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.
These dudes need a new promo pic. I also need photoshop back.
Big shake-up over in The Faceless camp! Main-man Michael Keene announced on Facebook that the band has parted ways with guitarist Steve Jones and have picked up guitarist Wes Hauch:
Farewell Steve Jones. Good luck with whatever endeavors you pursue. It’s been a long journey with you my friend. Thank you for sticking around through the good and the bad times. Welcome Wes Hauch to The Faceless. If you think my solos are cool, wait til you hear this fuckin asshole. Time to practice so we can keep up with his crazy ass.
Woah! That was a bit unexpected. There’s no word available regarding why Steve Jones is no longer in the group, but the inclusion of Wes Hauch is pretty much universally accepted as good news. Here’s all you need to know:
Dude’s got skills, and I can’t wait to see what he can bring to the table! Not sure what this means in regards to the new The Faceless album and tour that they’re supposed to be on, but I’m quite optimistic. As always, we’ll have more The Faceless news when it’s available.