Periphery is an American progressive metal band from Bethesda, Maryland, formed in 2005.
History Formation and Lineup Changes (2005 - 2009) Periphery was formed by guitarist Misha Mansoor in 2005. He slowly gained a reputation on the Internet, primarily via a regularly-updated Soundclick account, Meshuggah and John Petrucci forums, and the sevenstring.org message boards. Before and during Periphery's tenure in the metal scene, Mansoor developed a reputation for doing his own audio production, the majority of which was performed with a home computer and a Pod XT during this period. Mansoor has continued to update his personal project, Bulb, which preceded Periphery, often transferring songs between the two projects. Mansoor continues to be involved in a number of other musical projects.
Between 2005 and 2009, Periphery worked with vocalists Jake Veredika, Casey Sabol and Chris Barretto, gradually moving from a nu metal-influenced sound to a more experimental style, with a focus on innovative production. In 2009, the band announced via their MySpace blog that they had signed a one record deal with Sumerian Records, on which they would release their debut full-length album.
Periphery has toured extensively since 2008, supporting artists including DevilDriver, Emmure, Veil of Maya, Animals as Leaders, God Forbid, The Dillinger Escape Plan and Fear Factory.
Spencer Sotelo and Self-titled Debut (2010 onward)
In January 2010, Sumerian and Periphery set the release of the band's self-titled debut album to April 20, 2010, set to be distributed by Sumerian Records in the United States, Distort Records in Canada and Roadrunner Records in Australia and the rest of the world. On January 20, 2010, amid swirling speculation that they had changed vocalists again, Periphery uploaded an album sampler featuring vocals by Spencer Sotelo, who was later announced to be Periphery's new vocalist. The band later clarified via their MySpace blog that the split with Barretto had not been acrimonious. Barretto continues to sing in metal band Haunted Shores, a project composed of Mansoor and Mark Holcomb. On April 8, 2010, Periphery posted a new track, "Insomnia" on their Myspace page, as well as announced a tour of Australia in support of The Dillinger Escape Plan.
Periphery released their self-titled debut album, Periphery, through Sumerian Records on April 20th, 2010. It debuted at #128 on the Billboard Top 200, as well as #2 on the Billboard Heatseekers chart
* Misha "Bulb" Mansoor — guitars, programming, producer (2005–Present) * Jake Bowen — guitars, programming (2005–Present) * Mark Holcomb — guitars (2011–Present) * Spencer Sotelo — lead vocals (2010–Present) * Nolly Getgood — bass, (2012–Present) * Matt Halpern — drums, percussion (2009–Present)
* Tom Murphy — bass, backing vocals (2005–2011) * Alex Bois — guitars, backing vocals (2005–2011) * Chris Barretto — vocals (2008–2010) * Travis Orbin — drums (2005–2009) * Casey Sabol — vocals (2007–2008) * Jake Veredika - vocals (2005–2007)
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Periphery Tour Dates
|Thursday, April 20, 2017 at 7:00PM||Periphery @ The Underground in Charlotte, NC||Charlotte, NC|
|Friday, April 21, 2017 at 7:00PM||Periphery @ The Fillmore in Silver Spring, MD||Silver Spring, MD|
|Saturday, April 22, 2017 at 7:00PM||Periphery @ Revolution Bar & Music Hall in Amityville, NY||Amityville, NY|
|Tuesday, May 2, 2017 at 7:00PM||Periphery @ schlachthof in Wiesbaden, Germany||Wiesbaden, Germany|
|Wednesday, May 3, 2017 at 7:00PM||Periphery @ Les Docks in Lausanne, Switzerland||Lausanne, Switzerland|
|Friday, May 5, 2017 at 7:00PM||Periphery @ Santeria Club in Milan, Italy||Milan, Italy|
|Saturday, May 6, 2017 at 7:00PM||Periphery @ Zona Roveri in Bologna, Italy||Bologna, Italy|
|Sunday, May 7, 2017 at 7:00PM||Periphery @ Szene in Wien, Austria||Wien, Austria|
|Monday, May 8, 2017 at 7:00PM||Periphery @ Lido in Berlin, Germany||Berlin, Germany|
|Tuesday, May 9, 2017 at 7:00PM||Periphery @ Pumpehuset in Copenhagen West, Denmark||Copenhagen West, Denmark|
|Thursday, May 11, 2017 at 7:00PM||Periphery @ Tavastia in Helsinki, Finland||Helsinki, Finland|
|Saturday, May 13, 2017 at 7:00PM||Periphery @ Klubben in Stockholm, Sweden||Stockholm, Sweden|
|Sunday, May 14, 2017 at 7:00PM||Periphery @ Vulcan Arena in Oslo, Norway||Oslo, Norway|
|Tuesday, May 16, 2017 at 7:00PM||Periphery @ Markthalle in Hamburg (Altstadt), Germany||Hamburg (Altstadt), Germany|
|Wednesday, May 17, 2017 at 7:00PM||Periphery @ Essigfabrik in Cologne, Germany||Cologne, Germany|
|Thursday, May 18, 2017 at 7:00PM||Periphery @ Trix Club in Antwerp, Belgium||Antwerp, Belgium|
|Friday, May 19, 2017 at 7:00PM||Periphery @ O2 Ritz in Manchester, United Kingdom||Manchester, United Kingdom|
|Saturday, May 20, 2017 at 7:00PM||Periphery @ O2 Forum in London, United Kingdom||London, United Kingdom|
|Sunday, May 21, 2017 at 7:00PM||Periphery @ Le Trabendo in Paris, France||Paris, France|
|Tuesday, May 23, 2017 at 7:00PM||Periphery @ Le Ferrailleur in Nantes, France||Nantes, France|
|Wednesday, May 24, 2017 at 7:00PM||Periphery @ CONNEXION in Toulouse, France||Toulouse, France|
|Thursday, May 25, 2017 at 7:00PM||Periphery @ CCO in Lyon, France||Lyon, France|
|Friday, May 26, 2017 at 7:00PM||Periphery @ Rockhal in Esch-Sur-Alzette, Luxembourg||Esch-Sur-Alzette, Luxembourg|
|Saturday, May 27, 2017 at 7:00PM||Periphery @ Doornroosje in Nijmegen, Netherlands||Nijmegen, Netherlands|