Progressive maestros Periphery have been really busy for the past few weeks in the studio recording the follow-up record to their 2015 double album Juggernaut: Alpha and Omega. Earlier today, we revealed their new headliner tour with SikTh, Toothgrinder and Chon and as we mentioned, they will have their new album out by then and we have some new details for you.
Periphery announced the release of their newest album, which will be titled Periphery III: Select Difficulty, this coming July 22nd via Sumerian Records. Guitarist Jake Bowen declared about their fourth new full-length:
“Periphery III: Select Difficulty is finally complete and we’re extremely excited to show everyone. For the past couple of years we’ve been refining our collaborative process as a band and we feel that it’s only getting better with the completion of this album. We spent two months writing songs that are not only representative of the Periphery sound but also reflect where all of us are as musicians, working together has helped us tread new ground musically and creatively. In support of Periphery III you’ll see us hit the road in the States this summer with SikTh, Chon, and Toothgrinder on the Sonic Unrest tour, it’s going to be a blast! See you on the road!”
Sadly, not everything is good news from the DC boys as the announcement came together with the departure from the stages of their bassist and producer Adam “Nolly” Getgood. He declared:
“Touring with Periphery has shown me some of the most incredible experiences I could ever have imagined, to meet amazing people all over the world and to create friendships for life; it has truly been an honour to perform in front of every audience who has watched us play over the years. However the touring life isn’t something that everyone can continue doing indefinitely, and for me, the time has come where I want to settle into a more normal existence, be able to make plans further into the future than the touring life enables, and to be able to focus more on the studio side of my music career, I will, however, be remaining as a band member and contributing in any way that I can while the band is off the road; I love all of my fellow bandmates like brothers and I’m so grateful for the incredible support they’ve shown as I make this huge life change. I know they are going to be taking the music and performances to the next level when they hit the road later this year.”
There’s no news on who will be replacing Nolly on stage but we’re sure the news will come before they hit the road this summer. Tickets are on-sale this Friday at 10 am PST. VIP packages, which feature a private meet and greet with the band as well as a limited edition, exclusive poster are available simultaneously via www.periphery.net.