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Bethesda, Maryland (2005 – present)

Periphery is an American band from Bethesda, Maryland, formed in 2005.

Formation and Lineup Changes (2005 - 2009)
Periphery was formed by guitarist Misha Mansoor in 2005. He slowly gained a reputation on the Internet, primarily via a regularly-updated Soundclick account, Meshuggah and John Petrucci forums, and the message boards. Before and during Periphery’s tenure in the metal scene, Mansoor developed a reputation for doing his own audio production, the majority of which was performed with a home computer and a Pod XT during this period. Mansoor has continued to update his personal project, Bulb, which preceded Periphery, often transferring songs between the two projects. Mansoor continues to be involved in a number of other musical projects.

Between 2005 and 2009, Periphery worked with vocalists Jake Veredika, Casey Sabol and Chris Barretto, gradually moving from a nu metal-influenced sound to a more experimental style, with a focus on innovative production. In 2009, the band announced via their MySpace blog that they had signed a one record deal with Sumerian Records, on which they would release their debut full-length album.

Periphery has toured extensively since 2008, supporting artists including DevilDriver, Emmure, Veil of Maya, Animals as Leaders, God Forbid, The Dillinger Escape Plan and Fear Factory.


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  • HavikK

    Fans of BoO, The Faceless, Rings of Saturn, Abiotic, The HAARP Machine, Ovid's Withering etc. check out the new full length by Nexilva out now on Subliminal Groove Records.

    10 Apr 4:06am Reply
  • Nanogon

    Songs from debut album have so low positions, especially radio-friendly Jetpacks Was Yes. i'm surprised

    9 Apr 8:14pm Reply
  • niQboy

    @Riktenkay: I don't know man, as much as I loved their old stuff when Misha was the main songwriter, I like the direction they're going in now. This Time It's Personal is easily a more cohesive and polished album than the debut. CLEAR was also a great demonstration of what each member is capable of. At the end of the day a band is supposed to be a collaboration, not one person dictating everyone else's musical direction.

    9 Apr 5:44am Reply
  • Epsilon_X2008

    So, Spencer is in From First to Last now

    8 Apr 7:20am Reply
  • Cynnicio

    you will never know what it's like to visit a band's page you like without the comments being covered in shitposting

    8 Apr 4:26am Reply
  • Qyaffer

    @Riktenkay. did you pull that nonsense out of your ass? there is no PROBLEM with periphery. the problem is not with them, its with you. whatever you perceive as the "periphery sound" is exactly that. what YOU perceive it.

    8 Apr 1:11am Reply
  • Riktenkay

    The main problem with Periphery is that Misha decided to let other people write music. I'm not saying they're all terrible at it, Mark and Nolly at least have some real writing skills and everyone in the band is a great musician (except maybe Spencer), but the problem is that the only person in the band that writes music that has that awesome Periphery sound is Misha.

    8 Apr 12:18am Reply
  • niQboy

    borthelcash was an april fools, I hope you're aware

    7 Apr 12:50pm Reply
  • jecacs

    gay band

    1 Apr 7:24pm Reply
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  • Syndicaidramon

    Spencer is growing on me... Maybe I'll finally be able to fully enjoy this band. And all of their songs, not just Luck as Constant...

    31 Mar 2:06pm Reply
  • AlexMetallist

    Yeah, he surely got better over time. In P2, I actually think he adds to the music, and I'd rather the regular version over an instrumental one. He just didn't have a lot of time to practice for P1, that's why they added an instrumental version

    28 Mar 10:43am Reply
  • niQboy

    Clear is fantastic. I really appreciate the concept where each member of the band contributes a song, is in control of their own production etc. I'd love to see similar releases from other bands.

    24 Mar 11:16am Reply
  • FadeToBlack85

    Whats so bad about the Clear EP? I like it so mutch - 9/10 Points :)

    23 Mar 11:48am Reply
  • niQboy

    Instrumental P1 > Regular P1 [2] I gotta agree there, I never liked Spencer. That being said, he's slowly growing on me for better or for worse and I really enjoy the Clear EP.

    15 Mar 9:05am Reply
  • DamienCallisto

    I'll be completely honest here... Clear is by far my favorite release of theirs. Feed the Ground is just fucking awesome.

    11 Mar 5:55am Reply
  • audiopro

    Clearly Periphery is one of the best metal bands out there.

    11 Mar 2:24am Reply
  • kalovorot_music

    Kalovorot band released new album in djent style:

    9 Mar 7:30pm Reply
  • AlexMetallist

    Instrumental P1 > Regular P1

    8 Mar 3:00pm Reply
  • DarkMessengerVI

    Luck As A Constant!

    7 Mar 4:24am Reply
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