Periphery expands fall tour with two-night engagements, extended sets

Periphery, which recently announced the first pair of headlining dates in support of its new album, "Periphery V: Djent Is Not a Genre " (Nov. 4 at House of Blues in Anaheim, California, and Nov. 18 at The Palladium in Worcester, Massachusetts), has expanded the outing, adding several performances and dubbing the trek “The Wildfire Tour.” “This tour... Continue Reading →

Dream Theater releases ‘Answering the Call’ video ahead of Dreamsonic tour

With the inaugural run of its Dreamsonic 2023 tour about to commence, progressive metal band Dream Theater has released an official music video for another song from its 15th studio album "A View from the Top of the World." “Answering the Call” is the fifth video released and another CGI spectacle created by longtime collaborator Wayne Joyner. The track has... Continue Reading →

After the Burial releases double single ‘Embrace the Infinity’

Progressive metal quartet After the Burial has released its first new music in four years with the double single "Embrace the Infinity," featuring new tracks "Nothing Gold" and "Death Keeps Us from Living." Watch the music video for "Nothing Gold" below, and stream both songs here. "These songs were written during a hard time in... Continue Reading →

REVIEW: Periphery – ‘Periphery V: Djent Is Not a Genre’

By Greg Maki Djent schment. Never one for subgenre labels, I’ve always thought of Periphery as a progressive metal band—and one of the leading progressive metal bands in the world at that. So while the members of Periphery take a stand—with their tongues at least somewhat in their cheeks—against the label with the title of... Continue Reading →

Periphery partners with Race Service to release AI-enhanced ‘Atropos’ video

Periphery, which recently announced the March 10, 2023, arrival of its sixth album, "Periphery V: Djent is Not a Genre," has partnered with Los Angeles-based creative agency, Race Service, for an A.I.-generated video for the song “Atropos.” “The feel of ‘Atropos’ features a push and pull between pretty/melodic and dark/chaotic sections,” vocalist Spencer Sotelo said. “That... Continue Reading →

Periphery to release ‘Periphery V: Djent Is Not a Genre’ on March 10, two singles available now

Periphery, the Washington, D.C.-born band that's been twice nominated for Grammy Awards, will release its first album in four years, "Periphery V: Djent Is Not a Genre," on March 10, 2023, via its own 3DOT Recordings. “We spent more time on 'Periphery V' than any other release in our history,” guitarist Mark Holcomb said. “We challenged and pushed... Continue Reading →

Dream Theater guitarist John Petrucci adds more dates to solo tour

Dream Theater guitarist John Petrucci has added more dates to his first headlining solo tour. Shows in Boston, Massachusetts (Oct. 7), New York, New York (Oct. 13) and Washington, D.C. (Oct. 15) were announced in July 2022, and fans demanded more performances after learning that the tour would feature former Dream Theater drummer Mike Portnoy and legendary bassist Dave LaRue all... Continue Reading →

John Petrucci announces solo tour with Mike Portnoy on drums

John Petrucci, best known as the guitarist of progressive metal band Dream Theater, will embark on his first headlining solo tour later in 2022. Petrucci will perform material from his recently released album "Terminal Velocity," as well as songs from his debut release, "Suspended Animation." "Terminal Velocity" marked the first time that Petrucci and former Dream Theater drummer Mike... Continue Reading →

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