BRING ON THE DJENTSLAM! NEW PERIPHERY ALBUM RECORDING SESSIONS ARE UNDERWAY
Happy happy joy joy! Earlier this year, Periphery revealed that they were working on not one but TWO new albums for release in 2012, and now the band has revealed via a press release that the recording sessions for the first album, tentatively titled Juggernaut, have begun. Will they be working on the second new album at the same time, will that come later, or has the idea of releasing two at once been ditched? We really don’t know, but we do have this to offer from guitarist Jake Bowen:
We’ve got a ton of new songs ready that we can’t wait for you guys to hear. We’ll spend the winter in the studio with Taylor Larson (our good friend Nolly Getgood is co-producing with Misha Mansoor). We’ve decided to go a new direction with our music and we’re calling this new genre DjentSlam! JUST KIDDING! Get stoked!
DjentSlam aside, we expect big things from Periphery in 2012. Periphery are pretty much single-handedly responsible for the explosion of djent, so it’ll be interesting to see whether they take things in a new direction, ala Animals as Leaders’ second album, or they’re content to repeat the status quo and ride the wave. Fun times await. Watch the first of what promises to be many studio updates above.