 20 Nov 2014 17:23:56 +0000 Guitar World Staff http://www.guitarworld.com/article/22919 Periphery Announce Two 'Juggernaut' Studio Albums and North American Tour http://www.guitarworld.com/periphery-announce-two-studio-albums-and-tour <!--paging_filter--><p>Periphery have announced the release date of their dual albums, <em>Juggernaut: Alpha</em> and <em>Juggernaut: Omega,</em> as January 27 via Sumerian Records.</p> <p>“<em>Juggernaut</em> is a story that is told through our music, and we want our audience to fully digest the whole experience," said drummer Matt Halpern.</p> <p>"Because <em>Juggernaut</em> 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. </p> <p>"<em>Juggernaut: Alpha,</em> the first part of the story, focuses on the back story and character development, while part two/album two, <em>Juggernaut: Omega,</em> focuses on some pretty serious and gut-wrenching events, taking you for a thrill ride along the main character's complex journey. </p> <p>"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.”</p> <p>The band also will hit the road early next year with Nothing More, Wovenwar and Thank You Scientist.</p> <p>“We are ecstatic to be out of the studio and touring on <em>Juggernaut,</em>” 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.”</p> <p><strong>2015 Tour Dates:</strong></p> <p>January 10 Carrboro, NC Cat’s Cradle<br /> January 11 Charlotte, NC The Fillmore<br /> January 12 Atlanta, GA Masquerade<br /> January 13 Tampa, FL Orpheum<br /> January 14 Ft. Lauderdale, FL Revolution Live<br /> January 16 New Orleans, LA House of Blues<br /> January 17 Houston, TX House of Blues<br /> January 18 Dallas, TX House of Blues<br /> January 20 Albuquerque, NM Sunshine Theatre<br /> January 21 Phoenix, AZ Club Red<br /> January 22 Los Angeles, CA House of Blues<br /> January 23 Anaheim, CA Yost Theater<br /> January 26 San Francisco, CA The Fillmore<br /> January 27 Portland, OR Hawthorne Theater<br /> January 28 Seattle, WA El Corazon<br /> January 31 Denver, CO Summit Music Hall<br /> February 2 Minneapolis, MN Varsity Theater<br /> February 3 Chicago, IL House of Blues<br /> February 4 Detroit, MI St. Andrew’s Hall<br /> February 6 Toronto, ON Opera House<br /> February 7 Montreal, QC Corona Theatre<br /> February 8 Albany, NY Upstate Concert Hall<br /> February 9 Rochester, NY Water Street Music Hall<br /> February 11 Boston, MA Paradise Rock Club<br /> February 12 New York, NY Irving Plaza<br /> February 13 Silver Spring, MD The Fillmore<br /> February 14 Philadelphia, PA District N9ne</p> http://www.guitarworld.com/periphery-announce-two-studio-albums-and-tour#comments Periphery News Wed, 05 Nov 2014 20:25:08 +0000 Guitar World Staff http://www.guitarworld.com/article/22791 Pro Tone Pedals Introduces Limited-Edition Mark Holcomb Haunted Signature Delay Pedal http://www.guitarworld.com/pro-tone-pedals-introduces-limited-edition-mark-holcomb-haunted-signature-delay-pedal <!--paging_filter--><p>Pro Tone Pedals has launched its new Mark Holcomb Limited Edition Signature Delay Pedal. </p> <p>The Periphery guitarist's signature pedal, the Haunted Delay, was designed to be an ambient-style delay like your favorite vintage tape echo, with gig-ready durability to last you decades without a $1,000 price tag. In the U.S., the price is $283 including shipping.</p> <p>The Delay control offers a sweep of delay times ranging from 25 milliseconds to 450 milliseconds. The Repeat control runs from a single regeneration to infinite feedback. The longer settings introduces some slight note crunching similar to the vintage tape delay systems from past decades.</p> <p>Mix sets the level of delayed signal mixed with straight guitar tone. The Volume knob adjusts the overall output from unity gain to a 20db boost, enough volume to drive your amp to the edge. The Haunted delay was intentionally designed to work well with modern high-gain amps as well as classics, offering the widest range of usability, no matter what style you play.</p> <p>"I’m extremely happy with how unique and versatile this pedal turned out, and it’s been an inspiration merely jamming on it as of late," Holcomb said. </p> <p>"The intention here was to create something truly trippy, a pedal versatile enough to handle the soundscape-y material I’m drawn to, while at the same time having a very streamlined interface, making it easy to use as a songwriting tool, which is its main use for me."