Misha Mansoor, Jake Bowen, Plini and Jakub Zytecki go deep on gear, technique and the future of djent

Periphery's Misha Mansoor, Jake Bowen, Plini and Jakub Zytecki
(Image credit: Future/Dawid Dziewulski)

Upstairs at London’s O2 Forum Kentish Town, a few hours before a sold-out show, we find Periphery guitarists Misha Mansoor and Jake Bowen sat opposite rising stars Plini and Jakub Zytecki [ex-Disperse] - who were chosen as main support for this European run.

The four musicians each have their own unique take on writing and recording, with differing areas of expertise and experience, though Mansoor is quick to point out the common thread…

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Amit Sharma

Amit has been writing for titles like Total GuitarMusicRadar and Guitar World for over a decade and counts Richie Kotzen, Guthrie Govan and Jeff Beck among his primary influences as a guitar player. He's worked for magazines like Kerrang!Metal HammerClassic RockProgRecord CollectorPlanet RockRhythm and Bass Player, as well as newspapers like Metro and The Independent, interviewing everyone from Ozzy Osbourne and Lemmy to Slash and Jimmy Page, and once even traded solos with a member of Slayer on a track released internationally. As a session guitarist, he's played alongside members of Judas Priest and Uriah Heep in London ensemble Metalworks, as well as handled lead guitars for legends like Glen Matlock (Sex Pistols, The Faces) and Stu Hamm (Steve Vai, Joe Satriani, G3).