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Spencer Sotelo: From First To Last “In No Way Affects My Commitment And Position In Periphery”

Earlier this week, it was announced that Periphery frontman Spencer Sotelo would be joining From First To Last on their upcoming, Kickstarter-funded release. While this is exciting news for both camps, it prompted concerns from Periphery fans about the state of the band and Sotelo’s future plans. Sotelo addressed these concerns in a statement, which you can read below.

There has been a lot of speculation regarding the recent announcement of my involvement with From First To Last. I would like to make it clear that I wanted to join them in creating an EP for fun. I met the

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Periphery Frontman Spencer Sotelo Joins From First To Last

Well, this was certainly unexpected.

Alternative Press is reporting that Periphery frontman Spencer Sotelo has joined From First To Last and is currently working with the band to finish their upcoming album. The announcement was made with a video statement from the band, which included a clip of Sotelo adding vocals to one of FFTL’s biggest hits. You can view that video on AltPress.

It is unclear at this point just what From First To Last have planned with their new release, but given the fact the clip teases a classic track it’s not impossible to imagine Sotelo fronting …

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ALBUM STREAM: Periphery – ‘Clear’

Progressive metal outfit Periphery have announced they are now streaming their forthcoming EP, Clear, in its entirety on YouTube. The album officially hits stores January 28 via Sumerian Records, but digital pre-orders are currently available on iTunes and physical pre-order options are available here.

Follow the jump to stream Clear and let us know your thoughts on the experimental effort in the comments section below.


WATCH: Periphery – “Ragnarok”

Progressive metal outfit Periphery have released a brand new music video for “Ragnarok” featuring live visuals from the 2013 run of the Summer Slaughter Tour. “Ragnarok” comes from the group’s most recent effort, Periphery II: This Time It’s Personal, which hit stores in 2012 via Sumerian Records.

Follow the jump to check out the video, and if it causes a sudden urge to see Periphery in concert, head over to the band’s official Facebook page to check out the dates and locations of their upcoming shows with Born of Osiris, Dead Letter Circus, and Twelve Foot Ninja.

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I Am King Reveal Album Details

I Am King have revealed details concerning their debut full-length. Entitled One Hundred, it is set to hit stores October 15 via Velocity/Rise Records. The group will debut two singles from the record prior to its release; one on August 15 and one on September 15.

Follow the jump to see One Hundred‘s album artwork along with its confirmed tracklist that includes guest spots from Spencer Sotelo of Periphery and Elliot Coleman (ex-Tesseract).

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STREAM: Between Breathing Ft. Spencer Sotelo (Periphery) – “Outcast”

St. Catharines, ON unsigned metal outfit Between Breathing have released a stream of their new track and features Periphery vocalist Spencer Sotelo.

This song comes off of their debut EP, Outcast, which was released on November 22. Pick up the debut over on iTunes. Please be sure to click through to take a listen to Between Breathing’s “Outcast” and comment with your thoughts.

Would you like to see more of BB on Under The Gun in the near future? Let us know!

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REVIEW: Periphery – Periphery II: This Time It’s Personal

Artist: Periphery
Album: Periphery II: This Time It’s Personal
Genre: Progressive Metal
Label: Sumerian

Periphery II clocks in at whopping 70 minutes, and perfectly uses every single one of those seconds to wow both fans and naysayers alike. Fully embracing the many genres that could be used to describe the band’s music, Periphery has ambitiously crafted an album that could impress an audience of any kind. Fueled and powered by multi-layered assault of guitars that use only the thickest of strings, along with a live-orchestra, this record is already among my favorite technically-minded albums of 2012.

Adrian Garza


Corelia Stream New EP

Progressive metal band Corelia are currently streaming their first official release Nostalgia on their Facebook page. The EP features Periphery’s vocalist Spencer Sotelo on the track “Treetops”. Corelia’s vocalist Ryan Devlin is currently filling the recently vacated vocalist position for The Human Abstract in support of Periphery on the “Frak the Gods” tour. If you like any of the aforementioned bands, you’ll likely enjoy this release. It was well worth the wait.

UTG’s Managing Editor is an X-Files obsessed nerd who collects toys and vinyl records. Musically, he enjoys everything from sugary pop to extreme tech death and

An Obscure Signal stream and bundle

Maryland’s Metal/Hardcore group, An Obscure Signal, have just put out a new song called “Occurrences” for FREE. Included with the song stream download is a bundle with custom-made wallpapers for your desktops and iPhones. People that download from Bandcamp page will be sent an extra gift in a few weeks. Download here.

Noteable producer Misha Mansoor held down instrumentals while Spencer Sotelo produced vocals for this particular song.

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