Tag Archives: Matt Halpern

Periphery to release a pair of Juggernauts

Posted by on November 5, 2014

We’ve known for a while now that Periphery was working on their proper follow-up to 2012′s Periphery II: This Time It’s Personal. Well, today they made an announcement that on January 27th, they’ll be releasing not one, but two albums. Juggernaut: Alpha and Juggernaut: Omega, will be coming out. It sounds like they’re doing some Coheed & Cambria-type […]

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CMJ Showcase Spotlight: Toothgrinder talk Jersey, Spinefarm debut

Posted by on October 10, 2014

While Toothgrinder, newly signed to Spinefarm Records, won’t have any music out until Schizophrenic Jubilee is released on November 4th, that doesn’t mean that they haven’t paid their dues. The Asbury Park quintet are about to wrap up a tour with Periphery and The Contortionist and have been playing together for over five years. They’ll also be […]

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Periphery give studio update on Juggernaut, tracking drums, goofing around

Posted by on July 2, 2014

Misha Mansoor of Periphery posted a brief minute and a half clip of the band in the studio working on their upcoming album Juggernaut on his YouTube channel today. The clip shows drummer Matt Halpern tracking some of the new songs, with clips of the band goofing off throughout. Juggernaut is expected to come out […]

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And the winners of the 2014 Revolver Golden Gods Awards are…

Posted by on April 24, 2014

Tonight, the sixth annual Revolver Golden Gods Awards took place in L.A. While the show is still streaming live online, we now know every band and musician who is taking home a Golden God with them tonight. And let’s just say Slayer’s opening set and Nicolas Cage presenting Axl Rose the Ronnie James Dio Lifetime […]

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Periphery’s Matt Halpern hosting CreativeLive class

Posted by on April 9, 2014

While the first part of Periphery drummer Matt Halpern’s “The Working Musician Playbook” class is streaming live right now and goes till 7pm EST tonight, you can also tune in tomorrow (April 10) for the second part of his CreativeLive online class starting noon EST.

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Headbangers’ Brawl 2/28: Our Predictions For The 2014 Revolver Golden Gods

Posted by on February 28, 2014

Headbangers’ Brawl is a weekly column where Metal Insider’s contributors take a moment to debate and analyze opposing sides of a topical issue occurring in the world of metal and/or the music industry. Yup, it’s that time of year again. The nominees for the 6th annual Revolver Golden Gods Awards were announced this week. Thus, the Metal Insider […]

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Guns N’ Roses to headline Golden Gods Awards; Nominees anounced

Posted by on February 26, 2014

The always-polarizing Revolver Golden Gods Awards Show presented by Epiphone has been announced for Wednesday, April 23 in Los Angeles, and they’ve got some pretty legitimate acts playing this time around. Guns N’ Roses will headline the sixth annual event, with Axl Rose (aka the band’s only original member) receiving the ‘Ronnie James Dio Lifetime Achievement’ Award. […]

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Darkest Hour Announces The Addition Of Ex-Periphery Drummer Travis Orbin

Posted by on April 16, 2013

Darkest Hour has been working on a new album due out later this year. And earlier today, the DC metalcore group announced the addition of drummer Travis Orbin, formerly of Periphery and Sky Eats Airplane. Guitarist Mike Schleibaum told Revolver the following about the addition of Orbin: “The chemistry has developed into something special, unique, […]

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Twelve Foot Ninja Talks About Periphery Connection, Aspirations For The U.S.

Posted by on April 9, 2013

Twelve Foot Ninja has taken their home country of Australia by storm with their debut full-length Silent Machine. While the album has yet to be properly released in the U.S., the group’s unique style of prog metal (imagine Mr. Bungle infused with elements of djent) has already caught the attention of many American fans, including […]

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Online Music Lesson/Tutorial Website Bandhappy Launches

Posted by on January 5, 2012

Bandhappy, a live online/on-tour music lesson website founded by Periphery drummer Matt Halpern, has launched. You can sign up for lessons by members of Lamb of God, Animals As Leaders, The Dillinger Escape Plan, and more. Check it out here.

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