</p> <p><iframe src="//instagram.com/p/q78m6vPrOK/embed/" width="620" height="710" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" allowtransparency="true"></iframe></p> <p><strong>Additional features</strong>:</p> <p>• The first 50 off the production line will be autographed by Mark<br /> • True Hardwire Bypass for noise free operation<br /> • Stomp switch built to withstand years of hard stomping shows<br /> • Durable aluminum housing<br /> • Operates on a standard 9 volt negative tip BOSS style adapter<br /> • Limited run of 150<br /> • Shipping begins September 15th<br /> • Proudly built by hand in the USA<br /> • Buy now within the USA $283 (price includes shipping)</p> <p><strong>For more about the pedal (and to order), visit <a href="http://protonepedals.com/markholcomb/">protonepedals.com</a>.</strong></p> http://www.guitarworld.com/pro-tone-pedals-introduces-limited-edition-mark-holcomb-haunted-signature-delay-pedal#comments Mark Holcomb Periphery Pro Tone Pedals Effects News Gear Tue, 19 Aug 2014 18:22:33 +0000 Guitar World Staff http://www.guitarworld.com/article/22158 Periphery's Misha Mansoor Discusses Dream Theater's 'Metropolis Pt. 2: Scenes from a Memory' — The Record That Changed My Life http://www.guitarworld.com/peripherys-misha-mansoor-discusses-dream-theaters-metropolis-pt-2-scenes-memory-record-changed-my-life <!--paging_filter--><p><strong>Dream Theater</strong><br /> <em>Metropolis Pt. 2: Scenes From A Memory</em> (1999)</p> <p>“This is the album that got me into progressive music and made me think differently about guitar.</p> <p>"It’s the most formative album for me in deciding I was going to be a musician and take guitar seriously. Before hearing <em>Scenes from a Memory</em>, I was mostly a drummer. I was probably 15 or 16 when my friend from high school played it for me. </p> <p>"I had heard the name Dream Theater before, but I didn’t pay attention because sometimes the word prog gets a bad rap, so I kinda wrote them off. But my friend lent me the album along with their DVD, <em>Metropolis 2000: Scenes from New York</em>, where they play the album live. The combination of hearing the record and also seeing that they could actually play that stuff live was amazing. They nail it. I didn’t even know it was possible, and it rocked my world. </p> <p>“Before that, I played guitar a little bit, but it was mostly about playing drop-D power chords. Nothing serious. But the possibilities of what music could be expanded so much after I heard <em>Scenes from a Memory</em>. It was a mind fuck. I stopped playing drums and took guitar seriously. I sat down and learned as much of the solos and riffs on that album as I could. That’s how I started developing my chops. </p> <p>“The beauty of John Petrucci is that he’s the whole package. Shredders are a dime a dozen, but this guy writes some of the sickest riffs and best songs ever. I wanted to emulate him and absorb as much of his music as possible. I didn’t even want to be original. Dude, I wanted to straight up be John Petrucci! </p> <p>"<em>Scenes from a Memory</em> was my introduction to Dream Theater, and it’s still my favorite record by them. It has so much sentimental value for me because it had such a big impact on my guitar playing.”</p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/9ErC9fF8RBY" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-additional-content"><legend>Additional Content</legend><div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-related-artist"> <div class="field-label"><p><strong>Related Artist:</strong>&nbsp;<p></div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/dream-theater">Dream Theater</a> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> http://www.guitarworld.com/peripherys-misha-mansoor-discusses-dream-theaters-metropolis-pt-2-scenes-memory-record-changed-my-life#comments Dream Theater July 2014 Misha Mansoor Periphery The Record that Changed My Life Interviews News Features Magazine Fri, 01 Aug 2014 10:27:50 +0000 Misha Mansoor http://www.guitarworld.com/article/21928 Exclusive Video: Periphery Guitarist Mark Holcomb Demos Positive Grid Bias and JamUp http://www.guitarworld.com/exclusive-video-periphery-guitarist-mark-holcomb-demos-positive-grid-bias-and-jamup <!--paging_filter--><p>Check out this exclusive video featuring Periphery's Mark Holcomb.