Get your gloves on for Dutch Michaels' Gig Of The Week
Meshuggah v Devin Townsend Project with Periphery on the undercard at London Brixton Academy, Fridat 3rd May. Make sure you get ringside to see this knockout event. The doors will open 6.00pm so you will have time to get settled in your corner for the big KO.
Meshuggah formed in the late 1980s in Umea in Sweden. After releasing their debut EP in 1989 the band signed to Nuclear Blast and released their full length debut album, 'Contradictions Collapse', in 1991. The new studio album will be the bands seventh, previous releases including 1998s legendary 'Chaosphere'. The band are an established live draw, having played numerous festival worldwide (including main stage at Ozzfest) and toured the USA with Tool on two separate occasions.
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Devin Townsend is a Canadian musician, songwriter and record producer. He was the founder, songwriter, vocalist, and guitarist in extreme Metal band Strapping Young Lad from 1994 to 2007 and has had an extensive career as a solo artist.
After performing in a number of Metal bands in high school, Townsend was discovered by a record label in 1993 and was asked to perform lead vocals on Steve Vai's album 'Sex & Religion'.
After recording and touring with Vai, Townsend was discouraged by what he found in the music industry, and vented his anger on a solo album released under the pseudonym Strapping Young Lad. He soon assembled a band under the name, and released the critically acclaimed 'City' in 1997.
Since then, he has released three more studio albums with Strapping Young Lad, along with solo material released under his own independent record label, HevyDevy Records.
Periphery is an American progressive Metal band from Bethesda, Maryland (by way of Baltimore, Maryland), formed in 2005 by guitarist Misha Mansoor. The band is known for their heavy, modern, and progressive sound that includes polyrhythmic patterns and soaring melodies.
Periphery features three guitar players and is also known as one of the forerunners of the guitar genre known as "djent," which is characterized by low to med-gain, overdriven palm-muted guitar sound first created by the likes of the Swedish extreme Metal band Meshuggah.
After several lineup changes during its history, the band now includes Mansoor, vocalist Spencer Sotelo, drummer Matt Halpern, additional guitarists Jake Bowen and Mark Holcomb, and bassist Adam 'Nolly' Getgood.
Periphery released their self-titled debut in 2010 and their follow-up, 'Periphery II: This Time It's Personal', on July 3rd 2012.