Turbo Rules – In Memoriam

John “Turbo” Shatesky

01/25/1980 – 07/28/2023

Periphery Premiere “Alpha” video as Juggernaut: Alpha and Juggernaut: Omega Arrive


Periphery’s eagerly awaited dual albums, Juggernaut: Alpha and Juggernaut: Omega (Sumerian Records), arrive today and to mark the release of the critically-acclaimed outings, Periphery have released a video for title track, “Alpha” (http://youtu.be/U1hHsTYdXxY).  Wes Richardson, who also collaborated with the band on the “Make Total Destroy” video, directed the clip.The DC-based band began recording what would become Juggernaut: Alpha and Juggernaut: Omega in the early summer of 2014, with the band’s own Adam “Nolly” Getgood serving as producer for the ambitious undertaking (documented via a series of webisodes: www.youtube.com/sumerianrecords as well as in The JuggerDoc, a full-length documentary available with the physical purchase of Juggernaut: Omega). Once word of the dual, conceptual releases surfaced drummer Matt Halpern gave listeners insight into the themes behind the albums and the reason they are two distinct albums: “Juggernaut is a story that is told through our music, and we want our audience to fully digest the whole experience. Because Juggernaut is very detailed and dense in terms of character development, peaks and valleys, climaxes and resolutions we’ve divided the story and music in two, in the form of two separate albums. Juggernaut: Alpha, the first part of the story, focuses on the back story and character development, while part two/album two, Juggernaut: Omega, focuses on some pretty serious and gut-wrenching events, taking you for a thrill ride along the main character’s complex journey.  Although the albums are split in two physically, the story is only complete when the albums are digested consecutively, allowing the listener to recognize and hear the lyrical and musical overlapping themes, foreshadowing, and connected ideas.”

Juggernaut: Alpha and Juggernaut: Omega covers

Amidst a number of four-star reviews the response to the Juggernaut albums has surpassed anyone’s expectations with Rolling Stone calling the releases “the group’s most ambitious project yet,” Metal Sucks dubbing the pair of records “full-fledged masterpieces,” Revolver saying the new music is “the band’s most focused and accessible work to date” and Outburn predicting Juggernaut “will most likely change the face of modern progressive metal as we know it.”  Digital downloads are available via iTunes (Alpha: http://hyperurl.co/Juggernaut_Alpha and Omega: http://hyperurl.co/Juggernaut_Omega), Google Play (Alpha: http://hyperurl.co/Alpha_GooglePlay and Omega: http://hyperurl.co/Omega_GooglePlay), Amazon (Alpha: http://hyperurl.co/Alpha_Amazon and Omega: http://hyperurl.co/Omega_Amazon) and physically via Sumerian Records (https://killermerch.com/artist/periphery) as well as various retailers.

Periphery band members see finished copies of Juggernaut: Alpha and Juggernaut: Omega, click image above or visit this link: http://youtu.be/3Hs7c9OYVZM

Periphery is currently in the midst of a North American tour, with a European outing launching March 2 in Russia. The band returns to the U.S. for a number of festival appearances including Welcome to Rockville, Carolina Rebellion and Rock on the Range. 

Tour dates:

January 27     Portland, OR     Hawthorne Theater

January 28     Seattle, WA     El Corazon

January 31     Denver, CO     Summit Music Hall
February 2     Minneapolis, MN     Varsity Theater

February 3     Chicago, IL     House of Blues

February 4     Detroit, MI     St. Andrew’s Hall

February 6     Toronto, ON     Opera House

February 7     Montreal, QC     Corona Theatre

February 8     Albany, NY     Upstate Concert Hall

February 9     Rochester, NY     Water Street Music Hall

February 11     Boston, MA     Paradise Rock Club

February 12     New York, NY     Irving Plaza

February 13     Silver Spring, MD     The Fillmore

February 14     Philadelphia, PA     District N9ne

February 26    Minsk, Belarus     Republic

February 27     St. Petersburg, Russia     Zal Ozhidaniya

February 28     Moscow, Russia     Volta

March 2     Novosibirsk, Russia     Rock City

March 3     Yekaterinburg, Russia     Tele-Club

March 5     Paris, France    La Cigale

March 6     Karlsruhe, Germany     Substage

March 7     Pratteln, Switzerland     Z7

March 8     Milan, Italy     Live Club

March 10     Munich, Germany     Backstage Werk

March 11     Vienna, Austria     Arena

March 12     Budapest, Hungary     Barba Negra

March 13     Bratislava, Slovakia     Majestic

March 14     Prague, Czech Republic     Roxy

March 16     Warsaw, Poland     Stodola

March 17     Hamburg, Germany     Gruenspan

March 18     Aarhus, Denmark      Voxhall

March 19     Oslo, Norway     Rockefeller

March 21     Seinajoki, Finland     Rytmikorjamo

March 22     Helsinki, Finland     The Circus

March 24     Stockholm, Sweden     Debaser Medis

March 25     Copenhagen, Denmark     Amager Bio

March 26     Bochum, Germany     Matrix

March 27     Eindhoven, Netherlands     Effenaar

March 29     Bristol, UK     O2 Academy Bristol

March 30     Glasgow, UK     O2 ABC

March 31     Manchester, UK     Manchester Academy

April 1     London, UK   O2 Academy Islington

April 25 – 26     Jacksonville, FL     Welcome to Rockville Festival

May 2     Charlotte, NC     Carolina Rebellion

May 15 -17     Columbus, OH     Rock on the Range

July 16 – 18     Viveiro, Spain     Resurrection Fest

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