You’re Gonna Get Two “Juggernaut” Albums from PERIPHERY

It’s been cooking in the oven for a while and finally the new album from Periphery is ready to be served. Or should we say ALBUMS (plural). The band’s forthcoming Juggernaut effort isn’t just one record, but two. And it’s coming out early next year.  

Titled Juggernaut: Alpha and Juggernaut: Omega, the dual album will be released on January 27th via Sumerian Records.

Drummer Matt Halpern said,

Juggernaut is a story that is told through our music, and we want our audience to fully digest the whole experience. Because Juggernaut is very detailed and dense in terms of character development, peaks and valleys, climaxes and resolutions we’ve divided the story and music in two, in the form of two separate albums. Juggernaut: Alpha, the first part of the story, focuses on the back story and character development, while part two/album two, Juggernaut: Omega, focuses on some pretty serious and gut-wrenching events, taking you for a thrill ride along the main character’s complex journey.  Although the albums are split in two physically, the story is only complete when the albums are digested consecutively, allowing the listener to recognize and hear the lyrical and musical overlapping themes, foreshadowing, and connected ideas.

In support of the new album, Periphery will be going on a winter tour with Nothing More, Wovenwar, and Thank You Scientist. It goes like this…

Periphery tour dates:

Jan 10 Carrboro, NC @ Cat’s Cradle
Jan 11 Charlotte, NC @ The Fillmore
Jan 12 Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade
Jan 13 Tampa, FL @ Orpheum
Jan 14 Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ Revolution Live
Jan 16 New Orleans, LA @ House of Blues
Jan 17 Houston, TX @ House of Blues
Jan 18 Dallas, TX @ House of Blues
Jan 20 Albuquerque, NM @ Sunshine Theatre
Jan 21 Phoenix, AZ @ Club Red
Jan 22 Los Angeles, CA @ House of Blues
Jan 23 Anaheim, CA @ Yost Theater
Jan 26 San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore
Jan 27 Portland, OR @ Hawthorne
Jan 28 Seattle, WA @ El Corazon
Jan 30 Salt Lake City, UT @ In The Venue
Jan 31 Denver, CO @ Summit Music Hall
Feb 02 Minneapolis, MN @ Varsity Theater
Feb 03 Chicago, IL @ House of Blues
Feb 04 Detroit, MI @ St. Andrew’s Hall
Feb 06 Toronto, ON @ Opera House
Feb 07 Montreal, QC @ Corona Theatre
Feb 08 Albany, NY @ Upstate Concert Hall
Feb 09 Rochester, NY @ WaterStreet Music Hall
Feb 11 Boston, MA @ Paradise Rock Club
Feb 12 New York, NY @ Irving Plaza
Feb 13 Silver Spring, MD @ The Fillmore
Feb 14 Philadelphia, PA @ District N9ne