Last month, Periphery descended into the studio to begin writing and recording their sixth album. Guitarist Misha Mansoor posted a compilation of clips to his YouTube account showing the band in the studio and giving fans a heavy dose of their new music. Watch the 10-plus minute clip in the player above.

The progressive metalers are deep into the writing process of their new effort, which is the follow-up to 2016’s Periphery III: Select Difficulty. Their new music runs that gamut from insanely heavy passages to intricate and speedy progressive guitar playing to ethereal and relaxing piano and guitar work.

Fans get a chance to see a lot of the gear the band uses including a bevy of guitars and amps. The clips also show a sweet "Eventide Space" reverb pedal with an aptly titled “Sigur Ros” preset providing a hypnotic and ambient sound.

Periphery have been keeping fans posted on their progress in the studio on Instagram.  Mark Holcomb recently posted a photo of the band’s three guitarists working in the lab. He wrote, “Beyond excited to get back into the writing room with these guys in a matter of days. Touring is a dream and it’s the ultimate labor of love, but writing has always been the most gratifying part of what we do.” See the posts below.

Over the summer, bassist Adam Nolly left Periphery. No word on his replacement but the video above shows Misha Mansoor laying down bass lines.

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