Album: Juggernaut: Alpha and Juggernaut: Omega by Periphery
Released: January 27th, 2015
Periphery is an American metal band formed in 2005 and based in Washington D.C. Known for their “djent” influence in the progressive metal scene, Periphery released their self-titled debut in 2010, which was followed by their sophomore album, Periphery II: This Time It’s Personal, in 2012 before the 2015 release of the double concept album, Juggernaut. Comprised of vocalist Spencer Sotelo, drummer Matt Halpern, and guitarists Misha Mansoor, Mark Holcomb, Jake Bowen, Periphery released its third self-titled album, Periphery III: Select Difficulty, in 2016. The band is known for their self-produced material, dropped guitar tuning, and use of electronic elements in their songs.
Song: “Movement and Location”
Artist: Punch Brothers
Album: Who’s Feeling Young Now? (2012)
Album: Clone by Clone
Released: October 28th, 2014
Clone is the combination of two Jacksonville musicians, Ben Cooper (Radical Face, Electric President) and Rick Colado (Rickolus), coming together to create a concept album that spans genres. Both musicians worked on the album for over two years before finally releasing it on their own in 2014.
Song: “What We Had”
Album: The Inevitable and I (2009)
Album: My Brother’s Blood Machine by The Prize Fighter Inferno
Released: October 31st, 2006
The Prize Fighter Inferno is the acoustic/electronica solo project of Claudio Sanchez, lead singer and rhythm guitarist of Coheed & Cambria. Recorded entirely by Sanchez over a period of seven years, the project’s first and only full-length release, My Brother’s Blood Machine, was unleashed on Halloween of 2006. It has since been followed up by an EP featuring Sanchez’s wife as a vocalist released in 2012 and received its first vinyl pressing in 2017 in the wake of the Good Apollo, I’m Burning Star IV, Volume I: From Fear Through the Eyes of Madness Neverender tour. The project currently remains on hiatus.