</p> <p>We'll let him explain it:</p> <p>"[This is] a gear demo I did last week for Positive Grid (makers of Bias and JamUp for iOS). I'm jamming through a couple of riffs using a custom amp in Bias and running through several features in JamUp. I also play through some new Periphery material."</p> <p>The song list is:</p> <p>01. "Pale Aura"<br /> 02. an untitled demo (which might or might not be used for Periphery)<br /> 03. "Immaterial"</p> <p>"Since I keep my Fractal AxeFx-II racked up in our touring rig when we're at home, my home jamming rig has been condensed to just an iPad and a powered cab. Not only are the tones as good as any other piece of gear I own but the portability of having both Positive Grid apps on iOS makes it ideal for travel."</p> <p>For more info, check out <a href="http://www.positivegrid.com/">positivegrid.com</a>.</p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/K-SEAvxqoXI" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> http://www.guitarworld.com/exclusive-video-periphery-guitarist-mark-holcomb-demos-positive-grid-bias-and-jamup#comments Mark Holcomb Periphery Videos Home Recording News Gear Tue, 25 Mar 2014 15:15:36 +0000 Guitar World Staff http://www.guitarworld.com/article/20822 Review: Bare Knuckle Juggernaut Misha Mansoor Signature Humbuckers http://www.guitarworld.com/review-bare-knuckle-juggernaut-misha-mansoor-signature-humbuckers <!--paging_filter--><p><em>This video is bonus content related to the March 2014 issue of </em>Guitar World<em>. For the full range of interviews, features, tabs and more, pick up the new issue on newsstands now, or in our <a href="http://store.guitarworld.com/collections/guitar-world/products/guitar-world-march-14-eric-clapton/?&amp;utm_source=gw_homepage&amp;utm_medium=article&amp;utm_campaign=JanuaryVideosPage">online store</a>.</em></p> <p>The traditional approach to creating high-gain pickups involved overwinding coils around heavy ceramic magnets. </p> <p>This flame-thrower style of design is terrific for figuratively frying everything in the sonic path, but it noticeably decreases clarity, pick attack and dynamics, sacrificing musicality for the sake of intensity and volume. </p> <p>Bare Knuckle’s new, hand-wound Juggernaut humbuckers—the signature pickup of Periphery’s virtuoso guitarist, Misha “Bulb” Mansoor—combine power and refinement equally, making them perfect for drop-tuned low notes and delivering the complex midrange and uncompressed pick attack preferred by today’s multi-genre artists. </p> <p><strong>Features</strong><br /> Bare Knuckle employs a lot of vintage mojo in all of its pickups. The bobbins are made from celluloid butyrate; the tapped pole screw holes and maple spacers ensure a solid assembly; the nickel-silver humbucker bases are made in-house; and the coils are scatter wound for an organic and detailed response. </p> <p>Many of today’s manufacturers wind their coils asymmetrically, so that one coil is producing more of the basic tone while the other is fine tuning elements of sound while reducing or cancelling hum. Rather than use offset coil winds, Bare Knuckle’s Juggernaut utilizes traditional, symmetrically wound coils to eliminate all hum—something that is key for high-gain pickups—and then brilliantly tailors the bridge pickup’s personality with a combination of Alnico V and Ceramic VIII magnets. A custom-sized Alnico V makes it possible for the neck-position Juggernaut to achieve compatible qualities of warmth and dynamics without the use of ceramics. </p> <p>The pickups come standard with four-conductor wires for series humbucking, parallel humbucking or coil-splitting wiring schemes. Six-, seven- and eight-string versions are available, as are numerous cover styles, including basic black, burnt chrome, camo and a custom-etched “Bulb” design in honor of Mansoor. </p> <p><strong>Performance</strong><br /> Many high-output pickups lack natural, open-sounding midrange, but not the Juggernauts. These pickups are engaging and warm, with copious even-order harmonics in the low mids and more odd-order overtones in the upper mids, making it possible to create sweet tones when softly picking or aggressive, chirping attack when digging in. Frankly, I can’t remember when I’ve heard this much high-end slice from an Alnico-based, neck-position humbucker. </p> <p>Lows are similarly tight and controlled when you pick hard or palm mute, but they don’t lose their musical elasticity or intonation when called upon to deliver more serene passages, even when