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bulb
05-21-2008, 06:27 AM
Hey guys, my band Periphery has a few big announcements that we made, and we need all the help we can get so i hope its ok for me to post this here:


Hey everyone,

We have some good and bad news for all of you, first the good news:

WE ARE RECORDING AN ALBUM!!

We will be recording it ourselves and it will have 13 tracks which are (in no particular order):

The Walk
Letter Experiment
Insomnia
Far Out
Totla Mad
Not Enough Mana
Light
All New Materials
Zyglrox
Absolomb
Racecar
Ow my feelings
Project 15

We are aiming to have the album recorded by the end of the summer at the latest so that we can have a Fall or Winter 08 release! And we will be keeping you updated on the progress!

Now for the bad news:

Casey will unfortunately no longer be singing for Periphery, dont worry things are still on good terms with him and he will be working with us to help find a replacement and audition them, but here is his statement to clear everything up:

"I hate to disappoint anyone or incite a temporal period of "civilian unrest," but this situation is no longer one in which I am happy musically. I have loved metal my whole life, but I just want to be a pop songwriter for hire...that's where my heart is. I want to write pop songs and sell them to popular artists/bands/singers. Recently I've been presented with several opportunities to lead me down the path of success in that industry, and I've chosen to take them. I've always wanted this, so I am leaving Periphery. There is no way for me to pursue both at once, because they each require a full time commitment. I would like to emphasize that this decision of mine has created neither anger nor hostility within any of the band members; we will remain the best of friends without a single trace of awkwardness existing between us. I will even be helping the band seek out and determine who their next singer will be. Also, we plan to work on side projects together in the near future! So I wish them the best, and I hope that those of you who enjoyed my musical contribution to the band will continue to take an interest in my output (of which there will be much).

casey"

We are sad to see him go, but we fully understand his motivations and we need a singer who is 100% dedicated to the band at all times.


With all of that said we are currently AUDITIONING FOR A NEW SINGER!
We are looking for a hardworking dedicated singer who is eager to tour for most of the year and join a professional full time band. Stylistically we are looking for someone who has a similar voice to Casey: a consistant, clear and powerful singing voice and an articulate midrange scream. We are not looking for death growls nor "screamo" type screams, but if you feel you have a unique voice that would enhance the sound of the band please be sure to audition, and keep in mind that we are looking for on average a good balance of screaming and singing.

Here is the audition process:

Step 1: Contact us through myspace (http://www.myspace.com/periphery) and/or at thisfilter (at) gmail (dot) com and we will send you your choice of either Icarus Lives or Inertia without vocals.
You can also just download them here if you want to get a head start:
Icarus: http://www.mediafire.com/?llof1gcwyxq
Inertia: http://www.mediafire.com/?nwyfnlhcdi0
Then learn and record Casey's version of the song as best as you can whilst showcasing your voice. If you find parts of the song to be out of your range, then please get creative and show off the range of your voice that sounds best! But ultimately this part of the process is to see that you can perform vocals in that style, so please do not use Autotune or other various Time and Pitch correction tools to "fix" your voice.

Step 2: If we like your primary audition, we will ask you to do your own version of either Letter Experiment or The Walk (we will give you the appropriate files) so that we can see how you work creatively with the material. Once again please do not use Pitch and Time correction tools on your vocals. As a general rule we are looking for a good creative mix of screaming and singing, but ultimately it comes down to what best fits the song/part.

Step 3: If we like the secondary audition will then have you come to a practice so that we can meet and see your talents in person, as well as see if you "click" with the band. (as silly as that may sound, at the end of the day it really does matter!)

Step 4: The final test in the audition process will be to have you play a show with us and/or do a small tour with us so we can see that you can handle yourself in a live situation.

Here are some general points to be aware of if you are interested in auditioning (please read carefully as these are very important):

We are a band that is trying to make a full time career out of this, we are currently talking to labels and we plan on moving forward with that once we have a singer. If you are interested, please keep in mind that Periphery will have to take priority over everything else, as the rest of us are treating it this way. We will be touring as much as possible once the lineup is complete, so be ready to be touring 9 months out of the year!

