Washington D.C.-based prog innovators PERIPHERY will release their new album, "Periphery III: Select Difficulty", on July 22 via Sumerian Records.
A song from the CD, "The Price Is Wrong", can be streamed below.
"It's like handing somebody a grenade," PERIPHERY guitar player Jake Bowen says about the track, which serves as the album opener. "It's so in-your-face and brutal for us. It was a great way to start."
"Every one of our albums has a nice long intro, and we were, like, 'Let's kick this off with a drum fill and a pissed-off riff,'" laughs PERIPHERY guitar player Misha Mansoor. "It's something we haven't done. It was fun."
"Periphery III: Select Difficulty" track listing:
01. The Price is Wrong
04. The Way The News Goes…
05. Remain Indoors
06. Habitual Line-Stepper
09. Catch Fire
10. Prayer Position
PERIPHERY's own Adam "Nolly" Getgood oversaw production for the album as he did with the "Juggernaut" releases. Nolly will no longer be a touring member of PERIPHERY, as he will be expanding his production work in his native U.K. He remains an integral part, and a member, of PERIPHERY. At this time no decision has been made about a touring bassist.
"Touring with PERIPHERY has shown me some of the most incredible experiences I could ever have imagined, to meet amazing people all over the world and to create friendships for life; it has truly been an honour to perform in front of every audience who has watched us play over the years," he said. "However the touring life isn't something that everyone can continue doing indefinitely, and for me, the time has come where I want to settle into a more normal existence, be able to make plans further into the future than the touring life enables, and to be able to focus more on the studio side of my music career. I will, however, be remaining as a band member and contributing in any way that I can while the band is off the road; I love all of my fellow bandmates like brothers and I'm so grateful for the incredible support they've shown as I make this huge life change. I know they are going to be taking the music and performances to the next level when they hit the road later this year."
PERIPHERY's U.S. tour, dubbed the "Sonic Unrest" tour, launches on August 4. The month-long outing, sponsored by D'Addario and Guitar Center, includes openers SIKTH, CHON and TOOTHGRINDER.
PERIPHERY will host a four-day, immersive summer camp dubbed the Periphery Summer Jam on July 25-29 at the Full Moon Resort in Big Indian, New York.