Periphery are set to release their fifth album, Periphery IV: HAIL STAN, on April 5 via their own 3DOT Recordings.
Sirius XM Liquid Metal host Jose Mangin debuted the album’s first single, “Blood Eagle,” yesterday. Guitar player Mark Holcomb said of the six-minute track: “We’ve known since the late stages of P4 writing sessions that ‘Blood Eagle’ would be the first song we released. It’s an unrelenting song that, even while we were writing it, we could say to ourselves: ‘We NEED to play this live.’ The original demo was vastly different, and through the songwriting process, it took on this kind of violent, explosive nature that is always hard to synthesize. That energy excited us and we knew it’d be the first thing we’d let you all hear.”
Periphery IV: HAIL STAN marks two significant firsts for the band: the first Periphery release on their recently formed label, 3DOT Recordings, as well as a change in the way they approached writing and recording. “We finally spent a year on a record,” explains guitar player/programmer Jake Bowen. “We’ve never been able to do that. The quality and pacing of the work show we took our time with this one. That’s an important note about this. We really got to do everything we wanted to do in the space we had to do it.” Mark adds, “I think you can hear the adventurous intent behind much of this material as a result. We’re all the happiest we’ve ever been with a release, and it’s no coincidence. Can’t wait for you all to hear it.”
Pre-orders, which include several limited-edition vinyl and merch bundles, are available now HERE (physical) and digitally via iTunes (CLICK HERE). Digital pre-orders include an immediate download of “Blood Eagle,” which can be streamed now via Spotify (CLICK HERE).
Periphery IV: HAIL STAN is the first release to follow the band’s 2017 GRAMMY® Award nomination in the “Best Metal Performance” category, for Periphery III: Select Difficulty album opener “The Price Is Wrong.” The 2016 album tallied 35 million cumulative streams and marked their third consecutive debut in the Top 25 of the Billboard Top 200. It represented the apex of a tireless decade-long grind. Along the way, the band graced the covers of Guitar World, Revolver, Modern Drummer, Bass Player and more. In between the touring, endorsements and appearances, they also launched a summer camp of their own, “Periphery Summer Jam.”
Periphery IV: HAIL STAN tracklist:
Garden In The Bones
It’s Only Smiles
Follow Your Ghost
Periphery embarks on a brief tour to coincide with the release, joining Dance Gavin Dance for a 15-date North American trek on March 30.
Periphery tour dates (all dates with Dance Gavin Dance):
March 30 Anaheim, CA City National Grove of Anaheim #
March 31 San Francisco, CA The Regency
April 2 Las Vegas, NV Brooklyn Bowl
April 3 Phoenix, AZ Van Buren
April 5 Dallas, TX South Side Music Hall
April 6 San Antonio, TX Alamo City Music
April 7 Houston, TX Warehouse Live
April 9 Ft. Lauderdale, FL Revolution
April 11 Silver Springs, MD The Fillmore
April 12 New York, NY Playstation Theater SOLD OUT
April 13 Philadelphia, PA Franklin Music Hall
April 14 Worcester, MA Palladium
April 16 Cleveland, OH Agora
April 17 Detroit, MI Royal Oak
April 18 Chicago, IL House of Blues SOLD OUT
April 19 Chicago, IL House of Blues SOLD OUT
April 20 Columbus, OH Newport Music Hall
# – Swan Fest w/Dance Gavin Dance, Crown The Empire, Don Broco, Veil of Maya, Intervals, Volumes, Hail The Sun and more (www.dgdswanfest.com for more information and tickets).
Periphery is Jake Bowen (guitar, programming), Matt Halpern (drums), Mark Holcomb (guitar), Misha Mansoor (guitar, programming) and Spencer Sotelo (vocals)