One of the high points of the excellent Summer Slaughter tour we got to see earlier this month was Periphery’s rock solid set. It was great to hear songs from Periphery II: This Time It’s Personal played live, and while they’re more or less the gods of the djent movement, this proved that they could hang with traditional metal fans as well. That’s why it’s disappointing to hear that they’ll be missing the last five dates of the tour. From their Facebook page:
It is with great regret that we must announce Periphery’s withdrawal from the rest of the Summer Slaughter tour, due to a family emergency we are unable to continue onto the west coast. We also want to take this moment to thank all the amazing fans old and new who came out to support us on this awesome tour and we also want to thank all the bands we played with, Cerebral Bore, Exhumed, Goatwhore, Job For A Cowboy, Veil of Maya, The Faceless, Between The Buried And Me, and Cannibal Corpse as well as all the amazing crew who made this tour happen – we miss all of you and we had the greatest summer ever hanging and jamming out with all of you.
While it’s unfortunate that Denver, Seattle, Portland, San Francisco and Anaheim will miss out on Periphery, the album’s only a month old, so there will likely be a lot more touring behind it. And there’s still a whole lot of awesome on the Summer Slaughter tour regardless.