Bulb: new article for Metalsucks


Misha 'Bulb' Mansoor has just posted a new article on his column on Metalsucks titled 'The Art of [Not] Burning Bridges'. The article summarizes what is behind the music in the music industry, such as the difficulty of starting a band, the necessity of business skills, elitism and criticizing other bands.

Metal Sucks Interview with Misha Mansoor

1 has published an interview with Misha Mansoor AKA Bulb of Periphery, in which he discusses the future of the music industry and the business side of making music.

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MetalSucks: Misha Mansoor on live guitar tone

3 has published a blog post by Misha Mansoor (AKA Bulb) of Periphery, in which he discusses the tweaking of guitar tone in a live setting, and the gear involved. The post focusses mainly on equalization and the difference between a studio environment and a live one.

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Metal blog has published an article titled "Math Metal Monday", in which a couple of technical metal releases of the past year are highlighted. The article discusses Silhouettes by Textures, The Sea of See Through Skins by Tardive Dyskinesia, Deranged Headtrip by CiLiCe and Lazarus by Hacride.

Periphery: Guitar Edge article with backstage video - live video of "Totla Mad" available


Guitar Edge Magazine has published an article titled "Who's hot: Periphery" on its website. Read it here. Included with the article is a list of the gear used by each band member, and a "backstage video" in which Misha Mansoor, Alex Bois and Jake Bowen show off theirs. They also explain why the band has three guitarists, and how they take advantage of this by layering guitar parts.

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