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Periphery preview ‘Djent is Not a Genre’ with unhinged performance visual for “Wildfire”

Posted by Ramon Gonzales in News on January 12, 2023

The band’s eagerly-awaited fifth album lands March 10th and includes a spring tour with Underoath.

Celebrated virtuosos Periphery have followed the news of their first album in four years in the incendiary, Periphery V: Djent is Not a Genre, with the reveal of the first video from the project in “Wildfire”. The single underscores the band’s limitless songwriting prowess and disregard for the conventional, featuring a saxophone solo from Jørgen Munkeby on the track.

The fifth studio effort from the D.C. outfit is due out March 10 via the band’s own 3DOT Recordings. Regarded as one of the most consistent bands in the space of progressive heft, Periphery’s last four albums have debut in the Top 25 of Billboard’s album charts.

“We spent more time on Periphery V than any other release in our history,” explains guitarist Mark Holcomb. “We challenged and pushed ourselves harder, and along the way we grew even closer as a band. We are so proud of the final results! I also wanted to mention how exceedingly grateful we are to our fans for being so patient in waiting for this record. We wanted to show our appreciation by giving you two songs today instead of one. We have a very busy 2023 and 2024 planned so we’ll see you on the road!”

The band enlisted Adam “Nolly” Getgood to serve as the project’s producer, contributing bassist and to complete the final mix.

Guitarist Misha Mansoor reiterated the weight of the release, underscoring the time and attention invested in the project. “I’m really proud of the material and it was certainly a labor of love and a tough album to make. The feeling that we were going to have to give up because it kept taking so long was so overwhelming at times, that to not just overcome it, but to feel so proud of this album has really galvanized us as a band in a way that I don’t think any other experience could have.”

Periphery V: Djent is Not a Genre arrives March 10th via 3DOT Recordings. Pre-order the album – HERE

Periphery will mark the arrival of their fifth album with a supporting set on the Blind Obedience tour with Underoath and Loathe. Dates and cities for the spring trek can be found below.

March 3 Silver Spring, MD The Fillmore

March 4 Stroudsberg, PA The Sherman Theater

March 5 Huntington, NY The Paramount

March 7 Indianapolis, IN Egyptian Room

March 8 Pittsburgh, PA Roxian Theatre

March 10 East Moline, IL The Rust Belt

March 11 Milwaukee, WI The Eagles Club

March 13 Grand Rapids, MI GLC Live at 20 Monroe

March 14 St. Louis, MO The Pageant

March 15 Kansas City, MO The Uptown Theater

March 17 Wichita, KS The Cotilion

March 18 Denver, CO The Ogden Theatre

March 20 Boise, ID Revolution

March 21 Portland, OR The Roseland Theater

March 23 Wheatland, CA Hard Rock Live Sacramento

March 24 Anaheim, CA House of Blues

March 25 Las Vegas, NV Brooklyn Bowl

March 26 San Diego, CA SOMA

March 27 Tucson, AZ The Rialto Theatre

March 29 Albuquerque, NM The El Rey Theatre

March 31 Oklahoma City, OK The Diamond Ballroom

April 1 Little Rock, AR The Hall

April 2 Nashville, TN Marathon Music Works


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