Periphery Premiere Video For “Alpha”

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Periphery’s eagerly awaited dual albums, Juggernaut: Alphaand Juggernaut: Omega (Sumerian Records), arrive today and to mark the release of the critically-acclaimed outings, Periphery have released a video for title track, “Alpha”.  Wes Richardson, who also collaborated with the band on the “Make Total Destroy” video, directed the clip.

The DC-based band began recording what would become Juggernaut: Alpha and Juggernaut: Omega in the early summer of 2014, with the band’s own Adam “Nolly” Getgood serving as producer for the ambitious undertaking (documented via a series of webisodes: www.youtube.com/sumerianrecords as well as in The JuggerDoc, a full-length documentary available with the physical purchase of Juggernaut: Omega). Once word of the dual, conceptual releases surfaced drummer Matt Halpern gave listeners insight into the themes behind the albums and the reason they are two distinct albums: “Juggernaut is a story that is told through our music, and we want our audience to fully digest the whole experience. Because Juggernaut is very detailed and dense in terms of character development, peaks and valleys, climaxes and resolutions we’ve divided the story and music in two, in the form of two separate albums. Juggernaut: Alpha, the first part of the story, focuses on the back story and character development, while part two/album two, Juggernaut: Omega, focuses on some pretty serious and gut-wrenching events, taking you for a thrill ride along the main character’s complex journey.  Although the albums are split in two physically, the story is only complete when the albums are digested consecutively, allowing the listener to recognize and hear the lyrical and musical overlapping themes, foreshadowing, and connected ideas.”
Periphery is currently in the midst of a North American tour, with a European outing launching March 2 in Russia. The band returns to the U.S. for a number of festival appearances including Welcome to Rockville, Carolina Rebellion and Rock on the Range.
Tour dates:
January 27     Portland, OR     Hawthorne Theater
January 28     Seattle, WA     El Corazon
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     Water Street 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
February 26    Minsk, Belarus     Republic
February 27     St. Petersburg, Russia     Zal Ozhidaniya
February 28     Moscow, Russia     Volta
March 2     Novosibirsk, Russia     Rock City
March 3     Yekaterinburg, Russia     Tele-Club
March 5     Paris, France    La Cigale
March 6     Karlsruhe, Germany     Substage
March 7     Pratteln, Switzerland     Z7
March 8     Milan, Italy     Live Club
March 10     Munich, Germany     Backstage Werk
March 11     Vienna, Austria     Arena
March 12     Budapest, Hungary     Barba Negra
March 13     Bratislava, Slovakia     Majestic
March 14     Prague, Czech Republic     Roxy
March 16     Warsaw, Poland     Stodola
March 17     Hamburg, Germany     Gruenspan
March 18     Aarhus, Denmark      Voxhall
March 19     Oslo, Norway     Rockefeller
March 21     Seinajoki, Finland     Rytmikorjamo
March 22     Helsinki, Finland     The Circus
March 24     Stockholm, Sweden     Debaser Medis
March 25     Copenhagen, Denmark     Amager Bio
March 26     Bochum, Germany     Matrix
March 27     Eindhoven, Netherlands     Effenaar
March 29     Bristol, UK     O2 Academy Bristol
March 30     Glasgow, UK     O2 ABC
March 31     Manchester, UK     Manchester Academy
April 1     London, UK   O2 Academy Islington
April 25 – 26     Jacksonville, FL     Welcome to Rockville Festival
May 2     Charlotte, NC     Carolina Rebellion
May 15 -17     Columbus, OH     Rock on the Range
July 16 – 18     Viveiro, Spain     Resurrection Fest