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Jan 27, 2015
Periphery Premiere "Alpha" Video As New Albums, Juggernaut: Alpha & Juggernaut:Omega Arrive

BAND IN MIDST OF NORTH AMERICAN TOUR; EUROPEAN DATES BEGIN MARCH 2

Periphery’s eagerly awaited dual albums, Juggernaut: Alpha and Juggernaut: Omega (Distort Inc. / Fontana North), arrive today and to mark the release of the critically-acclaimed outings, Periphery have released a video for title track, “Alpha”.  Wes Richardson, who also collaborated with the band on the “Make Total Destroy” video, directed the clip.

The DC-based band began recording what would become Juggernaut: Alpha and Juggernaut: Omega in the early summer of 2014, with the band’s own Adam “Nolly” Getgood serving as producer for the ambitious undertaking (documented via a series of webisodes as well as in The JuggerDoc, a full-length documentary available with the physical purchase of Juggernaut: Omega).Once word of the dual, conceptual releases surfaced drummer Matt Halpern gave listeners insight into the themes behind the albums and the reason they are two distinct albums: “Juggernaut is a story that is told through our music, and we want our audience to fully digest the whole experience. Because Juggernaut is very detailed and dense in terms of character development, peaks and valleys, climaxes and resolutions we've divided the story and music in two, in the form of two separate albums. Juggernaut: Alpha, the first part of the story, focuses on the back story and character development, while part two/album two, Juggernaut: Omega, focuses on some pretty serious and gut-wrenching events, taking you for a thrill ride along the main character's complex journey.  Although the albums are split in two physically, the story is only complete when the albums are digested consecutively, allowing the listener to recognize and hear the lyrical and musical overlapping themes, foreshadowing, and connected ideas.”

Amidst a number of four-star reviews the response to the Juggernaut albums has surpassed anyone’s expectations with Rolling Stone calling the releases “the group’s most ambitious project yet,” Metal Sucks dubbing the pair of records “full-fledged masterpieces,” Revolver said the new music is “the band’s most focused and accessible work to date” and Outburn predicted Juggernaut “will most likely change the face of modern progressive metal as we know it.” Digital downloads are available via iTunes Juggernaut: Alpha & Juggernaut: Omega.

Digital and physical pre-orders for the pair of albums are available now with instant downloads of “22 Faces,” “The Scourge” and “The Bad Thing” available via iTunes. Physical pre-order bundles, which include The JuggerDoc, a documentary on the making of the new albums, are available via MapleMusic.com

Periphery is currently in the midst of a North American tour, with a European outing launching March 2 in Russia. The band returns to the U.S. for a number of festival appearances including Welcome to Rockville, Carolina Rebellion and Rock on the Range.

PERIPHERY ON TOUR (CANADA)
Feb 06 Toronto, ON - Opera House
Feb 07 Montreal, QC - Corona Theatre

Jan 26, 2015
Periphery Release Double Album Juggernaut: Alpha & Juggernaut: Omega

Periphery Release Double Album Juggernaut: Alpha & Juggernaut: Omega

Periphery went into the studio and wrote enough material for two full albums to follow up last year's 'Clear' EP and their last full-length 'Periphery II.' The result are the dual concept albums 'Juggernaut: Alpha' & 'Juggernaut: Omega' a tale of birth and re-birth with the first album sharing the origins of the main character and the second offering sharing the gut-wrenching twists and turns the tale takes. Physical copies of 'Omega' also come with the JuggerDoc DVD featuring tons of behind the scenes footage. 

Following a series of  webisodes  that each highlight that members contribution to the album, and both albums streaming on Bravewords, today they have released the official video for 'Alpha' which you can watch below.

Buy on iTunes at 'Juggernaut: Alpha' & 'Juggernaut: Omega'
Buy the 2CD+DVD Bundle at MapleMusic.com

Jan 22, 2015
Periphery Streaming Juggernaut: Alpha & Juggernaut: Omega Via BraveWords

Periphery is streaming their two new albums via BraveWords :Periphery - Juggernaut: Alpha Album Streaming In It's Entirety & Periphery  - Juggernaut: Omega Stream Available. The two new albums are set for a Jan. 27 release via Distort Inc. / Fontana North.


The band is on the current cover of Outburn Magazine, drummer Matt Halpern graces the February issue of Drum! Magazine and singer Spencer Sotelo was on the cover of Revolver’s recent “Future of Metal” issue.  Alternative Press and Revolver have both awarded the two albums four stars while Outburn gave the collection a perfect 10, saying “Juggernaut… will most likely change the face of modern progressive metal as we know it.”  Metal Sucks called the releases “full-fledged masterpieces” and Rolling Stone dubbed the albums “the group’s most ambitious project yet,” saying it “features some of the band’s most accessible music.”

Digital and physical pre-orders for the pair of albums are available now with instant downloads of “22 Faces,” “The Scourge” and “The Bad Thing” available via iTunes: Alpha and Omega. Physical pre-order bundles, which include The JuggerDoc, a documentary on the making of the new albums, are available via MapleMusic.com

A series of webisodes documenting the recording sessions for the Juggernaut releases have been shared with fans over the past month.  The clips can be found on Distort’s YouTube channel.

Periphery is currently in the midst of a North American tour, with the band playing The Sunshine Theatre in Albuquerque this evening.

PERIPHERY ON TOUR (CANADA)
Feb 06 Toronto, ON - Opera House
Feb 07 Montreal, QC - Corona Theatre

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Juggernaut: Omega
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Release date: Jan 26, 2015
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Periphery
Release date: Jan 26, 2015
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