A prog-metal band from Washington, D.C., Periphery pioneered the “djent” movement, which highlights distorted guitar chords and rhythmic complexity.
∙ The video for their hellscape metalcore anthem, 2012’s “Make Total Destroy,” has notched more than 6 million views.
∙ “The Price Is Wrong,” from Periphery III: Select Difficulty, was nominated for Best Metal Performance at the 2016 Grammy Awards.
∙ Periphery IV: HAIL STAN, their 2019 album, debuted at No. 1 on Billboard’s Independent Albums chart.
∙ In 2020, Kerrang! ranked them No. 10 on their list of The 50 Best American Metal Bands From the Last Decade.