Means End was formed in late 2011 when bassist Rasmus Hemse and drummer Christian Schreil were looking to build a progressive metal band. Joined by acclaimed vocalist Robert Luciani and fusion guitarist Leonard Östlund, the band envisioned a sound inspired by artists like Eric Whitacre, Yellowjackets, Devin Townsend, and Meshuggah. In a few short months Means End released an EP with three songs to showcase the style they would be standing for and began composing a full length album.
For those that thought Periphery were just “a band for bands”, that is, a band only to be obsessed over by tech enthusiasts and fret-watchers, you couldn't be more wrong. Periphery have gone from being low-profile and purely instrumental in their early days to becoming something else entirely – their latest double-sided offering 'Juggernaut: Alpha & Omega' is proof of that.