Deftones and Periphery recently ripped through Atlantic City’s House of Blues for an elated gathering of fans as both bands support new full-length releases. Baltimore practitioners of progressive metal, Periphery, released Periphery II, on Sumerian Recordings in June with a #44 debut on the US Billboard Charts. Consistent touring has not prevented the band from preparing yet another full-length release entitled, Juggernaut that saw studio work begin in January. The reported concept album is to be released via Sumerian Recordings later this year. Fans got another batch of good news, as it was announced yesterday that Periphery will joining the Dillinger Escape Plan and Animals As Leaders on this year’s Summer Slaughter Tour.
Sacramento scene mainstays, Deftones are continuing a prolific run with a seventh studio album, Koi No Yokan, which hit streets last November via Reprise Records. The album received a wide range of critical acclaim across many major publications including Spin and BBC. This is the second album to feature Quicksand bassist Sergio Vega in the ongoing absence of longtime Deftones bassist Chi Cheng, who continues to recover from a near fatal car accident in 2008.
On this evening, Atlantic City fans were treated to hearty mix of brand new material off of Koi No Yokan and classic cuts from Adrenaline and Around The Fur that sounded simply gargantuan through the House Of Blues’ pa system. Never a lull or weak cog, the Deftones thundered through a dense set that brought the house to its knees.
Hard to believe the alternative metal pioneers will hit their 25th Anniversary this year. No strangers to the road, Deftones will wrap up their US Tour run in May before heading out on a World Tour that will cruise through Japan, Australia, Southeast Asia, and Europe as we head into the summer months. Festival appearances for 2013 include Amnesia Rockfest, Rock Altitude Festival, Leeds Festival, Reading Festival and more.
Photos by BTS’s Bora Chung (Bora Chung Photography)