Animals As Leaders, Trivium, All That Remains, Etc. Members Take Part In Jared Dines’ “Djent 2020” Medley

YouTuber/musician Jared Dines has shared a new “Djent 2020” medley. The video, which can be seen below, features: Andrew Baena (Carcosa), Alain Ibrahim (Turbulence), Andrew Tkaczyk (The Ghost Inside, etc.), Berried Alive, Charlie Robbins (Artificial Language, Syncatto), Cole Rolland, Drewsif Stalin, Felix Martin, I Built The Sky, Ichika Nito, Jason Richardson (All That Remains), Joshua Travis (Emmure), Kmac, Manuel Fernandes, Matt Heafy (Trivium), Misha Mansoor (Periphery), Nik Nocturnal, Rabea Massaad (Dorje), Steve Terreberry, and Tosin Abasi (Animals As Leaders).

[via The PRP]

Animals As Leaders Tease New Music

Animals As Leaders have been working on new music as of late. Periphery’s Misha Mansoor has been involved in the sessions and he shared the following teaser:

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New material is fittin to be 🔥

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[via The PRP]

King Mothership (Periphery, Etc.) Premiere New Song “Cosmic Meltdown”, Reveal Details For Debut Album “The Ritual”

King Mothership, the band featuring Spencer Sotelo (Periphery), Matt Halpern (Periphery), and Tai Wright (Slaves), have premiered a new song titled “Cosmic Meltdown.” This track is from the band’s debut album “The Ritual,” which will be released on October 2.

“The Ritual” Track Listing:

01. “Hope”
02. “Cosmic Meltdown”
03. “Gold”
04. “Only You”
05. “Babby”
06. “Goodnight My Darling”
07. “Death Machine”
08. “The Ritual”
09. “Ego 101”
10. “The Devil’s Train”
11. “Imminent Distortion”
12. “I Stand Alone” (feat. Plini)

Sotelo said the following about the new record:

“Very excited to finally share this record with the world. These ideas have been around for about eight years and it’s such an amazing feeling to have sculpted them into songs we’re all so proud of as a band. We had a blast making this record and I think it’s gonna be the first of many to come.”

“I just got sick of hearing it in the demo form. But I would have some Periphery fans hit me up every now and then, and they’d be like, ‘What happened?’ Somebody hit me up in my direct messages like, ‘What’s the deal with that?’ And I was like, ‘Yeah, what is the deal with that?’ A couple years ago, I went back and started opening the sessions. I was like, ‘This is fucking cool.’ I was re-inspired.”

Periphery’s Misha Mansoor To Release 10 Albums Worth Of Material From His Early Bulb Project

Periphery guitarist Misha Mansoor has announced that he will be releasing 10 albums worth of material from his early project Bulb. The records will be released on a bi-weekly basis via 3DOT Recordings.

Mansoor commented:

“Diving back into the Bulb archives is something that I’ve wanted to do for years. As I began working on what will be a new Bulb album I was reminded of this vast library of unreleased music, music that has only been previously available by seeking out bits and pieces on various forums and media channels.

Presenting it in a context that both echoes my original intent with the songs grouped from the time period they were recorded in as well as making it easier for fans to find and enjoy was the driving motivation behind completing this massive undertaking.”

Here’s the release schedule:

June 12: “Archives: Volume 8“
June 26: “Archives: Volume 7“
July 10: “Archives: Volume 6“
July 24: “Archives: Volume 5“
August 07: “Orchestral“
August 21: “Archives: Volume 4“
September 04: “Archives: Volume 3“
September 18: “Archives: Volume 2“
October 02: “Archives: Volume 1“
October 16: “Electronic“

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:
https://tillthedaysend.bandcamp.com/track/the-road-to-awakening

To learn more about the Mental Health Association of Frederick County, or to donate directly:
https://fcmha.org

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.”