Sure, I realize my several of my most recent posts have been about the new Periphery album – what’s your point? It’s going to be a searing double-album and it lands just in time for the New Year. Keep reading.
Periphery have shared a second song from the forthcoming Juggernaut albums with “The Bad Thing” (from Juggernaut: Omega) streaming via Alternative Press (http://www.altpress.com/features/entry/periphery_slam_shred_and_soar_on_the_bad_thing).
Rather than release a conventional album, or even a double-album, the DC-based band has opted to release two albums simultaneously: Juggernaut: Alpha and Juggernaut: Omega (Jan. 27, Sumerian Records). Pre-orders for the dual albums are available now via http://sumerianmerch.com.
“This new song we’re releasing, ‘The Bad Thing’, is definitely one of my favorites from the Juggernaut story,” said Matt Halpern. “It’s one of the first songs we wrote when we started working on Juggernaut, and it’s going to be a fun one to play live! It’s aggressive and pissed off, both musically AND literally, in terms of the lyrical content, and just hits hard right from the start. I want people to bob their heads and dig this one!”
A series of webisodes documenting the recording process for the Juggernaut albums kicked off last week, with the first clip available now via Sumerian Records’ YouTube channel (http://youtu.be/K6eA9KFuie8). A new episode will be available on Dec. 10.
Periphery launches a five-week tour on Jan. 10 at Cat’s Cradle in Carrboro, N.C. A video teaser for the tour, which includes openers for the upcoming tour are Nothing More, Wovenwar and Thank You Scientist, is available here: http://youtu.be/oXL0yHsKGl0. Tickets are on-sale now with VIP packages available via Soundrink.com.
Confirmed dates are as follows:
January 10 Carrboro, NC Cat’s Cradle
January 11 Charlotte, NC The Fillmore
January 12 Atlanta, GA Masquerade
January 13 Tampa, FL Orpheum
January 14 Ft. Lauderdale, FL Revolution Live
January 16 New Orleans, LA House of Blues
January 17 Houston, TX House of Blues
January 18 Dallas, TX House of Blues
January 20 Albuquerque, NM Sunshine Theatre
January 21 Phoenix, AZ Club Red
January 22 Los Angeles, CA House of Blues
January 23 Anaheim, CA Yost Theater
January 26 San Francisco, CA The Fillmore
January 27 Portland, OR Hawthorne Theater
January 28 Seattle, WA El Corazon
January 31 Denver, CO Summit Music Hall
February 2 Minneapolis, MN Varsity Theater
February 3 Chicago, IL House of Blues
February 4 Detroit, MI St. Andrew’s Hall
February 6 Toronto, ON Opera House
February 7 Montreal, QC Corona Theatre
February 8 Albany, NY Upstate Concert Hall
February 9 Rochester, NY Water Street Music Hall
February 11 Boston, MA Paradise Rock Club
February 12 New York, NY Irving Plaza
February 13 Silver Spring, MD The Fillmore
February 14 Philadelphia, PA District N9ne
May 15 -17 Columbus, OH Rock on the Range