If you’ve been reading Heavy Blog for a while, your assumption would probably be that Heavy Blog is unanimous in its adoration of Periphery, but that isn’t really the case so much. Sure, I’m the most vocal of everyone what with being the editor of the site and writer of a majority of these news pieces, so while I consider myself a fan of the group, only about half of us consider ourselves fans of the band and there are many arguments that go on behind the scenes that are equal parts annoying and humorous. PERIPHERY, YOU ARE TEARING US APART.

So once again our opinions behind the scenes are mixed when it comes to the band’s third album, a concept record titled Juggernaut. Periphery uploaded a teaser this week giving fans a quick glimpse at new music — and it sounds heavy. As with all things Periphery, this 30-ish second clip grooves and bounces along, but it’s noticeably more aggressive. Think the final moments of ‘Masamune‘ from Periphery II slowed down and you’ll be in the ballpark here.

Obviously this is just a raindrop in a flood when considering the grand scheme of things, but it hasn’t stopped us from arguing about it. I assume the rest of you are divided up about the same, so tell us what you think of these breakdown-worthy grooves below.


Elsewhere in The Riffery news, the band have announced that they will be supporting Deftones on their upcoming spring tour! Check out the dates after the jump.

03/08 Atlantic City, NJ – House of Blues
03/09 New York, NY – Terminal 5
03/10 Montclair, NJ – Wellmont Theatre
03/12 Stroudsburg, PA – The Sherman Theatre
03/13 Norfolk, VA – The Norva
03/15 Charlotte, NC – Fillmore Charlotte
03/16 Myrtle Beach, SC – House of Blues
03/17 Atlanta, GA – The Tabernacle
03/19 Miami, FL -Fillmore Miami Beach
03/21 St. Petersburg, FL – Jannus Live!
03/22 Orlando, FL – Hard Rock Live
03/23 Mobile, AL – Soul Kitchen
03/25 Baton Rouge, LA – The Varsity Theatre
03/26 Corpus Christi, TX – Concrete Street Amphitheater
03/27 Pharr, TX – Pharr Entertainment Center
03/29 Austin, TX – ACL Live at the Moody Theater
03/30 Houston, TX – Bayou Music Center

– JR


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