A Perfect Circle & Periphery Members Guest On New Till The Days End Song “The Road To Awakening”

Charity music collective Till The Days End have released a new song titled “The Road To Awakening.“ The track, which was mixed and mastered by Periphery’s Spencer Sotelo and engineered by Drew Mazurek (Dog Fashion Disco, Nothingface), features a number of guests including: Matt Halpern (Periphery), Matt McJunkins (A Perfect Circle), David Manning, and Justin Gosnell (Vestascension).

Till The Days End commented:

“‘While we were busy trying to save the world, we left ourselves behind.’

Today we linger in the midst of the Coronavirus pandemic on what is typically Tax Day in America every year. The deadline to file your income tax has now been postponed for another 3 months. However, today we’d like to acknowledge all of the other services that are being taxed to the hilt during this horrific crisis.

Hospitals, unemployment, grocery stores – all taxed beyond capacity. Food banks, rescue missions, soup kitchens, and just about every relief program out there – all taxed to the breaking point, too.

All of the essential workers on the frontlines are being taxed as well, from the nurses working overtime in the ICU to the workers making sure your local market is stocked with fresh produce.

And then there’s the people behind closed doors, those stuck at home in isolation. For so many people, time spent alone in quarantine feels agonizing. And that despair is only compounded by staring out of the peephole through the lens of the 24-hour media portrayal of the ‘end times’, complete with an ever-increasing death counter. Record numbers of us are left with no work and little to no assistance.

Many are faced with the previously unimaginable choice between stay home and starve or find work and risk getting sick. With so many businesses permanently affected by this crisis, some of you won’t even have a job to return to. Or perhaps it’s not income that’s stressing you out but the isolation itself, with its inherent separation and self-reflection.

We humans are social beings, not meant to spend this much time alone without physical connection from family and friends. Whatever your particular source of stress during these troubling times, for so many the result is the same – we’re left feeling hopeless about the outcome.

We bear the burden of a side effect that is often overlooked in the media – being stuck at home, taxed by relentless anxiety and crippling depression.

We here at Till The Days End know that dark things hide behind closed doors. With that said, we are very proud to present ‘The Road To Awakening’, a song about the importance of self-care and the power we ALL hold within.

Every time you look in the mirror, you’re locking eyes with a person who has the power to love, the power to change, and the power to heal. If you are struggling with your mental health, fighting every urge in your body to relapse, this song is for you.

We know that it feels damn near impossible, but we implore you to take some time to focus on self-care through these trying days. If you’re struggling, please reach out and ask for help. Remember to step back and take a good look at the bigger picture and the individual place that we each hold within that picture.

Remember that we are all reflections of each other. The more you are able to love yourself, the better you will become at providing love to others. Lastly, we ask you to remember that circumstances outside of ourselves don’t define who we are within.

All proceeds from the sale and stream of ‘The Road To Awakening’ will go directly to the Mental Health Association of Frederick County, an organization dedicated to the aid of those who are struggling with their mental health and who need help the most.

You can purchase the song on our Bandcamp page here:

To learn more about the Mental Health Association of Frederick County, or to donate directly:

Animals As Leaders & Ex-Periphery Members Guest On New JIA Song “Drift”

JIA have premiered a new song titled “Drift“ via Alternative Press. This track features Animals As Leaders drummer Matt Garstka and former Periphery vocalist Casey Sabol. JIA commented:

“‘Drift‘ was one of the first songs that we wrote as a band. It reflects our diverse musical influences, ranging from metal to more popular idioms such as electronic music. That being said, we never think about style when we write, we just let the ideas flow.”

Periphery Cancel European Tour

Periphery have cancelled their June European tour due to the coronavirus pandemic. The band commented:

“It’s with heavy hearts that we must announce all of Periphery’s European shows scheduled in June are now cancelled. As the weeks have passed and the reality that this global pandemic has not slowed down enough to allow us to safely travel and play shows, we felt it best to give fans as much notice as possible that we are not making the trip. Tickets for all headline dates can be refunded at point of purchase. We’re sorry to disappoint anyone looking forward to seeing us play, and we hope to get back to Europe very soon. In the meantime, please follow the orders of doctors and healthcare professionals, stay safe, and REMAIN INDOORS.”

Periphery’s Spencer Sotelo Shares New Song “Tip Toe”

Periphery’s Spencer Sotelo has shared a new track titled “Tip Toe.” He said the following:

“A song I wrote which was intended to be a Nik Mystery song originally. My bud, Tai Wright helped out and jammed the guitars towards the end. No idea if this will end up being used for the band, but figured I’d post it anyway for you to enjoy!”

Periphery Announce European Tour

Periphery have announced a June European tour. Here’s the dates:

06/09 Rome, ITA – Orion
06/10 Milan, ITA – Infest
06/12 Paris, FRA – La Maroquinerie (with Unprocessed)
06/14 Derbyshire, UK – Download Festival
06/16 Aarau, SWI – Kiff (with Unprocessed)
06/17 Esch-sur-Alzette, LUX – Rockhal (with Unprocessed)
06/19 Dessel, BEL – Graspop Metal Meeting
06/20 Amsterdam, NET – Melkweg Max (with Unprocessed)
06/21 Clisson, FRA – Hellfest

Periphery’s Spencer Sotelo Suffering From Laryngitis, Band To Perform Instrumentally In Silver Spring, Maryland

Periphery have announced that will be playing an instrumental show at The Fillmore in Silver Spring, MD tonight (February 15). Frontman Spencer Sotelo will be missing the concert due to “a severe case of laryngitis.”