Prior on stage experience and/or tour experience is not required but is STRONGLY recommended, we want to make sure that you will know how to front a band and deliver a good performance, as we all practice very hard to make sure we do as well.

Although its not necessary for you to relocate if you arent in the area, we will need you to attend regular practices, so if you can manage that from where you live then that is fine, if not we will do whatever we can to accommodate and help you move.

Its not necessary that you have the ability to record your vocals yourself, but it will be very beneficial in the writing process, so please let us know if you are able (obviously if you can record yourself it will make auditioning a lot easier as well, but once again its not a requirement to audition!)

We arent looking for substance abusers of any kind, if its in moderation and you can keep your act together (no violent/crazy drunks please) then its not a problem at all, but we dont tolerate the use hard drugs of any kind.

Also keep in mind that currently, the first album is completely written and in the process of being rerecorded, so we will want you to write lyrics and melodies to pre-existing songs, after this album is done, there will naturally be a more collaborative effort, but just keep in mind that this album is ready and waiting for your vocals for us to be able to put it out!

If there are any other assets that you feel will benefit you and us, or any comments you would like to add please tell us!

Please dont let this overly serious audition process scare you off, we are a bunch of silly dorks who like to make music and play their instruments a little too much haha, however right now we are ready to make some serious moves and we are aiming to use this audition to complete this line up once and for all!!


So once again if you are interested in auditioning, please read the audition rules carefully and then contact us through our myspace or at thisfilter (at) gmail (dot) com to get the audition started! Dont be shy now, audition for us! And if you dont want to audition, then tell your friend to audition! (you know, that friend of yours who is a kick *** singer!)


As for us, we are going to be using this time to record the album and play instrumental shows so that we can keep our live chops up and stay productive! We will also be playing more and more new material live to keep things fresh for you guys, so please come out to the shows and support!

Pseudo1
05-21-2008, 06:46 AM
Oh man, damn shame. Casey was sounding awesome.

Ladies and Djents, let the games begin.

Good luck with the search dude.

markxanderII
05-21-2008, 07:13 AM
no icarus?

chris2$mile
05-21-2008, 07:15 AM
I feel slightly excited, but I cannot sing

Sad But True
05-21-2008, 07:35 AM
Dear god I wish I could sing/scream. But in other news:



Not Enough Mana
Oh
Light
My
Absolomb
Fuck
Racecar
Yes

So glad some of the not-so-popular-but-happen-to-be-my-favourites made the list.

As for us, we are going to be using this time to record the album and play instrumental shows so that we can keep our live chops up and stay productive! We will also be playing more and more new material live to keep things fresh for you guys, so please come out to the shows and support!
I demand videos of said shows when they occur.

no icarus?

Also this.

your_mum
05-21-2008, 08:34 AM
I 3rd No Icarus?

And maaaan. I loved Casey :(
I wish him luck though. And I hope you find someone atleast as good. :)

Sad But True
05-21-2008, 08:39 AM
I liked Casey's work too.

I predict the second album is going to be Juggernaught and it'll contain stuff like Inertia and Icarus.

your_mum
05-21-2008, 08:42 AM
Yeah, will be grand :).
How much will it be Bulb?

Sad But True
05-21-2008, 09:00 AM
Like it matters.

your_mum
05-21-2008, 09:10 AM
spose, just wondering if it will be download only or if there will be some kind of fancy product.

Sad But True
05-21-2008, 09:34 AM
I want an actual CD. Well, 3. One to play, one to keep, one to sell when they've made some megabucks.

mnemonic
05-21-2008, 11:31 AM
aww, man that sucks, i really liked casey's vox.

hopefully you guys will find someone awesome though, can't wait for the album.

is it gonna be done bulb-style with your pod and programmed drums, or are you going to a studio or something?

