Maryland-based djent band Periphery have been busy boys this past week, which has seen the release of a brand new video as well as the announcement of a short European tour in a few months time.
Starting with the video (third one today!), we have a nod to the spacey/megalith theme from the “Make Total Destroy“. The giant robot makes a cameo at the beginning, and is flown over by a mustard bottle-shaped spaceship. It plays out like some sort of hazing ritual for bassist Adam “Nolly” Getgood, the newest official member of the band, who apparently prefers ketchup (very British) and is being held and beaten by the mustard-lovers. There’s something to do with eating hotdogs and before Nolly goes all Super Saiyan.
It’s certainly very Periphery – tongue in cheek and silly – but you probably could have gathered that from the condiment spaceships and whatnot.
Moving on to the tour announcement, it will build on the hard work Periphery have put in on the road over the past few years. Most recently they were added to part of the U.S. leg of Deftones’ current world touring plans (details in the events calendar), and now they’ve announced a headlining run of their own that will see them return to Europe – where they only toured last October with UK tech-metal band The Safety Fire.
It’s a fairly laid-back run by their standards; used to long treks as they are. Germany get the bulk of the shows, but Holland, France and the UK all get a sniff. We’ll have to make do with what we can get, as the band are reported to be hard at work on the follow-up to PII, to be called Juggernaut, and which is expected this year.
They’re to be joined by British prog darlings TesseracT, who are ramping up their activity in anticipation of the release of their sophomore album Altered State, as well as experienced quartet German Syqem. A lot of prog going on here.
Details are on the poster above, but will be in the events calendar shortly for your consideration.