your low string is tuned down to B. Instead of driving certain frequencies, as singularly focused pickups do, the Juggernauts have a multifaceted character and a noiseless, “black” background that allows the guitar and amp’s harmonics to shine. Bear in mind, these pickups are not going to help you sound like Albert Collins or Van Halen—the Juggernauts have a PhD in tonal complexity and are best suited to the modern guitarist who wants to paint with omnipresent clarity and a full palette of tonal hues, whether through a bone-dry clean rig or an insanely distorted super stack. </p> <p><strong>List Price</strong> $TK</p> <p><strong>Manufacturer</strong> Bare Knuckle Pickups Ltd. United Kingdom, <a href="https://bareknucklepickups.co.uk/main/">bareknucklepickups.co.uk</a></p> <p><strong>Cheat Sheet</strong><br /> A combination of Alnico V and ceramic VIII magnets give the bridge-position Juggernaut a rich midrange voice, taut lows and far-reaching highs. </p> <p>Ideally wound coils and specially sized Alnico V magnets help the neck position Juggernaut produce sweet tones that are simultaneously punchy and sharp. </p> <p><strong>The Bottom Line</strong><br /> Like the scintillating exhaust note of a Ferrari California, Bare Knuckle’s Misha Mansoor signature Juggernaut humbuckers turn sheer power into nuanced art, with crushing lows, thick midrange and string-defining treble snap. </p> <!-- Start of Brightcove Player --><!-- Start of Brightcove Player --><div style="display:none"> </div> <!-- By use of this code snippet, I agree to the Brightcove Publisher T and C found at https://accounts.brightcove.com/en/terms-and-conditions/. --><!-- By use of this code snippet, I agree to the Brightcove Publisher T and C found at https://accounts.brightcove.com/en/terms-and-conditions/. --><script language="JavaScript" type="text/javascript" src="http://admin.brightcove.com/js/BrightcoveExperiences.js"></script><object id="myExperience3122355666001" class="BrightcoveExperience"> <param name="bgcolor" value="#FFFFFF" /> <param name="width" value="620" /> <param name="height" value="348" /> <param name="playerID" value="798983031001" /> <param name="playerKey" value="AQ~~,AAAAj36EdAk~,0qwz1H1Ey92wZ6vLZcchClKTXdFbuP3P" /> <param name="isVid" value="true" /> <param name="isUI" value="true" /> <param name="dynamicStreaming" value="true" /> <param name="@videoPlayer" value="3122355666001" /> </object><!-- This script tag will cause the Brightcove Players defined above it to be created as soon as the line is read by the browser. 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"It's rare when you have a band where every member is capable of writing and producing music. With each member controlling their own track, this recording enabled us to go down any path we chose in terms of style and sound.</p> <p>“Every track also contains a melodic theme established in <em>Clear'</em>s intro track, 'Overture.' </p> <p>"This common thread links all of the songs together, even though they all sound wildly different. <em>Clear</em> shouldn't be confused with our new third full-length album that we're currently working on, nor should it be considered an EP, as it rides somewhere in-between clocking in at 30 minutes. Enjoy!"</p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/Ww8wIUTzjvk?list=PLH22-xSMERQp18O1-ZMBCGD8zXwcDa037" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> http://www.guitarworld.com/periphery-streaming-experimental-new-recording-clear#comments Periphery News Wed, 15 Jan 2014 20:06:12 +0000 Guitar World Staff http://www.guitarworld.com/article/20207 Listen: Periphery Post Teaser for New Experimental Recording, 'Clear' http://www.guitarworld.com/listen-periphery-post-teaser-new-experimental-recording-clear <!--paging_filter--><p>Periphery have released a teaser clip for <em>Clear</em>, their new experimental recording, which will be released January 28 by Sumerian Records.</p> <p>The clip, which you can check out below, features samples of all four songs on the release. Be sure to tell us what you think in the comments below or on Facebook!</p> <p>“<em>Clear</em> is an experiment to explore all of the different writing styles in the band," says guitarist Jake Bowen. "It's rare when you have a band where every member is capable of writing and producing music. </p> <p>"With each member controlling their own track, this recording enabled us to go down any path we chose in terms of style and sound.