News was announced yesterday that Periphery's lead vocalist Spencer Sotelo has been recruited to provide his singing and screaming talents to the upcoming EP release for post-hardcore band "From First to Last". You might be saying who?! Or you might be saying "OMG, FFTL is back together?!" Allow me to elaborate dear reader...
For those of you in the 'core-know', From First to Last is the post-hardcore emo outfit that featured vocalist Sonny Moore. Wait, who? Sonny Moore is more popularly known in the 20-teens by his hugely popular electronic music alias "Skrillex". Yes, you read that right, Skrillex himself used to sing in a band!
Most people find it hard to believe that one of the quintessential figureheads associated with dubstep and artists like deadmau5, came from an angsty Warped Tour emo band. But even more interestingly, is seeing that the band that released classic albums such as "My Teen Angst Has a Body Count" and "Heroine", has sought out the insane vocal range of Periphery lead vocalist Spencer Sotelo! This news already has fans of both FFTL and Periphery getting excited for what this new collaboration will sound like. This is sure to lend a delightful new spice to FFTL's hard-edged sound.
In true rock and roll dream come true fashion, this news bears special emotion, being that Sotelo grew up listening to the guys in From First to Last. When the band announced an ongoing hiatus beginning in 2010, rumors spread that the band would be terminated. However, the band laid these rumors to rest in late 2013, when they launched a Kickstarter campaign to fund a new upcoming EP.
Fans of Periphery need not worry however, this does not mean Periphery will be continuing their "revolving door" of lead vocalists (the band has featured a number of talented musicians on lead vocals since 2008, with the likes of Casey Sabol, Chris Barretto, Jake Veredika, and now Spencer, who continues to be the permanent frontman). This also does not mean Periphery will be splitting up!
After the successful release of Periphery's latest EP entitled "Clear" (in which the band released an EP with each individual band member being the sole writer-arranger on only one song), news has already been released that the band is hard at work on their full-length follow-up to 2013's "Periphery II: This Time It's Personal". "PIII" is slated to be finished sometime late this year, with a release in early 2015!
Lead guitarist Misha Mansoor explained to fans via his ask.FM page that Spencer was not leaving Periphery, and that Periphery was to remain his priority above all other musical projects.
Spencer and the guys in FFTL (Travis Richter and Matt Good) released a short teaser video explaining their relationship for recording the new album, as well as a few brief teaser clips; and let me tell you, it sounds brutally fantastic so far!
To check out the video from the guys, head on over to alt press!
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