Periphery are closing in on the July 22 release of their follow-up to last year's double album, Juggernaut: Alpha and Juggernaut: Omega. So far, the band have offered a varying glimpse at what Periphery III: Select Difficulty will offer. Armed with a new music video for the track "Marigold," the band continues to serve up a different taste with each single.

"The Price Is Wrong" was devastatingly heavy while "Flatline" was a blend of groove and massive hooks. "Marigold" falls somewhere else entirely, featuring some of Periphery's most theatrical work to date. With the signature churning, mechanical elements to their rhythms still in tact, they explore a heightened sense of melody, incorporating symphonic aspects to give the song a grandiose and epic feel.

The animated music video (directed by Wes Richardson) brings inanimate technology to life with cartoonish faces. One bot, with glowing red eyes, unleashes a series of gunfire upon a cylindrical character, who then destroys the bot. Breaking into the weapons arsenal, all the cylinder figures strap up and prepare for battle with more red-eyed bots. The symphonic elements come into play as the two factions get ready to engage, making the visual component a truly experiential way to listen to "Marigold." How does the story end? Watch the video above to find out!

Speaking about the track, guitarist Mark Holcomb said, “’Marigold’ was written pretty early in the album writing sessions. It had been a song that anchored the songwriting direction for P3.  The technicality, sense of melody, orchestration and big choruses lend itself to what I feel most of this record is about.”

Pre-orders for Periphery III: Select Difficulty can be placed at the Sumerian Records webstore. Digital pre-orders can be placed at iTunes, Amazon or Google Play and will come with instant gratification downloads of all three singles. Catch the band on tour with SikTh, Chon and Toothgrinder from Aug. 4 through Sept. 1. A full list of stops can be found at our 2016 Guide to Rock + Metal Tours.

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