</p> <p>“Every track also contains a melodic theme established in <em>Clear</em>'s intro track, 'Overture.' This common thread links the songs together, even though they all sound wildly different. <em>Clear</em> shouldn't be confused with our new thirrd full-length album that we're working on, nor should it be considered an EP, as it rides somewhere in between, clocking in at 30 minutes. </p> <p>"Enjoy!"</p> <p><em>Clear</em> pre-order bundle packages are available at <a href="http://www.sumerianmerch.com/">sumerianmerch.com</a>.</p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/8Av0kfz8R50" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> http://www.guitarworld.com/listen-periphery-post-teaser-new-experimental-recording-clear#comments Periphery News Wed, 04 Dec 2013 18:56:50 +0000 Guitar World Staff http://www.guitarworld.com/article/19925 Periphery Premiere New Music Video — Check Out "Ragnarock" http://www.guitarworld.com/periphery-premiere-new-music-video-check-out-ragnarock <!--paging_filter--><p>Periphery's new music video for "Ragnarock" can be seen below.</p> <p>The video, which was shot during the 2013 edition of Summer Slaughter in the US, was directed by Jeff Holcomb. It's from the band's latest album, <em>Periphery II: This Time It's Personal.</em></p> <p>From the band:</p> <p>"Periphery will put the wraps on the most successful year of their career with a monstrous North American headlining tour that looks to be an event that progressive metal and rock fans will talk about for ages. The much-anticipated 'This Tour Is Personal' trek, sponsored by Jackson Guitars, ToonTrack, <em>Guitar World</em> and All In Merch, kicks off October 11 and features Born of Osiris, Dead Letter Circus and Twelve Foot Ninja."</p> <p>You can check out all the dates below the video (NOTE: More dates will be announced soon).</p> <p><iframe width="620" height="400" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/Rm3OpBpwzBs" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <p><strong>PERIPHERY ON TOUR 2013</strong></p> <p>10/11 - Baltimore, MD @ Rams Head Live<br /> 10/14 - Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade<br /> 10/15 - Tampa, FL @ State Theatre<br /> 10/16 - Mobile, AL @ Alabama Music Box<br /> 10/18 - Ft. Worth, TX @ Tomcats<br /> 10/19 - San Antonio, TX @ White Rabbit<br /> 10/20 - Houston, TX @ Fitzgerald's<br /> 10/23 - Phoenix, AZ @ Martini Ranch<br /> 10/24 - Los Angeles, CA @ The Roxy<br /> 10/25 - San Diego, CA @ Soma<br /> 10/26 - Santa Ana, CA @ The Observatory<br /> 10/27 - San Francisco, CA @ DNA<br /> 10/29 - Seattle, WA @ Studio Seven<br /> 10/30 - Vancouver, BC @ Tom Lee Music Hall WITHOUT BOO<br /> 11/01 - Salt Lake City, UT @ Club Sound<br /> 11/02 - Denver, CO @ Summit Music Hall<br /> 11/04 - Lawrence, KS @ Granada Theatre<br /> 11/07 - Chicago, IL @ Mojoes<br /> 11/08 - Minneapolis, MN @ Cabooze<br /> 11/11 - Toronto, ON @ Opera House - WITHOUT BOO<br /> 11/12 - Quebec City, QC @ Dagobert - WITHOUT BOO<br /> 11/16 - Worcester, MA @ The Palladium<br /> 11/20 - New York City, NY @ Gramercy Theatre</p> http://www.guitarworld.com/periphery-premiere-new-music-video-check-out-ragnarock#comments Periphery News Wed, 02 Oct 2013 17:43:12 +0000 Guitar World Staff http://www.guitarworld.com/article/19364 Video: John Petrucci of Dream Theater and Jake Bowen of Periphery Play and Discuss New DiMarzio Pickups http://www.guitarworld.com/video-john-petrucci-dream-theater-and-jake-bowen-periphery-play-and-discuss-new-dimarzio-pickups <!--paging_filter--><p>In this new video — posted Sunday, September 29 — guitarists John Petrucci of Dream Theater and Jake Bowen of Periphery play and discuss their new DiMarzio pickups.</p> <p>To be more specific, Petrucci discusses his new Illuminator pickups, which were designed for his Music Man JP-13 guitar. Bowen discusses the Titan, which was designed for his new Ibanez signature model. </p> <p><strong>Little-known fact</strong>: These guys are related. Petrucci is Bowen's uncle.</p> <p>For more about DiMarzio, visit <a href="http://dimarzio.com">dimarzio.com</a>. For <em>Guitar World</em>'s new review of the Sterling by Music Man JP100D John Petrucci Signature Series Guitar, <a href="http://www.guitarworld.com/review-sterling-music-man-jp100d-john-petrucci-signature-series-guitar">head HERE.