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16 July 2012
Periphery: "Periphery II" out NOW
Periphery:  "Periphery II" out NOW
After being out digitally for two weeks the European pressing of PERIPHERY's sophomore album "Periphery II" is out now as Jewelcase CD and limited Digipak CD that comes with a dyecut, both including bonus material:

Bonustrack Jewelcase CD:
15. Far Out (instrumental)

Bonustracks ltd. Digipak CD:
15. Far Out (instrumental)
16. The Heretic Anthem

Some feedback from the media about "Periphery II":
"(...) Periphery II... is the work defining just who and what they are. And with enough tech-head virtuosity to make other bands weep." (Kerrang! UK)

"(...) one thing that really sets this US collective apart from the eight-sting toting hordes: their songwriting." (Terrorizer, UK)

"A quite exceptional album indeed." (Rock Sound, UK)

Coverstory (Misha Mansoor vs. John Petrucci) + 5 page interview (Gitarist, NL)

"Songs like "Have A Blast", "Facepalm Mute" and "Erised" are of such a quality that the status of PERIPHERY as one of the bands crossing borders with the potential to appeal to a wider audience isn't only stressed, but also expanded." (Fuze, D)

"In its weakest moments it sounds like Linkin Park in its best like Mr. Bungle fighting Strapping Young Lad. Thanks to young talents like this five piece from Maryland progressive metal is having a bright future, because it is stunning how many blinkers are casted off." (Visions, D)

"Evil and beautiful, brutal and tender, complex and catchy - a song like "Have A Blast" is programmatic for the fascinating metal opus that features so many highlights that it is pointless to try to enlist them." (Metal Hammer, D)

Century Media Records licensed "Periphery II" for the world outside of North America, Australia/NZ and Japan. The album is featuring several high profile guests:
Erised (John Petrucci, Dream Theater)
Mile Zero (Wes Hauch, The Faceless)
Have a Blast (Guthrie Govan, The Aristocrats)

In USA "Periphery II" entered the official Billboard 200 Albumcharts at #44 upon its release. Check out their stunning video for "MAKE TOTAL DESTROY" for special audio-visual experience: www.youtube.com/watch?v=1pskj9sbffg&feature=relmfu

After playing prestigious festivals like Rock am Ring and Download Festival PERIPHERY will head back to Europe together with Between The Buried And Me and The Safety Fire in October. Please stay tuned to www.facebook.com/PeripheryBand for frequent updates.
You can order an exclusive CD + T-Shirt bundle via CM Distro: www.cmdistro.de/Search?q=periphery