Periphery is the debut studio album by American progressive metal band Periphery, signed by Sumerian Records and released on April 20, 2010. Many songs on the track list had been written long before the release date but due to vocalist complications the debut album had been postponed on several occasions. Former vocalist Chris Barretto had nearly finished recording the album before he and the band parted ways months before its release. Rather than release the songs with Barretto's vocals, the band decided to rerecord Barretto's songs with Spencer Sotelo; however, Sotelo only re-worked a few of the melodies when recording vocals, versus writing completely new lyrics. As a result, Sabol's and Barretto's lyrics and vocal melodies and harmonies are still featured on the record. The album was re-released on February 6, 2012 as a 'Special Edition' including instrumentals, along with a new song "Passenger," originally recorded by guitarist Mark Holcomb during his time in the band Haunted Shores.
Elliot Coleman formerly of TesseracT — Guest vocals on Racecar
Casey Sabol formerly of Periphery — Guest vocals on Racecar (although Sabol has repeatedly denied this: Jake Bowen later explained to a fan via his formspring account that the part was a one-off take done by Sabol that the band decided to keep on the final recording. This means that Sabol possibly had no idea that his vocals had been used.)
Album Artwork Layout & Design By: Benjamin Guarino of Thinking Imagery ()