Music Monday: Periphery – Juggernaut: Alpha and Omega

Album: Juggernaut: Alpha and Juggernaut: Omega by Periphery

Released:  January 27th, 2015

 

Band Info:
Periphery is an American metal band formed in 2005 and based in Washington D.C. Known for their “djent” influence in the progressive metal scene, Periphery released their self-titled debut in 2010, which was followed by their sophomore album, Periphery II: This Time It’s Personal, in 2012 before the 2015 release of the double concept album, Juggernaut. Comprised of vocalist Spencer Sotelo, drummer Matt Halpern, and guitarists Misha Mansoor, Mark Holcomb, Jake Bowen, Periphery released its third self-titled album, Periphery III: Select Difficulty, in 2016. The band is known for their self-produced material, dropped guitar tuning, and use of electronic elements in their songs.

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Periphery circa 2015

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Music Monday: Clone – Clone

Album: Clone by Clone

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Clone

Released: October 28th, 2014

Band Info:
Clone is the combination of two Jacksonville musicians, Ben Cooper (Radical Face, Electric President) and Rick Colado (Rickolus), coming together to create a concept album that spans genres. Both musicians worked on the album for over two years before finally releasing it on their own in 2014.

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Music Monday: Coheed & Cambria – The Afterman: Ascension and Descension

Albums: The Afterman: Ascension and The Afterman: Descension by Coheed & Cambria

Released: October 9th, 2012 (Ascension) and February 5th, 2013 (Descension) 

Band Info:
Coheed & Cambria is an American progressive rock band that formed in 1995 in Nyak, New York and released their first full-length album, The Second Stage Turbine Blade, in 2002. Fraught with line-up changes in the mid-late 2000’s, the band currently consists of founding members Claudio Sanchez (lead vocals, rhythm guitar, keyboards), Travis Stever (lead guitar, backing vocals), Josh Eppard (drums, keyboards, backing vocals), and bassist Zach Cooper who joined the band in 2011. Coheed & Cambria are known for their use of odd time signatures, concept albums based on a science fiction story by Sanchez, and their rabid fanbase. The band has released eight studio albums; the first seven albums all focus on the Kilgannon family and their role in the war to save the worlds they live on from the evil Tri-mage Wilhelm Ryanwith, while 2015’s The Color Before the Sun is the only non-concept record. The band returned to the sci-fi concept with their newest album, Vaxis – Act 1: The Unheavenly Creatures, which was released on October 5th.

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Coheed & Cambria circa 2012

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Music Monday: Coheed & Cambria – Year of the Black Rainbow

Album: Year of the Black Rainbow by Coheed & Cambria

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Year of the Black Rainbow

Released: April 13th, 2010

Band Info:
Coheed & Cambria is an American progressive rock band that was formed in 1995 in Nyak, New York and released their first full-length album, The Second Stage Turbine Blade, in 2002. Fraught with line-up changes in the mid-late 2000’s, the band currently consists of founding members Claudio Sanchez (lead vocals, rhythm guitar, keyboards), Travis Stever (lead guitar, backing vocals), Josh Eppard (drums, keyboards, backing vocals), and bassist Zach Cooper who joined the band in 2011. Coheed & Cambria are known for their use of odd time signatures, concept albums based on a science fiction story by Sanchez, and their rabid fanbase. The band has released eight studio albums; the first seven albums all focus on the Kilgannon family and their role in the war to save the worlds they live on from the evil Tri-mage Wilhelm Ryanwith, while 2015’s The Color Before the Sun is the only non-concept record. The band returned to the sci-fi concept with their newest album, Vaxis – Act 1: The Unheavenly Creatures, which was released on October 5th.

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Coheed & Cambria circa 2010

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Music Monday: Coheed & Cambria – No World For Tomorrow

Album: Good Apollo, I’m Burning Star IV, Volume Two: No World for Tomorrow by Coheed & Cambria

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No World For Tomorrow

Released: October 23rd, 2007

Band Info:
Coheed & Cambria is an American progressive rock band that was formed in 1995 in Nyak, New York and released their first full-length album, The Second Stage Turbine Blade, in 2002. Fraught with line-up changes in the mid-late 2000’s, the band currently consists of founding members Claudio Sanchez (lead vocals, rhythm guitar, keyboards), Travis Stever (lead guitar, backing vocals), Josh Eppard (drums, keyboards, backing vocals), and bassist Zach Cooper who joined the band in 2011. Coheed & Cambria are known for their use of odd time signatures, concept albums based on a science fiction story by Sanchez, and their rabid fanbase. The band has released eight studio albums; the first seven albums all focus on the Kilgannon family and their role in the war to save the worlds they live on from the evil Tri-mage Wilhelm Ryanwith, while 2015’s The Color Before the Sun is the only non-concept record. The band returns to the sci-fi concept with their upcoming album, Vaxis – Act 1: The Unheavenly Creatures, which will be released on October 5th.

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Coheed & Cambria circa 2007

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Music Monday: Coheed & Cambria – Good Apollo, I’m Burning Star IV, Volume One: From Fear Through the Eyes of Madness

Album: Good Apollo, I’m Burning Star IV, Volume One: From Fear Through The Eyes of Madness by Coheed & Cambria

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Good Apollo, I’m Burning Star IV, Volume One: From Fear Through the Eyes of Madness

Released: September 20th, 2005

Band Info:
Coheed & Cambria is an American progressive rock band that was formed in 1995 in Nyak, New York and released their first full-length album, The Second Stage Turbine Blade, in 2002. Fraught with line-up changes in the mid-late 2000’s, the band currently consists of founding members Claudio Sanchez (lead vocals, rhythm guitar, keyboards), Travis Stever (lead guitar, backing vocals), Josh Eppard (drums, keyboards, backing vocals), and bassist Zach Cooper who joined the band in 2011. Coheed & Cambria are known for their use of odd time signatures, concept albums based on a science fiction story by Sanchez, and their rabid fanbase. The band has released eight studio albums; the first seven albums all focus on the Kilgannon family and their role in the war to save the worlds they live on from the evil Tri-mage Wilhelm Ryan, while 2015’s The Color Before the Sun is the only non-concept record. The band returns to the sci-fi concept with their upcoming album, Vaxis – Act 1: The Unheavenly Creatures, which will be released on October 5th.

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Coheed & Cambria circa 2005

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Music Monday: Coheed & Cambria – In Keeping Secrets of Silent Earth: 3

Album: In Keeping Secrets of Silent Earth: 3 by Coheed & Cambria

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In Keeping Secrets of Silent Earth: 3

Released: October 7th, 2003

Band Info:
Coheed & Cambria is an American progressive rock band that was formed in 1995 in Nyak, New York and released their first full-length album, The Second Stage Turbine Blade, in 2002. Fraught with line-up changes in the mid-late 2000’s, the band currently consists of founding members Claudio Sanchez (lead vocals, rhythm guitar, keyboards), Travis Stever (lead guitar, backing vocals), Josh Eppard (drums, keyboards, backing vocals), and bassist Zach Cooper who joined the band in 2011. Coheed & Cambria are known for their use of odd time signatures, concept albums based on a science fiction story by Sanchez, and their rabid fanbase. The band has released eight studio albums; the first seven albums all focus on the Kilgannon family and their role in the war to save the worlds they live on from the evil Tri-mage Wilhelm Ryanwith, while 2015’s The Color Before the Sun is the only non-concept record. The band returns to the sci-fi concept with their upcoming album, Vaxis – Act 1: The Unheavenly Creatures, which will be released on October 5th.

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Coheed & Cambria circa 2003

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