Periphery Rock New York City Along With Born of Osiris, Dead Letter Circus + Twelve Foot Ninja
Experimental metalers Periphery kicked off 2013 by opening up for Deftones and then went on to be a massive part of this year’s Summer Slaughter tour. They rounded out this year as headliners of their ‘This Is Personal’ tour and ended the trek at the Gramercy Theatre in New York City. Stellar support included Born of Osiris, Dead Letter Circus and Twelve Foot Ninja.
As the atmospheric sounds of ‘Muramasa’ kicked off Periphery’s set, the crowd in unison sang, “Somewhere in time / We welcomed in the fall / But in the distance we can see shining clear / Our demise to be / We’re not listening to ourselves!” The band also performed other songs off of their sophomore album, ‘Periphery II,’ including ‘Scarlet,’ ‘Ragnarok’ and ‘Luck as a Constant,’ to name a few.
Not only is Periphery’s technical musicianship evident onstage but their friendship and connection with each other and their fans is a sight to see — whether the guitarists are sharing an inside joke with one another or shredder Mark Holcomb is playing rock, paper scissors with fans to give away his guitar picks.
The actual written setlist (seen below) was fun, as well, on which ‘Muramasa’ became ‘Mishamasa,’ while ‘Ragnarok’ was written as ‘Ragnac–k’ and ‘Make Total Destroy’ appeared as ‘Make Doody.’ All told, Periphery once again proved that they are meant to be a headlining act. There are too many great hooks and moments in their songs for them not to be.
Label mates and Chicago deathcore band Born of Osiris got the blood pumping with a ferocious performance. The band recently released their latest record, ‘Tomorrow We Die Alive,’ and the crowd surfers came alive during new tracks ‘Machine’ and ‘Divergency.’
Australian rock outfit Dead Letter Circus provided a melodic set in the middle of all of the madness. Even though the group as a whole were energetic, bassist Stewart Hill stole the set with his deep bass lines and limber movements onstage. The band is on tour in support of their new disc ‘The Catalyst Fire.’
Fellow Aussie’s Twelve Foot Ninja were completely explosive for their first New York City show. They have an incredible fusion of metal and rock mixed in with Latin and reggae sounds. Their groove is undeniable and their charm onstage is infectious. Their talent and unique sound is a breath of fresh air and the crowd realized this as the band spent the rest of the night by their merch table greeting fans with photos, autographs and conversation. Twelve Foot Ninja are on the road in support of their new record ‘Silent Machine’ and they may be openers for now but they are future headliners in their own right.
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