Periphery Announce V: Djent Is Not A Genre, First Two Singles Coming Thursday


For the last week or so, the prog metal act Periphery has been counting down to some big announcement and today we’ve finally learned that not only are they dropping two new songs later this week, but their seventh studio effort will release via 3 Dot Recordings on March 10.

The album, titled Periphery V: Djent Is Not A Genre, sounds like it’s making a pretty declarative statement against the ultra chuggy, downtuned, rhythmically off-beat style of metal the band’s been associated with. Not afraid to criticize “the whole djent thing,” the title sounds pretty on course for the band as a whole.

According to the band’s announcement via social media, the new album will be available in three different LP variants, along with a whole line of requisite additional merch for you to blow your hard earned buckaroos on.

In addition to the new album announcement, Periphery also revealed that the first two singles, “Wildfire” and “Zagreus,” will be released this Thursday, January 12. Though there’s not much more to know at the moment about these two tracks, you can certainly take a moment and pre-save them on your streaming platform of choice, as long as your choice is Spotify, Apple Music, or Deezer.

Periphery Announce V: Djent Is Not A Genre, First Two Singles Coming Thursday

Periphery will be on tour with Underoath and Loathe when the new album drops. If you want to catch them live, be sure to check out the tour dates below to see if they’ll be hitting a venue near you.

Underoath/Periphery/Loathe Tour Dates

03/03 – Silver Spring, MD @ The Fillmore | Tickets
03/04 – Stroudsburg, PA @ The Sherman Theater | Tickets
03/05 – Huntington, NY @ The Paramount | Tickets
03/07 – Indianapolis, IN @ Egyptian Room | Tickets
03/08 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Roxian Theatre | Tickets
03/10 – East Moline, IL @ The Rust Belt | Tickets
03/11 – Milwaukee, WI @ The Eagles Club | Tickets
03/13 – Grand Rapids, MI @ GLC Live at 20 Monroe | Tickets
03/14 – St Louis, MO @ The Pageant | Tickets
03/15 – Kansas City, MO @ The Uptown Theater | Tickets
03/17 – Wichita, KS @ The Cotilion | Tickets
03/18 – Denver, CO @ The Ogden Theatre | Tickets
03/20 – Boise, ID @ Revolution | Tickets
03/21 – Portland, OR @ The Roseland Theater | Tickets
03/23 – Wheatland, CA @ Hard Rock Live Sacramento | Tickets
03/24 – Anaheim, CA @ House of Blues | Tickets
03/25 – Las Vegas, NV @ Brooklyn Bowl | Tickets
03/26 – San Diego, CA @ SOMA | Tickets
03/27 – Tucson, AZ @ The Rialto Theatre | Tickets
03/29 – Albuquerque, NM @ The El Rey Theatre | Tickets
03/31 – Oklahoma City, OK @ The Diamond Ballroom | Tickets
04/01 – Little Rock, AR @ The Hall | Tickets
04/02 – Nashville, TN @ Marathon Music Works | Tickets

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