Chris Kessaris, guitarist of Massachusetts death metal band Parasitic Extirpation sat down with us to share some of his musical experiences and to enlighten us with the many projects in which he is involved.
As a young man in his early 30’s, Chris (second from left in band photograph above) has quite the number of achievements under his belt. From his band Parasitic Extirpation, a number of SoundCloud accounts and projects in which he does his own renditions of classic Nintendo Entertainment System and WWE songs, Chris is an extremely busy man. At one point in time a guitar instructor, Chris has a knack for learning and teaching. Graduating several years ago with a degree in music, Chris remains a student of music. He told us that he will never be where he wants to be with his music, and ever since the day he heard guitarist Chris Broderick (Megadeth, Nevermore) many years ago, the talents expressed by Broderick pissed him off (in admiration for his skills) so much that this became the leading cause in his drive to constantly be improving upon his own talents.
Today marks the release of Lord Huron’s sophomore album Strange Trails. I expressed my opinion a week ago leading up to the release and thought the few songs I heard at that point were right on par with their debut Lonesome Dreams. I stand by that statement after getting my hands on the entire thing, the album is like a great novel you can’t put down. With sounds along the likes of greats Bruce Springsteen and Bob Dylan, the occasional flare of Neil Young and Paul Simon, Strange Trails has a little something to offer for all listeners.
We’re a week away from Lord Huron’s sophomore album Strange Trails, and in the weeks leading up to its release they’ve slowly trickled out tracks to give their fans a taste of what’s to come. Today marks the release of a new tune ‘Frozen Pines,’ and it continues the path of the band’s sound we’ve known and have come to love, without differentiating too much from 2012’s debut album titled Lonesome Dreams. This is a great thing in my opinion, as it is rare to find a band out there that can achieve a consistent sound without getting boring and repetitive.
Periphery is back! After several years in the making and the EP ‘Clear’ in the interim, Periphery is back in full-force with their dual album Juggernaut: Alpha & Omega. For those unfamiliar, Periphery is a progressive metal/djent band out of Maryland who came hard into the metal seen in 2010 with their self-titled debut; followed two years later by Periphery II: This Time It’s Personal. Misha Mansoor, founder of the band credited with reigniting the djent scene, and absolute goofball (love you Misha), established the band back in 2005, and named it as such because he wanted to encompass a broad range of sounds and influences, with no defined direction. After a series of lineup changes leading up to the current sextet and their eventual debut, they have dominated the metal scene for the last five years.
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