</a></p> <p><strong>For more about the November 2013 issue of <em>Guitar World</em>, which features Petrucci on the cover, <a href="http://store.guitarworld.com/collections/guitar-world/products/guitar-world-november-13-dream-theater/?&amp;utm_source=gw_homepage&amp;utm_medium=article&amp;utm_campaign=GovanSlippery">visit the Guitar World Online Store.</a></strong></p> <p><iframe width="620" height="400" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/vynu4_0ERp0" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-additional-content"><legend>Additional Content</legend><div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-related-artist"> <div class="field-label"><p><strong>Related Artist:</strong>&nbsp;<p></div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/john-petrucci">John Petrucci</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/dream-theater">Dream Theater</a> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> http://www.guitarworld.com/video-john-petrucci-dream-theater-and-jake-bowen-periphery-play-and-discuss-new-dimarzio-pickups#comments DiMarzio Dream Theater Jake Bowen John Petrucci Periphery Accessories News Gear Mon, 30 Sep 2013 14:46:10 +0000 Guitar World Staff http://www.guitarworld.com/article/19345 This Tour Is Personal: Periphery Announce Fall North American Tour http://www.guitarworld.com/tour-personal-periphery-announce-fall-north-american-tour <!--paging_filter--><p>Periphery have announced a fall North American tour with Born of Osiris, Dead Letter Circus and Twelve Foot Ninja, dubbed “This Tour Is Personal.” </p> <p>You can check out all the confirmed dates — and a new video advancing the tour — below.</p> <p>The tour, which is sponsored by Jackson Guitars, ToonTrack, <em>Guitar World</em> and All In Merch, kicks off October 11 in Baltimore and wraps up November 20 in New York City.</p> <p>“We have been having a hard time keeping the details of our upcoming headlining tour package under wraps because of how excited we are about it," says Periphery guitarist Misha Mansoor. "This is mainly because for this trek we will be joined by Born of Osiris, Dead Letter Circus and Twelve Foot Ninja. We felt that having those three bands would add some nice variety, virtuosity and, of course, virility to the package.</p> <p>“We will be doing some different tiered VIP packages for this headliner as well, with more specific details on those in the coming weeks. You should make it out to a show because we have not one, but two, Australian bands on this package and we all know what a rarity that is. Also, this will be the last tour on this current album cycle for us, so we won't be back around for awhile. See ya there.”</p> <p>For VIP ticket information, visit <a href="https://new.soundrink.com/front/tour/periphery">soundrink.com</a>. </p> <p>Periphery released their latest offering, <em>This Time It’s Personal</em>, earlier this year. To keep up with Periphery, visit them on <a href="https://www.facebook.com/PeripheryBand">Facebook</a>.</p> <p><strong>Periphery — This Tour Is Personal Dates</strong></p> <p>10/11 - Baltimore, MD @ Rams Head Live<br /> 10/14 - Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade<br /> 10/15 - Tampa, FL @ State Theatre<br /> 10/16 - Mobile, AL @ Alabama Music Box<br /> 10/18 - Ft. Worth, TX @ Tomcats<br /> 10/19 - San Antonio, TX @ White Rabbit<br /> 10/20 - Houston, TX @ Fitzgerald's<br /> 10/23 - Phoenix, AZ @ Martini Ranch<br /> 10/24 - Los Angeles, CA @ The Roxy<br /> 10/25 - San Diego, CA @ Soma<br /> 10/26 - Santa Ana, CA @ The Observatory<br /> 10/27 - San Francisco, CA @ DNA<br /> 10/29 - Seattle, WA @ Studio Seven<br /> 10/30 - Vancouver, BC @ Tom Lee Music Hall WITHOUT BOO<br /> 11/01 - Salt Lake City, UT @ Club Sound<br /> 11/02 - Denver, CO @ Summit Music Hall<br /> 11/04 - Lawrence, KS @ Granada Theatre<br /> 11/07 - Chicago, IL @ Mojoes<br /> 11/08 - Minneapolis, MN @ Cabooze<br /> 11/11 - Toronto, ON @ Opera House - WITHOUT BOO<br /> 11/12 - Quebec City, QC @ Dagobert - WITHOUT BOO<br /> 11/16 - Worcester, MA @ The Palladium<br /> 11/20 - New York City, NY @ Gramercy Theatre</p> <p><iframe width="620" height="360" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/vYiv2S9K2l8" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> http://www.guitarworld.com/tour-personal-periphery-announce-fall-north-american-tour#comments Periphery News Tue, 20 Aug 2013 19:21:37 +0000 Guitar World Staff http://www.guitarworld.com/article/19060 Power Trio: Tosin Abasi, Misha Mansoor and Ben Weinman — the Ultimate Prog Roundtable http://www.guitarworld.com/power-trio-tosin-abasi-misha-mansoor-and-ben-weinman-ultimate-prog-roundtable <!