Misha Mansoor Featured in Halo 2 Anniversary

This year marks the 10th anniversary of the massively-successful Xbox game, Halo 2.  In honor of this anniversary 343 Industries has revamped Halo 2 along with Halo: Combat Evoloved from the ground up.  The two games will be released together in Halo: The Master Chief Collection.  Misha Mansoor of Periphery was commissioned to write…

Periphery Announce Headlining Tour for September/October; The Contortionist, Intervals, and TOOTHGRINDER In Tow

D’Addario and Planet Waves are joining forces with BANDHAPPY to put on the “Escape from the Studio” tour featuring Periphery, The Contortionist, Intervals, and TOOTHGRINDER. Tickets go on sale Friday, July 18. Periphery are in the midst of recording their third full length, Juggernaut (Unfortunately not Periphery III: This Time…

Animals as Leaders – The Joy of Motion

The third album. This is a crucial time in a band/artists career, where they must assess what is working, what isn’t, and what can be pulled together from the previous works to make something engaging to established fans, but hooking for new listeners as well. Animals as Leaders have reached this juncture, and because of it, have given birth to The Joy of Motion. This record is the heavily-anticipated follow up to 2011’s Weightless, and the band’s first album as part of the Sumerian Records roster.

Veil of Maya – Eclipse

Veil of Maya Eclipse 01. 20/200 02. Divide Paths 03. Punisher 04. Winter Is Coming Soon 05. The Glass Slide 06. Enter My Dreams 07. Numerical Scheme 08. Vicious Circles 09. Eclipse 10. With Passion and Power [02/28/12] [Sumerian Records] So far this year, few records have been as highly…

Sithu Aye – Isles

Sithu Aye Isles 01. Isles 02. Skye 03. Islay 04. Cuillin (Interlude) 05. Mull 06. Jura [02/10/12] [Self-Released] If you were to peruse Sithu Aye’s Facebook page or Bandcamp before you listened to any of his music, it would be easy to draw some quick conclusions about him. You might…