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If you love learning about sick up and coming metal bands, you can spend hours exploring Bandcamp and Soundcloud and enjoy some great finds, but really where would any of us be in discovering, sharing, and referencing great music without YouTube?  If you filter out the cat videos and assorted nonsense, it’s a place where you can find a version of just about every song ever recorded, watch guitar virtuosos who work at WhatABurger, and experience amazing performances of original material from bands like Polyphia.

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Yesterday, the web went abuzz with Revolver Magazine’s advertisement for Periphery’s sophomore album giving the release date before any official announcement was made. Since the cat’s out of the bag, the band confirmed the news via Guitar World with some additional news:

Holcomb also confirmed Petrucci’s appearance, as well as adding two more names to the list of guest contributors. “We also managed to get not one, but three of our favorite guitarists to do guest solos on the record,” he said. “Wes Hauch (The Faceless), Guthrie Govan (The Aristocrats) and John Petrucci (Dream Theater) all laid down guest solos on the album and they turned out incredible.”

Neat! Expect more information to come out in the coming weeks. Periphery’s sophomore album will be out July 3rd on Sumerian Records.

- JR

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