Periphery have always played around with a dynamic sound palette and this track is no exception. It surges with mechanized, Meshuggah-like brutality, embracing an unhinged, feral energy over the first couple minutes. Switching gears to clean-sung, foreboding passages, Periphery discharge memorable hooks amid the seething heaviness, teeing off on the fretboard with a pyrotechnic solo.

Watch the music video for "Blood Eagle" above and see the album art and track listing below.

"We’ve known since the late stages of P4 writing sessions that ‘Blood Eagle’ would be the first song we released," said guitarist Mark Holcomb. "It’s an unrelenting song that, even while we were writing it, we could say to ourselves: ‘We NEED to play this live.’ The original demo was vastly different, and through the songwriting process, it took on this kind of violent, explosive nature that is always hard to synthesize. That energy excited us and we knew it’d be the first thing we’d let you all hear."

Pre-order your copy of Periphery IV: Hal Stan here. The album comes out April 5.

The band will hit the road for a U.S. tour supporting Dance Gavin Dance toward the end of March. The run, which also features Don Broco, Hail the Sun and Covet, comes to an close on April 20. See the list of stops beneath the album art and track listing.

Periphery, Periphery IV: Hail Stan Album Art + Track Listing

3DOT Recordings

01. Reptile
02. Blood Eagle
04. Garden In The Bones
05. It’s Only Smiles
06. Follow Your Ghost
07. Crush
08. Sentient Glow
09. Satellites

Dance Gavin Dance / Periphery / Don Broco / Hail the Sun / Covet Tour Dates

March 30 — Anaheim, Calif. @ City National Grove of Anaheim #
March 31 — San Francisco, Calif. @ The Regency
April 02 — Las Vegas, Nev. @ Brooklyn Bowl
April 03 — Phoenix, Ariz. @ Van Buren
April 05 — Dallas, Texas @ South Side Music Hall
April 06 — San Antonio, Texas @ Alamo City Music
April 07 — Houston, Texas @ Warehouse Live
April 09 — Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. @ Revolution
April 11 — Silver Springs, Md. @ The Fillmore
April 12 — New York, N.Y. @ Playstation Theater
April 13 — Philadelphia, Pa. @ Franklin Music Hall
April 14 — Worcester, Mass. @ Palladium
April 16 — Cleveland, Ohio @ Agora
April 17 — Detroit, Mich. @ Royal Oak
April 18 — Chicago, Ill. @ House of Blues
April 20 — Columbus, Ohio @ Newport Music Hall
# - Swan Fest w/Dance Gavin Dance, Crown The Empire, Don Broco, Veil of Maya, Intervals, Volumes, Hail The Sun and more

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