Well this is certainly out of the blue. It appears that Periphery no longer feature arms of steel or an arse of a skunk; Periphery have parted ways with guitarist Alex Bois. The cynical among you are probably thinking “oh, they’ve decided that three guitarists was too much.” Not really, as they’ve got fill-ins in the works. What I’ve always hated about Periphery and their lineup changes is that they never really give any reasons. I’ve heard rumors, but I’m not one to stir the pot. Oh wait, I am. But not this time.
Here’s the official word:
We have some sad news to share. Alex Bois and Periphery have decided to part ways. This is truly a sad day for Periphery, because Alex has been with us since the beginning, and he is like a brother to us. We’re going to do everything we can to make the most out of this unfortunate situation, and soldier on like we always have in the past when faced with setbacks.
In regards to all of our upcoming shows and tours, worry not! We will have special guest artists filling in for Alex, so our touring plans will not be changing whatsoever.
Throughout all of this, we really appreciate your support and understanding.
See you soon
So there’s that. We’ll give you more word when we have it! Be sure to see them on their upcoming headline tour with The Human Abstract, Textures, and The Contortionist.