Last week, a song from Periphery called “Passenger” made its way around the web. And late last night, the song was made available for purchase via download and uploaded to YouTube by Sumerian Records. Though being dubbed as “new,” many fans of the djent metal group have likely already heard the song.
“Passenger” was included as a bonus track for the European re-release of Periphery’s self-titled album (which came out earlier this month via Roadrunner Records). However, if you’re a fan of Periphery guitarists Mark Holcomb and Misha Mansoor’s project Haunted Shores, then the song should sound even more familiar. Though Periphery’s re-recording of “Passanger” has better sound quality, Haunted Shores’ original version also features Periphery’s Spencer Sotelo singing.
With that said, it’s not that big of a deal that Periphery re-worked a song from one of their side projects. It is, after all, just a bonus track on a re-release. Chances are it won’t appear on Periphery’s forthcoming new album, and the song serves as a nice way to give something a little extra to fans. It may not be “new” material, but the track will definitely please many, especially since “Passenger” is a pretty damn good song.
You can purchase the single “Passenger” via iTunes, listen to it on Sumerian’s YouTube account, or listen to it in the player after the jump. And don’t forget to catch Periphery out on the road with Protest The Hero, Jeff Loomis, The Safety Fire and Today I Caught The Plague this Spring.