PERIPHERY And SLAVES Members Join Forces In KING MOTHERSHIP

PERIPHERY And SLAVES Members Join Forces In KING MOTHERSHIP

KING MOTHERSHIP, the new band featuring PERIPHERY's Spencer Sotelo and Matt Halpern with SLAVES' bass player Tai Wright, will release its debut album, "The Ritual", on October 2 via 3DOT Recordings. The first taste of the driving, melody-laden collection comes via digital single "Cosmic Meltdown".

"Very excited to finally share this record with the world," says Sotelo of the release that finds him expanding beyond vocals by recording all guitars and keyboards. "These ideas have been around for about eight years and it's such an amazing feeling to have sculpted them into songs we're all so proud of as a band. We had a blast making this record and I think it's gonna be the first of many to come."

KING MOTHERSHIP is a project Sotelo has been working on for a number of years, recording bits and pieces for a project that had yet to take shape. Taking inspiration from bands like MUSE, JAMIROQUAI, THE MARS VOLTA, THE DEAR HUNTER, and, yes, QUEEN, a distinct sound emerged but the record remained in hard drive purgatory for nearly a decade.

"I just got sick of hearing it in the demo form," he says of the album. "But I would have some PERIPHERY fans hit me up every now and then, and they'd be like, 'What happened?' Somebody hit me up in my direct messages like, 'What's the deal with that?' And I was like, 'Yeah, what is the deal with that?' A couple years ago, I went back and started opening the sessions. I was like, 'This is fucking cool.' I was re-inspired."

PERIPHERY bandmate/drummer Matt Halpern soon signed up for the band, while former SLAVES' member Tai Wright laid down most of the bass. There's also a guest solo from Australian prog guitarist Plini on closer "I Stand Alone".

"The Ritual" track listing:

01. Hope
02. Cosmic Meltdown
03. Gold
04. Only You
05. Babby
06. Goodnight My Darling
07. Death Machine
08. The Ritual
09. Ego 101
10. The Devil's Train
11. Imminent Distortion
12. I Stand Alone (feat. Plini)


COMMENTS

To comment on a BLABBERMOUTH.NET story or review, you must be logged in to an active personal account on Facebook. Once you're logged in, you will be able to comment. User comments or postings do not reflect the viewpoint of BLABBERMOUTH.NET and BLABBERMOUTH.NET does not endorse, or guarantee the accuracy of, any user comment. To report spam or any abusive, obscene, defamatory, racist, homophobic or threatening comments, or anything that may violate any applicable laws, use the "Report to Facebook" and "Mark as spam" links that appear next to the comments themselves. To do so, click the downward arrow on the top-right corner of the Facebook comment (the arrow is invisible until you roll over it) and select the appropriate action. You can also send an e-mail to blabbermouthinbox(@)gmail.com with pertinent details. BLABBERMOUTH.NET reserves the right to "hide" comments that may be considered offensive, illegal or inappropriate and to "ban" users that violate the site's Terms Of Service. Hidden comments will still appear to the user and to the user's Facebook friends. If a new comment is published from a "banned" user or contains a blacklisted word, this comment will automatically have limited visibility (the "banned" user's comments will only be visible to the user and the user's Facebook friends).