Periphery: Details of New Album Emerge

In a recent interview with EspyRock, Periphery guitarist Jake Bowen revealed some details about one of the upcoming albums from Periphery. The band are currently in the studio working on what will be two albums for 2012. Bowen revealed that one of the albums, titled Juggernaut, would be a concept album. A short excerpt from the interview follows.

Q: How are [the albums] coming along?

"Great! We have so much material we seriously don’t know what to do with it all. Right now we’re organising some of the best stuff so we know what will be taken forward and what will actually be left behind."

Q: The first release is Juggernaut which is the concept album but what made the band decide to do a concept album first?

"Well we figured it is the prog-rock thing to do [laughs]. Misha [Mansoor] has been working on this idea that, oh I really can’t spill the beans yet, I nearly did as well."

Q: I’m sure he won’t mind go on!

"[laughs] It’s a cool story and the way he has it all mapped out and the way he is working with Spencer [Sotelo] is just going to be really cool. It covers a lot of interesting topics and if anyone knows about the lyrical content of ‘Jetpacks Was Yes!’ which was a song off our first album [Periphery], then it has to do with that."

You can read the full interview here.

As previously reported, guitarist Alex Bois recently parted ways with the band. No replacement has been announced.

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Josh Hart

Josh Hart is a former web producer and staff writer for Guitar World and Guitar Aficionado magazines (2010–2012). He has since pursued writing fiction under various pseudonyms while exploring the technical underpinnings of journalism, now serving as a senior software engineer for The Seattle Times.