The early 2000s saw the birth of progressive music’s heaviest sub-genre, “djent”, and since then, it has evolved into quite an established scene, especially in North America. One of the biggest bands under that label is D.C.’s Periphery, who have managed to gain a substantial fan-base in a relatively short amount of time, and with only a few studio albums under their belt. Supporting the release of last year’s ‘Periphery III: Select Difficulty’, the band has embarked upon their second Sonic Unrest Tour, this time with The Contortionist, Norma Jean, and Infinity Shred.
While in Toronto, guitarist Mark Holcomb had a chat with Metal Wani writer Sandra Yeomans in the depths of the legendary Opera House, discussing past, present, and future tours, and keeping sane on the road. They also talked about Mark’s love of Metallica, as well as what has caught his ear recently, and the benefits of not solely listening to metal. And of course, they touched upon Periphery’s latest album, the revisiting of some older Bulb tracks, the differences between Periphery III and Juggernaut, and more.
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