Periphery have unveiled the artwork and track listing for their forthcoming albums, Juggernaut: Alpha and Juggernaut: Omega, both available on Jan. 27 via Distort Entertainment in Canada and Sumerian Record in the US.
The album artwork reflects the story behind the Juggernaut releases, a tale of birth and re-birth with the first album (Alpha) sharing the origins of the main character and the second offering (Omega) sharing the gut-wrenching twists and turns the tale takes. Each release is housed an outer, die cut o-card with the band’s signature P and three dot logo, which, once removed features a booklet cover from graphic novelist Justin Randall. Each album includes a 12-page booklet with numerous illustrations that add a visual layer to the conceptual albums.Track listings for the Juggernaut albums are:
A Black Minute (4:16)
MK Ultra (2:50)
Heavy Heart (4:22)
The Event (1:45)
The Scourge (5:36)
22 Faces (3:52)
Rainbow Gravity (4:39)
Four Lights (2:18)
The Bad Thing (5:54)
Hell Below (3:43)
Stranger Things (7:35)
Periphery previously announced a five-week North American tour, kicking off 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 below. Tickets are on-sale now with VIP packages available via Soundrink.com .
Metal press titan Revolver Magazine have placed Periphery vocalist Spencer Sotelo on their December issue cover along with naming the band The Future Of Metal. Featured along with Of Mice & Men, Black Veil Brides, and Motionless in White, the journal sets out to show how Periphery and others are sharpening the cutting edge of heavy music.
Periphery, the D.C. based prog outfit whose music Rolling Stone described as “instrumentally vigorous” and whose members have graced the covers of Guitar World and Modern Drummer, release dual albums Juggernaut: Alpha and Juggernaut: Omega, on Jan. 27 via Distort Entertainment in Canada and Sumerian Records in the U.S
"Given the nature and complexity of the Juggernaut story, we've actually done something different and exciting in regards to the release,” explains drummer Matt Halpern. “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.”
“This is new ground and it’s exciting,” band founder and guitarist MishaMansoor says of the band’s approach to writing and recording Juggernaut, which saw all six members work collectively for the first time in Periphery’s history. “It's a way to shake things up. Everyone contributed to everything, even if it wasn't his instrument. It wasn’t about confrontation. Everyone was focused on creating a really cool album.”
Periphery hit the road in support of the forthcoming album on Jan. 10, kicking off a five-week, North American tour at Cat’s Cradle in Carrboro, N.C.
"We'll be playing some Canadian shows in early 2015, so rest assured, you'll hear plenty of new material. Canada has always treated us amazingly and we can't wait to bring our biggest, baddest show yet up there. See ya soon!” - Mark Holcomb
PERIPHERY ON TOUR (CANADA)
Feb 06 Toronto, ON - Opera House
Feb 07 Montreal, QC - Corona Theatre
Tickets available at periphery.soundrink.com