Holy cow, these Periphery lineup changes never end. As much as I love the band’s tunes, it’s getting a bit silly to have had a dozen or so people claiming Periphery alumni before a second album is even produced, but hey, shit happens. Bassist Tom Murphy has left the band to “pursue something new.” Here is the announcement:

We have some sad news to announce, unfortunately Tom Murphy has decided to leave the band:

“I’m sorry to announce that as of today I will no longer be playing bass for Periphery. I have had so many unforgettable experiences and have met so many wonderful people while playing with the band and just want to say thank you to all the fans for making that possible. I am leaving to pursue something new. If you are interested following up with me, feel free to add my personal page at facebook.com/tom.h.murphy.

We’re very saddened by this but wish him the best of luck in his future endeavors. Fortunately this will not effect our upcoming touring plans as Nolly from will be filling in on bass and Mark Holcomb will take up his position as full-time guitarist.

As cool as Tom Murphy was, it’s not like Periphery had very audible basslines. Obviously, Tom is a talented dude, but Periphery wasn’t very conducive for it. Hopefully his future endeavors will put him to good use!

We’ll be sure to let you know when they make their next lineup change! Anyone want to start making bets on the next one?

– JR


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