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While we were gone over the weekend, it looks like Periphery is back with their second music video in support of their incredible double album, Juggernaut. Their last video for “Alpha” was probably their most ambitious to date, featuring both amazing visual effects and quite a tripped-out storyline. Is the band going back for more of that to help tie the grandiose story of the album together? Find out after the jump!

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During his time as weekend editor here, one of the consistently most popular features Brian Shields would run was the What We’re Really Listening To column, which would ask either Heavy Blog staff or musicians to share the music they’ve been jamming the most recently. We’ve decided that it was too fun an idea to not continue, so we’re picking up where he left off. It should come as no surprise that we at HBIH are constantly listening to music, and as an effort to recommend as many quality tunes as possible, here is a glimpse into what has been dominating our playlists for the past week.

For those that would like to participate as well (and please do) can drop a 3X3 in the comments, which can be made with tapmusic.net through your last.fm account, or create it manually with topsters.net.

Head past the jump to see which records have been receiving regular rotation on our headphones, stereos and turntables:

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Periphery, as their new albums so blatantly display [review], are absolute juggernauts on the modern metal scene. The fine djentlemen wrapped up a tour last September with The Contortionist, Intervals, and TOOTHGRINDER, but once again hit the road these last few weeks with Wovenwar, made up of former As I Lay Dying members, the spectacular alt-metal Nothing More, and bombastic brass-powered Thank You Scientist. Photographers Nick Budosh and Kyle Gaddo have photos from both the Chicago and Silver Springs stops of the tour!

Don’t forget to catch Periphery on tour again with In Flames and All That Remains in the spring!

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Hey! Listen to Koralis!

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Glasgow — home of Tennent’s Lager, the River Clyde, Celtic Football Club, and more importantly, Koralis. Drawing in sonic elements from bands like Erra, Periphery, and The Safety Fire, this 5 piece tech metal act brews a sound that is equal parts melodic, groovy, and technical.  Their debut EP, Surviving the Ideal, is a valiant effort to differentiate themselves from the rest of the tech metal world.

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Most days I’m not even sure what’s real. Is this cereal that I’m eating any more or less real than the keys I’m hitting to create these words that you’re reading? It’s strange to know that everything you have ever read in the English language is comprised of a measly 26 characters.

It’s not so strange that Sweden’s own In Flames are going on tour in the US. What is strange is that All That Remains and Periphery of all bands are direct support. All That Remains kinda makes sense, sure, but Periphery seems like a really strange choice. What is even happening?

Tour dates below.

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It’s been almost a year since I’ve started writing for Heavy Blog and in that time, I’ve brought you a few tastes of my local scene here in Israel. It’s not the largest scene or one that’s enjoyed widespread recognition, but it has its strengths: sporting a host of young bands, there are many live shows and the word is starting to spread abroad as well. Riding on the success enjoyed by Orphaned Land, the most successful metal band to come out of Israel, many smaller groups have toured the Europe route.

One of the least well traveled bands however are also one of the best. They are Distorted Harmony and their brand of modern metal infused with progressive touches is addictive to say the least. We’ve covered their album but I felt like they could benefit from a closer resolution. And so, I present to you a joint feature: I got the chance to talk to Yoav Efron, the man behind the keys, and Guy Landau, the wizard at the guitar AND to see the band live. What follows is a review of that live show, where the band played both their albums back to back, interspersed with our interview. Head on over the jump!

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Periphery Alpha Video

Periphery have dropped their highly anticipated albums Juggernaut: Alpha and Juggernaut: Omega for all of the world to hear, so the next logical step was to release a music video. They decided to use the title track from the first album in the two-part series, ‘Alpha.’ Considering that it’s my favorite track from the two releases, I’m not complaining. It also has a life-changing concept behind it. Make sure to check it out after the jump.

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Alright folks, you already know what this is about: Periphery, one of the most vocal bands in recent years, are finally nearing release of their epic Juggernaut. Prior to its release, in good modern-day fashion, the band are streaming the album in two beats; one for Alpha, already on the air since yesterday, and now for Omega as well, the closer to the double album. Head on over the jump and bring ear plugs: this is their heaviest work yet.

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With just over a week until its release, Periphery and Sumerian Records have moved forward with streaming the first half of the band’s two-part Juggernaut epic, Alpha. Longtime fans of the band will without a doubt be enamored with Juggernaut; even some Heavy Blog staff members who were less than thrilled with Periphery II are touting Juggernaut as being some of the band’s best work to date. But don’t take our word for it; stream Alpha below, as presented by Loudwire.

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Periphery – Juggernaut

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Few bands in modern progressive metal have been able to amass the level of both success and acclaim with only two albums quite like Periphery. The Washington D.C.-native six piece essentially laid down the groundwork for the “djent” style and production techniques that would be ripped off for years to come. They did this with their self-titled debut and then introduced a healthy amount of pop influence and added melodicism with their comically-titled 2012 follow-up, Periphery II: This Time It’s Personal. After a relentless touring schedule, the release of the experimental Clear EP last January, and a truckload of internet buzz behind their new double album, Juggernaut was poised to be the band’s make-or-break moment. Not only has Periphery retained practically every facet of their sound in albums past, they’ve now delivered their darkest and heaviest material to date, as well as one of the most dynamic prog-metal albums in the past few years.

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