TheJem
05-21-2008, 11:51 AM
Awww no growling vocalist? I seriously think it suits your music better than clean vocals. i love your stuff but thats why i only listen to your tracks without the vox. Cant be dealing with clean vocals.

we dont tolerate the use hard drugs of any kind.

rock n roll

lilcurtis
05-21-2008, 12:26 PM
Not Enough Mana


lol, diablo fan or something? its the only thing i can think of when i see that haha.

MegaMustaine
05-21-2008, 02:22 PM
The "sky keeps calling my name" part in Icarus Lives by Jake Veredika is one of the coolest things I've ever heard.

edit just listened to that. favorite thing ever, i guess its a stylistic thing but i found jake's vocals on that to be perfect. Listening again, im just blown away, ive been sad ever since he left. i know it was probably personal or stylistic, but ive always enjoyed everything you two have done together

Cowboy from hell
05-21-2008, 02:39 PM
Good luck with the search :D

Sad But True
05-21-2008, 02:57 PM
Never so big on Jake. Just seemed like same old, same old to me.

chris2$mile
05-21-2008, 04:12 PM
The "sky keeps calling my name" part in Icarus Lives by Jake Veredika is one of the coolest things I've ever heard.



QFT I sing it all teh time, becuase I am a loser, also been my MSN name before, because I am a loser

MegaMustaine
05-21-2008, 04:13 PM
I guess Jake could get a bit repetitive, but I always liked his style in conjunction to the badass riffs. But the main reason I liked Icarus Lives was that one unique part, which I had never heard Jake do before. It was the perfect blend for me.

i dont think its on bulbs soundclick anymore but i have the file saved on my computer from a while back. hell of a song

Sad But True
05-21-2008, 04:34 PM
I've got pretty much all bulb's stuff up to clips like Manifestation and Imaginary.


But wtf @ latest song on his soundclick.

Metaljonus
05-21-2008, 05:50 PM
Pffh casey is making a mistake to be honest but whatever that sucks man. If I knew how to sing i'd fly up there to try out.

4yearpro?
05-21-2008, 05:56 PM
i can bring da bree breeeeee

faithinfire
05-21-2008, 10:22 PM
yo bulb. u cats are pretty ****in good. i added you.

Nick89
05-22-2008, 01:57 AM
The "sky keeps calling my name" part in Icarus Lives by Jake Veredika is one of the coolest things I've ever heard.


When I listen to that stuff in my car I always just start screaming along.

:chug:

Crapdragoon
05-22-2008, 02:47 AM
its such a shame that such a good band has such a hard time gettin its shyt togeather

Cow
05-22-2008, 03:03 AM
can someone upload it?

i cant seem a place to dl it. i think bulb took it off

bulb
05-22-2008, 05:55 AM
its such a shame that such a good band has such a hard time gettin its shyt togeather

2 steps forward and 1 step back my friend, thats how things have been movin for us!

and i btw i dont want just clean vocals, i want a mix of really good clean vocals and really good screams/growls, just no death metal, bree boar, or screamo
i want articulation
think devin townsend meets jens kidman

OrangeLightning
05-22-2008, 06:00 AM
me too misha if i could sing as good as i do in the shower... not saying i scream in the shower but... haha

you guys have something truly unique and i think all of us are looking for some signed discs..wink wink how much?

bulb
05-22-2008, 06:18 AM
i have no idea how much the cds will be, we will either be going through a label or through a distro company, and yes we will do digital as well, but the prices will be very dependant on those factors

can we say regular cd priced?

Linkinbassist
05-22-2008, 07:15 AM
Aw man, casey rocked! Good luck to him though...

