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Periphery Biography

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 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 (2010)

Periphery released their self-titled debut album, Periphery, through Sumerian Records on April 20th, 2010. It debuted at #128 on the Billboard Top 200[1], as well as #2 on the Billboard Heatseekers chart

Band members


* 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

Date Venue Location
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

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