Widely considered to be one of the pioneers of the Djent movement within progressive metal, Periphery’s style and music has maintained it’s discipline and originality throughout a 15 year long career.

Based out of Washington D.C., Periphery currently stands as Misha Mansoor, Jake Bowen, Matt Halpern, Mark Holcomb, and Spencer Sotelo. The band broke into the progressive metal scene with their self-titled debut album via Sumerian Records on April 20, 2010.

Though not a fan favorite, the album set the blueprint for what would become Periphery’s musical style. Since then the band has released a total of six full-length albums, with their latest titled Periphery lV: Hail Stan¬†on April 5th, 2019 via the band’s own record label, 3DOT Recordings.

Progressive metal seems to be an ever-growing subgenre within heavy metal, with acts such as Jinjer redefining it’s boundaries. While many fans have been introduced to the genre through the new wave of prog-metal acts, original fans continue to show up for the pioneers, including Periphery.

> See our coverage of JINJER in Brooklyn here. <

Emo’s Austin in Austin, Texas was included in Periphery’s tour dates and the band brought along their friends Arch Echo and Plini. Unfortunately, we were unable to make it in time to photograph either act, however, we think you should check out both acts. See links below –

Arch Echo


Periphery’s 15 year trajectory continues with Periphery lV: Hail Stan, an album that marks an important shift in the band’s career. Periphery lV: Hail Stan is the first album to not be released via Sumerian Records following the band’s parting with the label. It’s success has showed that even as independent artists,¬†Periphery has established their overall importance within broader heavy metal.

Periphery’s setlist can be seen below:


To keep up with Periphery, or to discover their music, see the links below