Will the album be available to the UK?

bulb
05-22-2008, 07:48 AM
yes, if we have to ship it ourselves worldwide we will haha

Linkinbassist
05-22-2008, 08:22 AM
Cool, a copy will be mine :p

Forlorn Hope
05-22-2008, 01:38 PM
I think someone might have already asked this, but will it be Drumkit From Hell Superior and POD still, or will there be real drums and amps miked?

bulb
05-22-2008, 01:44 PM
pod for sure, and probably dfh unless orbo can mike his kit and make it sound better, whatever yields better results

mnemonic
05-22-2008, 02:48 PM
aww i wanna hear invader 100!

bulb
05-22-2008, 07:38 PM
aww i wanna hear invader 100!

then see us live, the pod nails the sound im after on recording and the engl does it live

mdc017
05-23-2008, 12:36 AM
i've been using your tracks to learn how to scream. i still can't do it loud at all but i really just want to do it for fun.

thank you bulb. your music has given me something to do all summer.

bulb
05-23-2008, 05:56 AM
sweet dude, you should scream over the secret track i didnt tell anyone about
(song 2 on www.myspace.com/iambulb)

Phalanx
05-23-2008, 06:10 AM
Skies keep calling ma nayaamm

your_mum
05-23-2008, 06:27 AM
sweet dude, you should scream over the secret track i didnt tell anyone about
(song 2 on www.myspace.com/iambulb)

That song rocks. And I'm really tempted to sing over "All new materials".

bulb
05-23-2008, 07:03 AM
Skies keep calling ma nayaamm

this guy keeps calling my name

mdc017
05-23-2008, 02:29 PM
periphery needs to come tour the south. they would ****ing love you. the sound is just amazing. the polymetric drumming. it's complicated AND good. I really liked casey's vocals more than the first guy.

JoshIsNumber3
05-23-2008, 04:09 PM
Yeah, the music of the south is definitely known for it's great usage of polymetric drumming.

mdc017
05-23-2008, 05:11 PM
nice sarcasm. but i was talking about the people here would dig it. we're not all rednecks.

bulb
05-23-2008, 11:08 PM
hey lets not forget, i live below the mason dixon as well!

mdc017
05-24-2008, 01:03 AM
****in right. jussst below though. still counts.

Nick89
05-25-2008, 07:20 AM
How can I get a CD in germany?

Do you ship over here.
I want one.

Bajs
05-25-2008, 08:29 AM
I have loved metal my whole life, but I just want to be a pop songwriter for hire...that's where my heart is. I want to write pop songs and sell them to popular artists/bands/singers

Wait, what?

JoshIsNumber3
05-25-2008, 08:47 AM
I would do that in a heart beat.

TheUnavoidable
05-25-2008, 09:33 AM
Thats a really strange place to have your heart. But it would be an awesome job.

Bajs
05-25-2008, 10:04 AM
Yeah, but its not very br00tal.

bulb
05-25-2008, 12:33 PM
not br00tal at all but it pays and it can be fun if you make it fun, i eventually would like to get into that as well, in fact im going to be doing a similar project soon for some monies so i dont have to get a real job haha.

keep in mind guys, most of the money made in the industry is from publishing and royalties, some of the richest people in the industry are individuals who most people dont know

Fretboardninja
05-28-2008, 01:57 AM
Haha well I had a dream the other night that I was going to see the new iron man movie and after the movie I was like "holy crap the soundtrack to this movie was insane, it was like orchestral djenty" and so I watched the credits and it was like "orchestral arangments by John Williams and chuggah by Misha Mansoor, and I was like :eek: "


And speaking of Pop, I am currently recording a full length pop album

And I will also be doing my periphery audition tape as soon as I get back from germany. (just for fun :D )

fingers mccoy
05-28-2008, 12:32 PM
um pop isn't a genre

you arent recording a pop album, or at least you have no idea if you are until it's released

it's like saying 'i'm gonna make a cult film now'

Zed_Leppelin
05-28-2008, 10:28 PM
um pop isn't a genre

you arent recording a pop album, or at least you have no idea if you are until it's released

it's like saying 'i'm gonna make a cult film now'

way to shred his optimism :(


it's like saying 'i'm gonna make a cult film now'

it works if your bruce campbell

Pseudo1
05-28-2008, 11:10 PM
it works if your bruce campbell

Or David Lynch.

Zed_Leppelin
05-28-2008, 11:47 PM
Or David Lynch.

Speaking of David Lynch.

http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c124/DanU_/LULZ/G6EFKQTCYXR6Z2B6QXPRQ6W2WICNAYKK.jpg