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Here are the 10 djent bands who gave the genre its start
Here are the 10 djent bands who gave the genre its start
Djent is a relatively new genre built by many incredible bands. While it’s become a standard part of metal now, it wouldn’t be as common without a handful of acts who pushed it to the mainstream. Sure, the earliest djent bands cite Meshuggah as inspiration for its formation, but without Volumes, Periphery, SikTh and others, it wouldn’t have made its way to becoming one of the most talked about sub
Here’s why Periphery and A Perfect Circle members aided a local charity
Here’s why Periphery and A Perfect Circle members aided a local charity
Periphery drummer Matt Halpern is always ready to help out a friend. So when his longtime bud/guitarist Justin Gosnell needed a drummer for some session work, it was no problem. Gosnell and vocalist David Manning enlisted A Perfect Circle bassist Matt McJunkins for the sessions, and the project was completed with Periphery vocalist Spencer Sotelo handling the production duties...
10 electronic projects from metal and punk musicians worth checking out
10 electronic projects from metal and punk musicians worth checking out
Side projects allow musicians the freedom to explore interests outside of their core band. While countless metal and punk fans stay rooted in genres directly, many of the artists involved love electronic music. Some of their interest in electronic music isn’t entirely surprising given their affinity for acts such as Nine Inch Nails, Depeche Mode or other legendary bands within the genre. Howe...
JIA play with diverse influences and nontraditional arrangements in “Drift”
JIA play with diverse influences and nontraditional arrangements in “Drift”
Instrumental trio JIA are exploring ways to arrange progressive-metal sounds for a brand-new musical experience. Bassist Jacob Umansky, guitarist Ivan Chopik and keyboardist Alan Hankers teamed up with vocalist Casey Sabol (ex-Periphery) and drummer Matt Garstka (Animals As Leaders) to create “Drift,” which is being exclusively premiered with AltPress.  AltPre...
Periphery: The Complete Oral History From ‘Periphery I’ to ‘Hail Stan’
Periphery: The Complete Oral History From ‘Periphery I’ to ‘Hail Stan’
Washington, D.C.-based prog-metal outfit Periphery have packed a lot of playing into their 15-year existence. The complexity of their musicianship and their writing skills aren’t for the casual listener. At a time when it feels like most artistic junctures seem to be missing a few ventricles (read: “half-hearted”), the sextet triple down on their vision. That’s why th...
Dance Gavin Dance announce more artists for Swanfest
Dance Gavin Dance announce more artists for Swanfest
Dance Gavin Dance have added more awesome bands to the first-ever Swanfest lineup.  Presented by Rise Records, Swanfest will take place on Saturday, March 30 at the City National Grove of Anaheim, California. Read more: Jussie Smollett speaks out after racist, homophobic attack We Came As Romans, Sianvar and Royal Coda are the last three bands to be added to the lineup. ...
Periphery vocalist no longer in From First To Last; says he “found out the same way you did”
Periphery vocalist no longer in From First To Last; says he “found out the same way you did”
Periphery frontman Spencer Sotelo found out about From First To Last’s potential reunion with Sonny Moore “the same way you did.” In a separate tweet, he also confirmed that he is no longer in the band. You can see what he had to say below. Read more: From... Read More ... Read More ...

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