A month ago we saw Periphery headline a small club show in NYC with The Binary Code and Empyreon, prompting my brother from another mother Axl to write: “… these guys are the shit, and are gonna be huge. They had the crowd eating out of the palms of their hands, and, unlike some bands (I’m not naming names, but think Jack the Ripper), they actually have three guitar players for a reason.”

No longer do you have to take Axl’s (and my) word; Metal Injection has posted 4-camera live footage from that night’s performance of two songs, “Light” and “Icarus Lives.” Whether or not you like this kind of metal, there’s no denying that the band is tight, professional, and engaging, and that frontman Chris Barretto is a truly talented singer and an electrifying frontman.

Periphery’s Sumerian Records debut will drop some time in early 2010… it’s certainly on this writer’s “most anticipated” list for next year. In the meantime watch “Light” below and “Icarus Lives” after the jump, and don’t forget to check out a full recorded version of “Light” and more on Periphery’s MySpace.


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