Periphery Announces New Album ‘Periphery IV: HAIL STAN’

Periphery will release their fifth album, Periphery IV: HAIL STAN, on April 5 via their own 3DOT Recordings.

Sirius XM Liquid Metal host Jose Mangin debuted the album’s first single, “Blood Eagle,” yesterday. Guitar player Mark Holcomb said of the six-minute track: “We’ve known since the late stages of P4 writing sessions that ‘Blood Eagle’ would be the first song we released. It’s an unrelenting song that, even while we were writing it, we could say to ourselves: ‘We NEED to play this live.’ The original demo was vastly different, and through the songwriting process, it took on this kind of violent, explosive nature that is always hard to synthesize. That energy excited us and we knew it’d be the first thing we’d let you all hear.”

Periphery IV: HAIL STAN marks two significant firsts for the band: the first Periphery release on their recently formed label, 3DOT Recordings, as well as a change in the way they approached writing and recording. “We finally spent a year on a record,” explains guitar player/programmer Jake Bowen. “We’ve never been able to do that. The quality and pacing of the work show we took our time with this one. That’s an important note about this. We really got to do everything we wanted to do in the space we had to do it.” Mark adds, “I think you can hear the adventurous intent behind much of this material as a result. We’re all the happiest we’ve ever been with a release, and it’s no coincidence. Can’t wait for you all to hear it.”

Periphery IV: HAIL STAN tracklist:


Blood Eagle


Garden In The Bones

It’s Only Smiles

Follow Your Ghost


Sentient Glow


Periphery embarks on a brief tour to coincide with the release, joining Dance Gavin Dance for a 15-date North American trek on March 30.

Periphery tour dates (all dates with Dance Gavin Dance):

March 30 Anaheim, CA City National Grove of Anaheim #

March 31 San Francisco, CA The Regency

April 2 Las Vegas, NV Brooklyn Bowl

April 3 Phoenix, AZ Van Buren

April 5 Dallas, TX South Side Music Hall

April 6 San Antonio, TX Alamo City Music

April 7 Houston, TX Warehouse Live

April 9 Ft. Lauderdale, FL Revolution

April 11 Silver Springs, MD The Fillmore

April 12 New York, NY Playstation Theater SOLD OUT

April 13 Philadelphia, PA Franklin Music Hall

April 14 Worcester, MA Palladium

April 16 Cleveland, OH Agora

April 17 Detroit, MI Royal Oak

April 18 Chicago, IL House of Blues SOLD OUT

April 19 Chicago, IL House of Blues SOLD OUT

April 20 Columbus, OH Newport Music Hall