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Periphery unveil Juggernaut: Alpha and Juggernaut: Omega artwork and tracklist

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Just last week, U.S. djent forerunners Periphery announced the long-awaited Juggernaut concept album – and album that’s been talked about for a couple of years at this point – but revealed that, as its name might suggest, it will be big. And it is; it’s not one, but two albums as one.

Keeping the hype train rolling, this week the band have unveiled the artwork for both Juggernaut: Alpha and Juggernaut: Omega, as well as the tracklisting:

Juggernaut: Alpha

Periphery - Juggernaut Alpha album art

01. A Black Minute
02. MK Ultra
03. Heavy Heart
04. The Event
05. The Scourge
06. Alpha
07. 22 Faces
08. Rainbow Gravity
09. Four Lights
10. Psychosphere

Juggernaut: Omega

Periphery - Juggernaut Omega album art
01. Reprise
02. The Bad Thing
03. Priestess
04. Graveless
05. Hell Below
06. Omega
07. Stranger Things

In the post that announced these details, the band also listed the track lengths, which confirms some interesting things from guitarist Mark Holcomb’s Twitter Q&A, including one perceptive fan’s correct idea that a particularly climactic track called “Psychosphere“, played live by the band already, will close one of the albums.

It should also be noted that “Omega” is over 11 minutes long and doesn’t close an album, meaning that Omega is likely the proggier album. Maybe. That’s pure conjecture, so if I’m wrong, fight me.

It’s kind of a shame that the actual artwork behind the greyed-out Periphery logo isn’t visible, but this will undoubtedly be available on t-shirts and inside the album cover itself, so fear not.

Juggernaut: Alpha and Juggernaut: Omega will be released in Australia via Roadrunner Records on January 23rd, on January 26th in Europe/UK via Century Media Records, and through Sumerian Records/Distort/TripleVision Entertainment in the USA, Canada and Japan on January 27th. A North American tour with Nothing MoreWovenwar and Thank You Scientist is up first, followed by a European stint with Devin Townsend, as well as a special show in London next April. Dates for that first run below, and there’s also a trailer which previews some of the new music. Fun!

January 10 Carrboro, NC Cat’s Cradle
January 11 Charlotte, NC The Fillmore
January 12 Atlanta, GA Masquerade
January 13 Tampa, FL Orpheum
January 14 Ft. Lauderdale, FL Revolution Live
January 16 New Orleans, LA House of Blues
January 17 Houston, TX House of Blues
January 18 Dallas, TX House of Blues
January 20 Albuquerque, NM Sunshine Theatre
January 21 Phoenix, AZ Club Red
January 22 Los Angeles, CA House of Blues
January 23 Anaheim, CA Yost Theater
January 26 San Francisco, CA The Fillmore
January 27 Portland, OR Hawthorne 
January 28 Seattle, WA El Corazon
January 30 Salt Lake City, UT In The Venue
January 31 Denver, CO Summit Music Hall
February 2 Minneapolis, MN Varsity Theater
February 3 Chicago, IL House of Blues
February 4 Detroit, MI St. Andrew’s Hall
February 6 Toronto, ON Opera House
February 7 Montreal, QC Corona Theatre
February 8 Albany, NY Upstate Concert Hall
February 9 Rochester, NY WaterStreet Music Hall
February 11 Boston, MA Paradise Rock Club
February 12 New York, NY Irving Plaza
February 13 Silver Spring, MD The Fillmore
February 14 Philadelphia, PA District N9ne