Periphery will release their insanely complex and BRUTAL fifth album, Periphery IV: HAIL STAN, on April 5 via 3DOT Recordings / Roadrunner Australia. The album is available for pre-order HERE and you can all get your sonic fix, fill and glimpse of the punishing Perihpery IV: Hail Stan with first single Blood Eagle available instantly on DSPs.
Guitarist Mark Holcomb said of the six-minute track: “We’ve known since the late stages of P4 writing sessions that ‘Blood Eagle’ would be the first song we released. It’s an unrelenting song that, even while we were writing it, we could say to ourselves: ‘We NEED to play this live.’ The original demo was vastly different, and through the songwriting process, it took on this kind of violent, explosive nature that is always hard to synthesize. That energy excited us and we knew it’d be the first thing we’d let you all hear.”
Periphery IV: HAIL STAN marks a change in the way they approached writing and recording. “We finally spent a year on a record,” explains guitarist/programmer Jake Bowen. “We’ve never been able to do that. The quality and pacing of the work show we took our time with this one. That’s an important note about this. We really got to do everything we wanted to do in the space we had to do it.” Mark adds, “I think you can hear the adventurous intent behind much of this material as a result. We’re all the happiest we’ve ever been with a release, and it’s no coincidence. Can’t wait for you all to hear it.”
Periphery IV: HAIL STAN is the first release to follow the band’s 2017 GRAMMY® Award nomination in the Best Metal Performance category, for Periphery III: Select Difficulty album opener The Price Is Wrong. The 2016 album tallied 35 million cumulative streams and marked their third consecutive debut in the Top 25 of the Billboard Top 200. In Australia, the album was their first to crack into the top 10, debuting at #8 on the ARIA chart. It represented the apex of a tireless decade-long grind. Along the way, the band graced the covers of Guitar World, Revolver, Modern Drummer, Bass Player and more.