--paging_filter--><p><em>This is an excerpt from the September 2013 issue of Guitar World magazine. For the rest of this story, plus a Tosin Abasi poster and features on Metallica's Kirk Hammett, a seven- and eight-string buyer's guide and more, <a href="http://store.guitarworld.com/collections/guitar-world/products/guitar-world-september-13-prog-rock-roundtable-asking-alexandria/?&amp;utm_source=homepage&amp;utm_medium=website&amp;utm_campaign=ProgExcerpt">check out the September 2013 issue at the Guitar World Online Store.</a></em></p> <p><strong>They started like most of us, playing power chords, Nirvana and Metallica. So how exactly did Ben Weinman of the Dillinger Escape Plan, Animals as Leaders’ Tosin Abasi and Periphery’s Misha Mansoor become such damned good guitarists?</strong></p> <p>“Hey, let me try something,” Dillinger Escape Plan’s Ben Weinman says to photographer Jimmy Hubbard. “I’m gonna jump up, push my foot off that molding and catapult myself in the air, and I want you to take photo of it. It might look cool.”</p> <p>Hubbard and I are skeptical. We are standing with the guitarist in a narrow corridor in the basement of <em>Guitar World</em>’s offices, and the wall molding is a good three or four feet up from the ground. It’s hard to believe that Weinman will be able to jump that high, let alone use it as leverage for his foot. We enthusiastically cheer him on, hoping to see, at very least, a classic wipeout. </p> <p>Weinman grabs his guitar and, to our amazement, takes a small running start and, like Spider-Man, leaps, bounces off the wall and rockets into the air while managing to flip us both off before landing on both feet. More remarkably, he replicates this wildly strenuous parkour-style move about 15 more times, until Hubbard is able to frame the shot perfectly. </p> <p><strong><a href="http://www.guitarworld.com/preview-exclusive-new-tracks-tosin-abasi-misha-mansoor-ben-weinman-kim-thayil-and-dweezil-zappa-0">[[ Preview EXCLUSIVE new tracks by Tosin Abasi, Misha Mansoor, Ben Weinman, Kim Thayil and Dweezil Zappa! ]]</a></strong></p> <p>I guess we shouldn’t have been that surprised. In many ways, Weinman and our two other guests, Periphery’s Misha Mansoor and Animals as Leaders’ Tosin Abasi, do something similar almost every day of their lives. They strap on their guitars, play riffs that seem physically impossible and create music that virtually explodes into space.</p> <p>Abasi and Mansoor have now joined us and are laughing and applauding Weinman’s feats of derring-do. Tosin and Misha, while not in the same band, have been close friends and musical collaborators for several years. It was Mansoor who produced Animals as Leaders’ widely hailed, self-titled 2009 debut, a dazzling instrumental showcase featuring Abasi’s innovative seven- and eight-string guitar playing. Packed with wickedly fast soloing, beautiful jazz-influenced chord voicings and tricky polyrhythms, <em>Animals as Leaders</em> and <em>Weightless</em>, its 2011 follow-up, have put Abasi on the short list of post-millennial shredders that really matter.</p> <p><iframe width="620" height="360" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/R75m5v-MsrM" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <p>As for Mansoor, he’s become something of a guitar hero in his own right. Since 2009, he has produced and played guitar on two albums with his band, Periphery, a groundbreaking progressive-rock unit that fuses soaring vocal melodies and complex instrumental interludes into polished, compact, space age–sounding metal. With their distinctive three-guitar sound, glitch electronic overlays and throaty chug provided by the lower strings of their seven-string guitars, Periphery have spawned a whole underground industry of imitators.</p> <p>That leaves Weinman’s band, the Dillinger Escape Plan. To describe them as “metalcore,” as many have, would be a grave injustice. Combining the raw confrontation of punk with a jagged overlay of thrash metal and avant-garde jazz, the Plan are in a category of their own. Their new album, <em>One of Us Is the Killer</em>, is not only aggressively unique but also one of the best rock albums released this year. (Plus, they put on one of the most physically punishing live shows in rock history.)