Periphery Released New Album “Periphery V: Djent Is Not A Genre”


Periphery’ new album, “Periphery V: Djent is Not a Genre”, is available now via 3DOT Recordings. The critically-hailed collection almost didn’t happen. The band members have been forthcoming in recent interviews, sharing that the writing and recording process took far longer than any of their previous albums, and that geographic distance, largely due to the pandemic, had made writing difficult. Misha Mansoor, in an interview with Metal Injection, was candid about the experience: “There’s no point in putting out an album that we’re not proud of. And I was just not feeling good about any of this stuff. I was actually pretty demoralized probably up until halfway through. And we’d written an album’s worth of material and just nothing was really working or clicking. And I think it was largely because we weren’t all together. We were getting feedback at different times”.

“We challenged and pushed ourselves harder, and along the way we grew even closer as a band” adds Mark Holcomb “We are so proud of the final results! I also wanted to mention how exceedingly grateful we are to our fans for being so patient in waiting for this record”.

In the lead-up to today’s arrival of “Periphery V: Djent is Not a Genre”, the band has released a trio of songs, “Wildfire”“Zagreus” and most recently, the A.I.-enhanced video for “Atropos”.

“The feel of ‘Atropos’ features a push and pull between pretty/melodic and dark/chaotic sections” explains Spencer Sotelo “That gave me the idea to write about a person who lives, and leans into, a completely superficial lifestyle, and the destructive aftermath of what doing so brings about, not just in that person’s life, but in the world around them. I think the video captures the lyrical essence in its visuals really well, and I’m excited for everyone to enjoy it along with the song”.

The 9-song collection was produced by the band, with Adam “Nolly” Getgood contributing bass across the album. Jørgen Munkeby performs a saxophone solo on “Wildfire”.




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