</p> <p>Together, Weinman, Abasi and Mansoor represent three of the more forward-thinking minds in modern rock guitar, and they are the perfect musicians to engage in a deep discussion on the state of modern rock and guitar playing. Not coincidently, the guitarists and their bands are all appearing on this year’s Summer Slaughter lineup, a gruesome-sounding event with unexpectedly sophisticated ambitions. </p> <p>“I was never really interested in other technical bands, or bands that people claimed had a kinship with the Dillinger Escape Plan until Periphery and Animals as Leaders came along,” Weinman says. “I think what we all have in common is an original vision and, perhaps more importantly, good songs. Animals and Periphery play quality music, and it just so happens that their virtuosity is off the charts. They represent the next big thing.” </p> <p>In the following roundtable, we trace each player’s rise from his humble musical origins to his current status as a virtuoso and…the next big thing.</p> <p><strong>Why did you start playing the guitar?</strong></p> <p><strong>TOSIN ABASI</strong> I was playing clarinet in the school band—not the coolest instrument—and I started hanging out with a friend who played guitar. I had him show me how to play the beginning riff to “One” by Metallica. Immediately, I thought, Man, I want one of those.</p> <p><strong>MISHA MANSOOR</strong> I also started on another instrument. My mom had me take piano lessons when I was really young, because I showed an affinity for playing music. Unfortunately, I didn’t retain anything, because I hated the piano.<br /> Then, when I was about 12, I had this friend that was visiting from Australia who turned me on to all the Nineties bands, like Nirvana, Green Day and Offspring, and my interest spiraled from there. I remember asking my friend, “Do you have anything louder?” What I meant was something heavier. He would play me AC/DC, and I was like, “No, I mean, louder!” As soon as I heard a distorted guitar, I was hooked.</p> <p><strong><em>For the rest of this story, plus a Tosin Abasi poster and features on Metallica's Kirk Hammett, a seven- and eight-string buyer's guide and more, <a href="http://store.guitarworld.com/collections/guitar-world/products/guitar-world-september-13-prog-rock-roundtable-asking-alexandria/?&amp;utm_source=homepage&amp;utm_medium=website&amp;utm_campaign=ProgExcerpt">check out the all-new September 2013 issue of Guitar World at the Guitar World Online Store.</a></em></strong></p> <p><em>Photo: Jimmy Hubbard</em></p> <p><img src="/files/imce-images/ProgGuys.jpg" width="620" height="805" alt="ProgGuys.jpg" /></p> http://www.guitarworld.com/power-trio-tosin-abasi-misha-mansoor-and-ben-weinman-ultimate-prog-roundtable#comments Animals As Leaders Ben Weinman Dillinger Escape Plan Periphery September 2013 Tosin Abasi Interviews News Features Magazine Mon, 22 Jul 2013 16:36:44 +0000 Brad Tolinski http://www.guitarworld.com/article/18806 Periphery Release New Music Video for "Scarlet" http://www.guitarworld.com/periphery-release-new-music-video-scarlet <!--paging_filter--><p>Since their inception, Periphery have strived to push boundaries through their art — both musically and visually. </p> <p>Once again, by teaming up with forward-thinking visual effects dynamo Wes Richardson, they've reached a new pinnacle with their new music video for the track “Scarlet.” </p> <p>The clip, which you can check out below, brings a fresh and exciting concept to the masses with breathtaking visuals and a dynamic storyboard. </p> <p>“We were so happy with how the 'Make Total Destroy' video came out that we knew we would have to do our next video with Wes Richardson," Misha Mansoor says. "We told him we wanted to do something completely different from anything we had done or seen in the past, and boy did he deliver. This new video is the bee's knees and the cat's pajamas!”</p> <p>Periphery are touring as direct support to Deftones March 8 to 30. Visit <a href="http://www.facebook.com/PeripheryBand">their Facebook page</a> to view all dates.</p> <p><iframe width="620" height="360" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/IlwxFOVxIoA" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> http://www.guitarworld.com/periphery-release-new-music-video-scarlet#comments Periphery Videos News Wed, 20 Feb 2013 18:52:28 +0000 Guitar World Staff http://www.guitarworld.com/article/17831